4B are busy exploring the gardens! 🌳🌹


Year four are very excited to spend the day at Hampton Court Palace! Even the sun is out. ☀️


Year five are going back in time and writing letters and making gifts 📝 🎁


This morning, Year five have been walking around the grounds. They have seen sheep 🐑 and pigs 🐖.


This week Nursery are using the ‘Beebots’ to act out the ‘Three Little Pigs’ story. We are pushing the arrow buttons to move the beebots to the different houses and pretending the wolf is coming to blow them down!


Year Five had a fantastic afternoon at the tank museum, all children dressed up as the home guard and went inside a tank!


📝Yr1 thoroughly enjoyed re-telling the story of The Grufflalo. They are excited to share them with Reception.


Lunchtime skipping!


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The Academy is open today but due to the forecast of snow, we will close again at 1pm for the safety of all✅ PJ afternoon will be rearranged📚 Same pick up arrangements as yesterday. Thanks❄️


🌨❄️Year 6 enjoyed the snow this morning too ❄️🌨 Even Mrs Spink got involved!!


❄️🌨️4B wrapped up warm and changed their shoes and had a great time spending some time playing out in the snow! 🌨️❄️


Year 1 had great fun playing in the snow this morning!


🛷The snow doesn't stop us getting to and from the Academy at ! ❄️🌨️ Thanks to seanmichaelphotography for this wonderful photo! 📸


The Academy will be closing at 1pm today. Children who are having school dinners will be getting a hot meal. Please pick up at 1pm promptly. Thank you


The academy is open. ✅ Please check your text messages sent through this morning!! 📱 Please stick to gritted paths and wrap up warm! 🧤🧣


Today was the launch of Harris Kenley’s ‘Fine Dining Table’. 10 children from Reception to Yr 6, who show exemplary table manners, will be chosen to fine dine with an adult. Here are this week’s ‘Fine Diners’. We’re looking forward to seeing who will be on the table next week?


On Friday, Year 5 enjoyed their workshop where they were able to learn about Kenley Aerodrome and its role in defending Britain during WW2.


Nursery have enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character. They also enjoyed listening to Ted Dewan, a children’s story author.


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Year 1 - Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Class Teachers: Miss Filewood, Madame Scott and Mr Hunter

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Salter and Mrs Stoneman

PE day: Thursday

Home Learning: Your child’s home learning tasks will be set weekly on a Tuesday and will be due in by the following Monday. These will consist of an English and maths home learning task.

Reading at home: It is expected that your child reads for 10 – 15 minutes every day. This must be recorded in their Reading Record book and initialed by an adult. It is an expectation that Reading Records are brought in to the academy each day so that teachers can monitor the reading that is happening at home. Your child’s reading book will be changed once a week and will be due in on a Tuesday and will be sent home on a Wednesday.

Spelling Focus: Revise the spellings on the Reception spelling lists and practise the Year 1 spelling list words.

Arithmetic Focus: Children should be practising their x2, x5 and x10 times tables, as well as revising telling the time, on an analogue clock, to the nearest hour.

English overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about and writing in the style of both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will have the opportunity to write recounts, poems and a re-telling of a familiar story. Grammar and spelling will be a focus throughout all lessons. A new sound will be focused upon daily through ReadWrite Inc., where the children will have the opportunity to read and spell words containing the learnt sound.

Maths overview:

This half term, the children will learn about number and place value, focusing upon reading, writing and counting involving numbers up to at least twenty. They will also learn about addition and subtraction involving one and two digit numbers to at least twenty. Additionally, arithmetic skills, including number bonds to ten and times tables (x2, x5 and x10).

Science overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about animals, including humans. During this topic, the children will identify and name common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, as well as carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. They will also identify, name and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Art/DT overview:

This half term, the children will be creating a self-portrait, as well as portraits of others.  The children will be developing their drawing and painting skills and learning about the work of a range of artists, including Van Gogh and Picasso.  


Humanities overview:

Humanities this half term will have a geography focus. During their geography lessons, the children will be using globes, atlases, maps and digital mapping to name and locate the world continents and oceans, as well as the counties and cities of the UK. To develop accuracy when describing locations, the children will be using the simple points of the compass. The children will also spend time identifying the human and physical characteristics of our local area.

Computing overview:

Throughout the term, the children will be learning about online safety and how they can keep safe online. The children will recognise and discuss different scenarios, showing both acceptable and unacceptable online behaviours, to help develop their knowledge and awareness of how to keep safe online.

French overview:

This half term, the children will begin by learning about France. They will learn different ways of travelling there, as well as learning different greetings, how to introduce themselves, say how they feel and name colours.

Music overview:

This half term in music, the children will explore ways of using their voices expressively. They will be developing skills of singing while performing actions, and create an expressive story. As well, we will focus on developing a sense of steady beat through using movement, body percussion and instruments.

PE overview:

PE lessons this half term have a games focus. During these lessons, the children will be developing their throwing and catching skills using a variety of equipment.

PSHE overview:

This half term, the children will be learning about new beginnings. During PSHE lessons, the children will be looking and understanding more about personal goals and challenges whilst spending time investigating emotions and responsibilities.

RE overview:

This half term, the children will be finding out about the religious beliefs of their peers and understand how to respect the beliefs of others.  


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