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Spring Week 2

This week in English, we have started to learn about instructions. We looked at what imperative (bossy) verbs are, identified what we need to include in instructions and put a set of instructions into chronological order.

In maths, our topic this week has been position and direction. We learnt a lot of vocabulary and used this to answer a range of questions and direct our partner to different pictures on the playground.

Additionally to this, we have practised our balancing skills in PE, named a variety of different wild plants in science, created art based upon Great Fire of London, talked about the 12 disciples Jesus chose and ordered the events of the Great Fire of London.


-      Please return the food making participation form on Monday.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Leake

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Spring 1, Week 2

This week we have been continuing our topic of superheroes and super villains! We have been having great fun creating our own comic strips this week, adding character speech bubbles and even acting out some of our superhero scenes! The class have all taken turns to perform their comic strips to the class and in play and learn, have been making some superhero outfits to wear.

In Maths this week, we have been using our doubling powers and have loved singing along to ‘the doubles rap’ (which you can find on YouTube). We have been doing lots of fun, practical number activities to see what happens when we put our two amounts together and have recorded our number work using dots, paint splodges, pictures and sums.

Next week, we will be having a ‘Supertato’ themed week so feel free to visit your local libraries over the weekend, or research the Supertato books, written by Sue Hendra.

Enjoy your weekends and see you all on Monday!

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Spring Week 2

Class 4 have had such a busy week again! We are loving or Roald Dahl topic and already know so much!

In English, we have finished our non-chronological reports on Roald Dahl - I have been really impressed with how much pride the children are taking in their work and thinking about layout and structure!

In Maths we have finished our work on fractions, done lots of problem solving and moved onto 2D shapes and being able to name and label different ones.

We also learnt about our teeth in Science this week in preparation for our investigation.

There has also been some fantastic singing of our songs for our class assembly as well as times table songs! Keep practising!

Well done to all of Class 4 for all their hard work - keep it up!

Miss Gale.

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Happy New Year !

Back with a bang - 2019 here we go! Talking to the children during their first week back it sounds like a lot of fun has been had by all over the Christmas holidays. Thank you so much for the lovely gifts and cards.

It seems quite a quick week so what have we managed to achieve. In English we have started a new novel Skellig by David Almond. It is always interesting seeing the different front covers that the same novel can have and how much that will inform the reader as we say in Class 6 'hook the reader'. The love of being able to imagine and ask questions is what engages us as readers. By reading the first chapters I have always tried to leave it on a cliffhanger;the thirst of wanting more. The children found it interesting that the established and well-loved author Michael Morpurgo had quoted 'David Almond is a very special writer'on the front cover which made them ask - why is he so special? Today, we then took time to try visualising a roon at home and describe it in detail. When the children carry out reading comprehension questions it will often ask , what techniques has the author used.

In Maths we have been looking at measure and the powers of being able to convert them. Today found us looking at different multi step problems. We found that the barrier comes from the understanding of what the question is asking and not necessarily the maths itself. Breaking it up into manageable chunks is also important and that way if we go off track it is easier to spot. Once you know the pattern you just need to apply it.

Keeping with the maths theme, but linking it with our last terms history topic of The Mayans, we looked at their number system. At first it was quite tricky but like everything the more you persevere, the more you get the hang of it and before you know it..it's easy.

Thank you for remembering the PE kits. The children need to make sure that they have both in school, as even though the days can be chilly, they will be outside for PE.This week they have had football, hockey and gym.

Science - we had great fun reminding ourselves of the different systems we have. Could they remember the parts of the skeleton, muscular system and not forgetting the digestive system. However, it is all well and good knowing this but actually knowing the function and purpose of areas is just as crucial. You also just never know when that quiz question comes along, not that I am trying to study for any quiz night!

I was so pleased with the homework that was handed in at the beginning of the week. It has certainly been obvious that the children have been keeping their learning ticking over.

I am sure they will all be feeling a little tired tonight, trying to get back into the routines, but they have made a splendid start. Well done Class 6!


I shall be collecting Home School Contact books in on Monday.

Can you look over the Yr5/6 stautory word list as I shall be randomly selecting spellings from this on Monday.

Homework out on Tuesday.

Clubs start.


Hope you all have a lovely weekend!


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Spring Week 1

Happy new year! Welcome back Class 4.

We've had a busy weel getting stuck into our new topics! We are mostly focusing on Roald Dahl this term and a lot of our learning will link! 

In English we have started our journey to becoming Roald Dahl Experts as we have become Roald Dahl Researchers, we all have a different part of his life to research so that we can create a non-fiction cronological report wiith interesting facts and information. 

In Maths, we are finishing off our learning on Fractions. We can now confidently add and subtract fractions with the same denominators and we have even answered some word problems involving this. We have also absolutely nailed our 3 times table now! I have been so impressed - onto the 4s we go! Keep practising! 

In science we have started learning about the human body and the digestive system and in Topic we have started to learn about Europe and the countries within in. 

In RE we have started our new topic and learnt about The Gospel of the Bible and that Gospel means 'Good News' as Jesus had arrived and began his miracles. 

As you can see, we have a busy week! Well done Class 4 - brilliant start! 

Have a fun weekend!

Miss Gale 

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