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Uranus Class

Welcome to Uranus class.

Teacher Mrs McNally.

Supported by Mrs Acton.


Reading: Please support your child by reading with him/her every evening for 15 minutes. Record their progress in the reading record book at least 3 times a week.

Spelling: Your child will bring home spellings every Friday. Please support your child with learning them in preparation for a test on the following Friday.

Literacy/Maths: Your child will bring home a homework folder every Friday containing work based on what has been learnt that week. Please ensure your child completes both pieces (with your support) and return the completed work on the following Wednesday.



Summer term: we are very lucky to have a gymnastics instructor this term to teach your child some skills. This will take place every Thursday. Please ensure your child has the following kit:


Black shorts

Plain white T-shirt or the school purple T-shirt



Summer term: Your child will swim every Tuesday. Please ensure your child has the following:



Swimming hat

Summer 2


We are working with the following texts this term:

The Lonely Beast (The Beast) by Judge, Chris Paperback Book The Cheap Fast Free      Pattan's Pumpkin: An Indian Flood StoryThe Magic Finger (Dahl Fiction)

RE - Judaism

PE - Gymnastics

Science - Growing plants

Topic - Famous artists


Traditional Tale Story boxes:)

Leeds Castle.

We all had an amazing time at Leeds castle. We explored and had great fun escaping from the maze. We also had a fabulous time acting out 'The Swan Princess' story.  


We all had fun dressing up as who we would like to be when we grow up.



This term we will be learning to quickly recall...


Multiples of 2, 5 and 10 (mixed) and 'anchor doubles':

 5+4      6+5       7+8      and       9+8 

Anchor doubles are taken from what we already know about double facts e.g.


"I know that double 9 = 18 so I know that 9 + 8 = 17 because 8 is one less than 9"


We will also be solving any 2 digit + 2 digit number by using partitioning or the column method...



               Partitioning                                                  Column Method

                                                                                             (carry tens underneath if needed)


...and solving any 2 digit - 2 digit number by bridging the gap or the column method...



                                   Bridging the gap                                         Column Method

          1. Children write both numbers either side of the

        empty number line. 2. First jump to the next multiple

    of ten. 3. Jump to the final number. 4. Find the total of the 

  two jumps to find the answer.


Autumn term 2 Home project was to create a castle or a dragon. Your children's creations were wonderful. 

Cursive Handwriting: How to Write the Alphabet

This is a cursive writing demonstration video showing how to write the letters of the alphabet in their precursive form, which will support your cursive (joined) handwriting. It models how to write the letters of the alphabet using pre-cursive script. Cursive handwriting is commonly taught in schools across the world.

Multiplication Tables

A great way to learn the multiplication tables is by singing them, so enjoy the following songs:

10 Times Tables | Kids Multiplication Song | Children Love to Sing

5 Times Tables Song - Numberjacks

Counting By Twos Song Video

3 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

The 4 Times Table Song (Multiplying by 4) | Silly School Songs

Learn how to multiply by 4 with this fun and catchy 4 times table song for kids. For more information and music, visit It's time to multiply by 4 It's time to multiply by 4 It's time to multiply by 4 "Well go ahead and do it, whatcha waitin' for?"