Start of a new half term

Date: 10th Nov 2017 @ 12:34pm

What a busy first week back!

We have spent time this week practising our poem for the Remembrance Service this afternoon - the children have done remarkably well learning it in such a short time.

In maths we are now onto statistics and we have been learning about interpreting line graphs. Today we drew our own and next week we will be doing some problem solving with line graphs.

In English, we have started using a new novel called 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan. It is an older children's picture  book  and having used it before, we have managed to get some really good quality writing from the children as a result.

Despite me being out of school on Tuesday with Year 6 and then again on Wednesday afternoon, we have managed to get a science session in. This week we were looking at materials produced when you burn things, and reasoning about why burning is an irreversible change.

The children continue to make good progress with guided reading based on 'The Rooftoppers' book - as I mentioned to most of you at parent's consultations, I am coaching the children through reading the questions, referring to the novel and then srutinising the text for evidence to ensure we get the right answer.

I will send a letter out on Monday detailing everything you need to know about our visit to Blists Hill next Friday. We will have a session in school preparing for it too - the children will have some specific tasks to carry out in the afternoon, the results of which they will share in class the following week.

We had a visit from Miss Hannah Eardley this week. She is a third year student at Chester University and will be working with me in Year 5 as an associate teacher from Monday November 13th up to February half term. We will be planning the children's work together and doing mostly team teaching in the mornings. This enables the children to get greater levels of input in groupwork for both Maths, Reading and English. Miss Eardley and I will be doing some team teaching in the afternoons, as well as her taking some lessons on her own.

Thank you for supporting the children with their homework, the English homework continues to be handed in on time and completed to a good or better standard.

Contact the School

Brereton Primary School

School Lane,

Brereton Green,



CW11 1RN

Administration Assistant: Mrs S Henderson
Senco: Mrs N Wood

Tel: 01270 685125