- About Us
Muddy Mayhem was a blast! It was lovely to see all children and parents enjoying Muddy Mayhem and having fun! Thank you to all who attended and made it the event that it was!
4L - Mia-Lilly Lambert
4G - Noah Ballan
Welcome back to the academic year 21-22. It has been lovely to have the children back and settled in ready for the new year ahead. We have lots of exciting things planned and are really looking forward to the year ahead. Please find some key information listed to get us started.
Topic - Romans Revolt
Our topic for this term is all about the Roman Empire and the impact they had on Britain. We kickstarted the topic with an information hunt on Friday afternoon to find out some key facts about the Romans. Our plan will be uploaded to the website and some ideas of activities to try at home in the phase newsletter coming out this week.
PE Kit will be needed on a Monday. This should consist of:
Black/navy shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms/skirt
Please ensure clothing is appropriate for PE sessions. Children should not be wearing fashion clothes such as crop tops/sequins/slogan t-shirts.
We would recommend that children bring a PE kit to school on a Monday and leave it for the week for any unexpected changes, then take it home for washing on a Friday.
This term's topics are invasive games and swimming. Children will also complete 'The Daily Mile', please ensure they have footwear appropriate to change into or wear.
Swimming will start on Tuesday 7th September and will run for the Autumn term up to Christmas weekly. Children will be required to have the following kit:
Swimming hat (they can be purchased from the pool £1.50)
Girls - full swimming costume (no bikinis)
Boys - appropriate swimming shorts (above the knee)
The national curriculum states that:
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. At Crook Primary school, our swimming curriculum is taught in Key Stage 2.
Pupils should be taught to:
? swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
? use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and
? perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
The above objectives are expected to be taught over the key stage which means that children at Crook Primary School will be working on these skills from now until they are in Year 6.
At this stage, with the omission of swimming lessons last year due to COVID, we appreciate that some children will feel nervous and may not have had private swimming lessons. We will do everything we can to make them feel safe and comfortable and will not be expecting them to have mastered these objectives just yet. We also appreciate that some children may not have been swimming before so it will be an achievement just going and getting in the pool. This is fine. We would however recommend that if possible you take children swimming as much as possible to get them used to the water.
Swimming will take place at Brandon Primary School swimming pool. Children will go weekly until Christmas on a Tuesday afternoon.
Children will be required to wear a swimming cap (£1.50 at the pool) and appropriate swimming clothes. This should be shorts or a costume. Swimming t-shirts can be worn, however cotton t-shirts are not permitted.
If you have any questions about swimming please feel free to contact me via the school office or the year 4 email address.
After-school clubs will start on Tuesday 14th September. A letter outlining which clubs will be available was sent out before we broke up in July and children have discussed the clubs since returning in September. On offer we have
- Badminton with Mrs Thompson
- Art with Miss Lee
- Band Camp with Miss Golightly
- Lifeskills with Mrs Bell
Children can sign up to one of our after school clubs for the half term. This is a great opportunity for the children to learn a range of new skills and have lots of fun. It finishes at 4pm and the children should be picked up from the field. Children cannot change clubs during the half term, but they will be given the opportunity to sign up to other clubs at the end of the half term.