Term 5 Week 3

Maypole Dancing: 
If your child has signed up to be part of the Maypole performance at the May Fair, practise sessions are running throughout Term 5.

Invitation to enter an Art Competition
Get out your art materials to celebrate Queen Elizabeth‘s 70th year reign in a Platinum Jubilee competition for primary school children. We are looking for children to draw, paint or collage bold, bright and colourful pictures of Queen Elizabeth II to decorate our restaurant at John Lewis at Cribbs Causeway. There are prizes for individuals and for school.
Follow the link here for more information about this competition.

In week 4 we will be making rainbow wraps (healthy veggie wraps). We will need your help to bring in ingredients for this. You will receive a slip from your class teacher in week 3 to tell you what you will need to bring in. 


We will always aim to get outside, whatever the weather, as much as possible so children will really need a waterproof coat each day.



We continue daily blending revision to help us apply our segmenting and blending skills to unfamiliar words. At parents’ evening teachers will have mentioned to you if your child is continuing to be supported with Phase 5 phonics in school. Please ensure that you are doing regular practice at home. Ideas to support are:

-spotting a phoneme (sound) in reading books as you read the words. Just focus on one or two at a time.

-using Phase 5 flashcards to revise saying the phoneme (please see your class teacher if you need a photocopy of these) 

Spelling and Grammar (SPAG):


Here are the common exception words to learn throughout this term. We will focus on them throughout the week and your support at home will ensure children become fluent in spelling these. There will be a common exception word check in at the end of term.

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4


We will continue to focus on our Reading Dogs and using them to help us in Special Agents Training S. In our guided reading sessions we will also be revising some of our grammar learning from earlier in the term. This includes finding the correct homophone.


We will begin our new text ‘Bloom’, another beautiful, rich text linked to our topic ‘Into the Wild’. If you would like to share this with your child at home, here is a link to someone reading it. Read along: Bloom

If you have any flowers or plants in ‘bloom’ at home you could send a picture to class7@henleaze-inf.bristol.sch.uk to help us engage with our learning in class. Your picture might be featured on our powerpoint slides! 

Words of the week: 

Some other vocabulary that we will be unpicking based on our class text – ‘Bloom’:

  • ‘Drink in its sweet smell’
  • ‘Wonder at’
  • ‘Furious’ 
  • ‘Refused’
  • ‘Obviously’ 
  • ‘Ordered’
  • ‘A tear rolled down his cheek’


In maths this week we will move on to consolidate our reasoning skills. Reasoning questions have been built into our maths lessons across the year and the children are used to having to explain or prove how they know something is correct/incorrect. This week each reasoning-based lesson will focus on a different area of maths, e.g in one lesson the children will need to apply their reasoning skills to money based problems whereas in another the questions will be centered around fractions. Continuing to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions at home this week will support the children with this.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Topic)

We will be practicing our typing skills in computing this week. 

 In geography we will be learning about where our food comes from. What food is grown seasonally in the UK and if it has not come from the UK how far has it traveled? In week 4 we will be making rainbow wraps, so look out for a slip coming home with your child asking them to bring in a vegetable to prepare. 


In PSHE we are looking at problem solving techniques to help us resolve conflicts we might have with our friends. 

In religion and worldviews this week children will be continuing to think about special places and things that are special to them. 

Stars of the week

Class 7 – Rose

Class 8 – William

Class 9 – Milo

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