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Class 7

 Miss Kirk :D


ekirk@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk



HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER! :)

13th July

Year 4’s treat afternoon- Thursday 20th July 

Congratulations Class 6 and Class 7! You’ve filled your third and final 100 treat square as classes! You should be really proud of yourselves for all your superb behaviour and hard work. As a reward you have chosen a water fight afternoon. Sun, rain or snow, we will be going out whatever the weather for our last afternoon - water fight style :)

On Thursday 20th July, please bring to school:

(In a bag labelled with your name)

  • A towel
  • Clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet
  • Extra plastic bag to put your wet clothes into
  • Dry underwear and socks for you to change into under your school uniform after all the fun is over
  • A small water pistol (no super soakers please!)

This week in maths we have been studying mathematical movement - plotting coordinates and translating shapes on an axis. In English, we have continued to look at playscripts and have planned and written our own scenes from the story 'The Egyptian Cinderella'. Thursday was FRENCH DAY! You took part in many fun and creative activities such as building the Eiffel Tower out of newspaper and learning all about Bastille Day!

Next week, we will be needing resources for our D&T day - please remember to bring in: 

  • Loo rolls
  • Kitchen rolls
  • Plastic bottles
  • Yogurt pots
  • Pringle tubes

PLEASE ensure these are clean and empty before you bring them in! :)

Im looking forward to next week already - have a great weekend!

Miss Kirk

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11th July

D&T Day

HELP YEAR 4! For D&T day (Tuesday 18th July) please can we have your clean and empty:

  • Loo rolls
  • Kitchen rolls
  • Plastic bottles
  • Yogurt pots
  • Pringle tubes

We will be designing a torch for a sneaky thief who wants to sneak around the magnificent ancient Egyptian tombs without being detected...

Thank you,

Miss Massey & Miss Kirk

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6th July

In Maths this week, we have continued to interpret and present data in bar charts and line graphs, as well as solving problems with data presented in different ways. In English, we have begun to study playscripts and looked for the features you will find in this genre of writing. For Science, we chose a variety of plants and animals to organise into classification keys. 

It has also been the week where you have met your new Year 5 teacher! I have heard all good things from them, and know they are looking forward to you joining them in September :).

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Kirk

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FRENCH DAY!

Thursday 13th July is French Day at Jesse Gray! As part of our (secret) activities, we require LOTS of newspapers If you have any at home, please send them in with your child (please check they are appropriate for a primary school before sending them in).

Thank you! Miss Kirk & Miss Massey x


29th June 

RE week has been FANTASTIC! I have thoroughly enjoyed it - as I'm sure that you all have! :). Our 'Big Question' for the week has been:

Pilgrimage... More than a journey?

We have focused our attention on Hinduism and the journey they take during their pilgrimage. We learnt that they walk for miles to bathe in the River, where they believe they can wash away their sins. We then transferred this to create beautiful pictures based around our own personal pilgrimage. Water colours were the chosen material to symbolise the washing away of the sins. 

On Wednesday, we paired up with a member of Class 3 and went on a pilgrimage walk around the school grounds. There were 5 different stations where we thought about and discussed what we are thankful for, saying sorry, saying I love you and asking for help. The children then chose the activity they enjoyed the most and reflected on their time spent at that station. Even though it was VERY wet, you all perservered and showed your willingness to give it your best efforts!

Have a super weekend! 

Miss Kirk

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22nd June

Well done this week Class 7! You have been as sensible as ever, even with the hot weather! You have written some fabulous newspaper reports about who stole the Great Pyramid of Giza, and created some beautifully presented bar charts. 

Next week is RE week! We have lots of fun activities planned for the entirety of the week - it will be FAB! :). 

Have a super weekend!

Miss Kirk

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15th June

In English this week, we have made a start on writing our newspaper reports all about who killed King Tut! We have worked on building up suspense and tension about who the main suspect is... In Maths, we have continued with perimeter but have moved on to find the area of shapes as well as the perimeter. For Science, we used sweets to create classification keys. We looked at the features of the sweets and decided which questions would be the best in order to identify each individual sweet. 

Have a super weekend, enjoy the sunshine! :)

Miss Kirk

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Research lesson:

Here are the links to websites we'll be using for our research literacy lesson on Friday. Take a sneak peak!

http://miles.custom-content.com/tutankhamen/index.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/tut.html

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/news/tutddeath.htm

8th June

Welcome back Class 7! I hope you enjoyed your week off - I know I did :). 

In maths we began the week finishing off our work on measurements and have moved on to finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes. We remembered the perimeter by thinking about the skirting board which goes around the outside of a room. In English, we started with an independent write (they are FAB!), and have now moved on to studying newspaper reports. Our new science topic is Living Things and Their Habitats. We have so far looked at how to classify living and non-living things. 

Its been a super week, same again next week please! :) Have a fab weekend,

Miss Kirk

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25th May

What a lovely week it's been! The weather has certainly helped towards our good moods :). We've been busy writing our non-chronological reports on either Ancient Egyptian gods or ancient mythical creatures in English and in Maths, we have moved on to measuring using a range of units. In science, we tested out lots of materials to find out which was the best at sound-proofing. We were lucky enough to do this outside as the weather was so beautiful! 

It's been another super six weeks - I look forward to spending our last half term together after the holidays! Stay safe, and make the most of the sunshine! :)

Miss Kirk

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18th May

In science, we looked at how animals use their ears to hear sounds. We talked about they way they are shaped and how they are able to move them in order for them to hear quieter sounds in case a predator is nearby! We then had a go at making our own animal ears, where we thought about if they would be better if they were bigger or smaller. 

We have began to write our non-chronological reports on Ancient Egypt which we researched and planned last week, and have continued our work on fractions where we have looked at finding a fraction of an amount. 

(Remember to continue practising your spellings on the websites provided, and to carry on improving your Times Tables Rockstar character! :))

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/sandcastle/flash/fsgame.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/big_sound/full.shtml

https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Kirk

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11th May

In English this week, we have moved on to our new topic of non-chronological reports. We have been identifying and highlighting the features of these reports and have been carrying out some research in preparation for when we write our own versions on Ancient Egypt! 

In Maths, we have been continuing with fractions. We have looked at fractions and their decimal equivalents, and also how to add and subtract them correctly. We have also been converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. 

In Science, our focus was on pitch and volume. We looked at the difference between the two and experimented with different instruments to find out what we have to do when playing these instruments to change the pitch. 

Have a lovely weekend! Enjoy the sunshine :)

Miss Kirk

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8th May

Help!

I'm on a womble mission again Year 4! If you have any 1.5 Litre plastic bottles (or bigger) hiding away in your recycling, please could I have them? Their use will become apparent in our upcoming 'units of measure' topic in maths.

Thank you :)

Miss Massey


4th May

It's been another lovely week in Class 7! In English, we have been continuing our study on 'The Scarab Beetle' story, and thinking about how we can write a diary entry from the perspective of the Pharaoh. We have paid particular attention to the features in our sentences to ensure that we make our diary entrys fantastic :). It's been a great success!

In Maths, we have continued to look at fractions and how to recognise equivalent fractions and how to simplify them to their smallest form. We've been looking for patterns which we can spot between the fractions to help us compare them to other fractions which are greater than or smaller than another. Well done to those of you who have been practising your times tables on Times Table Rock Stars! The link to the website is: https://ttrockstars.com/login (just incase you forget!)

(Mathletics homework - I have set an activity for some children which requires them to order fractions. This isn't asking the children to convert them, they are thinking about the size of the fraction!)

In science, we have focussed our attention on investigating how volume and sounds change over a distance. We went outside to conduct a small experiement to collect a set of results to then present our findings to another group. 

Don't forget that it's our treat afternoon tomorrow! Wear your own clothes, bring in something to sit on/under, and a small snack for you to nibble on during the film! 

Well done for this week! Have a super weekend,

MIss Kirk

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21st April

Welcome back, Class 7! :)

What a fab first week back at school! I hope you're all full of energy for the summer term... There's LOTS to look forward to!

Our new topic this term is The Ancient Egyptians. I know you're all very excited by this and as enthusiatic as ever :)... I know I am! We've kicked this topic off by carrying out the mummification process on tomatoes to observe how the Ancient Egyptians would carry out this task all those years ago. 

Times tables: 

As requested, below are some links to times tables games to help you improve your fluency and speed :) Just 5 mins a day will make all the difference! Remember, practise the ones you find tricky, not the ones you find easy!

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/PlayPop.aspx?id=3124

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity02

https://www.nationwideeducation.co.uk/www/flash/bso/bso-flash/index.html

Spellings:

Below are links to some great spellings games! Like with your times tables, just 5 minutes playing a day will make all the difference :) Remember that to learn and improve, practise the spellings you find tricky, not the ones you find easy!

Phonemes in words:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/sandcastle/flash/fsgame.shtml

Past tense spelling:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/games/blast_the_rocket/big_sound/full.shtml

Various challenges:

https://gridclub.com/activities/spellbound

Key dates:

Monday 24th April- Reading records checked

Wednesday 26th April- Class photos

Thursday 27th April- Spelling test

Thursday 27th April- Times table test

Thursday 27th April- Mathletics homework set, due in following Thursday

 

Have a great weekend!

Miss K

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