Year 5 provision next week

Dear parents and carers,

It is with great sadness that I inform you that Mrs Kaur and her family have suffered a devastating family bereavement this weekend.

As you can imagine, they will need time to be together and support each other, therefore Mrs Kaur will not be in school this coming week or be available to provide feedback to the children working online. We have ensured that there will be an adult supporting the children in school and work will still be set for home learning, however there will be limited pre-recorded sessions to go alongside this. Miss Drake will be running a live session this week and we will let Year 5 know when this will happen so they can join in if they want to.

Our live assemblies that were set to be started this week will be postponed for Year 5 until Mrs Kaur is back and ready to deliver.

I know you will all want to send your prayers and thoughts to her family, however we ask that any queries or urgent emails be sent either to: or through the office. Any work completed, please submit in the usual way, we will try to ensure that answers are sent as much as we can for set marking.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support in these coming days.

kind regards,

Mrs Wickett

Online Learning W/C 18.01.2021

This week’s planning will follow in literacy with our new text focus, Varmints ( and our new mini adventure, ‘Who Pays the Price?’

I hope that you are all well and that the online learning has been accessible. If there are resources that are missing or that you can’t open, let me know on the TEAMs chat and as soon as I can, I will rectify this for you. Please could you remind children that they can share the work that they have completed and their ideas regarding a task in the ‘posts’ section as they wish too. This will be an area where sometimes I will be sharing work that we have completed in class too for the children to see. On Tuesday, I will be at forest school with the class and this means that I will not have access to TEAMs to answer the questions you may have. For this day, I have set SPaG and arithmetic tasks that the children can work through and mark themselves. On Wednesday morning at 9am, I will be delivering a LIVE lesson as part of a trial for the school. There will be a ‘code of conduct’ that you will need to read through with your child so they are aware of the rules and the sessions will be recorded – if you don’t want your child on camera, they can keep this off.

Once again, thank you for your understanding and support.

week 3 planning week 3 flipchartMiss Drake

A thank you message to all!

WOW year 2 – what a busy week we have had.  I cannot express how impressed I am with all the children both in school and learning at home. You have all blown me away with your attitude to  learning and your ability to adapt once again.  I am so proud of you all!  It was really hard choosing a good mention this week as you have all been absolute super stars!!! I can’t wait to see what you will do next week!

Our next mini adventure is ‘Around the world in 80 days’.

We will be looking at climates, continents and oceans as well as animals and their young from around the world.

Finally, I would like to say a great big thank you to all the parents/carers and siblings at home offering so much support.  I appreciate that many of you are also trying to still work whilst your children are at home and yet have maintained such a positive attitude towards the current situation.   I want those of you at home to know that we miss you greatly and to ensure you remain part of the class have been including your work in our displays. Please continue to communicate with me so that we can provide the best experiences for your children.  It has been lovely to hear from so many of you – we are all in this together.

Be sure to take some time this weekend to rest, relax and enjoy each others company before we start all over again next week.

Take care everyone.

Stay safe

Mrs Steventon and Miss Mac

Morning snack

We have no fruit or milk being delivered to school at this time due to the national lockdown.

If you would like your child to have a snack in the morning please send a piece of fruit , labelled clearly with their name, in to school  with them each day along with their water bottle.

Thank you for your continued support at this time.

More ideas to support you with submitting work

Dear All,

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Keep up the amazing work with the remote learning.

Miss Staniforth

Acting Headteacher

Parental Remote Learning Feedback – 14-01-2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please find below a link to an online form asking you about remote learning, we would appreciate as many parents fill in as possible, we are already looking at ways that we can improve our Remote Learning for the children.

This feedback form will be open on Thursday 14th January from 8am until Friday 15th January at 8am.

Thanks in advance,

Miss Staniforth

Acting Headteacher