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Welcome to the Summer Term

April 2022


Dear Parents and Carers,


It was lovely to welcome everyone back last week and see so many smiling faces. The children have settled in nicely and have been so quick to adapt to their new routine. It was great to hear how happy the children were feeling being back at school and seeing their friends.

This term we are focusing on the Ancient Greeks and how our lives have been mapped out today because of the inventions and discoveries of the Greeks. We will answer the who, when
and where questions of the Ancient Greek civilisation.

This terms focus is looking at children’s rights and responsibilities.  We will research, discuss and debate topical issues, identify why rules are needed in different situations and understand that there are human rights to protect everyone. We will explore rights and responsibilities at home, school, in our community
and in the environment.

Our focus this term is about the importance of a pilgrimage and how it is a sacred journey, undertaken for a spiritual purpose.

PE lessons this term will be on a Tuesday and Friday, please ensure your child has their PE kit at school.

Reading remains a high priority in our class so please continue to read with your child at home and sign their reading record. At Sigglesthorne we aim for children to read at least 4 times at home per week.

Your child will also continue to be sent spellings home each week for their weekly spelling test which takes place every Thursday. Please continue to support your child with practising their spellings at home.

Please also ensure that your child brings a water bottle with them to school every day. Due to toast being unavailable at the moment, the children are welcome to bring in their own healthy snack to eat at break time.

Thank you for your continued support throughout these unprecedented times and I look forward to the term ahead!

Kind regards,

Mrs Prosser


Please follow the link to the Knowledge Organiser for Mrs Prosser’s class – Knowledge Organiser – Ancient Greeks

If you are interested in learning more about how we plan and the national curriculum please follow the Useful links tab on the Teaching and Learning Tab.


Welcome Chester – our School Dog

From time to time Chester the Dog visits school to work with the children.  A full risk assessment has been completed which will be available on our website. Chester is nearly 2 years old, a labradoodle (hypoallergenic) and belongs to myself (Mrs Owens).

There has been extensive research about the many benefits that can be seen by having a school dog.   

  • Dogs teach children about responsibility – by children having to remember to feed and give water to the dog it can give them a sense of importance and satisfaction that they may not get from other responsibilities.  
  • Dogs teach children patience – they do not always do as they are told first time!  
  • Dogs teach children compassion – just like us dogs feel pain and emotion.  
  • Dogs teach children about socialisation – by the children learning how to interact with a dog they can better learn how to socialise with other children.  
  • Dogs are fun – they greet you with a wagging tail every day and put a smile on your face, even on a bad day. 
  • Please follow the link to the Risk Assessment for this activity:-  Risk Assessment – Dogs in School- Sigg

Please follow the link to the letter which was circulated to parents/carers:-  School Dog letter