Filed in Main School Newsletters | Posted on December 6, 2019


Next Week – Week Two

  • Monday 9th December Year 3 and 4 swimming
  • Tuesday 10th December Whole school Christmas Lunch
  • Friday 13th December School Closes at 12.00 pm for Christmas Holidays (children may wear seasonal jumpers on top of their usual school uniform)

Future Events

  • Tuesday 14th January 2020 Year 6 Parents’ Evening
  • Tuesday 21st January 2020 Reception to Year 5 Parents’ Evening

Polite Notices

  • Please may we also remind you that we are a nut-free site.
  • We are still observing some drivers not adhering to the 5mph speed limit. The site speed limit is set for the safety of your children and your cooperation with this is much appreciated.
  • When parking your car please help others by parking courteously.
  • Please make sure you are familiar with the one way system.
  • During the school holidays, it is equally as important to maintain the security of the site. Please can you make sure you close the main gates after gaining entry at these times?Thank You.


Reception have been working on Christmas crafts and have enjoyed the preparations for the Nativity play. We have continued with our Phonic work and individual reading and the children are showing consolidation of the sounds learned so far. The children have ordered Christmas baubles, used shapes to create trees and figures related to the festive season. We continue to work on number to 10 and beyond.

Year 1

Year 1 have started preparations for Christmas by making some lovely decorations which will come home at the end of term. They have also sequenced and written the Nativity story using some great sentences and adjectives. The sound of the week is ‘ue’ as in glue. Please help your child to find some words for Monday. In Maths we have looked at positional language and turns (clockwise and anticlockwise.) All of the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed preparing and performing the nativity play. We hope you enjoyed it too!

Year 2

Year Two have been busy with their Nativity this week. We hope you enjoyed coming to watch them perform. All the children have worked so hard on learning their lines and songs. We are very proud of them all!

Both Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a visit from a representative for the Medieval barn in Winterbourne. They had the opportunity to learn about how Christmas was celebrated in Medieval Times. The children particularly enjoyed learning about what sort of food may have been eaten when celebrating Christmas…. No chocolate!…. They also made some Christmas Wreaths similar to decorations used years ago.

Year 3

This week in Maths we have been continuing with looking at Frequency charts and collecting information. The children have been drawing bar charts. In English we have started looking at the features of Non-chronological reports. They now understand these and over the next week will be writing reports about Teeth. This week the children have been reminded about the Class charter that they devised together in September. We have looked particularly at respecting their own equipment and that of others.

We would really appreciate your support in making sure the children have 4 sharpened pencils in the morning as sharpening and trying to find pencils slows down the start of lessons.

We all enjoyed the Carol service on Tuesday evening and were very proud of Year 3 as this was their first time attending. They all sang beautifully, played their instruments really well and apart from a little giggle in the middle of their poetry, recited all the words perfectly.

We have been busy decorating our classrooms with tinsel and baubles thanks to Miss Offord. The children have 2 advent calendars – one with chocolate and the other with a good deed (which the children wrote and popped into the owl advent calendar). The good deeds include being helpful at home – there was even a good deed suggesting making breakfast for the whole family! Watch out for these little notes!

Year 4

Year 4 have nearly finished mummifying their toys. Parents are welcome to come and see the children’s creations in Mrs Shaw’s classroom and take them home, when they collect this Friday.

Year 5 have been working out a timeline for key events during the time from the first Viking raids up until the Norman invasion in 1066. We are currently discussing whether Alfred deserves the title ‘the Great’ and whether the children think there would be the same degree of fighting if women had been in charge.

Year 5

Year 5 and 6 have enjoyed a very busy week. I was very proud of their performance at the Carol Service and how they were able to deliver their performances with clarity and enthusiasm. Year 5 have been focussing on their comprehension skills this week.

Year 6

Year 5 and 6 have enjoyed a very busy week. I was very proud of their performance at the Carol Service and how they were able to deliver their performances with clarity and enthusiasm. Year 6 have been conducting further research into Anne Frank’s life, ready to write their biographies.