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This year’s Governor Writing Competition will be on Non-fiction so watch this space!

Autumn term

Children were involved in creating their own poems and reciting poetry, as part of National Poetry day.

Poetry is also ongoing throughout the year, as children thoroughly enjoy working in groups to perform or recite poetry.

Spring term

World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March – you will be informed about how the school will be celebrating closer to the time. Every child will be given a book token to spend in your local supermarket.

Children will be involved in a range of activities during Shakespeare Week including reading playscripts and poems from Shakespeare and acting out some of his most famous plays.

Follow the link to find out more: http://shakespeareweek.org.uk/about/

Summer term

It’s that time of year again! Children can enter into the Governor’s Creative Writing Competition!

A child from each phase will be chosen as a winner.


Each year group will have a list of spellings that they are expected to learn.

Key Stage 1 Spellings

Year 3 & 4 Spellings

Year 5 & 6 Spellings

Phonics Screening Check;

Information for parents –Year 1 Screening Check June

  • The phonic screening check is a statutory assessment for all children in Year 1
  • It comprises of a list of 40 words ( 20 real and 20 nonsense)
  • In previous years expectations from the government are that children should achieve 32 out of 40 to reach the expected level.
  • The check will take up to 10 minutes per pupil
  • Children who do not achieve the expected level at the end of Y1 must be reconsidered for a retake in Y2
  • Support has been put in place to assist all our pupils to achieve their best outcomes.
  • The school will report the result of your child’s score out of 40 along with the % who have reached the expected level by the end of the summer term.

For Phonics and Reading we follow Read,Write Inc and Letters and Sounds scheme.


Read for the stars

  • Each week a tally is kept showing each time a child returns their reading record with a signature by an adult – maximum 7 reads a week.
  • Once the child has reached 10 on the tally, their rocket can be placed on the first star in the hall.
  • Each time the child reaches a star they will receive a certificate, from the class teacher.
  • These steps are repeated until the child has 100 reads, which means they will have reached the bronze rocket.
  • At this point, Mrs Hall is informed that the child has reached the bronze rocket.
  • The child will then receive a certificate and book in assembly.
  • Their name will then be displayed on the bronze rocket.
  • The child’s name will be displayed on the silver rocket after 200 reads.
  • The child’s name will be displayed on the gold rocket after 300 reads and those children who reach the gold will be taken on a special trip.


A sample of the types of words your child will have to read:
nin yip geb pess teep chush
shed sill team hoist hoop brains
nool teng lins scraw thep ust
shine blush jest sharp scree lair
glust snape larp prane roint phigh
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