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Year 2 Summer Blog – 2017

Friday, 30 June 2017

Year 2 has been working super hard this term and parents should be very proud of their children. We have managed to complete all our SATs and Teacher Assessments and the children have remained focused and tried their best.

In other news we have been learning about countries around the world, and have virtually visited all the continents with Buddy Bee. We found out lots of information ranging from the animals of the Arctic to the foods of France.

In Science we have been learning about plants and what are the best conditions for growth. We have also been thinking about what we could grow in an allotment.

We are very excited about our upcoming trip to Kingsbury Water Park on the 6th July. Fingers crossed for the weather so we can enjoy the great outdoors, pond dipping and playing on the park.

In Literacy we have particularly enjoyed our Author study about Anthony Browne and reading a range of his books and using them as inspiration for our own work. This would be a good author to read over the summer as Year 3 look at his work too.

Please continue to read regularly at home to try to get up to 5 on the ladder.

Meet the new teacher is on Thursday 29th June. Good Luck we know you’ll be brilliant.

Mrs E Baugh/Mrs J Torson



Reception Summer Blog – 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017

Reception have been learning all about ‘Our Wonderful World’, throughout the topic last term we looked at other countries from around the world including The United Kingdom, countries within Europe, Australia and Africa. During the term we tried various foods from around the world and even went on a plane journey to Africa to find out all about the country. We have enjoyed many craft activities and learning new painting techniques when doing aboriginal wall art and African cave paintings and collaging like Picasso. You can see all our work from last term on our classroom display boards.

This term our topic is ‘Amazing Animals’, we will be learning about different animals each week (look out for these on our ‘Talk Talk’). On Friday 16th June we will be going on our trip to Twycross Zoo which is always an exciting and fun day the children enjoy. Over the last few weeks we will be preparing the children for year 1 as they make transition visits into their new classes to meet their new teachers. As this will be our last term with the children in Reception there will be lots to look forward to and bring home at the end of the term. Look out for your child’s report which will be heading home on Monday 10th July.

Please listen to your children read at home and record your child’s reading in their reading diary.


Mr Patel and Miss Harper

Year 3 Summer Blog – 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017

Year 3 had a wonderful Spring term, working hard on the DT based Wonka’s Wonderful Wishes. The children experimented with different combinations of ingredients to create their own healthy snack for Wonka, with varying degrees of success.  It is fair to say that we all learnt a lot whilst making the snack, and had great fun creating their healthy bar!  They then made packaging for their snack.  This was more successful, with the majority of children liking the package they had created, but having learnt lots along the way.

This term we have continued to learn about the Rainforests. The projects the children created have been fantastic, and they are really enjoying talking to the class about what they did and learned by doing it, so well done mums and dads too! We are then going to move onto learning about our local area, including mapping and researching skills, as well as undertaking some fieldwork to find out more.

3H have been enjoying their swimming lessons, and are making good progress in confidence and skills within the water, whilst both classes have been wowing everyone with their new-found violin playing skills. The children are looking forward to being able to share these with parents and children from other local schools in a concert held at the Coton Centre.

Please continue to help your child continue their learning at home.   Everything you do with your child is beneficial to them, but we would hope as a minimum each child is reading with an adult at least 5 times a week, completing their literacy and numeracy homework, practising their spellings and learning their times tables.

Mrs E Hawes/Mr D Herrmann/Mrs H Jones

Year 5 Summer Blog – 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017

This term Year 5 are studying the history topic- The Tudors. We will be learning all about Henry VIII and his reign; his wives; Tudor houses and diseases. We are very excited about our trip to The Tower of London to see Henry VIII’s armour and where Anne Boleyn lost her head. In Literacy, we will study Shakespeare’s writing and try to re-create our own sonnets and playscripts. We are sure that you will enjoy reading them! Forest Schools will continue on Tuesdays, arrangements through text message service.

Miss D Evans/Mr D Brooke

Year 4 Blog Summer 2017

Friday, 23 June 2017

Year 4 Summer Blog 2017

We have plunged into our water topic and had a splashing time! We have learnt about the Water Cycle and have written explanations during our Literacy lessons and linked this to our Science where we have found out about solids, liquids and gases. During our topic, we have studied the journey of a river from source to mouth and how the river is eroded along its journey.

Our final homework project of the year has now been sent home and is a study of Joseph Mallard Turner so there will be no Numeracy or Literacy sent out this half term. The project is due in on Monday 3rd July. Please see class teachers for further information.

We are looking forward to a visit from Alan McDonald from the RNLI to help us learn about safety around water. We hope to use this information to good effect where we hope to visit the canal boats at Samuel Barlow Marina to get inspiration for our canal sewing projects.

On the 30th June we look forward to sharing our percussion skills in a multi-school performance at the Coton Centre. We look forward to seeing you there!

Children also need outdoor PE kit on Mondays for our cricket coaching session with Matt Nield from Tamworth Cricket Club.

Please continue to read regularly, practise spellings and times tables.

Mrs S Worrall/Mrs H Jones/Miss J Webb