Year 2 are pioneers!

Happy New Year! We are really pleased with how the children have come back to school and are eager to learn. We hope you found the reports helpful and we look forward to seeing you at our parents’ evenings later this half term or early next half term.








We started our exciting new topic about ‘Pioneers’ by looking at the fictional ‘pioneer’ of Mr Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl’s ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, and linking this with our science topic on healthy eating. Yesterday, we began our history topic with a big reveal from a mystery suitcase. We used the clues to discover facts about Florence Nightingale, and over this half term we will be considering her’s and Mary Secole’s contribution to modern day nursing. We are sending our knowledge organiser home today so please feel free to use this and talk to your children about what they are learning.

Our project outcome for this half term will culminate in a healthy eating recipe book, linked with healthy eating in science. We will be using our instruction writing in English to write our recipes and will pick our favourites to make during our Food Technology lessons. To help answer our key question: ‘What could my mission be?’, we will be publishing our recipes into a book, Each class will also pick a charity to support and ask for a small donation to buy our super recipe books. This will help them to learn about ways to make a difference by being ‘pioneers’ of change. We anticipate having these exciting recipe books ready for purchase just after half term. 

On Friday, we will be sending homework to write a recipe for your favourite healthy snack. We would appreciate you talking to your child about healthy choices and supporting them with writing simple instructions to make this. Please be as creative as you like, but remember to keep it healthy!

As ever, please feel free to pop in if you have any questions or queries. 

The Year 2 Team



Year 6 – Welcome Back to Frozen Kingdoms!

Happy New Year to all of our Year 6 parents! 

Frozen Kingdoms

The children have come back full of enthusiasm and ready for another fantastic term of learning. They clearly had a well-deserved rest over Christmas. 

This half term, our topic is Frozen Kingdoms, where we will learn about life and conditions in the Arctic and Antarctica. Knowledge organisers will be coming home with the children by the end of this week. We can’t wait to share lots of our learning with you. 

We start this topic properly this week as last week, we completed our RE unit for this half term: The Kingdom of God. It is amazing to hear the children’s thoughts in RE; they always show such curiosity, open-mindedness and deep-thinking. blank blank blank blank blank
















Reading Rewards

This week, we are starting a new reward system to encourage the children to read more at home. For every day they read at home AND record it in their logs, they will earn one raffle ticket. If they read with/to a parent and the parent records a brief comment, they will earn double! We understand there is not always enough time to hear your child read every day; please therefore encourage them to read independently as much as possible and hear them read with you whenever possible. On a Friday, the children will put the raffle tickets they have earned into a jar and later that day, teachers will choose 3 winning raffle tickets. Those children who have won will earn a prize of some sort! The raffle tickets will stay in the jar for the entire half term, meaning the more the children read, the more chance they have of winning. We hope you will support our new reading system!  Please ask if you have any questions. 


New dates for your diaries!

Week beginning 2nd March – Bikeability. This is a training programme to help children know how to look after a bike, cycle carefully, and also be safe on the roads. It is a free training scheme which many schools provide. Whatever a child’s experience is, the training will support them to become more confident. Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes, but a bike can also be borrowed if needed. We’ll be in touch nearer the time with more details.

Friday 19th June – Winchester Cathedral. This is a special leavers’ service for Year 6 children from many church schools across the county. It will be an all-day school trip. We will require parent helpers if you are interested! More details will follow nearer the time. 

Thursday 25th June – Think Safe. This is an important half-day trip where the children take part in short sessions from a variety of professionals around safety and well-being,