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


Meeting Sophie the Allosaurus and fossil hunting!

Our Powerful Ocean 


This term we will be learning all about our powerful oceans by answering our big question which is:


How predictable are our coasts?



In geography we will be learning all about what a coast is and how specific features are formed. We will learn all about erosion and the effect this has on our coastlines as well as learning about some of the preventative measures put in place to help slow down erosion rate. We will learn all about renewable and non renewable energy sources and learn how the ocean's power can be used to create energy to power our homes. Coastal habitats will be explored, learning all about the diverse animal and plant species we find at the coast.

In history we will be learning all about the RNLI and Grace Darling.



In term 5 Real P.E will be on Monday afternoons and tag rugby will be on Friday mornings. Tag Rugby will be delivered by Mr Medley, one of our Inspire+ coaches. Children will need to come to school in P.E kits on these days.


Homework (maths and GaPS) will be sent out on Fridays on Google Classroom and needs to be handed in by the following Friday please.

Spellings will be posted on Google Classroom as well as on Spelling Shed on Fridays ready to be tested the following Friday.


Children need to continue practising their times table facts at home to help their fluency in their tables.

They will also need to fill out their online reading journal weekly on Google Classroom for each week's reading please.




This term we go back 245 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the Earth!

We will be answering our big question this term of 'How do we know dinosaurs existed?

We will start the term looking at descriptive writing with a T-Rex visiting our school playground! We will then uncover some mysterious bones resulting in us becoming newspaper reporters to share our findings!

Throughout our theme work we will learn all about dinosaurs; including learning what a dinosaur is, when and where they lived before learning how dinosaurs became extinct!



P.E days are Monday and Tuesday so children need to come to school in P.E kits on these days.


Children will receive homework on Fridays through Google Classroom ready to be handed in (electronically) the following Friday. Children will receive maths and GAPS homework. They will also have their spelling words to practise on Spelling Shed or on their activity sheet ready for their spelling test the following Friday.

It is really important your child practises their times tables - they can use Times Table Rockstars to do this. Sometimes their maths homework will be set on Times Table Rockstars.


Please ensure your child is reading regularly at home. Reading journals are digital this year. You will find your child's reading journal on Google Classroom. There will be a new document each week for children to record their reading at home on and any notes about their book.

Dissecting dinosaur poo found in school!

In art we are learning all about Banksy. Today we explored the process of screen printing with one of his most famous pieces.

Today we had a go at Jonathon Broom-Edwards’ (Paralympian and Inspire+ Ambassador) jumping challenge.

Ospreys have been busy learning all about rocks and fossils in science with Mrs Hussein. They have even made their own fossils!

We had a virtual assembly with Olympic swimmer and Inspire+ Ambassador Lizzie Simmonds. She talked to us all about self confidence and how to feel more confident.

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