Reception Newsletter.

Reception

Happy New year to you all! This half term Reception will be learning about Space. We will be looking at two fictional stories ‘Whatever Next and Toys in Space’. The children have created their own questions of things they would like to find out so in the coming weeks we will be using different sources available in school to search information about space to find the answers to our questions. This will include looking closely at similarities and differences between earth and the other planets in the solar system.

In maths we will continue to consolidate our existing number knowledge also beginning to count in 2s and 5s. Fitting in with our space topic we are able to cover areas of shape, space and measure including: time, distance, positional language, weight and capacity.

Children are still having daily phonics lessons, learning new sounds each day in order to enhance their reading and writing skills. When reading their school book at home, they may segment and blend their words as they do in phonics, please listen carefully and support their early reading.

It is very important that your child is able to write their name independently. Can you please support your child with this at home and practise for a short time each day until your child has mastered it. This will make their transition into Year One much easier.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 4 Newsletter.

Year 4

Curriculum

This term, Year 4 will be looking in to Kira Salak as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Kira Salak is a celebrated adventurer, journalist and travel writer. She has explored many parts of the globe and documented her discoveries and adventures. During this topic, children as adventurers will travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo, through Tanzania and into Kenya. As an activist, fighting against the poaching of gorillas, Kira Salak smuggled herself into this very region. Following in her footsteps, children will work as a team of activists to free captured gorillas and many more challenges. Children will undertake Kira Salak style survival missions weekly in which they will have the opportunity to display and develop all values of the RESPECT curriculum, particularly teamwork, resilience, communication and self-awareness.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Monday morning each week and should be practised for 10 minutes each day. A spelling test takes place every Friday.

Children in year 4 will continue with swimming lessons every Wednesday and must bring their own swimming kit to school. This includes a swimming costume/ swimming shorts (nothing loose), a swimming cap and a towel.

Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be completed and brought back to school by the following Tuesday. In addition to Maths and English, children will be provided with a homework menu for their adventurer. This provides children with an opportunity to undertake a variety of homework challenges all related to their explorer, Kira Salak. Some homework examples related to their current explorer are; to make their own anti-poaching poster, to design and make their own model mountain range and to make their own instruments. Last term, Children were very engaged with their homework menu and enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.

Clubs

Monday:

·         Multi skills 3.15 – 4.15 pm

Wednesday:

·         Young Voices 3.15- 4.15 pm

·         Character skills 3.15 – 4.15 pm

·         Football 3.20- 4.15 pm

·         Ipad 3.15 – 4 pm

Thursday

·         Homework: 3.15- 4.00 pm

Friday:

·         Drama 3.15 – 4.15 pm

Please see your child’s class teacher if you wish to put names down for a place.

 

 

Year 5 Newsletter.

Year 5

Year 5

 

Curriculum

Year 5 are currently studying Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who is the first explorer to cross the Antarctica from one side to the other on foot, as part of our exciting RESPECT curriculum.  We will be taking part in missions to experience some of the challenges explorers face and showing determination and resilience to overcome these challenges.  In our writing lessons, we will be writing adventure stories, diary entries and also studying the classic novel ‘Treasure Island’. In Maths, we using our knowledge of measure to convert between units as well as calculating with currencies and converting between currencies.  In our Art lessons, we will be studying the works of David Abbey Paige who created images of Antarctica and creating our own interpretations in the same style.

Trips- We will be visiting Chill Factor in February to experience the climate and will be taking part in different activities throughout the day.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Monday and should be practised each day for 5 minutes. Spellings are also practised in school three times a week.

J5- A spelling test will take place every Tuesday.

J6- A spelling test will take place every Friday.

JB – A spelling test will take place every Monday.

Homework is given on a Thursday and should be given back by the following Tuesday.

Year 5 PE is on a Thursday.

Please can you ensure for PE that children have appropriate footwear for the lessons.

Clubs

Monday Football Club 3.15-4pm

Tuesday Character Skills 3.15-4PM

Wednesday Chess Club 3.30-4pm and Writing Club 3.15-4.00

Thursday Homework Club 3.30-4.00

Friday Drama Club 3.30-4.15

Please see your child’s class teacher if you wish to put names down for a place.

Year 2 Newsletter.

Year 2

Curriculum

Year 2 are currently looking at Pocahontas as part of the RESPECT curriculum. We are focusing on her journey and her friendship with the British colonists. This half term in our English lessons we will be using diary entry features tracking her journey through the Virginian landscape and how the Native Indians and settlers began their relationship with each other. In our mathematics lessons we will be finding fractions of amounts.  In addition to this, we will also be using our maths skills to calculate what amounts of food the colonists needed from the Powhatan tribe to survive.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Mondayand should be practised each day for 5 minutes. k.

A spelling test will take place every Friday.

Homework is given on a Tuesday and should be given back by the following Monday.

PE is on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Club

Monday Art Club - 3:30-4pm

Wednesday Grammar Club 3.30-4pm

Tuesday Homework Club 3.30-4pm

Thursday Multi-skills Club 3:15-4:15pm

Please see your child’s class teacher if you wish to put names down for a place.

Year 3 Newsletter.

Year 3

 

Curriculum

Year 3 are currently looking at Sir Ernest Shackelton as part of the RESPECT curriculum. We are focusing on Sir Ernest’s journey on his three expeditions to the Antarctic. This half term in our English lessons we will be using persuasive features in letters and adverts to recruit team members to join our mission. In our mathematics lessons we will be finding fractions of amounts.  In addition to this, we will also be using our maths skills to calculate what supplies would be needed on board the Endurance for different amounts of crew members.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Thursday and should be practised each day for 5 minutes. Spellings are also practised in school three times a week.

J1- A spelling test will take place every Tuesday.

J2- A spelling test will take place every Friday.

Homework is given on a Thursday and should be given back by the following Tuesday.

J1- PE is on a Tuesday and Thursday.

J2- PE is on a Wednesday.

Please can you ensure for PE that children have appropriate footwear for the lessons.

Clubs

Wednesday Ipad club 3.30-4pm

Thursday Homework Club 3.30-4.00

Friday Drama Club 3.30-4.15

Please see your child’s class teacher if you wish to put names down for a place.

Year 6 Newsletter.

Year 6

 

Year 6

Curriculum

Year 6 are currently looking at Amelia Earhart as part of the RESPECT curriculum. They are focusing on her experiences as a pilot who overcame many obstacles and broke records. As a pilot, Amelia Earhart travelled across the globe, therefore our year 6 children will be learning about the geography of the places she travelled to.

General information

Spellings are taught in class twice a week and should be practised each evening. A spelling test will take place once a week based on the rule that has been taught.

Children undertake a mental arithmetic test each Friday, times tables should be regularly practised at home to maintain children’s progress.

Homework is given out on a Thursday and should be given back by the following Tuesday at the latest.

Clubs

Tuesday: Mindfulness club

Wednesday: Chess club, Ipad club

Thursday: Homework club, Writing club, Maths club

Friday: Drama club

Please see the school office if you wish to put names onto the waiting list for a place.

Year 1 Newsletter.

This next term, Year 1 will be exploring our new topic of 'Traditional Tales. Within this topic, we will be reading a variety of different stories including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. We will be developing our story telling through the use of talk for writing actions! We are very excited for our Three Little Pigs workshop with the Yellow Brick Road Theatre Company in a few weeks time. Over the next half term, we have visits to the local library planned and we also have missions to complete linked to our topic, for example - working as a team to solve the missions such as 'Build a bridge to safety'. We have already been investigating who has broken a chair and eaten all the porridge! 

Nursery Newsletter.

Nursery Newsletter – Spring term

 

Welcome back to Nursery after the Christmas break, we are all refreshed and ready to go!

This term our Topic is ‘Animals.’ We will be learning all about animals that live in the Jungle, some of the books we will be reading are, ‘Monkey and Me’ and ‘Jungle Boogie.’

Nursery 1 and 2 are excited to meet their new friends who will be starting in Nursery 3. They can’t wait to show them around the Nursery environment and share the toys and resources with them.

Please make sure your child has a warm coat and a hat as it is quite cold at the moment and we play out in ALL weathers!

Nursery team.

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