Summer Term

This term our class topic is ‘Solid as a Rock’, a topic based on the Stone Age to the Iron Age and a study of rock and fossil formations. We will be taking trips to observe different rock formations and learn about how fossils have changed our knowledge of our past.

Please continue to support your child by practising spellings and times tables this term, we have made brilliant progress over the last two terms with everyone making a real effort and remember that full marks are rewarded with stars on our charts.

We enjoy learning about other peoples interests through show and tell and children are encouraged to bring in objects that support our termly topics.

Homework will continue to go out on a Friday and be collected on the Wednesday, all work sent home will cover areas covered within class. If you have any questions, please come into school to ask.



Spring Term

This term our class topic is ‘Rule Britannia’ which will be about Britain and Tackley. We will be looking into the history of Tackley School and learning about the features of our village. As a class we will be doing lots of research in school together, but any extra information, photos or resources the children may have at home are always welcome. A topic web is available below for information about all subject areas covered this term. Please remember to check out the website for class information and updates.


Homework will be sent home on a Friday and should be completed and returned by the following Wednesday.

Children will continue to receive a list of spellings for each term which will be glued into the back of their homework book. They will be tested is school on Fridays. Although children will have spent time working on these spellings during the week it is important that they have time to reinforce any words that they may find tricky at home.

Times tables will be tested every Tuesday your child will be reminded each week which times tables they should be focusing on.

Please encourage your child to read to you at least 4 to 5 times a week and keep a record in their reading logs so that we can see how well they are doing. If you would like ideas of great books to read there is the list of ‘100 books to read before you leave Tackley’, which can be seen on our school website.


This term P.E. will be with Club Energy on a Wednesday afternoon and swimming will be on a Tuesday morning for the second half of the term. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit for each lesson, it is particularly important that your child has warm clothes and trainers for outdoor PE lessons at this time of year as we do go out in all weathers.

Lastly, I would just like to remind you that I am available most days after school if you have anything you would like to discuss with me about your child. if you are unable to get hold of me, our class email is:


Mrs Skinner



Topic Webs

Cycle B September 2017 – July 2018
Cycle A September 2018 – July 2019