Events

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Remote education

Summary of provision for parents

Seesaw & Tapestry

Reception families will continue to use Tapestry.

We are delighted to have introduced the Seesaw home learning platform for Years 1 – 6 which will provide the main structure for Saltford pupils' home learning. Please see the Seesaw introduction here which includes a video for parents from Miss Davis. All parents will also have received login and a user guide

Teachers will provide new daily tasks on Seesaw.

Please support us by using these resources rather than phoning the school for individual information. Please also make sure your family stays safe online by checking the advice on our online safety page here.

Assemblies

We know that lots of children really enjoy listening to stories in assembly, so we are aiming to provide the next best thing by regularly updating our Assemblies page below with videos, stories and other assembly material from Open the Book team.

Curriculum pages

You will find recommended links for particular subjects on the relevant curriculum pages. We are also preparing a virtual curriculum page with a particular emphasis on useful links for lockdown learning.

Daily practice

Where possible, we would advise that your child undertakes daily reading, spelling and maths practice using the websites and apps below or their home learning pack. In addition please record any daily reading in your child's reading record/planner.

DoodleMaths and English Your child’s Doodle Maths login will also work for all the other Doodle sites that we now subscribe to.

Spelling Shed

Phonics Bug (EYFS/ KS1)

TT Rockstars

Topmarks

ICT Games

BBC Bitesize Primary

BBC Teach

Multiplication Check (Year 4)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Numbots, for EYFS into KS1 and beyond. Aimed at securing addition and subtraction recall including number bonds.It reinforces key calculation skills and complements your child's work on DoodleMaths.

Well-being

For links to ideas and activities to help children to stay positive and feel good during their time away from school, please see the Well-being section of our website. Mrs Godwin has updated this with particular emphasis on the well-being of families during the current school closure.

Competitions and special projects

Keep an eye on the Home Learning Corner feature in the school newsletter for a different project each week.

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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.

Hezekiah trusts God 27th January

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/LmTra_5MKAA

No-one is perfect 20th January

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

An assembly on prayer 12th January

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/Ee5wRJi6L1U

A tale of two houses 12th January

You can view the video in full screen by following this link direct: https://youtu.be/JYZCYpOIBAc

New beginnings 4th January

Here is Mrs King's assembly for the New Year.

You can view the video in full screen directly on YouTube with this link: https://youtu.be/_Ec3qPN7Gxs

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

Please find below important information regarding the children's time in school.

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

Please see our class letter here and our curriculum overview here.

Please see information about Tapestry here.

PE

PE sessions will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. From Term 5 children will change for PE in school. Please can they keep their kit in school in a small bag on their pegs. We will send them home each term to be washed and returned.

From Term 6 we will be swimming in our on-site pool. This will be on a Monday Morning 9-10.30. Please ensure your child comes with their kit- a swimming costume/ trunks, towel, swimming hat and goggles- in a labelled bag. Please ensure the kit is labelled too. All helpers need a DBS form so do contact the office for a pack if you wish to sign up.

Home learning

Don't forget to show us what you have been up to at home on Tapestry

See here for some fun learning about shape and here for counting and ordering numbers. Now 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.

Information about resources to support speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths at home are in our short information videos below and don't forget to keep an eye on your local library's opening times and sign up for a free Oxford Owls account to access lots of free ebooks.

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?!

Please see information regarding:

Doodle Maths

Supporting Reading at home

And spelling information that you will have received at the start of Term 3.

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.

Literacy Information Videos

Please find below three short videos setting out how we teach the skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing at school and what you can do at home to help. The accompanying powerpoint can be found here and the top ten tips for speaking and listening here.

Speaking and Listening

Reading

 

Writing

 

Maths Information Video

Please find below a video setting out how we teach maths at school and what you can do at home to help. The accompanying powerpoint can be found here

 

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Butterfly class
Butterfly class

Miss Donovan, Foundation stage

Welcome to our class page

Please find below important information regarding the children's time in school.

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

Please see our class letter here and our curriculum overview here.

Please see information about Tapestry here.

PE

PE sessions will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. From Term 5 children will change for PE in school. Please can they keep their kit in school in a small bag on their pegs. We will send them home each term to be washed and returned.

From Term 6 we will be swimming in our on-site pool. This will be on a Monday Morning 10.30- 12.00. Please ensure your child comes with their kit- a swimming costume/ trunks, towel, swimming hat and goggles- in a labelled bag. Please ensure the kit is labelled too. All helpers need a DBS form so do contact the office for a pack if you wish to sign up.

Home learning

Don't forget to show us what you have been up to at home on Tapestry

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

See here for some fun learning about shape and here for counting and ordering numbers. Now 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.

Information about resources to support speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths at home are in our short information videos below and don't forget to keep an eye on your local library's opening times and sign up for a free Oxford Owls account to access lots of free ebooks.

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?!

Please see information regarding:

Doodle Maths

Supporting Reading at home

And spelling information that you will have received at the start of Term 3.

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.

Literacy Information Videos

Please find below three short videos setting out how we teach the skills of speaking and listening, reading and writing at school and what you can do at home to help. The accompanying powerpoint can be found here and the top ten tips for speaking and listening here.

Speaking and Listening

 

Reading

 

Writing

 

Maths Information Video

Please find below a video setting out how we teach maths at school and what you can do at home to help. The accompanying powerpoint can be found here

 

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Class CE

Miss Evans, Year 1

A very warm welcome to Miss Evans' class page.  I hope that you find the information below useful.

Welcome to the summer term!

PE

Our PE day is on a Thursday.

Children must wear their school uniform everyday and bring in their PE kit on their PE days. This should be a red plain or Saltford t shirt and black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named. Please can they keep their kit in school in a small bag on their pegs. We will send them home each term to be washed and returned.

Swimming

Our Swimming day is a Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes with their kit- a swimming costume/ trunks, towel, swimming hat and goggles- in a labelled bag. Please ensure the kit is labelled too. All helpers need a DBS form so do contact the office for a pack if you wish to sign up.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on MONDAYS. We ask that children practise their spellings at least three times in a week.
  • Reading 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 - 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 and a Numbots login. Please practise these as often as possible. 

Topics

Our topic this term will be Who do you think you are? and Don’t forget your passport

Our Science topics are: Plants and Seasonal Changes

Although we usually welcome things brought in from home to support our topic work, we are unable to do so at this time.

Further Information

Writing objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Reading objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Maths objectives for Year 1 can be found here

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

Please see our parent presentation here for supporting your child at home.

Year 1 Phonics Information Meeting

Thank you for attending the Year 1 Phonics Information Meeting on Thursday 6th May. Please see our Year 1 Information Meeting powerpoint and a video recording of the meeting below:

To watch in full screen on YouTube, use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1JVGklJ5Qk

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Class RH

Mrs Hayden, Year 1

A very warm welcome to Mrs Hayden's class page.  I hope that you find the information below useful.

Welcome to the summer term!

PE

Our PE day is on a Thursday. 

Children must wear their school uniform everyday and bring in their PE kit on their PE days. This should be a red plain or Saltford t shirt and black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named. Please can they keep their kit in school in a small bag on their pegs. We will send them home each term to be washed and returned.

Swimming

Our Swimming day is a Tuesday. Please ensure your child comes with their kit- a swimming costume/ trunks, towel, swimming hat and goggles- in a labelled bag. Please ensure the kit is labelled too. All helpers need a DBS form so do contact the office for a pack if you wish to sign up.

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on FRIDAYS. We ask that children practise their spellings at least three times in a week.
  • Reading 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 - 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 and a Numbots login. Please practise these as often as possible. 

Topics

Our topic this term will be Who do you think you are? and Don’t forget your passport

Our Science topics are: Plants and Seasonal Changes

Although we usually welcome things brought in from home to support our topic work, we are unable to do so at this time.

Further Information

Writing objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Reading objectives for Year 1 can be found here

Maths objectives for Year 1 can be found here

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

Please see our parent presentation here for supporting your child at home.

Year 1 Phonics Information Meeting

Thank you for attending the Year 1 Phonics Information Meeting on Thursday 6th May. Please see our Year 1 Information Meeting powerpoint and a video recording of the meeting below:

To watch in full screen on YouTube, use this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1JVGklJ5Qk

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Class NJ

Miss Jupp, Year 2

A very warm welcome to Miss Jupp's class page.  I hope that you find the information below useful.

PE

Our PE day is on a Monday.

Children must wear their school uniform everyday and bring in their PE kit on their PE days. This should be a red plain or Saltford t shirt and black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named.

Swimming.

Swimming is on a Tuesday morning.

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.  
  • Reading 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 WEDNESDAY. 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

Our topic this term will be Who do you think you are? and Don’t forget your passport

Our Science topics are: Plants and Seasonal Changes

Although we usually welcome things brought in from home to support our topic work, we are unable to do so at this time.

Further information

Please see our termly overview and our our KS1 information letter for more information for more information. Please see our Supporting your child at home and Year 2 assessment powerpoint here.

 

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Class MN

Mrs Newark, Year 2

A very warm welcome to Mrs Newark's class page.  I hope that you find the information below useful.

PE

Our PE day is on a Monday.

Children must wear their school uniform everyday and bring in their PE kit on their PE days. This should be a red plain or Saltford t shirt and black shorts or jogging trousers and trainers (Please send velcro fasteners if your child is unable to tie their laces) and a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named.

Swimming.

Our swimming lessons are on a Wednesday morning.

 

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.  
  • Reading 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

Our topic this term will be Who do you think you are? and Don’t forget your passport

Our Science topics are: Plants and Seasonal Changes

Although we usually welcome things brought in from home to support our topic work, we are unable to do so at this time.

Further information

Please see our termly overview and our our KS1 information letter for more information for more information. Please see our Supporting your child at home and Year 2 assessment powerpoint here.

 

 

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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

Welcome back, here is the information for Term 5!  

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will now be replaced with swimming. 

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Thursday afternoons Children are now expected to come to school in their school uniform each day and bring their PE kit in a named bag.  This can then stay in school until the end of term unless it needs washing. Please can you ensure all items are named.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Monday afternoon.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their swimming costumes, hat and towel.  In order for swimming to take place, we do need one parent volunteer to acompany the children.  Please look out for the link to the electronic sign up sheet in the school newsletter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Topics – Summer term 2021

 Our topic this term will be topic “Life for Children in WW2.” Although this is essentially a History project (learning about the lifestyles, homes and legacy), we will also be making some cross-curricular links, including reference to Geography where our focus will be on our Local Area.

Our Science topic will be Sound and Light

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:.

We understand that you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. Please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly. The children’s reading records are checked regularly and House Points given for consistent reading. It is also another good way of communicating any messages to your child’s teacher.

We will continue reading and changing books as we did last term. For Year 3 this will be a Wednesday. They will then be issued with new reading books on a ThursdayIf your child should complete their books before the changeover day, please feel free to supplement with home books and magazines or extra spelling practice/Doodle English.

All children will need to bring their reading folders every day. Daily reading is expected in some form at home.  It is amazing how reading for just 10 minutes a day can make such a difference to your child’s progress. Please see our presentation about how you can support your child’s reading at home here.

Spellings will be given out on a Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday.  Please support your child with their spellings and sentences.

Maths homework is also given out weekly in both year groups in the form of times tables to learn and an expectation of 30 stars earned on DoodleMaths. The Doodle Maths is an excellent resource provided by the school and when used regularly can have a huge impact on your children’s progress.  Therefore, we are asking that as their maths homework all children log in to Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week in order to earn their 30 stars rather than completing all 30 in one go.  This will provide the optimum conditions for the algorithm to work as it is designed to do. Please can you sign your child’s planner once this is completed.  Staff will monitor this on a Friday morning.

Times tables will be set and tested on Wednesdays.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 summer term  and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the summer term

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

A message from Miss Mulready: "Welcome back Class CM.  I am really looking forward to seeing you all back in class for the rest of this year and having lots of fun!"

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 Mrs Tang, Year 3

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

Welcome back, here is the information for Term 5!  

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will now be replaced with swimming. 

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Tuesdays Children are now expected to come to school in their school uniform each day and bring their PE kit in a named bag.  This can then stay in school until the end of term unless it needs washing. Please can you ensure all items are named.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday afternoon.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their swimming costumes, hat and towel.  In order for swimming to take place, we do need one parent volunteer to acompany the children.  Please look out for the link to the electronic sign up sheet in the school newsletter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Topics – Summer term 2021

 Our topic this term will be topic “Life for Children in WW2.” Although this is essentially a History project (learning about the lifestyles, homes and legacy), we will also be making some cross-curricular links, including reference to Geography where our focus will be on our Local Area.

Our Science topic will be Sound and Light

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:.

We understand that you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. Please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly. The children’s reading records are checked regularly and House Points given for consistent reading. It is also another good way of communicating any messages to your child’s teacher.

We will continue reading and changing books as we did last term. For Year 3 this will be a Wednesday. They will then be issued with new reading books on a ThursdayIf your child should complete their books before the changeover day, please feel free to supplement with home books and magazines or extra spelling practice/Doodle English.

All children will need to bring their reading folders every day. Daily reading is expected in some form at home.  It is amazing how reading for just 10 minutes a day can make such a difference to your child’s progress. Please see our presentation about how you can support your child’s reading at home here.

Spellings will be given out on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday.  Please support your child with their spellings and sentences.

Maths homework is also given out weekly in both year groups in the form of times tables to learn and an expectation of 30 stars earned on DoodleMaths. The Doodle Maths is an excellent resource provided by the school and when used regularly can have a huge impact on your children’s progress.  Therefore, we are asking that as their maths homework all children log in to Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week in order to earn their 30 stars rather than completing all 30 in one go.  This will provide the optimum conditions for the algorithm to work as it is designed to do. Please can you sign your child’s planner once this is completed.  Staff will monitor this on a Friday morning.

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. 

Further information

For more information, please see our LKS2 letter for the summer term  and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the summer term

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

A message from Mrs Spincer and Mrs Tang: We're really looking forward to having you all back together in class for the rest of the term and having lots of fun with our learning!

 

 

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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

Welcome back, here is the information for Term 5!  

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will now be replaced with swimming. 

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Friday afternoons.  Children are now expected to come to school in their school uniform each day and bring their PE kit in a named bag.  This can then stay in school until the end of term unless it needs washing. Please can you ensure all items are named.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday morning.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their swimming costumes, hat and towel.  In order for swimming to take place, we do need one parent volunteer to acompany the children.  Please look out for the link to the electronic sign up sheet in the school newsletter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Topics – Summer term 2021

 

Our topic this term will be topic “Life for Children in WW2.” Although this is essentially a History project (learning about the lifestyles, homes and legacy), we will also be making some cross-curricular links, including reference to Geography where our focus will be on our Local Area.

Our Science topic will be Sound and Light

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:.

We understand that you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. Please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly. The children’s reading records are checked regularly and House Points given for consistent reading. It is also another good way of communicating any messages to your child’s teacher.

We will continue reading and changing books as we did last term. For Year 4 this will be a Monday. They will then be issued with new reading books on a Tuesday. If your child should complete their books before the changeover day, please feel free to supplement with home books and magazines or extra spelling practice/Doodle English.

All children will need to bring their reading folders every day. Daily reading is expected in some form at home.  It is amazing how reading for just 10 minutes a day can make such a difference to your child’s progress. Please see our presentation about how you can support your child’s reading at home here.

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.  Please support your child with their spellings and sentences.

Maths homework is also given out weekly in both year groups in the form of times tables to learn and an expectation of 30 stars earned on DoodleMaths. The Doodle Maths is an excellent resource provided by the school and when used regularly can have a huge impact on your children’s progress.  Therefore, we are asking that as their maths homework all children log in to Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week in order to earn their 30 stars rather than completing all 30 in one go.  This will provide the optimum conditions for the algorithm to work as it is designed to do. Please can you sign your child’s planner once this is completed.  Staff will monitor this on a Friday morning.

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

Please see here for the information on The Multiplication Timestables Check 2021

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

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

A message from Mr Jenkins: "Welcome back, I am really looking forward to seeing you all face to face back in the classroom, teaching you and having fun!"

 

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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!

Welcome back, here is the information for Term 5!  

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will now be replaced with swimming. 

Outdoor PE

This will take place on Friday afternoons.  Children are now expected to come to school in their school uniform each day and bring their PE kit in a named bag.  This can then stay in school until the end of term unless it needs washing. Please can you ensure all items are named.

Swimming

Swimming will take place on a Thursday morning.  Please ensure your child comes to school with their swimming costumes, hat and towel.  In order for swimming to take place, we do need one parent volunteer to acompany the children.  Please look out for the link to the electronic sign up sheet in the school newsletter. Thank you in advance for your support.

Topics – Summer term 2021

 

Our topic this term will be topic “Life for Children in WW2.” Although this is essentially a History project (learning about the lifestyles, homes and legacy), we will also be making some cross-curricular links, including reference to Geography where our focus will be on our Local Area.

Our Science topic will be Sound and Light

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:.

We understand that you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. Please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly. The children’s reading records are checked regularly and House Points given for consistent reading. It is also another good way of communicating any messages to your child’s teacher.

We will continue reading and changing books as we did last term. For Year 4 this will be a Monday. They will then be issued with new reading books on a Tuesday. If your child should complete their books before the changeover day, please feel free to supplement with home books and magazines or extra spelling practice/Doodle English.

All children will need to bring their reading folders every day. Daily reading is expected in some form at home.  It is amazing how reading for just 10 minutes a day can make such a difference to your child’s progress. Please see our presentation about how you can support your child’s reading at home here.

Spellings will be given out on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.  Please support your child with their spellings and sentences.

Maths homework is also given out weekly in both year groups in the form of times tables to learn and an expectation of 30 stars earned on DoodleMaths. The Doodle Maths is an excellent resource provided by the school and when used regularly can have a huge impact on your children’s progress.  Therefore, we are asking that as their maths homework all children log in to Doodle Maths at least 3 times a week in order to earn their 30 stars rather than completing all 30 in one go.  This will provide the optimum conditions for the algorithm to work as it is designed to do. Please can you sign your child’s planner once this is completed.  Staff will monitor this on a Friday morning.

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

Please see here for the information on The Multiplication Timestables Check 2021.

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

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

A message from Mrs Nethercott: "Welcome back Class PN!  I can't believe it is the summer term already! I am really looking forward to spending our final term together."

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Class JSB

Mr Bowkett, Year 5

Welcome to Class JSB

I hope you've had a lovely half term break in the sun. We have one term left! Let's make it a brilliant one! See you monday!

PE

This term PE will be held on Wednesdays, please make sure the children bring appropriate clothing and trainers for these days.  Please ensure all items are named.

Swimming

Swimming will be returning this week and will be on a Friday, please make sure the children have a swimsuit, towel, goggles and a hat. Please ensure all these items are named.

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. 

English homework: this will be set on a Thursday via Seesaw and will be due for the following Thursday

Maths homework is on Doodlemaths, the expectation is that your child achieves 30 doodle stars. Times tables and TT Rock Stars will be tested regularly and the children should practise at home.

Topic: this term the main topic in History the children will be studying is Victorians and in Geography, Fairtrade.

Our new Science topic will be Animals including Humans.

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 welcome back letter and our curriculum overview for terms 5 and 6.

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Class AB

Mr Boyle, Year 5

Welcome to Class AB

I hope you've had a lovely half term break in the sun. We have one term left! Let's make it a brilliant one! See you monday!

PE

This term PE will be held on Wednesdays, please make sure the children bring appropriate clothing and trainers for these days.  Please ensure all items are named.

Swimming

Swimming will be returning this week and will be on a Friday, please make sure the children have a swimsuit, towel, goggles and a hat. Please ensure all these items are named.

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. 

English homework: this will be set on a Thursday via Seesaw and will be due for the following Thursday

Maths homework is on Doodlemaths, the expectation is that your child achieves 30 doodle stars. Times tables and TT Rock Stars will be tested regularly and the children should practise at home.

Topic: this term the main topic in History the children will be studying is Victorians and in Geography, Fairtrade.

Our new Science topic will be Animals including Humans.

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 welcome back letter and our curriculum overview for terms 5 and 6.

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Class NS

Mr Styles, Year 6

Welcome to class NS

We hope you have had a lovely Easter holiday. Here is the information for terms 5 and 6.

Topics

This term we will be starting a topic on the Victorians.

PE

Please make sure that children come to school in their uniform everyday and bring their PE kit with them on the first day of term to leave in school.  This is: a plain red T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms, trainers and a plain hooded top. Please ensure all items are named.
Our PE slots for terms 5 and 6 are Monday and Wednesday.

Homework

The children have several homework activities given over the course of the week.

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. 

Further information

For more information, please click on the link for a copy of our Years 5/6 termly letter and our termly overview of Terms 5 and 6.

Y6 Assessment Meeting

Thank you for attending the Year 6 Assessment Meeting on Thursday 22nd April. You can find a copy of the presentation here 

and a video of the meeting and presentation below. To watch in full screen on YouTube, use this link: https://youtu.be/L3T4zeUrad4

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Class JG

Mr Godwin, Year 6

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

Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely Easter. Here is the information for the Terms 5 and 6.  

Outdoor games

This will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure that children come to school in their uniform everyday and bring their PE kit with them on the first day of term to leave in school, including trainers. This is: plain red T shirt, warm top, shorts/jogging bottoms and trainers. Please ensure all items are named. Thank you.

Topics – Summer term 2021

This term the main topic we will be studying is a History based one on The Victorians.

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. 

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. 

Further information

Please click on the link for a copy of our Years 5/6 termly letter and our termly overview of Terms 5 and 6.

Y6 Assessment Meeting

Thank you for attending the Year 6 Assessment Meeting on Thursday 22nd April. You can find a copy of the presentation here and a video of the meeting and presentation below. To watch in full screen on YouTube, use this link: https://youtu.be/L3T4zeUrad4

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