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Year 3 Autumn Blog

Monday, 2 September 2019

Wow, what a super start to Year 3 we have had so far.  The children have impressed us with their enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and effort.

Our topic this term is ‘Amazing Egyptians’ and we will find they really are amazing!  Over the weeks we will find out about how the Ancient Civilisation lived, about different jobs and rituals as well as discovering Egyptian Gods.  We will go on a trip to the Birmingham Museum where the children will be able to prepare a body for mummification… pulling brains out through noses, pulling organs out of the body and wrapping the body in bandages – what’s not to love?!   They will also create their own art masterpiece on papyrus paper, before then exploring all the exciting Egyptian artefacts within the museum.  The children will be set a project to find out more about life in Ancient Egyptian times, which will give them (and you!) an opportunity to get creative.  More information will follow in a few weeks.

3HW will begin swimming lessons soon, which is always an enjoyable experience!  3H will begin theirs after the February half term.

The whole year group begin their violin lessons next week.  They will be taught how to hold and play it properly before they will be allowed to bring it home.  Once they are bringing it home they will need to ensure it is in school every Thursday for the lesson – we don’t have any spares.  Please encourage your child to practise at home (maybe invest in some good ear plugs for these first few weeks!) as we are hoping to be good enough by the end of the year to be able to take part in a big concert with other schools.

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, working on the reading challenge, practising their spellings and learning their times tables.

Our email addresses were on the recent Year 3 Expectations letter sent home, so if there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mrs E Hawes, Mrs S Worrall and Mr D Herrmann

Reception Autumn Blog

Monday, 2 September 2019

Welcome to Reception.

Children start school on week commencing Monday 2nd September to join us for our part-time sessions. Miss Harper’s class are invited to stay for lunch with their parents on Thursday 5th September at 11:45am. Mrs Sharp and Mrs McDermott’s class are invited for their lunch on Friday 6th September at 11:45am. Week commencing Monday 9th September our children will be joining us full-time.

Our Topic for the first half term is ‘All About Me’ where we will be learning about ourselves, our families and people who help us. The children will be able to access various activities across the classrooms and outside, catering for all areas of the curriculum.

The children will be learning about one another and making new friends during this first term. They will be exploring new environments and getting used to their new routines.

During Autumn term our P.E sessions will involve going into the hall and exploring the space. We will not need P.E kits during this term. Letters will go home nearer the time when P.E kits will be required.

Just a reminder to make sure all your children’s clothes are labelled, particularly jumpers and cardigans, as you can imagine we have a lot of green jumpers. Children will also need a named water bottle that they can bring every day.

We ask for any children wishing to have toast and milk for the week to provide the money in a named envelope on a Monday morning.

Toast- £1 week

Milk- free for under 5’s/ £1 a week for over 5’s.

Miss Harper/ Mrs S McDermott and Mrs N Sharp


Year 2 Autumn Blog

Thursday, 29 August 2019

The children have settled in well and are getting used to their new routines. We will learn about the island of Madagascar and be writing creatively using the film as our inspiration. Did you know Madagascar is the world’s oldest and fourth largest island!

In Science we are finding out about the life cycles of different animals including Humans and matching offspring to their parents. We will be finding out about the basic needs of animals for survival. We are also going to be learning about the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

To support maths work
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You can use any Year 2 resources that will help and the booster is good.

We will also be celebrating the work of Roald Dahl during a special week. We will be enjoying listening to a variety of his stories and studying some of the characters in them.

Mrs E Baugh/Miss E Neville



Year 5 Autumn Blog

Thursday, 29 August 2019

This term, Year 5 will be studying the Science based topic, ‘Is anybody out there?’

We will be learning all about the Earth and other planets. During the topic, we will be making our own orreries, training to be astronauts and designing space helmets.

In Literacy, we will look at the ingredients of a good story and trying to create our own. We hope you will enjoy reading them! We will be looking at Tim Peake’s life and achievements and writing his biography as well as our own autobiographies.

To enhance our learning, we will be visiting the National Space Centre in Leicester on Tuesday 8th October.

5W’s class assembly will be in October. 5E’s assembly in December. We will provide more information nearer to the time.

5E will be going swimming starting on Monday 9th September.

Ms D Evans/Miss J Webb


Year 4 Autumn Blog

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Year Four have already started our topic of Invaders and Settlers! We are preparing for our invasion of Chester on Wednesday 2nd October, by finding out as much as we can about the Romans and Celts. Later in the term, we will also be feasting and becoming a Roman on our Roman day in School. Costume requests to follow…

Forest schools will be on a Wednesday afternoon and details will follow.

Our visiting peripatetic music teacher will begin his sessions of playing the djembe, glockenspiels and drum pads. This will continue throughout the year and we look forward to performing to parents later in the year.

Weekly spelling lists are sent home and the tests are every Thursday. Please support your child in reading at least 5 times a week. We would like all children to complete the Bronze Reading award by the end of term.

Mr Brooke and Mrs Jones



Year 6 Autumn Blog

Thursday, 29 August 2019

This term Year 6 will be completing Geography based topics on mountains and rivers.

During this topic we will explore how mountains are formed, famous mountaineers and essential kit needed to climb a mountain. Later in the term we will be focusing on rivers and how they are formed and how they change shape.

Children will have the opportunity to attend Chasewater Outdoor Education Centre for a week’s residential later in the term. Where they will experience team building games as well as outdoor pursuits such as archery, climbing and biking.

In DT children will be researching, designing and making shelters.

Alongside this there will be a focus on the development of reading, grammar and writing skills as well as maths as we continue to work towards the expected Year 6 standard, and beyond.

Miss C Lamb/Mr P Pratt/Miss J Tiddy


Year 1 Autumn Blog

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Welcome to what we hope will be an exciting year in Year 1! We have settled well and are getting used to our new routines. We are working very hard and producing some lovely work. This half-term we are enjoying finding out about ourselves and our bodies through our topic ‘All About Me’. We are also looking forward to learning about ‘Our Wonderful World’ next half-term. We will be finding out where different fruits come from and making a fruit kebab.

Please remember your child needs to bring their book bag and water bottle to school every day and will read with an adult twice a week during our Guided Reading sessions. Please keep reading regularly at home and practising the weekly spellings.

Our PE lessons are on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. The children should have their PE kit in school on a Monday morning so it is ready for the week. If your child has their ears pierced, could you please either removed them before school or provide plasters to cover their earrings.

If your child wishes to purchase toast and milk for the week, please send in £1 for each on a Monday morning so their order can be placed.

Mrs Torson / Mrs Shingleton / Mr Patel