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 4 - Curriculum Overview 2017/18

Year 4 - Spring 1

Class Teachers: Miss Buck & Miss Wallsgrove

Teaching Assistants: Miss Lancley and Mrs Rowland

PE day: Monday & Wednesday

Home Learning: Your child’s home learning tasks will be set weekly on a Friday and will be due in by the following Thursday. These will consist of an English, a spelling, a Maths and a mental arithmetic task.

Reading at home: It is expected that your child reads for 15 – 20 minutes every day. This must be recorded in their Reading Record Books 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 happening at home.

Spelling Focus: Revise the spellings on the Year 1 & Year 2 spelling lists and practise the Year 3 & Year 4 spelling list words. Children should also be learning the personal spellings sent home each week in their Spelling Log.

Arithmetic Focus: Children should be practising their times tables (up to 12 x 12) as well as revising telling the time, on an analogue clock, to the nearest five minutes.



This term the children will be studying and writing both fiction and non-fiction texts. The children will have the opportunity to write stories, instruction texts and explanation texts based around their Natural Disasters topic. 

Spelling and grammar will be a focus throughout all lessons. Each week a different spelling rule will be focused upon and the children will have the opportunity to investigate and learn the spellings within this rule throughout the week.

In Guided Reading, the children will be focusing on how to identify the themes and conventions in a wide range of books, identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning, retrieve and record information from non-fiction, identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph in longer texts and summarise these and listen to and discuss a wide range of poetry.



This term the topics of multiplication and division, area and fractions will be covered. The children will continue to develop their times table skills and arithmetic, including number bonds, times tables, rounding and adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 to a given number The children will have the opportunity to apply these skills within a context, as well as opportunities to develop their reasoning and greater depth skills. 

Foundation Subjects:

Geography: As part of their ‘Natural Disasters’ topic, the children will be describing and understanding key aspects of physical geography such as mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes.

History: History will not be covered in Spring 1, but will be the focus in Spring 2 where the children will be learning about the Tudor period.

Science: This half term, the children will be learning about sound. There will be opportunity for the children to develop their understanding of sound through investigations.

RE/PSHE: The children will focus their RE on Christianity this half term. They will focus on the Bible and how the stories that Jesus told to his followers relevant today. Through PSHE, the children will discuss and understand the beliefs of others as well as investigate choices and their consequences.

Computing: The children will to use Espresso Coding to practise their coding skills with a focus on using variables within code. Additionally, the children will continue to look at online safety considering ways to keep safe online and understanding what to do in given scenarios.

French: The children will be learning the vocabulary relating to toys. The children will role play buying toys, including asking how much something costs as well as learning how to express opinions.









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