Dear Parent/Carer,
Welcome back to school after what I hope was an enjoyable summer holiday. I hope that you all had a lovely time and made the most of the good weather … when it happened!

In the boxes below I have provided details of what the children will be learning over this term and some useful information:

Literacy and English

In reading, we will be concentrating on using questioning to help our understanding of a text.

In writing, our focus will be on writing letters, instructions and personal accounts. Grammar and punctuation will be taught alongside writing. We will be using VCOP and Big Writing to help us to use connectives when writing sentences.

Spelling will concentrate on learning plurals, e.g. -ies, -ves; soft c/g including words with a ‘magic e’ and spelling words containing ow, ou, aw and ew.

Numeracy and Mathematics

Our focus in Maths this term is number processes and Information Handling.

In numeracy, we will be studying place value, addition and subtraction. Lessons will include mental maths practice and opportunities for answering worded questions, in addition to straightforward computations.

We will be continuing the use of SEAL to help improve our understanding of numbers.

In Information Handling we will be gathering data and displaying information in different ways.

Learning Across the Curriculum

In RME we will be learning about Sikhism, in particular, religious stories, festivals and customs.

Our topic focus will be ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which will be a cross curricular study.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about resilience: what it means to be resilient and how we can show resilience. We will also be thinking about our emotions and their impact on ourselves and others.

In Science we are thinking about our senses and how they help us as well as their limitations.

We are planning a variety of trips to help us in our learning. We love to have help from parents and carers. If you are able to accompany us, please let us know.


P.E: Will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure children have their kit with them on those days to ensure they get the full benefit of lessons.

Music: will take place on Wednesdays.

Home Learning: Homework will be given out on a Monday and should be brought back to school on a Thursday.

Visits: We like to discuss the World of Work whenever we can. If you would be willing to come and tell us about what you do, please let me know.

Clothing: Please can you make sure that ALL of your children’s clothes are clearly named. At the end of each year, our Lost Property box is overflowing with unclaimed things; make sure that none of them are yours!

We’ve been up to all manner of things so far this term. Here’s a collage of some of the things we’ve been doing. Can you remember what they were?