Welcome to Boost Group!

Children who attend our ‘Boost Group’ have been identified as needing an extra ‘boost’ with their learning.

Each morning, each child will work to develop their speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths skills.

Here you will find further information about what your child in Boost Group will be learning in other areas of the curriculum, along with other useful information.

Topic: Anglo Saxons and the Vikings

This term we will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings. We will learning about why they invaded and what kind of people they were.

Science: Materials

In the materials unit we will learn about solids, liquids and gases and investigate if a material can change its state.


We are hoping to have the opportunity to work with a local artist this half term! The children will work towards an Arts Award. Hopefully, we will have more information for you shortly.

PHSE: JIGSAW Relationships

Our school follows a scheme called Jigsaw and this term Boost group children will complete a unit called ‘Relationships’ which the children consider who they are as a person in terms of their characteristics and personal qualities. They will consider the positive and negative aspects of being online and the rights and responsibilities that they have when on line.


In RE the children will be visiting Ashton Mosque and will also be learning ‘What matters most to Christians and Humanist?

PE: Athletics

The children will have the sports coach working with them on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term, the children will be developing their knowledge and skills during athletics.

Please ensure your child has correct and full PE kit and that it is in school all week. PE days will possibly change to accommodate other activities taking place in school.


Music: Singing (also brass for year 3 children)

The children will learn songs about the Anglo Saxons.

Year 3 children will continue to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. Music lessons are every Monday. If your child would like to take their brass instrument home to practice, a deposit can be paid to the office allowing them to take it home.

Computing: Programming

This term children will continue to develop their skills in computer programming.

Forest School

Children in Boost Group will continue to have the fantastic opportunity to take part in Forest Schooling each Tuesday. We venture out in all sorts of weather conditions and therefore children should have waterproof and warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

Other Support

To help support each child’s individual needs, children may take part in other activities to support their needs. These may include Zones of Regulation, speech and language, motor skills, lego therapy, social skills, memory skills or support with specific life skills.

Home Reading:

We ask that you read with your child as often as possible and sign their reading record a minimum of twice weekly in line with school policy. We will check reading records and change reading books every Friday. We monitor reading, homework and PE kits as part of our Assertive Mentoring Scheme.


Homework will be issued each Friday and should be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in Assertive Mentoring. If it is handed it in on Thursday or Friday you will achieve YELLOW. If you don’t hand your homework in you will be RED for that week.


Other important information:

Please ensure your child’s name is clearly written in all your school uniform.

Children have a  login for Active Learn, Readingeggs, Spellingshed and Times Table Rockstars.. Each of these will help support your child’s learning and can be used at home. Please ask an adult if you lose or forget your login.



Parents & Carers are always very welcome to call in to discuss any aspect of their child’s learning, any other area of their school life or just to say ‘hello’.

If there is anything you need, or any help we can give you with anything, please let me know by either messaging on Google Classroom or speaking to us..

We are available after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting. If a matter is urgent, you can always speak to an adult in the morning.

Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Appleton-Jones

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