Spring Bank Primary School

Spring 1 Newsletter


Wednesday 15th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back and Happy New Year! 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.

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 and trainers in school at all times, as sometimes the timetable can change.

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 ‘Into the Freezer’.

Science – we will be looking at the seasons. How the weather is different in each season and how the day length changes according to the time of year.

Geography – we will be using maps and globes to look at the world. We will focus on being able to name the 7 continents and the oceans and be able to show where they are. We will be focusing on the cold areas of the world and exploring what it is like to live in Antarctica. We will also be collecting weather data and comparing it with Antarctica.

Art / DT – towards the end of the topic the children will design a moving picture that uses cold colours.

PE – Thursday and Friday. This will be a mixture of dance and basketball. We have some PE students that come in to be with us on both days and they will be doing some of the teaching this half term,

RE and Computing will be taught on a Wednesday by Mrs Hawes. They will be looking at how to use data on the computer in computing and ‘Why we care for people’ 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.

Can the children find out what is like to live in the coldest parts of the earth?


If you have any questions please come and ask us.

Yours Faithfully,

Caroline Mitchell

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