Black Combe Junior School


Welcome toBlack Combe Junior School

Virtual Parents' Evening

Well, it certainly has been a unique start to the year (and end to the half term)! We have had a fantastic first few weeks in Phase 3/4 and as teachers, have thoroughly enjoyed everyday with the children. Our topic this half term was: 

The first project was the 'Worry Website'. This was a great way to explore all the worries we may have had coming back to school after so many months off. We explored self, learning how to learn again, relationships, the curriculum we missed, the school community and space (letting children know they could relax and take their time getting back into routines). The children identified worries and answered each others', resulting in the Worry Website page! Well done children!


The next big project was to create an autobiography game. This was a great way of combining their learning in lots of subjects! In Science, they discovered how circuits worked. In Writing, they explored how to write autobiographies and are currently writing instructions and in Design & Technology, they explored how to design and build their game (we look forward to playing and evaluating them when we return)!


In addition to these memorable experiences, children have also been working hard developing their knowledge of:

  • Place value, number bonds & addition and subtraction;
  • Reading with fluency and expression;
  • Spelling;
  • The UK and wider world and using maps and atlases, including Google Earth;
  • How timelines are used to record historical events;
  • How people create online profiles and how to stay safe;
  • Churches and their role in the community;
  • Musical techniques;
  • How emotion can be expressed using different artistic techniques, shapes and colours;
  • Physical skills such as throwing, catching and running.


I am sure you will agree, the children have had both a full and exciting first few weeks! 


For individual updates on your child's progress, each of us will message you directly on Class Dojo.


Many thanks,


Mr. Jackson, Mr Redhead and Mr Yates