14th January

Class News.

Years 5 and 6.  Upper juniors finished their guided reading books this week. Year 5 were reading ‘When the Mountains Roared’ and completed some fantastic book reviews. Year 6 were reading ‘The Light Jar’ and also wrote some great book reviews.  Next week they will start new texts, year 5 will read ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ and year 6 @Running on the Roof of the World’.

In maths the children have worked hard learning about thousandths this week.

They had a fun science session where they worked in teams to label the organs of the human body and then looked in detail at the heart and how it works.

Year 6 Star of the week: Rose for fantastic team work in science.

Year 5 Star of the week: Maisie for her amazing book review of her guided reading book.


Years 3 and 4 This week we have enjoyed finding out more about the features of a non-chronological report and about different nutrients in our food.  We have talked about having a balanced diet and what this means.  In Maths, we have started to work on expanded multiplication and division and the children have risen to the challenge, trying out new skills and showing resilience and persevere when they were not always successful first time.  Geography has allowed us to compare a physical and political map of Spain and England, looking at the different features and when we might need to use these different maps.

Year 4 Star of the week: Ted for being enthusiastic about reading and reading every night at home.

Year 3 Star of the week: Daniel for being enthusiastic about reading and reading every night at home.


Infants have had a brilliant week in school. Lots of children are trying really hard with home reading and they are getting their reading sticker on a Friday.  Well done! 

We have been exploring our local area on our Houses and Buildings walk. We have followed a simple map and noticed features of the local area. Reception children have posted a letter which should arrive soon! 

Reception have been collecting information in maths. They did a little survey to find out the colour of everyone’s door and made a bar chart to show their results. They have been exploring the composition of 6 by making their own number blocks and partitioning Bob the Builder’s bricks. They have been pretending to be a post worker and giving each other directional clues to post the letters to the three pigs houses, trying to avoid the big, bad wolf. 

Years 1 and 2 have been continuing to explore traditional tales. We have improved a version of the Three Little Pigs, sequenced events and performed a playscript version. This will help us with planning and writing our own version.  In Maths, we have explored the composition of teens numbers.  Year 2’s have been adding and taking away multiples of ten from two-digit numbers and using number bonds to ten to help with addition.  

Infant Star of the week: Macy for always trying her best and working on some number challenges to add and takeaway ten from two-digit numbers. 

Certificate: Eric for working hard on some number challenges to add and takeaway ten from two-digit numbers.

KS1 Multiskills.  All year 1 pupils will be going to Caton Primary School on Monday afternoon, 17th January, to take part in a Multiskills PE event with our cluster schools.  Full information sheets are coming home in their book bags today.


School Money.  Please can everyone have a check on their outstanding balances on SchoolMoney.

It would be good to keep the outstanding balances to a minimum.


Parent Governor Vacancies. There are currently vacancies for parents to join the School Governing Body.  The school governors have oversight of the school, and work as a team to support the head and staff.  There is a meeting each term, at 6pm on a Tuesday in the second part of term.  Each governor is also assigned to a committee, either Staffing and Finance, Curriculum and Communications or Fabric, Health and Safety, these committees also hold termly meetings.  If you would like to know more please talk to any of the parents who are currently governors or come and talk to Mr Stafford-Roberts.  If you would like to offer to be a school governor, please email bursar@hornby.lancs.sch.uk expressing your interest by Monday 24th January.  If there are several applicants there maybe a need for a confidential ballot.


PTA News.  We have booked a Bags 2 School collection for Wednesday 19th January.  So, if you are having a clear out and have any good quality clothes, shoes, bags or cuddly toys, this is a great way to recycle them and raise funds for school.  Extra bags are available from the school entrance, otherwise just use bin bags, please remember that clothes must be in good, re-sellable condition.  Bags can be left in school entrance from Monday morning.




Dates this half-term: –

Monday 17th Jan – Year 1 & 2 Multi-Skills at Caton Primary

Wednesday 19th Jan – Bag2School Collection

Thursday 20th Jan – Swimming continues for years 3,4 & 5

Tuesday 1st Feb – Cluster Football Tournament at Arkholme

Monday 7th Feb – Junior Spanish Day

Tuesday 8th Feb – Life Education Visit

Friday 11th Feb – Break Up at 3:30pm for Half-term

Monday 21st Feb – Return to School for 2nd Half of Spring Term