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Are you fed up with asking the question 'How was school today?' and getting the response 'fine'?

Our new weekly blogs will give you more information about what your child is doing in school.  This will mean that you can ask meaningful questions to find out about their learning.

Week commencing 17th June 2019

In Year 5 they will be carrying on with their topic work on the Mayans. They will also be rehearsing songs for the year 5/6 production. In English, all three groups will be working on 'Wonder'. In Maths, Miss Hofer's group will be working on angles and coordinates. Miss Stewart's maths group will be looking at the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts.

Week commencing 10th June 2019.

In Year 5 the children will be continuing their work on the Mayan civilisation. In English, Miss Staples and Mrs Hofer's English group will be starting work based on the book 'Wonder' by R.J. Palacio. Miss Stewart's group will be continuing their work on 'Wonder'. In Maths, Miss Stewart will be working on multiplication and division facts and problem solving. In Mrs Hofer's they will be studying angles. All the children will be involved in Sports Day on Friday 14th June. Please make sure that the children have the correct PE t-shirt, thank you.

Week commencing 20th May 2019. 

Year 5 will be sitting  assessments in maths and English. They will be undertaking a science investigation: focusing on recording information and writing conclusions. Parents are invited to visit the school on Thursday 23rd May at 245pm to see the work the children have been doing in English and in their topic work based on the theme of the United States.

Week commencing 13th May 2019

Due to Year 6 being involved in SATS this week, the timetable has altered slightly for Year 5. They will be working as a year group this week on a holiday planning project that will also involve using the outdoor classroom. The children will still be doing games on Wednesday afternoon.

Week commencing 6th May 2019

In English, Miss Stewarts's group will be working on characterisation through their work using the novel, 'Wonder'. In Miss Hofer's group they will be using The Highwayman as the stimulus for a newspaper report. In Maths, Miss Stewarts group will be working on decimals and converting fractions and decimals. In Miss Hofer's group they will be working on percentages. In science, Year 5 will be continuing with their science experiments.

Week commencing 29th March 2019

A group of Year 5 pupils have taken part in their first science club session.  They explored the properties of oil and water and created lava lamps, demonstrating chemical changes when some materials mix. Mrs Hofer’s maths will be learning about decimals and percentages in maths and in English they will be studying 'The Highwayman'. In maths Miss Stewart will be looking at various greater depth objectives. In English Mrs Stewart will be continuing with the book  ‘Wonder’.

Week commencing 18th March 2019

Children will be learning about the abolition of slavery in UK and USA as well as learning about Abraham Lincoln. Children will be listening to 1920s Jazz. In literacy, In literacy, children will be completed their US city leaflets and then start a letter writing unit based around 'Hover Bike' or write their own version of Martin Luther KIng's 'I Have A Dream' speech.In numeracy, Miss Hofer's group will be looking at adding fractions and improper/mixed fractions with Miss Stewart's group working on measure. 

Week commencing 11th March 2019

Year 5 and 6 will be taking part in Science week. There will be a focus on engineering. The challenges for the children include: creating questions for an interview-where the children will be interviewing an engineer; science workshops and creating an annotated engineering design. The children will also be having a talk by Dr Graham Hunt (one of Mr MacDonald’s ex pupils) who is one of the scientists on the Cassini space project.

Also this week, some of the children will be playing in a recorder concert at the Central Theatre; singing in a concert in the Central Theatre and taking part in a rugby tournament.

Week commencing 4th March 2019

Years 5 and 6 will be continuing their work on the United States looking at life as a slave on a plantation in the early United States. They will also be looking at water resistance in science. In Year 5, in English, Mrs Hofer’s children will be creating a leaflet on a city in the US; in maths they will be working on fractions. In Miss Stewarts’ they will be creating leaflets and working on percentages.

Week commencing 25th February 2019

Years 5 and 6 will be continuing their work on the United States looking at the role slavery played in the foundation of the USA. They will also be looking at water resistance in science. Year 5 will be taking part in a Lego based STEM morning. In Year 5, in English, Mrs Hofer’s children will be finishing their Islamic project; in maths they will be working on place value. In Miss Stewarts’ they will be finishing their Islamic project and working on fractions.

Week commencing 4th February 2019

 Years 5 and 6 will be looking at slavery in their history of the US. In science, the phase will be working and experimenting with air resistance and water resistance. They will also be comparing localities in UK and USA. Year 5, they will be writing narratives in English linked to their book. In maths, year 5 will be working on word problems and reasoning as well as multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. 

Week commencing 28th January 2019

Years 5 and 6 will be looking at the Declaration of Independence and July 4th in their history of the US. In science, the phase will be working and experimenting with air resistance. They will also be looking at the climate differences of the US.

Year 5 will be writing narratives min English linked to their book and in maths they will be carrying on with angles work, using protractors to measure and draw angles.

Week commencing 21st January 2019

 Years 5 and 6 will be looking at The Pilgrim Fathers and the Mayflower in their history of the US. In science, the phase will be working and experimenting with gravity. They will also be looking at the major rivers and physical features of the US.

 In year 5 numeracy, children will be completing assessments as well as factors and multiples or position of shapes. In English, year 5 will be writing narratives based on their work on the novel "An Indian in the Cupboard.".

Week commencing 14th January 2019

Years 5 and 6 will be looking at the ‘discovery’ of the Americas by European explorers. In science the phase will be working on balance and unbalance on forces. In maths, Year 5, will be working on division. In English, year 5 will be focusing on GPAS and unpicking the narrative of "An Indian in the Cupboard."

Week commencing 7th January 2019

Years 5 and 6 will be starting their topic work on the United States. They will be covering both the geography and history of the North American country. In science the phase will be starting their work on forces. In year 5, they will be doing multiplication and division in maths. In English, year 5 will be starting their work on ‘Indian in a Cupboard’.

Week commencing 17th December 2018

All children will be finishing work that needs to be finished from this term. There will be two carol services and the children will be completing cross-curricular Christmas as themed work.

Week commencing 26th November 2018

Children will be carrying out assessments this week.

In topic work, children will be creating illuminated letters; looking at the geography of Europe with atlases and researching and presenting work on Viking Life. In science, the children will be looking at refraction of light.

Week commencing 19th November 2018

Year 5: In English, Miss Ackerley’s group will be writing letters; Miss Stewart’s will be covering expanded noun phrases as well as  planning and writing a story. In Maths: Miss Ackerley’s will be looking at measurement and perimeter; Miss Stewart’s group will be continuing their work based on their outdoor learning on perimeter and area. In their topic work children will be learning about Danegeld for history and reflection in science.

Week commencing 12th November 2018

In English, children will be continuing their work on Robin Hood and looking at character analysis or continuing their work on Beowulf. In maths, children will be working on area with the chance of doing some outdoor learning as well as working on shape.

 In topic, children will be looking at the history of Lindisfarne in relation to the Viking raids and in science they will be looking at light and reflection.

Week commencing 5th November 2018

In Maths the pupils will be looking at multiplication and division. Miss Stewart will be doing English work based on Robin Hood.  Miss Ackerley will be looking at descriptive writing linked with Beowulf. They will also be working on poetry with a theme of Remembrance. In topic the children will be continuing their work on Vikings and Light.

Next term

In UKS2 the topic on the Anglo Saxons will continue with the introduction of the Vikings and their influence on our society. In Science the children will be looking at Light and in the first lesson will be finding out about how we see.

Year 5 will be starting a unit on Robin Hood in English and in maths they will be completing, reading and interpreting information in tables, including timetables.

 Week commencing 15th October 2018

In UKS2 we will be looking at the conversion of the Anglo Saxons to Christianity and the importance of characters such as Augustine, St Aiden, St Columba and Oswald. We will be assessing our knowledge of the science that we have studied this term on Evolution and Adaptation.

In English, Year 5 will be creating newspaper reports and in maths they will be studying statistics.

Week commencing 8th October 2018

In Science Year 5 and 6 will be finishing their work on Evolution by looking at human adaptation. In topic, they will be looking at Anglo Saxon Gods and the influence they had on society and the legacy on our language. Year 5 will be carrying out some maths assessments and working on diary writing and story writing. 

Week commencing 1st October 2018

In Maths, Year 5 will be doing addition and subtraction and revision of place value. In English-year 5 will be looking at relative clauses and assess comprehension skills.

In 5/6 topic work will be focused on Anglo Saxon Art and culture with reference to archaeological finds at Sutton Hoo. In Science, the pupils will be looking at Evolution in Humans-especially the changes in facial features and skeletons. In PE year 5 will be continuing their gymnastics work.

Week commencing 24th September 2018.

Year 5 will be continuing their place value work and then focusing on addition and subtraction.

In English. Year 5 will be looking at diary entries and formal and informal language by writing their own ending to the dilemma at the end of 'Bling'.

Next week, Years 5 and 6 will be finding out about Village life during the Anglo Saxon period as well as looking at Saxon place names. In Science, they will be identifying how adaptation may lead to evolution by examining the theories of evolution constructed by Darwin and Wallace.

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