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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

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Information for parents

Welcome back to school after the summer holiday, we have a fantastic year ahead. 

This half term we are thinking about what it means to be Loved and Lost, as we understand the stories of Edward Tulane and Richard III, as well as the lost stories of Harris Burdick...


Our Day:

8:45-10:15- Lesson One
10:15-10:30- Assembly
10:30-10:45- Break
10:45-12:00- Lesson Two
12:00-13:00- Lunch
13:00-14:00- Lesson Three
14:00-15:00- Lesson Four
15:00-15:20- Class Reading

Learning starts at 8:45AM- please ensure children are in school promptly!

Our Week: 

Monday: PE (please wear PE kit to school)
Thursday: PE (please wear PE kit to school)

Monday: Forest School for Year 5 (selected weeks- to be notified by text and email). 


English and music

This half term we are looking at developing the vocabulary we use in our writing and this will be focused around the fantastic books The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg, and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. We will be magpieing ideas from DiCamillo as well as other fantastic authors, then combining all of our ideas to produce a fantastic short story to go with the images in Van Allsburg's epic picture book. 

We will then look at the life and times of Richard III and answer the key question in a discussion text: did he really deserve to be buried under a car park? We will delve deeper into the stories of this monarch, his demise and his overruling which allowed the Tudor Family to start one of the most famous periods in English History. 



This term we are building on our fantastic foundations in place value and calculations from Year 4 and Year 5, and developing these skills even further. We will look at how to interpret numbers upto 7 digits, and then work hard to develop firm foundations for calculating using the four operations. Alongside this, tables knowledge will be tested thoroughly, so keep practising them at home!


This term we are looking at the forces in the world around us, including Air Resistance, water resistance, friction and more! Where are forces around us? How do forces help us in life? How can we affect forces? We will be investigating the answer to these questions, and more!


How did The Tudors shape the land of Britian that we know today? How did The Tudor period affect our area? With the Bosworth Battlefield and the burial place of Richard III right on our doorstep, we will be examining how this turbulent period of British History shaped the area we call home. 


Bloodshed, battles and barbaric punishments: this term we are examining the Tudors, their impact on modern life and understanding who they were and what they did to shape Britain. It's sure to be a bumpy ride, so don't lose your head!


A new year brings new beginnings, so this term we are looking and what it means to begin a new start and belong as part of a class, school and wider community. We look at what we can contribute but also what we can expect of those around us to help us develop each other to be more developed citizens. In RE we will be looking at how we express faith- is it better to do this through arts, or to contribute through charitable donations? Underpinning all of our learning is a philosophical and discussion- based environment where we encourage and listen to all our peers. 

Art and Design

This term's topic is portraits- as we examine the portraits of famous tudor artists such as Hans Holbein and more modern artists such as Frido Kahlo, we take the time to think of our own identify and portraits and think: What do I want to show the world about me? Who am I?