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Message from Mrs Kingston We have noticed increasing levels of playground chat about the game Fortnite— Battle Royale which is a PEGI 12+ gun battle game which requires players to work as a team. The main risks to children are interacting with strangers and also making costly in-app purchases. If your child is talking about Fortnite, please follow this link to find out more about it. https:// fortnite-battle-royal-parents-guide-keepkids-safe-gaming/

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Term 4 - The lonely beast.


To go with our topic based Geography approach, this term we will be reading the lonely beast. A story of one beast that journeys the world to find a friend. Through this we will continue to develop our SPAG skills in spellings and using prefixes and suffixes. We will become story writers and develop our skills in report writing.

Reginald Scratchbottom reads "The Lonely Beast"

Episode of Perry Meridian Middle School's Masterpiece Library with our host, Reginald Scratchbottom reading 'The Lonely Beast' by Chris Judge.

Term 3 Text: Flotsam

This term our class story will be based around the picture book Flotsam. Flotsam is an interesting story book because it has no words. This will give the children greater oppurtunities to become story writers and to develop their own "Authors voice". This term we will concentrate on punctuating sentences with full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks. We will continue to develop our use of suffixes including er, est, ing and ed.

FLOTSAM by DAVID WIESNER - oral presentation

Term 2 Power of reading text: The snail and the whale.


This term we are studying 'The snail and the whale' by Julia Donaldson. This text is full of rich descriptive  language, imaginative rhymes and is an all round fantastic story. This term we will start the term using the text as a stimulus for lots of writing opportunities from postcards and stories to poems and non-chronological reports. If you don not know the story please see the link below.

The Snail and the Whale Julia Donaldson

The thrilling tale of a tiny snail and a great big grey-blue humpback whale. Read by Eluned Michael Music by Kate Rusby (no copyright infringement is intended. Please check out this book from your local library or find your own copy at most reputable book stores.)

Term 1 Power of reading book: Traction man.


From week 3 we will begin work on our term 1 class story, Traction man. The video shows the story and is one that is great to share with the whole family. We will write diaries, letters, descriptive pieces, instructions and even our own adventure for Traction man,

Traction Man is Here! - Books Alive!

Books Alive present a reading of Mini Grey's Traction Man is Here! Your everyday hero in your everyday home fighting everyday bad guys and saving everyday things. Hilarious story of a boy's action man and where his imagination takes them both...and the trusty scrubbing brush sidekick!



This year there will be a big push on cursive handwriting. Cursive handwriting is useful for children learning to join their letters to form words. The video below shows the correct formation of letters used for cursive handwriting. Any support at home will be of great benefit to your child's presentation.

Cursive Handwriting: How to Write the Alphabet

This is a cursive writing demonstration video showing how to write the letters of the alphabet. It models how to write the letters of the alphabet using cursive script. Cursive handwriting is commonly taught in schools across the world.