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Lancaster Class

Here are some photos from the Spring term:

Lancaster Class


Useful information:

PE days are Monday and Friday

Homework is set on Wednesdays and due in on Tuesdays

Spellings and times tables are tested every week.


  The Curriculum

Welcome back to the Summer Term.  Hopefully everyone has had a good Easter break and is returning to school full of energy and enthusiasm.

Our main focus this term will be “Glorious Glevum” finding out why the Romans came to Gloucestershire.  We will begin our topic looking at who might wear clothes like these and look at famous people from the Roman Empire.  Our visit to Chedworth Roman Villa will be a brilliant way to enthuse us about our topic.

During the Summer term we will spend a large proportion of the term investigating and interpreting the past.  We will be looking at how our lives have changed because of the Romans and how they influenced a large portion of the world and we will use the topic to build an overview of world history and understand chronology of events.  The topic also allows us to consider the impact of the Romans on transport links and also look at our own local roads from that time. 

In English we will look closely at Roman Myths and Legends and use these to inspire our own writing.  In fiction we will study extracts from a variety of texts about the Roman era.  All our texts will enable the children to write from different perspectives, write stories of their own and to use evidence from a text to map out events.  There will be a strong focus on improving accuracy of spelling, grammar and punctuation and the quality of handwriting.  Reading and understanding the complexities of the different texts will also have a high priority throughout all our English lessons.

Summer term sees us in summer uniform, which should comprise of a school blue polo-t-shirt, grey shorts, trousers, summer dresses in blue check; black/dark coloured school shoes.

As usual in the second half of the summer term, we start to think about moving on to our new classes and we will be doing lots of activities to prepare us for this.   

This term the Year 4’s will have their swimming sessions and also participate in a range of challenging outdoor activities at South Cerney Water Park. In their PE sessions the Y3’s will focus on team building activities and developing independence ready to move on into their next year group. 

PE days will remain unchanged and it is important that your child comes to school in appropriate and correct PE kit.  Summer PE kit should comprise:  blue t-shirt, shorts/skort, long socks and suitable outdoor training shoes.  Sun cream may also be needed as most of our PE will be outside.

Homework remains unchanged, we aim to support the children in becoming self-motivated and organised with their homework.  The children are expected to read for at least half an hour each evening and make their own detailed entries in their reading journal.  Spelling lists will be sent home and uploaded to DB Primary at the start of the summer term and it is then up to the children to learn their spellings ready for a spelling test that week. 

In addition, each week your child will be issued subject specific homework for either English/topic or Maths.  This will usually be given on a Wednesday to be brought back into school by the following Tuesday

 As you are aware our cloakroom area is VERY small.  Please ensure that all bags brought into school are of a reasonable size and that all personal property is taken home on a Friday.  The children are encouraged to be responsible for their own belongings however, it is still worth checking for letters or emails at the end of the day. 

As always, the children are always able to access and drink water and they must have a refillable water bottle throughout the day.   During the summer a sun-hat is essential in order to play outside, as we have very little shade at the rear of the school.  Sun cream should be applied before the start of the school day.  If you would like your child to re-apply they should do so themselves during their lunch-break and must not share their sun cream with friends.  Sun cream should be named and labelled in school bags.

Allergies may also increase during the summer.  If your child has an inhaler, please could you make sure that it is clearly named and in date.  Their inhaler should be in school to be accessed at all times.  If your child requires any other medication please could you make us AND the office staff aware.

Social Media:  Look out for information on the Rissington School Facebook and Instagram pages.  Throughout the term we will post photographs and updates about our learning. 

 We will also keep our class page on DB primary up to date.  Children have their own logins for this page and the easiest way to access our page is by clicking on the link at the bottom of the school website home page https://rissington.greenhousecms.co.uk/

 There will be no formal parent evening this term; end of year reports will be issued in July, however if you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s education or have any concerns at any time throughout the term, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with your class teacher.