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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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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

lets-learn

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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