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Summer 1

Nearly at the end of summer 1 term. This week, week beginning 15th May, is assessment week. Children will be carrying out Maths and English tests to 'show off' their learning and what they have learnt so far. Going to bed early and getting up early would give them the best possible chance to celebrate their work. This term we are carrying on with Natural Disasters and again focussing on Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We will be researching these and looking at different countries which have been affected.

Spring Term 2

Welcome back everyone! I hope you have had a fantastic break. Hasn't it gone so quick! I am very excited about this half term, we will be learning all about Natural Disasters. Thank you to those children, who over the holidays, researched all about various Natural Disasters. They were full of facts and information and I know that these children can help inspire the others. We will be starting off our topic with a WOW starter from Miss McNeil, who will be taking the children outside to talk to them all about survival and how to work as part of a team to build dens and make fires. I think this is a fantastic opportunity to use the Forest School area we are lucky enough to have on the school grounds.

5C have also and are still practising very hard for their dance at King Georges Hall on Tuesday 7th March 2017. It would be fantastic to see as many parents their to support their children and having previously been before, I can guarantee it is going to be a fantastic night. Children need their P.E kits in school on Monday and Fridays. This is when we have our P.E lessons.

Spring Term

Welcome back everybody! I hope Santa brought everybody everything they wished for.

We will be starting off our new topic of Victorians. They will be a lot of writing opportunities for the children to show off all their skills currently learnt and which they will be learning. We will be finding out lots of information about Queen Victoria and writing a biography about her having researched her first. We will be designing our own moving toy from shoe boxes which the children will be allowed to take home with them. I am for one very excited about this topic and I know the children are too. There will be lots of photos taken throughout the term so watch this space.


Autumn Term

Welcome back!

I hope you all have had a relaxing half term and everyone is ready to get back into the swing of things. We have got a lot of fun activities coming up in all subject areas, but as always lots of hard work is needed. This terms topic is based on World War One.  We will be finding out about how the war was started, which countries were involved and who was on which side. We will also be looking at the Christmas Day truce and watching a very moving video clip that we will be writing a letter to loved ones pretending we were one of the soldiers. I particularly enjoy teaching this topic and I'm sure the children will learn an awful lot and be telling you all about it when they get home from school. Watch this space for pictures of World War One resources and equipment that a gentleman is going to be bringing in.


Just a reminder that P.E kits need to be brought in on Mondays as we have P.E Mondays and Fridays.

Reading records need to be brought in everyday also, which I will check if children have read, prizes for those who have. Spellings are also to be learnt everyday ready for a spelling test every Friday.

As I was saying... Steve Irwin managed to come in on Wednesday 23rd November in the afternoon to talk to the children about facts about World War One. I know the children found out an awful lot and so did I, It was very interesting. He talked about the local history mentioning the Cherry Tree Train Station, where soldiers would get off at that stop to go home to loved ones. If they didn't get off the train at that stop it meant that they were badly injured and the train would head to Blackburn to be taken to the hospital. You would see loved ones running from Cherry Tree right down to Blackburn.


He showed us lots of artefacts that he had collected and been given over the years. Have a look at the photographs below. I'm sure you'll find them very interesting. See if you can recognise any!!