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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

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Our Y5/6 children took part in a special assembly to reflect on the atrocities that took place during the Holocaust.

All classes conducted prior learning before the assembly and were knowledgeable on the events that took place.

They were able to talk about discrimination along with hope as two contrasting points.

A poem written by one of our Y6 children.

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Are you smarter than a Y5/6 BSJS child?

Are you smarter than a Y5/6 BSJS child?

This afternoon we saw some of our Y5/6 parents go head to head against their children in the second of our parents vs children maths afternoon.

The battle commenced and both parents and children applied their mathematical knowledge really well.

Unfortunately, for our children, the parents won for the second time!

Everyone had a super afternoon though.

Watch this space for what is coming next … after half term.

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Visiting places of worship

Visiting places of worship

Year 3 and Year 5 visited  different places of worship as part of their RE work.

Year 3 children are learning about the Jewish Faith and visited a Synagogue where they had a tour and were able to ask lots of questions.

Our Year 5 children visited a Hindu Temple and also had a tour.  The children were able to ask lots of questions to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Hindu faith.

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Week beginning 23-1-17

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Year 3

Next week in Y3 we will be exploring Disaster Island; a fictional island where many natural disasters happen. Our learning will involve using drama techniques and we will be extending this into narrative writing. We will be using our SPaG learning to boost our writing by using many technical areas such as powerful verbs and adjectives as well as clauses. 

In numeracy we will be exploring subtraction; thinking about using our written skills to answer and range of problems. Keep practicing those times tables

In creative sessions we will be thinking about using our painting skills to create lava pictures showing many mixed colours. In music lessons we will be continuing to practice working as part of a Samba band showing off our teamwork skills. 

We really enjoyed watching ‘Are you smarter than a BSJS child?’

Don’t forget your PE kit on a Wednesday.

Year 4

This week we will be focusing on the Celtic resistance to the Roman invasion and the role of Boudicca. In mathematics we will be applying our knowledge of fractions to solve problems and reviewing our arithmetical skills so far.

In computing we will be looking at making film trailers and in art we will be studying Roman mosaics.

In literacy children will be continuing with SPaG boot-camp, looking at the use of the apostrophe for singular possession.

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

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be applying their understanding of fractions to solve word problems and recognise mixed number and improper fractions. 

Children are continuing their Stargazers topic and next week we will be investigating gravity and its effects. 

In SPaG lessons children will be recapping our learning about relative and possessive pronouns.
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: 

Revisiting angles and shape; developing our understanding of finding missing angles and measuring angles using a protractor. We will also be looking at measurements; understanding the different types and the conversions between these. In SFA, we will completing our discursive writing on the pros and cons of using mobile phones. Following this we will be moving on to the next reading unit linking to our next writing genre. As the countdown to SATs is upon us, we are also spending a good amount of time focusing on various aspects of the SPaG curriculum and we will continue to do so within the coming weeks.  

Don’t forget:

-PE will take place on Thursdays

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

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

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Are you smarter than a BSJS child?

Are you 4

Are you smarter than a BSJS child?

Are you 1 Are you 2 Are you 3

Thank you to our 14 parents and grandparents who took part in our ‘Are You Smarter?’ Y3/4 competition this afternoon.

It was a great success with lots of fun and lots of maths.

The ultimate winners by just one point were the… Parents!

Are you smarter Y3 and 4 winners

Looking forward to next week where our Y5/6 children will take on their parents.  Let the upper school battle begin.

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Week beginning 16-1-17

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Year 3

During the third week of this half term Y3 children will be continuing to explore natural disaster from the past. In theme lessons we are learning all about rocks which involves us classifying them on different ways. Also we will be exploring vocabulary related to rocks such as igneous and metamorphic.

In our class literacy lessons we are exploring the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ This historical narrative is allowing us to explore what happened in the village of Pompeii thousands of years ago. We are beginning to write our own narrative stories based on this text.
In SPaG lessons we are exploring prepositions. We are really enjoying SPaG bootcamp lessons.

In maths we will be continuing to explore multiplication and division through a range of problems.

Don’t forget that we will be visiting the synagogue next week. Remember to think of some questions to ask on our visit.

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be continuing with their theme of ‘I am warrior’ and developing writing and art through their experiences last week on the excellent visit to York. many photos from this visit are available on Twitter.

In mathematics we will be continuing with fractions and focussing on addition and subtraction with the same denominator as well as learning about their decimal equivalents.

In science we will be examining the effects of magnets and testing their strengths through an investigation.

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be continuing our learning about fractions and their equivalents.

Children are continuing their Stargazers topic and enjoyed our fantastic visit to the National Space Centre.  Next week we will be learning all about the phases of the moon!

In SPaG lessons children will be recapping our learning about cohesion to link paragraphs.
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 shape and measure; paying particular attention to angles and shape. In SFA we will be continuing with our topic based writing, linking to our current creative topic ‘Gallery Rebels’ Following on from this, children will be either beginning or completing their art work focusing on a particular artist. Let our creative juices flow!

Don’t forget: 

-PE will take place on Thursday

-Maths homework will go home on Mondays and is due in on Thursday. 

-English homework will go out on Thursdays and is due in on Monday. 

We would like to share the following: Thank you once more for your continued support and don’t forget about our ‘Are you smarter than a BSJS child’ maths afternoon. Ask at the office for more information. 

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Year 5 visit the Space Centre

Y5 visit the Space Centre

The children in Y5 visited the Space Centre to learn more about space, the planets and the science behind all that happens in the sky.

They enjoyed their day and even had the incredible opportunity to go inside a Space Dome on their return back to school the following day.

Out of this world!

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Danelaw

Danelaw

Y4 all lived their lives as Roman Soldiers during their visit to Danelaw.

The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves despite the cold weather.

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First Hand Experiences

First Hand Experiences

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Children in Y4  will be visiting the Danelaw Viking Village and and Y5 visiting the Space Centre this week as part of their new thematic projects for this half term.

Ask your child about their visit and how it enhanced their understanding.

Year 5 will also be experiencing a planetarium star dome in school on Wednesday.

How exciting.

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Week beginning 9-1-17

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Year 3

During the second week of this half term, year 3 will be exploring our new topic which is based on natural disasters. In topic lessons we will focus on exploring a range of natural disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes.
For our maths learning this week will we be extending our learning on addition and subtraction.
In science learning we will be exploring volcanoes learning how they are formed and what makes them erupt. We will be building on this learning by exploring the locations of famous volcanoes in geography.
During art learning we will be starting to learn basic painting skills such as mixing secondary and tertiary colours. For music we will be continuing our glockenspiel learning by extending our learning from last half term.
We would like to share with you how impressed we were with the creative homework that the children brought into school this week.
Don’t forget to read at home as much as possible and practice your times tables.

Year 4

In the second week of term Year 4 will be visiting Danelaw to discover how the Celts lived and about the Roman invasion of Britain. Everyone is looking forward to it! We will be writing about our experiences and what we have learnt and felt.
In mathematics we will be continuing with the study of fractions and how to simplify them with use of common factors. In science we will be introducing the concept of forces, what they can do and preparing for our further study of magnetism.
PE this week is back to the normal Monday afternoon session and sessions will be outside so please ensure children have outdoor PE clothing .

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be beginning our learning about fractions.
Children are enjoying their new Stargazers topic and enjoyed learning all about the planets in our solar system.  Next week we will be learning all about the moon!
We are also excited to be going on our visit to the National Space Centre on Tuesday.
In SPaG lessons children will be recapping our learning about prefixes and suffixes.
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: 

Re-visiting multiplying and dividing fractions and furthering our knowledge and understanding of the arithmetic test. In SFA we will be moving on to write a discursive text that focuses on the use of mobile phones within school. Our topic this term is ‘Gallery Rebels’ which gives children the opportunity to create their own, creative art work. 

Don’t forget:

-Literacy homework is sent out on Monday and is to be returned by Thursday. 

-Maths homework is sent out on Thursday and is to be returned by Monday.

-PE takes place on Thursdays – please remember your PE kits. 

We are looking forward to:

-Continuing out art based topic ‘Gallery Rebels’ 

-Our end of year visit to London. 

We would like to share the following with our families: 

We hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas break. 

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