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FABSS need 2 minutes of your time please to vote for their Community Pergola!

We have applied for the Aviva Community Fund and if we get enough votes we would be granted a sum of money which would enable us to build a large pergola on the joint school field to provide shade in the summer months for children during school time, after school clubs and weekend football clubs. 

We would be really grateful if you could spend just 2 minutes of your time to register on the Aviva Community Fund page and register your 10 votes for our project. You can vote 10 times for each email address you have. Please click on the link below and share this with family and friends.

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-3178

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Week beginning 14-11-16

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Year 3

Next week in Y3 we will be starting work on our Christmas Play entitled ‘A tale of two birthdays’ This exciting play involves lots of singing and dancing so be sure to practice those lines if you have a speaking part. 

Also, year 3 children will be researching foods from around the world. This will involve us learning about healthy eating and a balanced diet. Our science learning will focus on this too ensuring we learn key vocabulary related to this topic. 

In maths we will be exploring division methods and thinking about how this links to multiplication. 

During creative learning we will be exploring painting skills through our designs for the Christmas calendars. 

During creative afternoons year 3 will be improving our handwriting skills through practising a range of letters. As well as this, we will be learning about pulse in music lessons,enabling us to investigate pieces of music in greater detail. During art lessons, we will be continuing to learn vital pastel skills. Finally, our afternoon skills lessons will involve us learning about Spanish numbers so we can discuss our age in a different language. This will build on our conversation skills we learned this week. 

We would like to share how much we enjoyed being detectives this week. Year 3 children used their skills well to investigate a number of crimes. 

Don’t forget to check with your child’s class teacher each week for their PE day. 

Year 4

In the third week of this half term we will continuing with multiplication and division in mathematics focusing  on problem solving and multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit.

This is our final week of SFA so we will be finishing our writing and reviewing the books we have been reading. It is anti-bullying week so we will be learning about bullying, what it is and how we can prevent it.

In our topic work we will be looking at weather data from various regions of the world and deriving conclusions. In science we will be making electrical circuits and learning what makes a circuit and how we can make switches.

PE is on Monday and swimming with 4J on Thursday.

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be continuing with multiplication and division in our maths lessons; exploring multiples, factors and prime numbers. 

Children are enjoying their Ancient Greeks topic and will be exploring the origins of the Olympics in History lessons. 

Children will continue to practise the Christmas production songs and should be learning their lines ready for performance rehearsals. 

In SPaG lessons children will be learning about modal verbs to indicate possibility.
As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lessons on Tuesday.

Homework is sent out on the following days:

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.

Now the weather has a decidedly winter feel, please remember coats and suitable outdoor footwear.  School shoes will still be needed for indoors.

Year 6

Next week we will be:
In SFA the children will be publishing their explanatory texts about the life-cycle on an Emperor Penguin – linking to their creative, cross-curricular topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’
 

In Maths we will be moving on from ordering, converting and simplifying fractions to adding and subtracting fractions.

Don’t forget:
-PE will take place on Thursday afternoons so therefore please remember your PE kits on this day.

-Homework is sent out on the following days:
Maths – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday

English – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday

We are looking forward too:

-Continuing work on our current topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’ 
-Our Christmas rehearsals
We would like to share with our families:
Thank you again for your continued support.
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Remembrance

Remembrance

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Mr Mangham led our whole school Remembrance assembly this week.

Together the children learned about the confusing and rather complicated reasoning behind the start of WWI.

The children learned a little more about how hard life was when living in the trenches.

They discussed one of the great battles that took place in 1916 – The Battle of the Somme and found out that this lasted 141 days between 1st July and 18th November.

Our Y6 children walked to the Cenotaph on the 11th to pay their respects and to lay our wreath of Remembrance.

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School will also be taking part in the community Remembrance service on Sunday 13th November in Bramley.

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Week beginning 7-11-16

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Year 3

During the second week of our Scrumdiddlyumptious topic, we will be exploring the journey of a coco bean. This will allow us to explore the life cycle of a plant and think about where chocolate comes from. 

We enjoyed investigating our ‘break in’ this week and have written detailed instructions on how to catch a chocolate thief. Hopefully we will be able to catch the thief soon. 

In numeracy we are continuing to explore multiplication and division through learning our table facts. Remember to practice these at home. 

We have had some amazing creative homework for our new topic. Well done to the children who participated in this. 

Year 4

In the second week of this half term Year 4 will be continuing with multiplication and division with a focus on reasoning and applying their knowledge. In science we will be studying electricity in the home and learning about safety regarding mains electricity. We are also continuing with ou Blue Abyss topic and looking forward to our visit to Scarborough Sea Life Centre in a few more weeks.

Thank you very much to the children who have brought in such wonderful creative homework.

PE for Y4 will take place on Friday afternoon this week.

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be continuing with multiplication and division in our maths lessons. 

Children will be starting their new Topic, Ancient Greeks, exploring their democracy and comparing it to modern day systems. 

We will be allocating parts for our Christmas production and children will begin to learn the different songs.  In SPaG lessons children will be learning about relative clauses and how to use these effectively in their writing.
As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lessons on Tuesday.

Homework is sent out on the following days:

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:
Continuing our non-chronological reports in SFA, linking to our current creative topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’ In Maths we will be continuing with fractions; following our work on converting, comparing and ordering fractions. 

Don’t forget:
-PE will take place on Tuesday afternoon this week so therefore please remember your PE kits on this day.

-Homework is sent out on the following days:

Maths – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday

English – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday

We are looking forward too:

-Continuing work on our current topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’ 

We would like to share with our families:
There were some brilliant creative homework returns, thank you again for your continued support. 

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Week beginning 1-11-16 (INSET 31-10-16)

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PLEASE NOTE THAT SCHOOL IS CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING ON 31-10-16

Year 3

After half term, Y3 children will be starting their new topic – Scrumdiddlyumptious. This exciting project will involve us tasting foods from around the world. Also, we will be finding out about where food comes from. 
During science lessons we will be exploring plants which will enable us to research how food goes from a tiny seed to food on our plates. 
In writing lessons we will explore the journey of chocolate as well as writing our own instructions about how chocolate is made. Our creative writing skills will help us to describe a range of fruits. 
During art lessons we will be using pastels to design different fruits. 
In maths we will be starting to explore multiplication in different ways including the written method. Remember to keep practising those timestables.
Well done on a super start to the junior school and we look forward to seeing you all after your holiday. 

Year 4

In the first week of our new half term we will be focusing on multiplication and division in mathematics. Children will be ensuring they are comfortable with formal methods and move on to reasoning skills.
SFA continues for 3 more weeks and groups are looking at starting a new exciting book. In science we will be studying Electricity so this week we will be assessing what we know already and then plan future investigations.
Though our visit to Scarborough Sea Life Centre isn’t until the fourth week we will be preparing for it by researching some of the creatures we expect to find there.

Year 5

On our first week back we will be starting our fluency practice in multiplication and division.
We will be launching our new humanity based topics: Ancient Greece from an history perspective and Great Rivers from a geography angle.
We will begin the term with another push on handwriting, presentation and times-tables.
SPaG will be covering modal verbs.
Please remember PE and now days are turning cold bring your coats.
Homework still follows the same schedule.

Year 6

After half term we will be: Moving on to focus on fractions in Maths; considering the four operations, ordering and finding fractions of amounts. In SFA we will be moving on to focus on persuasive writing, linking to our next cross-curricular topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’

Don’t forget:
-PE will take place on Thursday afternoons so therefore please remember your PE kits on this day.
-Homework is sent out on the following days:
-Maths – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
-English – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday

We are looking forward too:
-Starting our new topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’ a science based topic.

We would like to share with our families:
Thank you to parents/carers for your continued support. We hope that you have a lovely half-term break.

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Half Term Break

Half term Break

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Wishing all of our families a restful half term break.

Don’t forget school is closed to children on 31st October for INSET.

School re-opens for children on Tuesday 1st November 2016 at the usual time of 08:35.

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Harvest Service

Harvest Service

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This week we have held our two Harvest Services – in school and at our local church – St Francis in Bramley.

Children across school have worked hard to bring together words and thoughts about Harvest and other autumn festivals.

A huge thank you for all of the donations received this year.  All food items will be donated to Lighthouse and Shiloh – two charities based in Rotherham.

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Week beginning 17-10-16

lets-learn

Year 3

During the last week of this half term, Y3 will be learning about the celebration of Harvest. We will be learning about different harvested vegetables and the process that farmers take to get these yummy foods to us in the shops. As well as this we will be using our poetry skills to write about tractors and combine harvesters. 

We are looking forward to our Harvest festival and have been learning some new songs for this. 

In maths we will be starting to learn about multiplication methods. We need to practice our times tables so we can recall them easier and quicker. 

We are in the process of creating our own Christmas cards so we can share these with you. Look out for them coming home soon. If you would like to order a Christmas card for a child in your class then please return the forms buy next Thursday. 

Don’t forget Y3 PE kit must be in school all week including a change of shoes. 

Year 4

In the final week of this half term Year 4 will be reviewing their topic ‘The Blue Abyss’ so far and looking forward to further study next half term before we move towards Christmas and our science topic ‘Electricity’.

In mathematics we will be problem solving with addition and subtraction and also assessing our arithmetic skills so far this term.

Our Harvest Festival preparations are underway and we will be writing poetry and designing lights for our assembly next Friday.
We will be listening to ‘When the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo and focusing on environmental issues and the health of the oceans.

PE is on Monday as usual and 4J swimming is on Thursday.

Year 5

Next week year 5 will be continuing our work on addition and subtraction written methods aiming to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills for these operations.  

In RE we are looking forward to sharing our findings about Pongal in the Harvest Festival assembly.  Any donations of tins, packets or fresh produce for our Harvest table will be gratefully received.  All donations will be given to Lighthouse and Shiloh.

In art we will be completing our still life pictures to demonstrate our pencil skills. 

We will be completing our topic work by writing a descriptive piece about the bread we baked and then publishing our recipes for our class book.
As always, PE kits need to be in school on Monday ready for our PE lessons on Tuesday.

Homework is sent out on the following days:

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.

We are also looking forward to:

Seeing you all on Friday 21st for our half-term showcase.

Year 6
Next week we will be: Continuing with topic writing and in SFA moving on to non-chronological reports. In Maths we will be recapping on the areas covered this term and then moving on to look at other areas focusing on ‘number’

Don’t forget:
-PE will take place on Thursday afternoons so therefore please remember your PE kits on this day.

-Homework is sent out on the following days:
Maths – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday

English – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday

We are looking forward too:

-Continuing work on our current topic ‘Revolution’
-Completing our ‘Cauliflower Cards’
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SEND Support Group with Jo Pilgrim

SEND Support Group with Jo Pilgrim

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If you are a parent / carer or guardian of a child with special educational needs or who has a disability, please join Jo Pilgrim at her first SEND support group of the new academic year.

This is an informal coffee and a natter about how your child’s needs might best be met – who you can talk to and ask for advice and a great opportunity to meet new friends too.

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2016

Time: 1:00pm onwards

Location: Bramley Sunnyside Junior School

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Harvest Services

Harvest Services

All of our children will be taking part in one of our two Harvest Services next week.

Y3 will be attending St Francis’ Church on Tuesday where they will be sharing and celebrating their learning.

Y4-6 will lead their service along with Rev Darran Ward in school on Friday.

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This year we are asking families for donations to support two charities – Shiloh and Lighthouse – two very worthy causes supporting the less fortunate in Rotherham.

Please bring in any donations of the following:

Tins, packets of food including biscuits, cereals etc.

Fresh produce only to be brought in on Friday 21st please.

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