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A huge warm welcome back!  I hope you have had a relaxing and fun filled summer break and feel ready for the exciting term ahead.


Reminders for Autumn Term 2022

Books will be changed when needed. Children will need to place their reading diary and book in the changing basket in the classroom.

Each day, children will need suitable uniform according to the weather, water bottles containing water only, healthy snacks for break, reading book and reading diary every day.

The children will not need to bring in additional stationary or pencil cases as this equipment will be provided.

Please be reminded that toys should be left at home.

PE for Kingfisher and Kestrel will be on Tuesday and Friday and PE for Fox will be on Thursday and Friday. Children are to come to school in their PE kit and trainers on these days to avoid the need to change in school.

Class Dojo is still being used to communicate with parents and there is a contact the teacher form on the class page on the website for you to be able to contact us directly.


Curriculum Focus for Autumn Term 2022

Our Geography project this term will be ‘what is trade and how can it be fair?’

Maths - Calculating using Knowledge of Structures, Multiples of 1000, Numbers up to 10,000,000, Draw, Compose and Decompose Shape

We will be continuing our work on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions

English – We will be ‘writing to entertain’ and ‘writing to inform’ using our Science topic as a stimulus for writing.

Science – We will be exploring evolution and inheritance – ‘what is meant by evolution and inheritance?’

RE – We will be learning about Hinduism. Our big question is ‘How do Hindus show that they belong?

PE – We will be working on invasion games and developing our dance skills.

Art – Children will base their artwork on their Geography work this term. We will be learning about a key artist called Dennis Wojtkiewicz. We will be using watercolour pencils and creating art in his style.

Computing – Our key questions this term are: Can I design and create an appealing web page? How do I make a model look 3D?

Online safety – We will be learning about copywrite and ownership and how information can be kept private and secure. Our questions include: Can I explain copywrite and ownership? How do I keep my information private and secure online?

PHSE – We will be learning about how to look after ourselves.

French - We will be learning about a French town and what language would be needed to go shopping in France.


Diary Dates for Autumn Term 2022

1st, 2nd and 5th September – INSET days for staff – school closed to pupils


Tuesday 6th September – Children return to school


Thursday 8th September – Years One, Two and Three on the postponed Yorkshire Wildlife Park trip


Wednesday 14th September – Parents Session on Social Media and Mental Health, 2-3pm.  All welcome


Friday 16th September – Word Guerrilla – Poetry Day for all children


Tuesday 27th September – Taking Time to Stop Understand and Move on course for parents – 4 – 5:30pm – session one.  All welcome – please register at:


Friday 30th September – Macmillan Coffee morning, 10 – 11:30am


Tuesday 4th October - Taking Time to Stop Understand and Move on course for parents – 4 – 5:30pm – session two. 


Friday 7th October – Year six online safety training


Tuesday 11th October – Wrates – individual photos


Tuesday 11th October - Taking Time to Stop Understand and Move on course for parents – 4 – 5:30pm – session three.


Tuesday 18th October - Taking Time to Stop Understand and Move on course for parents – 4 – 5:30pm – session four.


Wednesday 19th October – Parents Evening (later this year due to feedback from parents)


Thursday 20th October – Parents Evening


Thursday 20th October – All children to receive their flu immunisation if parents have given consent


Friday 21st October – Last day of Autumn term one



As we have learnt, the best made plans sometimes need to change.  The above dates may need to be altered but we will do our best to communicate any necessary changes as soon as we are aware.