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Week beginning 5-6-17

Year 3

After the half term break, Y3 will be starting our new English based learning project – ‘Heroes and Villains’ This exciting topic will allow us to explore a range of different heroes and villains in literature both in history and more recent. We will be learning how to read for information; pick out key facts; ask and answer questions; skim and scan and how to structure answers in comprehension questions.

In writing lessons we will be learning how to describe characters as well as write settings for traditional tales. SPaG bootcamp will involve us embedding conjunctions by using them correctly in our writing. Also, we will continue to develop our inverted comma skills.

In numeracy lessons we will begin to explore ways of measuring using different equipment.

Our creative learning will still be based on Picture This. We have been working so hard to produce high quality work for this project. We will let you all know when you can view this display.

We are looking forward to seeing some amazing creative homework. Tweet us your masterpieces and preparations to the school’s Twitter account as we would love to see them.

Year 4

In the first week of our final half term together we will be introducing our new topic called ‘Playlist’. This is a music and science based theme where children will be composing music both with instruments and digitally using Garageband. The science aspect is that of ‘Sound’.

In mathematics we will be continuing with geometry, position and direction including understanding co-ordinates.

We will be continuing with SFA in literacy and PE will be on the usual day of Monday afternoon with 4O swimming on Thursday.

Year 5

The year 5 team hope you have all had a rested half-term break and we look forward to welcoming the children back for our final half-term in year 5.
In our maths lessons, we will be learning to convert metric and imperial measures, including distance, time, volume and mass.

We will have our final art lessons creating our Picture This! pieces ready for the exhibition.  Additionally, we will be starting our Beast Creator topic; exploring the deadliest animals and the creepiest crawlies!

Creative homework is due in by Friday 9th June, this is however optional.
 
Please ensure spellings and times tables are practised ready for our weekly tests and regular reading is recorded in your child’s reading diary.
As always, please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday ready for the week ahead.

Year 6

Next week we will be: continuing with writing in SFA, continuing with our end of year performance rehearsals and finally, we have lots of other exciting activities planned. 

Please done forget: 

-Don’t forget to bring your PE kit in on Monday. 

-Please see the school newsletter for important dates regarding transition, sports day and leavers assembly. 

We would like to share the following with our families: 

-We are exceptionally proud of each and everyone of our year 6 children for their understanding, dedication and mature attitudes. Thank you again for your continued support. 

 

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Week beginning 22-5-17

Year 3

During the last week of this half term, Y3 will be expressing our Picture This! learning in a variety of ways. We have written some amazing creative writing about the picture and are are looking forward to publishing it with our neatest handwriting ready for display. 

In maths we will be extending our Geometry learning by exploring angles in 2D shapes as well as parallel, horizontal, vertical and perpendicular lines. Remember to learn those times table facts. 

In art lessons we are exploring clay, felting, water colour and ink work to create work for our Picture This display. 

Remember that Puppy Party Day is coming up in a few short weeks. Have you got your puppy ears at the ready?

Year 4

In the final week of this half term Year 4 will be reviewing their arithmetic skills with a short assessment and then moving on to position and co-ordinates in mathematics.
In SFA we are continuing with our new books and preparing our writing for publishing. In science we will have the pleasure of listening to parents and carers who work in the medical field to visit classes in order to talk about their work to help us with our Animals as Humans topic.
Our assembly to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity and we will be studying our chosen country and preparing work to show in assembly. We will be discussing casting for Macbeth and starting to practice lines, though children are reminded that this is a team effort and everyone will be involved.
PE is on Monday afternoon as usual and 4O are swimming on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

In maths, year 5 will be developing our understanding of reflection and rotation
In the afternoons we will be focusing on art projects related to Bruegel’s picture of children’s games, ready for the forthcoming Picture This! exhibition. 
Maths homework – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English homework – 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.
As always, please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday.

Year 6

Next week we will be: continuing with our rehearsals for the end of year 6 production (you’re in for a colourful treat) Furthermore, we will be spending time focusing on writing within SFA. In addition, a number of our year 6 children will be spending three days in their capital city – observing British traditions and visiting famous landmarks.

Don’t forget:
-PE takes place on Thursdays
-London visits take place next week and the first week back following the spring holiday.

We would like to share the following with our families: Thank you once more for your continued support. We are exceptionally proud of each and everyone of our year 6 children for their dedication during SATs week and now their determination towards the end of year performance.

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Football Tournament

Football Tournament

Well done to our Y6 boys and girls football teams who took part in the Premier League Primary Stars tournament at the New York Stadium.

Our girls came in 3rd place and our boys won the overall tournament.

Absolutely amazing teamwork from all schools.

 

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Week beginning 15-5-17

Year 3

Next week Y3 children will be starting their last SFA cycle. The children are looking forward to this.

In topic lessons the children will be exploring different art skills for our art focus topic. We will be learning how to print; creating our own templates on polystyrene tiles and experimenting with diluting paints. Also, we will be learning new clay skills so we can create 3D work for our Picture This! Project.

In maths we will be exploring 3D shapes by thinking about nets. This will build on our previous 2D knowledge.

Don’t forget children need outdoor PE kits in school with a sun hat in case of warm weather.

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be moving onto the study of symmetry in mathematics and exploring the concept through art and science. SFA starts this week so children will be starting new books and writing journeys. Our Macbeth rehearsals continue also, children are learning new theatre skills so keep visiting Twitter to see the latest pictures! We are starting to make props and costumes too.

In science we continue with the digestive system by examining what other animals eat and researching on the internet. If you work in the medical profession and would like to talk about your job to small groups of children then please contact any of the Year 4 teachers.

PE is on Monday as usual and 4O go swimming on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

In maths, year 5 will be starting to look at rotation and reflection of different shapes.

We will be looking forward to starting our last SFA cycle of the year. 

In the afternoons we will be focusing on art projects drawn from Bruegel’s picture of children’s games, ready for the Picture This! exhibition. 
Maths homework – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English homework – 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.
As always, please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday.

Year 6

Next week we will be:
Continuing with our writing within SFA. Furthermore, we will be spending more time on our next art based theme surrounding ‘Picture This.’ In preparation for our end of year performance, we will be casting roles and beginning rehearsals.

Please don’t forget:
-PE days take place on Thursdays
-London visits take place during 24th-26th May and 7th-9th June.

We would to share the following with our families:
We are ever so proud of each of our year 6 children for their effort, commitment and determination during SATs week – they have done themselves and the school proud.

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Y6 SATS

Year 6 SATS

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This week our Y6 children will be taking their end of KS2 SATs.

They have all worked extremely hard and we are very proud of the commitment and dedication they have given to their learning.

We wish them every success.

Breakfast club is available every morning for those wishing to attend.

 

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Diversity Week

Diversity Week

Our children have been learning more about diversity.

They have been thinking about what makes them unique and different from each other.

They have been learning about acceptance and tolerance.

All children took part in our special assembly where children’s knowledge was shared and discussed.

 

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Week beginning 8-5-17

Year 3

Next week Y3 children will be starting design technology projects based on the Picture This picture. We will be using and testing a range of materials in order to make our products aesthetically pleasing.

In maths lessons the children will be exploring adding and subtracting fractions. This will build on their previous fraction knowledge.

Thank you for the creative homework we received from some of the children. Many of them researched different artists in great detail showing real appreciation for their artwork.

The children would like to share how much they enjoyed their residential visit. Each one of them took risks and challenged themselves to achieve new things. We are really proud of each and every one of them. The Kingswood staff commented on how well behaved they were. Well Done children.

Year 4

This week Y4 will be using their knowledge of angles to describe 2D shapes and different types of triangle. In literacy which is class based Y4 will be describing the process of digestion as a chronological report and getting to use those time adverbials!

In science Y4 will continue to explore the digestive system and learn new vocabulary. We will have had our first session with Pete from Open Minds Shakespeare so we will be looking to develop our new skills within class. PE is back to Monday afternoon and 40 will be swimming on Thursday as usual.

Year 5

In maths, year 5 will be investigating the properties of regular and irregular polygons.
In English we will be completing our writing based on a visual stimulus. 
 In RE we will be exploring four Biblical stories from Genesis, starting with Adam and Eve.
In Spanish lessons we will be continuing our learning about dates and seasons.
Maths homework – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English homework – 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.
As always, please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday.
Who will make rock hero? Don’t forget to practise on the website

Year 6

Year 6 children will be working hard on their SATS next week with a few treats in store at the end of the week.

We wish them all the very best and are sure that their hard work will pay off.

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Yorkshire Primary PE and Sport Premium Awards

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We are really proud to announce that  Bramley Sunnyside Junior School have won the South Yorkshire Award in the Increased Participation in Competitive Sport category.

Well done to all our children who actively engage in sport and represent our school so well.

Our school has now been entered into the Yorkshire Finals which will take place later in June.

 

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Y3 Residential to Kingswood

Y3 residential to Kingswood

This week our 76 of our Y3 children went to Kingswood for an overnight residential visit.

The children faced many fears not only with the challenges of Kingswood activities, but some had never been away from home before.

Each and every child was exemplary in their attitude and behaviour and were commended on more than one occasion.

A dedicated page to Kingswood 2017 can be found here.

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