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Alan Pete Sentence Types

Next week in Literacy we will be using Alan Pete's different sentence types to help the class open sentences in different ways.  Please have a look at the file over the weekend if you have time to give your child an insight into the different ways of opening sentences.


I have used these before with varying ages of children and seen great outcomes.  It allows the children to experiment with variety and fresh ways to write sentences.  They go hand in hand with all the other skills and techniques that they have been exposed to throughout their journey through education.


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'Post it' Poems by Tolkien Class


This week we have been looking at poetry by Joseph Coelho.  We used his technique of using the outdoors to inspire word creation.  On Monday we played with words and phrases inspired by our forest area.  When returning to the class we wrote sentences using 6 post it notes.  This created some interesting examples of poems.  On Wednesday we edited these by adding figurative language to make our poems more interesting and detailed.  We aimed to write 3 stanzas and use a range of figurative language.  The outcomes were fab! The pictures below are of the children performing these poems back outdoors where our poems began. Keep your eyes peeled for photos of the children's poems later on today or early next week.


View the poems using the link below. 


Thank you


Welcome to Tolkien Class


During the Autumn term in Tolkien Class, we will be learning about The Industrial Revolution. We will discover how this period shaped Britain into what it is today, whilst focusing on the infamous engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We will employ a range of resources to find out about the past, and our findings will allow us to compare and contrast The Industrial Revolution with modern day life. This term’s topic will be closely linked to our Art and D&T work, where we will be designing and building our own working bridges.


Maths in Tolkien class will be taught following the new national curriculum which encourages both a depth and breadth in understanding. In literacy, we will be writing in a range of different fiction genres and creating a variety of recounts, reports and explanation texts making cross curricular links to our topic work where possible.


During the first couple of weeks we will be using fiction to explore 'new beginnings', elements of a nightmare school to help the children create the 'dream school'.  This is a very exciting project for me and one that I hope the children enjoy too.


In PE we will continue to be supported by Premier Sports where the children will be given high quality teaching from sports professionals.  We will be developing our attacking and defensive skills during football and tag rugby.


If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to book a meeting. I look forward to an exciting term, full of creative learning. Keep checking our page and twitter account to keep up with what we have been doing!


Kind regards,


Mr Sutch and Tolkien class


Homework is given out on a Tuesday and a Friday.


Tuesday's homework is a reading/grammar based activity and a creative task and is due the following Monday.


Friday's homework is maths and spelling and is due the following Thursday.


Children may receive additional projects to complete at home for which they will be advised of the expected return date.



We have high aspirations for homework.

Children must present their work neatly using joined up cursive handwriting.

Support if needed but encourage independent learning.

Children must seek clarification before the homework is due.