Churchill CofE Primary School

Churchill CofE Primary School

Term 4

EdShed Spelling

Please find your child's username and password in the back of the yellow reading record book.

The spellings for your child are set specifically for him/her. Paper copies of the words to learn for the week will still be sent home in the weekly homework folder.

Please come in and see us if you have any problems.


Spellings for the Easter Holiday

To work on Year 1/Year 2 common exception words.


Our topic for Term 4 is


This is a History based topic which follows on from our Geography learning about continents and oceans last term.

We will be looking at 3 different explorers from different eras and we will compare the similarities and differences between their expeditions.

In English we will be using the text 'The Great Explorer' by Chris Judge as the basis for innovating our own adventure stories.

A DISCO is the next class reading treat


The children have voted for a disco as a reward for achieving 500 reading points.

Date- Friday 8th April

Time- afternoon

Your child may like to bring 'party' clothes in a named bag and change into them after lunch.


In the morning, school uniform needs to be worn as usual.




We have been learning how to represent texture by making different marks. We used a pencil to practise and experiment creating different effects.

We then used our new knowledge to create imaginative doodles. Shapes and lines were chosen and used within part of our drawings. Look how well we have used different textures within our work.

Easter Card Challenge

Our challenge was to create a card with an Easter theme and a moving part. We had one hour to achieve our goal and we were all successful. Every card was different and unique.


Science - microhabitats

In Science today we looked at microhabitats in school and what we might find living in these. We talked about how minibeasts also need habitats that offer food, water and shelter.

We have been learning to tell the time to 5 minutes. Using 3 cubes and a baseboard we made and read the correct time. We really enjoyed this challenge.

Sixth 500 Reading Points Achieved


On Monday 21st March, we achieved our sixth 500 points for reading regularly at home. As a reward for their achievement, the children will be voting for their next special treat.


Well done everyone! Keep up with your regular reading.

Our Garden Plot


We are keeping a careful eye on how our bulbs are growing. It is always very exciting when we spot the changes and some of us have even been checking on our bulbs during lunchtimes!

Making the most of the sunny weather, we sat in the Secret Garden to have circle time check in and our Flat Stanley class story. 

Using our mark making and creativity skills to make special cards.

Our maths learning



We have been learning to read and tell the time on an analogue clock face- o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.

There is lots of information to know and understand like.........

the 'long' hand is known as the minute hand, and the 'short' hand is known as the hour hand. 


Tops marks maths has some interactive games that we have been using to reinforce our learning about time.

Free Maths Games about Measuring Weights, Length and Telling the Time (

Our Garden Plot


On Monday, we took advantage of the lovely weather and had a walk around the secret garden to see if the bulbs had started growing in our two garden plots.


We had a nice surprise! Some bulbs had made a good start and we could also see that some daffodils were ready to bloom in the next few days. Others were still yet to poke through the surface of the soil.


We also talked about the conditions that bulbs need in order to grow into healthy plants.

Our Art unit for this term is drawing

We have been experimenting with mark making using different tools or mark makers (paintbrush, cardboard, cotton bud) Using black paint, we have created some amazing effects. See if you agree. 

We have used vocabulary like.......

mark maker, thick, thin, long, short, straight, curved, dark, light, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, zig zag, cross hatching, dashes, dotted lines.

Thursday 3rd March 2022

marks the

25th anniversary 


World Book Day


To mark this special occasion on 3rd March, we would like to encourage the children to come into school dressed as one of their favourite book characters.


We would also like the children to take part in a book swap, where they bring a book from home that they have enjoyed reading or no longer read and think that their classmates would enjoy. The children would then have an opportunity to swap their book for another one that interests them. Please find books at home to use for the book swap, ensuring that they are age appropriate for your child. Books can be brought into classes from Tuesday 1st March as the swap will take place later in the week.


The National Literacy Trust website is packed full of resources and fantastic ideas to inspire and encourage reading for pleasure.

World Book Day: 2022 date and ideas for activities | National Literacy Trust

What an amazing range of costumes!

Here are a few photos of some of our World Book Day activities.