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Year 6 Update

Hi everyone!

In English over the past two weeks, we have been busy writing, editing and publishing our stories of Odysseus and the Sirens.

In Maths, we have been using a range of methods to multiply and divide up to 4 digit numbers. This week we also showed off what we can do in a series of challenges (old SATs papers).

We have worked really hard this week and all deserve a break – luckily it’s half term! See you in nine days!

Year 6 team

Y3 Update

Last week, Year 3 were looking at units of time in maths – hours, days, weeks and months.
In English we finished writing our pirate stories which we then shared with one another.
Our pirate theme continued into our overnight camp on the field where we enjoyed lots of pirate-themed activities and campfire songs (minus the fire!). After a ‘sleep’ in tents, we woke to a cooked sausage breakfast and juice, followed by more piratey activities. We hope you all slept well on Friday night!

Y3 Curriculum Update

In Maths last week, we were counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100, multiplying and dividing by 10, and rounding to the nearest 10. This week we have been adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers using the expanded column method.

In English, we have been reading ‘The Abominables’ by Eva Ibbotson. Using this text as a focus, we have been learning all about using pronouns, the possessive apostrophe and co ordiating and subordinating conjunctions.

Y3 Update

In maths last week we were learning all about vertical, horizontal and perpendicular lines, and acute, obtuse and right angles. This week we have been learning how to tell the time using a.m. and p.m. on analogue and digital clocks.
Over the last two weeks we have been using the picture book ‘The Whisperer’ and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to hone our prediction skills, use adverbs and write direct speech. We have also been learning how to summarise a chapter and compare and contrast the two stories.

Y3 Update

We have been exploring our ‘Rivers’ topic this week and in English we have created some wonderful River poetry! Come and read some of them at the entrance to the Y3 classrooms.

In maths, we have been learning to multiply 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using the grid method. We have also learnt to divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number using diagrams to help us.


Year 3 Update

This week, year 3 have been reading more of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and how he ends up being looked after by an elderly couple. We learnt how to use subordinating conjunctions and inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.
In maths we applied our knowledge of the expanded subtraction method to solve word problems. We also assessed our learning so far in English and Maths.
Our puppets are now complete and they look fantastic! We are very proud of our art work.

Year 3 Curriculum Update


We have enjoyed reading about Sir Francis Drake and considering his role as a pirate. This has led on to other research about exploration and life on board sailing ships in these times. The children have started to write their own adventure stories, with a focus on using paragraphs correctly to provide a good structure. Our revision of synonyms and the use of fronted adverbials have brought our descriptions to life, and the openers used aim to capture the interest of our readers.


Our work in maths has been based around  measures, starting with estimating and measuring  the  capacity of different containers,  and then moving on to explore and solve  different word problems. We have now returned to the topic of time, using AM and PM correctly, as well as  learning how the 24 hour clock is used on train and bus timetables. We are moving on to calculating intervals of time, with a focus on showing our working out.

We hope that you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine and hope that it continues for our pirate camp later this week! Arrr!



Yr 5 Curriculum Update


We completed our work on the Tempest and greatly enjoyed writing play scripts from Miranda and Prospero’s perspective.  We also wrote about our recent visit to Captain Phillimore’s woods.  We had an excellent trip and wrote about the activities that we took part in; symbol creation and  creating a scene from the Tempest.


Alongside working out our profit margins for our business and enterprise projects we have been completing a unit on fractions.  We were able to find fractions of amounts and adjust dependant upon the number of the numerator.

We have had an excellent year and the children have made outstanding progress.  We both would like to thank the parents for their never-ending support this year and we wish the children all the best in Yr 6.

Mr Flynn, Mrs Bradbury & the Yr 5 team.

Yr 5 Curriculum Update

We hope that you had an enjoyable and relaxing half term and that the children are ready for the final push towards the Summer holidays!


This week we have been looking at the famous Shakespearean text ‘The Tempest’.  The children have been discussing and evaluating how Shakespeare used language, including figurative language, considering the impact it had on us, as readers.  We wrote a descriptive piece about the island, that was visited by Miranda and Prospero, using the literary devices we had identified earlier in the week.


We completed our work on Place Value and Subtraction in the earlier part of the week, ensuring that the children had a thorough grasp of the formal methods that we are using.   Later in the week we have been working on shape. We have been sorting and classifying shapes using their properties.  We used a Carroll diagram to sort them into different groups and were becoming competent using this classification tool.


Morris Dancing Fun

On Thursday 5th May we , the Swanmore Morris Dancing side, gathered at Wickham square to put on our rag-jackets, t-shirts and bells and celebrate May day in style (albeit a few days late).  We performed a number of dances including, Highland Mary, Vandals, Step and Fetch Her and the Whiffler.  The crowd cheered wildly as we spun, weaved and clashed our mighty sticks in unison. We were fortunate enough to watch the more experienced dancers such as Wickham Morris and the Red Stags.  The evening culminated with a massive dance including the audience.  It was awesome!

Written by Ruth, Alice and Eve