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Welcome to Curie Class!

Welcome to Curie (KerrRae the children like to say!) Class! Your child is lucky enough to be one of only 25 children in a mixed Year 4 and 5 class. Helping and inspiring your child on their learning journey are Mrs Rae (Monday and Tuesday am), Miss Kerr (Monday pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), Miss Kearvell (every day!) and Mrs Williams (mornings only). 

It has been a pleasure to welcome your child to Curie Class; they have come back after the summer break, ready and eager to learn.  We are very much looking forward to spending the rest of the year with them.

To help you to support your child, we feel it is important that you understand our routine; every morning, we dedicate our time to Spelling, Maths and Literacy, and our afternoon timetable is currently as follows:

Monday - (Week 1)Music (improvise and compose) and Spanish (describing appearance/personality) 

(Week 2) Art(illustration)/DT(construction) and Computing (e-safety and effective use of search engines)

Tuesday - PE (Tudor dance) and RE (Islam/Muhammad)

Wednesday - Science (Forces and Magnets) or Topic

Thursday - Science or Topic

Friday - PE (rugby) and PSHCE (relationships, friendship and bullying)

On Monday and Tuesday afternoon, Year 4 will be taught on their own and Year 5 will be taught together alongside Year 6.

We already have some exciting plans for the upcoming months, including an excursion to Hampton Court (9th November) and Young Voices (January 2018); both of these trips promise to be exciting and will leave your child with lifelong memories.

If you have any questions and need to talk to us at any point, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes from the Curie Class Team

Class events

Wed 20 Jun - Fri 22 Jun

Y5/6 Snowdon trip

Tue 26 Jun

Y4 dance festival

Thu 28 Jun

Lego Robotics Day for Y1 - 6

Thu 12 Jul

KS2 summer concert

Fri 13 Jul

KS2 to Royal Air Tattoo

Tue 24 Jul, 15:30-17:30

open evening

See the full diary...

Book Feast on Star Wars Day!! 

Years 4 and 5 all trooped off to St.Hugh’s in Oxford last Friday to hear Elys Dolan (author of ‘Knighthood for Beginners’). It was an interesting session and our little crew behaved impeccably. We then toured the grounds and decided we would be quite happy if St.Hugh’s was our school! 

Achievements and connections

We've been lucky with the fine weather over the last couple of weeks.  The children have grown in confidence and have been going their own ways at Forest School.  They all have their own interests - some of them working with others to create dens and others seeing something that they'd like to do and choosing to independently have a go.  Many are inspired by each other.  Some see what their peers are doing and offer to help; this week we had someone making a bug home for a friend who loves looking for bugs and animals. Other children offer to help with sawing - or collecting silver birch twigs to help feed the fire.  A great couple of sessions with new learning and time to for the children to reflect on themselves in the classroom, as well as outdoors.

Y5 Quad Kids

The making of a rainforest...

We had the most gorgeous afternoon last Friday! The Curie family worked together beautifully to produce this phenomenal structure that began life as four boxes! The pegs have now been removed, and our model of a rainforest (complete with layers) is awaiting its background - so watch this space...

Computing

Today we had lots of fun with our new Bluebots! Using their coding skills that they’ve been practising over the last few weeks, the children designed mazes and then programmed their Bluebots to complete them. 

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