Front Row: Mr. Hanson, Miss Derbyshire, Mr. Oviawe. Back Row: Mrs. Thatcher, Mr. Boon, Mrs.Hibbitt, Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Hogg, Mrs. Gibbs & Mrs. Perry


3D – Miss Derbyshire

3H – Mr Hanson

30 – Mr Oviawe

We are now fully back into the swing of things after our Easter break and enjoying being back to our learning.

This term our project is ‘What makes Britain great?’ and will take us right through until the end of the year. This is the second time that the children have concentrated on one project for so long! Lucky for us, it’s a good one.

Our learning will focus on how Britain has changed through the ages. We will be looking at geographical Britain as well as the historical side of it. The children will get the chance to learn about a wide variety of things from the Royal Family to how Britain’s industry has developed over the last century.

Our trip to London at the end of term 5 will give the children a fantastic opportunity to see what the capital of Great Britain is like.

For up-to-date information keep a look out for signs on 3D’s door, letters and updates on our school Facebook page.

Rights Respecting Schools

West Town Lane Academy is a Rights Respecting School. This means that all of the children are made aware of their rights as outlined by the UN convention. It is important that they understand that these are what they are ALL entitled to have and no-one can take these away from them. Every class has a charter outlining some of these rights. They look great so keep an eye out as you are around the classrooms.

General Information

Every day, the children will have an English and Maths lesson as a whole class. Afternoons will be filled with foundation subjects, all set within the context of our current project.

The children now change their own reading book in the school library. We will take them down once a week but the children can change their books more frequently if needed. Now that their books are longer we encourage children to not rush through them and even try re-reading a book before changing it. They should be able to recall the story’s events, describe the characters and identify language patterns such as rhyming in the book they are reading. Please try to listen to your child read regularly – this can even be for only 10 minutes. If they read to themselves, help their learning by asking them questions about what they have read.

The best time to speak to your class teacher is at the end of the day, after all the children have left. Occasionally due to meetings this will not be possible. However, we will always be happy to arrange an alternative time to talk to you.

Coming up…




Swimming – Every Monday until the end of term 5

London trip – Thursday 25th May

Class Photos – Thursday 18th May

End of term – Friday 26th May