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The children in Cygnus really enjoyed taking part in the Skipping competition yesterday. They were so well-behaved and were a pleasure to take to the event. We were very proud of them and were amazed with how much enthusiasm energy they put into all the different skipping events. They were a credit to our school.

Leo and Asher achieved a bronze certificate for face to face pairs – so big congratulations to them.

We will be putting photographs of the festival on the website so you can see the children performing all the different skipping skills. 

Year 2 created collages using natural items found outside to label the parts of plants,

SATs Information

Cygnus Summer Term 2019


Cygnus Staff

Miss J.A. Oddy ~ Class Teacher

Mrs K Goddard ~ Class Teacher

Mrs K. Cartwright ~ Tuesday p.m.

Miss Fallon ~ Learning Support Assistant

Miss Briggs  ~ Learning Support Assistant


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Literacy ~ Narrative writing ~ Traditional tales with a twist.

Poetry ~ enjoyment and choice.

SPaG ~  spellings

Punctuation ~ Capital letters, full stops, commas, question marks, apostrophes, and exclamation marks.

Grammar ~ nouns and noun phrases, verbs, adverbs, suffixes and adjectives.

Handwriting ~ The children will spend time presenting their work in a neat, legible cursive style.

Numeracy ~ Revising what we have covered so far and covering topics on fractions, time, shape, space and measures.

Science ~ Exploring the conditions needed for growing seeds.

Investigating forces.  Conservation.

History ~ Great Fire of London


Physical Education ~ The children will be taking part in a skipping competition this term.


Music ~ Perform simple accompaniments/ singing



Please ensure PE kits, pumps and trainers are in school every week and also that the children’s uniform is named.


Homework will be set on Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday.

Until the SATs, this will include some practice papers. In addition, please continue to practice reading with the bugclub books and times tables with TT rockstars.


                                        Class volunteers


Mr T. Waites ~ Thursday (Reading)

Mr Lidgard ~ Friday (Reading)


             Sport and Physical Education

In Key Stage One we expect all the children to be in the correct P.E kit.

This consists of:

OUTDOOR ~ Tracksuit (blue), team polo shirt and trainers (essential).

INDOOR ~ shorts (blue), team polo shirt and trainers for this term as the children need to be in these for skipping.


Cygnus’s P.E lessons are on Monday  and Friday afternoons. However, for part of this term some of these lessons will change to Thursdays as we will have a PE coach.

Please ensure PE kits, pumps and trainers are in school every week and also that the children’s uniform is named.


                      Water bottles

All the children need a water bottle, as they need regular drinks during P.E lessons and in class, too. Please could you make sure your child’s bottle is labelled. The children need to take their bottles home every day.               



We hope you have found all this information helpful. Please feel free to come and see a member of Cygnus staff if you have any questions or worries.


We are looking forward to continuing to work with you this term.

Year 2 staff









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Class volunteers


Mr T. Waites ~ Thursday (Reading)

Mr J. Lidgard ~ Friday (Reading)

Mrs H. Racster ~ Monday (Reading)

* We would love to have more volunteers, especially to support the children with their reading, spelling and maths skills. Please come and ask if you are able to help!



                                         Cygnus’s motto is:


           ‘Work hard, be kind to your friends and enjoy learning’





Just to keep you updated, the way we teach spellings has changed. We will now teach the children a new spelling rule each week and send these home with the children. This is a whole school approach as we have recently purchased a new spelling scheme. Therefore we won’t be having a traditional spelling test each week as we want to encourage the children to use the spellings in their writing as much as possible. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Kind Regards,

Cygnus Staff