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This week...

Well, we've made it to half term all in one piece! I think we are all ready for a well-earned break again after making such a fantastic start to the year. The children have worked really hard this half term, getting used to all the new routines and restrictions as well as the usual new school year challenges. They've thrown themselves into their learning showing resilience, creativity and what great role models they are to the younger years. Well done Columbus, I'm so proud of each of you, rest up ready for another busy half term! 


Over the last three days we've enjoyed reading and writing poetry in our English lessons, and have recapped multiples, factors and primes in maths. The children have also continued to be creative this week, finishing off their rockets and their own mindfulness colouring sheets.


Please remember that, as face-to-face communication is limited, the contact your teacher form is at the bottom of the page should you need to use it. 


Over the half term could you continue to read with your child and record it in their diary. There should be a minimum of 8 signatures for the holidays. Along with reading, please keep them going on TTRockstars and learning spellings. 


Wishing you all a lovely half term,


Miss Wheeler


After half term...

English - We will begin a unit on non-chronological reports. We will explore some non-fiction texts and see how they are written differently to the narrative and poetry work we have done recently, before having a go at planning and beginning to write some non-fiction texts of our own.


Maths - We will be looking at different strategies for division. Recapping the bus stop method and learning the formal long method.


Science - We will continue our space topic after half term and begin by finding out about the life of stars and different constellations.


Topic - Children will finish their history of leisure and entertainment unit before beginning a geography unit of work on earthquakes.




Our class' outdoor PE day is a Tuesday - children should come to school on a Tuesday in their PE kit. This half term we will be doing football and will be outside as much as the weather allows, so children should be dressed warmly enough, including wearing tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt. Gloves and a hat are permitted in the winter if needed.



Remember that secondary school applications need to be completed by 31st October. All information can be found at



Please take a look at our wellbeing pages for useful links and information:


Useful links to supplementary online resources:

Complete PE home learning videos -

For a spot of lighthearted fun take a look at the I Will Survive video by MPL Staff

MPL staff reworking of Gloria Gaynor's 'I Will Survive'.

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End of term tomorrow - Weds 20th October - normal finish times of 2:55 and 3:05. Term begins on Tues 2nd November - have a great break!
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