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We love to read here! Here are a few non-fiction publications which we recommend:

We love to read here! Here are a few non-fiction publications which we recommend: 1
We love to read here! Here are a few non-fiction publications which we recommend: 2
We love to read here! Here are a few non-fiction publications which we recommend: 3

Weekly News:

23.3.18   Thank you for a wonderful week everybody!

English: We have been writing diary entries from Howard Carters perspective.

Maths: We have aced fractions this week.

Topic: How did Tutankhamun die and was his tomb cursed?

 

16.3.18   After 8 wonderful weeks, Miss O'Neill has finished her time with us. We want to wish her luck in her future career as a teacher. We know she is going to be fantastic. Good Luck Miss O'Neil and thank you for your very generous gifts to us - some class books!

English: We have been writing our own adventure stories - building suspense and excitement!

Maths: Becoming masters of time.

Science: States of matter - reversible and irreversible changes.

Topic: Making canopic jars out of clay.

Forest School: Photos below.

 

9.3.18   Thank you all for making World Book Day such a huge success. Please come into the entrance hall to see a display of the children's work and book recommendations (photos below).

 

English: We have been writing 'show, not tell' clues to how a character might feel linked with our class book of Stig of the dump'.

Maths: Multiplying any number by 5, 4 and 8. Some of us have been developing the grid method for multiplication.

Science: States of matter - changing states.

Topic: Tombs - what did the Ancient Egyptians want to take with them into the after life?

PE: Tennis with Ollie and Juan; volley ball with Miss O'Neill (photos below).

Forest School: Photos below.

 

2.3.18   I hope you have all had a wonderful snow day sledging and making snowmen!

 

We were thrilled to invite Rachel and Sonia back from HOOH (Hands ON Oxfordshire Heritage) to teach us some more about the enigmatic Egyptians. Please scroll down for photos.

 

English: We have been writing setting descriptions.

Maths: Multiplying and dividing using our times table knowledge. Keep learning them - you are doing so well!

Science: States of matter - what makes a solid a solid and a liquid a liquid?

Topic: How did the Ancient Egyptians make it into the After Life?

 

 

18.2.18   Welcome back one and all. I hope you had a holiday full of adventures and/ or relaxation! I'm very much looking forward to catching up with you all.

Miss O'Neill will be teaching all day on Monday as I am out on a course. This will comprise of our revision spelling test - good luck!

 

2.2.18   Congratulations to Izzy, George and Archie for achieving their pen licences this week!

English: We have been writing stories from a characters perspective from Jack and the Beanstalk (photos below).

Maths: Shopping - totaling amounts and then working out the change.

Science: We have been writing up an explanation text of how the digestive system works. We had to act it out first (photos below).

Topic: We have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian Gods. Which one is your favourite?

DT: sculpture - We are making Egyptian amulets by carving designs out of soap (photos below).

 

28.1.18     We have successfully and finally finished our Tudor Houses - yey! 

English: We have been writing stories from a characters perspective - the troll from The Billy Goats Gruff.

Maths: Mental methods of addition and subtraction.

Science: We have been learning about the digestive system - the organs involved and what they do.

Topic: What was the hierarchy of Egyptian society?

RE: Is a holy journey necessary?

PE: Netball.

 

19.12.17: We have had a wonderfully jam packed few weeks of Christmas celebrations from Nativity plays to Tudor Banquets! Please look at the Christmas icon below for photos of what we got up to.

 

I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a peaceful New Year. I cannot wait to hear all about your festive holidays on our return on Thursday 4th January. 

 

 

Class Information

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

This term:

Wednesday 2 - 3: Swimming at Berinsfield Sports Centre.

Friday 1 - 3: Forest School.

Please ensure your child has suitable footwear (wellies or walking boots), trousers (no jeans), t-shirt, jumper and coat. We do recommend waterproof gear and old clothes which you don't mind getting muddy!

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

Children learn spellings in different ways:

  • writing them
  • saying them
  • viewing flash cards
  • using a look, cover, write sheet

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

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
  • ensuring a good comprehension of the book

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. We shall start this later on in Term 1.  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/

 

We have multiplication flash cards available in the classroom.

Please see the schools calculation booklet which we will send 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!

Priorities: Reading, spellings, telling the time and learning times tables -these must be reinforced at home to support children's learning within school.

 

Homework books are given on a Thursday and must be returned on a Monday. If your child fails to complete their homework to a good standard they will stay in during their break to redo it.

 

Homework for this term is based around reading. Your child will need to complete a 'reading task' sticker of their choice based upon their current school or home reading book. This must be age appropriate. 

 

During the term we may set a project to be completed over a set amount of weeks. More information to follow.

 

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. 

 

Ancient Egyptians

 

The Tudors

(Click on an icon below to see what we have been up to)

 

A huge congratulations and well done to these three stars for completing the 'Summer Reading Challenge'!

A huge congratulations and well done to these three stars for completing the 'Summer Reading Challenge'! 1
A huge congratulations and well done to these three stars for completing the 'Summer Reading Challenge'! 2