Spring Bank Primary School

HT2 Newsletter


Dear Parents and Carers,


I hope you have all had a lovely half term break. This half term our topic is ‘Out of this world’ in which the children will be learning all about space.  In literacy we will start with biographies with a focus on using commas and brackets for parenthesis. After that we will focus on newspaper reports and write some winter poems. In mathematics we will be working on multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages.


In science we will be looking at space. The children will learn about the structure of the solar system, night and day and will have the opportunity to carry out their own project on a planet. Art will be linked with the topic work and the children will be looking at designing a painting in the style of Peter Thorpe. In Design and Technology, the children will design and make their own moon buggy. In computing the children will cover videos and editing using stop-motion animation.


I will teach the class for the majority of the week apart from Thursday afternoons where Jessica Freitas will be leading the ukulele lesson for the first lesson. The second lesson will be French and the class will be taught by Mr Brawley.


Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic trip to the National Science and Media Museum last week. The children loved seeing Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft and taking part in a space workshop. The children are currently writing a biography all about Tim Peake based on this experience. Also, on November 9th, the children can look forward to a planetarium session in school.


PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure your child has their PE kit which must be a white t-shirt, blue/black shorts and a separate pair of trainers suitable for sport. Please note baseball trainers and pumps are no longer allowed. I would also advise providing a sweater or tracksuit top as the weather gets colder.


Guided Reading is every Thursday morning and homework will be set each week. The task must be completed for the next lesson and if time is not available at home then the children can attend Homework Club which is held in the Computing Suite each lunchtime. It would be greatly appreciated if you can help or remind your child to ensure they have completed the task. Spellings will be given on a Monday morning to be tested on a Friday morning. Children will have a weekly times tables test each Monday afternoon.


If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me at school.




Miss Johnson

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