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Week beginning 25-9-17

Year 3

Last week we had a brilliant time visiting The Yorkshire Wildlife Park and in our lessons we will be learning how to write a recount of our experience.

In maths we are moving onto a new topic. We will be focusing on addition and subtraction leading up to being able to use written methods for larger numbers. We are still focusing on the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

Please remember that homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Friday.

We have also renewed our subscription to PurpleMash and the children can continue to enjoy the software at home through the following link: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/sunnysidejun

 

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be starting our new topic of addition and subtraction in mathematics starting with a knowledge harvest.
In SFA we will be continuing with our book study and beginning to start our writing projects. In science we will be classifying animals in the sea and looking at developing our food webs. With the body of great work being produced, we look forward to displaying it around school!
PE is on Wednesday and 4AW will be swimming on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

Next week our journey into Ancient Egypt will focus on mythology and the gods.  We will use our internet research skills to discover a variety of Egyptian gods and how they were worshiped.  

Our focus in maths will be addition and subtraction where we will build on our learning from Year 4 to add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods.  We will also work to add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.  

In SfA we will begin writing using our new texts as inspiration as well as demonstrating our Year 5 SPaG learning. 

Year 6

Next week in maths we will be moving on to addition and subtraction; focusing on the written methods and solving problems.
In SFA we will be writing 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 writing a descriptive piece, completing rainforest inspired artwork and publishing our non-chronological reports on the tropical forests.
 
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:
– Learning more about rainforests – if you do anything creative at home remember to share this at school.
– Using different mediums in art
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Amazing artwork

Amazing Artwork

Lots of classes across school have been working on their art skills this week – from shading techniques to painting vibrant colours.  

We have seen lots of resilience and perseverance and outstanding outcomes.

Water colour washes in Y4 as part of their project ‘Blue Abyss’.

 

 

 

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Our Y3 children had an amazing time at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week – learning all about predators and different animals.

Lots of children even staff, faced their fears too.

The children will be using this first hand experience to enhance their class based learning throughout this term.

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Week beginning 18-9-17

Year 3

Next week, we are all looking forward to our visit on Thursday to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Whilst there, we will be learning about animals, how they survive in their habitats and some of the different food chains. Please remember your packed lunch and a coat just in case we don’t get decent weather. 

In our maths lessons, we are continuing to focus on learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will also be learning to apply our place value knowledge with problems and puzzles. 

Don’t forget to bring back your reading records each week so that we can add your team point on for all your home reading effort.

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be continuing with their work on place value in mathematics and learning Roman numerals.

SFA starts on Monday and children will be meeting their SFA teacher and starting their new book.

In science the children will be learning to interpret keys and how we classify living things. In art they will be looking at seascapes by different artists and creating their own seascape with patterning lines.

PE is on Wednesday and 4AW are swimming on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

Next week will see the beginning of our first SFA cycle and we are all looking forward to meeting our SFA teachers and joining our new groups.  We have some fabulous books lined up for this cycle and will be trying hard to work cooperatively in our new teams as we begin our first treasure hunts.  

In maths, our learning about place value will deepen as we begin to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 100000.  We have enjoyed extending our learning from Year 4 to include much larger numbers in our lessons.  

Our journey to Ancient Egypt will continue as we delve into pyramids and tombs of the pharaohs – who knows what we might discover!  

Year 6

Next week in maths we will be continuing our learning on place value – focusing on negative numbers.
In SFA we will be applying our skimming and scanning skills to locate evidence in the text to answer reading comprehension questions. As geographers, we will be continuing our learning about Rainforests. We will also be developing our art skills by creating rainforest inspired imaginary using a range of mixed medium. In addition to this, we will be finishing our non-chronological reports based on the tropical forests.
 
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:
– Learning more about rainforests – if you do anything creative at home remember to share this at school
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Exciting Learning

Exciting Learning

Since the start of the new term, every class has been working hard on their new projects.  

Our Y6 children visited the Lifewise Centre to learn about keeping safe in the community.  This was a great day supported by South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire Service.

We have had over 70 children audition for our Performing Arts Cast in preparation for the launch of our new production for 2018.  Letters will be going out soon outlining the children who have been successful in their audition.

Mr Turner from Wickersley School has visited two of our Y5 classes to provide practical science teaching.

 

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Week beginning 11-9-17

Year 3

In Y3 next week we will be continuing to learn about place value in maths. In particular, we will focus on being able to read and write numbers in both words and figures. We will also learn how to use our place value knowledge to add 1, 10 and 100 more to a range of 3 digit numbers. 

Our topic for this term is Predator and next we will be learning about a wide range of animals and how they can be grouped along with some of the more difficult scientific vocabulary such as predator, prey, producer, consumer, carnivore etc.

PE will normally take place on Tuesday afternoons but please bring your PE kits in on Monday and take them home on Friday each week just in case.

Don’t forget to practice your spellings that will be given out on Monday. There will be a quick test on Friday.

Year 4

In the second week of this term Year 4 will be continuing with place value in mathematics and assessing themselves in arithmetic.

In science they will be looking at using keys to ask questions and identify different living creatures.

In English we will be developing our writing through the theme of ‘The Blue Abyss’ with all its mysteries of the deep! Using our art skills we will be creating super images to add to our immersive environments.

PE is on Wednesday afternoon and 4AW will be swimming on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

After a fabulous first week back, we are looking forward to continuing our journey to ancient Egypt next week and learning about the Egyptologist  Howard Carter and his amazing discoveries.  

In maths, we will be demonstrating our arithmetic skills in our first Year 5 test this week as well as deepening our understanding of place value in numbers up to 1,000,000.  

We will be beginning science, with Electricity being our first focus.  

PE will be on Monday afternoon  and it is very important that everyone has the correct kit.

Please note the following information – 

Maths homework will be sent out on a Monday and must be returned on Thursday.

English homework will be sent out on a Thursday and must be returned on Tuesday.

Spellings and multiplication tables will be tested on Fridays.

Year 6

We welcome you all back from the Summer holiday and we hope you have all had a relaxing break – ready to take on the new school year!
 
Next week we will be carrying out maths, SPaG and reading assessments in preparation for future learning.
 
In topic, we will be continuing our learning about Rainforests – developing our art skills by creating rainforest inspired imaginary using a range of mixed medium.
 
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:
– Our visit to Crucial Crew on Wednesday
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New Term

New Term

Well done to everyone who has started the new term full of enthusiasm.

Everyone has looked very smart in their school uniforms – setting the high standard.

Don’t forget – all parents and carers are very welcome to join their child in class on Friday afternoon from 2:15pm onwards.

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School Holidays

School Holidays

School is now closed for the summer holidays.

On behalf of all the staff, I would like to thank everyone for a wonderful year – filled with lots of amazing memories and outcomes.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back in September – ready and raring for our new and exciting thematic projects.

 

Don’t forget that school opens for children on Tuesday 5th September 2017 @ 08:35.

 

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