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Week beginning 10.7.17                (T6 wk6) 

COSTUME CALL - ALL IN BY MONDAY MORNING PLEASE!

 

Thank you for supporting us on our very short Sports Day on Tuesday (photos below).

Maths: sorting data (photos below).

English: We have kept up with the latest news about Amie the South China Tiger's escape. We have made notes to note write up into a news story.

Topic: Living Rainforest visit (Photos below).

Computing: We had another mini transition morning on Monday - more Superhero Training was had (photos below).

 

Week beginning 3.7.17                (T6 wk5) 

We have all had a transition day into our new classes for next year (photos below)!

Maths: measures and converting.

English: We have become news reporters this week investigating the 5Ws of any story (photos below).

Topic: Reasons for and against deforestation.

Computing: We have begun to experiment with stop motion (photos below).

 

Week beginning 26.6.17                (T6 wk4) 

After working hard on our reading tests this week, we are pleased to report we have all made good progress with our reading!

Maths: measures and converting (photos below).

English: We have completed our endangered posters and even wrote one for a very peculiar creature never seen before. We have had to use our developing knowledge of Amazon animals. (photos below).

Topic: Tribes in the Amazon Rainforest and tribal art (photos below).

Science: We have investigated the properties of materials to see whether they are transparent, translucent or opaque (photos below).

RE: We have been learning different parables and discovering what Jesus was teaching in the Bible. This week we acted some out! (Photos below)

 

Week beginning 19.6.17                (T6 wk3) 

We have all managed to make it through this very hot and humid week. Thanks to Mrs Robey and Mrs Wake for treating us to an ice-pop to help keep us cool.

Maths: Directions (turns and angles) and for some, equivalent fractions (photos below).

English: We are focusing on a text called 'Window' by Jeanie Baker. We have identified the themes and are now creating some descriptions for an 'endangered species' poster. We have had to use our developing knowledge of Amazon animals. (photos below).

Topic: Rainforest Cafe. A huge thank you to Mrs Campbell who, without her, none of it would have been possible (photos below).

Science: Shadows (photos below).

DT: Mechanisms - pop up cards (photos below).

 

Week beginning 12.6.17                (T6 wk2) 

Thank you to all of you who came to the school fete. I was very proud of all your dancing and managing to get all your parents up too - nicely done guys!

I would also like to wish all the fathers a great day this Sunday. Stay cool (photos below in DT)!

Maths: Co-ordinates - we made a treasure map for the school fete (photos below).

English: Information texts and fact files linked with homework for the next few weeks (photos below).

Topic: The amazing medicinal properties of the plants found in the Amazon (photos below).

Play: After the Yr5/6 auditions, all of the parts for the play have been divvied up and we now all have our parts. SInging has commenced (photos below).

PE: Mr Aplin is teaching us cricket.

 

Week beginning 5.6.17                (T6 wk1) 

It has been a quiet week without Yr5/6 but we have stepped up to the plate to be just as responsible as we have been the oldest in the school.

Maths: We have been investigating the capacity of containers and making potions (photos below).

English: In line with the election we have been debating (photos below).

Topic: We watched a film all about deforestation called Fern Gully.

Science: Our topic this term is 'light and shadow' (photos below).

DT: During morning work we have been making rainforest creatures: snakes, parrots and lizards (photos below).

PE: Charlie came to teach us some Tennis skills (photos below).

 

Week beginning 22.5.17                (T5 wk5) 

Wishing you all a fab half-term holiday. See you on Tuesday 6th June.

Maths: Subtraction.

English: Writing up our stories (photos below).

Topic: We have finished our shoebox rainforests (photos below).

Forest School: It was our final Forest School this week. We have all added to our school bug hotel by sawing drainpipe into smaller tubes and filling them with natural materials (photos below).

 

 

The

Amazing Amazon

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Class Information

 

Your child will have P.E. on a Wednesday and Friday.

During the terms when we do forest school we will not be doing P.E. on a Friday.

P.E. on a Wednesday changes term to term but you will be informed at the beginning of each term whether your child needs a P.E. kit or swimming kit.

Your child's P.E. kit should be weather appropriate including a change of T-shirt, socks, trainers and a jumper.

Your child will be given spellings to learn on a Monday and will be tested on the following Monday.

If children do not get a sufficient amount correct in their test, they will come back on Wednesday lunch time to be tested again.

If your child is doing phonics with me on a Mon - Thurs morning, their spellings will be linked to the sounds we have learnt.

 

Homework  in KS2

  • Read daily (see ‘Reading at home’ information sheet sent home)

  • Learn spellings (set on Monday – tested on following Monday)

  • Learn number facts including times tables

  • Complete a reading activity – Your child will be given a set of activities on stickers at the beginning of term. These will be targeted at your child's reading level. Each week your child will be expected to complete one activity in their homework book. This needs to be handed in every Monday. 

  • A Mini Project, linked to in class learning, to be completed over several weeks.

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We ask all parents to encourage their child to read every day. It is still important for many children to read with an adult, as well as independently, to ensure they are sounding words out correctly, understanding new vocabulary and ensuring a good overall  comprehension of the book.

 

Bed times stories are also encouraged!

 

In addition to this, it is important for children to practice their maths skills such as learning their times tables, telling the time and using money. These topics are covered within school, however, they are tricky to learn and retain. The more practice your child has with these 3 aspects of maths the easier your child will be able to apply them into all areas of their learning.

 

In our class we have a mental maths test every Monday morning (starting in term 2). It is comprised of multiplication questions, doubling/halving, shape, word problems, time, addition, subtraction and other areas of the maths curriculum we have been learning about the week before.

 

Helpful websites to support mathematical learning:

http://www.mathszone.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

http://www.ictgames.com/

 

Baking, board games and practising times tables in the car  on the way to school (short bursts) are just a few ways of practising key skills.

 

We have multiplication flash cards available in the classroom to support the learning of multiplication facts (times tables).

 

Please see the schools calculation booklet which we sent home for other practical ideas to help your child with their maths.

 

If you have any questions please come and see me at any time!

 

To view our daily time table, click on the documents below. Please note timetables are flexible to allow for special events, trips and extended learning opportunities. 

10 Pieces

2017

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The Anglo- Saxons

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The Ancient Greeks

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The Olympics

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