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16/02/24

Our nursery parents and carers joined the team in Hungry Caterpillars to celebrate the Chinese New Year 🐲 pic.twitter.com/0abCBUjVWQ

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30/01/24

🤝 A big thank you to HTS Group Ltd. for providing a funding donation of £1500 to revamp and improve on our outdoor Reception space 🔨 pic.twitter.com/Ts8wfG10WF

26/01/24

Good Luck Mr Newborough! 🏃💨 https://t.co/QxCNIC0Sbh

25/01/24

From the end of your street to the ends of the earth. Open a world of possibilities for children in your area.  Join our high-quality teacher training programme, train locally and start making a difference from day one with expert support at every stage.https://t.co/bBuGvnsFlS pic.twitter.com/Z62U8Dap0t

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25/01/24

From the end of your street to the ends of the earth. Open a world of possibilities for children in your area.  Join our high-quality teacher training programme, train locally and start making a difference from day one with expert support at every stage.https://t.co/bBuGvnsFlS pic.twitter.com/Z62U8Dap0t

19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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06/12/23

⭐🎄 This morning, pupils in Nursery & reception classes performed their version of the Nativity to their parents and carers.👼 All the children performed amazingly, and you could tell how hard all the children had been practising. pic.twitter.com/Qz1hrY2At0

30/11/23

🎅 Santa's next Stop was , where he was met with a warm welcome from the headteacher and members of the school council 🎄 pic.twitter.com/KL8fVgkGQg

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30/11/23

🎅 Santa's next Stop was , where he was met with a warm welcome from the headteacher and members of the school council 🎄 pic.twitter.com/KL8fVgkGQg

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20/11/23

🧸 After a busy morning, we were happy to welcome a very special guest to meet and greet pupils👏 Thank you to all our parents and carers for supporting us last week with Children in Need and for donating over £300 for an amazing charity 👏 pic.twitter.com/FLQVC7cwMf

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17/11/23

⚽️ Our pupils took part in a pentalty shootout with 🥅 It's safe to say that he took a thrashing at 400 - 0! for pic.twitter.com/JU4FZnTi2w

17/11/23

⚽️No doubt about it - the pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow are definitely winning this penalty shootout! BBC Essex’s is facing at least 400 penalty kicks for 👏£275 raised so far!👏https://t.co/X7HNgCyXh1 pic.twitter.com/giSXNVAYRW

17/11/23

Good luck Rob! ⚽️Our very own is facing at least 400 penalty kicks from pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow, all for Children in Need - and they’ve raised £275 so far! https://t.co/xiKO8Eye5f pic.twitter.com/r8QQi2MBJy

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17/11/23

⚽️No doubt about it - the pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow are definitely winning this penalty shootout! BBC Essex’s is facing at least 400 penalty kicks for 👏£275 raised so far!👏https://t.co/X7HNgCyXh1 pic.twitter.com/giSXNVAYRW

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17/11/23

Good luck Rob! ⚽️Our very own is facing at least 400 penalty kicks from pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy in Harlow, all for Children in Need - and they’ve raised £275 so far! https://t.co/xiKO8Eye5f pic.twitter.com/r8QQi2MBJy

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12/11/23

🌹 Our school council attended a service at the Civic Centre, where they laid wreaths alongside war veterans and joined in with the two-minute silence. 🪖 pic.twitter.com/F5hZat8t7u

08/11/23

⭐️ A special day at as children were joined by their Headteacher, BMAT ACEO, and Parent & Staff Governors for a National School Meals Week/ Roast Dinner Day lunch 😋🍽️🙌 The hardworking and committed catering team were presented with a poem pic.twitter.com/c4ezVqYoB9

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08/11/23

⭐️ A special day at as children were joined by their Headteacher, BMAT ACEO, and Parent & Staff Governors for a National School Meals Week/ Roast Dinner Day lunch 😋🍽️🙌 The hardworking and committed catering team were presented with a poem pic.twitter.com/c4ezVqYoB9

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06/11/23

👪 Parents of our nursery cohort were invited to come along and enjoy some time playing with their children in their classroom.🎆 They got a chance to share a story with their child and make firework displays with plenty of glitter. pic.twitter.com/IjbGKWpAda

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Year 6 - Aslan & Gryffindor

YEAR 6 - ASLAN & GRYFFINDOR

CURRICULUM FOR SPRING 2

This half term we will continue our focus on History and World War 2. We will be learning about ‘The Battle of Britain’ and how it was a turning point during the war. We will also look at the impact of ‘The Blitz’ and the implications of ‘The Holocaust’.

AS READERS 

We will continue reading the text ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ by John Boyne, while continuing to build core reading skills including vocabulary and word meaning in context, inference, prediction, retrieval and summary.

AS WRITERS 

We will be writing a range of both formal and informal texts in a variety of genres linked to World War 2 and our core text ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. We will build on our writing skills and become more cohesive and sophisticated writers, to produce texts that are engaging and appropriate for the intended audience. Children will write both fiction and non-fiction pieces of extended writing. We will create free verse poetry and explore how vocabulary can express mood, atmosphere and feelings. We will be linking our non-fiction writing to our history topic ‘World War 2’, focusing on an explanation of how World War 2 began and its significant turning points.

AS MATHEMATICIANS 

We will be continuing to develop our number fluency as well as arithmetic and reasoning problem skills. Our main areas of learning will be area and perimeter, shape, statistics, algebra and consolidation of arithmetic skills. SATS Assessment week will take place in week 4, to ascertain the children’s progress in accordance with national standard levels. 

AS SCIENTISTS 

We will continue with our study of Electricity. We will design simple series circuits in diagram and then construct them to make working burglar alarms. We will also explore the meaning of resistance.

Science Week will have a global learning link. We will be looking at sustainability across the school. In year 6, we will focus on the causes of climate change and the effects on people at home and abroad. We will also explore some ‘green’ careers and what we can do to help improve the environment.

SPECIALIST SUBJECTS 

Children have fortnightly DT and Spanish lessons on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Specialist teachers teach these subjects. 

In DT, the children will continue to learn about mechanical systems that use cams, pulleys, and gears.

In Spanish, the children will continue to learn about the main festivals in Spain and begin to recognise questions. Following on from this, the children will extend their learning to the theme of holidays. They will research holiday destinations in Spanish-speaking countries and apply the language they know to describe holiday pictures and write holiday postcards.

PE 

Lessons will continue to take place on Thursdays. This term, pupils will be learning netball, gymnastics and focusing on fitness levels. Please ensure pupils have the correct PE kit each week. 

HOME LEARNING 

In Year 6, pupils will receive English and Maths homework every Friday that must be handed in on Wednesday of the following week, which will be marked as a class. Please remind your child of the sanctions that are in place for non-completion of homework. In addition, pupils will be given a list of 20 spellings from the statutory spelling list each week, which they are expected to learn in preparation for a spelling test every Monday. (Pupils are expected to demonstrate learning using EdShed or, if this cannot be accessed at home, by writing spellings in their homework book).

Please continue to read regularly with your child at home, as reading regularly will help your child’s vocabulary knowledge, spelling, and writing skills. Furthermore, we ask that you encourage your child to learn their multiplication tables up to 12. This is an ongoing expectation until your child can confidently recall them in a mixed order and using inverse operations. (Times Tables Rock Stars should be accessed to help them).

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