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Kempsey Primary School

To learn with respect and belief; to challenge, create and dream!

Weekly Letters

Friday 13th September 2019


The children’s first full week back has been a busy one in Sycamore with the children diving straight into some great curriculum content. They have been looking at the similarities and differences between playgrounds around the world. We have been using the poem ‘Playground’ by Berlie Doherty as a structure for some of our own work, with a clear focus on the quality and choice of language being used by the children. In PE they have been enjoying learning some traditional playground games. Please do look at the class pages for some amazing examples of the artwork produced using line and tone.


In maths this week we have continued to look at place value, specifically: rounding and estimating position on a number line. Next week we will we working with negative numbers and comparing amounts.


Next week we will be looking at continents and world oceans before looking in more detail at two locations and the reasons for their differences. In English we will be using a very emotive short film about inclusion on playgrounds as a stimulus for some narrative writing.


Homework this week is a maths rounding sheet and spellings.


Friday 6th September 2019


Welcome back to a brand new academic year! We hope you have had an enjoyable summer and are ready for the new term.


This week we have started place value in Maths and analysed year 5 and 6 grammatical devices in English. Next week marks the start of our whole school topic ‘Playground’. Visit the class web pages for updates and photos of what we get up to. PE this term will take place on a Thursday or Friday so please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days. In addition, Year 6 swimming also starts next week. Please ensure you have returned the consent slip and your child has googles and a swimming cap with them (if needed).


At KPS, we have a Food Bank which is available for all members of the community.  This was started last term and, already, many members of our community have benefited and we hope they will continue to do so.  However, the Food Bank is running low so at the start of this new academic year, we are asking for donations to re-stock this Bank.  Donations of the following items would be very gratefully received in school:  dried pasta, tinned food, soup, jams, cereal, squash, tea, coffee or hot chocolate, and household items such as cleaning products, toilet paper, toothpaste and soap.  If you can donate even just one item to this very worthy cause, we would be so very grateful.  Please send items in with your child.  Thank you in advance!

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