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Successful Seals

Welcome to the Successful Seals!


Welcome back to the new school term We hope you have had a wonderful October holiday. It is great to see the children entering their new topic with such enthusiasm! The children have made me very proud in their class assembly on Friday 23rd October. A huge well done to all the Seals.

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Our current whole class aims: We have noticed the children are really finding timestables tricky to recall quickly. We ask all families / carers to support the children in using timestable rockstars at home, the impact on their learning will be noticed! Children are currently completing multiplication and division in maths, using timestables is crucial in this learning. 



Reading:  Please support your child in reading three times a week at home. Although it is great that children read independently, a discussion around the book and vocabulary will help your child progress. Great readers often make great writers! Thank you for your parental support. 


We use a range of methods to teach reading, including guided, whole class and independent reading. 


We love reading in Year 5/6. We are 'Reading to Red' to achieve a sticker at the end of every week, but we must read at least three times, although the more times, the better! 


We are developing shared reading strategies.


We are focusing on the following strategies (try these at home too!) 

  • making pictures in our heads
  • listening to someone read 
  • asking questions when we don't understand (clarify)
  • summarising (first, next, then)
  • predicting using the text
  • inferring using the text 


We are becoming more confident every day!


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We are currently focusing on multiplication and division, using column methods. The children have just finished learning about prime numbers, factors, common factors, multiples, square numbers and cube numbers. 




Our current focus: Letters


The children are currently writing letters about evacuating. They are using the book Friend or Foe, by Michael Morpurgo to inspire their ideas. 


We are learning all about World War 2, in our new topic 'A Child's War'. 


The children are having a fabulous time in our new topic.


We have been learning about:

  • What and when World War 2 was.
  • The leaders of the Allies and Axis during WW2.
  • The Blitz
  • Air raids
  • Rationing 
  • The Holocaust
  • Music of the war
  • How WW2 supported female equality


We will soon be learning about 'Make Do and Mend' and we've asked the children to bring in some old clothes / fabric to sew with next week. We thank you for your support in this. We ask that this is brought in by Monday 3rd December.


Thank you


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We are currently learning all about Tinkering and how to be an engineer. We became inspired after our visit from Roll's Royce.

We have also been looking at how to communicate during the war, looking at both Semaphores and The Morse Code. 


We have PE on a Wednesday with Mr Smith. Please ensure you have your PE kit in every day. Also ensure any long hair can be placed up in a bobble / hair band, as well as earrings being removed. Children cannot place tape over their earrings. 


This year, we will be running the daily mile. Please ensure children have appropriate footwear in school every day.