Suckley School

Happy, Aspirational and Ready for Life

Spring Term

Welcome back to school and happy new year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and you are ready for the exciting year ahead.


This term we are exploring Climate Change. Our key text will give us an insight into the impact of plastic pollution on our seas. This topic will also enable us to research areas such as climate zones, the water cycle, distribution of natural resources and living things and their habitats. Please see our topic web attached for more information.


Continued reminders:

· Reading: Children must have their reading record with them in school each day so that they can be filled in when we read with them. Every Monday, records will be checked and if children have read at least 4 times at home and this has been signed by a grown up, they will be rewarded with a golden ticket to be entered into the prize draw.

· Spellings: Spellings are sent to the children’s Spelling Shed accounts every Monday as well as printed in their spelling books. Please ensure your child practises their spellings independently at home ready for their spelling test every Monday.

· Forest School will commence again after half term as we allow the ground to recover over the winter months.

· PE will continue on a Monday morning. Please ensure children have the correct school kit.


Please don’t hesitate to contact myself of Mrs Butler if you have any queries.


Miss Weaver


We started off the term by completing a whole school project based on the story ‘Stanley’s Stick’. We have had many exciting whole class discussions where we have debated the deeper messages from the text. We have also shown our creativity and imagination by finding a use of a stick and creating our own illustrations inspired by Neal Layton. 

Science: Working as taxonomists to classify different species

Ballad poetry

In English, we have been exploring Song of the Dolphin Boy. At the start of the story is a ballad poem, inspired by the Scottish folktale: The Selkie Myth. We have begun our sequence of learning by exploring this folktale and investigating the specific ABCB rhyme scheme which makes the poem 'ballad'. Pictures show the children re-arranging the poem into the correct chronological order, thinking carefully about the rhyme scheme required. 

Here are our finished poems!

Debating: What does it mean if God is holy and loving?

Understanding and exploring databases in Computing

DT workshop at Dyson’s

African Drumming

World Book Day

Wrens reading to Year 6

Coronation Art

Making robots

Keyboard practising