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Term 5 has been a short, but very busy term!

We would like to thank you again for continuing to support the children in the learning of their Phonics in order to become better readers and spellers.

Here is a reminder of some recommended resources:

You Tube: 'Mr Thorne does Phonics' offers support with sound pronunciation

​​ has interactive games the children can play which will support their reading and blending of real and pseudo words. generates practise screening tests where the children can show you what they have been preparing for in class.

We wish you all an enjoyable holiday and will look forward to seeing you again in Term 6.

Welcome back to a busy Term 4!

We have been back two weeks and already we have been on a trip to the SS Great Britain.  We could not believe how big she was!  The following day was World Book Day, where the children all came in dressed as a book character, or in their pyjamas ready for a bed-time story.

We have had another lovely Forest Schools session, have a look at some of the children in action.  We baked in the mud kitchen, collected and classified sticks and played 1,2,3, where are you...with Suzy Squirrel and Henry Hedgehog.

This term your child's reading book can be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday by putting their book and Reading Record Book in the box in class.  We would still like the children to read their reading books at least twice before changing, please.

You will notice that the Reading Books now also have a coloured sticker.  This is to make it easier for the children to be independent in changing their own reading books.

Show and Tell will recommence on Wednesday afternoons from Week 3 of Term 6.  A list will be sent home at the end of Week 2.

Curriculum Information

Our Topic this term is 'Watch us Grow, See us Change'

We will be learning all about our local environment by going on walks around the school grounds; studying plants and wildlife and making maps and learning how to use them.

Your child will be taught by Mrs Roberts on Mondays and Tuesdays

Your child will be taught by Mrs Payne on Thursdays and Fridays

Mrs Roberts and Mrs Payne will now alternate teaching Wednesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons

Miss Karen will cover teacher's PPA on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays

Mrs Bustios is our class TA

Mrs Munyard is our 1:1 TA

Home Learning

Homework will continue to be given out every Thursday.

Please return it, completed, on Tuesdays.


Please continue to read with your child as often as you can.  If they read five times (or more) in a week, your child will receive an 'apple'.  The number of reads will be counted each Friday.  When your child has collected five apples they will be awarded a certificate in Commendation Assembly. 


Please make sure your child's (named) P.E. kit is in school every day, including outdoor trainers or daps now the nicer weather is here!