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Christ the King

Catholic Primary School

Thornbury, bristol



Neptune Class

Hello, and welcome to Neptune Class!

The children have returned from the Christmas break with a very positive attitude to their learning, which is fantastic to see.  For terms 3 and 4 our topic will be Ancient Egyptians and we will be linking some of our writing to this.  We will be looking at the culture of the Ancient Egyptians, how they lived, what they ate; looking at their writing, locating Egypt on a map and looking at their climate and weather.

PE: this is an important part of the primary curriculum and teaches children the importance of exercise in a healthy life-style.  Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school everyday to enable them to take part fully and benefit from this important subject.  On Mondays we will have Gymnastics with Future Stars and our other PE day is Friday.  Ear-rings should be removed please!

Homework: Homework is an important part of your childs learning.  It gets them used to independent study which is so important for their next steps in their education.  Homework is set on a Friday and is due in 10 days later on the Monday,  It is set via the Homework Portal and there will be an English or topic related activity, plus some Maths and spellings.

Key Dates:  Some other key dates for terms 3 and 4 that you will need to be aware of:

  • 25th January 2018 - visit to Life Skills Centre, Bristol
  • 7th February 2018 - Beowulf Production, Armstrong Hall
  • 5th March 2018 - depart for Year 6 Residential, returning Friday 9th March

SATs: these will take place w/c 14th May.  We will be doing lots of preparation work for these, revising our learning and practice SATs style questions.

  • Monday 14th May - English (Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling) papers 1 & 2
  • Tuesday 15th May - English - Reading
  • Wednesday 16th May - Mathematics papers 1 & 2
  • Thursday 17th May - Mathematics paper 3

How our Parents Can Help Us - our parents are an essential part of our learning journey. We like them to be involved in all we learn just as they were before we started school. Our parents help us by listening to us read; testing us on our x tables; taking us to interesting places where we can discover and by listening to us as we explain what we have learnt in school every day.

If you ever have any questions or queries regarding your childs learning, then please do call by and speak with me, or make an appointment via the school office.

Kind Regards

Mr Rees