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Autumn Term News

Today we made 3D snowflakes!

 

Try it at home with plain square paper or patterned square paper to make a funky snowflake!

This week we have been celebrating multiplication through 'Times Tables' week. We have identified our next step challenges, played games, followed QR code treasure hunt and taken part in an 'interhouse Times Table Bee'. It's been great fun!

It's Christmas party day!

We loved making our Victorian scones yesterday! We had even more fun taste testing them and comparing them to shop bought scones then writing our evaluations. I hope you, the parents, got to try some and the second scone didn't 'disappear' on the way home! A huge thank you to all the parents who offered their help!


WB 07/12/15

One week to go class 5! And what a wonderful week we are having next week!

Homework:

No maths or literacy homework- enjoy your time off! :)

Spellings- Next test Monday 14th December. Last test of 2015!

Learning next week:

We are officially off our regular timetable and enjoying the run up to Christmas! 

(Music and PE on Thursday as normal however)

Times table week! Everyday will be practising our times tables through fun activities and games- the week ends with a whole school competition where the best times table'ers from each year go head to head!

Scone cooking on Tuesday morning followed by evaluations in the afternoon.

PARTY DAY WEDNESDAY! I will be wearing my sparkly shoes and best party dress :)

Dates for diary:

WB: 14th December- Times tables week

Monday 14th December- Next spelling test

Monday 14th December- Santa's Grotto 

Tuesday 15th December- Scone making and evaluating!

Wednesday 16th December- CHRISTMAS PARTY DAY!

Friday 18th December- Last day of term

Only 1 school week to go until that lovely Christmas holiday filled with delicious food, family and friends!

Miss M x


WB 30/11/15

As Christmas quickly approaches, our weeks are getting more jam packed and festive! 

Literacy- You wrote some beautiful unaided stories this week. In comparison to your first unaided story, right back in September, I can really see all your hard work paying off! We had expanded noun phrases, subordinate clauses, fronted adverbials, similes, metaphors, the magic 3 short sentences to speed up action and even embedded clauses! Keep up the hard work class 5 :)

Science- Evaporation station! During science this week you had the opportunity to be real scientists... you planned and carried out your very own science experiment on evaporation! The highly catchy song did it's job as many of you made connections between your findings and the water cycle!

Topic- Which would you rather be, a rich or poor Victorian child? I know my answer! By looking at two Victorian census, you were able to infer which belonged to a rich house hold and which belonged to a poor. Great detective skills Class 5!

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let you go on any other games until you have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- Keep practising! Mathletics is a fantastic way for you to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-   All done for this term! Well done class 5! New homework grids will be given out after Christmas.

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! Next test Monday 7th December.

Learning next week:

Numeracy- Symmetry 

Literacy- Diaries

Science- States of matter- ice pop experiment!

Dates for diary:

Monday 7th December- Next spelling test

Monday 7th December- We will be watching the Foundation and KS1 Nativity

Tuesday 8th December- RE day (The Christmas story of Mary)

Thursday 10th December- Christmas dinner day!

Thursday 10th December- St. Paul's Christmas celebration (evening)

 

2 school weeks to go until that lovely Christmas holiday with your family a friends! 

Miss M x


WB: 23/11/15

Our class treat afternoon was a raging success! Thank you to all the parents for providing popcorn, treats, sheets and PJ's- a great afternoon was had by all :)

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let you go on any other games until you have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- Keep practising! Mathletics is a fantastic way for you to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-   Same homework sheet as last half term-See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! Next test Tuesday 1st December

Learning next week:

Numeracy- Shape and symmetry 

Literacy- Diaries

Science- States of matter

Dates for diary:

Tuesday 1st Dec- next spelling test

Thursday 3rd December- year 4 Hathersage parents info evening

Miss M x


WB: 16/11/15

UPDATE: Next weeks spelling test and checking of reading records is now Tuesday 24th Nov instead of the usual Monday!

OBVIOUSLY, the biggest news of this week is that you filled your first 100 treat square! Well done class 5, you super stars! I'm really looking forward to our film afternoon :) The letter should have gone home by now but in case you've lost it, there is a copy in the year 3/4 resources.

Literacy:

Well... what can i say about this week's literacy apart from WOW! It turns out you are all astonishingly good at writing Non-chronological reports on Victorian schools! I personally, have really enjoyed this unit of work and feel that as a class we have made leaps and bounds with our historical knowledge and formal style of writing! Well done!

ICT:

Our work in ICT, using our school email and Google docs, is going very well! We’ve loved receiving your emails and tracking what you are doing on Google docs. You’ve wow’ed us with your knowledge on cyber bullying as part of our Anti-bullying week! Keep safe out there in the cyber world and remember to TELL, TELL, TELL if you’re worried about anything. 

Science:

Is sand a solid or liquid? What about water? Both can be poured? How do you know? You did some superb investigating in our science lesson, I really enjoyed hearing your scientific justifications and  debates!

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let you go on any other games until you have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- Keep practising! Mathletics is a fantastic way for you to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-   Same homework sheet as last half term-See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! Next test Tuesday 24th November.

Learning next week:

Numeracy- SHAPE! Yay! we're finished with numbers for a little while :)

Literacy- Diaries

Science- Continuing with states of matter

Dates for diary:

Tuesday 24th Nov- next spelling test

Wednesday 25th Nov- TREAT AFTERNOON!! Come in your school uniform with anything you want to bring (from the list) in a labelled bag :)

Have a fab weekend! I'm starting to get all Christmassy... starting with the Christmas light switch on!

Miss M x


WB: 09/11/15

Thank you to all the parents who attended parents evening- it was lovely to receive your feedback and to continue to work collaboratively- ensuring your child is being inspired, challenged, is achieving their full potential and enjoying their time in year 4 in class 5 :)

All I have to say to you class 5 is WOW! I am glowing with pride over your superb Special Mentions assembly! I knew you were nervous but you didn't let this show that to the rest of the school- you were cool, collected and projected your voices beautifully! I've had lots of teachers congratulate me on how well you preformed and how impressed they were with the amount you've learnt! HUGE WELL DONE (again)

Just a regular old week next week I'm afraid, nothing quite as exciting!

Literacy:

We've been learning about, and using burgers in our literacy lessons this week. Yes... burgers! A burger is a great way of structuring a non-chronological paragraph!

The top bun= 1 sentence telling the reader what the paragraph is about

Lettuce= A bit of light detail

Tomato= More juicy detail relating to the lettuce

Cheese= Some sticky information to keep the reader interested.

Beef= The meaty and most interesting bit!

Bottom bun= 1 sentence summarising the whole paragraph (very similar to the top bun)

Now we've planned I'm looking forward to our writing sessions next week, where you will be using lots of lovely generaisers, connectives and more detail sentence starters sandwiched between each burger layer.

Topic:

During this weeks topic lesson I got to sit back and let you do all the work! You became experts on a certain architectural feature of Victorian buildings and taught the rest of class, using the posters you made, in a market place... it was great! Following this, once you had all been trained up and become experts, you designed your own Victorian house using the features just like a real architect! Next week I will be asking the question "Are there houses in West Bridgford that were built in the Victorian era? How do you know?"

We're really close to filling in our 100 treat squares... keep up the hard work!

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let you go on any other games until you have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- Keep practising! Mathletics is a fantastic way for you to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-   Same homework sheet as last half term-See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! Next test Monday 16th November.

Learning next week:

Numeracy- decimals!

Literacy- We'll be starting to write our Non-chronological reports on Victorian schools.

Science- Continuing with states of matter- looking at their properties

Dates for diary:

WB 16th Nov- Anti-bullying week!

Monday 16th Nov- next spelling test

Have a lovely weekend! I'm catching up with teaching friends over a Sunday dinner

(I'll be sure to be boasting about how wonderful class 5 :)

Miss M x


WB: 02/11/15

Welcome back class 5! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and now you're all refreshed and rejuvenated for Autumn 2 :)

This week we've been practising hard for our class assembly on Friday- don't forget to learn your lines and the lyrics to our rap! I can't wait for the rest of the school to see all your work and brilliant learning from last half term.

Topic:

We started our brand new topic this week! Through the Key Hole... (Victorian architecture). We had great fun ordering important events in time and looking at typical architecture from those era's. It was especially fascinating to try and place pictures of our houses on the time line, just by looking at the architectural features. However most importantly we focused on the Victorian architecture...next week we will get into the nitty gritty of recognising specific features.

Literacy:

Wow how school is different in 2015 compared to the Victorian era of 1837-1901! In our new literacy unit we are studying Non-Chronological reports all about Victorian schools. We've already learnt about class sizes, the teaching style and most interestingly, punishments! That topic got us all rallied up! Staying in at break time to complete your quality mark doesn't seem so bad now, huh?

Take a look at this brill website if you're eager to learn more before next week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/victorian_britain/

Science:

Wow what fun we had pretending to be particles for our new science topic States of Matter! I loved our class debate about clouds- are they a liquid or a gas? How do you know? The clue is in the condensation! You asked some superb questions that even got the cogs in my brain turning! Keep on questioning everything class 5 and you'll make super scientists!

Here is a link to more information on States of Matter and even a game to challenge you!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/changing_states/read/1/

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let you go on any other games until you have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- Keep practising! Mathletics is a fantastic way for you to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-  Even though we have changed topics, us teachers have decided we are so impressed with your learning about water, we want you to keep going! Same homework sheet as last half term-See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! Next test Monday 9th November.

Learning next week:

Numeracy- counting and comparing numbers

Literacy- Non-chronological reports on Victorian schools.

Science- States of matter.

Dates for diary:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- Parents evening

Monday 9th Nov- next spelling test

Friday 13th Nov- Class assembly (to the rest of the school only, sorry parents! You are invited to the year 4 assembly)

Have a lovely weekend! Keep safe if you are attending a fireworks event!

Miss M x


Well class 5, we made it! The first Autumn half term has flown by! I feel like I know you all personally now and I'm proud to say you are my class :)

You've worked incredibly hard and definitely deserve a week off!

Literacy:

Class 5 really enjoyed writing their own Haiku poems this week. We even held a poetry reading and performed out own firework Haiku poems to the rest of the class! Can you remember how many syllables are in each verse of a Haiku poem? Which famous singer used the structure of a Haiku poem in her song about fireworks?!

Maths:

We had great fun in maths learning about the Roman Numeral system. Can you remember which number doesn't exist in Roman Numerals?

Here are the games we played on Friday:

http://www.roman-numerals.org/games.html

http://www.abcya.com/roman_numerals.htm

http://www.math4children.com/games-k-to-6/1st%20grade/roman%20numerals/index.html

Homework:

Maths- No mathletics homework over half term! Yay!  (Unless you have missed any in previous weeks, then please catch up...) Keep practising your times tables!

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- Keep practising your times tables!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-  See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! Next test Monday 2nd Nov

Learning next half term:

Numeracy- Counting and comparing

Literacy- Sentence structure focus

Science- States of matter

Dates for diary:

Monday 2nd Nov- next spelling test

Tuesday 3rd Nov- you need to bring a printed picture of your house for our topic lesson.

Thursday 5th Nov- JG firework event (see you there!)

Have a fantastic break! Sleep lots, have great fun with your friends and family and try not to spend the whole time glued to the tv or computer console! The outside world is a wondrous place :)

Miss M x


WB 12th October

We're nearly there year 4! One week to go!

This week I have had to lecture you on behaviour in class and how important it is to listen when I am teaching rather then holding your own conversations and drawing on whiteboards. I look forward to a fab week next week with our usual JG high standards and expectations being met :) Also remember, if you are worried, stressed or upset by anything, come and have a chat 'in my office' (the reading area) at break time :)

We remembered to take photos this week! Hazzar! Here is a peek at what class 5 have been doing in Week 6 of Autumn 1:

Art

Monet was the artist we have focused on this topic. Class 5 took on board the impressionist style like a duck to water and created some fantastic painting, impressionist pictures of the Houses of Parliament in the style of Monet.

Maths

This week Miss Massey's maths class had a really exciting email all the way from Australia, from Hannah Massey, Miss Massey's sister! She needed our help with estimating the weight of some items (by comparing them to a bag of sugar) she had left behind, reading their weight on scales and rounding each weight to the nearest 1000 so they could be grouped into weight categories. The class did a great job putting the skills they had learnt earlier in the week into practise!

Science

We started our 'tooth experiment' on Friday. We used egg shells to represent teeth and left them in orange juice, water and an energy drink over the weekend.

What do you think the effect will be on the egg shells?

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let you go on any other games until you have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- All of you will start with the 2 timestable and will be required to get full marks/1 wrong to move onto the 3 timestable and so on. Mathletics is a fantastic way for you to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Here are some timestable songs to help too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzXcI49jdV0

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwyVRKfytvjSF6q5s7noKZQ

Literacy/topic-  You're still impressing me with your creative and informative homework! Keep it up :) -See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! Next test Monday 19th October.

Learning next week:

Numeracy- Place value in even MORE depth!

Literacy- firework poems

Science- Teeth and digestion.

Dates for diary:

Monday 19th Oct- next spelling test

Wednesday 21st Oct- class concert during the music lesson (1st lesson). Remember to bring your instrument and sheet music if you would like to perform to the rest of the class!

Parents evening slip return- thank you to all the parents who have returned their parents consultation slips so promptly! Reply slips with your date and time will be returned by the end of next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!

I am giving blood this weekend. I get to feel like a hero and eat free biscuits! :)

Miss M x

 


WB 5th October

Here we are, October already! Where has the time gone? Time to dig out those winter coats and boots for break times!

Class 5 kick started this week with a RE day. We had some great discussion about the journey of life, what is important to us within out lives and how we would represent this in a birth ceremony and funeral. As we've left Wind in the Willows behind, it's time to start our new literacy project- biographies. Before we can start writing a biography, of course we needed to look at it's features. You wowed me with your identifying past tense verbs and 3rd person pronouns! Fitting in with our topic 'Go With the Flow', next week we will be planning and writing the biography of a cloud, but not any ordinary cloud... this cloud is special- you decide how!

We continued to have fun in science this week (my favourite subject!) by looking at the anatomy of a tooth. Ananya impressed me with her knowledge of teeth she had learnt independently during guided reading- if you'd also like to conduct your own research take a look at this fab website:

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/teethandeating/

Don't forget- Curiosity is key to learning! We have lots of questions on our curiosity poster that are just waiting to be answered by you- don't wait for me!

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let you go on any other games until you have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- All of you will start with the 2 timestable and will be required to get full marks/1 wrong to move onto the 3 timestable and so on. Mathletics is a fantastic way for you to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-  Even more great homework this week!-See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! Next test Monday 12th October.

Learning next week:

Numeracy- Place value in even more depth!

Literacy- Biography of a cloud (linked to our topic and science- the water cycle)

Science- Teeth and digestion.

Dates for your diary:

Monday 12th Oct- Harvest festival assembly- BBC Nottingham will be joining us!

Monday 12th Oct- spelling test

Have a fantastic weekend.

I plan on eating lots of lovely food! :)

Miss M x

 

 


WB 28/09/15

This week has been full of highs for class 5!

First we finished our reinvented chapter of Wind in the Willows. Every one of you should be super proud of yourselves, you have blossomed into fantastic writers over the last 4 weeks and written a chapter that I think is worthy of being published! Unfortunately... (fronted adverbial, well done Miss Massey!) publishing isn't't an option but writing them up in neat and displaying them in our writing gallery is- be sure to drag your parents in to give them a read when they are ready! 

Next we  had fun with timestables... yes timestables! You did some great investigating using arrays and finding patterns within the 2, 4 and 8 timestables.

However I'm sure everyone would agree... the biggest highlight of this week was our topic lesson on the water cycle! I've still got the song in my head now...The water cycle takes the water and moves it up and down and around the earth...! I hope that this weekend we won't have any precipitation!  I'm sorry parents... this song will be stuck in your head for hours now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWb4KlM2vts

Also check out the water cycle rap!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3NeMVBcXXU

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let you go on any other games until you have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- All of you will start with the 2 timestable and will be required to get full marks/1 wrong to move onto the 3 timestable and so on. Mathletics is a fantastic way for you to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-  Even more great homework this week!-See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Learn your weekly spellings but remember the spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book! First test Tuesday 6th October after this the test will be held on a Monday.

Learning next week:

Numeracy- Place value in more depth

Literacy- Biography of a cloud (linked to our topic and science- the water cycle)

Science- Teeth and digestion.

Dates for your diary:

Monday 5th Oct- RE day!

Tuesday 6th Oct- spelling test

Have a superb weekend; look out for me at Goose Fair!

I'll be eating mushy peas and  playing on the hook-a-duck.

Miss M x


WB 21/09/15

Now we are back in the full swing of school in year 4, you know the expectations of behaviour, work quality and noise levels in class. The atmosphere and hard work in class has just been getting better and better as the weeks go on! I look forward to nagging you less and even working to some relaxing music! :)

The Piano Guys is my favourite relaxing music to work to! Do you recognise any of the songs?

https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePianoGuys

Class 5 have continued to impress me this week! I was BLOWN AWAY by your reinventions of Wind in the Willows... I will definitely be magpie'ing some of your vocab and sentence structures for my own writing! Thank you!

Not to be out done, my maths class have also been striving hard to earn those superstar and house points. After only 2 lessons you all showed me, and could talk me through, how to add AND subtract using column method!! Amazing! You should be very proud of yourselves :)

This week we had our first topic lesson. After some technical difficulties with the laptops, you conducted some excellent research on famous rivers in Europe and wow'ed me with facts about the countries you have holiday'ed in. Move over Christopher Columbus!

Homework:

Maths-Set on mathlectics on a Thursday. A padlock will appear and not let your child go on any other games until they have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups)- All the children will start with the 2 timestable and will be required to get full marks/1 wrong to move onto the 3 timestable and so on. Mathletics is a fantastic way for your child to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Here are some more useful links to timestable practise games:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

Literacy/topic-  Your emailed pictures of lego bridges and floating boats bring a smile to my face (more then usual!) so keep them coming :) -See 'year 3/4 resources'

Spellings- Spellings will be given out this week along with a letter to parents explaining the new scheme. The first test will be Tuesday 6th October, after that a weekly test will be held every Monday in our literacy slot. The spelling book is just for the test and spellings lists, please practise on scrap paper and not in the book!

Learning next week:

Numeracy- Mental multiplication and division.

Literacy- Wind in the Willows focusing on editing our work so it has a greater impact on the reader.

Science- Teeth and digestion.

Dates for your diary:

Friday 2nd Oct- School inset day. Enjoy your day off :)

Have a fab weekend!

I'm off to Newquay to partake in my most favourite activity in the whole wide world... 

surfing!

Miss M x


WB 14/ 09/15

This week class 5 have been working on expanded noun sentences in literacy- there were some fantastic descriptions of the erratic character toad including some impressive vocabulary mag-pied from the story itself! Great writers always magpie from great authors- sharing is caring! Determination and persistence were the buzz words in maths this week- all the children worked incredibly hard on mental subtraction, using the count on method. Even though it was tricky, they didn't give up! See below for next week's focus in maths- get ahead now and play some related games on mathletics! During science we took a 'hands on' approach to learning some interesting facts about the digestive system! A sneak-peek through photos are to follow soon... Ask your child:

http://kidshealth.org/kid/interactive/digestive_it.html

How long is the small intestines?

How long does it take for food to travel from your mouth to stomach?

The average stomach is equivalent to how many cups of water?


This is how the muscles work to squeeze food through the intestines.
It takes 10 seconds for food to reach the stomach from the mouth. What can you do in 10 seconds?
The small intestine is 6m long!

Homework:

Numeracy- Set on mathlectics. A padlock will appear and not let your child go on any other games until they have completed the set homework. Due Tuesday.

Timestables test  (Miss Massey's and Mr Ellis' maths groups- All the children will start with the 2 timestable and will be required to get full marks/1 wrong to move onto the 3 timestable and so on. Mathletics is a fantastic way for your child to practise their timestables in a fun and engaging way!

Literacy/topic- I've been most impressed with the level and quality of the classes first piece of homework! Keep up the good work! See 'year 3/4 resources'

Learning next week:

Numeracy- Formal written addition and subtraction

Literacy- Wind in the Willows focusing on varying sentence structure. 

Science- Teeth and digestion

Have a superb weekend! 

I'm catching up with friends :)

Miss M x


WB 07/09/15

Well, we made it! The first full week completed! Well done class 5! And what a week it's been! All the children in year 3/4 thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Victoria Embankment which involved: a scavenger hunt, discovering uses for the river, recreating a famous painting by Seurat (see photos below), sketching the suspension bridge and most excitedly... having a picnic and playing on the play park (arguably the best bit according to some of the children)! A HUGE thank you to all the parents that helped on the trip, without your support it wouldn't have been possible!

This week we started our Wind in the Willows literacy project. The children were introduced to Ratty, Mole and Toad. They used their inferring and deducing skills to find out more about Toad and his personality. In numeracy we focused on place value and our first big solve! The children did a brilliant job of working systematically to discover all the possible combinations of sorting gold coins between 2 robots- Zim and Zom. This week we had our first science lesson! Ask you child what happens to their food after they swallow it! http://kitses.com/animation/swfs/digestion.swf

Homework:

Numeracy- This week the children have been set the task of familiarising themselves with the mathlectics website, level of challenges and games available. 

Literacy/topic- See 'year 3/4 resources'

Learning next week:

Numeracy- Mental addition and subtraction

Literacy- Wind in the Willows focusing on description

Science- Teeth and digestion

Have a wonderful weekend! 

I'm terrorising my nephews (or maybe it's the other way around?!)

Miss M x


WB 31/08/15

Wow class 5! What a wonderful start to the year!

Although we’ve only had a short 2 day week, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all- I can feel we are going to have an excellent year together! A special thank you to all the parents who have come to introduce themselves to me; don’t be a stranger!

We kick started the year with lots of PSHE to get to know each other- in particular we focused on team work and values. The children in class 5 took part in team building activities and circle times to learn more about their class mates. On Friday, they carefully considered what values a model class 5 pupil would have and thought about which of those values they are going to work on personally.

Next week:

We will be settling into our new weekly timetable! Starting off with...

Maths- Place Value

Literacy- Wind in the Willows

Diary dates:

Tuesday 8th September- Our first trip of the year to introduce the children to our new topic, Go With The Flow (water). All children will need to have brought their permission slip back by then, and on the day bring a packed lunch (in a plastic bag/ back pack for ease of carrying) and a waterproof. The whole team is very excited for the fun filled and inspiring day!

Friday 11th September- Meet and Greet. Your opportunity to come and see your child’s classroom and meet me to discuss the year ahead.

 

Have a lovely weekend, see you bright and early on Monday :)

Miss Massey

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