Cowell class - Miss Lehan and Mrs Jeavons
Rowling class - Miss Johnson, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Marriott
Shakespeare class - Ms Rees and Mr Davies
Additional teacher - Mrs Stevens
PE day is a Friday - please can all children arrive at school in their PE kits and they will stay in this all day. Please try and ensure that they are wearing a red t-shirt with trainers and shorts in the warmer weather and tracksuit bottoms in colder weather.
Reading - please ensure that your child is reading every day and their reading record comes into school with them each day so we can stay up to date with their current reading level.
Social distancing - we are making every effort to ensure that your child is being kept safe within school by staggering play and lunch times, re-arranging classrooms, having a constant supply of cleaning materials and hand sanitiser in the classroom and keeping our distance from them where we can.
To help with this, please can you ensure that only one adult is picking up/dropping off each day to limit the amount of people we have on the playgrounds at any one time.
Also, it would be very helpful for your child to bring a water bottle with them to school that they can keep at their desks with them to limit movement around the classroom.
If your child has been directed to isolate at home, then we are providing home learning for them on our Google Classroom.
Your child has their own gmail email address and password, if they have misplaced this, then please contact email@example.com and your child's teacher will email the information over to you.
On Google classroom, we are trying to provide your children with all of the learning that they ordinarily receive at school. There are Literacy, Maths, Reading and Wider curriculum lessons for each day as well as arithmetic practice and Maths Meetings guidance.
Google classroom can be a little daunting and confusing at first, so please let us know if you need help getting to grips with it. We have been setting homework on Google Classroom for the whole of this term so far, in the hopes that this has given children and parents a head start in getting used to using it. Contact your child's teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.
This term, we are studying 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'. If your child is learning at home, then please get them to read this book. I have uploaded the pages onto Google Classroom if you do not have it.
We have been really unpicking this story, the children have been absolutely loving it!
We have also used this book as a stimulus for our Literacy learning. The children first explored Portal stories and wrote some brilliant ones of their own.
Here is Mel's as an example, just look at all of the amazing tools she has used to create suspense!
You might be surprised to hear that Year 6 have been learning about algebra this term! They have done an amazing job of using 'knowns' and 'unknowns' to create algebraic expressions and then solve them to find the missing value/values!
See if they can remember how to solve the following equations...
We are currently conducting an investigation to see how different variables effect the rate and amount of mould that grows on bread. We are very curios to find out the results!
This term, our topic is 'Vikings' and the book that we are focusing most of our learning around is 'How to train your dragon'.
To start off the term, our focus in Maths is on place value. We have been using grids like the one shown below to learn about the place value of numbers up to the 10,000,000 column.
Can your child tell you which number is shown below? Can they create some of their own?
Can your child remember the meaning of the following key vocabulary from this week?
We have also been exploring the use of 'efficient strategies' when completing equations with a range of different operations.
The idea behind this, is that children will be able to identify the easiest and most time effective way of solving equations, rather than following a set procedure that they have been taught.
Here are a couple of examples;
23,235 + 31,542
The children are now able to identify that this can be solved using 'known facts' e.g. 2 + 3 = 5, and column method is not necessary. They can solve this in their heads using 5 simple addition equations to find that the sum is 54,777.
51,543 + 12,050
The children should be able to notice that they can 'round and adjust' the second addend to make it 12,000, giving the 50 to the first addend, making the equation 51,593 + 12,000 which is much easier to solve.
They know that sometimes column method can be the most efficient strategy if none of their other efficient strategies are the easiest way of solving something.
Give your child some equations like this and see which strategy they choose!
Can your child tell you any information about the following categories;
Rowling class brought in their favourite books to share with the class. It was lovely to hear about their favourite books and why they love them so much!