Nightingales

English

We will continue to work on grammar, punctuation and spelling. We will also be working on our story writing skills, learning how to write playscripts and studying traditional stories.

Maths

The children will be learning multiplication and division strategies, measure - length, mass, volume, money and time, and will also be learning about statistics including graphs and bar charts.

PE

PE is on Wednesday and Thursday. PE kit must be worn on those days and should be named. If any child does not have their PE kit in school they will be required to wear spare kit. PE kits should be brought in on Monday and taken home on Friday. Children will need trainers for outside PE. 

Homework

All homework is on the homework cards that your children bring home. This will be in the form of times tables and spellings to learn for tests on Friday. Homework cards will show the dates of all tests. Children also have optional homework tasks usually linked to their topic or science. There is also a space for you to fill in any `wow` activities that your child may have done at home. These can earn your child extra house points! If you have any questions about homework please feel free to ask.

School bag

Your child needs to bring a pencil case, reading book and reading record every day to school. Can you please ensure your child has a bottle of water for use in the classroom. (Juice is allowed with a packed lunch only.) Library books need to be brought in on Monday. Children must ensure they bring their signed homework cards and reading records in on Friday to be checked. If you lose a reading record, you can get a replacement from the school office for a small fee. If you lose a homework card, please feel free to download a copy from this page or come and see me. 

 
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely relaxing Easter break! We start the Summer term with a new member of staff - Miss Russell who is a trainee teacher. She will be teaching alongside Mrs Heard. She is really looking forward to teaching the children and to meet you all. 
 
This term the children will be studying Sir Francis Drake - was he a pirate or not? We will be visiting Buckland Abbey and learning all about seafarers and the Tudor way of life. The children will be continuing with their brass playing in music and will be learning about net games in PE. PE days have changed to Wednesday and Thursday. 
 
Hoping we will have some lovely warm summer days, please remember to give your child a water bottle every day and some sun cream and a sunhat for when it gets really hot!
 
Please feel free to contact us if you have any problems. 
 
Reading
Please can you help and encourage your child to do five reads each week as part of their school homework. Reading is so important as it can also help their writing and spelling skills. Please tick your child`s homework card to show how many reads they have done and also celebrate their reading by filling in their reading record. Your child can also write in their reading record but we do ask parents to sign them please.