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Week beginning 27-3-17

Year 3

Next week, Y3 children will be exploring the Christian festival of Easter. This will involve expressing our learning through artwork, drama and writing. We are creating work for our school Easter festival.

Next week is assessment week so children will be showing us how much their learning has progressed through completing a range of assessments. We are looking forward to children using their skills well to complete these assessments. 

We would like to remind children to have an indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every week. 

Don’t forget to practice those times tables. 

Year 4

Next week Year 4 will be completing assessments in mathematics, reading and SPaG in order to review their progress. in mathematics we will be focusing on money word problems, especially trying to develop reasoning skills.

SFA continues with our range of texts and will be moving onto writing in order to add to our super portfolios of writing. In science we will experimenting with evaporation and learning the difference between boiling and evaporating. Our RE focus will change towards the Easter story.

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

Year 5

We will begin to develop our reasoning through percentages and word problems. 
We will continue to merge our two focus topics together, looking at the significance of rivers relating to the invasion of Britain, by the Anglo Saxons. 
Our focus in SPaG will be identifying gaps in preparation for our upcoming assessments.
In art we will continue to develop our pastel skills, discovering the art of blending. 
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: Focusing on area and perimeter in Maths – linking to our recent work on shape. In topic we will be planning and writing an instructional text on how to sabotage Mexican food – your taste buds will be tantalizing. In SFA, we will be moving on to the next unit of Reading Comprehension.

Don’t forget:

-PE will take place on Thursdays

-Maths homework will be sent out on Mondays and is due to be returned on Thursdays

-Literacy homework will be sent out on Thursdays and is due to be returned on Mondays

We would like to share the following with our families:

-Thank you to everyone that contributed towards ‘Red Nose Day’

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Bikeability Feedback

Bikeability Feedback

‘I would like to say a big “THANK YOU” to you and all school staff for inviting us and helping with the success of cycle training at your school starting Monday 20/03/2017.

As always, we very much enjoyed our time spent with you and would also like to say a big “THANK YOU” to all the Year 5 pupils for their superb energy and enthusiasm throughout the course.

We felt that they all really benefited from the experience and we hope they go on to put it all into practice.

Please also pass on our sincere thanks to the parents who gave permission for their children to participate in the course.

Finally, thank you for inviting us to the school, for the help of all your staff who helped with much of the organising, who made us so welcome and looked after us so well.’

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Rugby

Rugby

Well done to our rugby squad who played against a number of schools in the Wickersley festival this week.

They finished in 4th place.

Great play and sportsmanship from everyone.

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Week beginning 20-3-17

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Year 3

Next week in Y3 we will be continuing to explore our text ‘The Stone Age Boy’ We are enjoying exploring this book and researching facts about Stone Age people. During this learning we will be thinking about conjunctions and what part they play in joining sentences for our own stories. Also, we will be learning how to structure our work into paragraphs.

During maths learning we will explore addition and subtraction problems as well as revisiting time learning. Remember to practice learning how to tell the time on an analogue clock.

In creative learning sessions we will be using our powder paint skills to explore flowers this will enable us to surprise our mums for Mother’s Day.

We are looking forward to Red Nose Day next week 🙂

Year 4

This week, in mathematics we will be continuing our work on  money and applying our understanding of decimals.  We will be taking part in ‘Mastery Challenges’ which really help us to show off our deeper understanding.

Although, science week is over, there will be plenty more science opportunities during our Potions theme to work as scientists.  This week will be creating Potions which bring dead flies (raisins) to life and even make them dance!

We will be looking forward to Comic Relief and learning about how the charity helps people in need around the world.

PE is on Monday afternoon and 4M will be swimming as usual on Thursday afternoon, this will be an assessment session followed by games and fun!

Year 5

We are beginning to use all four operations to solve word problems involving decimal notation using money, weight and measure.
We will continue to merge our two focus topics together, looking at the significance of rivers relating to the invasion of Britain, by the Anglo Saxons. 
Our focus in SPaG will be recapping homophones.
In art we will continue to develop our pastel skills, discovering the art of blending. 
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 ratio and algebra. In SFA we will be further developing our writing, with a focus on informative texts such as a newspaper article. In topic we will be completing our art work based on the various colourful festivals of mexico. Finally, we will also be creating our mother’s day cards.

Don’t forget:

-PE takes place on Thursdays

-Maths homework goes out on Mondays and is to be returned on Thursdays. 

-English homework goes out on Thursdays and is to be returned on Mondays. 

-Red Nose Day will take place on Friday 24th March. 

We would like to share the following with our parent/carers:

Friday 24th March is Red Nose Day. On this day children are able to come to school in non uniform; all that we ask in return is a £1 contribution which will go towards the cause. 

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Performing Arts 2017

Performing Arts 2017

A huge shout out to our 53 children who took part in the Wickersley Partnership Trust music festival this morning.

There was a wealth of skill and talent from across 7 schools and it was great to be invited to be part of this show.

We are proud to announce that our school took the winning trophy – for the fourth year in a row.

Well done to everyone who took part.

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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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