Image result for cartoon beech tree leaf                  Spring Term Overview

Teacher Mr Evans       T.A.s  Mrs Evans, Mrs Hatton and Mrs Cotton

How to help your child at home:

All children should know times tables up to 12 x 12 and corresponding facts. Just 5 minutes time a day will keep these fresh. Purple Mash also has a lot of support.

At Grange Primary School, we care about our children’s independence and well-being. We are, therefore, giving children a new homework folder to trial as we feel this is an opportunity to centralise resources they could use in school or at home – as well as giving them the prospect to feel ‘grown up’.

The children will also receive a range of maths; English, spelling and grammar homework extending their knowledge from weekly lessons.

  • Phase 4 PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Kits will be expected in school every Monday, and then taken home to be washed on Friday 
  • It is an expectation that the children read at least 4 times weekly outside of school.
  • We also ask you to ensure your children wear correct uniform and arrive at school smart and punctual at all times and ready to learn.


Phase 4 have been learning how to write and redraft our writing effectively. First we looked at writing a story ending on Author day and then we looked at writing a diary entry - both of these were based on Shackleton's journey. In maths, we have been working on short division. We have also been learning about sleep and how not having enough sleep can affect us and food chains - who is eaten by whom.


The children have been taken on a magical journey to find the gold which was
hidden somewhere on Alchemy Island. To help find the gold, the children
had to write a range of genres including fantasy narratives; riddles, poetry
and scientific reports to support the Alchemist in the exploration of the
gold. The children explored a range of grammatical styles and sentence
structures by making close links to the National Curriculum. These include
using fronted adverbials; simple parenthesis, layout devices to help build
sentence cohesion within paragraphs.
By the end of the half term, the children had written a range of genres
expressing their narrative writing as well as subtle shifts of formality in the
writing of non-chronological reports.

See pictures of our display

Bringing Books to Life dance workshop

West End in Schools visited us today and every class had a workshop. We used our imaginations to think about a story from a book and develop language, movement and dance. More photos