Cycle 1

Welcome back to a new year at Brentnall; I hope that everyone has had a lovely break. I would like to welcome your child to Jade Class.

This year your teacher will be Miss Holmes. Also working in Emerald will be Miss Ahmed.

Homework

This year homework will be sent out on a Friday and should be returnedto school on a Wednesday. Each week will include a piece of Maths and a set of spellings that will be tested on a Friday.

Diary

Every child in KS2 has been provided with a school diary, this should be taken home every night along with a reading book that has been chosen by your child. The diary is to be signed and returned the next day to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes).

Cycle 1

 

English

‘Wolves’

By Emily Garrett

Writing an alternative ending

Researching and creating a profile on wolves

Spoken English

Justifying an opinion

Taking turns speaking

Listening skills

 

Maths

Focus on Arithmetic:

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

 

Science

 Light and Dark
PE Hockey – Wednesday morning (Sport Coach)

Team games – Monday afternoon (Miss Holmes)

 

PE is part of our uniform and we ask it to be a white t-shirt and black shorts, pumps or trainers. For cultural or religious reasons girls may wear white long sleeved t-shirts and black leggings.

 

Topic

Geography – Where is Brentnall Primary School?

Exploring the local area.

 

Art

 

Antonio Gaudi

PSHE Respect and Kindness

 

Cycle 1

Year 6 – Aquamarine

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome back to a new school year at Brentnall Community Primary School. We look forward to welcoming your child into Aquamarine class for their final year at the school.

Your Year 6 teachers this year are Miss SpriggsandMiss Stephens.

Uniform and P.E. Kit

In Year 6, the uniform consists of the school’s blazer, jumper, tie, a white shirt, black trousers or skirt and black school shoes. Please ensure that your child wears the correct uniform each day for school and that their name is clearly labelled on each of the items.

For P.E., pupils are required to wear a white t-shirt, black shirts and black pumps or black trainers.

Homework

Maths and Spelling homework will be given out every Fridayand should be completed and handed back to the Year 6 teachers by the following Wednesday. Pupils will be provided with a weekly spelling list which they are required to learn by end of the week, in preparation for a spelling test every Friday.

Diary

Children will have the opportunity to select a reading book from the class library, which they are then required to read to you each night for approximately 15-20 minutes. Please sign your child’s diary each evening to confirm that you have listened to them read.

Behaviour

Pupils will be expected to demonstrate exemplary behaviour and act as role models for the rest of the school. Dojo points will be awarded to pupils for behaviour which demonstrates the school’s values of ‘Learn, Respect and Succeed’. Should pupils earn 35 Dojo pointsby the end of the week, they will be rewarded with Dojo Treat on a Friday afternoon.

P.E. and Swimming

Your children will have P.E. on a Tuesday and Wednesday, in addition to swimming lessons on a Thursdayduring the Autumn Term. This year, we have sports coaches who are coming into the school to teach the children a variety of new skills during P.E. lessons! Please ensure that your child has their full P.E. kit with them for these lessons. For swimming, the children will need to bring a swimming costume or swimming trunks, along with a towel and swimming cap to keep their hair dry.

Cycle 1

English

Pupils will be taught a variety of writing features from the Year 6 writing checklist in addition to Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar. Lessons will include the following:

  • Setting description
  • Dialogue
  • Narrative
  • Formal letter writing

Maths

Topics for Maths will include:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions

Science

The two topics covered within Science during Cycle 1 will be:

  • Light
  • Electricity

Topic

Our topic for this cycle will be Geography, where pupils will be studying:

  • North America, including its varying climates and geographical features.

 Physical Education

The children will be developing their P.E. skills in the following sports:

  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming

Religious education

Students will have the opportunity to explore the following question:

Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?

PSHE

Pupils will learn and discuss the following:

  • Safe and healthy in the future

If you have any questions regarding the above, please get in touch.

 

Cycle 1

Welcome to the class page for Reception!

We look forward to welcoming our returning pupils as well as some new faces to our classroom and to our school.

Continuous Provision

This term in Reception we will be mostly learning through play. Our continuous provision allows pupils the chance to apply their learning through practical activities and exciting resources both in and outside the classroom. These resources will regularly change according to the children’s interests and our topics. We now have sports coaches in school who will drop in during continuous provision on Thursdays to play games and team activities outside.

Phonics

Phonics lessons will take place in small groups every morning. This is where children learn the letter sounds and begin to write letters and short words as well as learning how to tune in to the sounds in words and blending sounds together to make words, which in turn, enables them to begin to read. Parents are encouraged to break down the sounds in words when reading at home with children.

English

We will have English lessons that focus on the books ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddel and ‘No Dinner’ by Jessica Souhami. During these sessions your children will get the chance to explore the books through group discussions; gathering ideas about predictions, opinions, character role play and will also start to write and draw their ideas.

Maths

Maths lessons will be focusing on numbers this term. We will be counting to 20 forwards and backwards, identifying and writing numbers, ordering numbers and finding 1 more and 1 less. These sessions will be practical and fun; giving children the chance to explore numbers through games, songs and problem solving activities.

Reminders

  • All pupils are expected to be in full school uniform, however, we also ask that all children have a set of spare clothes at school in case of any accidents during the day.
  • We have football training sessions with coaches from Manchester United, boys will take place on Tuesday afternoon and girls on Wednesday mornings. We ask that children have a pair of trainers or pumps to change into for these sessions.
  • Any medical supplies including inhalers, creams or medicine that may need to be administered during school time must be kept at school and a medical form completed to give permission for this.
  • Reading books will be changed every Wednesday, please ensure your child’s book in is their tray ready for this.
  • School lunches can be selected at home by parents/carers in advance of up to 3 weeks. Instructions for this will be sent home on a leaflet, alternatively, you can access the link to this through school’s website.
  • During continuous provision, children have the play outdoors come rain or shine – we have waterproof over clothes for this but please ensure your child has a pair of wellies at school ready for all weathers.

We have an open door policy in the morning to give parents the chance to express any concerns or ask any questions, appointments can also be made if a longer chat is needed. We are so looking forward to working with your children and allowing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Miss Harrison, Mrs Bagnall and Mrs Wroe.

 

Cycle 1

Welcome back to Brentnall for a new school year. I am delighted to welcome your child to Year 4 and Peridot class with Mr. Evans, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Langowski and Miss Byrne.

Behaviour

Just like last year we will be using a dojo point system throughout school. Children can earn dojo points for any good behaviour related to our school values: to learn, to succeed and to respect. In year 4 we have set a target of 35 dojo points each week for children to attend their dojo treat, a target I am sure that all of the children are more than capable of successfully reaching.

Uniform

In year 4 children are expected to wear a school jumper/cardigan, white shirt/blouse, a school tie, black trousers/skirt and black shoes. Please ensure that your child has the correct uniform and that it has their name in each item of clothing.

Homework

Homework will be given out every Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and new spellings to learn weekly. Each term there will be a topic based piece of homework for your child to enjoy creating at home.

Diary

The children have all got reading books and love reading in school and at home. To keep up to date with how your child’s reading is progressing we have ensured that they have a reading diary. Please sign the diary each night to show that your child has read with you. Every morning Mrs Langowski checks the diaries and dojo points are given to those children who have their diaries signed.

P.E

This year we are lucky enough to have some sports coaches in school to teach P.E. In year 4 we have P.E on a Monday and a Thursday. P.E kit should consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps.

Cycle 1

English

We will be studying The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry during cycle 1.

We will also cover a number of different writing features from our writing checklist in Year 4. These are:

  • Use subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions to join phrases and clauses
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • Use capital letters for proper nouns and the personal pronoun ‘I’
  • Use expanded noun phrases
  • Use direct speech
  • Use subordinate clauses
  • Use adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions

Maths

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division

Science

Living things and habitats

Geography

Forests

P.E

Teamwork games

Sports coach

R.E

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

P.S.H.E

Helping others to keep safe

Art

Henri Rousseau

Computing

Scratch questions and quizzes

Music

Brass instruments with Mr. Garbutt

I am looking forward to working with year 4 this year. If you need to discuss anything throughout the year do not hesitate to approach me in the morning or I am always happy to arrange a meeting before or after school.

Thank you.

Mr. Evans.

 

 

Cycle 1

Year 2 – Sapphire Class

Cycle 1

Welcome Year 2 to Brentnall Primary School.

I hope you all have had a lovely Summer break and are as excited as we are for the new school year.

Attendance/Punctuality:

As it is such an important time for Year 2 with their SATs, we all know the importance of being in school on time every day to maximise our learning.

As doors open at 8:50am, we expect all children to be in class and ready for their learning at this time.

As a team, we also want to win the attendance trophy that went to Nursery for their 100% attendance!

Uniform:

Mr. Thompson sent out a letter regarding uniform at the start of the term. Please see this letter if you are unsure of the correct uniform attire. Children should also be practising tying shoe laces and buttoning up their own shirts.

Homework:

Homework is given out every Friday.

The homework folder will include:

  • Spellings – 10 words to practice each work for our spelling test every Friday.
  • Lined paper – to write a sentence for each spelling word
  • Times table practise – to be practised each week for the Times Table Challenge.
  • Maths homework – to be completed weekly

Please encourage your child to complete their homework carefully and neatly, ensuring that they work independently.

Homework needs to come back to school on a Wednesday.

Reading:

Reading is such an important skill in your child’s development and we are aiming to listen to children read every day.

Children should read to you every night to develop their confidence, fluency and expression.

All children in Year 2 has been provided with their own school diary for their reading to be logged.

After listening to your child read, you will need to sign the dairy.

The diary and reading book need to come back to school every day. We will be checking to see if the diary has been completed.

Reading books will be changed every Monday morning.

PE:

PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We suggest that your child brings their kit in at the beginning of term and leaves it in school until the end of term to ensure that they do not forget it. Please refer back to the uniform letter to see the correct PE attire.

Cycle 1

English:

  • Beegu

By Alexis Deacon

  • Character description
  • Story with a familiar setting
  • One Day on our Blue Planet in the Savannah
    By Ella Bailey
  • Setting description
  • Explanation text

Maths:

  • Place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Geometry and measure

Science:

  • Animals including humans

Geography:

  • My School and Local Area

Art and design:

  • Lowry

Computing:

  • Using the Internet

Physical Education

  • Sports coach

Religious Education

  • What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

PSHE

  • Others and me in my class

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Teachers: Mrs, Salim and Mrs. Woolley

Teaching assistants: Mrs. Jackson and Mrs Anderton

 

 

Welcome to Nursery

Diamond Class (Nursery) 2019-20

Cycle 1

Teacher: Miss Wills

Teaching assistant: Mrs Singh/Mrs Wroe

Welcome to Nursery and to Brentnall Primary School. We are really looking forward to the new school year, getting to know you and working closely with you to ensure the best outcomes for your child.

During this cycle the children will be settling into school and learning the routines of the day and the class rules. We will be having lots of fun getting to know each other over the days and weeks ahead.

Each day we will be singing lots of nursery rhymes and listening to stories on the carpet. The children will also spend lots of time learning in the different areas of the classroom, for example the home corner, investigation area and outside.

Once the children have settled in we will be starting some short focused sessions on the carpet. These will be: phonics, maths and communication and language.

Phonics: In our phonics sessions the children will be tuning into sounds, listening and remembering sounds and talking about sounds. The sessions are designed to help the children: listen attentively; enlarge their vocabulary; speak confidently to adults and other children; say the sounds they hear, in order, all through the word and use sound-talk to split words into sounds.

Communication and Language: During these sessions the children will be developing their listening and attention skills and enlarging their vocabulary. We will start by learning and singing nursery rhymes. Later on in the cycle we will read the book ‘The Animal Boogie’. In this book the children will learn about animal actions such as leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping while meeting different jungle creatures.

Maths: During these sessions the children will learn about number and other aspects of Maths through number songs, rhymes and stories.

Parent mornings: Every other Monday you will be invited to join us in the classroom to take part in activities with your child. The first session will take place on Monday 23rdSeptember 9.00 – 9.40am. You will be reminded by text the Friday before. We hope to see lots of you there.

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 with their name in them.  The children will really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the outdoor 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, such as breadsticks, crackers and toast.

Uniform
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 class, per week. During the 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 family, swimming lessonsThe photos may be used as prompts for your child to share news with the class. You will receive a letter when your child is selected as the focus child.

Class Dojo

This year we will be using the online reward system called ‘Class Dojo’. Teachers and other adults around school will be encouraging positive behaviours by giving whole class and individual points. Each child will have their own colourful and exciting character, which should encourage them to collect points on a weekly basis.

 

Welcome to Year 5

Welcome back to Brentnall for a new school year. I am very excited to be welcoming your child into Year 5 – Amethyst class.

Your Year 5 teacher this year is Miss Smail.

Uniform

We have a lovely uniform at Brentnall and I would just like to remind you to put your child’s name in their uniform. In Year 5, this now consists of a blazer, jumper, white shirt, tie, black trousers or skirt and black school shoes. Please ensure your child has the correct uniform.

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each term there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home.

Diary

The children have all got reading books now and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. There will be a dojo point given for each child who has read that night.

Behaviour

Throughout the school there is a dojo point system. Children really enjoy earning dojo points related to any behaviour related to our school values: Learn, Respect and Succeed. When children earn 28 dojos for the week they will go to the dojo treat on Friday afternoon.

P.E.

This year we are lucky enough to have sports coaches teach the children different skills in P.E.! Children will be doing P.E. on Wednesdays and Fridays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days which consists of a whitet-shirt, blackshorts and blackpumps.  If your child has taken their P.E. kit home to be washed, we ask that it is returned on Monday and stays in school until Friday. This is in case the sports coach is able to offer an extra session within the week.

An Overview of Cycle 1

  • English– We are covering different writing features from our writing checklist to start with in Year 5. These are:
  • Use subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions to join phrases and clauses
  • Punctuates sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • Uses a capital letter for names of people, places, the days of the week and the personal pronoun I
  • Uses expanded noun phrases
  • Demonstrates accuracy with tenses
  • Uses different sentence forms
  • Uses direct speech
  • Uses subordinate clauses
  • Uses adjectives, adverbs, prepositions (including phrases) and conjunctions
  • Uses a range of determiners
  • Uses fronted adverbials with commas

Maths-

Place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Science

Properties / changes of material

Topic-

Rivers

P.E.-

Sports Coach

Dance

French- En ville

Religious Education-

Why do some people think God exists?

Art- River Art

Computing- We are game developers

I am looking forward to a very exciting year in Year 5. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail, Mrs Weston and Mrs Richardson 

Cycle 1

Welcome back to a new year at Brentnall; I hope that everyone has had a lovely break. I would like to welcome your child to Emerald Class.

This year your teacher will be Miss Gorton. Also working in Emeraldwill be Mrs. Kellyand Miss. Byrne.  

Homework

This year homework will be sent out on a Fridayand should be returnedto school on a Wednesday. Each week will include a piece of Maths and a set of spellings that will be tested on a Friday.

Diary

Every child in KS2 has been provided with a school diary, this should be taken home every night along with a reading book that has been chosen by your child. The diary is to be signedand returned the next day to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes).

Cycle 1

 

English

The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest

By Lynne Cherry

Performance of a poem

Debate

Persuasive letter

Playscript

 

Maths

Focus on Arithmetic:

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

 

Science

 

 

Living Things and Habitats

 

 

Topic

 

 

Geography – Forests

 

 

PE

Hockey – Wednesday morning (sport coach)

Gymnastics – Thursday afternoon (Miss Gorton)

 

PE is part of our uniform and we ask it to be a white t-shirt and black shorts, pumps or trainers. For cultural or religious reasons girls may wear white long sleeved t-shirts and black leggings.

 

French

 

 

La salle de classe (classroom)

 

 

RE

 

 

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

 

Art

 

 

Henri Rousseau