Tadley Community Primary School

Tadley Community Primary School

Summer Term 2022

Summer Term 2


Week seven:


Wow! What a year! Well done to all 3 classes for their fantastic summer projects. Turtle Class showed us the importance of friendship, Jellyfish Class made cakes and raised money for the local hospital and Swordfish Class' ice cream sale raised over £100 for the WWF. Well done to all of Year 3 & 4 for their brilliant attitude and dedication towards their goals.





Mrs Taplin, Mrs Walker, Miss Lowe, Mrs Izzo & Mrs Waugh



Week six:


Wow it's getting hot! Next week we will be taking extra care due to the extreme conditions...



Please remember to bring your water bottle to school each day! Put sun cream on before school and you can bring some with you in your bag. Wear PE kits, summer dresses, school shorts, sun hats etc.


This week we have been busy finishing bits off ready for the end of term. We have designed and created beautiful Tudor roses out of clay, worked on our class projects and watched the Year 6 show - SCHOOL OF ROCK!



Week five: 


In our English lessons we have worked hard this week to finish and edit our stories based on the book ‘LAST’. Our stories follow the format - animal of our choice in the wild, animal taken to captivity, animal released back into the wild. This unit has provided us with a lot of discussion and debate over where animals belong and has encouraged the children to use comparative and descriptive language.


We have continued to focus on MONEY this week in Maths and have practised giving change. Swordfish Class used real life examples to calculate selling items for a profit.

We have also explored place value and looked at some larger numbers ready for our transition to Year 4 and Year 5. 


In Year 4 you will need to recognise the place value of each digit in a 4 digit number.

In Year 5 you will need to read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000.


This week's homework encourages you to practise reading and writing some larger numbers ready for your Maths lessons in September. For example...



Two thousand, three hundred and forty seven.

2 thousands + 3 hundreds 4 tens + 7 ones



One hundred and fifty two thousand, three hundred and twelve


Have a look at this online place value game:



In our Science lessons, we have had lots of fun learning about conductors and insulators. We made our own circuits and investigated which materials would make the bulb light up. We also looked at why some of our circuits would not work and worked in teams to fix them.


For our Music unit, we got to make lots of noise! We used percussion instruments and ‘boomwhackers’ to copy and create some exciting tunes.




Week four:

This week in English we have been busy planning our own stories based on the book 'LAST'. We thought about the animal we would like to write about and considered how it might be feeling at different stages of its journey.


In Maths we have been going through some of the questions and areas of learning that we found tricky in last week's tests.

We then moved on to our new topic of MONEY!



Please make sure that you are able to name and order the British coins.

What notes do we have?


In our Science lessons we have been learning about electricity and circuits. First, we created mind maps demonstrating our prior knowledge. We then had a safety talk and identified potential hazards.


We thought about these key questions:

  • What is electricity?
  • What uses electricity?
  • What did people do before there was electricity?


In our second lesson it was time to get the equipment out and create our own circuits! This was lots of fun!!





hour   move   prove   half   money   improve


opposite  ordinary  particular  perhaps  popular  weight



Week three: This week we have been busy practising for Sports Day! On Tuesday, we had a run through on the field with Miss Mohain so we would all know which activities and races there are. We have been practising lots and are looking forward to competing.


On Sports Day we need to...

  • Wear our house coloured t-shirt to school (PAMBER, HEATH, GREEN, FOREST)
  • Wear black/navy shorts or jogging bottoms etc.
  • Wear suitable trainers
  • Bring a named water bottle to take around with you
  • Wear sun cream and bring a hat if it is hot





This week we read a special story about a little boy called Hondo. This week's homework is based on this lesson.


Hondo spends his school days longing for friends as he sits on a bench on the oval. When Mr Henryon provides him with an old, empty, blue suitcase to fill with items that are important to him, Hondo is uncertain of what to present to his class. Each day, Hondo learns a little bit more about his peers' heritage and strengths. Discover how Hondo finds the courage to finally open up to his classmates and feel like he belongs.




Week two: What a hot end to our second week back at school! Don't forget to bring your water bottle to school each day!




We would like to say a special WELL DONE to Year 4 for completing their Multiplication Tests this week 




Maths: This week in Maths we have been using our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes to sort and classify. We have been working on positional language (above, under, next to etc.), co-ordinates and calculating the area of regular shapes.


English: In our English lessons we have been focussing on writing setting descriptions based on the story ‘LAST’ by Nicola Davies. We have used adjectives, expanded noun phrases, similes and fronted adverbials to make our writing more interesting.





every, great, busy, pretty, beautiful, after


length, library, material, medicine, mention, minute, through



Week one: We have had a great start back at school for the final term of the school year. On Tuesday, Mrs Alsey held a whole school assembly on Be the Change you Want to See in your World and she asked each class to decide on a project to impact their world within school, locally or globally. On Wednesday we went to HCP...


What a lovely day we had at Hampton Court Palace on Wednesday!

We were so impressed with how well you behaved and the questions you asked and answered. Your Tudor dancing was fantastic too.


Well done everyone!




Reminder: INSET DAY Monday 6th June




whole, most, children, climb, many, clothes


increase   important   interest, island, knowledge, learn, thought


Summer Term 1   2022


Our new topic is...THE TERRIBLE TUDORS


We are very excited about our new topic - The Terrible Tudors.

We will be finding out about Henry VIII and his six wives.




During the time that the Tudor kings and queens reigned, a lot was happening in England.

People were discovering more about the world through exploration, the Church of England was founded, England got a good reputation for having a strong Navy, more people were able to go to school and learn lots of different things, and art and music became an important part of culture.


This website has lots of information about the Tudors that you can explore:

We hope you all have a lovely Half Term and

enjoy the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations!



Week four:


Maths: In Maths this week we have been practising our mental strategies for addition. We have also practised doubling, halving and using our number bonds to help us quickly add two numbers together.


English: This week we have been practising writing descriptions of different settings. We have used expanded noun phrases (e.g. tall, grey buildings) to describe a picture from ‘The Promise’ and have started planning our own setting descriptions.


Topic: This week we have been looking at portraits by the famous Tudor painter, Hans Holbein. We then had a go at drawing our own portraits of King Henry VIII.



here  there  where  love  pull  full


February  forward  fruit  grammar  group  guard  therefore


Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise the 8x table.



Week three:


This week we are very excited to announce our school trip to HAMPTON COURT PALACE. This will take place on Wednesday 8th June. Trip letters were sent home on Monday 9th May. Please ask if you have any questions about this trip.


We will have the opportunity to view the palace first hand, including the Tudor kitchen, King Henry VIII’s apartments, The Great Hall and the Chapel Royal. Each class will participate in an hour long hands-on workshop. They will examine historical sources and use these to learn more about the past. Visiting King Henry’s favourite summer residence will give the children an insight into his life and those around him. 



Maths: This week we have been practising our partitioning and working on mental calculation strategies. We have practised adding 9, 19, 29, 99, 199 etc. and thought about how we could do this easily in our head.


English: We started the week off with an independent story writing opportunity about Geoff and his exciting new job in the Heinz factory. We then continued with our work on ‘The Promise’ and had a go at writing our own setting descriptions.




put  are  were  was  you  by  my


experience  experiment  extreme  famous  favourite  surprise


Times table focus: This week we are practising the 8x table.


Week two:

We hope you all had a lovely long Bank Holiday weekend smiley


Maths: In our Maths lessons this week we have continued our work on division and then started linking this learning to fractions. We have practised shading and identifying fractions of shapes as well as looking at fractions that are equivalent (the same).


English: This week we have continued to explore the book ‘The Promise’. After listening to a piece of the text, we visualised the scene in our heads and had a go at drawing the setting. We also thought about advice we would give the girl in the story and justified the reasons for our opinions.



some  come  one  once  ask  school


Earth eight eighth enough exercise suppose 


Times table focus: This week we are continuing to practise the 7x table.


Week one:


We have had a lovely first week of the Summer Term ☀️


In our Topic lessons, we have been finding out about members of the Royal Family and the line of succession.


Maths: This week we have been practising our multiplication and division. We have looked at fact families, the relationship between multiplying and dividing and practised finding the inverse.


English: In our English lessons, we have been looking at the book The Promise by Nicola Davies. We have been looking at the setting (adjectives and similes to describe) and thinking about the character’s thoughts and feelings at different points in the story.





said  says  your  they  of  off


describe  different  difficult  disappear  early  strength



Times table focus: This week we are practising the 7x table.


Reminder: Monday 2nd May 2022 is a Bank Holiday so there is no school.