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Our topic this Spring term

This Spring term our topic is Castles.


We will be learning all about the parts of a castle, Carlisle Castle and Mary Queen of Scots . Through the Castle Topic we will learn about castles in the four UK counties.

In English, we use the Wordsmith Scheme for our work in class. 

Our Fiction topic this term is entitled -

A Twist in the Tale.  Our focus stories will be - Don't read this book, Jack and the Beanstalk and Maximus and the Beanstalk. These stories allow the children to contrast between traditional and non-traditional stories. They will discuss the characters and learn to make predictions about the story. 

We will also be doing some poetry and our topic is entitled - A closer look. the class will listen and respond to various poems as well as drafting and editing their own and reading aloud.

Our reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree. We aim to hear most children read their own book several times a week and change all reading books every day as needed. We encourage parents / carers to hear their child read every day if possible. Staff also hear children read daily in every Read, Write, Inc session and children do guided reading sessions too.

 In Maths we use the Big Maths scheme for our daily Maths lessons. On Monday mornings we all do a timed Beat that maths test. Below is the maths topics we will be covering in lessons for this half term. 

Week 1 - Addition

Week 2 - Multiplication

Week 3 - Fractions and reading scales

Week 4 - Shape, angles, symmetry

Week 5 - Place Value, money

Science this term will focus on identifying materials and naming their uses and lots of fun investigation work.

In History this term we will be learning all about Mary Queen of Scots.

PE is twice a week. Please can you make sure your child has the correct PE kit on these days. ( PE lessons will be outside weather depending so please make sure your child has suitable footwear for lessons)

Mrs Barratt will be in Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Miss Barrett will be in  Thursday and Friday. 

Miss Lattin our student teacher will be in Monday to Thursday for the next few weeks. 

Our Teaching Assistant  is - Mrs Haughan who is in school everyday.

We have help still on Wednesday afternoon from governor Mrs Allison who enjoys hearing our class read and Mrs Vickers helps on a Tuesday afternoon. We are very grateful for all help in school.

If you would like to help in school please see a member of staff - we always appreciate an extra pair of hands!



  • Cummersdale Primary School
  • Cummersdale
  • Cumbria
  • CA2 6BD
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01228 592087
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