Term 1 Week 6


KS1 are joining ‘The Zero-Wasters’ and taking part in the exciting Waste Nothing Schools challenge run by Bristol Waste. The challenge is to encourage pupils and their families to reduce waste and recycle more by completing five challenges within the home.  Please look out for a booklet that will be coming home with your child on Monday. 

This challenge is a competition between schools within Bristol and our school is one of the lucky ones taking part. Our school could get a prize, so help us win by taking part and completing the challenge with your household at home and bringing it back to school. Each student will be given a Waste Nothing Schools booklet on Monday 4 th October. Please ensure completed booklets are back to the class teacher by Monday 18 th October. All you need to know is inside the booklet and additional help is on the Bristol Waste website!

Week 5 celebrations:

We have had a brilliant week this week, full of creative writing about how to catch a dragon! Developing our ICT skills by using a sequencing app to create a melody, as well as using real instruments to explore rhythm and beat. The children also loved being materials hunters around the school, looking for man-made and natural material.


This week in English, we will be reading the text: The Egg by MP Robertson. We will be drawing on our guided reading skills to make predictions about the story, leading into using role play to deepen our understanding of the characters within the story. What fun! We are continuing to develop our use of noun phrases (the red dragon) by expanding them (the fiery, red dragon) and we are combining ideas into one sentence by using coordinating conjunctions. Examples of these are ‘and’ and ‘but’. In phonics we are continuing to expand our knowledge of Phase 5 mastery and this week, look in even more detail at new, alternative graphemes.


Our dedicated time for exploring Reading for Pleasure books and changing levelled books is MONDAY. Please ensure your child has their books and reading logs with them on this day ready to change


In maths we will be continuing with addition and subtraction skills, looking for efficient strategies for addition and subtraction when crossing ten. They will be using lots of concrete manipulatives to support their learning.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Topic)

In KUW this week the children will be learning about Charles Macintosh and his invention of the waterproof coat. They will undertake a science investigation testing waterproof materials. They will consider how their investigation could be a fair test. They will then use this knowledge to build and test a boat! Finally, they will learn about the food groups and think about where our food comes from.

Religion and World Views

In R + WV the children will be linking their new learning to existing knowledge about baptism by designing a baptism candle. They will be thinking about what you wear to a baptism, what happens at a baptism, and what religious symbols are part of a baptism. 


In PSHE the children will be discussing how they can keep their classroom safe and happy by making the right choices. They will be thinking about how behaviours can have rewards and consequences, unpicking appropriate and fair consequences as a collaborative group.

Star of the Week

Class 7: Noah

Class 8: Bella

Class 9: Mabel

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