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Term 3 Jan - Feb

Monday 6th January 2020

Inset day

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Term 3 begins

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Fit 4 Kids 10.30 - 11.10


Please send your children to school in their PE kits.

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Infant Agility


Please send your children to school in their PE kits.

Monday 27th January 2020

Throwing and Catching Festival


(More information to follow)

Monday 3rd February 2020

Test Week


(Spelling, Grammar, Reading, Arithmetic, Math Reasoning, Phonics)

Friday 14th February 2020

Pupil of the Term Assembly – 2:45pm

Miss Delbridge's last week


End of Term!


Spellings to be tested on 24/01/20

Spellings to be tested on 17/01/20

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break, and are looking forward to all of the new learning opportunities that 2020 has to await us.


This week’s learning - 7th January 2020

In English, we will begin the New Year by reading, ‘Inside the Villains’. There are three very different villains in this book, which we will be learning about over the course of the next four weeks. The interactive book will uncover the villain’s diabolical thoughts, expose what lurks beneath their disguises, and reveal the victims of their last meals (now comfortably settled inside their stomachs!). The personality cards will tell us the villain’s strengths and weaknesses, pastimes, physical characteristics, favourite meals and, of course, their favourite books. 


This week, we will be introduced to the first villain. We will discuss the villain’s appearance and personality traits, and have a go at ‘hot seating’ – whereby a child pretends to be the villain and the rest of the class ask questions about their character. Then, we will focus on our grammar skill - expanded noun phrases. The children will describe the villain’s appearance using the grammar skill. To finish off the week, we will be writing a wanted poster about the villain applying our work on expanded noun phrases. 


In Maths, our focus for this week is number and place value. We will begin the week by partitioning two digit numbers into different combinations of tens and ones. The children will need to explain their thinking verbally, use pictures or use apparatus. For example, they will need to understand that they can split the number 42 into 20 and 22. After that, we will be identifying and estimating numbers on a number line.


Our topic for this term is ‘We have a dream’. Over the course of the next 6 weeks, we will be learning about the lives of a few significant individuals, from the past, who have contributed to national and international achievements. To kick-start our topic this week, our focus will be History and Art and Design. We will be learning about Emmeline Pankhurst and the Suffragette movement. We will finish off the week by making our own banners and bollards and march around the school grounds singing the ‘Sisters Suffragette’ song.  

Spellings to be tested on 10/01/20

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