The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be



Welcome to the Falcons!

Summer Term 2023 


This term our theme is Our Powerful Oceans and we will be asking and answering the question "how predictable are our oceans?"


We will be sailing around the UK exploring our own coastlines and sea sides before travelling further afield to learn about the five oceans and other countries and their coasts. We will be finding out how our coasts are formed, how they are changing and how we can play our part in looking after our seas. We will also learn about the heroine Grace Darling and her daring rescue mission before learning about the RNLI. 




Some of the key questions are:


  • Why and how are our coasts changing?
  • What were seaside resorts like in the past?
  • What animals live in the ocean?
  • How can we play our part in looking after our world?



The children have two PE/Sport sessions each week. Our PE lesson is all about 'target games' on Friday. On Tuesdays our sport session is 'net and wall'  during which children will develop their understanding of the principles of net and wall games such as using the ready position to defend their space and sending the ball away from an opponent to maximise their chances of scoring.

Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school all week.



Reading : Children should read daily at home. Please log the pages read and add a comment. The children are now expected to change their own books, making their own choices about which book they want to read by looking at the front cover and reading the blurb.


Spellings: Each Monday, children will be given a copy of their new spellings. New spellings will be discussed and a list posted on Class Dojo. They can also be practised daily using Spelling Shed.


Times Tables: Children should practise their times tables for 5 minutes each day. They can use TTRockstars to do this.

Homework: Each week the children will receive two pieces of homework, one piece of Maths and one reading comprehension text.


If you are unsure about anything, please do get in touch either by class dojo or email.



Summer Term 2023 Our Powerful Oceans Curriculum Letter

Summer Term 2023 Our Powerful Oceans Knowledge Organiser

Using Querns- As we are currently learning how Paleolithic Hunter Gatherers changed into Neolithic Farmers we explored one of the tools that they used- the quern. The children chose their own rubbing stone and experimented with different techniques to grind cornflakes as the farmers would have ground wheat into flour

Flint Knapping- The Falcons learnt how Stone Age people would make their spear heads out of flint in a process called knapping, so we did the same with soap!

Useful Websites


  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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  • Phone: 01636 626268