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Our class newsletter

Summer Term

Our Learning Challenge this half term is:

Where are the Wild Things?

The children will learn all about living things and the habitats they are found in.


In English, we will be looking at poems about different animals, descriptive writing and newspaper reports.

Our class text this half term is:

Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak.

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This half term the children we be having PE lessons on a Tuesday and a Friday.  Please make sure your child has there kits in school on these days.

Spring Term

Our learning challenge this half term is:

Why is Manchester such a cool place to live?

This topic is geography based. The children will be learning about human and physical aspects of geography linked to Manchester.

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In English we will be basing our work around ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan. We will be exploring diary entries and letter writing.

In science we have been learning about sound.  The children have learnt about how sounds are made and how to change their pitch.  We learnt that sounds travel using vibrations and used string telephones to investigate this further.

Our Learning Challenge this half term is:

Were the Greeks Gruesome or Great?

We will be looking at Greek mythological stories and writing newspaper reports.

We are really looking forward to our Toga party at the end of term!

Autumn Term

Our Learning Challenge this term is:

What is Ancient Egypt’s place in history?

The children are very much enjoying this  topic.

– We have visited Manchester Museum to see real mummified bodies.

– We have enjoyed mummifying tomatoes in class.

– We are also enjoying making our own death masks out of mod roc!

Our class text this term is:

Theres a Pharaoh in our bath! By Jeremy Strong…

We really don’t want this topic to end!



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Class Dojo

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At Abingdon Primary we use Class Dojos which is embedded within every year group. This provides the children with an opportunity to earn points based on skills and values created in school and also links in with the schools core values of resilience, respect and responsibility. We use Class Dojos to engage parents by sharing photos and videos of exciting moments in the classroom. It is also an effective way for teachers and parents to communicate.