Parent Summary Nursery Summer 1 2013

18th April 2013

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back. We hope you had a brilliant Easter holiday.

Our topics this first and second summer terms are Bears and Minibeast respectively. To start off the Bears topic, we are reading the book ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you See? by Eric Carle and then go on to read other bear books like ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Bear in a Square,Goldilocks and the three bears, Peace at Last, Whatever Next, Where’s Ted, Can’t You Sleep Little Bear.  These books are readily available in your local libraries and I would strongly encourage you to get any of them on loan to share with your child. They are very interesting for the children and their repetitive structure makes reading them fun, easy and enjoyable.  We will also be looking at different types of bears and their habitats. In celebration of the Bear topic the children will have a Teddy Bear picnic before the half term.

Our RE topic for Summer 1 is ‘Good News’.  The children will be thinking about what good news is, share their own experiences of good news and reflect on how they feel when they hear good news. We will then be exploring how Jesus’ disciples felt when they received the promise of the Holy Spirit.

Please remember that it is a new term and we are collecting £8 off parents for ‘Piggy Money’.

As usual, Reading Book changing day is on Wednesdays.  It is important that your child brings their book bag to take a book home.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to Vivien or myself.

Many thanks.


Year 5 Parent Summary – Summer 2013 1

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back for the Summer Term! We hope you have had a lovely time over the Easter break and we welcome you back for a busy last term in Year 5. We are looking forward to continuing the outstanding progress shown throughout Year 5 in the opening two terms. Last term 5O had a hugely successful trip to Pendarren, thanks largely to Mr Coffey’s input.

These are the main learning objectives this half term that we will be focusing on:

Literacy: Persuasive Writing.

  • Persuasive Adverts
  • Persuasive Letters
  • Persuasive Script Writing
  • Persuasive Arguments/Debating


  • Rehearse HTU x U using informal methods
  • Relating fractions to division
  • Ordering positive and negative numbers
  • Add two integers up to 10000s using written methods
  • Multiply numbers using known number facts
  • Round one or two decimal places to the nearest whole number

RE: (From Easter to Pentecost)

  • Retell events of the Easter Season
  • Explain links between Scripture and the Nicene Creed
  • Describe the work of Caritus Westminster

Our Connected Curriculum Topic is ‘Our Place’ and the objectives include:

  • Plant parts (their functions)
  • Life Cycle of a plant
  • Pollination
  • Seed Dispersal (and it’s importance)
  • Food Chains and webs (and it’s terminology: e.g. A Producer, A Primary Consumer)

Focus: Science, Geography.

Our Core Learning Skills unit is: ‘Speaking & Listening’.

General Reminders…

  • The children will be doing PE on a Friday.  Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled. Please supply a tracksuit as the weather remains cold throughout the term (KS2).
  • Homework will be given out on a Wednesday or a Friday and will be expected to be handed in by the following Monday.
  • Please ensure that you encourage your child to read their reading books sent home from school, and if possible spend some time listening to them read or reading to them, as all research shows that this is invaluable to their progress.
  • Book Bag changing days will be a Wednesday.
  • Finally please continue to support your child in learning their times tables as we will be continuing to have a big push this year. This is vitally important for their development in Numeracy.

Thanks for your support- Mr O’ Connor and Miss Gray

Year 4 Parent Summary – Summer 2013 1

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you had a lovely Easter Break.  This term we will be having our Numeracy workshop and hope that you will all be able to attend.  We have had great feedback from these workshops and know that you will find it useful in supporting your child. Below we have shared with you the main learning objectives for this next half term.

These are the main learning objectives this half term that we will be focusing on:

Literacy: (Film Narrative)

  • To watch and respond to a short film.
  • To use drama strategies to explore characters and film.
  • To write stories with dilemmas, organised clearly into paragraphs.


  • To be able to read and interpret Venn and Carroll diagrams.
  • To develop mental maths skills/revising 3x,4x,9x, tables.
  • To solve money problems and use written methods (column addition) to work them out.
  • To use, read and write standard metric units of weight: (Kg, g)


(From Easter to Pentecost)

  • The children will be learning about the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit and how the   Gospel retells key events in the life of Jesus; resurrection and ascension.  The children will also be finding out ways of belonging to the community and how the local church is ‘good news’ for people and how everyone can have a part in this.
  • Our Connected Curriculum Topic is ‘Our Inner Space’

Our new topic is all about our inner body.  The children will be learning about how the heart functions and the effect of exercise.  They will also be finding out about the workings of the inner ear and eye.  The children will be doing various experiments to explore these body parts and may be asked to do their own research,

Our core learning skill is ‘Thinking Skills;

 General Reminders…

  • PE continues to be on a Tuesday for Year 4.
  • Music Sessions are continuing on Monday for 4T (guitars!) and Wednesday for 4M (trumpets and clarinets!).  Please remind your child the night before to get their instrument organised to take to school the next day.
  • Please do come to our Numeracy Workshop on 1st May 2013.

Miss Taylor                                                                 Miss Fragopoulos

Year 3 Parent Summary – Summer 1

Dear Parents/Carers,

We welcome you back to Summer term 1. We look forward to the children progressing further and your on-going support.

These are the main learning objectives this half term that we will be focusing on:

Literacy:  –

The features of non-fiction and information texts and how to write them correctly. The features of a persuasive text, using arguments and how to write an interesting story.

-Using punctuation and paragraphs correctly, using the apostrophe for contraction, verb tenses -A focus on various types of grammar, especially beginnings and endings of words, synonyms and homonyms.

-Sentence structure, forming letters the correct way, using even spacing between words and neat handwriting, VCOPs to up-level their writing.

Numeracy: –

Adding using partition, doubles and near doubles, multiplication and division facts, direction and compass points, angles – right angles, acute angles, obtuse angles, reflex angles, comparing angles with right angles.


‘From Easter to Pentecost’ – The story of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost – different ways by which He came, ways of belonging to the community, Gospel accounts of key events in the life of Jesus: Resurrection and ascension,

Our Connected Curriculum Topics are:-

‘Creepy Crawlies’-Focus:


What is a plant/animal, differences between living and non-living things, what plants need to grow, life cycles of animals, habitats and food chains.

Our Core Learning Skills units are ‘Knowing me, knowing you.’

General Reminders…

  • Please ensure that all items your child brings to school are clearly labelled.
  • To encourage responsibility, children should bring in all notes and money and put them on the teachers’ desk in the morning. Please return all money for trips in a labelled envelope.
  • Finally please support your child in reading their books and learning their times tables as we will be continuing to have a big push this last term.

Thanks for your support,

Mrs Okechukwu                                                        Mr Koranteng

Year 2 Parent Summary – Summer 2013 – 1

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you all had a happy and holy Easter. The children will continue to prepare for the SATs papers that will take place after half term.  We ask that you continue to support your child in getting ready for these by helping them to achieve the objectives outlined below.

Literacy:   To identify features of non-fiction texts.

To write an information report.

To gather information.

To present information to others.


Miss Hughes-Crean’s group:


To add a multiple of ten to a 2-digit number e.g.  14 + 20

To subtract by counting back

To partition numbers into tens and units

To know addition facts for pairs of numbers that total 9 and 10.

Miss Duffy’s group:


To partition numbers into hundreds, tens and units.

To round numbers to the nearest 10.

To find the difference between 2 numbers by counting on.

Recognise halves and quarters of shapes and numbers of objects.



RE: (‘Good News’ and ‘Islam’)

  • To know that the Church family celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit and the Good News of Jesus at Pentecost.
  • To learn about their Islamic sisters and brothers, how they live as a family and how they worship.

Our Connected Curriculum Topic is ‘The Seaside’.  This focuses on Geopgraphy skills.

  • To identify seaside locations within the UK.
  • To recognise the physical and human features of seasides.
  • To look at seasides from the past.
  • To identify different types of weather.

Our Core Learning Skills unit is ‘Speaking and Listening’.

General Reminders…

  • Most children arrive and are collected from school on time which is a great support to their learning.  If for any reason alternative arrangements for your child’s collection at the end of the school day have been made, please ensure you let us know.

Thanks for your support,