To become primary status from September 2017.
Happy Days - Bright Futures
We started the Autumn Term by reading a story called The Blue Balloon by Mick Inkpen. The children led the planning by suggesting activities that they would like to do following the story. Lots of work on Kipper and rainbows followed. We planted in our outside area and looked for signs of Autumn during a walk to our local library. Swimming lessons began this term too. We also celebrated Harvest and learnt about Guy Fawkes and Remembrance Day in Understanding of the World. Soon we will be thinking about friendships as part of Anti-Bullying Week.
Later in the term we will be preparing for Christmas with decoration making, production rehearsals and much more again led by the children’s ideas and we will be inviting our parents and carers in to share our Learning Journals.
During the Spring term we will have a focus on 'Polar lands'. The children will learn about each polar animal and the way Polar bears and penguins have adapted to their environments. We will look at the Arctic and Antarctic on a globe and will make our own igloos using sugar cubes and marshmallows. In Maths, we will learn about the average length of a blue whale and lay ourselves down in a line to see if we can compare how many children will fit into it. During the second half of the term, we will join the rest of the school in a Creative Arts Week, dress up as book charachters for World Book Day and learn all about the Easter story.
We'll start the Summer term by learning about owls, and we'll have some very interesting visitors to help extend and enrich our learning! Swimming will begin again and we'll be preparing for Sports Day too. Topic work will continue to be led by the interests of the chldren.
Please click on the links below for information about the Early Learning Goals that we are working towards by the end of the year
Our approach to homework is one where we believe that homework should complement our learning in school and not be a stressful experience at home.
Parents are key educators in their children’s lives and have a critical influence over the success of children’s learning. We suggest that in the early stages of a child’s school life at least 10 minutes is set aside each day to talk to your child about their learning, to read with your child, play games and develop their self-help skills.
As your child moves through the Primary phase they will begin to have more formal tasks such as learning multiplication tables and spellings, projects; and be expected to work for longer periods and with increasing independence.
Homework can also be a walk in the park, a swimming trip, baking, an art activity, visiting family.
For the full version of the spelling lists, please click on the following link:
To find out more about the curriculum we follow, please click on the following link: