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Meet the team

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Mrs Parfrey - Class Teacher

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Mrs Carrothers - Class Teaching Assistant


This term, we will be writing a recount letter based on Floella Benjamin's experiences in the fabulous book  'Coming to England'. The children will be learning how to use paragraphs, prepositions and beginning to explore speech punctuation.


coming to England

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an essential part of our everyday teaching and it is important that children log in regularly so that they are familiar with this online platform. Homework is set on Google Classroom and it is another way in which teachers communicate with pupils about their learning. Guided reading texts are posted each week and the children can begin to read them before the lesson if they wish to. Important messages are also posted online. Your child has been given their log in details and they are expected to log in and check their class page for any updates.

Google Education Tools and Apps | Tech & Learning

Class Novel

Our class novel is ' The BFG ' by Roald Dahl and we'll be enjoying his gobblefunk (made up words such as phizzwizards and trogglehumper). As well as writing books, Dahl was a spy, fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor.  He wrote books for children and adults from a hut in his garden.

the BFG


Our Geography question this term is "What are the different types of settlement in the UK?". Children will learn the names and locations of counties and cities in the UK. They will learn about geographical regions of the UK and their human and physical characteristics.  We will also look at land use patterns and how these have changed over time.

United Kingdom Map | Infoplease

The top 10 market towns in England - Country Life


We will start the term by focusing on place value as we learn to read and write numbers to 1000.  We will then look at how to add and subtract 3 digit numbers before moving onto our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. The following websites can help children to practise their  Maths skills.




YouTube - MultiplicationTable


Our topic in Science this term is Light. The children will be looking at how shadows are formed, how the sizes of shadows change and how to protect their eyes from the Sun.

The children will be making observations, investigating and taking part in different scientic experiments.

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History - The Stone Age

Our History question this term is 'Who were our prehistoric ancestors?'

We will look at the Stone Age and answer questions such as:

When was the Stone Age?

What was a hunter-gatherer?

How did life change when man learnt to farm?

What was life like in the Bronze Age and how do we know?


Click the link on the image to find out more.

stone age for website


Here are some useful and reccomended websites that you can look at with your child at home.

Maths - TT Rockstars


Reading - Oxford Reading Buddy


Spellings - Spooky Spellings

Spooky Spellings || Practise spelling Common Exception Words (ictgames.com)

Grammar skills

Spelling and Grammar, English Games for 7-11 Years - Topmarks

Science - BBC Bitesize


If you would like any help or further information then please feel free to ask at the end of the school day.

Useful information

  • PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday each week.  Please ensure that your child's full PE kit (a blue Dallam PE polo shirt, black shorts and trainers) is in school each day. 
  • Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school so that they can have a drink during the day. Refillable bottles are preferable rather than single use plastic bottles.
  • Your child should be reading at home at least 4 times a week.  This could be a book from home, a book from school or using Oxford Reading Buddy.  Reading records need to be signed each time a child reads and brought into school each day.
  • Times tables or maths practice should be done 4 times a week and record books signed.  Please use both pages of your child's reading record.
  • Homework will go out on a  Friday and is due to be completed by Wednesday. Homework is set in children's homework book or on Google Classroom.

Online Safety

The staff at Dallam are huge advocates of what an amazing tool the big wide web is. We are showing the children in Maple class how to use the internet safely. Please have a read through the links below that the Maple team have put together for you. If you need any advice or to discuss matters further please see us any day at hometime.




Practice your times tables

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