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Geography Week

Geography Week

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This week, across school we have had a focus on geography – with every class completing some amazing activities and finding out lots of new facts.  some children have shone with their knowledge of the world – others have been amazed at some of the things they have found out.

From planning a holiday in year 3…

…to looking at differences in towns and cities in year 4

Our children in year 5 have been exploring rivers of the world and even have their own river base in the classroom.

Our year 6 children have explored mountainous regions and linked their learning to art.

Our Star of the Week children were all chosen for their commitment and enthusiasm to geography this week.

Well done everyone.

 

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Week beginning 27-11-17

Year 3

Next week is a special week in school with the main focus being on Geography. We will be learning about the different countries and their capital cities around the UK and Europe. The majority of the learning in Y3 will be about our coastlines. We will research some coastal locations and compare the man made and physical geography with other areas of our country. 

In maths we will be learning about 2D shapes and their properties including their names, number of sides and angles. We will also try and make models of 3D shapes from pictures. 

Year 4

In the fourth week of this half term Year 4 will be starting the maths focus ,’Area’. As it is ‘Geography Week’ our thematic focus will be ‘Cities of the UK’ so we will be studying where the major cities are, how they develop and why people choose to live in them.

Our science topic, ‘Sound’ continues with investigations into how musical instruments make their sounds and how we actually hear them.

Christmas performance rehearsals start too so it’ll be a busy week! PE is on Wednesday and 4AW are swimming on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

Following on from a fabulous Maths Week, when the children all got to become accountants, year five will now be completing a geography themed week.  We are looking forward to learning all about rivers; how they are formed, famous rivers of the world and where they are located in the United Kingdom.  We will be developing our map reading and drawing skills, and may even make a model or two!  In maths our focus will continue to be multiplication and division, in which the children are really developing their skills and understanding.

As usual, please ensure full outdoor PE kits are in school on Monday and reading diaries are brought in for checking on Wednesday.  Homework information is accessible on the school website and tests will take place on Friday.

Year 6

Next week in maths we will be learning how to apply the four operations to fractions. In addition to this, we will be continuing to earn stars in our arithmetic and times tables tests. 
 
In SFA we will be continuing with writing a non-chronological report based on a rainforest animal; applying the relevant features and using joined handwriting to publish our reports. 
 
As geographers, we will be continuing our learning about rainforests. We will also be celebrating geography week focusing on mountainous regions. We will be creating collages and facts sheets to celebrate this. 
In science lessons we will be continuing our learning about Charles Darwin and completing tasks based on how animals have adapted over time. 
 
Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings and times tables in preparation for our weekly tests
– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday
– Remember to read often and complete your reading records
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Geography week
– Applying our art skills to prepare work for ‘Picture This’ 
– Starting our Christmas rehearsals
– Becoming maths experts

 

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Maths Week 2017

Maths Week 2017

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This year, the main focus for our maths week is ‘maths in real life’.

We have a competition running this week –

Can you take a photo of maths in the real world? The more weird, the better.

Here are some of our entries.

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Week beginning 20-11-17

Year 3

Next week we are celebrating Maths Week in school. We are looking forward to all of the challenges and investigations.

Don’t forget you can enter the competition – who can take a photo of real life maths happening in weird and wonderful places?

We will also be learning more about the human body in our science lessons with a focus on the skeleton and why it’s so important to us and other animals.

Year 4

In the 3rd week of this term Year 4 will be participating in Maths Week where we will be doing investigations under the theme of ‘Real World Maths’. This will give the children the opportunity to get even more inspired and  practical.
In science we will be starting our topic of Sound and its links to musical instruments and in literacy classes will be developing their SPaG and book study.
PE is on Wednesday and 4AW are still swimming on Thursday.

Year 5

Next week will bring our long anticipated visit to Weston Park Museum. We will be taking part in Ancient Egyptian Workshops as well as exploring the other exhibits housed in the museum – developing our skills as historians. 

We will use our learning from the visit to inform writing in the classroom with explanations of the mummification process. 
Next week will be maths week and we are looking forward to using maths in real life contexts as we become accountants. 

Year 6

Next week in maths we will be celebrating maths week; becoming ‘builders’ and applying our mathematical skills and understanding to reasoning based problems.
 
In SFA we will be continuing with writing a non-chronological report based on a rainforest animal; applying the relevant features and joined hand-writing. 
 
As geographers, we will be continuing our learning about rainforests. In science lessons we will be continuing our learning about Charles Darwin and completing tasks based on how animals have adapted over time. 
 
Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings and times tables in preparation for our weekly tests
– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday
– Remember to read often and complete your reading records
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Maths week
– Are you smarter than a BSJS child?
– Applying our art skills to prepare work for ‘Picture This’ 
– Becoming maths experts
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Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying Week 2017

Our anti-bullying week began with a visit from South Yorkshire Police. 

PC Robson spoke to our older children about the Rule of Law within school and society.

He questioned the children about bullying behaviour and they were clear in their understanding.

PC Robson spoke about the consequences of our actions.

On Tuesday, our assembly was focused on being an ‘upstander.’

The children developed a greater understanding of the roles they play in keeping each other safe from harm.

 

An “upstander” is someone who recognises when something is wrong and acts to make it right.

When an upstander sees or hears about someone being bullied, they speak up.

Being an upstander is being a hero: we are standing up for what is right and doing our best to help support and protect someone who is being hurt.

On Wednesday, our assembly focused on what makes us be a buddy and not a bully.

We watched a video and reflected on the actions of key characters. 

We could identify the bullies and the upstander.

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Our anti-bullying week concluded with a full school assembly. 

Each class contributed work and shared their understanding.

 

 

 

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Week beginning 13-11-17

Year 3

Our new homework policy has started already so please have a look at the times tables and spellings for each week. These are always available online and are displayed in the classrooms. Next week our times table focus will be the 4’s.

In class, we will be focusing on refining our ability to use written methods for addition and subtraction as well as solving word problems.

We will also be learning about bones! In particular, why we need skeletons, the names of bones and how they are joined together.

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be continuing with their mathematical explorations around multiplication and division with a focus on problem solving. It is our final week of SFA until January and children will be showing off their writing projects related to their book study.
It is anti-bullying week and the children will be taking the theme ‘All different, all equal’ to produce a variety of writing, drama and art.
PE is on Wednesday and 4AW will be swimming on Thursday.
 

Year 5

Next week in Year 5 maths lessons our focus will turn to multiplication and division.  We will be consolidating formal written methods from Year 4 and extending our understanding to help us calculate with larger numbers.  We will be reflecting on our learning in SfA as we complete the final week in the cycle and look forward to applying co-operative learning skills in class based English learning.

The whole school theme will be Anti-Bullying  – ”All different, all equal’ next week and we look forward to celebrating our differences.  We will also be learning more about the British Value – The Rule of Law, beginning by a visit from the SYP.

Year 6

On a return, in maths we will be recapping the 4 operations and moving on to applying these skills to fractions; including:adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. 
 
In SFA we will writing a non-chronological report based on an animal from the rainforest. We will be using our research/notes to develop these into paragraphs. 
 
As geographers, we will be continuing our learning about rainforests. Including creating sock monkeys, classifying animals and learning all about Charles Darwin’s discoveries. 
 
Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings  in preparation for our weekly tests
– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday
– Remember to read often and complete your reading records
– Use Times Table Rockstars to practise your multiplication/division facts
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Completing more of our work on rainforests.
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Walker Morris Calendar Competition

Walker Morris Calendar Competition

We are very proud to celebrate 4 children’s outstanding art achievements.

Daisy, Murray, Lewis and Evie all have their artwork featured in the 2018 Walker Morris Calendar.

Well done children.  A super morning receiving your prizes in Leeds.

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Football Fun

Football Fun

Well done to our U9 girls football team who played against a range of other Rotherham schools on Friday afternoon.

Despite the heavy rain storm, the children soldiered on and played incredibly well.

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FABSS Fashion Show

FABSS Fashion Show

On Friday evening – FABSS held their Fashion Show for our families.

There was a great turn out to this event, showing support for the FABSS team who do such an amazing job raising money for the Junior and Infant school.

Thanks to everyone who come!

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