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Week beginning 13-3-17

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We are all really looking forward to Science Week

Year 3

During the third week of our ‘Yabbadabbado’ topic we will be exploring the narrative text: The Stone Age Boy. This exciting story explores what it was like living in stone age times. We will be creating our ow stories in the style of this. 

In numeracy we will be exploring addition and subtraction problems so get practising those methods. Don’t forget to learn your times tables!

During our topic learning we will be using natural materials to make our own paints like stone age people did.

We are really impressed with all the creative homework so well done to our families for their support with this. 

Year 4

This week, in mathematics children will be continuing their work on decimals and place value, ordering decimals to 1 and 2 decimal places. We will then be moving onto money and applying our understanding of decimals.

This week is Science Week. All classes will be taking part in a variety of challenges and new learning with the focus on ‘Change’.

As part of our Y4 science we will be looking at gases, their properties and uses.

SFA continues and each class will be starting a new book.

PE is on Monday afternoon and 4M will be swimming as usual on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

We are extending our learning relating to decimals and percentages.  Then using our four operations to solve word problems.
We will be investigating rivers from around the world.
Our focus in SPaG will be addressing skills gaps from recent assessments.
In art we will continue to develop our pastel skills
As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lesson that week.
Maths – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday
Please ensure spellings and times tables are practised ready for our weekly tests and regular reading is recorded in your child’s reading diary.

Year 6

Next week we will be:
Learning more about teeth in relation to science week.

In Maths we will be looking at shapes; 2D, 3D, rotation, translation and reflection.

In SFA we will be focusing on writing newspaper reports.

Don’t forget:
-PE takes place on Thursdays.
-Maths homework is sent out on Mondays and is to be returned on Thursday.
-English homework is sent out on Thursdays and is to be returned on Mondays.

We would like to share the following with our families:
-Thank you to those parents who have signed up to our ‘Spelling Bee’

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Science Week 2017

Science Week

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Science week is almost upon us and we are all looking forward to tackling some fabulous science with our classes! 

Guess the mystery scientist competition

Several pictures of mystery scientists will be displayed, with clues, along the corridors throughout the week. Children will be encouraged to try to find out their identities and what they were famous for.  This will be a good opportunity for parents to get involved too.  Entry forms will be sent to class and winners will be announced on Friday (with prizes)

Big Questions Competition

Also along the corridors several ‘Big Questions’ will be displayed (some of you might recognise them as ‘thunks’) Children and adults will be encouraged to answer the questions.  Entry forms will be sent to class and winners will be announced on Friday (with prizes)

Launch Assembly

Monday’s assembly will be used to launch the above competitions.

Star of the week assembly

This will be on Thursday with the theme being ‘Super Scientists’

Science Celebration assembly

On Friday we will host a celebration/sharing assembly.  We would like some work/photos/videos/demonstrations etc from each class to share with the rest of school.  The theme for this year is ‘Change’.

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The Big Spell Y5/6

The Big Spell Y5/6

A huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part in the Y5/6 Big Spell event this afternoon.

The spellings were all taken from the Y5/6 spelling lists and really proved quite challenging when under such pressure.

As with the Y3/4 event last week – our children were victorious.

Congratulations to everyone.

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Week beginning 6-3-17

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Year 3

Next week we are looking forward to learning more about our history and which civilisations shaped our country. We will be creating timelines dating all of the significant settlers and invaders from the Romans through to the Normans and learning which royal families ruled over us.

In maths we will begin a new area of learning on fractions in some classes and continue this learning in others. We hope to learn how to find fractions of shapes and some common equivalent fractions.

We received some amazing creative homework so well done to those children who brought it in and worked hard at home on this.

Year 4

Next week in Year 4 we will be continuing with our work on decimals, focusing on rounding decimals with 1 d.p. to the nearest whole number and challenging some to 2 d.p. In science we will continuing to classify materials with a special look at gases and how they behave.
In the potion topic we will be looking at the history of anesthetics, a particularly useful potion! As part of our geography we will be discovering the whereabouts of the world’s and UK’s mountain ranges.
PE for us is on Monday as usual and 4M will be swimming on Thursday.

Year 5

We are extending our learning about decimals and percentages, we will be continuing to develop our understanding of decimals, in the context of problem solving this half-term.
After a great start on our new topic we will be learning about the importance of rivers and how Anglo Saxons settled in the UK.
Our focus in SPaG will be recapping prefixes and suffixes.
In art we will continue to develop our pastel skills.
As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lesson that week.
Maths – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday
Please ensure spellings and times tables are practised ready for our weekly tests and regular reading is recorded in your child’s reading diary.

Year 6

Next week we will be: 
In Maths we will be focusing on translation and rotation; moving on from looking at 2D and 3D shapes. In SFA we will be focusing on Writing; looking at up-leveling our writing completed so far this year. In topic we will be completing our art work focusing on the Mexican festival ‘Day of the Dead’ 
Don’t forget:
-PE takes place on Thursday afternoons
-Maths homework goes out on Mondays and is due back on Thursdays. 
-English homework goes out on Thursdays and is due back on Mondays. 
We are looking forward to:
-Tasting delicious and vibrant Mexican food. 
We would like to share the following with our families:
Thank you to all parents who attended the year 6 SATs sessions. If for any reason you were unable to attend and would like any further information regarding this, please see one of the year 6 teachers. 
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The Big Spell Y3/4

The Big Spell Y3/4

Following the success of our families versus children maths competition.

Today was our very first – The Big Spell – families pitched their spelling skills against the children.

We are proud to announce that our children were victorious this time, winning by 3 clear points.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part – such good fun was had by everyone.

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Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade Fortnight

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Thanks to Betty, Mark and Joanne from Morrisons who joined us today for our assembly all about Fair Trade Fortnight.

They brought some samples of Fair Trade products into school so the children could see what the symbol looks like.

They explained all about why Fair Trade is important and the children asked lots of thought provoking questions.

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Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Children in school have been learning about Shrove Tuesday and Lent in their RE lessons.

We were lucky enough to have eggs and pancake batter donated by Morrisons so that each and every child had the opportunities to make and taste pancakes.

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Year 6 SATS meeting

Year 6 SAT meeting

SATS

Join us at either 2:30pm or 5:00pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017 for our Y6  SAT meeting.

Find out more information about the assessment and reporting process this year.

Let us know which time you would like to attend.

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Week beginning 27-2-17

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Wishing all our families a Happy Half Term Holiday.  

School opens at the normal time of 08:35 on Monday 27th February 2017.

Year 3

After the half term holidays, Y3 children will be starting our new topic – Yabba-dabba-do!  This history based project will involve us exploring events in British history.  We will begin by thinking about chronology and where important people come in the timeline of British history.  Then we will move on to explore the Stone Age through our shared text. ‘The Stone Age Boy’.

During creative learning we will explore cave paintings through a range of different medium.  In music we will be continuing to play the glockenspiels.  In maths we will be exploring fractions enabling us to put our division skills to the test.  Remember to keep practising those times tables.

We hope you all have a wonderful half term holiday and look forward to seeing you in the new term.  We are also looking forward to the wonderful creative homework.

Year 4

In the first week of Spring Term 2 Year 4 will be discovering their new topic ‘Potions’ which leads us into the science of ‘States of matter’ as well how potions are used in literature. We will be starting our Shakespeare play ‘Macbeth’, getting familiar the Act we will be performing later in the year.

In mathematics we will be focusing on decimals and how they relate to fractions and place value. SFA continues this week and children will be at the writing stage.

PE will be on the Monday and 4M will be continuing their swimming lessons on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

After a great start to our term on fractions, decimals and percentages last half-term, we will be continuing to develop our understanding of decimals, in the context of problem solving this half-term.

Our new topic will have a duel focus this time, looking at rivers and the Anglo-Saxon period in history.  Creative homework, which focused on rivers, must be in by the first Friday back.

Our focus in SPaG will be inverted commas as part of our Boot Camp.

In art we will begin to develop our pastel skills.

As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lesson that week.

Maths – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday

English – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday

Please ensure spellings and times tables are practised ready for our weekly tests and regular reading is recorded in your child’s reading diary.

Year 6

The first week back we will be: continuing to use the outcomes of our recent assessments to ensure that all areas of the numeracy curriculum are covered in depth; paying particular attention to shape, data and revising the four operations. In SFA we will be focusing primarily on writing; developing our awareness of various genres. Our new topic will be ‘Hola Mexico’ so prepare to have your taste buds tantalised and learn more about the cultures and traditions of the colourful country. 
Please remember: 
-PE takes place on Thursdays 
-Maths homework is sent out on Monday and is to be returned on Thursday. 
-English is sent out on Thursdays and is to be returned on Mondays. 
We would like to share the following with our families: 
Thank you once more for your continued support and for attending our year 6 open day. We are exceptionally proud of each and everyone of our year 6 children and how hard they are working in preparation for the end of year SATs test and to have a successful transition into KS3. 
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Talent Show 2017

Talent Show 2017

Well done to everyone who auditioned and those who made it to the finals which were held on 16-2-17.

Congratulations to our winners and runners up.

The magician duo came in a very worthy 1st Place.

talent show 2017

The whole event was organised and planned for by an amazing Y6 team of children.

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