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Highlights of the week beginning 15th  July:

  • We spent a lovely day in the sunshine at Cromer.  The trip allowed us to cover many Geographical surveying techniques, as well as allowing us to celebrate the end of the year.
  • The Year 6 children performed their leavers’ production of Treasure Island to the school and to their parents.  It was a hard four weeks to put it together but the children did themselves proud on the day, and showed how High School-ready they are!
  • In class we have been looking closely at coastal erosion, and the steps which can be taken to stop or slow it down.  We looked at the positives and negatives of each, as none are without problems.
  • We spent some time creating some coast inspired artworks.
  • We have been writing newspaper reports about Sports Day, revising some of the key features that we looked at earlier in the year.

Goodbye Year 6

and good luck for next year – make the most of all the opportunities that come your way at High School.  We will miss you all come September!

HOMEWORK (19/7):

The Year 5 children will be receiving a project for the Summer on Monday when they meet their new teachers.

Over the holiday please keep learning times tables, logging on to Interactive Resources and keep reading – remember children are never too old to have stories read to them!

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 8th  July:

  • This week we have continued to think about changes to our high streets as well as the changing fortunes of coastal towns such as Yarmouth and Margate over the last 100 years.
  • In literacy we have been busy reviewing and revising many of the grammatical terms we have learnt over the past year. 
  • We enjoyed our annual Sports Day on Thursday – thanks to everyone who came along to support the children and cheer them on.
  • We have been looking at coastal erosion and the steps that can be taken to protect our coastlines from the sea, and have started to think about whether the costs involved can be justified.
  • It is our TRIP ON TUESDAY.  Please bear in mind the children will be outside all day.  The weather forecast at the moment looks promising so we will be keeping our fingers crossed, but obviously you will need to check the forecast on the day to ensure your child is fully prepared!

HOMEWORK (12/7):

This only applies for the Year 5 children – Year 6 you need to be learning your lines regularly for the play performance on Wednesday evening.

  1. There is a grammar exercise (the last of the year) and
  2. Maths is enclosed in the children’s folders for Drakes maths group; for Frobisher you need to continue working on your graphs.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 1st July:

  • This week we made some Rangoli patterns.  The children used food colouring to dye some rice, powder paints and crushed chalk to create symmetrical patterns similar to those that followers of the Hindu religion create.  I will be putting some of the finished pictures onto our class page of the school website for those of you that would like to take a look.
  • We had a French ‘breakfast’ on Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Mrs Sundrun who has been teaching French over the last few weeks.  We enjoyed some delicious hot chocolate, orange juice and croissants – asking for them in French!
  • Mr Meager has been in to work with a small group of the Year 5 children – the results of what they have been doing will soon be on display near the school office.
  • We have been looking at the changing face of the High Street.  This week we have looked at typical shops that would have been found 100 years ago, discovering the wide variety of independent shops that would have existed, and the range of products available.  Some of the children found it hard to imagine having to shop regularly because houses did not have fridges as we know them to keep things fresh.  It was also a surprise to some that there were no supermarkets with everything you need under one roof! 
  • In literacy we have started to write some playscripts based on the Roald Dahl story The Twits.

HOMEWORK (5/7):

This only applies for the Year 5 children – Year 6 you need to be learning your lines regularly for the play!

  1. There is a grammar exercise and
  2. Maths is enclosed in the children’s folders.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 24th June:

  • In literacy we have been busy finishing our Mr Stink biographies.
  • The Year 6’s have been busy rehearsing for their leavers production – we have been busy thinking about costumes and dates and will send home letters about these next week.
  • The Year 5’s have started a short block of work on playscripts as well – this week in small groups we put together a short performance of a scene based on The Twits.  Next week we will think about writing our own.
  • On Tuesday, with thanks to the PTFA, we learnt some Circus Skills (small selections of pictures from it are on our class page on the website).  We lent our hand to feather balancing, plate spinning and juggling to varying degrees of success!
  • In French we have been revising numbers and colours and starting to learn body parts in order to follow a set of written instructions to draw monsters.
  • We have continued to learn about the Hindu religion, looking at Rangoli patterns amongst other areas.

HOMEWORK (21/6):

This only applies for the Year 5 children – Year 6 you need to be learning your lines regularly for the play!

  1. There is no grammar or spelling activity this week.
  2. Maths is enclosed in the children’s folders.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 17th June:

  • In literacy we have started to write our biographies of Mr Stink – as of Thursday we have only written an introduction, but if the rest of the biography lives up to the start then they will be excellent!
  •  We have been finding out about the Hindu religion, researching and sharing all we could find out about their Gods.
  • We have been looking into our healthy eating policy, and discussing the alternative choices for morning snacks that have been coming into school.  We discovered some surprising facts about various types of fruit bars that the companies who make them don’t shout about quite as loudly as the ‘1 of your 5-a-day’ claim!
  • We had an assembly from the Matthew Project to provide all the children with some of the facts surrounding smoking and its associated risks.  The Year 6 children also had the chance to ask some questions about drugs in general.  If you want to find out more at home then their website address is http://www.matthewproject.co.uk/

HOMEWORK (21/6):

This only applies for the Year 5 children – Year 6 you need to be learning your lines regularly for the play!

  1. There is a maths activity for everyone this week.
  2. Mental maths sheets are also coming home again – please remember to practice them as some of you have not moved on for a number of weeks.
  3. Some more grammar is enclosed – this week on double negatives.

 

 

Highlights of the fortnight beginning 3rd June:

  • In literacy, we have started a block of work on biographies.  To start with, we are looking at Ann Frank and different versions of her life story, and this will lead on to some fictional biographies of a book character.
  • We have been finding out about micro-organisms.  We discovered that, even though not all are bad (in fact, most are beneficial), bacteria have the ability to divide every 20 minutes in the correct conditions.  This means that the number living on us can double every 20 minutes, and we discovered that 1 bacteria over the course of 10 hours can in theory multiply to 1,073,741,824!  Hand washing seems to have become more popular…
  • We also researched some famous scientists who made their names in the area of micro organisms, before trying to establish who made the most important discovery.
  • Mr Meager paid us a visit on Thursday to help us create some large scale collaborative artworks.

HOMEWORK (7/6):

  1. There is a maths activity for everyone this week.
  2. We are also sending home a short grammar activity which involves punctuating a short text.
  3. Mental maths sheets are also coming home again – please remember to practice them as some of you have not moved on for a number of weeks.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 20th May:

  • This week in literacy we have been involved in the interview process for two new teachers in Year 5 and 6 next year.  The children met each candidate for the posts and carried out a short literacy task that they had prepared for the children to undertake.  They will get to meet the chosen candidates again later in the term.
  • We have undertaken some science this week.  We have been busy testing materials for their insulating properties, trying to identify the material that would best slow down the melting of an ice cream.
  • We have been typing up our favourite pieces of writing in response to the film Hugo we have watched this half term.  Some of those pieces will soon be on display outside of the hall.
  • On Thursday afternoon, as a reward for all of the children’s hard work last week during SATS, we watched a film for a bit of down time.
  • Mrs Norris left us to go on her much deserved maternity leave on Friday – we are all impressed she made it this far through the term!  We wish her all the very best for the exciting times that she has ahead.

HOMEWORK (20/5):

We are not setting any formal homework this week – the children deserve their holiday and can hopefully ‘recharge their batteries’ so that they come back next week raring to go.

If the children need / want anything to practice, then there are some links to useful websites from our class page on the school website.

Also, all the children would benefit from being encouraged to read each day over their break.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 13th May:

  • This week has been SATS week for the Year 6 children.  They have all worked incredibly hard, not just this week but during the whole run up to the tests and really deserve to do well.  It will be a couple of months before we know how they got on but they certainly deserve a huge pat on the back for the effort they have put in and should feel very proud of themselves.
  • The Year 5 children have undertaken some extra PE this week, focusing on team working.  They have also continued their block of work using instruments with Mrs Spears in music.
  • We have been busy designing and creating cereal boxes for our class stall at the fete this coming weekend.  We have some volunteers to help run the stall but would appreciate some more on the day…
  • We have carried out some science activities concerning the separation of materials using different methods.  We have had to ‘undo’ an alien soup that contained too much salt and discover the sugar content in 3 different drinks using evaporation.

HOMEWORK (Year 5 ONLY this week):

  1. Spellings are enclosed in the spelling books (this week they really are!)
  2. As we have had SATS and the fete is this weekend, there is no specific maths homework coming home this week.  Keep on practicing those times tables and using interactive resources as every little will help.  We hope to see as many of you as is possible on Saturday.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 6th May:

  • In literacy this week we have been looking at stories that use flashbacks.  We have been using the film Hugo as a prompt again to inspire our writing, and once again the children have thrown themselves into the task to produce some fantastic pieces of writing.
  • We have carried on hearing our book review presentations.  I have been very impressed with the quality of them overall and it is clear how much effort most of the children have put into them.  Well done!
  • We have been thinking about days of the week and more numbers during our French sessions with Mrs Sundrun. 
  • We carried out an investigation into nets of 3-d shapes, trying to visualise carefully how the shape would look once folded. 

SATS

Next week is SATS week for the Year 6 children. 

Year 6 - please try and get some rest over the weekend so that you are fresh and ready for Monday morning.  Make sure you have a hearty breakfast each morning and perhaps an extra snack to hand for brain food! 

We have been so impressed with how hard all of you have been working in the run up to these tests – you have already done yourselves proud!

 

HOMEWORK (10.05) (Year 5 ONLY this week):

  1. Mental maths and a maths activity are being sent home as usual.

 

Highlights of the week beginning 29th April:

  • This week in literacy we have continued our work based around the film Hugo.  We have written the narrative for a scene as a part of a group, which in most cases proved 3 or 4 heads were better than 1!  The finished extracts, which we are proud of, will soon be on display outside the hall. 
  • We have also been thinking about water – we have revised the water cycle and carried the first of a couple of different experiments connected to it.  We made water bottle filters to clean up some dirty water, in a small scale version of what happens at a water treatment plant.
  • The Year 5 children have had a double helping of music – using voices and instruments.  The Year 6 children will get their instrument time after SATS in a couple of weeks.
  • In PE we have continued to develop our tennis skills, and in morning exercise time we are trying out some new quick activities provided to us by Sainsbury’s.
  • On Friday we started to hear the book reviews everyone has been busy working on as a part of their homework.

HOMEWORK (29/4):

  1. Spellings are enclosed in the spelling books.
  2. Mental maths and a maths activity are being sent home as usual.

OTHER:

This week saw the last session of our Year 6 Grammar Club.  Thank you for attending each week year 6’s – you have done yourselves proud!

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 22nd April:

  • This week we have been making the most of the sunshine when we have been able to.  We took a trip to the pond to look at the tadpoles – there are hundreds of them in there!  This led us to find out some facts about frogs and produce some factsheets, with the emphasis on presentation.
  • We also had the chance to see the chicks up close, feeding and handling them.  It is amazing how much they have grown (and how much they can do) given they are just a week old.
  • In literacy, we have continued our work based on the film Hugo.  This week the children have written a couple of narratives, experimenting with the use of lists in descriptions and looking at how to use enough description to paint a picture in the readers mind.  We are trying not to rush to the ending and focus on the middle section of narratives.
  • We have been practicing the language of debate, listening carefully to others ideas and thoughts before presenting our own.
  • In P.E. the children practiced their tennis skills in glorious sunshine.

HOMEWORK (22/4):

  1. Keep working on the book reviews – we will start hearing them at the end of next week.
  2. Maths, as ever, is enclosed in your folders.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 15th April:

  • Welcome back – we hope that you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break.
  • In literacy we have started a new block of work on fiction writing.  We are using the film Hugo as a stimulus to our writing, and will be working up to another extended story.  Hopefully the results will be as impressive as our Robin Hood stories!
  • We have had some chicks hatching in school, which has caused great excitement!  To harness that excitement, we have carried out some research into eggs and chickens – the simple egg has turned out to be a very complicated thing!
  • We have been thinking about colour, and have created some colour wheels by mixing primary colours. 
  • This has led us on to finding out about chromatography, and we have been looking at the pigments contained in coloured pens.  We then used what we found out to try and identify the culprit of a crime, and although we have our suspicions we cannot accuse them yet.

HOMEWORK (15/4):

  1. Thank you to everyone who completed the Easter homework tasks – I know there was a lot of it but it will have been beneficial (and I enjoyed reading all about the holiday experiences!)
  2. This week’s homework is two-fold – maths continues as normal, a literacy book review activity has been handed out and stuck into homeowrk books.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 18th March:

  • In literacy we have continued to look at journalistic writing.  This week we have written two newspaper stories, which the children should feel very proud of.  The first concerned Mr Stink’s rise to fame and the second the life changing fire at his family home.  If there is time, we would love to share them with parents at our family learning afternoon on Tuesday.
  • We have continued this week to work on our hyperlinked Powerpoint quizzes, and I think it is safe to say we have all learnt some new skills – possibly me more than most!
  • We have had another great week of enjoyable and well put together presentations.  We have all really enjoyed listening to each others, and they have all been very different from each other.  The discussions after each one have been really useful in focusing our minds on the elements of a successful presentation, and this should help in the future.
  • On Tuesday we were visited by the High School Science Bus.  Led by some of our Year 6 from last year, the children carried out various experiments involving chromatography, electrics and testing acids and alkali.  I will be posting some photographs on our class page of the school website over the weekend.

HOMEWORK (18/3):

  1. This week we are sending home some revision homework for maths and grammar.  This should help ensure the progress the children have made this term is not lost over the holiday period and will let us hit the ground running upon our return.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 11th March:

  • In literacy we are thinking about journalistic writing.  So far, we have looked at examples of newspaper stories that are written cleverly to get the reader to agree with a particular point of view or opinion.  When we write our own stories we are going to try and stick to just the facts.  We have started writing our first newspaper article about the character Mr Stink and his plans to stand as a member of parliament.
  • We have looked at how map makers use different scales to show more or less detail according to the purpose of the map.  We then practiced our measuring skills to create scale drawings of some of the members of the class.
  • We have been turning statements into questions, and have started to use hyperlinks in PowerPoint to create some quizzes.  We will be working some more on these over the next week and will challenge the adults with them at our open session just before the holidays.
  • The presentations continue to be really enjoyable – the remaining children will all be heard by the end of next week.
  • We have been thinking about e-safety, and measures we can all take to protect ourselves from any harm when using technology.

HOMEWORK (11/3)

  1. More spellings are inside the books to be practicing over the next few days.
  2. Maths homework should be inside folders.
  3. Please keep learning times tables regularly, including related facts (for example: 4 x 6,   24 ÷6,   ¼ of 24

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 4th March:

  • This week in literacy we have been finding out about explanation writing.  We have read some examples and drawn out the key features for this style of writing.  We have written an explanation for how our sense of smell works – this is a very complicated process but the children have been able to write clear explanations overall.  We have also written some explanations for how we wish something worked – your child should be able to explain.
  • We have been watching the BBC program ‘Penguin – Spy In The Huddle’, which has been fascinating.  This led us to carry out some work about adaptation – how animals have evolved to survive in their sometimes harsh environment.  We have also looked at food chains, and how different animals rely on others to survive (after being shocked at the penguins predators!)
  • Half of the class have been involved in rehearsing for and performing in the Music Festival at St Andrews Hall.  Well done to all those involved on your highly commended plus.  (Mrs Spears would like more boys to be involved next year and I know some of them have lovely singing voices – perhaps you could try and persuade them for next time?)
  • Those not involved have been thinking about optical illusions, and how our mind plays tricks on us sometimes.  We have been trying to create some 3-d looking handprints, and some of us used computers to make parallel lines appear otherwise and straight lines create a curve.  Some of the finished work is on the website.
  • We have been (genuinely) enjoying some fantastic presentations this week.  All of the ones we have heard have been very different from each other and it is clear just how much effort has gone into preparing for them.  This week’s presenters have set a very high standard – we are looking forward to seeing what next week brings!

HOMEWORK (8/3):

  1. Presentations.  We are going to hear them in register order and there is a list of dates for each child in the classroom for them to check that they are ready and have all they need on the day.
  2. Maths / mental maths / spelling homework is enclosed.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 25th February:

  • Welcome back!  It sounds as though the children all enjoyed their half term break (and many have clearly been busy thinking about their presentations, which we will begin to hear on Monday)
  • In literacy we are carrying out some work based on the book Mr Stink by David Walliams.  So far, as well as watching the film of the book, we have used computers to research the science behind ‘How We Smell’ and have started the process of writing some explanations that describe this. 
  • Those involved in the choir performance at St Andrews Hall next week have been busy practicing, whilst those not involved have been thinking about optical illusions, this week making their own thaumatrope.
  • In preparation for some journalistic writing next week, we have been thinking about how we present both direct and reported speech.

HOMEWORK (25/2):

  1. Presentations.  We are going to hear them in register order and there is a list of dates for each child in the classroom for them to check that they are ready and have all they need on the day.
  2. Maths / mental maths / grammar homework is enclosed.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 11th February:

  • In literacy we have been writing a set of instructions that may have been enclosed with a kit to make a balloon powered vehicle.  The children have all been really thinking about their language and punctuation throughout this task which has been excellent to see.
  • We have been creating some planet factsheets, using the internet to carry out some research and our presenting skills to create eye-catching posters.
  • We have had a look at the origins of Pancake Day and some of the traditions and superstitions surrounding Valentines Day.
  • Thank you all for attending this week’s parents consultations – I hope that you found them useful.  Please remember that if you ever have any concerns, worries or questions about your child, just ask us – you don’t need to wait until parent evenings.

HOMEWORK (11/2):

1. A new project – this one is slightly different and the details should have come home with your child today.

2. Some maths homework is enclosed to consolidate some of the things we have been doing in class.

3. There is no grammar exercise or spellings this week – I am hanging on to the spelling books over the break as some are  in a bit of a mess owing to a recent lack of glue in school!  They will be returned tidier after the holidays!

OTHER:

I have added a maths website onto our class page of the school website.  The link will take you to the times table section but the below address gives some other maths related challenges to try:

http://www.tutpup.com/

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 4th February:

  • In literacy we have text mapped a set of instructions (see homework part 3)
  • We have been finding out about Chinese New Year, which is this coming Sunday.  Most of the children created some traditional paper cut art to represent one of the 12 animals of the Chinese calendar.  They worked hard even though it was tricky at times, and the results look fabulous.  They are on the wall so you will get the chance to see them next week in parent consultations.
  • Some of the children took part in a football tournament on Monday, and gave a valiant effort in all of their games.  Well done!
  • It was great to see so many parents and carers on Thursday for our open classroom.  I know that the children were very excited to show off their work with you all!

HOMEWORK:

  1. It’s the turn of spellings again this week.  Again, the list is taken from the new guidelines for spellings that children in Year 5 and 6 are required to know.
  2. Mental maths and other maths are enclosed as usual to support the work we have been doing in class.
  3. We are writing more instructions next week.  To help with this, we are trying to learn a set called ‘How to Look After A Pet Dragon’.  If we know it well, then this should make the process of writing easier as we will have in mind some key vocabulary and sentence structures to use in our own writing.  Please try and spend some time learning them over the weekend!

OTHER:

On Wednesday the children were thinking about e-safety.  To further their understanding of this important area, we would recommend that you spend some time looking at the following websites when time allows:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/cybercafe/

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 28th January:

  • This week we have been finding out more about Concorde, gathering enough information in order to write a non-chronological report, which we have now finished - you will be able to see the fruits of our labour at the open session next week.
  • We have begun to think about a set of instructions for our balloon powered cars / moon buggies.
  • The PTFA have very kindly offered to pay for a quiet area / shelter on the playground, so this week we have been thinking of possible designs.  The two the children like best will be taken by our school council, and hopefully some of the plans will be incorporated into the final design.
  • We have been learning some French – focusing on greeting, numbers and animals.  We have been lucky to have a French speaking expert in class to help with this.
  • Now the snow has finally melted, we have been skipping in our morning exercise time.  I am pleased to say we have some excellent skippers in amongst the class.
  • We have been experimenting with Mentos and fizzy drinks to create rockets, and discussing the language involved with science experiments.

HOMEWORK:

  1. This week’s grammar exercise is enclosed – highlight as many as you can and we will go through it on Friday in class.
  2. Mental maths and other maths are enclosed as usual to support the work we have been doing in class.

OTHER:

A number of the children have been asking about projects.  There is one on the way – watch this space!

 

 

Highlights of the fortnight beginning 14th January:

  • Snow!  The weather has had an impact on everything this week.  We created some snowy pictures using chalk and a Haiku poem on Monday before the snow began setting the theme of the week.
  • We have been writing instructions for our Robin Hood board games in literacy – we will share the games and their instructions in the open sessions later in the half term. 
  • Next week we will begin writing a set of instructions that may come with a kit for a balloon powered vehicle (see below).
  • Our space topic has led us to some experiments concerning balloon rockets – like all the best science experiments however things have not always gone to plan.  We have had to be resilient and modify our original ideas, learning from our mistakes in order to be successful.  We now have some successful balloon powered moon buggies instead!
  • This week marked the anniversary of the first commercial flight of Concorde.  We have been carrying out some research into this iconic plane and will be writing factsheets and booklets all about it next week.

HOMEWORK  (21/1):

  1. This week’s grammar exercise is enclosed for the Year 5 children.  The Year 6 children have a set of spellings to learn that were introduced during our grammar sessions on Thursday.
  2. Mental Maths test  – remember to practice them please…
  3. Maths homework is, as ever, inside the folders to consolidate some of the work we have been doing in class this week.

OTHER:

Goodbye and good luck to Malak who is moving with her family out of the area.  We all wish you all the very best and hope you will be very happy in your new school – we will miss you very much.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 8th January:

  • Happy New Year!  It certainly sounds as though the children enjoyed their Christmas break.
  • In literacy, we have been writing a recount of our holiday and have started a new block of work on instruction writing.  We are moving on from straightforward recipe type instructions to instruction manuals – the king you might find with a board or computer game.  If you have any time over the coming week then it would benefit the children to spend some time looking at any manuals you may have at home, especially how they have been organised into sections and any special language features in them.
  • We have been looking at the 150th anniversary of the London Underground system and carrying out some work related to it.
  • We are also going to look again at the theme of space over the coming weeks, which will lead to different styles of writing.

HOMEWORK (8/1):

1. Spelling have re-started and are inside the spelling books

2. Mental Maths tests have also restarted – remember to practice them please…

3. Maths homework is, as ever, inside the folders to consolidate some of the work we have been doing in class this week.

 

 

Week beginning 17th December:

Have a great Christmas and we look forward to seeing you return refreshed and ready to go in January.  There is no homework over the holiday period this time - I am sure you will all have enough to do to fill your time!

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 10th December:

  • In literacy we have planned and are in the process of writing and editing a new Robin Hood adventure.  The children have been thinking really carefully about what they write and have written some excellent stories as a result.
  • We have continued to look at maps of different scales, this week designing an Anglo-Saxon village with many of their typical features.
  • We had the pleasure of watching the drama club performance of A Christmas Carol and designed posters for the show.  Well done to all of those children involved - for those parents who got to see the play last night I am sure you will agree that the children performed brilliantly and did themselves proud.
  • We have had our Christmas craft afternoon – it was lovely to have so many parents come in and help us!  Next week we will be busy finishing our decorations off ready to bring home and hang on the Christmas tree.

HOMEWORK (10/12):

  1. As this is the final week before Christmas madness sets in, we are only setting one piece of Christmas themed homework for maths this week (it seemed cruel to test the children on grammar or mental maths next Thursday!)  We are also keeping hold of the folders over the Christmas period to give them a bit of a tidy and sort.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 3rd December:

    • In literacy we have continued working around the Robin Hood legends, this week writing narratives in response to film clips we have watched. 
    • Some of the class have been creating persuasive adverts aimed at encouraging Saxons to come to England in the fifth century.
    • We have looked at the ancient burial site of Sutton Hoo, and used our archaeological skills to try and draw conclusions from some of the artefacts that have been recovered from one of the mounds.
    • We have all designed a logo for the Thorpe St Andrew cluster of schools.  Mrs Worsdale is to take them all to a meeting next week and we are hoping one of our designs will be chosen to represent the cluster.
    • Some of the children were involved in the Christmas singing event on Wednesday evening which was a resounding success – well done to all involved!

HOMEWORK (7/12):

  1. Maths homework is inside the folder.
  2. Spellings are inside the red book.
  3. Continue to find out about Sherwood Forest, the setting for many of the Robin Hood tales.  Present what you find out in a way other than just writing, for example a poster or tourist leaflet.  You could include details of where it is, what sorts of things can be found there and if there are and, of course, it’s history.  You have only 1 week left - it needs to be handed in by 14th December.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 26th November:

  • In literacy we have been finding out some more about the legend of Robin Hood.  We have thought about some of the main characters from the tales and have written a narrative and descriptive passage in response to some video clips.
  • We have been comparing modern and Saxon homes and finding out about the origin of some UK place names.  We have plotted some of these place names on maps of the UK we drew.
  • Half of the class made some pizza pinwheels whilst the other half used the computer program Paint to create some images of our school – watch out for a display downstairs soon.

HOMEWORK (26/11):

  1. Maths homework is inside the folder.
  2. A grammar exercise is inside the red book.
  3. Find out about Sherwood Forest, the setting for many of the Robin Hood tales.  Present what you find out in a way other than just writing, for example a poster or tourist leaflet.  You could include details of where it is, what sorts of things can be found there and if there are and, of course, it’s history.  You have 2 weeks for this part of the homework, so it needs to be handed in by 14th December.

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 19th November:

  • This week in literacy we have been looking at how to present dialogue in our writing as well as starting a block of work based upon the legend of Robin Hood.
  • On Monday we (finally) had a chance to share our projects with each other – hopefully this means that the children will have lots of ideas ready for their next project which will be with them soon…
  • Mr Meager paid us a visit on Wednesday to begin a collaborative art project based around myths and legends.
  • We have been thinking about Anglo-Saxon homes and villages and are attempting to build our own.

HOMEWORK (19/11):

Maths homework is inside the folder – calculation practice this week.

  1. Spellings are inside the spelling book to learn before Thursday.
  2. This half term we are going to attempt to learn a Robin Hood story off by heart.  This week we are focusing just on the introductory paragraph and we will then work in groups to learn separate sections, so that between us we can retell the entire story.  Any encouragement to try and learn some of the story over the week at home would be appreciated! 

 

 

Highlights of the week beginning 12th November:

On Monday we had a special assembly with a guest who had performed in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.

  • We learnt the traditional story of Rumpelstiltskin before creating small books that can be shared with the key stage 1 children.
  • The children have been learning some of the science related to plants and the solar system.
  • We have looked at the story ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan and carried out some activities related to it.  Next week we are going to start a block of work around legends.

HOMEWORK (12/11):

Maths homework is inside the folder – calculation practice this week.

  1. Grammar homework is enclosed – I have kept hold of spelling books so that I can mark them.  Prepositions are quite a tricky area as the children use them all the time without knowing what they are.  The Year 6 children covered them in their grammar session on Thursday and we looked at them in class on Friday so hopefully they should be able to find at least some in the passage.

 

 

Highlights of the weeks beginning 5th November:

  • This week we have had a focus around Remembrance Day. 
  • In literacy we have written reports about the origins of Remembrance Day and some of the traditions that surround it.  We also created found poems after watching a short film about different individuals experiences of the war.
  • In art we have made poppies for the windows and created silhouette pictures in response to some well known pictures from World War One. 
  • We have also carried out some work to consolidate the children’s knowledge about forces.
  • Next week the children will be sharing the Olympic inspired projects with each other and be receiving their feedback cards.

HOMEWORK (5/11):

  1. Maths homework is inside the folder.
  2. New spellings have been given out this week for the children to learn – please remind them of the definition and sentence part of the spellings homework.