Spring 2 Week 3

Year 3 have had a busy week of learning. In English, the children planned and wrote an alternative version to the story The Finger Eater. Their writing showed their enjoyment of the story as they were able to use words and phrases that the author had used. This term, we have focused on using adverbs and subordinating conjunctions, which they used correctly in their writing to engage the reader.

In Maths, we have been learning to add with column addition with no regrouping and with regrouping. They children have demonstrated their understanding using resources and recording using the written method.

In Art the children painted the sea and the sky, ready to add some stitching to it.

In Religion, the children retold the story of the Epiphany as one of the characters. They have also been explaining the meaning of this feast.

In PE, the children practised and performed their sequences to the class and then transferred their skills on the apparatus.

Home Learning

Timestables Please practise your timetables on Timestable Rockstars
SPAG Complete the activity on Spag.com
Mathletics Complete the activities.

calmly, exactly, deadly, bravely, boldly, gladly, deeply, clearly, hourly, quickly


Complete activities on spelling shed. Write the spellings and sentences in their handwriting books.



Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Reception Week Beginning 23.1.23

Another busy week has flown by in Reception!

The book focus this week was the story of The Three Little Pigs.

The class had lots of fun thinking of different ways to trap the wolf, to make sure that he never bothers anyone again. Ideas ranged from putting him in a rocket and sending him into space, to putting a ring of fire around his house, so that he wouldn’t be able to leave!

Amongst other things, the children built their own strong houses for the pigs to live in safely, they role played the traditional tale and used puppets to retell the story in their own words.

In maths lessons this week, Reception have been exploring and comparing different measures and extending their mathematical language. For example, when learning about capacity, they learnt and applied new vocabulary such as: full, nearly full, empty, nearly empty. The class also had fun practically learning about mass and height.

In the Ten Ten session this week, the class learnt and applied names to different family relationships, and discussed ‘special people’ who they can trust. They also participated in a whole class activity, where together they sorted people in their everyday lives into ‘family’, ‘friend’ and ‘other people I know’ categories.

Dinosaur Egg News!!!

On Wednesday, the class received the dreadful news that the dinosaur egg that they were looking after for Professor Needham at The Natural History Museum, was unbelievably STOLEN!!!!

Luckily, Harvey had seen the thief carrying the egg, from his bedroom window the night before, and he was able to give a brilliant description of him; the police said that the information was extremely helpful! From this, the class were able to make detailed wanted posters and police reports. Some of the children also took fingerprints from anyone entering Reception,( to eliminate them as suspects) and they used their investigative skills to look for clues. The thief is still at large… hopefully the class will have some good news to share next week.

If the weather is kind to us next week, we are hoping to go for a walk on the farmland next to the school on Wednesday. If your child does not yet have wellies in school, please send some in with your child before then. Thank you.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

The Reception Team


Year 5 – 20/01/23

This week has been Other Faith Week, and Y5 have been learning about Sikhism. We found out about the 5 Ks in Sikhism, and researched the most important place of pilgrimage for Sikhs: Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple). Ask your child what the 5 Ks are and why Sikhs go on pilgrimage to Harmandir Sahib!

In Science, we carried out investigations to look at the effect of surface area on air resistance. We discussed the importance of repeated measurements to ensure more reliable results.

Home learning for this week:

Maths Mathletics assignments:

·        Multiply: Grid method

·        Multiply: 1-Digit Number Regroup

SPaG The children have been given logins for spag.com

Please complete the assignment set:

·        Subordinate clauses & conjunctions (B)

Reading 5 tests on Readtheory OR a daily updating of your reading record.
Spelling Log on to Spelling Shed using your EdShed login, and play a variety of games to practise this week’s spelling rule: Words with silent letters












Spring 1 Week 2

This week we have learnt about Buddhism. We have thought about what makes us happy and compared the similarities and differences between Buddhism and Catholicism.

In Science our new topic is Living things and their habitats. We have investigated and sorted different things into groups titled; living, dead and never alive. Next week we will be looking closely at different habitats.

In English we have written persuasive letters but next week we will be writing letters of complaint.

In Maths we have been interpreting pictograms.

Home learning

Your child has taken home their lines for assembly next week  – please help them learn them over the weekend.


Friday 13th January 2023

Happy New Year!


On Monday we returned to school and celebrated the feast of the Epiphany. The children wore the crowns they made at the end of last year and thought about what gifts they could bring to the world, like the Magi brought gifts to Jesus.

In both English and Maths, Year 6 took part in assessments to help guide us in where our learning will go next. In D&T, the children have been busy at work cutting and sewing their own phone cases. Our Science learning this week has focused on reflection. We explored which material was the best reflector and looked for patterns in reflecting images. The focus for PE this half term will be gymnastics.

Today we were reunited with our reading partners. There were plenty of smiles and laughs as they caught up after the break.

Have a restful weekend.


Mrs Lines and Mrs McNamara


Home Learning:

  • Complete the task on spag.com
  • Read for 20 minutes daily.
  • Spellings can be found on spelling shed.
  • Complete activities set on mathletics.
  • TT rockstars


Autumn 2 Week 8

Miss Shea and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for all your cards, gifts and support this Term.

Please bring your holy Christmas cards in to school in January.

See you all in 2023!

Miss Pringle

Wednesday 21st December, 2022

The autumn term has come  an end. It has been a busy first term in Year 6 but wonderful to share so many events with our community. We wish you and all your families, peace and joy this Christmas time and thank you for the generous gifts we have received from you.

This week in RE the children have learnt more about the Jesse Tree in our daily class worship and today looked at Matthew’s gospel (1:18 – 2:6) and examined what names for Jesus Matthew used.  The children examined their thoughts on the names and took these and created word art.


On Tuesday the children made chocolate star biscuits and decorated them.  I do not think any made the journey home…the children were busy nibbling at them in the afternoon!


As promised, here are the pictures of the children enjoying the snow at school.


Loving God, as we wait for the birth of Jesus at Christmas, we give thanks for the wonderful gift of new life. We
pray for all parents around the world and for their children, that they will be healthy, happy and love one another.
“The Birth of Jesus brings us the good news that we are loved immensely and uniquely by God.” Pope Francis

We wish you and all your family, peace and joy at Christmas time.  See you in the new year!

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines



Year 5 – 16/12/22

Oh, what a week it’s been! Snow, Christmas jumpers, Christmas dinner, panto, Christmas party…it has certainly been a fun one! Enjoy the photos and videos of Year 5’s week!

Thursday was panto day, for which the Year 5s walked and sat excitedly with the Year 1s to watch Dick Wittington and his Cat. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Today was our Christmas Party where we had a competitive game of Pin the Carrot on the Snowman, had professional photos taken, met Father Christmas in our school grotto, played a game of head bowling, enjoyed party food in the hall, then ended the day with a glow-stick disco and dance-off. The children will definitely sleep well tonight!

Some entertaining viewing for you all!

Friday 16th December, 2022

This week has been another busy one!

The children have braved the cold days following the snowfall on Sunday evening and have enjoyed playing in the snow.

The children have been dressed in their Christmas best for both the Christmas lunch on Wednesday and for today’s christmas celebrations.  They have met Santa in his grotto, had dancing competitions, christmas party games (Christmas whispers, christmas musical statues, christmas musical chairs to name a few!).  Alongside all of this, they had been devising the longest paper chain decoration and today, joined them all together as one chain!  The chain we feel could probably stretch from the classroom down to the main hall so congratulations to them for making the classroom feel festive.  The snowflakes have been designed so intricately too.

On Thursday, the children walked with their reception partners down to the Wyllotts to see the pantomime of Dick Whittington. Their reception partners were so delighted to have the oldest children in the school sit beside them during the performance, keeping them company and watching over them.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs McNamara and Mrs Lines


Tuesday 13th December, 2022

This is our Maths Focus for today.

Click on the link provided:

Adding and subtracting Fractions:

You tube link

Worksheet – click here

Worksheet Answers – click here