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Term 5

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Welcome Back! We hope that you have had a great Easter break and have enjoyed a wonderful time with family and friends. We look forward to doing lots of exciting learning this term! 

Amazing Inventors






This term, our theme is Inventors with an emphasis on History and DT skills. As part of our topic we will be learning about significant inventors and their inventions including; Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Ada Lovelace and The Wright Brothers. We will also be attemptint to design our own inventions with a purpose and have opportunities through junk modelling to create a prototype. As part of our English work, we will be creating recipes inspired by Professor Puffendorf and like that amazing Mrs Armitage, we will create non-choronological reports about about some familiar and new inventions as well as exploring a variety of Non-Fiction texts.

Homework Tasks and Expectations:

Please also read the latest newsletter for further details of home work tasks starting this term


Please continue to read with your children as much as possible. We recommend short daily reading opportunities and regularly rereading familiar books. We do expect children re-reading the same book three times per week to help to build fluency and develop sight reading skills. It is also important to remember to ask simple questions as you go as this will help children's comprehension. These could be about what has just happened, how a character is feeling, why they choose to do something or what might happen next. It is also important to discuss new vocabulary with children. 


If your child finds phonics difficult, it is really important that they regularly recap the learnt phonemes from their phonic sessions in school (these will be shared on a regular basis). This helps children overlearn the phonemes and supports them in recognising the phoneme as graphemes which not only supports fluency in reading but is really important for writing too.

Useful Websites & Apps


Websites for additional learning opportunities:​​

Below is a list of useful websites that can support you and your family during this time:​

      username: student5731                        

      password: paulton​

Websites that offer interactive games:

Websites for Reading Support:

      Children have individual log ins and passwords

Useful Youtube Channels:



These are useful apps that we have used in school which we encourage you to use as required at home. Some of these are free but will need you to make an account whilst others are paid apps.

  • Teach your monster to read

  • Hairy Letters

  • Scratch Junior

  • Tux Paint

  • Beebot

If you discover something really useful that you think others might enjoy, please share with us so that we can share the links and information with our school community. Thank you for your continued support.

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