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Summer Term

Dear Parents/Carers,

I trust you have had an enjoyable yet restful Easter break and I am happy to see the children ready for a very busy and hardworking term!! 


This term our topic is: ‘the Mayans’. We will be learning about the Ancient Mayan Civilization and specifically their religions, culture, food, music/games, mythology and the reasons for their decline. We will continue to focus on the geography elements within this topic.

PE lessons will continue to take place on a Tuesday and Friday until the second half of this term, in which the children will take part in swimming.  Please ensure kits are brought into school on Monday’s and taken home on Friday’s to be washed. As it is now warmer and we are in the Summer Term, please encourage your child to have shorts rather than track suits trousers as part of their kit.  It is also important to ensure that children have a named water bottle with them for classroom use.


Homework will continue to be sent home on a Thursday and due in on a Tuesday. To help with this, please ensure your child completes and hands in their homework on time. As a guide, your child should complete the following tasks at home (unless otherwise specified) each week: reading, spellings, Mathletics, English/topic work and times table practice. Weekly tests for spelling and times tables will continue each Friday.


The expectation is still to ensure your child reads at home on a daily basis. Your child can continue reading independently and does not need to read aloud to an adult every time. However, please monitor your child’s reading regularly and sign your child’s ‘Reading Record’. 


Later on this term the school nurse will be talking to the class about ‘Growing Up’, as part of our Health Education Curriculum. A letter will go out nearer the time with more information inviting parents to review the content if you wish.


We will also be visiting Fullbrook School later this term where the children will participate in some exciting activities.


As always please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything you would like to discuss about your child’s progress or their learning, either directly or through the office.


Yours sincerely,

Miss Forde                 

Miss Forde                           

Chertsey Museum

Chertsey Museum 1 We had great fun making gas masks on our WWII trip