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Week beginning 6-11-17

Don’t forget school is closed for children on 6-11-17 – staff INSET.

School opens for all children on 7-11-17 at the normal time of 08:35

Year 3

Thank you to all Y3 for a great start to the juniors with your first half term completed and we hope you have a lovely break. 

After half term we will be continuing to develop our understanding of multiplication and division in maths with more mental calculations and some practice using written methods. 
Don’t forget over the half term that you can still use TT Rockstars to improve your times table skills and climb up the leader board! 

Year 4

In the first week of the new half term, Year 4 will be delving deeper into multiplication and division, especially multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and a 1000. They will be learning about Remembrance Day and the history surrounding it, reflecting on their learning through a range of activities.
In science children will be looking at animals in their local environment and learning why some animals hibernate.
PE is on Wednesday and 4AW will continue to swim on Thursday afternoon. 

Year 5

Our learning in maths during first week back after half term will focus on multiplication and division.  We will be extending written methods to include dividing and multiplying by two digit numbers and using known multiplication facts to multiply and divide mentally.  

In SFA, we will be consolidating our learning as we draw close to the end of this first cycle and demonstrating our skills in our final assessments.

Our learning about Egypt will continue through Design and Technology where we will be designing, making and evaluating shadufs. 

Our thinking will also turn to Remembrance Day as we reflect on the sacrifice of others.

Year 6

On our return after the half term break, in maths we will be recapping the 4 operations and moving on to applying these skills to fractions; including:adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. 
 
In SFA we will writing a non-chronological report based on an animal from the Rainforest. We will be using our research/notes to develop these into paragraphs. 
 
As geographers, we will be continuing our learning about Rainforests. Including creating sock monkeys, classifying animals and learning all about Charles Darwin’s discoveries. 
 
Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings  in preparation for our weekly tests
– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday
– Remember to read often and complete your reading records
– Use Times Table Rockstars to practise your multiplication/division facts
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Returning back to school to continue our learning about rainforests. 
– Visiting the Cenotaph in Bramley to pay our respects.
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Half Term

Half Term

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School has now closed for the half term break.

We have an INSET day on 6-11-17.

School opens for all children at the normal time of 08:35 on 7-11-17

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Week beginning 23-10-17

Don’t forget school breaks up for half term on Friday 27th October 2017 at the normal time of 3:05pm

Year 3

Next week the children in Y3 will be completing their Christmas card designs. Please look out for their work coming home at the end of the week. If you would like to order any of your child’s work please bring back the form attached to their work.
 
In maths our focus will shift to multiplication. We will be revising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables along with learning how to count in steps of 3 and 4. By the end of the week the children will be solving problems and using written methods for more complex multiplication questions. 
 
Also look out for our recounts of our visit to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The children will be putting their handwriting practice to good use in order to produce a final presented piece.

Year 4

In the final week of this half term Year 4 will, in mathematics be focusing on multiplication and division, especially by 10, 100 and 1000. In SFA each group will be either starting their new book or finishing the writing project.
In science the children will be continuing work on food webs and using the iPads to track sharks in the oceans! 
PE is on Wednesday and 4AW swim on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

During our final week this half term, we will be completing our work on addition and subtraction, completing our knowledge harvest to show our progress.  SFA classes will be continuing their second cycle of work from their current books.  We will be completing our Cauliflower Christmas cards ready to be sent out at the end of next week as well as continuing our exploration of Ancient Egypt.  

PE kits need to be in school on Monday with both indoor and outdoor kits.

Our times table of the week is the eight times tables; we will be practising our quick calculations through fun interactive games which you can also play at home on both the Times Tables Rock Stars website and timestables.co.uk. 

Year 6

In our last week before half term within maths we will be consolidating our learning of all four operations including solving problems in context. 
 
In SFA we will be starting our next reading section; looking at non chronological reports. We will be focusing on sections and question types we can improve the most, based on our recent assessments. 
 
As geographers, we will be continuing our learning about Rainforests, including finishing and editing our descriptive writing. 
As year 6 artists, we will be completing our rainforest inspired artwork using a range of media – including: clay, acrylic and pencil. In addition to this, we will also begin to create collages to represent the countries where these magnificent jungles are located.  
 
Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings and times tables in preparation for our weekly tests
– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday
– Remember to read often and complete your reading records
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Publishing our rainforest descriptions
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Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

A huge thank you to all our families for their very kind donations this week towards our Harvest Festival. 

All of our children have worked very hard to produce outstanding work that was celebrated with everyone.

Thank you to Reverend Daran Ward for joining us and making everyone understand just that little bit more about ourselves.

Thank you to Mr and Mrs Moore who took our donations to Shiloh and Lighthouse, two charities in Rotherham that provide services and support to people who are less fortunate or having a pretty difficult time.

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Year 6 Residential

Year 6 Residential

80 of our Y6 children visited the Colemendy Kingswood site, where they spent a full week on an action packed programme.

Great fun was had by everyone – many fears were faced and many personal accomplishments made.

 

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Be Bright – Be Seen

Be Bright – Be Seen

Well done Y3 and Y4 for dressing bright for our special road safety assembly this week.

Whilst having fun with the outfits, the children heard a very special message.

As the nights are growing darker, the children learned more about keeping safe when out and about.

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Week beginning 9-10-17

A big thank you to everyone who attended open evening last week to discuss their child(ren). 

There were lots of positive comments received.

Year 3

Next week we are continuing to develop our understanding of addition and subtraction working towards solving puzzles and problems. 

The Harvest Festival is approaching soon and we will be busy practising our singing ready for when we visit the church in Bramley.
We will also be thinking about our Christmas card designs as we need to get these completed so they can be published in time for the Christmas holidays.

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be concluding their maths topic of addition and subtraction with solving word problems and a knowledge harvest. They will be moving onto multiplication and division skills later.

In science children will be studying food chains and food webs and, in history, will be researching the development of submarines. 

PE will be on Wednesday and 4AW will be swimming on Thursday afternoon. Thank you to all the parents and carers we met at our recent open evenings and, if you have any future concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Year 4 team.

Year 5

As our Ancient Egyptian journey continues, we will begin to discover what life as Egyptian was like.  We’ll learn about their homes, clothes and education system using our computing skills to help us with our research. 

In maths, we will be building on  our addition and subtraction knowledge from Year 4 by working with larger numbers and refining efficient mental methods.

In SFA, we will be sharing our first written pieces with our class teachers and beginning our new texts in the near future.

We are looking forward to reading the first drafts of your ‘Rhymecraft’ poems in the hope that some of them are published in a real poetry book soon. 

Year 6

Next week we will be enjoying our, week long, residential to Kingswood. We will be taking part in many activities: Jacob’s ladder, 3G swing and buggy building are just a few to mention. We are all extremely excited and we hope to come back with many fantastic memories (and possibly even a few conquered fears). 
For those children not attending – there is a week’s worth of exciting activities planned that will include all aspects of the school curriculum. 
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Telling you all about our visit to Kingswood!
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Week beginning 2-10-17

Year 3

Next week, we will be continuing to develop our recounts from our visit to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We are trying to include lots of time connectives and make them interesting for our reader by adding lots of details. 

We will also be learning how to use written methods for addition and subtraction following on from lots of practise working mentally using our number bonds and counting in tens and hundreds.

Harvest Festival will be coming up soon so we are starting to learn some of the songs that we hope to be singing.

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be continuing with their work on addition and subtraction in mathematics but focusing on applying their skills in word problems. In SFA children will be continuing with their latest book and developing their writing in a range of genres.

In science they will be studying food webs, both on land and in the sea, and understanding the concepts of predator and prey and the need to look after the environment.

PE is on Wednesday and 4AW go swimming on Thursday afternoon. The Year 4 team look forward to meeting parents and carers at Open Evening on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Year 5

Next week we will continue our focus on mythology and the gods.  Our learning in maths will be developing addition and subtraction skills through real life situations and our times table of the week will be 6.   These will be tested on Friday along with the weekly spelling list.   In SfA we will redraft our writing using the new texts as inspiration as well as demonstrating our Year 5 SPaG learning.  We are looking forward to our Open Evenings and sharing with you the positive start our Year 5 children have made.  Please remember PE kits must be in school on Monday.

Year 6

Next week in maths we will be continuing our learning of addition and subtraction; focusing on the written methods and solving problems. We will also begin to learn how to add and subtract fractions. 
 
In SFA we will be continuing our writing of a personal recount; basing our diary entries on the text ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and focusing on the point of view of Max – a mischievous young boy who travels to a mysterious island.
 
As geographers, we will be continuing our learning about Rainforests. Including finishing writing a descriptive piece and publishing our non-chronological reports on the tropical forests.  
As year 6 artists, we will be completing our rainforest inspired artwork using a range of mediums – including: clay, acrylic and pencil. In addition to this, we will also begin to create collages to represent the countries where these magnificent jungles are located.  
 
Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings and times tables in preparation for our weekly tests
– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday
– Remember to read often and complete your reading records
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Displaying our fantastic creations so far
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Brave the Shave

Brave the Shave

A huge shout out to Mr Price – our site supervisor who was a ‘brave shaver’ this afternoon.

A total of £599.04 was raised for Weston Park Hospital, a charity very close to everyone here at BSJS.

Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

 

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