Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Spring Term 1

 Our topic this half term is called Explorers.

This is a largely history and geography based topic. They will be finding out about some significant explorers - both from long ago and the present day, thinking about their mode of transport, conditions and emotions as they discovered new lands. We are very lucky to have The History Squad visiting the class for the day on January the 17th.

Our learning behaviour focus this half term is AMBITION. If your child does anything that demonstrates this please take a photo and email us - we would love to hear about it and celebrate there achievements. 

 This term, PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For these days please come into school wearing warm PE clothes . Navy tracksuit bottoms, navy school t-shirt, school jumper and trainers. If your child cannot do their own laces we request that they have velcro trainers. 


READING - please read with your child at least three times a week and record it in their reading diary. If you read and share another book from home - you can also record that too. 

If your child is doing Accelerated Reader they can change their book (and do the quiz) during EMA - this can be done any day but we would expect that they read at least two books a week. 

If your child is not doing Accelerated Reader, please could they bring in their reading book and diary everyday but book change days are Tuesdays and Fridays. 


Spelling Homework - this should be completed by Friday of each week. Please make sure the children write a full sentence including the spelling words, underlined with a ruler, in their best handwriting. This will be marked and ready to go home on Monday. The spelling test is completed at the back of the spelling homework book so you can check their score. 


Number Sense Homework - this is set each week and will come home with your child on Monday and should be completed by Friday. More information on this will be sent home. Sometimes these are practical activities - therefore they don't need to do anything in their books - maybe just write a sentence to say which activity they chose to do and how they got on. They can also practise their times tables on TT Rockstars which the children should all have a log- in for. 


Quest homework is set to be completed during the term. The children only need to choose ONE of the options. This term, the homework is due in on Monday 14th of February.