Cycle 3

Great work Year 3 we are nearly half way through the school year! Time flies when you’re having fun and this has definitely been the case in Cycle 2! We have gone back in time and researched Stone Age to Iron Age, attracted knowledge through our Science topic of Magnets and forces and continued to amaze us as Mathematicians.


  • Homework is sent out on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Wednesday.
  • Spelling test every Friday.
  • Diaries need to be signed and returned the next day to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes).


Biography of Anthony Browne


Tin Forest by Helen Ward










Animals including Humans





Geography – European Holiday





AthleticsWednesday afternoon

Bench BallThursday afternoon






Mon anniversaire (My birthday)





Why do people pray?





A Taste of Europe



Cycle 3

Cycle 3

Year 6 are on the final stretch leading up to SATs now and they are working so hard! Keep it up!

This term we will be continuing with our booster sessions at 8:00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, (week commencing 4thMarch). Your child will be invited to these so keep an eye out! These, along with our day of learning, will help your child get ready for the End of Key Stage 2 Assessments.

P.E. – Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit in for the whole week as P.E slots differ from week to week.

Homework – We will still be sending homework out on a Friday and this will be due back in on Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete this over the weekend so if they have any issues they can speak to me about it on Monday.

Diaries– Children need to bring their diaries in every day, signed from yourselves at home to say they have read to someone at home. They win a dojo point if they read each night and have their diaries in school signed!

Topic– During Geography, we are studying Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes and children have been set a research task about Volcanoes to be completed as an additional homework task, to aid their writing around this.

Uniform– Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct uniform which in Year 6 consists of:

White Shirt


Black trousers/skirt

Black school shoes



Hair tied back

As always, please come and see me if you have any questions.

Miss Smail 🙂


Cycle 3

Cycle 3

Teacher: Miss Wills

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Singh

The children will be continuing to take part in short focused sessions on the carpet. These sessions are: Phonics, Maths and Communication and Language. George the bear helps the children to remember the listening rules during these sessions





Phonics: We have now started the Read Write Inc programme and have learnt lots of sounds already. (See ‘Rhymes for letter formation document’)

Communication and Language: During this cycle the children will be listening to and joining in with the stories ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘The Gruffalo’. We will be having a fun Teddy Bear’s picnic.

We have a very exciting visit planned for this term. We will be hatching chicks in our classroom!! The children will experience life cycles and growth and development. The experience encourages social interaction and promotes caring and nurturing skills.

We will also be learning about Easter in our sessions.

Maths: We are continuing to practise recognising numbers up to 10. We are also learning to count objects by placing them in a line and touching each object. We will continue to sing number songs and rhymes.


I hope you are all enjoying sharing books at home with your child, talking to them about the pictures and asking questions.

Please remember to fill in their reading record book so that we know the children are sharing their book with you at home. Some children will start to bring home ‘pink’ books which have words in them.

Fine motor skills:

Fine motor skills is the coordination of small muscle movements – usually involving small, precise thumb, finger, hand, and wrist movements. In the Early Years we provide opportunities that are fun and interactive for the children. Developing fine motor skills in early childhood education helps build the foundation for important future skills like writing and self-care.

Examples of activities that can be provided at home or school are:

  • Threading beads, pasta etc
  • Playing with playdough
  • Cutting/snipping paper
  • Building with lego and blocks
  • Dressing dolls
  • Puzzles
  • Sorting pom poms/objects with play tweezers

Things to remember:

Spare Clothes

Please ensure your child has a bag of spare clothes with them in school at all times, including underwear and socks. It is very important that we are able to change your child and make them comfortable if any toileting accidents occur or if they get wet from water play. We explore the outdoors in all weathers so children need to be dressed appropriately.

All children require a pair of wellies in school.  The children really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the sandpit.

Snack Money

We ask that the children bring in a voluntary contribution of 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.


Children must be in correct school uniform at all times. This includes appropriate footwear. Please ensure your child’s uniform is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Focus child

We have three focus children per week. We record additional information on paper to be kept in the child’s folder in the classroom. Parents can contribute to this by bringing in or emailing photos to the Early Years email address. Examples of photos might be: A trip to the park, visiting familyswimming lessonsThe photos may be used as prompts for your child to share news with the class or to write about. You will receive a letter when your child is selected as the focus child.



Cycle 3

Once again, Year 5 have worked extremely hard during Cycle 2. Of course, we have continued to win the attendance trophy!

Please remember that children must read daily and their diary must be signed by an adult.


PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Fridays; please make sure PE kits are in school.


Mr. Thompson has recently sent a letter out regarding uniform; children must wear the correct uniform at all times. Please see this letter if you are unsure of the correct uniform attire which your child should be wearing.

Weekly reminders:

Wednesday PE session

Homework should be handed in

Friday Spelling test

Homework will be sent home

Take PE kit home to be washed

PE session

Homework diaries to be signed every night, after reading has taken place.


An Overview of Cycle 3:

English The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

Newspaper Report

Film Synopsis

Diary Entry

Modern Retell

Mathematics Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division



Science Living Things and Habitats


Topic UK and London


PE Tennis


RE What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?


Art and Design Fruit and Vegetables


Computing Internet Research and Web Page Designer


PSHE Being Strong


Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Gilmore


Cycle 3

Your Year 4 teachers this year are Mrs Mendham, Miss Savage and Mrs Richardson.


We would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in all items of their uniform, including coats.


PE lessons will now be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesday we will have indoor PE as normal and on Thursdays we will be going swimming. We suggest your child brings their kit in at the beginning of the half term and then take it home at the end of each half term to be washed. You may choose to wash your child’s PE kit more frequently.


We will have Mr Garbutt, our music teacher, coming in to teach us Music on Wednesday afternoons. The children will be allocated a brass instrument and will need to be kept at home to allow the children to practice and they will need to bring it in every Wednesday for the lesson.


Homework is given out each Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. If for any reason the homework is not handed in by a Thursday morning, there will be a lunchtime club on that day where the children will have to complete any missing work.

An Overview of Cycle 3:

English Power of Reading book- The Lost Happy Endings

Setting description

Character description


Diary Entry

Non-Chronological Report

Maths Place Value





Problem Solving


Data Handling

Science Electricity
Geography South America
RE Why are festivals important for religious communities?
PSHE Who are these people?
PE Dodgeball


Computing Animation and Photo Stories
Music Brass Instruments
French Quelle heure est-il?
Design and Technology A taste of South America

Weekly Reminders



Tuesday Indoor PE


Wednesday Music with Mr Garbutt


Homework due in

Thursday Swimming


Friday Homework handed out


We are very much looking forward to working with you and your child, for what we’re sure will be a very exciting year.

If you’ve got any questions, please do not hesitate to come and ask.

Mrs Mendham