Year 2 The Queen

Infant 5 have begun to do fun activities related to the Queen. They have completed their first mission where they were asked to complete five activities to be the Queen's guards. Activities included building a tower to protect the Queen's jewels, building a carriage fit for the Queen and standing like a guard for 4 minutes. In class, children have enjoyed working as a team to order important events in the Queen's life.

Nursery Newsletter.

nursery newsletter 

 

Nursery

 

This term nursery will be looking at traditional tales and focusing on Jack and the beanstalk and Goldilocks and the three bears. During the topic we will be planting beanstalks and discussing where our magical beans might take us, tasting different types of porridge as well as having a special teddy bears picnic.

Homework is given out every Friday and is due back in by Tuesday. Every week children need to be practising their name writing as well as recognising numbers 1 – 10 within the environment, there are also two optional tasks each week for children to complete. Any pictures from these tasks can be sent into eyfsphotos@briscoe.manchester.sch.uk which will then be shared and stuck into homework books.

Reception Newsletter.

Reception

Curriculum

This term our topic is fairy tales. In literacy we will be looking closely at describing characters and settings. Children will be re-telling the story in their own words using appropriate story language from the books. We have introduced the high 5 hand which is a visual aid encouraging children to write sentences independently and applying capital letters, finger spaces, full stops, magical words and reading their work so it makes sense. The children are responding very well to this. Furthermore we will be looking at the lifecycle of living things and showing care and concern for living things in the environment.

 In maths we will using our taught maths skills to solve problems such as: doubling, halving, addition, subtraction and sharing in groups of 2’s, 5’s And 10’s. We will also re-cap 3D shapes involving describing their properties.

General Information

As the weather improves we ask that you send children to school with sun hats and sun cream. We ask that jumpers are fully labelled with their name as children will take them off during hot weather. Please remember that we can never predict the English weather so children must always bring a coat/jacket to school.

 

Thanks for your continued support

 

The Reception team

Year 1 Newsletter.

Year 1

Curriculum

This term, Year 1 will be looking in to Steve Backshall as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Steve Backshall is a BAFTA-winning English naturalist, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV’s Deadly 60. He has explored many parts of the globe and documented his discoveries and adventures. During this topic, children as adventurers will travel to Borneo. We will be looking at endangered Samaritan Rhinoceros, saving hump-back whales, Siamese Crocodile eggs and building shelters in the wild. Children will undertake Steve Backshall 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 Tuesday morning each week and should be practised for 10 minutes each day. A spelling test takes place every Friday.

Homework is given out on a Tuesday 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, Steve Backshall. Some homework examples related to their current explorer are; creating fact files on deadliest animals, looking at lifecycles, drawing handprint animals and making a habitat. Last term, Children were very engaged with their homework menu and enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.

Clubs

Monday: 3:15-4:00

-  Art club

Tuesday: 3:15-4:00

-          Homework club

-          Phonics club

Thursday

-          Multi skills – 3:15-4

-           Ipad 3.15 – 4 pm     

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

Year 2 Newsletter.

Year 2

Curriculum

This term, Year 2 will be learning all about the Queen as part of their RESPECT curriculum. We will be looking at the Queen's role as a monarch and her life as a daughter, wife and mother.  We are very excited to discover a wealth of knowledge about the Queen and her many roles and learning all about how many countries are part of the Commonwealth. Children will be planning a coronation party and enjoying baking their own produce for the party. Children will undertake the Queen 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.

Homework is given out on a Tuesday and should be completed and brought back to school by the following Monday. 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, the Queen. Last term, Children were very engaged with their homework menu and enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.

Clubs

Monday:

·         Art club 3.15 – 4.00 pm

Tuesday:

          Homework club 3.15 - 4.00pm

Wednesday:

          Grammar club 3.15 - 4.00pm

Thursday

·         Multi-skills: 3.15- 4.00 pm

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

Year 3 Newsletter.

Year 3

Curriculum:

This term, Year 3 will be looking at Nellie Bly as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Nellie Bly is a celebrated journalist, travel writer and equality activist. She has explored many parts of the globe and travelled around the world in 72 days. Nellie Bly actively fought for equality and women’s rights. Children on a weekly basis will take part in missions which will focus on our RESPECT values.

General information:

Spellings are given out on a Thursday each week and should be practised for 10 minutes each day. A spelling test takes place every Tuesday (J1) or Friday (J2).

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, Nellie Bly. Last term, Children were very engaged with their homework menu and enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.

Clubs

Tuesday:

Netball: 3.15 – 4.15 pm

Wednesday:

Multi Skills 3.15 – 4.15 pm

 Dance/Cheer: 3.15 - 4.15 pm

Ipad: 3.15 – 4 pm

Thursday:

Football: 3.15 - 4.15 pm

Homework: 3.15 - 4.00 pm

Games Club: 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 4 Newsletter.

Year 4

Curriculum

This term, Year 4 will be looking in to Leif Erikson as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Leif Erikson was a Norse explorer who was amongst the first Europeans to reach North America, centuries ahead of Christopher Columbus. During this topic, children will learn about the difficult journeys Leif Erikson ventured on as a Viking. Following in his footsteps, children will work as a team of Vikings to set sail upon King Olaf's command discovering and exploring new land whilst facing challenges along the way. Children will undertake Leif Erikson style survival missions weekly in which they will have the opportunity to display and develop all values of the RESPECT curriculum, particularly self-discipline, honesty and compassion.

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.

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, Leif Erikson. Some homework examples related to their current explorer are; to make their own anti-poaching poster, to design and make a Viking helmet and to build a model Viking village. Last term, Children were very engaged with their homework menu and enjoyed taking part in all the different challenges.

Clubs

Tuesday:

  • Netball 3.15 – 4.15pm

Wednesday:

  • Multi Skills 3.15 – 4.15pm

  • Gym/Dance/Cheer 3.15 – 4.15pm

  • IPad 3.15 – 4pm

Thursday

  • Football 3.15 – 4.15pm

  • Homework: 3.15- 4.00pm

  • Games Club: 3.15 – 4.00pm

Friday:

  • Drama 3.15 – 4.15pm

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

Year 5 Newsletter.

Year 5

Curriculum

Year 5 are currently looking at Spartacus as part of the RESPECT curriculum. Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator; he was the leader in the Gladiatorial War against Rome. Spartacus served in the Roman Army and escaped gladiatorial training school and took refuge on Mount Vesuvius where other runaway slaves joined him and took on the might of the Roman army.  During this topic, the children will be learning about the best materials to use for body armour during the Roman period.  They will be dissolving and mixing to make potions to ‘heal’ injured soldiers.  Researching and writing arguments against slavery, writing poems about the life and journeys of Spartacus.  The children will undertake Spartacus style secret missions weekly in which they will have the opportunity to display and develop all values of the RESPECT curriculum.

General information

Spellings are given out on a Monday and should be practised each day for 5 minutes. A spelling test will take place every Thursday.

Homework is given on a Thursday and should be given back by the following Tuesday.  In addition to this, they 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, Spartacus. Some homework examples related to their current explorer are; creating a volcano, creating a fact file about Spartacus, writing secret messages in Roman numerals, creating a Roman shield and finding out about Roman Gods and creating trump cards.

 

Please can you support your children and ensure books are in on time. 

Clubs

Monday Urban Crew club 3.30-4pm

Tuesday Character building club 3.30-4pm

Wednesday Chess club, Ipad club and Young Voices 3.30-4pm

Thursday Homework club 3.30-4pm

Friday Drama club 3.30-4.15pm

Year 6 Newsletter.

Year 6

Curriculum

This term, Year 6 will be consolidating their RESPECT curriculum work on Nancy Wake and Amelia Earhart. In the final half term, they will be looking at Ibn Battuta as well as local historical heroes from the Newton Heath area. Children will undertake survival missions 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

Homework is given out each Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. This routine is especially important for preparing the children for high school expectations.

PE is every Thursday with a City in the Community specialised coach. Children should be reminded to bring their kits and trainers in each week.

During the summer term, the pupils will be attending their in-take days at their chosen secondary school. Correspondence from the high school will give you all the information you need about dropping children off, picking them up and what they should bring on the day or days. Please let Briscoe admin team know of any dates that your child will be at an in-take day.

On 11-13th July, Year 6 pupils will be going to Todmorden for their Robin Wood residential holiday. Consent letters, kit lists and more information will follow shortly.

 

 

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