In Key stage 2 our aim is to make learning fun. The basic skills of maths, reading and spelling grammar and punctuation form a very important of our daily teaching however we try to make this as interesting and enjoyable as we can. We use stories to inspire our learning. This allows us to give purpose to our Literacy work and supports us in planning activities creatively to cover all aspects of the curriculum.

This term the children are reading the London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. We have been learning about London and the children have researched famous London landmarks. The children will be creating art work based on the London skyline and making models of the landmarks they researched. We have arranged a visit to London and we will be touring the Houses of Parliament and having a trip on the London Eye. The children are very excited about this fantastic opportunity.

The children are enjoying weekly sessions at Forest School. This is a six week program that aims to develop physical, social and cognitive aspects of learning. This is delivered through a variety of team building activities including den building, cooking on campfires and building bird boxes. Forest School is a marvellous environment to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland setting.

The children continue having swimming lessons every week. The children develop water confidence, stroke techniques and water safety skills. They also enjoy weekly sessions with a professional basketball coach.

Jane Tomlinson

Primary Lead Teacher & SENCO