Term 6 Week 5

We are pleased to announce that we will be performing The Pied Piper of Henleaze for our Year 2 play. Please click on this link to access the songs and lyrics for children to learn over the holidays and up until our performance on …..


You should have received an email with details of what costume your child will need to wear for our play performances. If you have any questions about this, please get in contact with your child’s class teacher.
It was great to see so many of you at our Learning Shares last week. The children were really proud to show you all their hard work and successes that they have made throughout the year. All their progress has been incredible. Well done everyone. 

This week we will be starting our Whole School Topic of Journeys and we will be using the book, ‘Journey’ By Aaron Becker.


Dates for book returns:
Please return all library books by Friday 8th July
Please return all reading books and class reading for pleasure books by Friday 15th July
Thank you for your support with this

Mrs Hibbard
(Phonics and Reading Lead)


Summer Reading Challenge:

This week we were treated to an assembly about the Libraries UK Summer Reading Challenge. We are encouraging all of our children to participate and look forward to hearing about completed challenges in September.

Here’s a taster of what it’s all about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIL1oiVZWkA

Where? In All Bristol Libraries
When? All summer holiday! From Saturday 9th July to Saturday 10th September 2022
Why? Have Fun Reading!
How? Pick up your free fold-out starter pack from your local library. Read books, collect fun stickers and play games on the website.

Take Part! In fun activities happening in Bristol Libraries during the summer holidays.
At the end? Collect a brilliant medal & certificate!
Join the library! It’s easy and free! Ask staff at your local library (Henleaze) to help you. Children under 15 will need the permission of a parent or carer.
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We will always aim to get outside, whatever the weather, as much as possible so children will really need a waterproof coat each day.


Spelling and Grammar (SPAG):

We will be practising  our spelling of Common Exception Words this week and seeing if we can spell them correctly in dictated sentences. 


One to one reading will take priority this week alongside play rehearsing. Please keep writing in your child’s reading journal and marking off their book mark after a daily read. At the end of the year, all children who have completed 2 bookmarks (4 sides) will receive a special headteacher’s award and book of their choice to keep as part of our Read For the Stars incentive. 


This week we are working cross curricularly with geography, studying Kenya, its landscape, what life is like to live there and how this differs from living in England. We will be using the text Wangari’s Trees of Peace as a hook for the topic. Learning all about the amazing achievements Wangari achieved in her lifetime, like winning a Nobel Peace Price for all her hard work. We will be working collaboratively to create a class brochure all about Kenya using facts and artwork we have collected over the week. 


This week in Maths we start the week by recapping odd and even numbers. We will then revisit dividing by 5s and 10s by sharing and grouping. Later in the week we will use technology (iPads and chromebooks) to consolidate our learning of columns and rows. We will use spreadsheets to add amounts and create graphs. 

Knowledge and Understanding of the World (Topic)

We will continue to practise our play songs this week!


In DT we will evaluate our amazing bug hotels that we created last week. We will think about how we could improve our hotels and whether they are fit for purpose or not. We will discuss what advice we would give to someone making their own bug hotel. 

R + WV

In R+WV this week we will reflect on our key question of the term: ‘Why are some places special?’. We will recap key special places for different religions and think about special places for us. 


In PSHE we will listen to a poem and then revisit touch, thinking about what kind of touch we like. Eg. Some people might like the feeling of cuddling a soft teddy. 

Stars of the Week

Class 7 – Absent

Class 8 – Tristan and Jacob

Class 9 – Samuel

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