Cycle 2

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

Uniform

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

PE:

PE lessons will now be on Thursdays and Fridays. 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.

Music

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 

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 2:

 

English Power of Reading book- The Green Ship

Setting descriptions

Character descriptions

Narrative

Diary Entry

List poem

Maths Place Value

Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Problem Solving

Fractions

Science States of Matter
History Anglo Saxons
RE What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?
PSHE Growing up
PE Dodgeball

Dance

Computing Programming
Music Brass Instruments
French Quelle heure est-il?
Art and Design Illuminated Letters

 

 

Weekly Reminders

 

Monday  
Tuesday  
Wednesday Music with Mr Garbutt

 

Homework due in

Thursday Indoor PE

 

Friday Outdoor PE

 

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

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 Aquamarine – Miss Smail

I am Miss Smail, Aquamarine’s class teacher, and I am also new to Year 6 this year. I cannot wait to see what the year has to offer. I am positive the children will have a successful and enjoyable year. Here are a few reminders of the expectations of Year 6 and some of the coverage in this Cycle.

Uniform

In Year 6, children’s uniform should consist of blazer, burgundy sweater (with or without school logo), white shirt, black or grey skirt or trousers, black or grey pinafore, white or black tights (no leggings), plain white or black socks and black shoes (no visible logos). Please ensure you put the name in your child’s uniform and if your child loses any part of their uniform that I am informed so we can help find it, or a new order is placed as soon as possible. Please also ensure all shirts are tucked in and uniform remains smart throughout year.

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 cycle, there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home. Homework is encouraged as an extension to their learning within class so is compulsory.

Diary

The children have all got reading books 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. This is a really important time of the day to encourage reading for pleasure with your child.

Behaviour

This year, we have introduced Dojo points, which is an online system for children to be able to earn positive points for following our school values of ‘Learn’, ‘Respect’ and ‘Succeed’. When children display behaviour which reflects these values, a dojo point will be given. These points can be taken off if negative behaviour is displayed.

P.E.

Children will be doing P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days only. P.E kits are to be brought in to school every Monday and taken home to be washed on Friday. The correct uniform for P.E. is:

  • White t-shirt
  • Black trainers/ pumps
  • Black trousers, leggings or shorts

Starting from Thursday 11thOctober, Aquamarine- Year 6 will be swimming for 6 weeks every Thursday so please can you ensure your child brings their kit every Thursday. This requires:

  • Swimming costume/trunks
  • Towel
  • Swimming hat
  • Swimming socks (if required)
  • Swimming bag

An Overview of Cycle 1

English

This cycle we will be studying our writing checklist, looking at features from Year 6 that will develop and further our writing. We will then be studying the book ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom’.

Maths-

Year 6 will be practising Arithmetic skills for the first 4 weeks of the cycle. This is to develop basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as a base to their reasoning skills. We will then be studying place value including decimals.

Science

Light

Geography-

North America

Hook Question- Top Trump?

P.E.- 

Lacrosse/ Dodgeball

Swimming (starting 11thOctober)

Music– Livin’ On a Prayer

French- Cirque du Soleil

Religious Education-  

Is it better to express your

beliefs in arts and architecture

or in charity and generosity?

PSHE- 

Safe and healthy in the future

BLP

DT-

A Taste of North America

Computing- Research skills / app managers

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2 Topaz Class

Welcome back to school, I hope you have all had a relaxing summer holiday. We are excited for the year ahead and are pleased to see that the children have all come back ready and eager to learn.

An Overview of Cycle 1:

English Pattan’s Pumpkin by Chitra Soundar

 

Setting Description

 

Discussion text

 

Mathematics Place Value

 

Addition and Subtraction

 

Multiplication and Division

 

Science Living Things and Habitats

 

Art and Design LS Lowry

 

Geography My School and Local Area

 

Computing Using the Internet

 

PE Wednesday – Physical Literacy

 

Thursday – Dance

 

RE Caring for Others

 

PSHE Others and Me in my Class

 

Punctuality

To ensure the best possible learning in school your child needs to arrive on time (8.50am) and attend school every day.

Homework

Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday. Please ensure your child tries their best with this homework and do offer guidance and support when needed, whilst still allowing your child to work out answers for themselves.

Reading

Please read with your child every day and record this in his/her reading record. It is important to question your child’s understanding of what they have read. The reading record is to be signed and returned the next day to show your child has read at home (15-20 minutes).Your child’s book will be changed every Monday.

PE

This year PE is on a Wednesday and a Thursday. Your child must be in full kit every week. PE kit is; black shorts, white polo shirt and black pumps. The Wednesday lesson will be outdoors, therefore if you wish (as the weather changes) your child can wear black tracksuit bottoms/jacket and trainers.

Snack

Children in Year 2 can buy a drink and snack from the snack trolley during morning playtime. They can choose from orange or apple juice and a variety of fruit. Both drinks and fruit are 20p each. If you would like to pay for the week, please put the money in a named envelope and hand it in at the beginning of the week. Alternatively, your child can bring in 20p per day.

We look forward to our exciting term ahead. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Harvey and Mrs Roberts

 

 

Welcome to Nursery

Diamond Class (Nursery) 2018-19

Cycle 1

Teacher: Miss Wills

Teaching assistant: Mrs Singh

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, playdough 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 ‘Animal Boogie’. In this book the children and animals are learning about actions like 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.

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 will really enjoy outdoor water play and accessing the newly replenished 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.

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. 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 or to write about. You will receive a letter when your child is selected as the focus child.

Class Dojo

This year we have a new 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 back to a new year at Brentnall; I hope that everyone has had a lovely break. I would like to welcome your child to Year 5.

Your Year 5 teacher this year is Miss Gilmore and we are fortunate to be joined by Mrs Weston, throughout the year.

Uniform:

Everybody is looking very smart in their new uniforms; we ask that children’s names can be written in all uniform items, to ensure no uniform is lost throughout the year. Please ensure your child continues to wear the correct uniform throughout the year.

Attendance/ Punctuality:

To ensure the best possible progress in Year 5, your child needs to attend school every day and arrive on time each day. We want to lead the battle for Team 5 to win the attendance award and we can only do this with your help; it would be great to receive 100%. Please inform school immediately of the reason for any pupil absence.

Homework:

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

Every child in Year 5 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). Children who fail to complete their homework, will have to complete during lunchtime.

PE:

PE lessons are on Mondays and Fridays. We suggest your child brings their kit in at the beginning of the week, to ensure that they do not forget it, and take it home on a Friday to be washed. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct PE kit with suitable footwear.

Weekly reminders:

Monday Bring PE kit into school

PE session

Tuesday  
Wednesday Homework should be handed in
Thursday  
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 1:

English Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick

Discussion text

Non-chronological report

Diary entry

Message in a bottle

Mathematics Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Science Properties/ Changes of Materials

 

Topic Rivers

 

PE Hockey

Dance

 

Music Dem Bones

Poverty Knocks

Keep the home fires burning

French En Ville

 

RE Why do some people think God exists?

 

Art and Design Super Seasonal Cooking

 

Computing Word Processing Skills

 

PSHE Let’s Make Money

 

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

Miss Gilmore and Mrs Weston

 

Welcome to Reception

Cycle1

Welcome to Reception

Welcome to Reception class! We hope that everyone has had a lovely Summer. The staff that will be working in Reception this year are:

Miss Livesey – Class teacher

Mr Brathwaite – Teaching Assistant

Mrs Richardson – Teaching Assistant

Miss Meadowcroft – Teaching Assistant

Miss Wroe – Teaching Assistant

What we learn

In Reception we work towards the children reaching the Early Learning Goal at the end of the year. The Early Learning Goal is found in the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and we will work within this framework to support your child’s learning and development throughout the year. In reception class children learn through play, therefore the children spend most of their day in continuous provision where staff observe the children and support their child-initiated play in order for children to achieve their next steps. Throughout the day the children will also take part in adult-led group activities; reading, phonics and maths.

The Early Years Foundation Stage framework contains seven areas of learning, each having a number of statements, which staff use in order to track your child’s learning and development.

There are three prime areas of learning;

  • Communication and Language- This covers speaking, understanding and listening and attention.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development- This covers managing feelings and behaviour, making relationships and self-confidence and self-awareness.
  • Physical Development-This covers health and self-care and moving and handling.

And four specific areas of learning;

  • Literacy-This covers reading and writing.
  • Mathematics-This covers number and shape, space and measure.
  • Understanding the World-This covers technology, the world and people and communities.
  • Exploring using Media and Materials- This covers exploring using media and materials and being imaginative.

Reading

Reception’s Key Texts this cycle are The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson and No Dinner! by Jessica Souhami.

Please ensure your child has their home reading book in school every day with a comment in their reading record book about their reading at home. I shall be reading with your child at least once a week and change their book regularly.

Focus child

We have three focus children each 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 or to write about. You will receive a letter when your child is selected as the focus child.

Reminders

  • The children in reception are able to enjoy our outdoor area in all weathers, therefore as the weather is now changing please ensure your child has appropriate clothing in school for all weathers; including hats, gloves and wellies when appropriate.
  • Please ensure your child has a spare change of clothes at school in their bag at all times.
  • We aim to offer a range of snack options for the children, therefore we ask for a voluntary contribution of 50p per week to enable us to buy this. Please give this to your child’s class teacher every Monday.
  • If you would like to sign up to target tracker please ask your child’s teacher for a consent slip and we can invite you to join online. All you need is an email address! This is a lovely way for you to see comments and pictures about what your child is learning in school.

 

 

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back to a new year at Brentnall; We hope that everyone has had a lovely break. We would like to welcome your child to Year 3.

This year your teachers will be Miss Gorton and Miss Jackson. Also working in Year 3 will be Mrs. Langowski and Mrs Smethurst.  

Homework

This year homework will be sent out on a Friday and should be returned to 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 Gravett

Non-chronological report

Email

Discussion

Poetry

 

Maths

Focus on Arithmetic:

Number and place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

 

Science

 

 

Light

 

 

Topic

 

 

Geography – Investigating Our Local Area

 

 

PE

MUFC Football (girls) – Tuesday afternoon

MUFC Football (boys) – Thursday afternoon

 

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

 

 

Bonjour (Hello)

 

 

RE

 

 

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

 

Art

 

 

Lowry