Another weekend is upon us and the children all deserve a well-earned, 2-day break!
In maths, they have worked their socks off and have achieved many successes with decimals and fractions. Next week, we will also be looking at the relationships between decimals, fractions and percentages and finding percentages of amounts. In Literacy, we are continuing to look at different techniques which authors use through a range of genres and applying these in our own writing. Four girls from Year 6 had the opportunity of attending a Writers’ Day this week and meeting the author, Ciaran Murtagh (photo below). Mrs Bennett was very impressed with their contributions on the day and, as a class, we enjoyed hearing about some of the author’s top tips for creative writing!
Enjoy your weekend everyone and have fun practising the songs and dance moves for this Tuesday’s trip to the O2!
In Year 6, the children have been continuing to work hard in the various areas of learning and have had another busy week. There has been lots of challenge and perseverance in Maths, where children have been multiplying decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 using knowledge of place value and extending this to multiplying decimal numbers by decimal numbers; next week we will be using similar knowledge to divide decimal numbers and to problem solve in a range of decimal contexts. So if any children want to go on Mathletics, these are good areas to focus upon.
Lots of super Viking homework has been coming in and it’s been great to see children taking pride in their work. We have had conversations about this in class this week, encouraging children to use their best presentation and work ethic in pieces of work across the curriculum. The class have been enjoying our class reader, Viking Boy, which is rich in language and plot and has prompted lots of discussions. Please continue to help us foster your children’s love for reading, by encouraging them to read as much as possible at home – thank you.
The class have been very appreciative of the CGP books which Two Waters have purchased for them, in order to practise and reinforce the many areas of mathematics along with spelling, punctuation and grammar. The children will be bringing these books home on a regular basis, which they are really keen to do, with a quick turnaround of completing a brief activity (approximately 10 / 15 minutes) and returning to school fairly promptly. They’ve been really organised and efficient in doing this so far, standing them in good preparation for secondary school.
Thanks again for all your continued support – your children are a delight to know and teach.
It has been an exciting Monday in Reception! We received a message from Superhero HQ with a challenge. The Evil Peas from the story ‘Supertato’ had muddled up all of our sentences so we had to spend time fixing them.
It was also Messy Monday again this week…the children got the chance to use pumps and sprays to make marks in the rain! They got very wet and messy today!
Last week we learnt the cherry method in Maths. They had to select a number and then work out different ways to make the total using objects. Take a look at our fantastic problem solving! Have a go at home with your child and see if they can show you how to use the cherry method.
We also had a visitor from the Road Safety Officer who taught us all how to cross the road safely. The children listened beautifully and all cross the zebra crossing extremely well.
It has been a busy two weeks…and there is still more to come!
This week we have really got stuck into our new topic, ‘The Bronze Age’ and spent time learning all about Stonehenge. We talked about its geographical location, physical appearance and why it might have been built, understanding that nobody really knows for definite why it was built but coming up with thoughtful ideas and suggestions. We then made our own models of Stonehenge using biscuits, working as a team with a limited number of biscuits to recreate the famous landmark as best we could; however I think the most exciting bit was getting to eat them afterwards! For pictures please see our class page on the website.
In Maths this week we have focused on multiplication and learning our times tables. Next week we are beginning to move onto more formal methods of multiplication, beginning by using a number line and then moving onto the grid method. In Literacy we are thinking all about grammar and have become experts this week in using subordinate clauses in our sentences.
New spellings will come home with the children today, there is also a copy of these, as well as the homework pack, on the website.
Have a lovely weekend 🙂
Mrs Lemarie and Miss Shay
Happy new year to all the families of Year 6; I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas break and are feeling rested.
The children have settled back in well over the past two days and continue to impress adults around the school with their good behaviour choices and positive role modelling.
We are looking forward to finding out lots about The Vikings in our new topic and a homework pack linked with this will be brought home with the children on Monday. In Science, the children will start to look at Classification and next week’s Maths will be all about co-ordinates and also transitions. This half-term’s Literacy unit will cover a whole range of fictional genres which the children will compare and contrast. The children have all come home with their new spellings today, which can also be found on the school’s website. As usual, please do encourage them to read as much as possible and to take part in Mathletics activities which will support their learning.
Have a happy weekend, whatever you are doing, and I’ll look forward to a full week of learning (and laughter) next week.
The end of term seems to have come around so quickly and Christmas is almost here! The children have had an excellent first term in Year 3 having already made so much progress and have started becoming much more independent. We are very proud of what they have accomplished so far this term.
Just a little snapshot of what to expect in the New Year – our first topic will be following on from ‘The Stone Age’ and starting to move into the ‘Bronze Age’ and onto the ‘Iron Age’. This will give the children a really detailed understanding of this lengthy era in history. We will be looking at how people lived, making our own 3D versions of Stonehenge as well as Bronze Age beakers and considering what life would have been like as an Iron Age warrior.
Thank you so much for all of your very kind Christmas gifts. We hope you have a fantastic Christmas and a happy new year and look forward to seeing you back at school on January 4th.
Mrs Lemarie and Miss Shay 🎅🏻
We did it!
The autumn term has simply whizzed by and your children have been an absolute pleasure to teach; they are really blossoming and growing-up!
It was great to see so many of you at this morning’s Christmas singing event. Thank you for getting with the 80’s bug and enabling them all to come in so brilliantly dressed up. They really looked the part and performed the Band Aid song fantastically. I was very proud of them as I’m sure you were too.
Thank you so much for all your generous Christmas presents; I’ve been very spoilt! Enjoy a wonderful fortnight of family fun and I look forward to seeing you all again in January.
This week has been extremely exciting for everyone, especially the children. Starting the week off with a snow day and then back on Tuesday for our Nativity Dress Rehearsal which went amazing. In the afternoon we had the best afternoon sledging and making snow angels on the field. The children had so much fun (even the adults got involved!)
Today’s show was absolutely fantastic, we were so proud of the children singing, dancing and speaking so clearly. We hope you enjoyed watching them on stage performing so well.
Please let us know if you can help on Friday with the walk to the church. Thank you!
Enjoy the rest of your week.
The Reception Team
This week, the children took part in a Space Dome workshop, as pre-learning for our Space topic later in the school year. The children explored the training necessary to become an astronaut and investigated a variety of planets and stars. They finished with a fun ‘roller coaster’ experience through the rings of Saturn. In Literacy, we are looking at instructional texts and in Maths we are learning about perimeter and area. We are coming towards the end of our topic of Anglo Saxons and will be exploring buoyancy in our final Science lesson of the year next week.
Enjoy your weekends!