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We love to read here! Here are a few non-fiction publications which we recommend:

We love to read here! Here are a few non-fiction publications which we recommend: 1
We love to read here! Here are a few non-fiction publications which we recommend: 2
We love to read here! Here are a few non-fiction publications which we recommend: 3

Weekly News:

19.12.17: We have had a wonderfully jam packed few weeks of Christmas celebrations from Nativity plays to Tudor Banquets! Please look at the Christmas icon below for photos of what we got up to.


I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a peaceful New Year. I cannot wait to hear all about your festive holidays on our return on Thursday 4th January. 



1.12.17: How is it December all ready? Time is flying particularly after a busy few weeks including Tke Over Day (photos below), Children In Need (photos below), tree planting, going on the radio and much more!


English: We have been creating adverts to sell items and houses with the aim to write an advert for a Tudor property.

Maths: Fractions - I understand what a fraction is.

                               I can read, write and say fractions.

                              I can add two fractions (with the same denominator) to make 1 whole.

                              I can spot equivalent fractions.

                               I can find fractions of numbers.

                              I know halving facts off by heart. (photos below)

Topic: Edward the lutenist came in on Thursday and told us all about this traditional Tudor instrument (photos below).

Science: Which materials conduct electricity? (photos below)

DT: We have made our measurements and have now begun to saw (photos below).

RE: Should Christians worship Mary? Well the debate in our classroom is still raging on. (photos below)


6.11.17: It was lovely to see/ meet you all at our parent's evening this week!


English: We have enjoyed creating our own verses for a poem and investigating different types of poems.

Maths: Multiplication - we have been learning our times tables and then using them to divide quickly. Please keep practising. How about on the way to school? You can go on www.mathszone.co.uk to practise too!

Topic: activities the poor did and activities the rich did.

Science: can you make a circuit?


31.10.17: Welcome back! It sound like you all had some exciting adventures during the holiday.


This week we, as a school, have launched a new reading challenge for the children. They each have a blue target card in the back of their pink reading record. They will nee your help parents in order to complete the challenge and work towards the prize! 


English: We have been looking at a spooky poem which we have performed (photos below).

Maths: We recapped on measuring accurately (photos below).

Topic/ DT: We have been learning about traditional Tudor houses which we will make using wood work skills over the next few weeks (photos below).

PE: We are learning to play hockey with Mr Aplin and Mr Papas.

Morning work activities: we have had a Halloween themed week (photos below).

Science: Electricity is the focus of our learning this term. Today we learnt where electricity comes from, identified where the mains electricity was in our classroom and discussed how to stay safe (photos below).


16.10.17: What a harvest Festival we had! So proud of you all for a great performance and being your wonderful, happy, chatty selves at the celebration feast. Thank you Year 3 and 4. I hope you and your families have a great half term. Find time to relax and have many adventures!

English: We wrote thank you letters to Kitty and Meg who were our guides at Sulgrave Manor.

Maths: I can measure length accurately with a ruler to the nearest mm and convert measures.

Harvest: All photos below and on our 'Latest News' page. 

RE: We made puja trays (photos below).

Forest School: Evaluations, tree cookies and creating our leaf identification display (photos on our 'Forest School' page)



9.10.17: More new experiences this week!

English: Fronted adverbials and a jam packed recount about our day at Sulgrave Manor (photos below).

Maths: I can answer word problems involving addition and/or subtraction.

Topic: A very Tudor day out to Sulgrave Manor (photos below).

Forest School: Apple pressing. We hope you enjoy the 'fruits' of our labour! (photos below)

Morning work activities: We have been busy jigsawing, role - playing, developing our fine motor skills, editing work and playing maths games (photos below).


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

(Click on an icon below to see what we have been up to)


A huge congratulations and well done to these three stars for completing the 'Summer Reading Challenge'!

A huge congratulations and well done to these three stars for completing the 'Summer Reading Challenge'! 1
A huge congratulations and well done to these three stars for completing the 'Summer Reading Challenge'! 2