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




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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  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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