This week in Stiperstones 📚

This week the children have been very working hard, producing some excellent work.

They’ve been working hard in maths, focusing on their place value, rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100,1000 and 10,000. The children have also been busy making numbers up to 1 million and comparing them.

In English, we stated our new unit of work, which is a narrative about a monkey in space. The children have really enjoyed writing character descriptions of the monkey. Some excellent writing has been produced. I’ve been very impressed.

I’ve also been impressed with how engaged the children have been with our topic, they had great fun producing detailed posters about space.

On Tuesday, there was an incident on the school field. An object resembling a space rocket, had crashed. 🚀

The children had great fun examining the crash site. We took pictures of the rocket and used them in our art lesson. The children were asked to produce detailed sketches. We have some very talented artists in Stiperstones.

Our star of the week last week, for making an excellent start to Holy Trinity was Mia Sorour.
Our star of the week this week, for adapting a fantastic attitude towards her learning and making an excellent start in Y6- is Ella Comley.

Well done girls- keep up the fantastic work.

This week all children were given their log in details for, Mathletics, Read Theory, Times Table Rockstars and accelerated reader. It would be fantastic if the children could access these websites at home.

It has been another busy, productive and fun week in Stiperstones. I’m looking forward to achieving the same next week.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe weekend.

Miss Scoltock

Home Reading Books

In order to reduce shared resources between home and school, we are changing the way in which we organise our home reading. We will be sending an appropriate reading book home with your child on a Friday along with their Reading Diary, we will not comment directly in the Reading Diaries but will check your comments and contributions. Their books will be changed on the following Friday.

Children will read at school on a regular basis and we will keep our own detailed records. Feedback on the progress your child is making and any support you may be able to offer will be communicated to you via your child’s class email. Likewise, we would encourage you to communicate with your child’s class teacher via the class email.

Younger pupils will be able to access additional reading books using our Bug Club online reading resource and complete a wide range of reading based games and activities. Their class teacher is able to see their progress. Should you have any difficulties accessing this resource please contact your child’s class teacher. We appreciate your continued support.

Welcome back Stiperstones

We have had an amazing start to the new term in Stiperstones. Mrs Taylor and I have been impressed with the children’s attitudes to work, behaviour and their ability to adapt to the new school day.

We have started our new topic ‘Stargazers’ and have carried out a lot of research about Earth and Space. This week we have began to look at the famous anthomania, Galileo Galilei.

In English and PSHE- we have been studying the book- Here We Are (which is a book the whole school are studying together.) The children have all produced some fantastic work.

Our class novel this half term is ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The children have made predictions about the novel and enjoy reading together at the end of the day.

Our new topic in RE is Sikhism and we have been finding out about how this religion started and retelling the story of Guru Nanak.

Our PE day is going to be on a Thursday. The children will be having their PE lesson with Mr Smith from The Wright Way. This half term they will be participating in activities to develop their motor skills. The children need to come dressed for PE on this day and make sure they have a labelled water bottle.

Earth and Space is our Science topic this half term, linking to our Topic work. We have been looking at how day and night is formed. The children on Monday had great fun tracking the Earth’s movements through measuring and drawing their shadows at different times of the day.

Finally- Maths lessons have been very productive. The children have enthusiastically approached their work on place value.

I have been very proud of the start all children have made to their Y5 and Y6 journey in Stiperstones. Keep up the hard work and great attitude to learning.


Final day! Home learning for Stiperstones and Hawkstone

Hi Everybody,

You have probably found out by now that I am your new teacher for next year.

I am super excited to see you all in September and get back on track to where we all left off.

As it is the last day – we are just going to revise and reflect on this  year of learning.

I have left Summer Learning packs for all of you in Reception, so please collect today as I’m not sure when school is open.

Have a go at some of these activities please.

Hello Year 6 Maths Transition Booklet

Moving To Year 6 English Transition Booklet


Thank you to everyone that have followed and tried hard with your home learning.

Have a fantastic summer holiday and I will see you all in September.

Meet your new teacher!

As we are unable to have a normal transition into our new classes, the teachers have produced a short video to introduce themselves to their new pupils. We are all looking forward to meeting you properly in September.  Have a wonderful Summer and stay safe!

Nursery with Mrs Kenning and Mrs Maltby

Clee with Mrs Meddins

Earl’s Hill with Mrs Allcock

Wrekin with Mr Hughes

Lawley with Mrs Thompstone

Caradoc with Miss Wright

Longmynd with Miss Hutson

Hawkstone with Mrs Holmes

Stiperstones with Miss Scoltock

Haughmond with Mrs Platt

Thursday 16th July

Hi Everyone

I was so impressed with some of your trolls yesterday. Well done!

I have added a few activities on Purple Mash today as they are some catch up activities that are needed to be done in Science.

Activity 1 – Matching young to adult animals

Activity 2 – A food chain quiz

Activity 3 –  Growing and changing

Activity 4 – Dangerous animals

Activity 5 – Tiger Life cycle.

If you have time – could you please pop in to school for your summer learning packs. Please bring these packs when you return in September.

Have a great day!

Wednesday 15th July Stiperstones and Hawkstone’s home learning .

Only two more days left before you will be preparing for year 6 and Year 6 – you will be preparing for Year 7

English  – I would like you to finish your story today.

Maths – Looking at symmetry in the outdoors. Look at the powerpoint Symmetry Powerpoint

Can you make a symmetrical picture – using nature if you can.

Some leaf symmetry for you to print and finish


Finally – this afternoon – perhaps you could make a symmetry patterned picture using nature.

Tuesday 14th June – Stiperstones and Hawkstone’s home learning.

Hi Everyone!

Hope you have been learning your last lot of spellings. Let me know your test scores for this week on Dojo

Keep learning these through the holiday. I am going to give you the Year 5/6 Statutory booklet that you can be learning and becoming familiar with throughout the holiday. It is also handwriting practice that will help you keep that handwriting as neat as it needs to be for Year 6   t-e-2549616-year-5–year-6-statutory-spelling-words-handwriting-activity-sheets_ver_7

I would like you to bring these booklets back with you for us all to see.

Maths – Challenge Cards maths – make sure you have finished all of the Maths challenge cards.

Today – I am challenging you to make a troll, gnome or fairy for your outdoor area out of natural materials.

If you have no clay then perhaps you could make some salt dough.

Have a great time and remember to try and use as many outdoor materials as you can as then the trolls will decompose it to the natural environment.

Monday 13th July Stiperstones and Hawkstone’s home learning

Good morning

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

We are on the last week of school.

We are continuing with our outdoor theme this week.

Maths – Fragonwood-Shapes-in-wood

We all need to know the names and properties of all these shapes.

English – Continue with the plot of the story and the problems that you outlined in your planning.

Painted leaves – be creative with the leaves that you find outside.

Have a great day!

Friday 10th July Stiperstones and Hawkstone’s homelearning.

Gosh it’s the end of the week already! It wasn’t really the week to be doing lots of outside activities we had all planned to be doing in this awful summer weather, but most of you managed to get lots of out door learning done. Well done! Looks like a better day today.

English – You have managed to plan all of your story now, so I am looking forward to reading the introduction – which should include the first four sections of your planning. The beginning, the setting, the characters and perhaps the problem.

Maths – Try out investigation 6 now.





This afternoon – you could have a got at making a leaf basket. Perhaps collect some flowers to arrange in your basket.

Have fun x