Our topic this term is ‘If you go down to the woods…’ We are reading stories about ‘Percy and the Park Keeper’ and using these to learn how stories are structured with a beginning, middle and end. We are also learning about characters and story settings. As part of science we are learning about animal habitats so we are visiting our school wood to look at where we think animals may live and why. As our class names are birds we are designing and making bird feeders in the hope that we can encourage some of our feathered friends to visit us. We are writing instructions to make sandwiches and bread and enjoying eating these!
Our topic this term is ‘To infinity and beyond…’ We will be learning about space and the planets that are in our Solar system. We will also be using books by Claire Freeman (Aliens love Underpants) to take a light hearted look at who or what may live on planets other than Earth.
Our topic this term is ‘A bucketful of dinosaurs’. We will be learning about Dinosaurs and what is believed to have led to their extinction. We will be using a simple timeline to look at the different periods in time that dinosaurs were alive and where these dinosaurs lived and what they ate. We are going to be designing our own dinosaur and making these from clay using a variety of tools and techniques to give them texture. We are continuing to explore uses of technology focussing particularly on how to keep ourselves safe when using the internet and which information we need to keep personal. We will also be using programmable toys to help us learn about directional and positional language.
"The pupil premium funding and sports premium funding are used to good effect." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress." Ofsted 2017
"Safeguarding is effective. Systems to keep pupils safe are robust" Ofsted 2017
"The curriculum provides good opportunities for pupils to learn across a range of subjects. British values are promoted effectively." Ofsted 2017
"Good teaching in Year 5 and Year 6 ensures that most pupils catch up and make expected progress in a range of subjects by the end of key stage 2." Ofsted 2017
"Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils behave well and have good manners. They demonstrate a strong understanding of tolerance and respect." Ofsted 2017
"Leaders, governors and the trust have a strong understanding of the school’s effectiveness. Their recent actions are ensuring that the school is improving quickly." Ofsted 2017
“Pupils speak highly about the quality of education they receive. They are very loyal to the Academy, each other and the staff. They appreciate the support they receive to do their best. Pupils’ conduct around the Academy and in class is excellent.”
“Teachers provide highly detailed and effective feedback on a regular basis so that pupils know what they need to do to improve. Pupils regularly respond to marking to ensure they improve upon their understanding. Pupils are now given more opportunities to complete their work fluently and at greater length. Good progress is strongly evident across the books surveyed.”
“Books are well presented and demonstrate that pupils take pride in their work. They contain a varied number of tasks and activities for pupils.”
“Systems to keep pupils safe are rigorous. They feel safer because behaviour has improved and there are good opportunities to learn how to keep themselves safe in different situations.”
“As a result of the senior leaders’ determination and attention to detail, the quality of education has improved, aspirations have been raised and staff morale is high.”