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Old Dalby Church of EnglandPrimary School

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Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Hebrews 10:24

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Hello, 2024!

Welcome to Spring 1



Good to be back in school and starting our new topic: Dig!

Our new topic - Dig!- will take us up to half term..  We will be learning about the Domesday Book, a little about the Tudors and Groby Old Hall and writing about an archaeological dig.  We will also be taking a little look at Old Dalby links to those times.  Our science will be investigating evolution, natural selection and adaptation.  Our second chunk of English will see us writing our own 'Just So' stories, taking inspiration for the styling of Kipling.  Our foray into art is printing - cyanotypes and lino cuts!





Highlights for Spring 1 

Dates are, as always, subject to confirmation


Thursday, 18th January


Tuesdays until Easter



As usual: Fridays, 10.00 am - 10.45 am

Remember to take your guitar home after the lesson; please remember to bring it back in on a Friday morning!







Thursday, 18th January - Life Bus in school

Thursday, 18th January - Village Walk - linked to topic (art, history and geography)

Monday, 29th January - Thursday, 01st February - BikeAbility

Friday, 16th February - End of Spring 1




Melton Theatre

Round 1 - Thursday, 07th March

Grand Final

Thursday, 14th March


ALL Year 6 pupils are currently rehearsing for this show and are expected to perform on the 7th

and, if we make it through, at the final on the 14th.


Tickets available through Melton Theatre's box office!

Buy earlier!  They sell out quickly!!







    HOMEWORK:  Just the usual!


    Expectations generally are:


    • Reading - at least 3 times per week.  It doesn't have to be all night.  A minimum of 10 minutes will do it.  Reading comprehension cards are available to be taken home - one per week - and the swap with another child the following week. 
    • Times table rock stars - keep your practice up so your speeds increase.  It's amazing how much time you can gain to work out maths questions when your recall of number facts is speedy and accurate.
    • Spellings - no lists to learn at home; just rules/investigations/practising in class.  Be on the lookout when reading for words which match the rule of the fortnight, your own 'focus five' and practise them to boost your knowledge and understanding.
    • SATs Companion - work is set on SATs Companion for you each week for various topics.  Generally, it opens at 9.00 am on a Monday morning and closes at 6.00 pm on a Friday evening.  You can try the practice sessions on a wide range of topics within maths, English and science as well as the set tasks.  You are expected to complete each task set!  Practice will increase your accuracy, speed and, most importantly, your confidence!


    Here's to a great term of learning and activities

    Mrs Greaves & Mrs Fowkes