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Autumn 2 - Newsletter


Hello Green Class,

What a wonderful first half term we have had! We hope you have had a lovely and restful half term holiday.

We are looking forward to getting stuck into all of our new and exciting learning this half term.

As always, if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes,

Mr Oldham and Miss Booton


The children will continue to have games with our sports coach Dan on Thursdays and indoor gymnastics/dance on Fridays. Children should come to school on Thursdays and Fridays in their PE kits. Due to health and safety guidelines, all earrings must be removed for PE.


Each week, the children will receive a spelling list and times table to practise each day in their purple homework books. This will go home on Mondays and homework books should be handed back in on Fridays. We will have a spelling test each Friday.

Literacy and maths

In Literacy this half term, we are looking at an exciting book called Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton. We will be doing lots of writing around this text such as writing letters and creating newspaper reports.

In maths, we will continue to focus on the addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers as well as using inverse operations to help us check our answers.

We will then move to look at multiplication and division with a focus on the times tables.


In RE we will be looking at the question "what does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today"? We will explore how Christians show their faith and carry out worship in their everyday lives.

National interfaith week begins on 13th November. During this week, Green Class will be learning about aspects of Buddhism. 



Dates for your diary

  • Monday 30th October - Big Draw
  • Monday 13th November - Children’s Flu Vaccinations
  • Monday 13th November - Interfaith Week
  • Friday 17th November – Children in Need day
  • Tuesday 12th December - Christmas Carol Service 2pm Year 3- 6 at St Marys Church
  • Thursday 14th December – Christmas dinner and Jumper day
  • Tuesday 19th December - Christmas craft morning 9 – 10am
  • Friday 22nd December Inset day (school closed to children)



Our Sedimentary Rock Sandwiches


In science, Green Class have been learning all about rocks and how they are formed. They particularly enjoyed making sedimentary rock sandwiches. Many joked that they were making Mr Oldham's lunch!



Autumn 1 - Newsletter

Welcome to Green Class

Literacy and Maths

In Literacy, we will be looking closely at books that are related to our History Topic (Stone Age to Iron Age) and our Science Topic (Rocks, Soils and Fossils) and will be doing lots of exciting writing based around them.

In Numeracy, we are placing a focus on numbers and place value. This includes work on partitioning, counting in a variety of ways, continuing sequences, using number facts and thinking about each of the operation symbols. We will then move on to addition and subtraction of 100s, 10s and 1s. Through the use of Using and Applying techniques, children will be able to apply what they have learnt to a real-life situation. We will do lots of practising of our times tables, as the more confident the children are with them, the more confident they will become at answering questions related to them. Therefore, extra practise at home would be brilliant and would benefit them greatly.


Wider Curriculum

Across the rest of the curriculum, these are the topics we will be looking at:

Science: Rocks, soils and fossils

History: Stone Age to Iron Age

Computing: Coding and touch-typing

R.E: Different people's beliefs about God

Art: Sketching/printing/sculpture

Music: 'I've been to Harlem'

PSHE: Being me

French: Greetings/phrases/numbers




Additional information

The children will have games with our sports coach Dan on Thursdays and PE on Fridays.

Please can the children continue to come into school wearing their PE kit - a white t shirt, black shorts or joggers and trainers - on Thursdays and Fridays.

Your child will have now received a spelling list and timetable of the week to practise. This should take them no more than 5 minutes each night.

Please also ensure that your child is reading regularly at home as well as school. This really helps to enhance their learning and writing.

As always, if you have any questions or queries about your child's learning, please do get in touch.

Best wishes,

Mr Oldham


Dates for your diary