Welcome to Year 6!

It has been an absolute delight getting to know your children over the past few days and here’s to a fantastic final year at Two Waters!

In Maths, we have been looking at formal written methods for the four operations, which we will continue to do next week. The children have also learned a times table game, which involves a packet of playing cards, that they may wish to play with you at home.

In Literacy, we have used a wordless book, ‘Tuesday’, as a starting point for various elements of grammar.  We will continue to use it to explore powerful language choices when writing about the adventures of levitating lily pads and flying frogs.

Homework packs have been sent out this afternoon and are linked with our topic:  The UK. Your children have made clay model maps of the UK this afternoon so they should be able to tell you about its countries, along with capital cities and other towns.

Have a restful weekend and I look forward to seeing all their smiley faces again on Monday!

Mrs Chassebi

Welcome to Reception!

The children have settled exceptionally well this week! They have enjoyed exploring the classroom both indoors and outdoors.

      

We have also discussed the classroom rules and introduced a new and improved snack bar which the children have absolutely loved. They have been brilliant with selecting their snack and then washing their bowls and spoons after eating.

 

 

A huge thank you for sending in all the bowls and spoons, tea towels, fairy liquid and tissues. We really do appreciate all of your help and support!

Please keep emailing family photographs as we will display them in the home corner in frames which the children enjoy looking at.

Reception Class Meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th September at 2:45 in the classroom.

Have a great weekend and see you Monday!

Thank you from Mrs Hunter

Dear Parents

I just wanted to write a little note to say thank you for the many gifts and cards that you very kindly gave me at the end of last term.  I thoroughly enjoyed teaching each and every one of your children and will miss them this year!

Warmest wishes,
Mrs Hunter

Welcome to Year 5!

Good afternoon!

I hope you have all had lovely summers.  Welcome to Year 5!  I have really enjoyed getting to know the children this week.  We have been reviewing place value in Maths and grammar in Literacy.  The children have had fun creating a rainforest tree for our Rainforest topic and creating rainforest musical compositions.

We will start our Talk4Writing unit on Monday, which will be adventure stories.  The children will be using Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Running Wild’ as their class book.  To link to this, they will be also be exploring artwork by Henri Rousseau.

Homework packs have been sent out this evening (also available on the website), along with the first week’s spellings which will be tested next Friday.  Please note that the Homework pack refers to TT Rockstars, however, TT Rockstars will be replaced with Mathletics this year – further details of this will be sent out in due course.

I hope you have a good weekend!
Warmest wishes,
Mrs Hunter

WW2 Garden Plot

During Summer 1, Year 5 learnt about Britain during the Second World War.

We learn about rationing to air raids and evacuees to propaganda. As part of our art learning we designed our own vegetable plot in the style of a World War Two ‘Grow Your Own’

We were also incredibly lucky to have an Anderson Air Raid shelter made and delivered to us- Thank you to Daisy Ashtons Dad – It looks fantastic!

We planted carrots, sweetcorn, cucumber, tomatoes, beetroot and cress – were excited to taste them once they have grown!

 

Start of Summer 2

Year 5 have had an amazing start to Summer 2!

We have enjoyed lots of science investigations where we have been testing out the friction of different materials as well as designing our own parachutes.

At home we have been working hard on our homework and have even created our own Medieval cheese cake- some of which we got to taste – an interesting insight into Medieval cooking!

In preparation for Sports Day – we have been practicing our racing skills as well as designing and testing out our own obstacle courses!

Supertato has been found…!

It has been an exciting couple of weeks. The Evil Peas captured Supertato and his vegetable friends! The children decided to create ‘WANTED’ posters and stick them around the school and some even built traps to catch The Evil Peas.

Finally, we found some Evil Peas in our outdoor area and we locked them in a jar. Then soon after we managed to find Supertato and his friends.

Just a little reminder that Monday 19th June is our School trip to College Lake. The weather is predicted to be extremely hot so please make sure your child is wearing a hat and sun cream has been applied before school. Also please provide your child with extra bottles of water.

Have a lovely weekend!

 

Summer 2 begins!

Year 5 had a lovely half term, lots of holidays and special events that they were all happy to share with each other this week.

We kicked off the week with some forces experiments in Science. Year 5 designed and implemented a fair test on the friction of different materials. They later designed a fair test on air resistance – a parachute for James Bond!

We are looking forward to starting our Medieval topic next week, so any research you can do at home will really help the learning 🙂

The children produced some great adventure stories- kicking off our new topic in Literacy where we will be studying the Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll.

Outdoor Learning Day

Year 3 took part in our whole school Outdoor Learning Day this Thursday.  We used the KS2 playground area for our whole class maths investigation into foreign currency and then went out onto the field to perform scenes from the play script of The Twits (our current literacy focus is on writing and performing play scripts).  During the afternoon, the children painted watercolours and helped to dig over our garden area. We then planted spring onions and are looking forward to watching them grow!

Next week we are looking forward to our Mediterranean Day on Wednesday as well as writing our own play scripts towards the end of the week.

For this final week before half term, we will be practising our 4 and 8 times tables.

Mrs Hunter

How fast can you run in 12 seconds?

‘How fast can you run in 12 seconds?’ was the focus of our Maths lessons this week!  The children estimated how far they thought they could run and then put their running skills to the test.  Using trundle wheels, they measured their distances and compared their results to their estimates.  In Science, the children investigated light and dark and the relationship between the sun and moon.  And in French, the children are continuing to learn a wider range of verbs.  This coming week we will be learning to measure weight in maths and writing a tourist leaflet in literacy to put our persuasive writing skills into practice.  Our times table focus is the 8 times table.

Warmest wishes,
Mrs Hunter