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Class News Autumn Term 2023


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to the first Peacocks Class email of the academic year! I hope you all had a lovely summer holiday…I can’t believe we are already at the end of our second week. We have been very busy indeed!

It has been so lovely to get to know all of the children and I have been very impressed with how well they have settled into their new class. The children have enjoyed completing a whole host of activities that have enabled us to get to know each other and begin our learning journey together for the year.

During our first week, we enjoyed assemblies with Mrs Lang, where she talked to us about returning to school and we were also reminded of the school rules and the array of rewards we can earn in school. Children have enjoyed collecting their stickers and house points already this fortnight; what a fantastic start to the year!  

We have also been agreeing our class rules, completing creative tasks and reflecting on our summer reading task.

I was very impressed with all of the fantastic summer reading work completed. Thank you for your support with this. It has been wonderful to hear about the range of tasks you completed together. I am so pleased that the children enjoyed the book and the related tasks. I was especially impressed with all of the homemade ice cream created as part of the task. Thank you for supporting your child to complete this reading challenge.

This week has seen children begin their English and Maths lessons and complete some introductory tasks and assessments that they have thoroughly enjoyed. In English we have also begun to read our new book, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman. Children have enjoyed using their prediction skills in considering what the book may be about.  

We have also started our new learning in our foundation subjects. This includes mapping, living things and their habitats and the Tudors. Children are so excited to find out more about these topics and they loved piecing together the Tudor family tree that was discovered and sent to us to decipher. We cannot wait to find out more about King Henry VIII and the Tudor way of life. Through this learning, they will answer the key enquiry question, “Who were the Tudors and what was their impact? 

I am sure that you will have all seen the exciting new planners that are being used in Lower Key Stage Two this year. Children have been really responsible for taking care of these, bringing them to school each day and using them to record important information to support their learning, such as login details. When children are awarded with house points, these are also recorded within their planners.

Our Peacocks of the week for the last two weeks are Ethan P and Lydia. Well done!

Our handwriting hero and heroine are Patryck and Rosalie; well done on some beautiful handwriting children!

Here are a few other reminders for you:

  • Everyone in LKS2 has swimming on a Tuesday and should come into school in their PE kits

  • Miss Spokes’s Maths group also have their second PE slot on a Tuesday

  •  Mrs Waterman’s Maths group have their second PE slot on a Wednesday

  • Mrs Shilvock’s Maths group have their second PE slot on a Thursday

·         Please remember to send your child into school wearing their PE kit on these days

·         A reminder that Year 4 children that would like to be considered for an ambassador role should complete their speeches ready to share in assembly on Monday

·         Maths homework has been set for your child on MyMaths for this week. All children will come home with their login information in their planners this weekend.  

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Waterman, Mr Wildman and Miss Clark