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Week Beginning 16th November 2015 

 

What a busy week we have had! Thank you to everyone who took part in last week's Children in Need event and for those who took part in the baking - we had a great turn out an raised lots of money which was fantastic. Thanks to parents and guardians who offered their support with the baking, masks and attending the sale to purchase the tasty treats!

 

Just a reminder of bits and bobs:- 

Firstly PE will continue to be taught on Tuesdays as normal, however the children will also be having the privilege of a Harriers training session on a Friday afternoon to teach the children football skills, healthy living and making healthy choices in diet and fitness. Children will therefore need their P.E. kits on school for both Tuesdays and Fridays please.

 

Homework for Year 5 will be the topic grid for this term's topic 'Marvellous Me' and it will be expected that children complete one activity per week. Year 6 will be given a Literacy and Numeracy set task per week along with opportunities to practice times tables and spellings. Year 6 will also be given a copy of the topic grid, however this isn't compulsory and is therefore optional if you would like to complete an activity. Please find attached the homework grid and weekly homework task for Year 6 under 'Homework' on the class page.

 

Homework is due in on Tuesday mornings and is expected to be handed in on time to ensure turn around of marking can happen before handing homework books back on a Thursday. We had some fantastic efforts and creative responses to last term's homework and I was astonished at some of the creations; keep up this hard work, it is lovely to see! 

 

We are working on circles and angles in Maths this week and have been looking at letters in Literacy - children will be writing formal, informal and persuasive letters throughout this unit. Any help you can give within these topics at home would be supportive. We are continuing to look at World War 1 in topic! Any research you can do around WW1 will help with this term's topic. In Science we are looking at healthy living and how the body works and have started to look at food groups and how they can help support the body in different ways. This week we will be looking at the circulatory system in more detail and how fast our blood flows through our body.

 

Up-coming Events

Tuesday 17th November - Year 5 will have the opportunity of working with a specialist dance teacher from Ingestre, to put together a performance along the theme of WW1. This will take place all day.

Thursday 19th November - Cross Country (weather permitted)

 

Any queries about anything during this term, please feel free to ask! 

Miss Alton smiley

 

Week Beginning 2nd November 2015 

 

Welcome back to you all after a lovely half term break!

 

We have a few things going on this half term within Class 4 which you may need to be aware of.

Firstly PE will be taught on Tuesdays as normal, however the children will also be having the privilege of a Harriers training session on a Friday afternoon to teach the children football skills, healthy living and making healthy choices in diet and fitness. Children will therefore need their P.E. kits on school for both Tuesdays and Fridays please.

 

Homework for Year 5 will be the topic grid for this term's topic 'Marvellous Me' and it will be expected that children complete one activity per week. Year 6 will be given a Literacy and Numeracy set task per week along with opportunities to practice times tables and spellings. Year 6 will also be given a copy of the topic grid, however this isn't compulsory and is therefore optional if you would like to complete an activity. 

 

Homework is due in on Tuesday mornings and is expected to be handed in on time to ensure turn around of marking can happen before handing homework books back on a Thursday. We had some fantastic efforts and creative responses to last term's homework and I was astonished at some of the creations; keep up this hard work, it is lovely to see! 

 

We are working on multiplication and division in Maths this week and have been looking at diaries in Literacy - any help you can give within these topics at home would be supportive. We are beginning to look at World War 1 in topic and have started to write diaries in the style of soldiers - these look great! Any research you can do around WW1 will help with this term's topic. In Science we are looking at healthy living and how the body works and have started to look at food groups and how they can help support the body in different ways.

 

Up-coming Events

Wednesday 11th November - SATs Meeting for Parents (Year 6 children welcome) 

Thursday 12th November - Blakedown Bake Off!

Friday 13th November - Superhero Mask non-uniform day: Children in Need

 

Any queries about anything during this term, please feel free to ask! 

Miss Alton smiley

Week 2 - 14th September 2015 

This week we have continued to look at similar topics to last week during Numeracy and Literacy. We have practiced working systematically in Numeracy and have been introduced to RA (Round and adjust) PA (Partition) CO (Count on) DA (Double and adjust) NUMBO ( Number bonds) to help with our mental challenges with addition and subtraction. We have worked with new logic problems enabling us to use trial and error skills, find patterns and make lists to help us become much more efficient mathematicians! 

 

In Literacy we have looked at some original copies of comics dating back to the 1970's and have analysed the features of comic writing and the layout of a comic text - next week will begin to develop our own characters and settings and begin to structure our own comic. 

 

In Science we have researched a lady called Mary Anning who is renowned for being a paleontologist (someone who studies fossils) children used secondary sources such as: books and online research methods to find out as much as they could about her. 

 

In topic this week we have continued our focus on 1960's popular culture and have looked more into the work of Roy Lichtenstein, who created enlarged images from comics and used the skill of Ben-Day Dots and pointillism to add effect to his work. We developed our own onomatopoeia similarly to the ones used in comics and create our own Lichtenstein pieces of art. You can see these displayed in our KS2 corridor. 

 

Spellings this week consist of the 'shull' sound made up by -tial and -cial please ensure you have practiced these before Monday ready for the test.

 

Many thanks for taking the time to see what we have been up to this week!

Class 4  

 

Week 1 - Week Beginning 7th September

This week we have welcomed back with open arms everybody following this year's summer holiday - We hope you have all enjoyed the break! smiley

 

This week we have been working hard and have spent some time looking at our new topic 'Secrets to Success' and 'The Arts' where we have dived into the world of Pop Art and the 1960's. We have started to look at the work of Andy Warhol and the influences this had on the art culture during the 60's. We have also started to choreograph a dance routine based around significant moves taken from the 60's to the tune 'Twisting the Night Away' by Sam Cooke.  

 

In Science we have begun our topic on Evolution and Inheritance and have looked at how fossils are created and how this might help us to see the different stages of evolution and development within a particular specie. 

 

In Numeracy we have been looking at numbers up to 10 million and have been using greater than and less than < >, rounding and ordering to secure our understanding of such large numbers. 

 

In Literacy we have looked at what makes a 'Hero' including: personality, appearance, abilities. The children decided, along with other ideas, that a hero is somebody who often risks their own lives for the benefit of saving somebody else. 

 

The children have been issued spellings this week; our suffix which we are learning is the 'shus' sound, -cious or -tious. These will be tested on Monday 14th

 

Continue to look here regularly to find out all about our learning.

 

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