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The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. Funding is for children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) or are looked after children or from families with parents in the Armed Forces. If you think your child may be eligible for this additional funding then let us know or visit:
Years 3 – 6: Use the above link to check eligibility and apply for pupil premium
Reception, Year 1 or 2: Although your child will automatically receive universal free school meals, you should still register on the above link as, if eligible, the school could get extra money to support your child
Pre-school & Nursery: Please speak to the school directly
Welcome back everybody!
We hope you have had a great half term.
We will kick start our half term with our R.E topic- ‘Sources of Wisdom’. In this topic we will learn about the values of a range of Bible stories and respond to them in different ways for example through drama, writing and reflections. We will then be looking at Sources of Wisdom of the Hindu faith by exploring their different Holy books and retelling the story of Rama and Sita.
In maths we are focusing on place value in different contexts for example through money, using the Deines and through calculation.
In English we are building on our reading skills through a class text. The children will develop their skills of scanning, decoding, inference and using evidence in the text to justify their answers. Please continue to read at home every night to build up their resilience in reading.
This term the children have spellings to learn at home for a test each Wednesday morning. Each week there is a focus spelling pattern and the children are given these focus words in random order during the test.
Week 1- ing
Week 2- er
Week 3- est
Week 4- ed
Week 5- un
Week 6- tch
Our nativity this year is called Wriggly Nativity and performances to parents are on Tuesday 12th December. There will be two performances on that day; one at 2pm and one at 6.30pm. Two tickets will be allocated per child. A letter will be sent in due course for you to request tickets.
All children will perform in both shows.
Costume letters will be sent shortly informing you of your child’s part and clothes they will need to bring in.
The nativity will be filmed on Thursday 7th December so please make sure your child is in school. DVDs are available to purchase….more information to come!
Swimming will continue this half term every Monday with the final session on Monday 11th December so please ensure your child has the correct kit. Boys need to have tight swimming trunks rather than baggy shorts.
We are really excited for the term ahead!
Miss Marks, Mrs Harwood and Mrs King
We hope you have had an amazing summer and are ready for all the interesting things we have planned for this term.
We have come back to school with a BANG starting our Great Fire of London topic with a History Off the Page workshop. We went back in time to 1666 dressed up as Stuarts walking along the street of Pudding Lane. We worked in professions of the Stuart era and became Pewterers, Candle Makers and Doctors making our own herbal medicines.
As part of the workshop we also become archaeologists, exploring artifacts and remains that were saved from the fire. Using these clues we had to infer which profession these artifacts would have belonged to and why they were saved.
Our Science topic this half term will be ‘Animals Including Humans’. We will be finding out how to keep our bodies healthy, how animals and humans grow and we will be learning about the different animal groups.
We will be going swimming every Monday afternoon until Christmas. Please ensure that you have appropriate swimwear, a swimming hat and a towel. Goggles are optional. This all needs to be in a named waterproof bag.
We have P.E on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your named kit is in school. For the winter months you may wear navy jogging bottoms and a navy sweatshirt.
Please ensure that you read every night and your reading record is signed. Children are expected to be able to read 90 words per minute to be working at age related in year 2 so please make reading a priority and snuggle up with a book each night.
You will be sent home with a list of high frequency words that you need to be able to read and spell. When you are ready let an adult know and you will be tested in school. Good luck!
In Year 2 we will be doing a Christmas production so look out for a blog post nearer the time for more details.
If you’d like to find out anymore information, then please speak to a member of the Year 2 team.
Miss Marks, Mrs Harwood and Mrs King
Welcome back Year 2! We hope you have had a fun-filled Easter eating lots of eggs and spending time with your family and friends! How many Easter Eggs did you find on your hunt? Miss Rockall was a bit cheeky and ate most of hers before Easter Sunday! Miss Marks couldn’t believe her luck when she found a mini Barbie doll inside her Kinder Egg!
One of our highlights of the holidays was watching the new Beauty and the Beast film!
We can’t wait to hear all about your fun adventures!
Now back to reality… it’s time to get our Learning Hats on! We are going to kick start our half term with a Geography focus. We will be learning about our local area and exploring Wormley using our fieldwork skills.
We will also be continuing to develop our reading comprehension skills through our class text ‘George and the Knight’. Please ensure you are reading every night to develop your fluency! In the first few weeks of our Maths learning, we will be focusing on revising place value and the four main operations! We can’t wait to enjoy the wobble when facing new challenges!
PE is still on a Friday afternoon so make sure your kits are in school. With the warmer weather approaching, do remember to bring your water bottles, hats and even sun-cream for when the scorching sun makes an appearance! #wordoftheday
Ciao for now!
Miss Marks & Miss Rockall