Long Melford Church of England

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


Voluntary Controlled Primary School



Mr Vale-Smith and Mrs Sandford

Questions this term 

What do plants need to grow?

How can you help your sunflower seedling to grow? Why?

Why do plants have: fruit,roots, leaves?

What does photosynthesis mean?


We have been learniing our 3,4,5 and 10 times tables.  Remember, you should be able to give an answer quickly without working out!



How many beach balls could we fit into the hall - from floor to ceiling?

How many litres of coffee and tea do the adults in the school drink in a year?

Tell me how you would estimate the answer!


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Home Learning

  • Reading x4 a week.

  • Literacy and maths homework on alternating weeks

       (30 mins)

  • Spelling (linked to weekly lesson focus)

  • Times tables (tested every Friday)

How do I help my child with maths?

If your mum,dad,granny or hamster is confused with how you are taught maths - go to the following Youtube site to see Mr Vale-Smith explain some strategies!


or type in: Matt Vale-Smith (on Youtube)

Our topic this term is:


Ever wanted to be a fearless dragon trainer?

Have you got what it takes to tame a terrifying fire-breathing dragon?


This term we will explore the world of dragons where we will design and create our own unique beast!  


Our class will base much of our writing around the theme including descriptive, non-chronological reports, instructions and character description.


With the help of our class mascot - Boney Bob (a red dragon), we will become master writers!


What would you call your dragon?

Can you describe it?

What does it look, sound, smell and feel like?

How does it move?  What's its personality?

Can you write a simile?