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Welcome back to our Spring 2 term.  As I sit here writing this I can see some blue sky and the snowdrops and daffodils peeping through the ground, Spring is definitely here and we have a wonderfully busy half term ahead of us. I trust everyone had a lovely break and enjoyed some R & R.  Mrs Allen and I look forward to hearing about, and sharing with the children, all the holiday adventures.  


This term we begin our new topic "What did the Greeks do for me?".  An interesting question to ask.  It is a history based topic and we will be learning about the impact ancient Greece has had on modern Britain including the notion of democracy, we will investigate how knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources as we describe the ideas, beliefs and attitudes of all groups of people in ancient Greece and how artefacts and ruins tell us about their culture, military and religious beliefs.  I'm looking forward to our launch activity on Monday 2nd March.


Our class reader is "Who Let The Gods Out?" by Maz Evans.  This book will give us opportunities to also study Greek myths and legends and we will be writing some of our own, as well as creating a non-chronological report on a mythical creature.

For LGBTQ month, we shall read the book "Worm Loves Worm" by J.J. Austrian.  This will give us a lovely opportunity to discuss stereotypes and build on our school value of acceptance.


In R.E. we will be digging deeper into connections between biblical texts and what Christians believe about Salvation as we approach Easter as well as how Christians put their belief into practice.


P.E. will be on Monday and Thursday.  However, please ensure P.E. kit is always in school as we never know when another opportunity will arise or a date will change.


Homework will be given on a Friday and should be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.  Please don't struggle, or let the children struggle, with homework.  Mrs Allen and I are here to help.  Homework is a way of us checking that knowledge is embedded, so if it's not quite there we need to know so we can help further.


Our weekly Aspire club to help us in preparation for our SATS will begin on Tuesday 25th February 3.30 - 4.30 and will continue each Tuesday.


I'm looking forward to our new half term, should you have any questions or queries please do contact me.  Feel free to look around our classroom and enjoy the celebratory displays of all our hard work.


Mrs Lowe

Dates for your diary:




Welcome to our three new class members

A visit from our local historical society to help us with our local history study about Tickhill in WW2

Our stick insects have grown to quite a size now!

Our Remembrance Service

Inspector Blake and PC Paul came to share with us all about cyberbullying

Children in Need fun with our buddies

W/C 7th October we hope to go on a wellie walk to inspire us as we create poetry for Remembrance day.  We will walk around the duck pond and to the church yard war memorial, we will focus on the wonder of life around us in nature and the contrast of war.  Wellies would be great, but any change of footwear (trainers or walking boots) would be just as great, it's only to avoid  treading mud all over school when we get back!

Evacuation to Perlethorpe

Helping our Reception buddies to settle in to the St Mary's way

On our transition days we had lots of fun - we buried a time capsule, began to look at our topic of the Battle of Britain, did some art and played some silly games with water.