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Cloverlea Primary School

Inspiring children to care, learn and achieve

Spring Term


Reading books will be changed twice a week. Reading for pleasure books will be sent home on a Monday and reading practice books on a Thursday. Please make sure that you sign and return your child's reading book. For further information, please see the 'Little Wandle' guidance at the start of our class page.



Homework will be set each Thursday via our ClassDojo. This will include spellings, new vocabulary and a practical Maths activity/game.

Spellings will be tested every Wednesday in school.



During the Spring Term, our PE days will be Tuesdays and Fridays. Please don't forget to come to school wearing your PE kits on those days. 



We will be exploring a variety of different genres.

Phonics - we will continue with daily 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds' lessons.


Maths - We use Maths No Problem following the National Curriculum enhancing this with active maths lessons. 


Art - This term we will be looking at developing drawing and printing skills, followed by creating natural sculptures and collages. 


D&T - This term we will be making simple puppets. We will then learn about fruit and vegetables before designing and making a fruit smoothie. 


Geography - We will be learning about the area local to our school and maps. We then explore and learn about the UK and continents.


History - We will be exploring how cars, buses, trains and bicycles have changed since our grandparents were little!


Computing - We will complete our work about algorithms, before moving onto programming Bee-Bots and then using digital imagery to create a miniature adventure story!


Religious Education - We will be learning about 'what makes some places sacred?' and then 'how and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?'


Music - Trafford Music services follow a fun scheme called 'Charanga.' 


French - Gulay (our French language assistant) will teach a fun introduction to learning French each Friday. 


Science - We will be learning about materials followed by plants. We also continue to explore seasonal changes.


Jigsaw - Our puzzles (topics) are 'Dreams and Goals' and 'Healthy Me'.


We have enjoyed reading the story ' The Day the Crayons Quit. We pretended to be the crayons and we wrote our own letters.



We have been learning about where we live. We started by looking at our own addresses. we used Street Map and Google Earth to explore the area around school. We then wrote letters home which we then posted. On our walk to the post box, we looked at the buildings and roads around school. Later, we drew a map of the way to the post-box.


We are enjoying being scientists learning about different materials. Each week, we have a new set of challenges to explore.


We are developing our programming skills by learning how to program a Bee-Bot. We even had to take turns at being a Bee-Bot and a programmer! It is great fun!

Design and Technology

We have been learning how to join different materials with Mrs Boden. We then designed and made our own Rainbow Fish puppets.