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Term 5!


Can you believe it?? Term 5 already. This year is flying by and looking back I can see why. We have been learning in school, we have been learning from home, you have been superstars. 


This term we are focussing on space - Is there anyone out there?

We will use this focus in our English work when we look at the book Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We will be putting ourselves in the position on Liam Digby, stranded in space. Throughout the term we will also be exploring different aspects of space as we know it and look at the advancements in technology and knowledge over time. Unfortunately we won't be taking a trip to space (although what an awesome school trip that would be!!!). 


I am super excited to get stuck in with this and see how we get on. 


PE will be Mondays and Thursdays this term and we are lucky enough to be working with Elite again once a week. Forest school will be alternative Wednesdays starting 21.04.21. Once again we have the pleasure of being taught by Mr Dray on Thursdays for our music lessons. Aren't we lucky!!


I am super excited to see what this term holds and I know you will all continue to be superstars! 


Miss Burden, Mrs Blake and Mr Backhouse.laugh

KS2 Christmas Concert 2020

Merry Christmas from all the staff and children in Owl, Bear, Jaguar and Eagle Class!

Please enjoy music from all the classes both individually and as a whole Key Stage.

You can also see each class' Book Week art and Christmas tree decorations.

Term 2:


Were the Vikings really vicious and victorious?

This term we will be looking at the Vikings and the importance of their reign in England. We will make links to the Anglo-Saxons, research important features of Viking life and use different materials to make helmets and longboats and put them to the test to see if they are fit for purpose. 



Alfred the Great. How great was he?


This term we will be looking at the Anglo-Saxons and their impact on British history. We will look at the journey to England, their impact whilst they were here and their victories and challenges along the way. Here we will share some of the amazing work we have completed and what we have been up to! 

“We are the grammaristics!”

Hello there! Over the past few weeks, we have been using small but extremely helpful puzzle piece shaped bits of paper. What are they called? They are called…THE GRAMMARISTICS! They help us with our writing and remind us of the different types of grammar. For example, dialogue is a conversation between two people. And past and present tense is sentences that show when something is from the past and when something is from the present. That is only two out of many more grammaristics. Here are the Grammaristics:


The boomtastics are a great way to learn and write constructive paragraphs. The teachers say if you do two great sentences they will be happy if we have really thought about the vocabulary choices, then we can add additional ideas. They help us because we write more interesting and descriptive sentences.

Here are the boomtastics:

We have started using 'The Write stuff' ideas to help us with our writing, which includes learning about The Fantastics, The Boomtastics and The Grammaristics!

In English we have been writing sentences using the FANTASTICs. These are symbols which help us to decide what type sentence will be best in our writing. Here they are:

F Feeling

A Asking

N Noticing

T Touching

A Action

S Smelling

T Tasting

I Imagining

C Checking

We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log on to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers.


Go to and log in using the desktop log in boxes:



Letter-join works best on browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera.



Go to and select the tablet log in button, log in using these details:


Swipe code: starting at the top left form the shape of a capital L