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Little Leigh Primary School

Together we care, together we learn and together we grow

Welcome to Spring Term 2!

The first half term of 2020 flew by!  Another half term filled with so many learning opportunities and exciting moments. The children worked incredibly hard as always and we are sure that they will impress us again this half term.  

As mentioned last half term, if you have any questions, queries or concerns, please contact us...we are always available! You can leave a message in the book,; phone or Email the office or catch us at the classroom door at the end of the day. Mrs Clarke will be teaching Monday to Wednesday and Mrs Proctor on a Thursday and Friday. 

Please remember that we now have all our homework on online platforms; Spelling Shed and TT Rocks. All of the children have been given their own usernames and passwords. We will continue to keep a close eye on the platforms throughout each week but please come and see us if there are any problems. 

Mrs Clarke, Mrs Proctor and Mr Richards


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Will the world ever run out of water?

Based on the Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation, children will consider where their water comes from and what life would be like if it were not readily available. We will examine why water is a precious resource and examine how water is used both at home and in other countries where it is not as easy to come by.

Will we touch upon the following key areas of knowledge:

* To understand that water is a precious resource • To explore how we use it around the home • To investigate similarities and differences in how people save water around the world • To appreciate that water is a universal need • To understand that access to water varies across the world

As Writers 

 Shackleton's Journey is a unique visual re-telling Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. William Grill's impeccably researched and informative illustrations celebrate the 100th anniversary since the historic exploration by Shackelton and his crew on Endurance . Children will love exploring Grill's exploded diagrams and the fascinating details of this landmark voyage


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The children will extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. The children will look in particular at physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle. We will find time to use lots of maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe the similarities and differences of the features found.  The children will Use the 8 points of a compass, 4- and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. 


As Artists

This half term all of our art will be based around the theme of water. We will be using lots of different painting techniques to create 'water' art work in various formats. 


As Computer Scientists

To link directly with the need to monitor energy bills closely, and record figures in a clear and concise way, we will use spreadsheets in computing. We will be focusing on the purpose of the spreadsheet, and how to create tables of data that allows us to accurately observe the ever changing energy costs. The children will be able to confidently use formulas, and check their information manually too. 

As Readers

Our books this term will focus on ......



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Whole Class Reading

Each week the children take part in several focused guided reading sessions with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. In Key Stage Two, we encourage parents to continue to read with their children regularly and write comments in you child's reading diary.  I also encourage the children to write full comments about what they are reading.

P.E. Lessons

Two P.E. sessions take place throughout the week in Year Six.  this This half term, P.E. lessons will take place on Thursdays and Fridays.. However, due to occasional timetable changes these lessons may alter. Therefore, please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit with them on Monday morning and they will take them home on Friday afternoon.

During the winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly, to ensure that all items are returned to the rightful owner!


Our homework has recently changed. The children have been given their usernames and passwords for Spelling Shed and TT Rocks. 

We expect the children to play a minimum of three games a week - but please feel free to play longer if you wish! We know how addictive it is :-) Please come and see us if there are any problems logging on or using the online platforms. 




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