Events

Classes

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Assemblies
Assemblies

Easy to follow assemblies for home learning

Lots of children tell us that they enjoy listening to stories in assembly, for example, when the Open the Book team share them on a Monday afternoon.

Throughout this period of home assisted learning, we will be posting videos from Rev'd Daile (and her special helper, Rev'd Charlie), our foundation governor Mrs King and the Open the Book team, who have all kindly made some recordings especially for us. These assemblies are linked to our school values, and come with a link to the relevant values worksheet containing interesting activity ideas and information.

Keeping our word

Here's an assembly from 2by2 that talks about the importance of keeping our word, illustrated with the story of Noah's ark.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/mDqtBwY1rRQ

How are you feeling?

Here's an invitation from Lesley and Michelle from 2by2 to think about how you and those around you might be feeling at the moment. It includes a Bible story from The Jesus Storybook Bible.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/Ck5WGUpXkaA

Respect

Our foundation Governor, Mrs King, has made a short video to help us think about respect, for ourselves and for others. You can see the video below and take a look at the values sheet on respect here.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/OuF96KzbViw

Perseverance

Ian Freemantle from the 'Open the Book' Team has recorded an assembly for us in which he shares and thinks about the parable of the Persistent Widow. You can see the video below and think about it with some help from the values sheet on perseverance here.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/yDqO6EXdlms

Compassion

At this time when so many people need help, especially those who are elderly or disabled, it has been wonderful to hear many stories of people offering help in many ways. Sometimes we call people who make a special effort to help others 'Good Samaritans'. Ian Freemantle from the 'Open the Book' Team has recorded an assembly for us in which he shares and thinks about the parable that Jesus told of the Good Samaritan. You can see the video below and think about it using the values sheet on compassion here.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/MxblWatzoAA

Community

In the introductory video, Rev'd Daile explains about 'virtual assemblies' and teaches us some new opening sentences. She also has help from a special friend you will love to meet called Rev'd Charlie! Please see the values sheet on community here.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/YXikUSRS1ws

In the other video, Rev'd Daile introduces the 'Jesus Storybook Bible', which every class has now been given, and she shares a story which links with our current values theme of 'Community'.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/WExyz0I53ss

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Bumble Bee class
Bumble Bee class

Miss Davis, Early Years Foundation stage

Welcome to our class page

Here you will find helpful information about your child's class.

Please see our class letter here and our curriculum overview here for Terms 3 & 4.

Please see information about Tapestry here.

PE

PE sessions will be on a Monday. Please could children wear their kit to school on this day.

Home learning

See here for some fun learning about shape and here for counting and ordering numbers. This holiday is a great time to start adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers.

We would love the children to continue practising their number work. A great way to do this is through board games.

Don't forget about the Teach Your Monster to Read website and visiting your local library. We have also allocated the children some books from our Bug Club scheme.

Books for Topics has some really lovely recomended reading lists for EYFS children. Please see here for their list of recommended reads for Reception. How many have you read?!

Literacy and number support

See here for the Top 10 Tips to develop your child's speaking and listening skills. 

Please take a look at these resources for supporting your child's development;

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.bookstart.org.uk

www.early-education.org.uk

ww2.oxfordowls.co.uk

New parents evening 2020

Here is the presentation recorded by Miss Davis and Miss Donovan. We hope you find it useful. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

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Butterfly class
Butterfly class

Miss Donovan, Foundation stage

Welcome to our class page

Here you will find helpful information about your child's class.

Please see our class letter here and our curriculum overview here  for terms 3 & 4.

Please see here for the information about Tapestry.

PE

Indoor PE is Tuesday. Outdoor PE is on Wednesday. We do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times.

Swimming

We will start swimming after Easter. Please fill out the form sent home and return it to us about your child's experience with swimming.

We will need a certain number of helpers for swimming each week, if you are able to help please ensure you have picked up the necessary forms from the office. 

Home learning

See here for some fun learning about shape and here for counting and ordering numbers. This holiday is a great time to start adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers.

We would love the children to continue practicing their number work over half term. A great way to do this is through board games.

Here we have some fun home learning about 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

Don't forget about the Teach Your Monster to Read website and visiting your local library. We have also allocated the children some books from our Bug Club scheme.

Books for Topics has some really lovely recomended reading lists for EYFS children. Please see here for their list of recommended reads for Reception. How many have you read?!

Literacy and number support

Please see here for the presentation from the Literacy Evening held on 26th September.

See here for the Top 10 Tips to develop your child's speaking and listening skills. 

Please take a look at these resources for supporting your child's development;

www.jollylearning.co.uk

www.bookstart.org.uk

www.early-education.org.uk

ww2.oxfordowls.co.uk

Please see here for the presentation from the Maths Evening held on 22nd October.

New parents evening 2019

Here is the presentation from the introduction evening. We hope you find it useful. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

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Class CE

Miss Evans, Year 1

Welcome to class CE

Class CE routines

PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times. 
During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor kit so we can get out in the colder weather. Please keep PE kits in school at all times and regularly check them to ensure kit (including daps or trainers) fits properly when it is sent home at the end of each term and is washed ready for the new term. Please also ensure EVERYTHING IS NAMED to minimise lost property. 

Swimming will be on Fridays 9 – 10:30am during term 1 and on Monday 1.30 – 3pm in terms 5 and 6. All children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and hat for this. Please don't forget to name all kit. Swimming lessons cannot run wuthout parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session. All helpers need to have  DBS check so please see the office for a form and do not sign up until this has come through.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on Thursdays. The children have Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week. We will be testing the common exception words three times a year. These are kept in the childrens spelling books and are colour coded orange, green and yellow for each long term. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.
  • Reading daily with your child is very important. We would suggest that your child reads for a minimum of five times a week for around ten minutes each session- little and often is usually best! Please comment in, and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework: if you wish to support your children at home in maths, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting to 100, in steps of two, five and ten, recalling pairs of numbers that add up to 10 and, if appropriate, 20. We also recommend undertaking practical tasks such as board games where the children must count on and back, creating art work using different shapes, weighing ingredients for cooking, paying for items in shops and telling the time. All children have been provided with a Doodle Maths login and we suggest this is practised 2 – 3 times a week.

Topics

This term Year 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topic on Helpful Heroes (looking at the work of influential medical professionals) and Castle Life. We will visit Chepstow Castle in term 4 to support the Castles Topic.

Further information 

Please see our termly overview and our KS1 information letter for more information.

Year 1 curriculum meeting

To read the powerpoint presentation from our Year 1 curriculum meeting please follow this link.

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Class RH

Mrs Hayden, Year 1

Class RH routines

PE will be on Mondays and Fridays, although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times. 
During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor kit so we can get out in the colder weather. Please keep PE kits in school at all times and regularly check them to ensure kit (including daps or trainers) fits properly when it is sent home at the end of each term. Please also ensure EVERYTHING IS NAMED to minimise lost property. 

Swimming will be on Tuesdays from 1.30 – 3.00 during terms 1, 5 and 6. All children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and hat for this. Please don't forget to name all kit. Swimming lessons cannot run wuthout parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session. All helpers need to have a DBS check so please see the office for a form and do not sign up until this has come through.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on Wednesdays. The children have Look, Cover, Write, Check sheets and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week. We will be testing the common exception words three times a year. These are kept in the childrens spelling books and are colour coded orange, green and yellow for each long term. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.
  • Reading daily with your child is very important. We would suggest that your child reads for a minimum of five times a week for around ten minutes each session- little and often is usually best! Please comment in, and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework - If you wish to support your children at home in maths, we would suggest encouraging them to practise counting to 100, in steps of two, five and ten, recalling pairs of numbers that add up to 10 and, if appropriate, 20. We also recommend undertaking practical tasks such as board games where the children must count on and back, creating art work using different shapes, weighing ingredients for cooking, paying for items in shops and telling the time. All children have been provided with a Doodle Maths login and we suggest this is practised 2-3 times a week. 

Topics

This term Year 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topic on Helpful Heroes (looking at the work of influential medical professionals) and Castle Life. We will visit Chepstow Castle in term 4 to support the Castles Topic.

Further information 

Please see our termly overview and our KS1 Information Letter for more information.

Year 1 curriculum meeting

Please see our presentation here from our Year 1 curriculum meeting.

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Class NJ

Miss Jupp, Year 2

Welcome to class NJ

Class NJ routines

PE

Our PE days are a Wednesday and Thursday although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times. 
During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor kit so we can get out in the colder weather. Please keep PE kits in school at all times and regularly check them to ensure kit (including daps or trainers) fits properly when it is sent home at the end of each term. Please also ensure EVERYTHING IS NAMED to minimise lost property. 

Swimming

We swim on a Tuesday morning (9 – 10.30) in terms 1, 5 and 6. All children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and hat for this. Please don't forget to name all kit. Swimming lessons cannot run wuthout parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session. All helpers need to have  DBS check so please see the office for a form and do not sign up until this has come through.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on WEDNESDAYS. The children have between 5 and 10 words to learn and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week, one session focussing on writing these in a sentence. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.
  • We would suggest that your child reads daily for around ten minutes each session - little and often is usually best! Please comment in and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework  will be checked on a FRIDAY. Please ensure that homework sheets are kept in our child’s reading folders at all times. Also, if you wish to support your children at home in maths, please encourage them to use DoodleMaths and TTRockstars

Topics

This term Year 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topic on Helpful Heroes (looking at the work of influential medical professionals) and Castle Life. We will visit Chepstow Castle in term 4 to support the Castles Topic.

Further information

Please see our termly overview and our KS1 information letter for more information. Please see our parent presentation here for supporting your child at home.

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Class MN

Mrs Newark, Year 2

Welcome to Mrs Newark's class page

PE

Our PE days are a Monday and Tuesday although we do some physical activity every day so PE kit needs to be in school at all times. 
During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor kit so we can get out in the colder weather. Please keep PE kits in school at all times and regularly check them to ensure kit (including daps or trainers) fits properly when it is sent home at the end of each term. Please also ensure EVERYTHING IS NAMED to minimise lost property. 

Swimming

We swim on a Wednesday morning in terms 1, 5 and 6. All children need a swimming costume or trunks, towel and hat for this. Please don't forget to name all kit. Swimming lessons cannot run wuthout parental help so please do sign up on the rota on the classroom door if you are able to help with a session. All helpers need to be DBS checked so please see the office for a form and do not sign up until this has come through.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on MONDAYS. The children have between 5 and 10 words to learn and we ask that they practise their spellings at least three times in a week, one session focussing on writing these in a sentence.  Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.
  • We would suggest that your child reads daily for around ten minutes each session - little and often is usually best! Please comment in and sign your child’s reading record every time they read to you.
  • Maths homework  will be checked on a FRIDAY. Please ensure that homework sheets are kept in our child’s reading folders at all times. Also, if you wish to support your children at home in maths, please encourage them to use DoodleMaths and TTRockstars

Topics

This term Year 1 & 2 will be learning a range of skills through our topic on Helpful Heroes (looking at the work of influential medical professionals) and Castle Life. We will visit Chepstow Castle in term 4 to support the Castles Topic.

Further information

Please see our termly overview and our KS1 information letter for more information. Please seeour parent presentation here for supporting your child at home.

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Class CM

Miss Mulready, Year 3

A warm welcome to our class page – we hope you find the following information useful

Outdoor games

This will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning in Term 1.  Please ensure your child wears the correct kit to school on these days: plain red T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers.  As the weather gets colder they may also need a plain hooded top.

Indoor PE 

At the current time there will be no indoor PE sessions.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Wednesday morning after the Easter break.

Topics – Autumn term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a Geography-based one on Florida - Beyond the Magic Kingdom.

Later in the term we will start another History topic on "The Stone Age to the Iron Age."

Our Science topics will be Rocks (including fossils) and Soils.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have which could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read every day with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings: these will be sent home on Thursdays to be tested the following Thursday. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class (and stuck in the front of their books) to practise their words each week, and also put them into sentences to secure meaning.  Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 15 stars. This is checked every Monday.

Times tables will be set and tested on Tuesdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information 

For further information, please see our  LKS2 letter for the autumn term, our Welcome to the Juniors CM Booklet and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the Autumn term Please see also our Welcome to KS2 presentation for parents. 

Please see Mrs. Nethercott's Transition Presentation for new Year 3 parents.

 

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Class ESST

Mrs Spincer and Miss Tang, Year 3

A warm welcome to our class page – we hope you find the following information useful

Outdoor games

From September 2020 this will be on a Tuesday morning and Thursday morning in Term 1.   Please make sure the children wear appropriate clothing on this day: plain red T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers.  As the weather gets colder they may also need a plain hooded top.  Please ensure all items are named. 

Indoor PE 

This will be on Thursday afternoons when we are not swimming (Terms 2, 3 and 4), but will not be happening until later in the year.

Swimming

Will usually be on Thursday afternoons in Terms 1, 5 and 6, but will not start straight away. Please sign up on the form by the classroom door if you can help. We need one person each week to help. You will need a DBS for this, which the Office can arrange if you don't have one.

Topics – Autumn term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a geography- based one on Florida - Beyond the Magic Kingdom.

Our Science topic will be Rocks (including fossils) and Soils.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have which could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read every day with an adult at home and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings: these will be sent home on Thursdays to be tested the following Thursday. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class (and stuck in the front of their books) to practise their words each week, and also put them into sentences to secure meaning. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

Maths:  every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on Doodlemaths, earning at least 15 stars. This is checked every Monday.

Times tables will be set and tested on Thursdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

We encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their timetables.

Further information 

For further information, please see our  LKS2 letter for spring term , our "Welcome to Juniors" booklet and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the Autumn term. Please see also our Welcome to KS2 presentation for parents. 

Please see Mrs. Nethercott's Transition Presentation for new Year 3 parents.

 

 

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Class RJ

Mr Jenkins, Year 4

A warm welcome to our class RJ page – we hope you find the following information useful

Indoor PE 

This will take place on a Tuesday afternoon, but not until later in the school year. Please can you make sure the children wear appropriate clothing and trainers on this day. Please can you ensure all items are named.

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please again can you make sure the children wear appropriate clothing and footwear to school this.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday morning after the Easter break.

Topics – Autumn term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a Geography-based one on Florida - Beyond the Magic Kingdom.

Later in the term we will start another History topic on The Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Our Science topics will be Rocks (including fossils) and Soils.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have which could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read every day with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings: these will be sent home on Fridays to be tested the following Friday. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class (and stuck in the front of their books) to practise their words each week, and also put them into sentences to secure meaning. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

Maths:  every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 15 stars. This is checked every Friday.

Times tables will be set and tested on Fridays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information 

For further information, please see our LKS2 letter for spring term and our Year 4 curriculum overview for the Autumn term 

 

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Class PN

Mrs Nethercott, Year 4

A very warm welcome to class PN web page - I hope you find the information below useful!

Indoor PE 

At the current time there will be no indoor PE but we will be increasing our outdoor games which will take place on a Monday afternoon. Please can you make sure the children come to school wearing appropriate clothing and trainers on this day. Please can you ensure all items are named.

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Friday afternoons.  Please again can you make sure the children come to school with appropriate clothing and footwear for this.

Swimming

There will be no swimming at the current time.

Topics – Autumn term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a Geography-based one on Florida - Beyond the Magic Kingdom.

Later in the term we will start another History topic on The Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Our Science topics will be Rocks (including fossils) and Soils.

We would usually ask you to bring in any resources from home that you may have to support us in our learning but unfortunately this won't be possible at the current time.

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read every day with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings: these will be sent home on Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class (and stuck in the front of their books) to practise their words each week, and also put them into sentences to secure meaning. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 15 stars. This is checked every Monday.

Times tables will be set and tested on Tuesdays.There are lots of fun times tables games online to help with these:

https://ttrockstars.com/login/10562  The children will know their logins for this fantastic website, which they use regularly in school.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

YouTube has useful videos, including songs for times tables. 

Further information

For more information, please see our LKS2 letter for the autumn term and our Year 4 curriculum overview for the autumn term

Please do come and speak to me if you have anything you would like to discuss.

A message from Mrs Nethercott: "Welcome to Year 4! We are going to have a lot of fun learning all sorts of new things as well as building our knowledge and skills from our work in Year 3."

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Class JSB

Mr Bowkett, Year 5

Welcome to class JSB

PE

Outdoor games will be on usually Wednesday afternoons, please make sure the children have appropriate clothing and trainers for this. Please ensure all items are named.

Indoor P.E will be on a Thursday.

Swimming

We swim every Tuesday from 10:30 – 12:00 during the autumn term. Please sign up to help if you can. The sign up sheet is outside our class fire exit or you can contact the office if you unable to sign up in person. Thank you!

Homework

Reading: just a reminder that the children are expected to read everyday with an adult and independently as much as possible. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get group points in class for regular reading at home).

Spellings: these will be sent home on Mondays to be tested the following Monday.
Children should use the ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ approach to practising the words, and complete he accompanying activity sheet. Please see our Spelling Bee Information here.

English homework: this will be sent home on a Thursday and handed in the following Wednesday.

Maths homework is given once a week on Tuesday to be handed in on the following Monday. Times tables and TT Rock Stars will be tested regulary and the children should practise at home.

Topic: this term the main topic the children will be studying is Ancient Greece.

Our new Science topic will be Living Things and their Habitat – life cycles and life processes.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have that could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

The children have their own login details for TT Rock stars times tables so please ensure your child practises regularly on it and takes part in the inter-class competitions that we have.

Further information

Please click on the links for a copy of our Years 5/6 termly letter and our curriculum overview for terms 3 and 4.

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Class AB

Mr Boyle, Year 5

Welcome to class AB

PE

Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Wednesday, so don’t forget P.E. kits on those days.

Outdoor P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoon and indoor P.E. will be on Wednesday morning in Term 3.

We will also be doing daily physical activity with Go Noodle and skipping.

Swimming

Swimming is on Friday 10:30am – 12pm in terms 5 and 6.

Homework

We encourage the children to read their book at home every day. Even though the children are older and may need less support with actually reading the words, they still need to discuss their reading with an adult, talking about characters, plot and any tricky vocabulary.

Spellings are given each Monday for a test on the following Monday, accompanied by a short activity based on a spelling pattern or rule studied in class. 

Maths homework is given once a week on Tuesday to be handed in on the following Monday. Times tables and TT Rock Stars will be tested regulary and the children should practise at home.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

Topic: this term the main topic the children will be studying is Ancient Greece.

Our new Science topic will be living things and their habitats – life cycles and life processes.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have that could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

The children have their own login details for TT Rock stars times tables so please ensure your child practises regularly on it and takes part in the inter-class competitions that we have.

Further information

Please follow the links for a copy of our Years 5/6 termly letter and our curriculum overview for terms 3 and 4.

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Class NS

Mr Styles, Year 6

Welcome to class NS

Topics

This term we will be starting a topic on Ancient Greece. In Science we will be learning about Evolution

If you have any books, pictures or other artefacts that would help our work we would be pleased to borrow them.

PE

Appropriate kit should be brought in to school for each PE session. If it is more convenient, the children can leave their kit hanging on their peg in the cloakroom. Trainers should be brought in every week in case we use the field.
Please see below for the PE slots for terms 3 and 4:

Term 3

Outdoor PE: Thursday afternoon

Indoor PE: Monday morning

Term 4

Indoor PE: Tuesday morning

Outdoor PE: Thursday afternoon

Homework

The children have four main homework activities given over the course of the week. The days these are given and expected back in are listed below.

Spellings: given out on Monday and tested the following Monday.

English: given on a Thursday to be handed back the following Wednesday.

Maths: given out on a Tuesday to be handed back the following Monday.

Science: given out on a Friday to be handed back the following Friday.

The English and Maths homework should take an hour each.

The children should also read at home for 20 minutes every day. They should record this in their reading record. We understand that busy lives can make it difficult to hear a child read, but would advise this is done whenever possible.

SATS meeting - a copy of the powerpoint presentation is available to view here.

Further information

For more information, please see our class letter of January 2020 and our termly overview of terms 3 and 4.

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Class JG

Mr Godwin, Year 6

Welcome to Class JG

Outdoor games

We have outdoor games on Monday afternoons. This term will be invasion games. Please could children ensure that they have their kits in school.

Swimming

Swimming is on Wednesday mornings in Terms 1, 5 and 6. Please sign up on the form by the classroom door if you can help. We need one person each week to help. You will need a DBS for this, which the Office can arrange if you don't have one.

Topics - Spring Term 2020

This term the main topic we will be studying is a history-based one on Ancient Greece.

Later in the term we will start a Geography topic on Mountains.

Our Science topics will be Evolution and Inheritance.

As ever, we welcome any resources you may have that could help with these topics. Please make sure that anything sent into school is clearly named, so that it can be returned to you safely.

Homework

Reading: we encourage the children to read their book at home for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. Even though the children are older and may need less support with actually reading the words, they still need to discuss their reading with an adult, talking about characters, plot and any tricky vocabulary. Although we encourage the children to keep a record of their own reading, it is very useful if you could sign their record books regularly. (Children get house points in class for regular reading at home.) 

For more information about activities to support reading and recommended books, please see our Reading Room page here.

Spellings are given each Monday for a test on the following Monday, accompanied by a short activity based on a spelling pattern or rule studied in class. We are following the scheme "No Nonsense Spellings". Children should use the different approaches taught in class to practise their words each week.

Maths homework is given once a week on Tuesday to be handed in on the following Monday. Your child has also been given a log in for Doodle Maths and we would encourage them to use this where possible. We also encourage the children to use TT Rockstars to help the children with their multiplication tables.

English homework is given out on Thursday to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

Science homework will be given out weekly on Fridays.

SATS information meeting - a copy of the powerpoint presentation can be found here.

Further information

Please click on the link for a copy of our class letter and our termly overview of terms 3 and 4.

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