Our Classes - Primary

Year R

The classes in Year R are called Seahorses and Jellyfish. Miss Percival is the class teacher for the Seahorses class and Mrs Jonkers (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Moore (Wednesday-Friday) are the class teachers for the Jellyfish class. The Teaching Assistants are Miss Wall, Miss Lee, Mrs Norman, Mrs Harris, Mrs Dollman, Miss Martin and Mr Ware-Foster. Mrs Buck is the Head of Early Years who supports across both classes.  

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday.

Our Topics

Our topics for this year are:

Autumn 1 All About Me

Autumn 2 Celebrations

Spring 1 People who help us

Spring 2 Minibeasts

Summer 1 Out on the Farm

Summer 2 Olympics

Our Current Topic

Our current topic for this half-term is: People Who Help Us

Reading list for Year R

 

Useful websites to help your child learn at home

 www.phonicsplay.co.uk

 www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games

www.mrthorne.com

Year 1

The classes in Year 1 are called Turtles and Octopus. Mrs Sheppard is the class teacher for the Turtles class and the teaching assistant are Mrs Collings and Mr Baptiste. Mrs Guy is the class teacher for the Octopus class and the teaching assistant is Miss Garner.

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.

Our Topics

Our topics for this year are:

Autumn 1 'My Journey' 

Autumn 2 'Superheroes' and 'Christmas'

Spring 1 All Hands on Deck

Spring 2 Red Hot

Summer 1 Gardener's World

Summer 2  'King of the Castle'

Our Current Topic

Our current topic for this half-term is 'All Hands on Deck'.

Prep for the half-term

Write a rhyming sea shanty.  

Make sea biscuits.  

Design a treasure map with a key. 

Useful websites to help your child learn at home

 

The National Curriculum for Year 1

English in Year 1

Maths in Year 1

Science in Year 1

Year 2

The classes in Year 2 are called Seals and Dolphins. Miss Hatton is the class teacher for the Seals class and the teaching assistant is Miss Graney. Mrs Hall is the class teacher for the Dolphins class and the teaching assistant is Miss Wilcox.  

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our Topics

Our topics for this year are:

Autumn 1 Diggin' Dinosaurs

Autumn 2 Go Wild!

Spring 1 The Vile Victorians

Spring 2 The Vile Victorians

Summer 1 Besides the Seaside

Summer 2  The Terrible Titanic

Our Current Topic

Our current topic for this half-term is The Vlie Victorians

Prep for the half-term

Bake a Victoria sponge sandwich.

Research and create a collage of Victoria toys.

Create a Fact File poster about Queen Victoria. 

Reading list for Year 2

Useful websites to help your child learn at home

The National Curriculum for Year 2

English in Year 2

Maths in Year 2

Science in Year 2

Year 3

The classes in Year 3 are called Amazon, Ganges and Nile. Miss Lewis is the class teacher for the Amazon class, Miss Williams is the teacher for Nile class and Mrs Threadingham is the teacher for Ganges class.  The Teaching Assistants are Mr Tait, Mrs Turnbull, Mrs Bradshaw, Mrs Vicary and Miss Sanchez.

Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.

Our Topics

Our topics for this year are:

Autumn 1 Stone Age to Iron Age

Autumn 2 Mamreinfibi

Spring 1 Marvellous Magnets

Spring 2 Guardians of the Globe

Summer 1 and 2  The Rampaging Romans

Our Current Topic

Our current topic for this half-term is Marvellous Magnets.

Prep for the half-term

1) Create a fact file about magnets

2) Make a working compass or magnet and write instructions/draw diagrams of the process

3) Create a poem about forces/magnetism 

Reading list for Year 3

 

Useful websites to help your child learn at home

 

The National Curriculum for Year 3

 

Year 4

Our classes are called Yangtze, Mississippi and Danube.  Mrs Harker is the class teacher for the Yangtze class, Miss Campbell is the class teacher for Mississippi class and Mrs Pountain is the class teacher for Danube class.  The Teaching Assistants are Mrs Vicary, Miss Wright, Miss Brock-Hollinshead, Miss Sanchez and Mr Hungerford.

Our PE Days are Tuesday and Thursday.

Our Topics

Our topics for this year are:

Autumn 1 and 2 Save the Rainforests

Spring 1 Wonderful Water

Spring 2 and Summer 1 The Vikings are coming

Summer 1 and 2  Love Where You Live

 

Our Current Topic

Our current topic for this half-term is Wonderful Water.

Prep for the half-term

Make a 3D model of water cycle.

Make fact file/ poster about water cycle.

Measurement challenge to measure and compare rainfall. 
 

Reading list for Year 4

 

Useful websites to help your child learn at home

 

The National Curriculum for Year 4

Year 5

The classes in year 5 are called Caspian and Aegean.  Miss Large is the class teacher for Aegean class and Miss Turner is the class teacher for the Caspian class. The teaching assistants are Mrs Beech and Miss McAuley.

Our PE Days are Wednesday and Thursday.

Our Current Topic:

Our current topic is called 'What a Fantastic Beast'.

Prep for the half-term:

1. Design and carry out a science investigation that applies your knowledge of forces.  

2. Write a song/poem/emotive piece about a beast.  

3. Create a beast using your art skills and annotate features using scientific knowledge. 

Reading list for Year 5:

Our topic is based around Harry Potter, so reading these books in preparation will help greatly. 

Useful websites to help your child learn at home:

Pixl is great for encouraging pupils to learn their times tables fluently, and SumDog is also great for allowing pupils to apply their times tables skills.

Phonics play is a great website if your child is struggling with specific sounds and graphemes.

The National Curriculum for Year 5:

Our three topics run through each term, in Year 5. Our first topic is 'Where on EARTH can we go?' This topic is about space where we become Scientists and Artists. Our second topic is 'Fantastic beats', which is based around creating a beast for a given criteria. This topic allows us to become Scientists, Artists and designers. Our third and final topic is 'The Mayans vs the Vikings!' which is based around comparing the two historic groups. This topic is based around the Humanity subjects.

Home Learning

Prep

Preparation for learning or “Prep” is set every half term. We send home a topic leaflet that shows all the learning that will be taking place throughout the half term. There will be a ‘prep’ activity that we require you to complete with your child at the start of the topic and return by the stated date. This enables your child to have a basic understanding of the key aspects of their classwork, before the main part of the work begins.  Links to the infant Prep projects for this half-term can be found below:

Homework

In addition to the Prep projects, we also set weekly homework tasks:

  • All children should share a book at least 5 times a week and record in the planner
  • Year 1 and Year 2 will be given spellings on a Monday in the homework book to be sent back in on the Friday;
  • Year 2 will be set times tables practice on a Monday to be back on a Friday;
  • Year 2 will also be issued with a piece of Maths, comprehension or GPS homework on a Friday to be back on a Monday;
  • A Homework Club will run on a Tuesday extra-curricular for children who need additional help or time to complete the work;

House Point

Each house gains points for good behaviour: