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 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.