Nursery Newsletter

This term is very exciting for Nursery as we have lots of new children starting with us over the next few weeks!

Staff have been to visit them at their homes where they have been eager to show their favourite toys and try on new school jumpers. The new children have also been invited into Nursery for ‘stay and plays’ where they have explored the nursery indoor and outdoor environments.
Most of Nursery 3 children have stayed with us for another year in Nursery, and they can’t wait to meet their new friends!

All of the children have come back to Nursery looking very smart and grown up in their school uniforms and are ready for lots of learning and fun!


Over the next few weeks we will be looking at the book, 'You Choose.' We will be using the book to help us make decisions and choices, such as what we want to dress up as, or what we would like to eat. In Maths we will be looking at patterns and identifying numbers up to 10. 
As we arrive in the mornings we will also be beginning to write our names. Please make sure your child has their coat with them everyday as we play out in all weathers!


Staff in Nursery this year are:

Nursery 1 - Miss Ennis and Miss Pilkington

Nursery 2 - Miss Millership and Miss Haselden

Nursery 3 - Mrs Carter and Miss Gardner


If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to come and see us.


The Nursery Team

Reception Newsletter

Welcome back -

All the teachers have been so excited all summer to meet their new classes and they were not disappointed. All children came into their new classes eager to explore and engage in learning. Reception classrooms have been worked on over summer by the teachers and are looking amazing. The teachers are now planning exciting activities to utilise the outside area to its full potential.

Did anyone see our brand new AstroTurf?

 

This half term –

This half term we will be looking at books connected to being unique and also supporting children when leaving their parents / carers in the morning. The books for this half term are Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Dogs by Emily Gravett. 

 

Morning Writing –

We are inviting parents to come into classes in the morning to help support children’s writing. This will include activities such as; name writing, finding keywords and fine motor activities, to help support children’s writing.

 

Home Learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily! This could be something as simple as a shopping list or a short story or even a comic. By reading daily at home, this will support your child in understanding how sentences are structured, as well as getting them to recognise key words before being able to write them. Daily reading is also a great way to support early writing too.

For more information please visit the link below -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/primary_support/

Another excellent way to support your child at home is by practising their key words. Reception children are given 100 high frequency words, most commonly used throughout life and children are encouraged to recognise these by sight throughout the reception year. Helping your child learn these words by sight will support your child’s reading and writing skills throughout their learning journey.

If you misplace this list or need ideas on ways to make learning keywords fun, please speak to the class teachers who will be more than happy to help and support.

 

Our Team –

There are a few new faces in Reception this year and we wanted to introduce you to our new Reception team –

Reception 1 – Mr Bramble, Mrs Hart and Mrs Bryer.

Reception 2 – Miss Waddell and Miss Jones

Reception 3 – Mrs Farey and Miss Gardner.

 

We know this year is going to be full of success stories and children excelling with their learning.

If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers who will be happy to help.

Here’s to a great year!

 

  • The Reception Team.


Year 1 Newsletter

Welcome Back

Year 1 would like to welcome all the children back after the summer holidays and into their new year 1 classes. The classrooms are looking amazing and are ready for the children to take part in some super learning opportunities.

Curriculum

This half term Year 1 will be looking at Walt Disney as part of the RESPECT curriculum. Walt Disney is known for animating, acting and film producing in films such as Snow White and The Lion King. We also can’t wait to complete our RESPECT missions alongside our Walt Disney focus. In Maths we will be working with numbers up to 100 including, addition, subtraction, shape and  place value.

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily! Support with homework where possible would help  enable your child to progress further throughout the year. Please see our amazing homework menus which you can find at the start of each topic. The first one this Term is Simba and Me.

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 during phonics lessons.

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

P.E takes place either on Tuesdays or  Wednesdays each week. P.E kits are provided by the school.

Please ensure your child has a coat in school every day as the weather is always changing.

Our Year 1 Team –

AJ– Miss Jenkins, Miss Hill and Miss Bolger                                                                     

LW – Miss Winder and Miss Shields

SH - Miss Horsfall, Mrs Beaumont and Miss McNair                                                       

We know this year is going to be full of success stories and children excelling with their learning. If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers who will be happy to help. Here’s to a great year!

Year 2 Newsletter

Welcome Back

Year 2 would like to welcome all the children back after the summer holidays and into their new year 2 classes. The classrooms are looking amazing and are ready for the children to take part in some super learning opportunities.

Curriculum

This half term Year 2 will be looking at Samuel Pepys as part of the RESPECT curriculum. Samuel Pepys is known for his diaries that tell us first-hand accounts of the Great Fire of London and The Great Plague. We also can’t wait to complete our REPECT missions along-side our Samuel Pepys focus. In Maths we will be working with numbers up to 100 including, addition, subtraction, multiplication and place value.  

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily! Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. Please take a look at our fantastic homework menus which you can find on the school website.

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 given back by the following Monday. 

P.E takes place on a Thursday for all classes. P.E kits are provided by the school.

Our Year 2 Team – 

SB – Miss Brown and Mrs Frys. 

SO – Mrs O’Brien, Miss Pilkington and Mrs Mooney.

KW- Miss Wolstenholme, Miss Lewis and Mrs Rigby. 

We know this year is going to be full of success stories and children excelling with their learning. 

If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers who will be happy to help. 

Here’s to a great year! 

Year 3 Newsletter

Welcome Back

A big welcome back to all the pupils! The teachers, Miss Barraclough, Miss Newton and Mr Carpenter, have been hard at work preparing for the new term and getting the new Year 3 classrooms ready.

Curriculum

This term, Year 3 will be looking at Ed Stafford as part of their RESPECT curriculum. Ed Stafford is a celebrated adventurer and he holds a Guinness World Record for being the only person in the world to walk the entire length of the Amazon River. Stafford trekked more than 4,000 miles through the Amazon—surviving hostile locals, venomous snakes, and huge distances without food resupplies—for nearly two and a half years (860 days).

 During this topic, the children, in role as adventurers, will travel to the Amazon rainforest, through Brazil and Peru. We can’t wait to step in to the shoes of Ed Stafford and learn all about the Amazon rainforest. We will need to show determination, team work and resilience to overcome the many challenges we will face!

This year, we are also excited to welcome our new French teacher Madame Chellal. The children can’t wait to show off their French skills with you at home. ‘Tres bien!’

In addition to this, our computing teacher Mr. Truman will be providing the children with fantastic opportunities, such as creating their own trailers and even travelling the Amazon River using virtual reality software!

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily! Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum.

Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. Please take a look at our fantastic homework menus, which you can find on the school website. English and Maths homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. We also ask that the children practise their times tables as often as possible to help consolidate their skills.

Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. Please see the attached letter for more information.

General information

We are really looking forward to our PE sessions with City in the Community sports coaches every Thursday. For safety reasons, please ensure that your child brings appropriate footwear for these lessons.

Club letters will be sent out in due course. Please return reply slips as soon as possible to guarantee your child’s place.

Our Year 3 Team –

DB – Miss Barraclough, Miss Bolger

KN – Miss Newton, Miss Kelly

AC – Mr Carpenter, Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Wallwork

If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to catch up on our class news!

We have been inundated with lots of fantastic homework already- check out the great pictures below!

Here’s to a fantastic year!

Year 4 Newsletter

Welcome Back

A big welcome back to all the pupils! The teachers, Miss Bostan and Miss Cooper, have been hard at work preparing for the new term and getting the new Year 4 classrooms ready.

Curriculum

Year 4 are currently looking at Bear Grylls as part of the RESPECT curriculum. Bear Grylls is known for his skill and expertise in the wild. He has survived the harshest of conditions, in almost every continent on Earth. During this topic, we will undertake Bear Grylls style survival missions based in the Himalayan region of Jammu. We will develop and display all values of the respect curriculum, particularly teamwork, resilience and communication.

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily! Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum.

Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. Please take a look at our fantastic homework menus, which you can find on the school website. English and Maths homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. We also ask that the children practise their times tables as often as possible to help consolidate their skills.

Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. Spellings are given out every Monday and a spelling test is taken every Friday. Please see the attached letter for more information.

General information

We are really looking forward to our PE sessions with City in the Community sports coaches every Thursday. For safety reasons, please ensure that your child brings appropriate footwear for these lessons.

Our Year 4 Team –

NB – Miss Bostan and Miss Bristow

EC – Miss Cooper, Miss Bristow and Miss Connelly

If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to catch up on our class news!

Year 5 Newsletter

Welcome Back

A big welcome back to all the pupils! The teachers, Miss Hall and Mr Jenkins, have been hard at work preparing for the new term and getting the new Year 5 classrooms ready.


Curriculum

This term, Year 5 are studying Tim Peake, an inspiring British astronaut, as part of the RESPECT curriculum. We can’t wait to learn all about space and the solar system, and take part in class missions to experience some of the challenges astronauts face. We will need to show determination and resilience to overcome these challenges.  Our fantastic class novel will be ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cotrell-Boyce, which is a hilarious and exciting contemporary story about an eleven-year-old boy competing for the chance to go into space! 

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily. Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum. 

Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. On the website, you can find our RESPECT curriculum homework menu for this term. English and Maths homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. We also ask that the children practise their times tables as often as possible to help consolidate their skills.

Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. 


General information

5MJ are really looking forward to our PE sessions with City in the Community sports coaches every Thursday. 5AH will have PE on a Tuesday. For safety reasons, please ensure that your child brings appropriate footwear for these lessons.

Our Year 5 Team

AH – Miss Hall, Miss Omrod and Miss Tierney

MJ – Mr Jenkins and Mrs Gillespie

If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office. 

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to catch up on our class news!

Year 6 Newsletter

Welcome Back

A big welcome back to all the pupils! The teachers, Miss Preece, Mrs Buckley, and Mr Breeze, have been hard at work preparing for the new term and getting the new Year 6 classrooms ready.


Curriculum

This term, Year 6 are learning about Nancy Wake, a secret agent spy during World War Two, as part of the RESPECT curriculum. We can’t wait to learn all about the British war effort, evacuees, The Blitz and Dunkirk. We are also excited to take part in class missions to experience some of the challenges soldiers and secret agents would have faced. We will need to show excellent communication, resilience and self-awareness skills to fulfil the missions.  Our brilliant class novels will be ‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden, and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne. 

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily. Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum. 

Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. You can find our RESPECT curriculum homework menu for this term on the website. English and Maths homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. We also ask that the children practice their mental and written arithmetic as often as possible.

Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. Please see the attached letter for more information.


General information

We are really looking forward to our PE sessions with City in the Community sports coaches every Thursday. For safety reasons, please ensure that your child brings appropriate footwear for these lessons.

Our Year 6 Team 

 DP – Miss Preece, Mrs Jackson

LB – Mrs Buckley, Mrs Smith

MB – Mr Breeze, Miss Shaw

If you do have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office. 

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to catch up on our class news!

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.

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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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