Long Melford Church of England

Cordell Road, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9ED     01787 379929


Voluntary Controlled Primary School


Spring Term Learning Themes

Earth, Sun & Moon & Britain Since WWII


Recent Class Successes

Last Friday we had a visit from OSA students.  They gave us a brilliant presentation / short performance of their dances and songs for Oliver.  The class then had the opportunity to try out the songs and dances!  Great skills.

Current home learning - important information


Reading every day.  Make sure your reading record sheet is signed.  Thank you.  Remember to have a story then an information book.

Record the maths games you play on the sheet.


Monday = New spellings given for test the next Monday.

Wednesday = Maths Skills to hand in for the next Wednesday.

Thursday = Topic work for the next week.


Any problems then please ask for our help ASAP.  

Becoming a powerful learner theme for the term

Powerful Learners Explore and Investigate

Powerful Learners Experiment and Explain

                                                Maths Home Learning

Essential daily skills.

Learning your 12 x 12 times table facts off by heart.  Write them, say them, make puzzles, learn the division facts too...


Previous Home Learning Skills from this year.   Keep learning these even after you have handed them in!

1.  Ordering sets of 5 digit numbers.

2.  Ordering sets of decimal numbers

3.  Doubling and halving

4.  Rounding to the nearest 10, 100 & 1000

5.  Writing a number in words

6.  Measuing length in cm and sorting

7.  Telling the time (digital and analogue)

8.  Pairs that make 500.

9.  Mathematics Review

10. Mathematics Review

11. Times Table 5 - 10 seconds.  Colour what KNOW.

12. Addition and Subtraction of decimals.

13. Number Bonds

14. Co-ordinates


Mr Moulton and

Mrs Tonks

Tigers Class

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Word Puzzle

Well done to all the class for our outside day.  Our visitors in the morning were impressed by the children's enthusiasm with the bulb planting.  I was really pleased with the brilliant pieces of art (inspired by Andy Goldsworthy) that the children produced in the afternoon.


Vocabulary Connectives Openers Punctuation


Words to include in your talking and writing.



even though

These questions should give you a flavour of the learning we will be doing in class.

Powerful Learners

How can you be courageous when your learning is a challenge?

How can planning and organising help you to investigate and experiment?

Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.

What are my GOALS to acheive this year and in the future?  What preparation can I do now?

Why is it GOOD TO BE ME?  What are my strengths (and areas to develop) as a learner?


What is a light year?

How many times larger is the sun than the earth?


Can you write clear settings and character descriptions in stories?

When should you use there, their or they're?


Can you add and subtract decimal numbers? (Use money)

Can you find the area and perimeter of rectangles and other shapes?


Why don't we fall off the earth if it's spinning so fast?

If the sun is a star, why do we see it in the day but not at night?

Parents and families - if you have any ideas or resources that you think might help us to answer these questions, then we would love to hear from you.


SWIMMING KITS need to come to school every Friday this term for our lesson at the Kingfisher.

Remember to bring your Home Folder to school each day.  Keep your reading records, maths home learning and other important bits in it.  You are welcome to organise it in the best way for you.



Future class events.

Visit to OSA for production of Oliver.

Maths Memory Gym


1.  4, 500

Class Book -Sport is Fun Class Book - Sports Poems


Paper copies for costumes sent home today.























Kentwell Money for flapjacks, biscuits or peaches.

75p = 1 old pence

£1.50 = half groat

£2.25 = thruppence

£3 = 1 groat

Costume Notes General Costume Notes Girls Girls' Hat Costume Notes Boys Boys' Hat How to make a Cupstring Tudor Phrase Book_0 Kentwell Video Kentwell Video Interactive Maths Games

Check with an adult BEFORE you watch the video clips.

Trapped Sentences Book - The personality potion

The word to tell Mr M or Mrs T = Sir Terry Frost

Interactive Reading and Writing

And finally...


Swimming has been going really well.  Excellent effort and attitudes.

Talk about your Terry Frost picture at home.  Can you find any materials to make it?


images tiger

Grammar and Punctuation Detectives


Look for all of these in your writing.  

Discuss them with people at home.


 Verbs      Adverbs    Commas    Speech marks


Top Swimming Changers!

Week 1. 1st Toby 2nd Gabriel 3rd Adam

Week 2. 1st Toby 2nd Josh 3rd Gabriel

Week 3. 1st Josh 2nd Toby 3rd Gabriel

Week 4. 1st Josh 2nd Toby 3rd Ben