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Term 4 (Feb - Apr)

Key dates for Term 4

Monday 24th February 2020

Term 4 begins


Basketball Workshop AM


Please send your children to school in their PE kits.

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Botic Disco 4pm – 5.30pm

(you will get a text if your place is successful)

Thursday 5th March 2020

World Book Day


Children are welcomed to come to school wearing their PJ’s or Onesie and are able to bring in their favourite book to share.

Tuesday 10th March 2020/

Thursday 12th March 2020

Parents’ Evenings (3:30pm – 6:30pm)

Friday 13th March

Sports Relief


Please donate £1

Monday 16th March 2020

Class Photos


SAQ Festival

More information to follow.

Monday 23rd March

Test Week


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

Wednesday 25th March

Cricket Coaching Session AM


Please send your children to school in their PE kits.

Friday 3rd April 2020

Pupil of the Term Assembly – 2:45pm


End of Term



Welcome back Lions! I hope you all had a lovely half term break and are looking forward to our fourth term together. There are already so many fun things planned for this term.

As always, please keep an eye out on here, the school newsletter and the Lion class parents’ noticeboard for updates and information about all of the events taking place this term.


Basketball Workshop -Monday 24th February

Please can send your child to school in their PE kits for a Basketball workshop on the first day back.

Thank you J


World Book Day -Thursday 5th March

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March.  

Your child can come to school dressed in their pyjamas or onesie and are able to bring in their favourite book to share.


Parents’ Evening

Parents’ evening will take place on Tuesday 10th March and Thursday 12th March. Sign-up sheets will be put on the classroom windows at some point during the first week back . If these dates are not convenient for you, please do let me know so I can arrange to meet with you at an alternative time.



Next week’s learning

In English, we will be reading, 'Grandad's Secret Garden'. To begin this unit of work, we will discuss the order of events and make a list of all of the Giant's good deeds. Next, we will focus on our grammar/spelling skill (for this unit), apostrophes for contractions. The children will then write a short thank you paragraph to a friend applying our grammar/spelling skill. Then, we will look at 'What a Good One Looks Like' (WAGOLL) letter to the Giant from the town, thanking him for all of the good deeds he has done. We will also remind ourselves of the features of a letter and magpie the key vocabulary.


In maths, our units for next week are shape and fractions. We will begin the week by look at symmetrical and asymmetric shapes. Next, we will explore the properties of 3D shapes. Then, we will move on to finding fractions of shapes and quantities.


Our topic for this term is ‘It's a Small World'. Over the course of the next 6 weeks, we will be learning about the UK, our local area and it's surroundings. We will going on a local walk and will be identifying different geographical features from our local surroundings. We will also be using the beebots to help us navigate our way around a fictional city and to record our own algorithms. Towards the end of the term, we will be getting creative and will be designing and making our very own Easter Eggs.   


As always, we have so many different learning opportunities to look forward to this term that we can't wait to get started!  


Mr Filer and Mrs Selway


Spellings to be tested on 28/02/20

  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
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