Welcome Letters

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new summer term at Woden Primary. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

This term, we are encouraging children to write their names and form the letters they know.

In English this term, we will be focusing on stories. We will be focusing on telling traditional tales and remembering the repetitive phrases from the stories. We will also be looking at rhymes and songs and sharing them with our friends. The children have made a good start with Read Write Inc; we will be continuing with this program to help the children to recognise more sounds.

In Mathematics, our focus will be shapes and positional language. We will continue with number formation. We will also continue to learn the names of 2d shapes, patterns, as well as using vocabulary like short, tall, long, big, small and medium.

Our topic this term will be ‘Once Upon a time’. PE days for Nursery will be on a Friday.

I would also like to tell you that we are now collecting school fund money which is £2.50 to go towards cooking activities and resources to support your child’s learning. Last term we spent the school fund money on fruit tasting, biscuits, Chinese food, pancakes, Easter cakes and much more.

Many thanks,

Miss Hopley

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to our last but most important term of an academic year before the children move up to the next year group.

Year Group organisation stays the same as before:

Class 1 – Miss E Crump

Class 2 – Miss L Withycombe

Reception Teaching Assistants are Mrs G. Perediuha (HLTA), Miss A. Heywood, Mrs R Dosanjh and Miss M. Goodall.

Similar to last term, the doors will be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class once a member of staff is on duty, to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. Throughout this academic year, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment.

As before, we ask that children bring the reading book and reading diary to school every day. This is so a member of staff can hear your child read and change their book at the appropriate time each week.

Children will continue to be given homework every Friday. Please send the completed homework task back each Monday. Although we ask you to support your child in their homework, please do not complete their homework for them. Homework is set based on the learning your child has done throughout the week and therefore they should be able to complete it themselves.

In English this term we will be focusing on developing our sentence writing skills, focussing on capital letters at the start of sentences, finger spaces between words and full stops at the end. We will also be working towards writing stories based on Traditional Tales as well as stories of our own.

In Maths, we will be learning about addition and subtraction and simple multiplication and division, as well as time, capacity and measurement.

Our topic this term (Summer 1) will be Farms. We will be learning about different farm animals and what happens during day to day life on the farm.

Reception will continue to have PE on Friday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that NO jewellery should be worn during PE sessions. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class.

As the weather gets warmer as we approach summer, we would like to remind parents that all children have access to fresh, cool water from a water cooler in their classroom. If you would like to send your child with a water bottle they will be able to fill it up and drink it throughout the day. Please ensure all water bottles are named and easily recognisable to your child.

We look forward to a very enjoyable term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the term please do not hesitate to speak to us, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Reception Team

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to our last but most important term of an academic year before children move up to the next year group.

Year Group organisation stays the same as before:

Class 3 – Miss J Matthews (Geography Lead)

Class 4 – Miss E Rabone (Music Lead)

However, Maths and English sessions will also be taught by Mrs W. Jones (PSHE Lead).

Year 1 Teaching Assistants are Mrs A Childs and Mrs E Chadwick.

As in Spring term, pupils will remain in their class for the majority of lessons, with the exception of Phonics, for which they will be streamed and may change teacher/classrooms. They will be informed of their teacher in lessons this week.

Children will be given homework on a Friday to be completed and handed in by Wednesday. This will focus on either Maths, English or Topic work.

Similar to last term, the doors will be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class once a member of staff is on duty, to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. Throughout this academic year, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment.

In English this term we will be focusing on Stories with Repetitive Patterns or Structures, Instructions, Experiential writing, Fantasy world settings and poetry. Throughout these units we will be reinforcing the correct use of spellings, grammar and punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on all four calculations using numbers to 100. Children will also continue to learn about measures, 2D and 3D shapes, position and direction, time and fractions.

The topics this term will be Seasons and then Seasides from the past. During Science sessions we will be learning about Materials and Plants. In RE this term we are focusing on Christianity in Wolverhampton. Pupils will continue to access Computing and will have additional directed sessions on laptops and iPads linked to the curriculum. Our focus this term will be We are storytellers.

 PE days for Year 1 are on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that NO jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class.

We look forward to a very enjoyable term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the term please do not hesitate to speak to us, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Your Year 1 Team.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to our last but most important term of an academic year before the children move up to the next year group.

Year Group organisation stays the same as before:

Class 5 – Ms M. Chauhan (Assistant Headteacher)

Class 6 – Miss C. Purchase (Year 2 Teacher)

English and Maths sessions are also supported by Miss L. Talbot (MFL Leader)

Year 2 Teaching Assistants are Mrs V. Shinh and Mrs S. Borsellino

Children will continue to work in their focus groups for Maths, English and Phonics (including spellings and handwriting) each morning. Children will be given homework on a Friday as usual to be completed and handed in by Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths, English and Reading with cross-curricular links.

Similar to last term, the doors will be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class once a member of staff is on duty, to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. Throughout this academic year, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment. However, as the children progress towards the end of Key Stage One we expect them to show a growing level of maturity and independence.

In English this term we will be focusing on Explanation Texts, Classic Poetry as well as Extended Stories. Throughout these units we will be reinforcing the correct use of spellings, grammar and punctuation.

In Maths our focus will be on all four calculations using numbers beyond 100. Children will also continue to learn to use money, read time, name shapes, use basic measurement units and simple fractions. It is important that, the children use this knowledge to solve simple word problems to show their understanding.

The topics this term will be Florence Nightingale (History) – this will include an interactive workshop towards the end of the topic. The Geography topic of My World and Me will help children to revise their knowledge about UK and then learn about different continents. During Science sessions we will be learning about Plants and Animals. Children will explore habitats for different animals and will also be young gardeners to learn how plants grow.  RE this term focuses on Special stories. Pupils will continue to access Computing and will have additional directed sessions on laptops and iPads linked to the curriculum. Our focus this term will be We are Detectives.

 PE days for Year 2 will remain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that NO jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class.

We look forward to a very enjoyable term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the term please do not hesitate to speak to us, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Year 2 Team

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the new summer term at Woden Primary. We hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

Children will be given homework on Friday, to be completed over a fortnightly period. We expect homework to be of a high standard and neatly presented in their homework book. If there are any problems regarding homework, or if your child does not understand their homework, please speak to a member of the Year 3 team at the end of the day. In addition to homework, children are expected to read at home regularly, please record this in your child’s reading diary.

In English this term we will be focusing on authors and letters, adventure and mystery, report writing and language play. Throughout these units we will be using VCOP (Vocabulary, Conjunctions, Openers and Punctuation) and SPAG (Spelling and Grammar).

In Maths our focus will be on the four calculations and applying these into problem solving as well as 2d and 3d shapes, decimals including money, place value, mental calculation, fractions, measures and statistics. It is important the children know and can quickly recall their multiplication tables and number bonds – something which can be practiced at home regularly!

Our humanities topic this term will be ‘Our European Neighbours’ and ‘Invaders and Settlers’. In Science we will be learning about ‘Forces’ and ‘Light’. Additionally, pupils will learn French in their Modern Foreign Language and RE this term focus on Places of Worship and God and Church. Pupils will continue to have weekly Computing lessons with a focus on opinion polls.

PE days for Year 3 will be on a Monday (class 7), Tuesday (8) and Wednesday (both classes). This term they will be focusing on Kwik athletics and striking and fielding activities.

Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions. Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name.

We look forward to a very enjoyable new term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Mr Patel, Mrs Smith, Miss Thomas and Mrs Bhambra

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the summer term at Woden Primary. We trust you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

The Year Group is split into two classes:

Class 9 – Miss Corns

Class 10 – Miss Skidmore

Year 4 Teaching Staff is Mrs Warren, Mrs Williams and Miss Medley.

Year 4 pupils will stay in their classes for most of the subjects, except spellings, where children will be grouped according to academic ability.  Most children will receive spellings on a Tuesday, to be learnt for the following Tuesday. Children will be given a reading book each week to take home.  They will also have a white ‘Reading Profile’ to record down any reading they complete – we ask you to spend 5 to 10 minutes each night reading with your child.  Please feel free to record down any reading you complete with your child in their Reading Profile.  In addition, all children will be given homework covering all areas of the curriculum, fortnightly.

Similar to last year, the doors will be open from 8.40am each morning and children should come straight into their class to be ready for registration at 8.55am. Any late pupils MUST report to the Office.

In English this term we will be focusing on explanation texts, newspaper reports, issues and dilemmas and play scripts. Throughout these units we will be using VCOP (Vocabulary, Conjunctions, Openers and Punctuation) and SPAG (Spelling and Grammar).

In Maths, our focus will be on the 4 rules and applying these into problem solving; time, shape, position and direction, fractions, decimals, area and perimeter. It is important the children know and can quickly recall their multiplication tables and number bonds – something which can be practiced at home regularly!

Year 4’s topics this term are Earning a Living and Village Settlers.  In Science we will be learning about electricity and eating and digestion. Additionally, pupils will learn French in their Modern Foreign Language lessons across the year and RE this term focuses on Sikhism and Hinduism. Pupils will continue to have weekly Computing lessons and will have directed sessions on laptops, linked to the curriculum.

PE days for Year 4 are Monday and Friday (both classes). Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during PE sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name.

We look forward to a very enjoyable year full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year, please do not hesitate to speak to us.

Many thanks,

Year 4 Team

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back to the Summer Term at Woden Primary and a very exciting time for your child continuing in Year 5. We trust you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

The Year Group is split into two classes:

Class 11 – Mrs L. Godrey (Mon, Tues, Wed) and Mrs M. Chima (Wed PM, Thurs & Fri)

Class 12 – Miss A. Cook

Year 5 Teaching Assistants are Mrs M. Sandhu and Mrs L. Jones

Year 5 pupils will be grouped according to their academic ability for the majority of lessons and may move between the two classes for Spelling and Comprehension groups. Pupils will continue to receive homework every two weeks which sets tasks that relate to their learning in the classroom. Please encourage your child to complete their homework to a good standard and to return this back to school before the deadline given.

Your child will continue to bring a reading book home each evening along with a Reading Record. Once you have listened to your child read, we would very much appreciate it if you could write a short comment to let us know how well they read and, particularly, any comments relating to their understanding of the text. Inside the front cover of the reading record, there are some prompts which can help with the discussions you could have with your child.

P.E days for Year 5 are Thursday and Friday for both classes. Class 12 will be continuing with their Swimming on a Friday. Pupils going swimming should bring a swimming costume and a towel. Please ensure your child has the correct P.E kit in school (including pumps) and a reminder that no jewellery should be worn during P.E sessions.  It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including P.E kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there was much lost property left in school at the end of the Spring term and we realise how expensive it is!

We look forward to a very enjoyable Summer term full of learning and progress. If you have any questions/queries now or throughout the year please do not hesitate to speak to us. Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs. Godfrey, Mrs. Chima and Miss Cook

 

Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new term which as we are all aware is very busy and could possibly be the most important one of your child’s educational life so far!

Year 6 will very shortly be taking their SATs tests, any revision or support that can be given at home now will be of great benefit. Also, don’t forget that, before assembly each day from 8.30am, there will be breakfast being provided during the test week.

After the SATs the children can look forward to their residential trip to Conwy in Wales, which will be thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Let’s hope the weather is better than it has been over Easter!

Of course, the children will soon begin rehearsals for their Leavers’ assembly as well, and over the final half term children will be given the opportunity to visit their secondary school as part of their transition program. Information and details will be given to you from your secondary school choice.

In lessons, children will continue with preparation for the SATs, after which, structured lessons will continue. In Maths, we will be focusing on reasoning and problem solving using all mathematical areas and in English we will be writing in both narrative and non-narrative styles. Our topic focus for this half term will be Coasts.  There has been a change to our P.E. days; they are now on a Tuesday and Wednesday for class 13 and Tuesday and Thursday for class 14.  This term they will be focusing on athletics and rounders, both of which are outside, so please could you ensure that your child has appropriate trainers.

Finally, thank you for your continued support and we wish all of Year 6 luck in their tests!

Kind regards,

Year 6 Teachers