Here comes the sun!

I sincerely hope you’ve had a fantastic Easter break and enjoyed as many easter eggs as you can handle – I know I have! I always find Easter to be the point in the year where the summer sun beckons you forward into warmer days and longer evenings.

Over the holidays, as ever, I’ve been busy doing lots of things. My daughter’s obsession with chocolate drove us to Cadbury World and my son loved our visit to Trentham’s Monkey Forest to see monkeys up close and personal. Fortunately, he’s not copied any of the behaviours the monkeys showed us…

I’ve had lots of fun reading my latest Star Wars book – I’m totally hooked in this new series. I’ve also had the joy of Mrs. Litchfield’s spring cleaning. Five trips to the tip, can you imagine! I almost knew the workers on a first name basis!

As we return after the Easter break, we’ve got lots of brilliant things planned – read on to find out more about our space themed adventures…

What are we learning?

Earth & Space

Our theme for this half term focuses in around the topic of ‘Earth and Space’. We’ll be learning about our solar system during our science lesson, reading the excellent story of ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’ during English and all of our other learning this half term with have a space theme or connection too it. I can’t wait!

Highlights from last half term

Scientists in action!

During the last half term the children worked fantastically alongside one  another as the performed a series of tests to measure the height of trees without the feet leaving the ground using some simple mathematics to guide their discovery. Using a2 + b2 = c2 we could easily work out the heights of trees on the school ground and decide which needed a trim!

A quick thank you


A huge well-done to all those children who have been keeping up with their reading at home; we’ve really enjoyed talking about books during the spring term and this is set to continue as we examine lots of different text types this half term, ranging from scientific report writing to product evaluations in D.T.!

Homework Tasks

Homework will keep to the same theme as previous half terms. As ever, I want to thank you for supporting your children’s learning – it continues to be a real treat for me to see how much effort your children put into their work and we celebrate this every Friday in class.

A catch up

If you do have any questions or concerns that I can help with, please catch me on the playground and I’ll do my best to answer them then and there.

Kind regards,

Mr. Litchfield