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Spring Term, 2023

Dear Parents and Carers, 


The children enjoyed performing their class assembly linked to their Autumn Term learning, Macbeth. If you were unable to attend, or would like to enjoy the assembly again, please find a video recording on the ‘Macbeth’ tab of this class page. 


Please find at the top of this page a document which gives an overview of the exciting learning linked to this term’s theme, The Industrial Revolution, as well as subjects that cannot be taught through the theme. 


How can you support your child’s learning?

Each week your child will have the following maths, reading and spelling homework to complete: 

  • Maths homework will continue to be linked to MyMaths. MyMaths has tutorials linked to the homework given as well as fun games to practise mathematical skills. MyMaths is set every Friday and is due on the following Thursday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework.  The children will be able to mark their homework straight away; if your child has scored below 70% they are required to try again.


  • Please encourage your child to read regularly at home (at least four times per week) and sign their Home-School Contact Book to acknowledge this (these books are checked by an adult every Monday. Children who have not had their record signed at least four times will miss part of their lunchtime to read in the classroom. If your child reads from our school scheme, their four reads must be from this school book and preferably they should be reading aloud to an adult at home as this will support their fluency.


  • Spelling Homework:  Your child has a ‘Spelling Shed’ account where they can practise ‘Common Exception Words’ which are statutory words that must be learnt for your child to reach the expected standard in writing at the end of Year 6. Children will also be set spellings on ‘Spelling Shed’ linked to spelling patterns practised in school. Please encourage your child to access Spelling Shed for 10 minutes twice weekly.


Maths Passports:

If your child has a Maths Passport target, it is imperative that they practise their targets at home as these mental maths skills will support them with all areas of maths in school and for their transition to secondary school. Targets, guidance sheets and links to online games can be found on the school website. Please note that we aim for children to have completed the last of the Maths Passports, Atlantis, by the end of Year 5.


Discover the Forest of Dean’s industrial history with your child using the ‘Hidden Heritage App’:

The Hidden Heritage app follows the route of Forestry England’s Family Cycle Trail. As you cycle or walk along the trail, a message will appear when you are close to a point of interest.  At each of these sites the app will show you fading Then and Now images that bring the history of the Forest to life. More information and a link to the app can be found by clicking here.


Finally, if you ever have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email,, or by phoning the school. 


Best wishes,



Mrs Hughes




Timetable of key information: 






Reading records checked for at least four signed reading entries.


Mr Bowkett teaching PE in Hawks in the afternoon. PE Kits to be worn into school please.



Deadline for 

MyMaths homework.

MyMaths homework set. 


PE kits to be worn into school please.