Applications for a Reception (2020) place at our school are now open on the Cheshire West and Chester website – Closing date 15th January 2020! Please contact the school office if you would like to come visit the school 01244 259680

Team 5 2019 - 2020

Mr Thomas

Mr Thomas

Team Teacher

Mrs Butters

Mrs Butters

Mrs Lewis

Mrs Lewis

Our current theme is: 

Brave New Worlds 

Part Two: The Anglo Saxons

Religion, language, archaeological sites and artefacts, as well the everyday lives of the lowliest churl  to the mightiest thane, will form the basis for our learning in this History theme.  We will begin by recapping the Roman occupation of Britain and discuss how their subsequent abandonment of our shores to defend Rome contributed to the invasions of the different tribes of the Anglo Saxons.  We will evaluate the different sources of historical evidence that will help us to answer our whole class question:  Who were the Anglo Saxons (and how do we know)?  

In Maths, we will continue with Addition and Subtraction and Perimeter and Area before moving onto Multiplication and Division, focusing on different mental strategies before moving onto more formal, written methods.  Our Science learning will see us learning about different tyoes of forces and simple machines, leading to us designing our own Rube Goldberg machines.  

In Geography, we will continue to develop our mapping and atlas reading skills, recapping core knowledge from this and previous years.   In Computing, we will practice our programming skills as we use the program Scratch to make and test algorithms.  Our PE lessons will concentrate on developing our ball skills such as dribbling, bouncing and kicking and develop our tactical awareness and how to use this in competitive games.  We will also be enjoying our swimming lessons each week.   

In French, we will continue building our French grammar and vocabulary, beginning with items of clothing and moving onto the days of the week and basic prepositions.   We will learn the song Make You Feel My Love by Adele in our Music lessons.  Islam will be our next RE focus this year, focusing on the core beliefs and practices of Muslim communities.  


8:40 Door open for morning challenges
8:50 Register
9:00 Morning Mental Maths challenges
9:15 English - whole class Guided Reading
9:50 Snack break
10:00 English - SPaG and writing
11:00 Morning break
11:15 Maths
12:15 Lunchtime
12:55 Register
13:00 Afternoon learning (History, Geography, Art, Music, DT, PE and Science)
15:15 Home time


Please note: ensure children are wearing sensible school shoes at all times as the Daily Mile will occur whenever possible.

Please note: PE for this term is on Wednesdays. To ensure your child can take a full and active part in these lessons, please make sure they have a full kit of t-shirt, shorts and trainers or pumps in school, especially if after school clubs are attended.  Swimming lessons will be on a Thursday; please ensure your child brings their swimming costume, a towel and goggles if required.  

Please note: Home Learning challenges have been set.  They can be found in the link on this page.  

Don't forget to practise the spellings and times tables listed in your home learning!

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Contact the School

Horn's Mill Primary School

If you are a member of the community or parent with any questions, you can contact our headteacher Mrs Wyatt on

Denbigh Close

Tel: 01244 259680