We hope that you and your children had an enjoyable summer break and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the start of the new term. We are keen to get back to teaching your children and hope that they are ready to learn!

The Autumn term is an important time for all pupils and we have some exciting learning in store for them all. Our Thematic Curriculum, which covers English, History, Geography, Art and DT is called Cosmic Cosmos and is focused on our galaxy and the brave individuals who have explored it throughout time.

In maths, we will be consolidating their learning from year 4 and focusing on place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

In English alongside our daily spelling, vocabulary and grammar activities we will be exploring a range of different writing genres and producing high quality writing.

Throughout the term the children will have weekly spelling lessons in addition to their phonic spellings which will also be conducted on a weekly basis.

Pupils will remain in their classes for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics for which they will be ability set and may change teacher/classrooms.

Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills as well consolidating their learning in the classroom at home.

Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!

Your child will need to bring a games kit every Monday and Wednesday which needs to be suitable for outdoor activities.

Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there plenty of PE clothes that were disposed at the end of the Summer term and we are aware how expensive it is!

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

We have much to be excited about for the Autumn Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.

Mrs Sanghera class 11 Mrs Skitt and Miss Khawar class 12 and Mrs Lloyd HLTA teaching support.