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Spring 2

We are pleased to welcome you back to school. We are excited about the upcoming term, full of fun and learning!

Reminders for Spring Term 2023
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. Please could we ensure any packed lunches are also healthy. Books will be changed when needed. Children should not wear jewellery to school apart from stud earrings.
Just a reminder that children will not need to bring in additional stationery or pencil cases as this equipment will be provided and that toys should be left at home.
PE for Kingfisher and Kestrel will be on Monday (orienteering) and Friday (gymnastics) and PE for Fox will be on Monday (orienteering) and Thursday (gymnastics). Children are to come to school in their PE kit (weather appropriate) and trainers on these days to avoid the need to change in school. Earrings need to be either removed for PE or covered in plasters that you can provide please. Just a reminder that gymnastics requires children to grip with their feet and therefore bare feet are necessary for safety reasons.
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 Spring Term 1 2023
Our History project this term will be: ‘Why should we remember the Maya?’
Maths Year 5 – Area and Scaling, calculating with decimal factors and factors, multiples and prime numbers.
Maths Year 6 - Position and direction, fractions, percentages and statistics.
English – We will be ‘writing to inform’ using our history topic as a stimulus for writing.
Science – We will be exploring the human circulatory system – ‘How does the body work?’
RE – We will be learning about Christianity. Our big question is ‘How do Christians show that they belong?
PE – we will be taking part in orienteering and gymnastics.
Art – How can we create our own Mayan art?
Computing – How do I make a model look 3D?
Online safety – How do people communicate online? What is online bullying?
PSHE – What is a healthy relationship?
French - We will be learning about the Olympics
Music - How does music improve our world? How does music teach us about our community?

Diary Dates
Monday 20th February – Children return to school
Monday 27th February – Y6 Gainsborough Academy
Thursday 2nd March – World Book Day – pyjamas to be worn
Tuesday 14th March – Y5/6 QEHS STEM day
Friday 17th March – Non-uniform day in exchange for chocolate for the Chocolate Bingo
Tuesday 21st March – Chocolate Bingo, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Thursday 23rd March - Chocolate Bingo, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Wednesday 29th March – Parents Evening
Thursday 30th March – Parents Evening
Friday 31st March – Last day of term
Easter holidays
Tuesday 18th April - Children return to school
Year Five will swim on a Thursday for the Summer term
1st May – bank holiday
WC 8th May - Year Six SATs week
8th May – bank holiday King’s Coronation
Friday 26th May – Last day of term

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.