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Teacher: Miss Swain
PPA Teacher: Mr Hayes
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Newing

This page is dedicated to all the exciting things we will be doing in class this year.

Dear Magpies,

Term 5

Dear Parents/Carers


This term our topic is, ‘What if Samuel Pepys never wrote a diary?’, allowing us to learn about the Great Fire of London. In our Literacy lessons we’ll be using both fiction and non-fiction texts to help us write newspaper reports and diary entries.

In Topic we’ll use computers to research the Great Fire of London, compare differences between the present day and 1666 and make some fabulous artwork using collage.


In Maths this term we will learn about fractions (finding a quarter, half and three-quarter) and time. Science Our focus for this term will be ‘plants’. We’ll be identifying and labelling plants and looking at the life cycle of bulbs and seeds.


Each morning I will ask your child if they need to change their reading books. Every day the children will have opportunities to read both during morning registration and during our afternoon ‘DEAR time’ (drop everything and read time). Some children will be starting our ‘Accelerated Reading’ program where they will complete quizzes that test their comprehension of the books they have read. Others will continue using our Little Wandle books. We will try our hardest to make sure we hear your children read at least once a week. Please do read with your child at home as often as possible, it makes such a difference and really boosts their love of books! If possible, please ask your children questions about the book they are reading to increase their understanding of the text. It is better that a child takes slightly longer to read a book and fully grasps its contents, than speeding through a text without having understood it. We ask the children to read through each book 3 times.

P.E. will be taught on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. School uniform should be worn into school and children will get changed before their P.E lesson. Please bring P.E kit (plimsolls/trainers, shorts/tracksuits, T-shirt and jumper) to stay at school.


Spellings will be sent out on a Friday and a spelling test will be completed the following Friday.

Please do let me know if you have any queries

Miss Swain

Documents and Links

Below you will find links to  websites and documents which will be useful for home learning.

The link below will take you to Yumu Charanga Music World which we use in school. You can access this by using the generic log in below that has been created for the class to use:
Your username is: magpieyr2
Your password is: tangerine


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