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Important Dates

02/05/2019- Trip to Communitree.

06/05/2019- Closed- Bank Holiday.

23/05/2019- Possible closure- European election. (TBC)

24/05/2019- Last day in school before summer half term break



Welcome back, I hope you have had a nice break and eaten plenty of Easter eggs?


Our curriculum focus this half term will be:



Using the Maths- No Problem scheme of work we will be focusing on: geometry, position and movement.



Using the power of reading scheme, we will be reading 'There's a boy in the girls' bathroom' by Louis Sachar. This book has as its main character Bradley, a ‘bad’ boy who is always in trouble. We get right into Bradley’s heart and mind in this narrative, offering readers ways to discuss issues of friendship, bullying, and the links between self esteem, behaviour and learning. 


Overall learning aims of this teaching sequence:

>Recount (letters)

>Recount (diary entries)

>Play script

>Contemporary narrative.




We will be looking at different spelling rules and patterns every week then will be tested on the rule each week. However, children will need to learn the rule as no spellings will be sent out to practise.



week 1: silent letters- e.g knee and assign 

week 2: silent letters e.g. sword, bomb

week 3: homophones ce and se e.g. advice and advise

week 4: homophones e.g. stationery and stationary

week 5: u- e.g. gurantee and language



Science- Materials

In this unit children will have compared and grouped together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, response to magnets and electrical and thermal conductivity. They will have given reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular use of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.


Topic- What did the Greeks do for us?

Who Were the Ancient Greeks?

Ancient Greek Democracy

Ancient Greek Olympics

The Battle of Marathon

Greek Gods and Goddesses

The Trojan War.



Lessons take place on Monday afternoons with Mr. Beck and Wednesday morning with the sports coach.

Please ensure FULL PE kit including suitable footwear is in school on these days, particularly if it has been home for washing or used in an after-school sports activity.

Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.


Guided Reading

Each group will have three guided reading sessions each week. These books won’t be sent home as they will be needed at school. However, the children will have a book from the school library to take home as it is imperative that children are reading for pleasure and continuing to develop their reading and comprehension skills (bring to school on a Tuesday to be changed every two weeks).


Home Learning Challenge: Greeks.

Please see HLC book and return by Friday 24th May 2019



Maths homework

Please see the links below for the different online games focusing on multiplication and divisions and also your child is registered to Timetables Rockstar's.



Children will be able to choose a book from the school library and will be changed every two weeks, usually on a Tuesday. Please endeavour to complete the schools reading record and leave a comment every time you read your book.


Don't forget to check out the school's twitter page for regular updates and information.



Mr. Beck and Mrs Renshaw

April 2019

Class guide presentations

Slam poetry competition