Term 6 Overview

Come with us this Term and go on a journey ‘Under the Sea’. Our topic will be based around stories including: Commotion in the Ocean, Rainbow Fish, Tiddler, Sharing a Shell and Deep Sea Dougal. The children will be having a Sea Creature day with dressing up and lots of fun activities (details to follow).

We are planning to make some art work that will be displayed and sold in our own Art Gallery, to be set up by the children.

We will also be focussing on the transition to Year 1, with opportunities for the children to spend some time with their new teachers.

It would be lovely to have some visitors in to talk to the children.
Do you go deep sea diving? Do you like fishing or keep fish?

If you think you have any hidden talents that would lend themselves to our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and you would be prepared to come in and talk to the children, please let us know.

The week beg: 02/07/18 will be a Circus themed Arts week that is running across the whole school (details to follow).

Term 6 Overview

This term our topic is ‘Living Things.’ We will be learning about the human digestive system, teeth, animal classifications and habitats. Later this term, we will be covering aspects of SRE (Sex and Relationships Education). The focus for Year 4 is changes to the body during puberty.

In English we will be using ‘The Paperbag Prince’ book as our inspiration for writing. In Maths we will be revising written methods, fractions, decimals and time as well as learning about properties of shape and position and direction.

Term 6 Overview

Welcome to the final term of this academic year.

Firstly, a huge thank-you for the amazing Egyptian masks which came into school. A number of them are now on display in the main corridor and are receiving many positive comments.

We have a Science topic this term, looking at plants and also light.

In Maths, we start with a geometry unit, focusing on understanding angles and then looking at 2D and 3D shapes. This is followed by some work on capacity. In the final couple of weeks, we will revisit and reinforce the concepts we have studied, across the year. Naturally, we continue to work on learning times tables.

In English, we will be identifying budding journalists, as we begin the term looking at newspapers. We will be using the child-friendly ‘First News’ publication, as this ensures all the content we study is age-appropriate! Later in the term we will work on play scripts and then parodies of familiar stories.

PE lessons will focus on athletics activities, in preparation for Sports Day and we will also enjoy some games of rounders on the field.

Virtually all our pupils are coming to school every day with a water bottle and hat. Thank you for your support in this.

Kind regards,

The Year 3 team.

Term 6 Overview

In Science this term, we are learning about the Sun, Earth and Moon. We are also continuing to look at life cycles, this term focussing on human reproduction. This will link with our S.R.E topic this term and the East Sussex Health Education Team will run these sessions. If you would like a copy of the lesson plans, please ask at our school office.  In English, our reading and writing will be linked to our Space topic. In Maths, our focus this term will be concentrating on revising topics covered so far.  Our term will end with the “Connect with the Countryside Day” at the Ardingly Showground on July 12th, so please return your permission slips and payment as soon as possible and by June 22rd at the latest.

Home learning

Please find a copy of the new Term 6 homework wheel in the resources. Maths homework will be set by the class teacher every Friday. Children should also learn their weekly spellings and times tables, as well as reading for 30 minutes every night.

Kind regards

Year 5 Teachers

Mrs Anderson, Mrs Dale and Mr Healy.

Contractor’s Update

Internally – We have completed the plastering and the ceiling has been fitted, the mechanical 2nd fix and Carpentry 2nd fix.

Externally – The brickwork to the ramp area has been completed, and the steps and path at the rear of the building have been formed.

Moving on next week, internally, the decorators will be starting, along with the electrical 2nd fix and the flooring is be installed.

Externally, we will be tarmacking and installing the canopy.

Contractor’s Update

The refurbishment works to the existing building have been completed including new ceiling and lighting, new flooring, redecoration and installation/refurbishment of the toilets, ready for when the school returns on Monday following their Easter break.

The new extension:  The windows have been installed and the roof tiling reinstated, along with the internal walls have been plaster boarded in readiness for the plastering next week. Externally, works have commenced on the new ramps.

Term 5 Overview

This term we are focusing on The Hungry caterpillar story. The Children will be learning the story and making caterpillar crafts. Also in the Pre-School we have our own butterfly house where we are watching the life cycle of caterpillars and when they have grown into butterflies, we will release them onto the field. Making our own binoculars, we will use them to go on bug hunts around the fields around the school. At the end of the term, parents are invited into the pre-school for our fabulous finish where the children will be singing and signing songs that they have learnt over the term.

Term 5 Overview

Welcome to Term 5. We hope you had a good Easter break.

This term, we will be enjoying the very exciting topic of Ancient Egypt. Sadly, we are not able to visit the pyramids, but we are looking forward to welcoming a local company, Hands On History, into school to do a variety of workshops with the children. This will take place on Wednesday 25th April.

In Maths, we start with a unit about fractions and will then work on the vital life-skill of telling the time and solving time problems. Please give your children plenty of opportunities to practise telling the time on analogue and digital clocks, and to think about timings of their day.

In English, some of the work links to our topic, as we will produce information pages about The Egyptians. We will also focus on persuasive writing and aspects of storytelling.

Our computing focus is word-processing skills.

With the sun having finally appeared, can we please ask that all children come to school each day with a named water bottle and hat.

Kind regards,

The Year 3 team.

Term 5 Overview

Welcome back after the Easter break! We hope you all had a pleasant time off.

As you know, the children will be taking their SATs this term during week 5. There is still a lot of work to do to prepare for this! The children need to make sure that they are regularly practising their times tables and spellings as well as reading. They will continue to complete their revision books for homework this term. If wanting to help at home for Maths, fluency in times tables and arithmetic practice are the best things to work on with the children- as this grows confidence and will supplement their reasoning. The SATs will take place from the 13th – 16th May 2018.

Our topic this term is evolution and we will be looking at the work of Charles Darwin as well as thinking about conflicting and supporting theories linked to both science and theology. We will particularly focus on the natural world and how both plants and animals have adapted to their environments: continually evolving to suit their challenges and habitats.

In English we will be reading ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ (this book was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2015). The book (which includes some wonderful illustrations) tells the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic adventure across Antarctica when his ship ‘Endurance’ became trapped in ice. The children will be reacting to the story by engaging in different pieces of empathetic writing, speaking, listening and drama.

Finally, we are very excited to announce our Year Six show for this year: Mary Poppins! The show will take place in Term Six; however we will begin preparation this term, with auditions being undertaken in the next few weeks and with PPA sessions having a focus on learning the songs and dances for the show.