Spring Bank Primary School

Spring HT1 Newsletter


Dear Parents and Carers,


I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break. This half term our topic is ‘The Golden Age of Islam’ in which the children will be learning all about Early Islamic Civilisation.  In literacy we will start with information texts with a focus on using dashes for parenthesis and organisational devices. After that we will focus on traditional tales and study the poem ‘The Highwayman’. In mathematics we will be working on multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages.


In science we will be looking at the properties of materials. The children will be investigating which materials can dissolve and what kind of changes are reversible. Art will be linked with the topic work and the children will be creating some Islamic artwork using printing. In computing the children will look at presenting data using charts, graphs and databases.


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.


This half term the children can look forward to our trip to Cartwright Hall on Friday 2nd February. On this visit, children will have the chance to investigate and explore Islamic artefacts and artwork.


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 remains cold.


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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