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Week beginning 4-4-16

Let's Learn Together

Year 3

After the Easter holidays, Y3 will be continuing our topic on natural disasters. This will involve us studying a range of other disasters such as tsunami and avalanche. In science lessons we will be exploring a range of rocks thinking about how to classify them in different ways.

During maths learning we will focus on measurement. This theme will enable us to explore mass and units of weight. Please remember to practice your times tables over the holiday so you don’t forget them.

In creative sessions we will focus on narrative writing, music and powder paint skills. This will help us express our learning, on natural disasters, in different ways.

SFA groups will be starting back after the holidays so ask your child about their new group.

Homework for over the holidays is an extended writing piece. Look out for this coming home with your child.

As always, thank you for your continued support over this half term.

The Year 3 Team

Year 4

The first week of the Summer term in Maths, will see Year 4 consolidating and embedding our learning in Place Value as well as perfecting formal written methods of addition and subtraction.  
We will be settling into our new SFA groups and fine tuning our co-operative learning skills while reading some engaging and challenging texts.
Our initial learning in our Misty Mountain theme will include researching Losehill of Castleton, as well as applying our first hand learning and experiences to write a report on the area.  Is Losehill really a mountain?  We will find out!  Our geographer skills will also come in handy as set out to identify Earth’s largest mountains.

Year 5

In the first week of the Summer Term we will be introducing our fabulous new topic titled ‘Alchemy island’. This theme is based around an imaginary island which will be the focus of creative writing. Who lives there? What goes on there? As well as the opportunities for populating the island with weird and wonderful characters we will be focusing on the role of ‘The Alchemist’, a scientist who experiments with the elements. If this was a film, what would the soundtrack be like? Mysterious? Exciting? Epic? So there will be opportunities to make music too!

In mathematics we will be learning to use all four number operations using decimal notation and in the context of money and measures. Our SFA starts again and we are looking forward to reading our new books and writing treasure hunts.

PE is on Tuesday afternoon as usual and please ensure children bring a change of footwear as the field may be used but could be a little muddy.

Year 6

After the Easter break..
We will be focusing primarily on preparing for the end of KS2 SATs tests. In order to do so effectively, we will be carrying on with SFA (Success For All) and booster sessions which will begin after school for Maths (a selected group) and SPaG (all welcome).

The last part of every afternoon will be spent working collaboratively across the year group with a broad range of activities – choose from art, sport, baking etc.

Don’t forget….
-Remember to read at home in order to earn those DOJO points.
-Remember PE kits must be brought into school every Monday and taken home on Friday.
-Please remember to return your homework.

We are looking forward to…
-Preparation for our 2 night residential to London (for those children attending)
-Enterprise activities (for those children remaining at school)

We would like to share the following with our families…
-Thank you for your continued support and thank you to those parents who attended our ‘Stay and Learn SPaG sessions’

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Table Tennis Team Victory

Table Tennis Team Victory

Table Tennis Winners Regional 2016

A huge congratulations to our U11 Boys Team who took part in the ESTTA Regional Finals on Sunday 20th March.

After over 6 hours of playing, the boys were victorious and now make it through to the National Finals.

This is the fourth year in a row for the school boys team to make it to the National Finals.

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Good Luck to Amy M in Year 6 who will be taking part in the British Primary Schools Championships to be held in April, in Guernsey.

We look forward to hearing about your weekend Amy.

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Y4 Residential Visit

Year 4 Residential Visit

Our Y4 children thoroughly enjoyed their 2 day residential visit to Castleton, learning about geography and the environment along with developing their communication and teamwork skills too.

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Breakfast Club Launch

Breakfast Club Launch

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our Breakfast Club, commencing after the Easter break.

Week beginning 4-4-16

This will be running for a trial 8 week period in the first instance in collaboration with the Infant School.

Your child will have received a letter regarding this today.

Please register your place with the school office.

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Problem Solvers Team

Problem Solvers

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Our intial team of Problem Solvers have become fully established in their roles and are now beginning to train up some of their peers from Y3 to Y5.

Welcome to our new additions to the team who have begun their training this week, supported by Ann Foxley-Johnson.

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Week beginning 14-3-16

Let's Learn Together

Year 3

Next week is a busy week for Y3 as we will be working hard to express our learning from our topic in a range of different ways.
In RE learning we will,be thinking about Easter and what the meaning of it is to Christians. Our learning will involve us creating work for a special school assembly which will take place on Friday.
In maths learning we will focus on units of measure. This exciting learning will involve us thinking about weight and how it is measured.
During creative writing lessons we will be continuing to explore the story of ‘Escape from Pompeii’ The children have enjoyed our drama learning linked to this book and are looking forward to extending this into our writing.
Next week is national Science week so we are looking forward to exploring shelters, which may be used during natural disasters and thinking about materials and their properties.
Don’t forget to read at home as much as possible and keep practising those times tables.

Year 4

What a final week to the spring term it will be in Y4 next week!

Firstly, well done to everyone who has done so well in their maths assessments this week; all your teachers are very impressed with your progress!

Maths next week will be more marvellous measures and a some spectacular statistics. Have your analytical heads on for some data collection and analysis!

English will focus on the area you’ve got to in class. 4G and 4D are explaining the digestive system and 4MW are completing Viking diaries.

There is of course the residential visit to Castleton and we’re all looking forward to the challenge walk, gem panning, fossil hunting and exploring the lead mine – fingers are crossed for good weather!

For those children not going, an exciting Thursday awaits: a visit to the library as part of National Science week will make sure you’re not missing out on the excitement. 

If you’re on the residential – remember to check your packing list; if you’re in school, remember your PE kit!

Year 5

In the final week of this Spring Term we will be completing our mathematics assessments to see the progress we have made since Christmas. We will be reviewing our topic of Pharaohs, writing about what we enjoyed learning about the most.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar assessments will continue to enable us to see how well we have improved since starting SPaG bootcamp.  On Tuesday we will having the penalty shoot-out as part our PE. We will be producing some interesting work based on the Easter Story culminating in our Easter assembly next Friday.

Year 6

Next week we will be looking at the human mouth (linked to Science Week) thinking carefully about the different teeth that we have and what they are used for. In addition to this, we will also be holding an investigation as to how different liquids can cause the teeth to decay.

In the run up to the Easter holidays, we will also be focusing on this Christian festival however, we will link this to the Sikh celebration known as Maghi – where Sikhs sacrificed their lives to protect Gobind Singh.

This week it is also Autism Week and therefore we will be looking at what autism is, the traits of autism and much more.

Don’t forget….

-Remember to read at home in order to earn those DOJO points.

-Remember PE kits must be brought into school every Monday and taken home on Friday.

-Please remember to return your homework.

We are looking forward to…

-Continuing our creative topic ‘Hola Mexico’

-The Talent Show

We would like to share the following with our families…

-Thank you for your continued support.

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Anne Frank Exhibition

Anne Frank Exhibition

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30 of our Y6 children visited the Anne Frank Exhibition which linked well with our work on Holocaust Memorial Day.

The children extended their learning through this experience and were able to ask many purposeful questions.

They considered stereotyping and how this influences society today and how it impacted upon society in the past.

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Thank you to Riverside for hosting this event.

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Stay and Learn Y3/4

Stay and Learn Y3 and Y4

Over the last two weeks our Year 3 and Year 4 classes have held Stay and Learn Maths Sessions.

These have been really well attended and we have had excellent feedback.

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Don’t forget Stay and Learn with:

Y5 on the 10th and 11th March 09:00-10:00

Y6 on the 14th and 15th March 09:00-10:00

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Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair Trade Fortnight

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As Martin Luther King famously said, ‘before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half the world’.

Despite our dependence on farmers and workers for the foods, drinks and products that we love, about 795 million people are undernourished globally.

When people are paid a fairer price, they can have more control over their lives when times are hard, and worry less about how they will feed their families. Whether it’s the extra cash in their pockets or being able to expand their farms to grow more food to eat, Fairtrade means many farmers and workers are able to fulfil a basic human need – to put enough food on the table for the people they care about, all year round.

During school each class will be thinking more about Fair Trade Fortnight and be focusing their learning on why this is important across the world.

Homework images below from Alfie in Y5 and Elise in Y4

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