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IPC PROJECT FOR THE FIRST WEEK Brainwave - The art of learning

  • We will be finding out:
    • About different methods of teaching and how we like to learn

    • About some of the different areas of the brain

      How information gets into the brain

      How relaxation can help prepare us for learning

      How we can improve our memory

      How positive thinking can help us to succeed

      How we can support each other to achieve our goals

      How we can become more active global citizens

  • Children will also learn:
    • Know about some of the recent evidence and research into the brain and learning

      Know about some of the different areas of the brain and their function

      Understand the different ways that they can learn

      Understand how they can improve their learning and their attitudes to learning

      Understand the importance of cooperation and global awareness in their learning

  • important dates
    • Wednesday 6th September: Start of the new Academic year. KS1 & KS2 Children return to school
    • Tuesday 12th September: House Captains Hustings & Elections - Years 2-6
    • Thursday 20th September: Year 5 Parents into Class 8:45 – 9:15am
    • Wednesday 27th September: Heyday Film Company working with a group of Year 5 children
    • Tuesday 17th ​October: Individual and siblings photography session
    • Friday 20th October: End of Autumn 2 term 3:15pm finish
    • Monday 30th October: INSET day – only staff in today
    • Tuesday 31st October: Start of Autumn 2 term
    • Monday 13th – Friday 17th November: Anti-Bullying Week
    • Tuesday 14th November: Height and Weight Measurement for Year 6 class
    • Monday 4th  - Thursday 7th  December: End of Autumn Term Tests (Years 1-6)
    • Friday 8th December: GDF Christmas Fair
    • Monday 11th -  Thursday 14th  December: Teacher Assessments  (Years 1-6)
    • Friday 15th December: Clubs end  for Autumn 2
    • Monday 18th December: KS2 Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal – NO PARENTS
    • Tuesday 19th December: KS2 Christmas Show for Parents 2.00 – 2.30pm
    • Wednesday 20th December: End of Autumn term and start of Christmas Break SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.00pm today.
    • Wednesday 3rd  January: Beginning of Spring term- all children start back today. 

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Spelling Book Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday

Mathletics tasks should be completed by THURSDAY EACH WEEK when new tasks will be set

Dates for Project Homelearning: 

Project Homelearning will be sent out separately.


  • To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

Things to remember

P.E is on Wednesdays & Thursdays

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining

To avoid athletes foot and other fungal infections please ensure your child has a change of shoes for PE.

PE kit should be left in school for the whole half term and washed in the holidays. 

Instrumental lessons are on Thursdays

  • Please remember to have your instruments in school

Messages from the Staff

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

Please return any slips and letters promptly to help with organisation of activities and trips.

Remember to talk to your grown-ups about this weeks Big Writing Talk Homework.

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