Facebook launch

Image result for facebook logoFurther to our communication regards setting up a school Facebook page, we are pleased to announce that we have now gone live.

If you search for Coton in the Elms CofE Primary, you should find us.  Please click on the links to follow and/or like the posts as this will be used as an additional communication tool with parents.

Thank you

Spring 2018 Learning Overview

English – biographies, legends, writing reviews, instructions, retrieving information from texts and summarising what has been read.

Maths  – Decimals, Percentages, Measurement, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry and Statistics

Science – Evolution and Inheritance, Scientists and Inventors

Geography – North America.

History – Native Americans

Art/DT – Wigwams and Totem Poles, Bead work and Clay

RE – What can we learn from the Jewish way of life?

PE – Handball and Tennis

Music – Exploring lyrics and melody, exploring rhythm and pulse


Calling all musicians

On 18th December we will be holding a music concert in school, where children can get a change to showcase their musical talents.  If your child wishes to play their instrument in the concert, can they please let Mr Smith know by Friday 8th December, what musical pieces they would like to play so we can establish the running order.

Thank you

Coffee, cake and a catch-up for Macmillan

This Friday, we will once again be hosting a coffee morning in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.  The coffee morning will start at 9am through to 10am, so once you’ve waved goodbye to your child(ren) on the yard, pop in to school via the reception entrance and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea and cake for this worthwhile cause.

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Last year we raised an amazing £173 and we would hope to raise a substantial amount again this year with your help.

We look forward to seeing you there – thank you for your support.

Welcome to the Wise Owls Webpage




We are the Wise Owls and are a class of Year 6 children.  We have 19 pupils in our class and each one of us is very keen to work hard and be the best we can be.  Our teacher is Mrs Weston and our teaching assistant is Mrs Brace, and together they work very hard to help us reach our full potential.

Our PE lessons are on Wednesdays and alternate Thursdays.

We expect the Home Learning Log to be completed and handed in every Monday.

Alongside this we have spellings to learn for every Tuesday and times tables to learn for every Monday.

If we ever need any help with our homework then we can always ask Mrs Weston or Mrs Brace back at school.

We have lots to look forward to this year and reading the following pages will help you to discover more about what we are learning.

Welcome to the Funky Foxes

Welcome to the Funky Foxes! We are a Year 5 class of 16 children! We are taught by Mrs Dyke and are aiming to have lots of fun whilst learning ‘big’ numbers and technical grammar terminology. We are also taught by Mrs Challinor and Mrs Thorne who teach us ICT and French.

We  have great fun and always work hard to achieve our goals of perseverance, excellence, awe and wonder, compassion and enjoyment.

In the mornings we usually have English and Maths lessons alongside spelling, grammar, handwriting and arithmetic sessions.

In the afternoons we will usually have PE, Science, topic, RE, music and art or design technology.

In PE we are learning hockey skills and dance routines and our PE lessons are on a Tuesday and Thursday.

We have our spelling test on a Tuesday and our times tables Grand Prix on a Monday.

In science we are learning how different types of plants and animals reproduce, linking this to life cycles.

Topic is all about the ancient Egyptians and we will use what we learn, to write in different genres, in some of our English lessons too.

Art is also linking to the Egyptians as we will be looking at Egyptian portraits.


Learning Overview

Year 5

English: recount, non-chronological report, narrative, poetry, explanation, discussion

Grammar and punctuation: modal verb, relative pronoun, relative clause, parenthesis, bracket, dash, cohesion, ambiguity

Maths: to become fluent in place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, measurement, geometry and statistics. to be able to reason mathematically and solve problems using all of the above.

Science: Living things and their habitats, animals including humans

History: the Egyptians

RE: What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Art: sculpture and drawing

DT: structures

Learning with Clay

The Eager Elms were lucky enough today to have some Art teachers from Pingle teach them how to work with clay and produce a decorative tile. DSCN1342DSCN1345DSCN1364DSCN1370DSCN1367DSCN1373The children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the results were great!