Teamwork makes the dream work…

June 8, 2018

Welcome back everyone! This week has been jam-packed full of lots of super learning.

In Maths we have been solving very important problems…what on earth should Mr Beattie wear at the weekend?! Fancy hat…star shaped sunnies?

We created codes for each item of clothing and worked on systematic ways of finding all the possibilities for him…

We introduced our new topic – ‘There is No I in Team’ putting our teamwork into practice…

To launch our topic on Islam, our teachers curiously interjected our learning 5 times throughout the day to make us do some exercise. We’re not quite sure why yet – guess we’ll find out next week…


  • Please can children bring in their full PE kit everyday for the rest of the term
  • Sun hats for everyone

Coming up next week…

Next Tuesday, UCPS will be focusing on one of the school’s values, empathy, through the use of picture books. We are using this day to promote our love of reading and have invited Heffers to have a pop-up book stall after school. Books will be offered at a slightly discounted price.

Tuesday 12th June 2018
Heffers Book Stall


Outside the library

What is Empathy Day?

Empathy Day was founded by EmpathyLab as an annual event after a successful 2017 pilot; in 2018 it is on 12th June.

Its focus is on the use of books as a tool to build more understanding between us all since scientific research shows that reading builds our real-life sensitivity towards other people. Reading empathy-boosting stories and poems can help to challenge prejudice and build connections between us all.

Empathy Day’s calls to action:

READ – because reading in itself can make us more empathetic
SHARE – because sharing books can connect us in new ways
DO – put empathy into action and make a difference in your community

A big thank you to FOCUS and our parent community for purchasing the picture books we are going to use on the day.

Have a wonderful weekend.