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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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Road Safety

Road Safety

Some of our Y5 children went out on the local roads around school to check out the speed of some of the road users.

The children learned lots about safe driving and road safety during the morning.

They also thoroughly enjoyed checking out the speed of cars driving near our school.

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Y6 Art Gallery

Y6 Art Gallery

To conclude the ‘Art Gallery’ project for this half term, our Y6 children hosted their very own art gallery where there work was on sale.

This event was attended by family members and was a huge success.

Thanks to everyone for contributing.

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Internet Safety Week

Internet Safety Week

Every child in school this week has been learning more about how to keep themselves safe online.

This was supported by two assemblies – 1 to launch the week and one to celebrate outcomes.

We made sure that the grown ups at home also received information about privacy settings and being cyber savvy grown ups.

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Week beginning 13-2-17

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Year 3

During the last week of this half term, Y3 children will be starting to express our topic of volcanoes. We will be publishing our extended writing, creating scientific diagrams and finishing our artwork. 

In numeracy we will be starting to explore time though our measures work. This will involve us thinking about how many seconds are in a minute, how many minutes are in an hour and how many days are in a year. Please keep practicing those times tables. Remember Y3 children are working on 2,3,4,5,6,and 8 x tables. 

In topic learning we will be exploring different types of rocks through short science experiments. This will enable us to explore the rock cycle. 

We are looking forward to thinking about our new topic – look out for creative homework coming soon. 

Year 4

In the final week of this term Year 4 will be reviewing their theme of I Am Warrior and looking at the legacy of the Romans, their buildings, roads etc and where we can find evidence today. I science we will be looking at how magnets are used in everyday life.

In literacy Year 4 will be continuing their new books in SFA and studying the story of Macbeth in readiness for next terms preparation for the Open Minds Shakespeare Festival in July. The classes are very excited about producing a play. More details to follow next half term. the children are also looking forward to the Talent Show on Thursday afternoon!

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

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be showing our understanding of fractions and decimals through problem solving.  

Next week we will be completing our learning about the moon landing.

In SPaG lessons children will be reviewing recent assessments and adverbials.
As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lesson that week.

Maths homework out Monday returned 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: Following on from assessments this week, we will be consolidating our learning within Maths and SPaG, revising specific areas. In SFA, we will be continuing with our story writing.

Please don’t forgot: 

-We break up from school on Thursday 16th February 2017 – Friday is an INSET DAY

We would like to share the following with our families: 

-Thank you to those who attended the ‘Art Gallery Exhibition’

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Y3 visit the local library

Y3 visit the local library

One of our Y3 classes visited the local library in Wickersley this week for a fun filled morning of magic and wizardry all linked to Harry Potter.

The children really got into the atmosphere by dressing up in their Harry Potter outfits and thoroughly enjoyed the broad range of activities that were put on for them.

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Week beginning 6-2-17

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Year 3

In Y3 next week we will be exploring internet safety week. This will give us a greater understanding of the ‘www’ as well as the knowledge of how to be safe online. 
We have really enjoyed Chinese New Year focus week. Y3 children painted dragons, drew Chinese letters, made dragons and researched China as a country. We are really proud of the work they achieved. Please come into school next week and view the display outside 3F. 
In numeracy we will be continuing to explore 2D shapes. We have been working hard to recognise the names of all the shapes and are looking forward to exploring properties of them. Remember to keep practising those times tables. 
Next week begins the new cycle of SFA learning and the children are really excited to start exploring new texts. 
Can we remind children about PE kits please as many of the Y3 children don’t have a it in school. 

Year 4

This week we will be reviewing our progress so far in mathematics and reading with some assessments and then continuing with our study of time and solving time problems.

Success For All starts this week and some children will be swapping teachers for their literacy in the morning meanwhile we will looking at Roman architecture and testing the strengths of paper columns to find out which shape is the strongest.

It is also Internet Safety day on Tuesday and children will be learning how to stay safe online and understand that all information posted online will remain for many years even if deleted.

In science we will continuing with our study of magnetism. PE is on Monday as usual and 4M go swimming on Thursday.

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be extending our understanding of fractions as decimals and their equivalents.

Next week we will be continuing our learning about the moon landing, completing non-fiction writing related to the moon landing.

In SPaG lessons children will be learning about word origins (etymology)
As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lesson that week.

Maths homework out Monday returned 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 assessing what we have learnt so far within this academic year. On topic ‘Gallery Rebels’ we will be completing our amazing pieces of art in order to share the with our friends and families within the Art Gallery Exhibition on Friday. Internet Safety week will also be lots of fun; learning all about staying safe whilst using electronic devices. 

Don’t forget: 

-PE takes place on Thursdays

-Maths homework will go out on Mondays and should be returned on Thursdays

-English homework will go out on Thursdays and should be returned on Mondays

We would like to share the following: 

-You should have received a letter regarding the year 6 open days. Please return your slips confirming the time that would be best suited. We look forward to seeing you at the Art Gallery Exhibition. 

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Week beginning 30-1-17

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Year 3

Next week in Y3, we will be exploring different types of rocks. This will involve us learning about the layers of the earth. We will be learning how to draw scientific diagrams as well as use scientific vocabulary to describe properties of rocks.

In topic lessons we will be exploring tsunamis by thinking about how they effect the lives of people.

Also, next week we will be learning about Chinese New Year.

In numeracy we will be exploring 2D shapes and their properties. This will involve us thinking about the area and perimeter of shapes. Don’t forget to to practice your times tables; we have been working on 3,4 and 8’s.

Next week is the start of SFA lessons so the children are looking forward to this.

Year 4

In Year 4 this week children will be learning more about telling the time and solving problems involving time, whether that be hours, minutes, seconds or days, weeks, months and years.

In history we will be continuing with our ‘I am Warrior’ topic focussing on the reasons for the Romans leaving Britain and their legacy. In Design Technology we will be testing various structures to discover why the Romans designed buildings as they did.

In science we will be testing the strength of various magnets and answering the question, ‘Is a big magnet always a strong magnet?’ Next week is Internet Safety Week where there will be activities around using mobile technology and computers safely.

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

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be extending our understanding of fractions and learning to multiply mixed number fractions .

Next week we will be learning all about the moon landing, completing non-fiction writing related to the moon landing.

Class based learning relating to the Chinese New Year – Rooster

In SPaG lessons children will be recapping relative clauses.
As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lesson that week.

Maths homework out Monday returned 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 focusing on measures – paying particular attention to converting imperial and metric measures and solving problems. In SFA, we will be moving on to the next genre of writing which will be to write a short story. In topic, we will be working towards completing our art work linked to the current topic ‘Gallery Rebels’ this will be in preparation for the afternoon where our families can come and view the vast array of colourful masterpieces which we will be all be participating in.

Don’t forget:

-PE takes place on Thursdays

-Maths homework will go out on Mondays and should be returned on Thursdays

-English homework will go out on Thursdays and should be returned on Mondays

We would like to share the following:

-You should have received a letter regarding the year 6 open days. Please return your slips confirming the time that would be best suited.  These days are planned around discussing the progress your child has made along with our expectations for the rest of this academic year.

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