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Autumn Half Term 2020-21 

 Our topic this half term in called 'School Days'.


Children will have the opportunity to take part in a traditional Victorian lesson and will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. We will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they are used. We will research Samuel Wilderspin who is an important figure in the development of schooling for younger children in the Victorian era, whose ideas are reflected in schooling today. We will learn how to describe the passage of time through the study of past, present and future tense vocabulary. We will carry out fieldwork in our local area, looking at the human and physical features.

Knowledge organiser for School Days


Our PE day is Thursday and we will be doing Dance for the first half term. Children are to come to school in active ear/PE kits on the a Thursday. We are hoping to continue to do PE outside this half term; so please ensure your child/children are dressed suitably for this.


Children are encouraged to read every day at home, and those that do will be entered into a 'reading raffle' once a week for a chance of winning a prize. Book Bags should be brought in every Monday and Thursday.

Reading Competition


Numbots is an online maths game and playing little and often will significantly improve your child's recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in Maths. There are two game types - Story mode and Challenge mode.

  • Story mode - emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction using shapes and diagrams.
  • Challenge mode - the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers, or adding and taking away in your head.

Parent Introduction to Numbots available here

Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

We subscribe to TTRS as a school. This is a fun and challenging programme designed to help children master their times tables. Research shows that daily practise is the best strategy for children to learn these important facts. Short bursts of daily practise are much more effective than spending hours once a week. Each group within a class is set a schedule of times tables to work on.

Children have been shown how to log in and their usernames and passwords are in their reading diaries.


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Jackson

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