Monthly Archives: March 2018

Easter Homework

Dear parents and carers,

To help prepare the Year 6 children for SATs, I am sending a range of homework home on Wednesday (the last day of term). The homework which is compulsory is the usual reading diary challenges and this term it is based on our new topic ‘Natural Disasters’. As per usual, the children are required to choose five challenges from the sheet and complete these, to a high standard, in their reading diary. Failure to do so will result in missed playtimes during the first week back. I am also sending out some additional homework based on previous SATs papers. These papers do not have to be completed, however I would recommend looking through them with your child to see the range of questions that children are presented with. By all means if your child wishes to complete these papers then please encourage them to do so.

The children break up on Wednesday (28th March 2018) and return to school on Monday 16th April 2018 so they have plenty of time to complete their homework and look over/attempt the reading and reasoning paper.

If you have any questions or queries then please feel free to come and see me.

Many thanks,

Mrs Hickling

Toy afternoon – Wednesday 28th March

To celebrate the last day of term, the children have decided they would like to bring in their toys for the afternoon on Wednesday 28th of March.

The toys must not be too expensive incase they are lost or damaged.

Children will need to wear school uniform as normal.

Many thanks

Miss Marshall

Super Heroes

Towards the end of last week each child made their own unique super hero costume.

Each of our children are heroes to us!

Heroes of dancing, friendship and caring.

This little hero made his Mummy a birthday gift.

These heroes welcomed a new friend to our group.

This hero threaded Cheerios onto a pipe-cleaner without eating any. They did each have a bowl of the cereal, with milk poured on afterwards.

It really is heroic to share without screaming when you’re only two years old.

Our rhyme this week was Miss Polly.

A few of our actresses.

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick,sick, sick,

so she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick.

The doctor came with his bag and his hat,

and he knocked on the door with a rat-a-tat-tat.

He looked at the dolly and he shook his head,

he said “Miss Polly put her straight to bed.”

He wrote on a paper for a pill, pill, pill,

“I’ll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.”

Singing, acting out and reciting nursery rhymes and songs is a fabulous, fun way to develop your child’s speaking and listening skills.

Next week we will be celebrating Easter.

We’d like to remind you that the last day of school is Wednesday the 28th as we have an inset training day for staff on Thursday.

Mrs Gibson

Meta-cognition and Volume!

In Class 12 we have been working on learning about how we learn.  Each of us have been thinking about how we feel we learn best and then using this to plan, monitor and evaluate our own learning experience. Within this, we have been working on our collaboration skills.

Today, for the first time, the year 6 children in Class 12 learned about volume.  As their teacher, I was so proud to see them independently implement all of these things we have been learning about with ‘meta-cognition’.  After a little teaching input on volume from me, the children chose a suitable team to work with, chose a suitable level of challenge for themselves, chose suitable equipment and then adjusted the classroom furniture to suit their learning needs.  I was so impressed!  Well done Class 12!

Miss Nicholson



The Holocaust Memorial Centre

Class 12 had a wonderful trip to The Holocaust Memorial Centre this week.  We learned so much!  We are going to use all that we have learned to write our own diary entries in character as young German Jewish children during World War Two.

Miss Nicholson