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Henley Primary School

Our Classes

CLASS 1

Welcome to Class 1

Miss Way teaches in Class 1 with Mrs Harvey, Miss Young, and Mrs Dod assisting as class TAs throughout the week. Please do not hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any questions or queries.

We understand that children develop rapidly during the early years – physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially and we therefore plan a provision that extends their knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence.  We plan a relevant curriculum that ensures the early years’ experience builds on what children already know and can do, which encourages a positive attitude and disposition to learning.

Practical activities and learning through exploration and play is central to our approach and we provide opportunities for children to develop their learning through the provision we provide both in the classrooms and outdoors.

Please make sure your child has :

  • A spare set of clothes, including underwear, which remain in school.
  • Weather appropriate clothing for outdoor learning
  • The correct P.E. kit in school - it is a good idea for girls to wear short white socks instead of tights on P.E days.  Long hair will also need to be tied back and earrings removed.

PE is on a Tuesday and a Thursday.

Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled.

Your child needs their own named plastic water bottle to keep in class, which they can access and top up during the day. They may also wish to bring a healthy snack for morning break which they then eat at the beginning of play time.  The children are provided with a healthy snack in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 2

Welcome to Class 2

Mrs Gardner and Mrs Cattermole job share the teaching in Class 2 with Mrs Green as class TA five mornings a week. Please do not hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any questions or queries.

Your child needs their own named plastic water bottle to keep in class, which they can access and top up during the day. They may also wish to bring a healthy snack for morning break which they then eat at the beginning of play time.

Class News

A big welcome back to everybody for the Spring Term

In Literacy we will be looking at letter writing, Traditional Tales, list poems and instructions. We will also be doing diary writing about The Great Fire of London.

In Maths we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme of work, Multiplication and Division, Statistics and Understanding the properties of Shapes.

Our Science Topic is Animals including humans, understanding that animals have offspring, the basic needs for survival and the importance of exercise, food and hygiene.

In History we will be looking at People in the Past and and Time Travellers when we will focus on The Great Fire of London.

 

Trips/Visits
We don't have any trips planned at the moment. 

Class Information
We love to watch the birds outside Class 2’s window. They are very hungry and we would welcome any donations of bird food, seed, nuts etc

Homework
Please help your child to practise their weekly spellings and ensure the spellings book is in school on a Friday.

Times Tables
We will send home some mental maths to learn, consisting of basic year 2 number facts we would like the children to know off by heart. These will also be tested (sometimes just verbally) on a Friday.

Reading
Please listen to your child read as often as you can. Just ten minutes every night can really help your child to progress in their reading.

Independence
One of the important roles in Class 2 is to develop your child's independence of dressing and undressing themselves for PE. Encourage your child to practise getting dressed at home to help them to get dressed more quickly at school!

Autumn term timetable

Tuesday - PE with Mrs Sturmey
Tuesday - Outdoor learning with Mrs Sturmey
Thursday - PE with Mrs Sturmey

Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing for outdoor learning and the correct P.E. kit in school on these days - including short white socks for those girls who wear tights to school.  Long hair will also need to be tied back and earrings removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each year we try to 'hatch' new friends, either chicks or butterflies :

CLASS 3

Welcome to Class 3

Mrs Townshend teaches in Class 3 with Mrs Downey as class TA four days a week. Please do not hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any questions or queries.

Your child needs their own named plastic water bottle to keep in class, which they can access and top up during the day. They may also wish to bring a healthy snack for morning break which they then eat at the beginning of play time. 

Class News   

Welcome back to an exciting Spring Term!

Although we will be learning remotely, you will still get a lot of the same experiences as you would if we had all been together.Keep an eye on Google Classroom and remember to keep us all updated on the chat stream.

In English we will be using 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman and a short film called 'Dreamgiver' to inspire the children and develop their writing and reading skills. Non fiction writing will be about volcanoes and earthquakes.We will also be writing poems about volcanoes  

In Maths we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme of work and use Times Tables Rockstars to help with learning times tables. All children are required by the government to know their times tables up to 12x12 before they reach yr 5. We use a 'Rocket' system so that the children know which times tables they are learning next, please feel free to ask more about this system.

Our Geography/History topic this term is 'Active Planet' . We will be looking at how volcanoes are formed, where in the world they are and studying some famous ones. We will look at Pompeii and what happened there and then we will move onto studying earthquakes and find out what it would be like to live in an earthquake zone.

Our Science topics are 'Forces and Magnets' and 'Rocks'. We will be looking at how things move on different surfaces and investigating magnets and after half term we will be looking at different types of rocks and fossils.

 

Trips/Visits
We don't have any trips planned at the moment.          

Class information

Spellings -set on Google Classroom

Spellings will be given out and tested on Fridays. Each week the spellings will consist of 10 words which fit spelling patterns and extra words from the year 3/4 statutory words set by the government. Please ensure your child learns his/her words each week. 

Times Tables
We learn times tables in a certain order. (Please feel free to come in and see our times tables display.) Everyone will start with 2s in September and then move up through the chosen order until they reach 'The Moon'. Children will be tested each week and will move up or be re-tested. Please practise times tables as much as possible over the holidays - car journeys are the perfect time.Times Tables Rock stars is a new and exciting way to learn times tables. Your child has his/her own password.Please encourage your child to use it as much as possible.

Reading
Please listen to your child read as often as you can. Just ten minutes every night can really help your child to progress in their reading. (Even fluent readers may need help with difficult words.)

When you have listened to your child, please sign and date the pages read. Reading diaries will be checked weekly by Mrs Downey and a raffle ticket will be awarded if your child has read five times or more in a week.

Independence
One of the important roles in Class 3 is to develop your child's independence. Being ready for lessons with the appropriate equipment in their own pencil case is all part of this.

Spring term timetable
Tuesday - P.E. with Mrs Sturmey
Wednesday - P.E. with Mrs Sturmey
Wednesday - Computing with Mr Barlow
Wednesday - Outdoor learning with Mrs Sturmey Autumn first half - yr 3 Autumn second half - yr4

Please make sure your child has weather appropriate clothing for outdoor learning and the correct P.E. kit in school on these days - including short white socks for those girls who wear tights to school.  Long hair will also need to be tied back and earrings removed.

Please make sure your child has:
1. A book bag/ folder to protect school library books and reading diaries.
2. Sports kit
3. A pencil case with a selection of HB pencils for writing and drawing, a few coloured crayons, ruler, rubber, pencil sharpener etc. Please make sure that the pencil case is small enough to fit in your child's drawer in the classroom.
4. Wellies.

Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 4

Welcome to Class 4

Mr Roper teaches in Class 4 with Mrs Cable as class TA five days a week. Please do not hesitate to come and see us after school if you have any questions or queries.

Please make sure your child has :

P.E is on a Monday and a Wednesday.

Please make sure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled.

Your child needs their own named plastic water bottle to keep in class, which they can access and top up during the day. They may also wish to bring a healthy snack for morning break which they then eat at the beginning of play time.  

Trips/Visits
We don't have any trips planned at the moment. 

Class information 

Homework - set on Google Classroom
The children will be given homework each week that covers :

  • Times Tables
  • Spellings
  • A piece of Maths work
  • A piece of English work

Reading
We expect the children to read at least 5 times a week.  Please listen to your child read as often as you can. Just ten minutes every night can really help your child to progress in their reading. (Even fluent readers may need help with difficult words.)

When you have listened to your child, please sign and date the pages read. Reading diaries will be checked weekly by Mrs Cable.  Independent readers may complete the reading diary themselves.

Independence
One of the important roles in Class 4 is to develop your child's independence. Being ready for lessons with the appropriate equipment in their own pencil case is all part of this.

 

 

 

 

PE & Outdoor Learning

Click here for PE & Outdoor Learning Kit required for Physical Activity
 

PE Lessons

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Thursday Tuesday & Wednesday Monday & Wednesday

PE & outdoor learning resources

Ipswich Town PE with Bluey - If your children are keen footballers then they might enjoy a weekly PE session with the Club's mascot, Bluey.  The club are running a series of 10 minute PE sessions to engage with their young supporters and keep them fit and healthy whilst schools are closed. Please visit their website www.itfc.co.uk here, or view the sessions via YouTube or Facebook.

Keep Suffolk Moving - Supporting children that are learning at home isn’t easy, so SCC have produced an online resource to help you build exercise into your child's daily routine.  PE with Joe Wicks, Daily Mile at Home, BBC & Premier League Primary Super Movers, it's all here.  There is something for all ages.

 

 

SPRING TERM 2021

Welcome back!

Although PE will be different this term we have some lovely plans to keep you active. At school our subjects are gymnastics and ball skills, linked to either netball or basketball.  If you are at home there is a weekly PE timetable for you to follow, beginning next week.  I will be posting a link on Google Classrooms each Monday morning for you.

I am very much looking forward to you sharing your PE activities on Google Classrooms.  Please send in any photos and let me know in the chat how you are doing, especially if you have attempted something new.

Remember to stay safe and have fun!

Autumn term 2020

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are ball skills (link - football & tag rugby), hockey and dance.  

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are football, tag rugby and hockey during invasion games and dance. 

Henley School Strictly Dance Competition 2020

Although school is a little different this year we were determined to host the annual dance competition and the contestants didn't disappoint.  We grouped the competition into key stages and prizes were awarded to the winners.  Our judges, Len Goodmood, Shirley Balance, Bruno Decamp and Darcy Ballonne had a fabulous afternoon!

The Circus Came to Henley School!

Class 2 enjoyed experiencing lots of different circus skills as part of their topic work this term.

summer term 2020

Support For Parents To Keep Children Active At Home

Since the announcement that schools would be closing and children will be staying at home, we have been working so that we can continue to support you to keep your children active.

We are adding links and resources from Active Schools to support parents to promote physical activity as part of the children’s new daily routine. These can be found at http://www.activesuffolk.org/covidschoolsupport

We Have a Winner!
We are delighted to announce one of our pupils was chosen as a winner in this weeks Staying Active At Home Competition run by Westbourne Sports Games Partnership. There was over 70 photographs entered in the competition.  Anyone for tennis?!

 

spring term 2020

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will once again be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are gymnastics, basic ball skills (link - netball/basketball), badminton and skipping. 

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Through gymnastics they will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are basketball during invasion games, gymnastics, badminton and fencing (enrichment activity). 

Fencing
This term KS2 are learning fencing as an enrichment activity as part of Henley’s PE & Sport Programme. Laura from Premier Education is leading the sport.  This is great for Henley school pupils have had the opportunity to participate in fencing and as you can see from the photographs it looks great fun.

AUTUMN TERM 2019

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are ball skills (link - football & tag rugby), hockey and dance with Dance East.  

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are football, tag rugby and hockey during invasion games and drama with Dance East. 

Dance East Drama Project 
KS2 are working with Karen from Dance East on a drama project this term.  The focus of the lessons have been linked to the Class topics; Class 4 theme is Victorians and Class 3 is Aztecs. We are so excited to be working towards The Arts Award with Dance East.  This is a new incentive for Henley School. 

Intra-school House Tag Rugby Competition Winners

Dance East Project
KS2 have been working with Tom from Dance East on a project this term.  The focus of the lessons have been linked to the Class topics; Class 4 theme was World Wars and Forces and Class 3 was the Rainforest. Some of the lessons were taught in school and the final sessions were delivered via a computer link, with Tom appearing on screen. Class 4 were excited to perform their dance to the rest of the school at the end of term Strictly Dance Competition. 

Henley Strictly Dance Competition
Once again the annual dance competition was a huge success. Every child took part by competing in the first round and dancers were then chosen to compete in the final. The hall was filled with enthusiasm and fun as the judges took their roles very seriously. 

Summer term 2019

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will once again be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are athletics, striking and fielding skills (link - cricket/rounders) and tennis. The enrichment activity is archery.

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are cricket/rounders during striking and fielding games, athletics and tennis during net games. 

Chance To Shine Cricket
This term we are fortunate to have Ben, an experienced cricket coach from Chance To Shine visit the school to deliver quality cricket sessions. The organisation aims to to give all children the opportunity to play, learn and develop through cricket. Henley School has benefited from this coaching for several years both in KS1 and KS2. 

SPRING TERM 2019

PE Lessons
In PE this term children will once again be developing fundamental physical skills in many ways.  

KS1 will be developing fundamental movement skills and engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of challenging activities. They will be mastering basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. They will also participate in team games.  The subjects this term are gymnastics, basic ball skills (link - netball/basketball), badminton and skipping. 

KS2 will be applying and developing a broader range of skills learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will practise communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will be running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They will play competitive games and apply basic principles suitable for attaching and defending. Through gymnastics they will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Children will compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement. The subjects this term are basketball during invasion games, gymnastics, badminton and lacrosse (enrichment activity). 

Whole School Ski Centre Trip
We had lots of fun at the Ski Centre, trying out skiing on the dry ski slope, tobogganing, ringos and mini golf. 

Lacrosse
This term KS2 are learning lacrosse as an enrichment activity as part of Henley’s PE & Sport Programme. James from Premier Education is leading the sport.  It is the first time Henley school pupils have had the opportunity to participate in lacrosse and as you can see from the photographs it looks great fun. 

World Book Day Quidditch 
Being creative with our equipment and using our imaginations we entered the world of Harry Potter by playing quidditch. We had so much fun we decided to start a lunchtime quidditch club so we can continue to play. 

OUTDOOR LEARNING

Outdoor Learning 

We are learning many skills in this blindfold trust game. Can we keep all of our 3 lives when we are instructed around the cones?

A flood is coming!
Children had 2 minutes to get their whole group to safety (on the tyres). Everybody had to be on the tyres. They needed to work together and use their problem solving skills to complete the challenge. 

A flood is coming!
Children had 2 minutes to get their whole group to safety (on the tyres). Everybody had to be on the tyres. They needed to work together and use their problem solving skills to complete the challenge. 

 

PE & SPORT PREMIUM GRANT

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

As part of the government incentive for PE and Sport we are delighted to advise you that Henley Primary School has been awarded a grant in line with other primary schools which will be spread over the next two years.

We will use the grant to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach their full potential.

In order to achieve this we will be inviting specialist teachers to work alongside teachers in PE lessons to increase their subject knowledge, provide qualified coaches to take after-school clubs, develop links with schools and local community sports clubs, purchase special equipment and resources for early years and special needs pupils, provide transport for competition events and expert coaching for gifted and talented pupils.

For a breakdown of how the PE and Sport Premium has been spent at Henley Primary School and the impact seen on pupils' PE, physical activity and sport participation, along with attainment data for year 6 pupils recorded during swimming lessons is included here.

For further information on how much PE and sport premium funding schools receive and advice on how it should be spent, please visit the website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools.

Celebration of work & good behaviour awards

In school, we have set up a reward system which celebrates the effort, behaviour and resilience of children in school. These are given to children for using good manners, looking out for their friends, helping others, helping visitors etc. Children earn points which then in turn can be exchanged for prizes from the reward cabinet. Prizes have been donated by the Friends of Henley School and are updated regularly to keep up with trends and fads, maintaining the interest of the children.

The behaviour points are also added together for the house totals every half term, together with house points which are awarded for achievement and attainment in class. House points are awarded for academic achievement in school and at home for improvements to work quality, outstanding presentation etc.

As well as these reward systems, staff use sticker charts in class, celebrate with certificates and notes home and our Head Teacher certificates are awarded in assembly each week. Other certificates in school include Accelerated Reader and Maths timetables achievements.

We also have a WOW! Board in the school corridor which celebrates achievements beyond the immediate school environment. Children can bring in photographs of their activities and awards to share their successes at clubs outside of school. These have previously included karate competitions, scouting, ballet and dance shows, beekeeping experiences and music awards.

We really like to see what the children accomplish outside of school and share in their successes and achievements.