Lowsonford Class

Welcome to Lowsonford Class.  We are taught by Mr Upton (Mondays and Tuesdays) and Ms Houlihan (Wednesday - Friday) with support most days from Learning Support Assistants.

Ms Houlihan

Ms Houlihan

Mr Upton

Mr Upton

Hello and welcome to what promises to be an exciting final year at Ferncumbe. We hope you had a wonderful Summer - long may the sunshine continue!

In Lowsonford Class, we continue to encourage children to develop their independence, organisational skills and personal responsibility by allowing them to take on lots of extra roles such as supporting Reception Buddies, running School Council, managing school assemblies and carrying out a range of daily jobs which mean school runs smoothly. 

The children will also continue to work extremely hard in school, and as it is the last year before the big move to secondary education it is essential to keep absence to a minimum.

We have an exciting Autumn Term planned, including our residential trip to Marle Hall, visits to The Houses of Parliament and the theatre in October, and our topic theme - Corruption! In addition to all of this, year 6 will continue to take part in enrichment sessions on Thursdays, have French lessons with Mrs Brown, and be reading a high-quality, challenging novel called Trash by Andy Mulligan.

For more detail about our Autumn Curriculum please see below:

Autumn 2019 Curriculum

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Children in Lowsonford receive 2 pieces of homework each week which are expected to take about 30 minutes, though they can spend longer if they want! Every week, the children will be set online maths homework using Mathletics. This may be to practice something they have recently been taught, or to have a go at a new skill before a focused lesson. Please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot access Mathletics for any reason.

The other homework each week will alternate between grammar tasks and creative learning opportunities that cover further areas of the curriculum. The children have these tasks stuck into their home learning books and a copy is available below. Again, please speak with us as soon as possible if you have any questions about these tasks.

All homework is set on a Wednesday, and due in on the following Monday unless otherwise stated in home learning books.

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Recommended reading list

It’s important for children to read as much as possible; to enjoy reading; to want to share what they have read with someone else and to challenge themselves to read different authors from different periods of time. In this way the children will build a rich vocabulary and greater understanding of the techniques authors use in their work to be able to apply this in their own writing. Have a look at the document linked below for a list of recommended books for your child’s age group! 

And finally, please do ensure you are signed up to follow learning highlights from Lowsonford Class via our private class twitter feed... www.twitter.com/LowsonfordClass

We will be undertaking lots of practical activities this term – if you are available and would like to come in and help or if you have any skills you think you could share with us that relate to our learning this term please don’t hesitate to let us know...it would be greatly appreciated!

Ms Houlihan and Mr Upton