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Class 5 Letters

Just a quick note to say I'm sorry I fogot to give out some letters today for all children in Class 5 as well as letters specifically for children in choir - these will go out tomorrow! 

Sorry again, 

Miss Walker :) 

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Family Fun

It has been such a lovely week in school, ending with some lovely weather. I would like to thank the parents once again for coming in for the morning. I do hope you found it useful and the children loved having you there. It was so lovely hearing everyone reading and seeing how reading can be enjoyable. As I mentioned yesterday, we shall hopefully see each other on Wednesday for the SATs evening. Year 6 children can come along too.

This week we have been looking at report writing in English. Initially, I gave the children the opportunity to select a theme which interests them. From this they have had time to research and gather notes in order to put together a final piece. We hope to have these finished by next week.

In maths we have kept with fractions but have moved to looking at the relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages. Today we discussed and worked on strategies of improving our skills in mental arithmetic.

In RE we spent some time looking at the beautiful building of St Albans Cathedral. I then asked the children to think about the following big question - What do cathedrals show about what Christians believe about God? I have to say that a lot of effort has gone into presenting this learning beautifully.

Talking about beautiful presentation I have also been impressed by some of the amazing DT designs and sketches for bird houses. It never surprises me about the amount of stunning home learning that has been coming in as well.

Next week Class 6 shall be going round selling poppies to children and as stated in the newsletter a minimum donation of 30p would be gratefully received. All the children will get the chance to go round.

Thank you for the clear plastic bottles that have been handed in so far. Please feel free to keep sending any empty bottles our way.

PE is going well and a number of children were awarded housepoints after the great sportsmanship displayed whilst playing football today.

Hope you all have a great weekend and the lovely weather lasts a little longer.

Mrs Stewart

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Autumn 1 Week 7

Dear Parents,

Another week has flown by! It was lovely to see so many of you for our Family day on Wednesday. We have been busy this week applying our knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables to work out Division number sentences. We also started our poetry topic in Literacy by writing a senses poem on Bonfire night, using our best adjectives. In RE we discussed the important symbols of a Christian marriage and what they represent. 

A few reminders for next week:

Please read our trip and DT letter. Donations towards our DT 'dip making' are much appreciated.

Next week Mrs Weston will be in on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and Mrs Pateman will be teaching on Wednesday and Thursday.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you next week! 

Mrs Weston and Mrs Pateman 

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Class 4 week 7

We’ve had another brilliant week in Class 4. Thank you to everyone that attended Family Week! I have never seen my classroom so busy!

In English, we have been learning all about How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth! Starting off with the children giving me instructions on how to wash up some pots and pans from Class 2s’ mud kitchen - it got a little bit messy! The children have come up with some fantastic, creative ideas this week to develop their vocabulary and more children are becoming resourceful with spellings around the room.

In Maths, we have moved onto multiplication. Using arrays and bar model to show multiplicative amounts. We have also spotted that the better we know our mental times tables, the easier this can be. Please continue to support your child to practice.

This is the website lots of children used during family week - mathsframe.co.uk - you can also download an app for this. This is the best website I’ve found with games to practice times tables as you can pick and choose which ones are applied to the game!

In Science, we investigated how to melt chocolate! It was very exciting to see the process and we used brilliant vocabulary, such as evaporation, to explain what had happened.

The children are making such a good effort to use their learning powers in school. From decision making, to perseverance and even the way they present their work in their books. I’m very impressed!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Gale

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Autumn 1, Week 7

We have had a fun week in Class 2 and it was lovely to meet many of you on our family day on Monday. I know that the children really enjoyed the afternoon and I hope you all did too!

In English, we have been planning and writing our own Mr Benn adventure stories. The children have had a range of great adventure ideas and I am looking forward to reading them when we finish them next week.

In maths, we have been learning our number bonds to 10. We have used a range of resources and visual representations to help us.


  • Open session – Wednesday 24th October - 3:30pm- 6:30pm
  • Shoe boxes- Please could we have any spare shoeboxes for our DT lesson on Wednesday.
  • Spellings- on this week’s spellings you will notice that some of the words start with a capital letter, this is an error and they should all be in lower case.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Leake

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