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Upper Band

In the Upper Band we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. We will describe why, where and when the Scots and Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain and how the Anglo-Saxons have influenced Britain.

This term’s English has begun in the Upper Band with action, intrigue and plot in the form of MacBeth. We will be writing newspaper reports, letters to Macbeth from Lady Macbeth’s point of view and writing diary entries amongst other writing opportunities.

Our Bingo reading challenge will start on World Book Day (Thursday 2nd March) which will involve the children choosing their own challenges. Each child will then complete their Bingo board before the end of April. Teachers in each class will highlight those who really impressed them to receive a prize and take place in a special book day in term 6. The year twos will also be visiting the year fives on World Book Day to share stories with them.

Maths will follow the White Rose scheme which focuses on the mastery approach in line with the new curriculum. Please see individual teachers for details on what is being covered this term.

In Science we will be learning about living things and their habitats. The children will learn about the differences in the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. They will be particularly focussing on the scientific skills of Interpreting and reporting.


Music will continue to follow the Charanga programme, looking at the song ‘Make you feel my love’ where the children will focus on singing, playing instruments and composing their own sections.

Indoor PE this term will be Gymnastics for 56VM and dance for 5HN, 5DK, 6MH and 6Nk. Non swimmers will get the opportunity to attend swimming lessons this term. Outdoor PE will be Tennis.

We will continue to develop our conversational skills in French.

Our Religious Education this term will focus on Easter. In PSHE, we will be following the Living and Growing programmes for Sex Education. Further information will be sent out later in the term about this.

The year sixes are off to Swindon for PGL on the 3rd April, this is a new camp for CCJ but when we went to visit we were very impressed and I sure both children and staff will appreciate the shorter journey.

Thank you to all the parents who already volunteer in school, your help and support is invaluable. As always, we would love any additional parent helpers for reading, art and help with displays. Please see your child’s teacher if you can spare half an hour a week.

Thank you for all your support


Mrs Milne, Mr Kennedy, Miss Harrison, Mrs Knott and Miss Norrington