The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Strive for Excellence, Promote Harmony and Value Achievement


Traders and Raiders


This term we will be going back in time to study the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will be investigating and analysing Viking artefacts, writing our own stories set back in time as well as making Viking Longships!


Maths, grammar and spelling Homework will continue to go out on Thursdays and be handed in on Tuesdays. The weekly spelling test will also still be on a Tuesday. Please can you also ensure your child is reading regularly at home.


P.E will be Wednesday and Thursday this term - Tennis and Real P.E.

After May half term, we will be having an Athletics coach on a Thursday.



This term we will be learning all about the wonderful topic of potions. We will become budding scientists as we investigate into states of matter in a range of exciting experiments as well as planning our own. In DT, we will look at redesigning the Hogwarts school badges using our designing and sewing skills and even have a go at making our own theme song for the Harry Potter movies in music. We will also be learning how to sketch 3D objects in art.


This term the children will be going swimming with Mr Wells on Tuesdays.


We will be having hockey coaching Thursdays up until February half term, so children will need warm outdoor P.E kits in school.


Homework will continue the same as last term - out on Thursdays and in on Tuesdays (Please see below).

          Road Trip USA  


Welcome to the Ospreys!


This term we will be learning all about the USA! We will be starting by learning about the Native Americans and reading a range of Native American myths before having a go at writing our own. We will learn all about the discovery of America and also hear some daredevil stories involving Niagra Falls. In topic, we will become geographers and learn all about North America and its geographical features. We will explore the Native American's iconic totem poles as well as designing and sculpting our own totem poles. Science will be all about 'Living things and their habitats' and will be launched by our very exciting trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.


Science will be taught by Mrs Wicks on Wednesdays.

PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays so please make sure children have PE kit in school for these days. In Thursday's PE sessions, the children will be working with our Inspire+ dance coach Michelle.



Maths (Set on Thursday and due in on the following Tuesday)

Maths homework will be set every week and will be a follow on activity to consolidate and extend from the week's learning. Times table practise is also important to help children become more fluent in their maths.


Grammar and Punctuation (Set on Thursday and due in on the following Tuesday)

Grammar and punctuation work will be set every week and will be an activity to help children consolidate their learning from literacy lessons. Sometimes the homework may be a consolidation activity from a previous week's learning to help children to recap.


Spellings (Set on Thursday and tested on the following Tuesday)

Spellings will be set on Thursday based on the spelling rule/pattern we have been learning in class that week and will be tested on the following Tuesday. Occasionally, spellings set may be a list of previously learnt spellings as a way for children to recap these.



Please make sure your child is reading regularly at home and recording their reading in their reading journals.


Please feel free to pop in and see me if you have any questions or concerns.


Miss Bowles


  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
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