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Weekly News:

22.9.16: Happy Friday!

English: We have written up the story of 'The Hare and the Tortoise'. We have then used drama to get into character to help us add in feelings and descriptions about how the characters move. We then edited it in to our work.

Maths: Place Value - I can round numbers to the nearest 10 and/or 100.

            I can add/subtract 10/100/1000 to any number.

Topic: How many wives did Henry VIII have?!

Forest School: For photos and information, please visit our forest school page.

DT: We have designed our own embroidery pattern in the style of the Tudors. We now need to practise our running stitch, cross stitch and back stitch.


15.9.16: What a busy first full week!

English: We have been storytelling 'The Hare and the Tortoise'. We even had a special little visitor to help us! Photos below.

Maths: Place Value - I can read, write, say and represent numbers.

            I can say which numbers are bigger or smaller and can count accurately bridging when necessary.

Topic: We re -enacted the Battle of Bosworth. These Tudors weren't half mean and entitled! Photos below.

Forest School: For photos and information, please visit our forest school page.

PE: We had a very successful swimming lesson where we all got the opportunity to show off our skills. 


8.9.17: It has been a wonderful first week getting to know everyone. Below are some snaps of what we got up to.

Class Information

Your child will have P.E. on a Wednesday and Friday.

This term:

Wednesday 2 - 3: Swimming at Berinsfield Sports Centre.

Friday 1 - 3: Forest School.

Please ensure your child has suitable footwear (wellies or walking boots), trousers (no jeans), t-shirt, jumper and coat. We do recommend waterproof gear and old clothes which you don't mind getting muddy!

Your child will be given spellings to learn on a Monday and will be tested on the following Monday.

Children learn spellings in different ways:

  • writing them
  • saying them
  • viewing flash cards
  • using a look, cover, write sheet

If children do not get a sufficient amount correct in their test, they will come back on Wednesday lunch time to be tested again. 

We ask all parents to encourage their child to read every day.


It is still important for many children to read with an adult, as well as independently, to ensure they are:

  • sounding words out correctly
  • understanding new vocabulary
  • ensuring a good comprehension of the book

It is important for children to practice their maths skills such as learning their times tables, telling the time and using money. These topics are covered within school, however, they are tricky to learn and retain. The more practice your child has with these 3 aspects of maths the easier your child will be able to apply them into all areas of their learning.


In our class we have a mental maths test every Monday morning. We shall start this later on in Term 1.  It is comprised of multiplication questions, doubling/halving, shape, word problems, time, addition, subtraction and other areas of the maths curriculum we have been learning about the week before.


Helpful websites to support mathematical learning:





We have multiplication flash cards available in the classroom.

Please see the schools calculation booklet which we will send home for other practical ideas to help your child with their maths. If you have any questions please come and see me at any time!

Priorities: Reading, spellings, telling the time and learning times tables -these must be reinforced at home to support children's learning within school.


Homework books are given on a Thursday and must be returned on a Monday. If your child fails to complete their homework to a good standard they will stay in during their break to redo it.


Homework for this term is based around reading. Your child will need to complete a 'reading task' sticker of their choice based upon their current school or home reading book. This must be age appropriate. 


During the term we may set a project to be completed over a set amount of weeks. More information to follow.


To view our daily time table, click on the documents below. Please note timetables are flexible to allow for special events, trips and extended learning opportunities. 

The Tudors

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