What’s been happening in school this week?

What’s been happening in school this week?

Lots and lots…

In Y3, the children have been enjoying their maths work – looking at measures.

The children have also been exploring light sources as part of their science work.

In Y4, the children have been taking their learning outside – chalking distance, time graphs.

In Y5, as part of Local History Week, the children have been looking at clues and gathering evidence about Silverwood Colliery.

In preparation for our Picture This display – Y5 children have also been exploring animal prints in a rather creative way.


In Y6, the children have been finding the world’s largest deserts – brushing up on their geography skills.


Y6 have also been working on animal themed artwork.





Sporting Success

Sporting Wins

Well done to some of our children who have been achieving well in football and swimming this past week.  Great successes.

Amazing swims yesterday at the North East Regional Champs.

Callum went sub 30secs in the 50 free -11/12 age group coming 4th in the final. More to come on day two!

Another football medal

Our very own athletics squad also finished in 2nd place this week – by 1 point.


Week beginning 21-5-18

Year 3

In our topic work next week, we will be reading a story called The Stone Age Boy to find out more about how the people from the Stone Age lived. The children will enjoy creating their own piece of writing using information from the story and other research.

We have been enjoying using Prodigy this week and look forward to more opportunities to play on the maths game. Your child has a unique login ID and password to enable them to play at home as well.

Year 4

In the final week of this half term Year 4 will be reviewing their arithmetic skills through an assessment and moving onto to the study of statistics (data handling). We will be creating data from surveys and science experiments in order to interpret  graphs.

In literacy we return to SFA and our book studies and writing activities. In science we will be reflecting on our human body topic and looking towards next terms topic ‘Electricity’.

4S will be swimming on Monday afternoon and PE is on Wednesday afternoon though it is advisable to bring PE kits on Monday as we may make the best of the good weather!

Year 5

Next week in year 5 we will be completing our work on time, with a final assessment to show our learning.  Our SFA sessions will start again after a break for SATs.  We shall be completing our Tinga Tinga learning ready for the Picture This! exhibition this summer.  We will be continuing our art lessons, working in charcoal as well as looking at more famous artists from around the world.  Music lessons are in full swing; we hope to start composing our own pieces of music.

As always, full P.E. kits to be in school on a Monday and reading diaries will be checked on a Wednesday.  Please ensure your child has a water bottle, hat and sun cream for the warm weather.

Year 6

Following completion of our SATs last week, we are looking forward to beginning our end of year production.  We will also be planning an enterprise project, working in teams to raise funds for an exciting end of Y6 event.

We are extremely proud of all of our children who have demonstrated resilience and determination throughout the whole of this academic year.


Exciting Learning

Exciting Learning

This week has been action packed, not only for our Y6 taking their SATs, but for everyone in school.

We have been utilising our outdoor space – developing links across the whole curriculum.

Some of our Y5 children were lucky enough to go and watch the UEFA U17 match at the New York Stadium – Italy vs Belgium.  They had a great time.

Gary from RUCST visited school – bringing with him, the UEFA solid silver trophy – we all had the opportunity to hold the 1 stone trophy.  Thanks Gary.




Week beginning 14-5-18

Year 3

Next week we are continuing to create our Stone Age tools. So far we have made the structure and begun to wrap in paper mache. We are looking forward to painting the tools to make them look as realistic as possible.  Our maths and English work will continue.  We will be exploring Fair Trade – looking at what this means, locally, nationally and globally.

We will also be starting a new science topic on light. The children will begin by investigating light sources and how we see.

Year 4

This week year 4 will continue to explore co-ordinates in 4 quadrants through computing and maths lessons. They will be exploring how to draw 2D shapes by knowing missing co-ordinates. As it is Fair Trade Week they will be studying the concept of fair trade round the world and supporting their geography. In science Year 4 will be continuing their work on healthy bodies and the functions of the major organs.

4S will be swimming on Monday afternoon and PE is not at a fixed time so best bring kits on Monday morning to be sure.

Year 5

Year 5 children are excited to begin our ‘Mindfulness’ work on Monday; this whole class work will continue for 8 weeks and we are looking forward to seeing some positive benefits over the next few weeks!  In our maths lessons, we will be focussing on time: looking at reading and telling the time; reading and using timetables and solving word problems involving converting units of time.  Being able to tell the time is an important life skill, which can easily be reinforced and practised at home.  Please encourage your child to practice as often as possible.  As part of our geography based topic, children are developing their understanding of rivers.  In music sessions, children are continuing to work on their recorder and samba band skills.  We shall also be continuing to work on our ‘Tinga Tinga’ artwork for the Picture This! exhibition.

As always, please ensure P.E. kits are in school on Monday, reading diaries are in on a Wednesday and spellings and times tables are practised, ready for our tests on Friday.

Year 6

Year 6 children will be taking their SATs this week – they have worked very hard in the run up to this week and we have every confidence that they will do their very best.  We are proud of every child, all of whom have shown determination and resilience.

Throughout the week we will be applying all our skills and talents we have developed this year; answering a range of questions across Maths, SPaG and Reading. 
After all of our hard work, we will be enjoying some well-deserved downtime; where we will be showcasing our skills in other areas of the curriculum, including: art, sport and computing.
Don’t forget:
– Have a lovely weekend, rest and come back Monday feeling prepared. 
The test structure for the week is as follows:

Monday – Spelling, punctuation and grammar – 2 papers.

Tuesday – Reading – 1 paper

Wednesday – Maths – 2 papers

Thursday – Maths – 1 paper

Friday – NO ASSESSMENTS – Test week is over!!!

Things we are looking forward to:
– Completing our SATS and enjoying some well deserved rest



Y3 Residential to Kingswood

Y3 Residential to Kingswood

Our Y3 children have experienced their very first junior school residential visit. 

They had lots of exciting activities planned over two days including nightline and zipwire.

Here are some pictures that show just how much fun the children had.



Week beginning 7-5-18

Year 3

Next week our year 3’s are looking forward to going to Kingswood for their residential. There’s lots of great activities to do from the zip wire to nightline. 
A few things to remember:
– a packed lunch and drink in a carrier bag
– come in non-uniform on Tuesday 
– disco clothes
For the children not going, please remember a PE kit. We will be having fun creating some Tinga Tinga art on the computers in our Tech Lab

Year 4

In the fifth week of this half term Year 4 will be developing their understanding of symmetry through maths, art and design technology. In science they will be studying healthy eating and what the human body needs to function properly. In literacy children will be writing instructions for a healthy meal and continuing with their SFA text.

Swimming for 4S is on Monday afternoon and PE is on Wednesday afternoon.

Year 5

Next week, year five will be completing our learning on converting measures and applying our understanding to solve a range of word problems.  During our SFA lessons, all classes have begun their research into the continents in preparation for writing our non-chronological reports.  Children are enjoying our art lessons, with our focus being on pen work this week, as well as continuing our enquiry learning in geography to develop our knowledge about rivers.  We are also looking forward to beginning work with Mrs Pickerell on a mindfulness project.  Please remember P.E. kits should be in school on Monday and reading diaries are checked every Wednesday.

Year 6

Next week, we will be making our final preparations for SATs.

In maths, we will be applying our understanding – of all mathematical concepts- to answer reasoning questions. We will also be focusing on key areas including: 3D shapes and algebra. 

During SFA lessons we will be continuing to apply our reading skills to practise answering comprehension questions. 

In SPaG lessons, we will be consolidating our understanding of SPaG terminology and we will be using to apply our understanding to test style questions. 

After all of our hard revision, we will be enjoying some well-deserved downtime; where we will be showcasing our skills in other areas of the curriculum, including: art, sport and computing.

Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings in preparation for our weekly tests

– Use TTRockstars to practise timestables 

– Recall all FDP facts

– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday

– Remember to read often and complete your reading records

Things we are looking forward to:
– welcoming the Theatre Company into school on Friday 

Y5 Kingswood 2018

Y5 Kingswood 2018

78 of our Y5 children spent the week in Wales for their residential visit.

The week consisted of a number of outdoor activities that tested their resilience, ability to take risks and their determination to push themselves.

All of the school staff were immensely proud of each and every child who gave everything 100% effort.


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