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.

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

Tapestry has been experiencing some technical issues so please find a link to the weekly grid here. The Arctic/Antarctic animal sorting can be found here and the postcard template can be found here. All links to videos can be accessed through the hyperlink on the grid.

Please see here for additional phonics sheets for Monday (sh)Tuesday (th)Wednesday (ng)Thursday (language lesson) and Friday (ai).

Please see here for Miss Davis reading The Emperor's Egg (on the learning grid for Thursday).

Daily Story Time can be accessed from the links here.

 Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Tapestry in the documents section. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Tapestry when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Tapestry to complete there. 

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 Monday and also now on a Thursday.  Please could children wear their kit to school on these days.

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, new this term, spelling information that you will receive 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

Tapestry has been experiencing some technical issues so please find a link to the weekly grid here. The Arctic/Antarctic animal sorting can be found here and the postcard template can be found here. All links to videos can be accessed through the hyperlink on the grid.

Please see here for additional phonics sheets for Monday (sh)Tuesday (th)Wednesday (ng)Thursday (language lesson) and Friday (ai).

Please see here for Miss Davis reading The Emperor's Egg (on the learning grid for Thursday).

Daily Story Time can be accessed from the links here.

Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Tapestry in the documents section. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Tapestry when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Tapestry to complete there. 

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 Monday and also now on a Thursday.  Please could children wear their kit to school on these days.

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, new this term, spelling information that you will receive 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.

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. 

You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25/01/21 below:

Maths: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

English: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (see Seesaw for Oak Academy resources), Friday (Spelling list and Reading Comprehension)

Topic: Monday (History), Tuesday (Science), Wednesday (Art), Thursday (RE), Friday (Computing - see Seesaw for details)

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.

PE

Our PE days are on Thursdays and Fridays. 

There will be no indoor PE at the current time and we ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days they have outdoor games.  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.

At the current time, there will be no swimming lessons in the Autumn Term.

 

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 Travelling through time followed by Rocking 50s and Swinging 60s.

Our Science topics are: Materials

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

 

 

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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.

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. 

You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25/01/21 below:

Maths: MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

English: MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday (see Seesaw for Oak Academy resources), Friday (Spelling list and Reading Comprehension)

Topic: Monday (History)Tuesday (Science)Wednesday (Art)Thursday (RE), Friday (Computing - see Seesaw for details)

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.

PE

Our PE days are on Mondays and Fridays. 

There will be no indoor PE at the current time and we ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days they have outdoor games.  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 lacesand a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named.

Swimming.

At the current time, there will be no swimming lessons in the Autumn Term.

 

Homework

Please could you support your child with their homework.

  • Spellings will be tested and given out on Fridays. Please could children practise at least three times a week.
  • 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 - 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 Numbots login. Please practise these as often as possible.

 

Topics

Our topic this term will be Travelling through time followed by Rocking 50s and Swinging 60s.

Our Science topics are: Materials

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

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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.

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. 

You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25/01/21 below:

Maths: Money Worksheets  MondayTuesday Wednesday Thursday

English: Monday- Wednesday (see Seesaw for Oak Academy information), Thursday (Reading comprehension- see Seesaw for details), Friday (Spelling lesson and handwriting sheet)

Topic: Monday (History)Tuesday (Science), Wednesday (Art)Thursday (RE), Friday (Computing - see Seesaw for details)

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.

PE

Our PE days are on a Tuesday and Thursday. 

There will be no indoor PE at the current time and we ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days they have outdoor games.  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 lacesand a fleece type jacket.  Please ensure that all items are clearly named.

Swimming.

At the current time, there will be no swimming lessons in the Autumn Term.

 

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 Travelling through time followed by Rocking 50s and Swinging 60s.

Our Science topics are: Materials

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

Phonics check 2020

Please see important letter regarding Phonics check taking place during Term two and powerpoint presentation to support parents.

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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.

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. 

You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25/01/21 below:

Maths: Money Worksheets  MondayTuesday Wednesday Thursday

English: Monday- Wednesday (see Seesaw for Oak Academy information), Thursday (Reading comprehension- see Seesaw for details), Friday (Spelling lesson and handwriting sheet)

Topic: Monday (History)Tuesday (Science), Wednesday (Art)Thursday (RE), Friday (Computing - see Seesaw for details)

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.

PE

Our PE days are on a Monday and Tuesday. 

There will be no indoor PE at the current time and we ask that your child comes to school in their PE kit on the days they have outdoor games.  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.

At the current time, there will be no swimming lessons in the Autumn Term.

 

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 Travelling through time followed by Rocking 50s and Swinging 60s.

Our Science topics are: Materials

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

Phonics check 2020

Please see important letter regarding Phonics check taking place during Term two and powerpoint presentation to support parents.

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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

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25/01/21 below:

Maths and Monday answers, Tue-Fri answers

English

Afternoon activities

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will resume from January on a Monday. 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 Thursday 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 – Spring term 2021

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

Later in the term we will start another Geography-based topic on Earthquakes.

Our Science topics will be Plants (Functions of different parts) followed by Plants (comparing plant requirements)

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.) 

We understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. As we get to know your child in the first few weeks we will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustment to reading colours that are required. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. In the meantime, please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly. The children’s reading records are checked regularly so this is another good way of communicating any messages to your child’s teacher.  We are sure you can appreciate that the books from school will need to be quarantined after use.  For this reason, each year group will have a designated day in which to bring in their completed reading books.  For Year 3 this will be a Wednesday and for Year 4 this will be a Monday.  There will be a box in each classroom for this.  In addition to this they will then be issued with new reading books on a Thursday for Year 3 and a Tuesday for Year 4.  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.

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 Tuesday to be tested the following Tuesday. 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. 

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 30 stars. This is checked every Monday.

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 spring term  and our Year 3 curriculum overview for the spring term

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

A message from Miss Mulready: "Welcome back and Happy New Year Class CM.  I am really looking forward to teaching you 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

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25/01/21 below:

Maths and Monday's answers, Tue-Fri answers 

English

Afternoon activities

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will resume from January on a Tuesday. 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 Thursdays 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 – Spring term 2021

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

Later in the term we will start another Geography-based topic on Earthquakes.

Our Science topics will be Plants (Functions of different parts) followed by Plants (comparing plant requirements)

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.) 

We understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. As we get to know your child in the first few weeks we will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustment to reading colours that are required. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. In the meantime, please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly. The children’s reading records are checked regularly so this is another good way of communicating any messages to your child’s teacher.  We are sure you can appreciate that the books from school will need to be quarantined after use.  For this reason, each year group will have a designated day in which to bring in their completed reading books.  For Year 3 this will be a Wednesday and for Year 4 this will be a Monday.  There will be a box in each classroom for this.  In addition to this they will then be issued with new reading books on a Thursday for Year 3 and a Tuesday for Year 4.  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.

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 Thursday 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. 

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 30 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. 

Further information

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

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

A message from Mrs Spincer and Miss Tang: We're really looking forward to another super term with you all!

 

 

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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

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25/01/21 below:

Maths

English

Afternoon activities

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will resume from January on a Monday. 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 – Spring term 2021

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

Later in the term we will start another Geography-based topic on Earthquakes.

Our Science topics will be Habitats followed by Plants (comparing plant requirements)

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.) 

We understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. As we get to know your child in the first few weeks we will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustment to reading colours that are required. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. In the meantime, please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly. The children’s reading records are checked regularly so this is another good way of communicating any messages to your child’s teacher.  We are sure you can appreciate that the books from school will need to be quarantined after use.  For this reason, each year group will have a designated day in which to bring in their completed reading books.  For Year 3 this will be a Wednesday and for Year 4 this will be a Monday.  There will be a box in each classroom for this.  In addition to this they will then be issued with new reading books on a Thursday for Year 3 and a Tuesday for Year 4.  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.

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 Friday 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. 

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 30 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 more information, please see our LKS2 letter for the spring term and our Year 4 curriculum overview for the spring term

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

A message from Mr Jenkins: "Welcome back and a Happy New Year Y4.  I am really looking forward to teaching you for the remainder of this year and having lots of 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!

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25/01/21 below:

Maths

English

Other subjects

Indoor PE 

Indoor PE will resume from January on a Monday. 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 – Spring term 2021

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

Later in the term we will start another Geography-based topic on Earthquakes.

Our Science topics will be Habitats followed by Plants (comparing plant requirements)

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.) 

We understand that after the long summer break you will be anxious to support your child’s reading development as soon as possible and we actively encourage daily reading with your child. As we get to know your child in the first few weeks we will be assessing their reading level and making any adjustment to reading colours that are required. Your support and patience at this time is appreciated. In the meantime, please continue to read with your child daily, ensuring you sign their record clearly. The children’s reading records are checked regularly so this is another good way of communicating any messages to your child’s teacher.  We are sure you can appreciate that the books from school will need to be quarantined after use.  For this reason, each year group will have a designated day in which to bring in their completed reading books.  For Year 3 this will be a Wednesday and for Year 4 this will be a Monday.  There will be a box in each classroom for this.  In addition to this they will then be issued with new reading books on a Thursday for Year 3 and a Tuesday for Year 4.  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.

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. 

Maths:  Every week the children are expected to spend 3 lots of 10 mins on DoodleMaths , earning at least 30 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 spring term  and our Year 4 curriculum overview for the spring term

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

A message from Mrs Nethercott: "Welcome back and Happy New Year!  I am so sorry that we cannot be together in class at the moment but I do very much look forward to seeing all of your work on Seesaw over the next few weeks."

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Class JSB

Mr Bowkett, Year 5

Welcome to Class JSB

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. You can also find the worksheets for the week below:

Maths - Worksheets, Answers

 

English

 

Topic

PE

This term PE will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, please make sure the children wear appropriate clothing and trainers for these days. We are very lucky that on Thursdays we have two coaches from Bath City coming in to teach you some football/invasion game skills. Please ensure all items are named.

Swimming

Unfortunately we are currently unable to use the pool due to the Covid guidelines. 

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 WW2 - The Blitz and in Geography, Climate Change.

Our new Science topic will be complex properties of materials.

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 1 and 2.

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Class AB

Mr Boyle, Year 5

Welcome to Class AB

Happy New Year. Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. You can also find the worksheets for the week below:

Maths -   WorksheetsAnswers

English

Topic

Hello Team AB. I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas holiday with your families. I am looking forward to an exciting spring term with lots of fun learning ahead of us.

Mr Boyle

PE

From January 2021, PE will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so please make sure the children come to school wearing appropriate clothing and trainers for these days. Please ensure all items are named.  We will also be doing daily physical activity with Move a Mile, Go Noodle and skipping.

Swimming

Unfortunately we are currently unable to use the pool due to the Covid guidelines. 

Homework

Reading. We encourage the children to read their book at home every day for a minimum of 20 minutes. 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: 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 the 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 the children will be studying in history is The Georgians and the topic in geography is Volcanoes

Our new Science topic will be classyfying living organisms.

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

Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25.01.21 below:

Maths: Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri

English: Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri

Topic: Mon (Art ) Tues (History) Weds (Geography) Thurs (Topic) Fri

Topics

This term we will be starting a topic on Georgian Bath. In Science we will be learning about Classification and Evolution.

PE

Appropriate kit should be worn in to school for each PE session. This is: a plain red T shirt, shorts/jogging bottoms, trainers and a plain hooded top. As the weather gets colder it is essential that each child has warmer clothing with them, including hats and gloves, as all PE will take place outside.
Our PE slots for terms 1 and 2 are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure children wear their outdoor kit on these days. 

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. 

Science homework will be given out weekly on Fridays.

Further information

For more information, please see our Years 5/6 termly letter and our curriculum overview for terms 3 and 4.

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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.

Here is the information for Term 3 during lockdown.  All the work for each day will be posted on Seesaw at 6pm the night before it is needed. The expectation is that this is the work that will be completed at home and teachers will be monitoring and responding to this. If your child is in school they will be following the same lessons so there is no expectation for them to complete this on Seesaw when they get home. If they are at home, the work will be available for them on Seesaw to complete there. You can also find the worksheets for the week beginning 25.01.21 below:

Maths: Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri

English: Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri

Topic: Mon (Art ) Tues (History) Weds (Geography) Thurs (Topic) Fri

Outdoor games

From January 2021 this will be on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. 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. 

Topics – Spring term 2021

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

Our Science topic will be Evolution and Inheritance.

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. 

Science homework will be given out weekly on Fridays from after Christmas.

Further information

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

 

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