Spring Bank Primary School

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Y3 newsletter HT6 2017


Girls from Year 4 and Year 6  participated in the annual St Bart’s Cup competing against other schools in the football tournament, and had an enjoyable day out in the sunshine!



As part of the topic on rivers, Year 5 went to visit Malham to discover the source of the river Aire and learn about its upper course. Unfortunately the weather was very unseasonal to say the least with cold, blustery weather. Nevertheless a good time was had by all with lots of learning taking place!

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Year 5 Summer 2


Wednesday 7th July 2017


Dear Parents/Carers,


Welcome back we hope that you had a wonderful break. Here is some information you may find useful and an overview of the learning that will be taking place this half term.



PE is on Thursday and Friday. Both of our session will be outside this half term (weather permitting).

Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school (white t-shirt, dark shorts and trainers). It is also really helpful if these items are labelled with your child’s name! Please can children leave their kits in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change. Trainers will be needed this half term!

Health and Sports week will be held the week beginning 10th July. It would be helpful if the children came to school in their kits that week.


Reading Books

Please try to listen to your child read every day and sign or tick their reading record book, showing that it had been read.

Our class library day is Monday when children may select a book at lunchtime to take home from the library.



This half term our topic is ‘Wonderful Wool’.


Science – We will be looking at different materials. We will look at their properties and will investigate whether they sink or float. We will also look at how wool is made on out trip to Armley Mills.


History – We will be looking at where we live. Why did people come to Leeds? How was life in the Victorian Times different to us?


Art – We will be using wool and other materials to weave.


PE – Thursday – Basketball

Friday – Outdoor and adventure


Music – We will be looking at music linked to summer.


RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Birdi. They will be looking at how to use computers to research in computing and ‘What does it mean to belong to a Church or a Mosque?’ in RE.




Homework is set throughout the school half termly. They will have a few weeks to complete the project and can complete it in any way they like. Ways of presenting their work is:

  • Through writing
  • Photographs
  • Art work
  • Sculptures
  • Anything that inspires their creative side.This half term in Literacy we are looking at fantasy stories, in particular the Mr Benn stories. Can you create your own fantasy world and tell us who lives there, what you can do there and any other interesting facts about your world?




If you have any questions please come and ask us.


Yours Faithfully,


Caroline Mitchell

Katy Byford


The whole school and our parents came to see our assembly. We read out some of the amazing work we had done as part as our ‘Animal Mayhem’ topic. We also showed sketches of minibeasts we had done in art and showed our clay minibeasts and 3D magnets we have made.

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Our classroom today was filled with homemade Viking marvels! The whole class did an excellent job and had obviously worked hard and researched thoroughly, and we had a great, and informative, afternoon sharing our work. There were enough longboats to have our own fleet, and we were equipped with several shields too! For those of us Year 4 Vikings not going off to battle, there were items created relating to daily life, including a honey and nettle cake, milk and a woven shoe.

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As part of our topic, ‘Animal Mayhem’, we chose our favourite minibeast and and had lots of fun making it out of clay. We also designed and made our own 3D animal magnets.

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Reception had a fantastic day at Temple Newsam house yesterday. They made very royal looking crowns and pretending to be Kings, Queens, Princesses and Princes all day as we explored Temple Newsam. The children listened very carefully to make sure they could remember all the facts they were being told about certain characters who lived in Temple Newsam House in the past. At the end of our exploration the children were given 5 clue bags, they had to put the clues together and work out which character they had. The children were brilliant at this! We got every clue bag right! The children then had the opportunity to dress up as the characters and then took part in a Royal walk through the picture gallery.

In the afternoon we went on an animal adventure trail, the children used their maps very carefully to lead themselves through the houses, they used their phonics skills to decode words to help them work out if they were in the right room to be able to find specific animals.

It was a great day and really got the children thinking about the past and using their wonderful imaginations.

Thank you to all who were involved in making this trip such a success.

Mrs Ryan


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