Them bones, them bones, them dry bones!

This week we have made a start on our curriculum timetable, French is pushing to the front as the favourite subject so far! We have learned how to greet people and ask how they are. Lots of fun games and songs mean that we remember what we are learning!


Art assessments have been completed – the children drawing their annual portraits and comparing them with past years, here are some examples for you… There is definitely lots of improvement in detail added and careful observation.

Also, take a look at the posters these children have created in Science. We are learning all about skeletons this half term! Why do we have bones? What are they for? What are they called? These are just some of the questions that will be answered.

The children have also been given their Home Learning books and spellings that they need to learn – spelling tests are on a Friday and the children can practice on Spelling Shed.

Our displays about our class names are looking good and the children have really enjoyed learning about inspirational people.

Grimwood, our class book, is going down very well. Everyday, the children are excited to settle down and listen to the next installment.

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Welcome back year 4!

It has been so lovely to welcome our year 4 children back to school. The children have settled brilliantly into their new classes and have enjoyed making new friends. This week, the children have been introduced to exciting new topics such as Prehistoric Britain in history and animals in French. In maths, we have been recapping our place value knowledge, ready for the year ahead. In English, we have been enjoying a range of texts and have worked on writing fantastic sentences.

In art, the children have been working on portraits and have used careful sketching and shading to draw portrait’s of the inspirational person for their class. Take a look at some of these amazing examples.

In PSHE, the children have been learning about British values of democracy, tolerance, liberty, respect and rule of law. They have used their hands as a template to create a beautiful image to represent these values.

We have had a wonderful first full week in year 4! Here are some useful reminders for the year ahead:

  • Please can all PE kit and school uniform have your child’s name in
  • Reading journals will be checked on Mondays
  • Please hand in home learning on Thursdays
  • Spellings will be tested on Fridays
  • Remember to use SPARX regularly to learn your times tables
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A great start to Year 3!

It has been lovely to welcome back the children and to see their smiling faces and hear all about their summers holidays.

The Year 3 team has been really impressed with how quickly the children have settled back into the school routine (especially in the heat- typical back to school weather!!). Our new headteacher Mrs Wills has popped in to meet the children and led an assembly about our new class names . Each class is named after an outstanding person who has overcome challenges to reach their dreams. In year 3, each class is named after a famous author.

The children have enjoyed learning about their author and should be able to tell you lots of facts about them!


Just a few things to remember for this term:

  1. PE kits to be in school
  2. Remember to read 3/4 times a week and hand in reading journals on Mondays to get your READ TO SUCCEED ticket.
  3. Home learning is set and checked on Thursdays
  4. Spellings tests on Fridays
  5. Try to use SPARX and SPELLING SHED at home.
  6. Remember to email admin if you have any questions or come and chat to us after school
  7. Remember to send in home learning and photos by email- we love to see the excellent wotk you do at home
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