22nd March 2019


Ensure your child has their reading book and reading record in school every day

Ensure your child has a water bottle in school and that is filled at home each day.

Sapphire has PE on a Friday afternoon so please ensure your child's PE kit is in school, including a tracksuit as we are learning about invasion games this half term.


What have we been up to?


Reading - We have continued to read Goodnight Mr Tom and Willie and his friends have decided to start up a village newspaper. We have also read a short story where a farmer outsmarted a czar and another text, non-narrative, about a successful underwater photographer. The children worked hard to apply their understanding and skills to answer a variety of questions on the texts.

English - This week we have started to write our World War Two story. The children have made a great start, ensuring plenty of detail has been included to engage and entertain the reader and we have had a big focus on including a range of punctuation.

Maths - This week we have looked at plotting co-ordinates in all four quadrants, predicting missing co-ordinates; translating and reflecting shapes.


Topic - This week we learned about how the role of women changed and why this change was necessary. We learnt about the Women's Land Army, the auxiliary  air force and what conditions might have been like working in a munitions factory.

We also looked at the lyrics of the famous song The White Cliffs of Dover and talked about the significance of the lyrics. The children then worked in groups to write another verse.

PSHE - This week our school governors fed back to us following a meeting that was held last week and a set of rules for the dining room was discussed. The children then designed a poster for a competition as a way of reminding children of these rules when eating in the dining hall.


MFL - We recapped basic German greetings and extended this to asking each other how they are and different responses to this question.


LOTC - The children also spent more time in the polytunnel planting more fruits and vegetables.

Thank you for your contributions to our Easter hamper, they are very much appreciated.

Have a great weekend

Miss Carr