St Andrew's Primary School

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Culm Team

Class Information - Starlings, Hen Harriers, Kingfishers and Eagles   

Culm Team Staff

Miss Steele - KS2 Lead

Miss Brand – Class Teacher in Hen Harriers

Miss Mothersele – Class Teacher in Kingfishers

Mrs Partridge - Class Teacher in Eagles

Miss Robbins - Class Teacher in Starlings

Mrs Souch - Class Teacher in Starlings


Mrs Finch- Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Miss Cox - Higher Level Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Raybould – Teaching Assistant

Miss Webber  - Teaching Assistant


If you wish to pass on any messages or have a chat about your child’s progress, the teachers are available from 3.30pm every day. 

If you have a message in the morning, please do this by phoning the office and the message will be passed on.  

PE kit will be needed in school every day.  It is best to leave this in school. It will be sent home to be washed at the end of each half term. As well as indoor PE, we will also be doing PE outside, so please make sure that your child has suitable clothing for cold, wet weather, i.e. trainers, tracksuit bottoms as well.

Please continue to look out for the ‘Friday Contact’ newsletter for any other information about what is happening in school, especially the Key Dates.

Further information will follow about class meetings, Express and Christmas events

We appreciate all your support in your child’s education. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss anything.



Reading: It is expected that children will bring home their accelerated reader book from school and read this on a daily basis. At school, they will then take a quiz on their book, so it would be beneficial to your child/children if you could ask them questions about what they have read in order to support their understanding of the book.

Mathematics: It is expected that children will practise their mental recall of multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 on a daily basis at home using the Times Tables Rockstars, as well as practising their current Rainbow Maths targets. It would also be beneficial to your child to work on telling the time at home. 

Spellings: Children will be sent home with a list of spellings each week that will need to be learnt ready for a test the following week. Children will also bring home their Rainbow Spellings grid each half term. These words need to be practised regularly and children will be re-tested each half term, or before this if they are ready to move on. If this is the case, please could either you or your child inform the teacher that they are ready to be tested.

Topic Work:Children have been given a copy of the topic menu which they may choose to complete. These activities are intended to provide the opportunity for you and your child to learn together and extend knowledge in the topic area. There will be no written feedback for this work; however, children are encouraged upload their learning to Tapestry to share with their teacher and the class.The children’s learning will be rewarded with lots of praise and house points and be displayed! We really want the children to feel proud of their learning achieved outside the classroom.

Information for Parents - Autumn 2020

This term in Literacy we will be using looking at fiction and non-fiction aspects of writing, including a character description based on the text ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ and instruction writing. Within these units we will be focusing on punctuation, spelling, text structure and dialogue.

In Mathematics, children in Culm will be focusing on place value, fractions, decimals, percentages and aspects of shape and measure. They will continue to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills through a range of activities and will use a range of practical equipment to explore and investigate numbers and the number system. There will also be a focus on quick mental recall of number facts and multiplication facts. 

This term we will continue to use the Building Learning Powers vocabulary to help the children talk about their learning, in line with the school's behaviour policy.  Children will be rewarded with plenty of house points, R star awards and golden pupil certificates if they show these learning behaviours exceptionally well. Please refer to the separate leaflet for a reminder of the 5 Rs.


The topic for this half term is…

 World War 2 

During this topic unit Year 5 and 6 will be learning what it means to be a historian, including the significance of chronology and timelines. They will be using a range of sources to find out about how the lives of children in Britain were affected by the war, including home life, school life, hobbies, the impact of the Blitz and evacuation. They will also learn about the influence of WW2 propaganda on civilians and be able to find the countries involved in the war using their geography knowledge and map skills. Alongside this, children will developing their skills in sewing as well as working on some war inspired artwork.