Week 5 Highlights 6.12.19

This week children have had the opportunity to look at the mark scheme for the assessments which took place. From this, they have set their own targets and identified the areas of their learning which can be improved. It has been a pleasure to watch the children reflect and take ownership of their learning.

Our favourite moments…

v  In English this week, we continued to learn about poetry. We compared and contrasted a range of poems to High Flight and had to justify which poetic key features had been used. During Thursday’s lesson, we chose whether we wanted to write a narrative or a sonnet. We enjoyed being given the freedom to choose the writing task we completed!

v  In Maths, we have been learning about multiplication. This week we have learned about common factors and prime numbers.

v  In History this week, we learned about the experience of evacuees. Mrs Scott, who teaches in Reception, allowed us to listen to her grandmother’s story of when she was evacuated at the age of 13. We spent one lesson watching a series of videos and making notes. This was to prepare us to write a letter as an evacuee. Hearing about someone’s first-hand experience really helped to bring WW2 to life. A huge thank you to Mrs Scott and her wonderful grandma!

Remember…

1. Homework has been set and is due on Wednesday’s. (Remember to do the spelling sentences linking to adverbs of possibility e.g. certainly etc.)

2. Please ensure your child brings their planner on Monday as their weekly spelling test will be recorded in there.

3. VE Day (Thursday 12th December 2019 at 2:30pm) letters have gone out. Please return the slips if you are able to attend. Children are to come to school in anything linking to WW2. They could come as a land girl, an evacuee or as a soldier- these are just some ideas.

- Girl’s costumes must include either a skirt or a dress.

- If your child is coming as a soldier, no guns are allowed.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Webley and Miss Begum

Week 3 Highlights 22.11.19

This week we have been assessing the children’s knowledge in Reading, Writing and Maths. The children are doing well and have proved that they have learned lots so far. Thank you for supporting your children at home as well!

Our favourite moments…

v  In English this week, we completed our assessments relating to our discussions which explored whether adult intervention was necessary when dealing with friendship issues. The children then completed a Speaking and Listening activity, reading aloud their own writing. Our focuses were maintaining good eye contact and projecting our voice. Everyone in the class read a paragraph or two, which made me very proud indeed!

v  In Maths, we have been learning about two-way tables. We have been taught how to read and interpret them during this week’s lessons.

v  In DT, Miss Hassan taught a wonderful lesson, which allowed children to create their own WW2 gardens including an Anderson shelter. The designs were very well thought out and all children were engaged in this lesson. These will be sent home next week so they can be shared will you all.

Remember…

1. Homework has been set and is due on Wednesday’s. (Remember to do the spelling sentences linking to modal verbs- can, could, must etc. I will be checking that your modal verb fits the context when I check your spelling sentences)

2. Please ensure your child brings their planner on Monday as their weekly spelling test will be recorded in there.

3. PE will take place on Monday instead of Tuesday for this week only. Please remember your PE kits!

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Webley and Miss Begum

Week 2 Highlights 15.11.19

Week 2 Highlights

Thank you to all of the adults who were able to attend our Parent Workshop! We really did enjoy having you there to edit our writing with us. This week has been about Anti- Bullying, thank you for showing your support by donating £1 today for Children in Need.

Our favourite moments…

v  In English this week, we continued working on our discussions which explored whether adult intervention was necessary when dealing with friendship issues. During our workshop, we edited the WAGOLL and our own writing using our editing resources.

v  In Maths, we have been learning about line graphs. We have been taught how to read, interpret and draw them during this week’s lessons.

v  In Computing, we completed our very own computerised propaganda posters using Word and our English books for ideas. We worked hard to layer images and remove the backgrounds too.

Remember…

1. Homework has been set and is due on Wednesdays. (Remember to do the SPaG Mat number 6)

2. Please ensure your child brings their planner on Monday as their weekly spelling test will be recorded in there.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Webley and Miss Begum