Welcome Letters

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

In English this term, we will be focusing on non-fiction books and fiction books. We will be retelling stories from picture books as well as making up our own stories. The children will also continue to take part in Read Write Inc; a program that helps children to recognise sounds. We will be working on letter formation.

In Mathematics, our focus will continue to be number formation and recognition to 10 and beyond. As well as number formation we will also be adding objects together.

Our topic this term will be about Dinosaurs and Safari Animals. Our PE day is still on a Friday. Please make sure your child is wearing suitable clothes and footwear for this day.

School fund is payable each term and we ask for a donation of £2.50. School Fund pays for a wide variety of resources and activities that it is not possible to
fund out of our delegated budget. We are very grateful for these contributions that help us to keep our standards high and our lessons so much fun.

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 at the end of the day.

We will continue to post activities, stories and information on DOJO so if you still haven’t signed up to DOJO we can support you with this.

Many thanks,

Miss Hopley

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. Pupils will continue to follow Reception routine – remaining in class for their English, Maths and Topic lessons each day, moving in to different groups only for their daily Phonics sessions. Your child will read twice a week within school, once with the Class Teacher during a guided reading session and once with a Teaching Assistant as an individual read. Please ensure that your child has their school reading book and reading diary in school daily so this can be updated appropriately.

School 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. We encourage children to walk to class independently and cannot allow any family members to go take children in to class. Any late pupils MUST follow correct procedures. As always, we continue to expect high levels of behavior and attainment. At the end of the school day, please be patient as we call your child to the door, although we aim to get them to you as quickly as possible their safety is our priority at all times.

School fund is payable each half term and we ask for a donation of £2.50. School Fund pays for a wide variety of resources and activities that it is not possible to
fund out of our delegated budget. We are very grateful for these contributions that help us to keep our standards so high and our lessons so much fun.

Our Extended Learning books will continue to be used and will be updated with new learning in the next couple of week. Could you please ensure that you return the books by the final date, so that new learning can be stuck in. The final date can be found on the previous Extended Learning sheet in your child’s book.

In English this term we will be focusing on word building and sentence level work, using our phonic knowledge as well as beginning to write narratives in preparation for Year 1.

In Maths, our focus will be on securing our knowledge of numbers 1-20 and building on our addition and subtraction work as well as problem solving including doubling, halving and sharing. We will also build on our learning about money and time.

The topic this term will be Farms and Into the Wild. During our topic lessons in the afternoon we will be learning all about different animals looking at different life cycles, habitats and their environments.

PE day for Reception will be on a Tuesday and a 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 all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class. We encourage children to keep their PE kit in school during term time to ensure it is available each week.

In each classroom we have a water cooler with fresh water for your child to access. If you would like to provide your child with their own water bottle, this can be left in school for your child to drink from throughout the day. Please ensure that any water bottles are clearly labelled with your child’s full name and class.

We look forward to an exciting Summer Term full of learning and progress. If you have any concerns or queries now or at any point throughout the term, please do not hesitate to speak to a class teacher.

Kind Regards,

The Early Years 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 will be as follows:

Class 3Miss E. Rabone (Music Lead)

Class 4 – Miss E. Crump (DT Lead)

Year 1 Teaching Assistants are Mrs A. Childs, Mrs G. Perediuha and Miss C. Lee.

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.

Additionally, children will also be given Extended Learning to complete every three weeks. This work to complete at home will be given out on a Monday and collected in three weeks after.

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 celebrating.

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 5Miss L. Talbot (MfL Leader)

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

English and Maths sessions are also supported by:

M. Chauhan (Year Group and Phase Leader)

Year 2 Teaching Assistants for this term are:

Mrs V. Shinh, Mrs L. Jones and Mrs S. Borsellino.

Children will continue to work in their focus groups for Maths, English and Phonics (including spelling and handwriting) each morning.

Children will be given homework on every 3 weeks on a Monday. This will help children to practise Maths and English skills based on their learning.  We also expect pupils to read their school book every day and discuss related questions given at the back of the book. In addition to this, children will be encouraged to use their own personal username and a password for Reading Eggs and Education City.

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 at the beginning of the topic. In Geography children will have opportunity to revise their knowledge about UK and learn further about different continents through My World and Me topic. During Science sessions we will be learning about Plants and Animals. Children will explore habitats for different animals and will be the young gardeners to learn how plants grow. RE this term focuses on Religious 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 our last but most important term of an academic year before children move up to the next year group. We also hope you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

Year 3’s organisation stays the same as before:

Class 7Mrs S. Smith (Geography Co-lead)

Class 8 – Miss J. Matthews (English Lead)

However, Maths and English sessions will also be taught by Mr P. Patel (Geography Lead).

Year 3 is also supported by Mrs V. Williams.

Children will be given homework on a Monday, to be completed over three weeks. We expect homework to be of a high standard, neatly presented in their homework book and as creative as you wish! 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, discussions, play scripts and novels. 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 ‘Rocks and Soils’. 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 and programming.

PE days for Year 3 will be on a Tuesday (class 7), Thursday (class 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,

Your Year 3 Team

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’s additional Teaching Staff is Mrs Warren, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Heywood.

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, every 3 weeks.

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 newspaper reports, play scripts and issues and dilemmas. 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; position and direction, fractions, decimals and a variety of measuring including mass, volume, perimeter and area. It is important the children know and can quickly recall their multiplication tables up to the 12x tables – something which can be practiced at home regularly!

Year 4’s topics this term are the Mayans and Ancient Egyptians.  In Science we will be learning about States of Matter 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. We trust you had an enjoyable and restful holiday.

The Year Group is split into two classes:

Class 11 – Miss F. Betts

Class 12 – Miss A. Cook

Mrs Godfrey and Mrs Chima will be teaching in both classes.

Year 5 Teaching Assistants are Miss J Thomas and Miss E Jones.

Year 5 pupils will be grouped according to their academic ability for the majority of lessons. Each week, we expect pupils to read their school book and they will be given homework every three weeks. In their school pack the children will have been given a ‘Reading Diary’ to record down any reading they complete – please record down any reading you complete with your child and how well they responded to questions you asked about the book.

Similar to last year, 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 and report to the office. As at the start of this academic year, we continue to expect high levels of behaviour and attainment. Furthermore, as the children progress towards the end of Key Stage Two we expect them to show a growing level of maturity.

In English this term we will be focusing on narrative classical poetry, novels from a theme and formal debates. Throughout these units we will be using VCOP (Vocabulary, Conjunctions, Openers and Punctuation) and SPAG (Spelling and Grammar). Pupils will be taught to use grammatical techniques including relative clauses, the past perfect tense and the subjunctive tense.

In Maths our focus will be on Fractions, Multiplication and Division, Addition and Subtraction, Area and Volume, Time, Place Value and finally at the end of the term an assessment to review the children’s progress. Supporting the children at home with what has been learnt at school will be extremely beneficial to the pupils.

The topic this term is Extreme Earth and Britain since 1948. The Science objectives concentrate on Earth and Space followed by Changes and Reproduction. Additionally, pupils will learn French in their modern foreign language lessons across the year and R.E this term focuses on Temptation. Pupils will continue to have weekly computing lessons and will have directed sessions on laptops, linked to the curriculum.

P.E days for Year 5 are now Thursday and Friday for both classes. Class 11 will be continuing with their Swimming on a Wednesday. 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 last 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, ensuring you go through the main entrance so that we can be aware who is on the premises.

Many thanks,

Miss Betts, Miss Cook, Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Chima

Miss Thomas and Miss Jones

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 good!

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.  Our P.E. days continue to be Wednesday (swimming) and Thursday for class 13 and Tuesday and Thursday for class14.  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