Term 6 Overview

This term we will be exploring Pirates & Mermaids.

The children will be working together to make a Pirate ship, use maps to find hidden treasure as well as walk the plank.

A trip to the beach for pirate and mermaid activities and a dressing up day will be our fabulous finish.

Term 6 Overview

We hope that you have had a great (and well deserved) half term following the SATS!

We would just like to say that the Year Six team were extremely pleased with the children’s attitude during SATS week; we were really proud with the way that the children applied themselves during the build-up towards the SATS as well as during the test week itself.

In this (very sadly final) term at Grovelands, there are several exciting things to look forward to: the trip to Blacklands (or an activities week in school for those who are staying), the Year Six show, the leavers’ disco, the leaving assembly and several transition activities in order to get ready for… secondary school!

Our residential trip at Blackland Farm is next week! The excitement is brewing- we’re sure that it’s going to be a great week! Please make sure that everything is packed that is needed from the kit list– only old clothes are necessary – ones that are allowed to get muddy or dirty! Please ensure that mobile phones, electronic games and sweets aren’t being taken on the trip. Don’t forget children are allowed to bring a maximum of £5 for the tuck shop- this however will need to be in a named wallet or purse and given in to a member of staff on the day of the trip.

Children who are staying in school have several fun activities to look forward to- with several art activities, outdoor activities and general fun being planned for the week.

We are currently preparing for the Year Six production of Mary Poppins- with lots of hard work coming from the children and staff towards making the show as special as it can be. Tickets will be released closer to the show date- the information on how to obtain tickets will come later in the term.

We really hope that the children’s final term at the school will be a happy and enjoyable one. They have been a credit to the school and will be missed. We wish them the best of luck at secondary school and beyond with their futures- and a big thank you to all of the parents for your support during your children’s time at Grovelands.

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.