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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

We are a 'good' school - Ofsted Jan 2015 and 'outstanding' - SIAMS Feb 2016

After our Christmas break, we have had a great start to the Spring term.

Giraffes have been very enthusiastic about our Spring Topic which is the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We have completed a lot of independent research about various Norse Gods and many famous historical Vikings. Our Geography lessons have focused on Anglo – Saxon settlements in Britain as well as researching into Scandinavia.


In our literacy lessons we have been looking at non chronological reports and have been creating fact files on Norse Gods and King Alfred. We are currently studying the book of Beowulf, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed reading. Year 5’s are currently in the process of planning and writing the endings to Beowulf and are excited to share their story endings to the rest of the class.


This half term we have really been focusing on how to become independent learners by utilising the resources available in the classroom. During our week on division we used a variety of resources such as multi-link, Dienes, counters and place value grids. The children are now feeling more confident with using resources to support their learning.


Shared reading

On Friday last week, Giraffes and Kangaroos went down to reception to read to them. Each year 5 was paired with a reception child. Giraffes were so patient and kind with all of their paired receptions and are so excited to do it again this week!!