Welcome to Fireflies Class

Welcome back!!

I hope you have had a wonderful Easter and ready to work hard during the Summer Term.  Our topic that we will be focusing on this half term is ‘Ancient Egyptians’ -. A topic map for this half term is available at the bottom of this page.

Below is a reminder about our expectations, that we expect from our children at home on a weekly basis:

Weekly spelling and times table tests- tested weekly on a Monday.

Weekly home learning activity- handed in and checked on a Monday.  Choose an activity from the dojo grid at the front of your Home Learning book.

Reading regularly and recording in their Reading journals- SIGNED by a parent once a week. The school will check twice a week to ensure children are reading frequently. Rewards will be available to children who read on a regular basis.



REMINDER ABOUT SNACKS FOR BREAKTIME- I have become aware of a number of children that do not have a snack for playtime. It is a long time from breakfast until lunch and some children are getting hungry, which in turn affects their learning. Please ensure your child has a healthy snack to keep them going through the day.

PE- First for Sport coaches will continue to deliver PE sessions on a Friday afternoon. An additional PE lesson will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. PLEASE ensure your child comes to school with the correct PE kit otherwise they will not be able to take part.

ART- On a Wednesday morning, we are lucky enough to have an artist coming into school to teach Fireflies class. Please can your children bring in an old t-shirt to wear whilst taking place in arty activities. Also, please label with your child’s name.

Yr. 6 SATs Assessment Preparation- It is that time of year again. We have 4 weeks until SATs (w/c 14th May). Therefore, I will be sending some additional practice papers home on a Monday for your child to complete by the following Monday. We will then go through the papers together and work on what is needed. On Tuesday, I’m offering some additional support for Year 6 pupils after school from 3.30pm-4.30pm where we can go through some questions together.


Keep an eye on the school’s website as it is updated frequently. There is a specific page for our class (Fireflies Class) and I will update this regularly with news and photographs.

Finally, if you would like to speak with me, please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Mr .Marks, Mrs Chalmers and Mrs. Underwood

Our Celtic Knots

During topic, we created our own ‘Celtic knots’ with Mrs. Bird. We had to cut different colour paper into different shapes. We made some cut outs with cardboard to make it easier. Then, we draw around the shape and cut them out. We had to have good cutting skills to do it. Once we cut out our shapes; we stuck them down on a black A3 piece of sugar paper to make the colour stand out.

When we had finished, we cut and stuck the first letter of our name so it represents our work. Then we took a picture of all of us to show you what we have done.

Written by Caleb and Oli (Yr. 5)

Firework Art

Fireflies used different techniques to created their own firework display.

Here is our topic web for this half term:                                                                    Here is this half term's weekly homework: