Y4 – Rainforest Activity Day

Dear Parents
Next term our main topic is the Rainforest. In Geography, we will be learning about Rainforests and the Amazon River. Our persuasive writing will be based on this topic and Rainforests will link with our Science work about All Living Things (and how environments can change and this can be a threat to Living Things). In Art, we will make drawings of Rainforest insects using the photography work of Thomas Marent and we will then make 3D models out of wire.
In Maths, we will continue with multiplication and division and move onto formal methods for these calculations. Weekly PSHE lessons will focus on Dreams & Goals using the new Jigsaw resources that the school has purchased. Indoor PE is going to be Badminton and the new PE Teacher will confirm outdoor PE after Christmas. In Computing lessons, children will learn about and design a Wiki. Later in the spring term, RE lessons will link to Easter.
To support our persuasive writing and our knowledge of the Rainforest, we have arranged for an ‘in house’ activity day using animal experts.
The company will come into school for the day on Wednesday 23rd January 2018 with a range of animals that are found in the Rainforest and the children will be able to touch and hold the animals. During the day, they will find out more about the habitats of these animals and why they are endangered.
As the visit takes place within school hours, then under the terms of the 2002 Education Reform Act no charge can be made by the school for the visit. We therefore invite you to make a voluntary contribution of £6.50 to cover the cost.
All children will be able to take part in the visit regardless of whether parent(s) have been able to make a contribution. However, if we do not receive a sufficient sum in voluntary contributions the visit will have to be cancelled since we could not cover the cost from the school funds.
Please go to SchoolMoney to pay online for this visit.
Many thanks for your continued support and Merry Christmas!
Yours sincerely
Mrs Bull, Mrs Tucker and Mrs Platt


KS2 Drama Club



Year 5 Update

Dear Year 5 Parents,

We’ve had an enjoyable, but busy term settling into year 5. From chatting to the children, we know they have particularly enjoyed the Egyptian topic and reading ‘Secrets of a Sun King’ class book! We are hoping to finish off the term with a video interview with Emma Carroll, the author, on Monday!

We have some exciting things planned for next term including STEM week, World Book day and our year 5 residential to Woodrow House. Further information on all of these will follow in the new year.


The first half of the term will focus on a local Victorian study (Aylesbury Jail) and this will be supported by a trip to Gunnersbury Park Museum on Tuesday 15th January. The second half of term will have a geography focus.


Next term we will be reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty as our class book (please do not read this beforehand!) and following on from Woodrow we will be focussing on persuasive writing.


We will be continuing on with Maths Mastery ‘Maths No Problem’ with particular focus on cube numbers, word problems, fractions and graph reading.


We will be learning about changing states followed by STEM week.


Next term our PE days are changing as we are fortunate enough to have a Squash Specialist coming in to teach the children squash skills on a Thursday morning. We will still have a PE session on a Wednesday afternoon outside.

Art and DT

We will be looking at Victorian artists and making a Victorian style moving toy!

Thank you for those parents that have come in to help this term, it has been much appreciated. If there is anyone who would like to help next term it would be greatly appreciated please!

If there’s one thing you can do with your child over the holiday it’s read! Please do take a look at the school ‘Reading Review’ newsletter or Cherry Class twitter for book inspiration if needed! Once again thank you for your continued support. If you aren’t already, please follow your class Twitter feed for regular updates and pictures (Cherryclass16 or classsequoia). See you on 3rd January! Have a wonderful Christmas and New year!

Kind Regards

Mrs Andrews, Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Barton


Year 6 Leavers Hoodies

Please see below letter from Year 6 Parents:

Yr6 Leavers Hoodies


Reading Review

Reading review Edition 1 (page 1)

Reading review Edition 1 (page 2)


Year 3 Parental Help

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all of the parents who have helped out in Year 3 this term. We are really appreciative of your time.
We will not require any parent helpers for the remaining week (week commencing 17th December).  We look forward to welcoming you back in the first full week (week commencing 7th January).

Have a great Christmas!

Best wishes,
Miss Barnes and Mr Farina



7th December 2018

Spring Term Menu

Please find attached Dolce’s Spring Term Menu.

Running Club

Please be reminded that there will be no Running Club this week.
School Office


Table Tennis Club

Please be reminded that there will be no Table Tennis Club tonight or next week.

School Office



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