Curriculum News!

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you all had a lovely break and your child/ren have settled into their new classes well.

Our topic for this term is “Ancient Civilisations”. Please find some time to read through this half-term’s curriculum map on the reverse as it will provide you with information about what children will be learning over the coming weeks.

Accelerated Reader

The children will all be undertaking a Star Reader quiz at the beginning of the year which will help them to determine which books they will be able to read and quiz on from the library. It is expected that children are responsible for choosing and returning their own books and we would ask that you help them at home to remember to bring their AR book in to school every day. To support your child’s learning at home, please ensure they read at least 20 minutes per evening.

Times tables

We use “TimesTable Rockstar” to support the children’s times tables knowledge and if possible would encourage children to use this programme to practise their times tables at home during the week.


Each week the children will be given 10 spellings to learn. It is expected that children spend time learning these at home during the week. They will be tested on their spellings once a week (Friday morning) and their scores recorded.

Volunteer Helpers

If any of you would like to volunteer, please collect a Parent’s Pack from Mrs Stoyle or Mrs Dickinson at the Office by the main entrance. We would particularly welcome any parents or Grandparents who could give up some time each week to listen to children read.

Dates for your diary

  • Parent Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17th October and Thursday 18th October.

  • Half term is Monday 21st October to Friday 22nd February

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to come and talk to your child’s teacher at a sensible time. We are usually available at the end of the day for a quick chat outside the main doors, or alternatively we can arrange a mutually convenient time for any longer discussions.

Kind regards,

Miss McKeon, Miss Hughes, Mr Willcox and Mr Williams