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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 1st April 2019

In topic children will be learning about either the Californian Gold Rush or the American Civil War, and the importance of Abraham Lincoln. In art they will be looking at colour theory and the work of Keith Haring. In maths Mr MacDonald's group will be learning about percentages, translation and parts of a circles. Mrs Tindall's group will be looking at the parts of a circles and focusing on reasoning questions. In English, children will be writing their own 'I Have a Dream' speech and writing a report about a water fight. Mrs Tindall's group will be finishing their 'I Have A Dream Speeches' and consolidating use of dialogue to move narrative forwards.

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, Mr MacDonald's and Mrs Tindall's groups will be writing introductions to fantasy stories focusing on atmosphere and tone. in numeracy,Mr MacDonald's group will be working on ratio and proportion with Mrs Tindall's group working on reasoning.

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 English Mr MacDonald’s group will be doing some writing based on the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar; Mrs Tindall’s will be working on narrative writing based on An Indian in the Cupboard. In Maths, Mr MacDonald’s class will be working on fractions and in Mrs Tindall’s they will be working on four rules and ratio and proportion.

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. In English Mr MacDonald’s group will be a starting a new set of work based on the book ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar; Mrs Tindall’s will be working on narrative writing. In Maths, Mr MacDonald’s class will be reviewing the four rules and in Mrs Tindall’s they will be working on translation and coordinates.

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. In English, Mr MacDonald’s group will be looking at the underground railroad and the abolition of slavery. Mrs Tindall’s group will be carrying out some non- fiction work on slavery. In maths, Mr MacDonald’s group will be finishing their work on the properties of shape. Mrs Tindall’s group will be working on area and perimeter.

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.

In English and Maths, year 6 will be carrying out assessments. 

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 English, year 6 will be linking their writing to the topic on the US. Mr MacDonald’s will be writing a slave diary. Mrs Tindall’s will be doing creative writing based on ‘Holes’.  In maths, Year 6 will be working on shape, data and area and perimeter.  

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 English year 6 will be linking their writing to the topic on the US. Mr MacDonald’s will be focusing on the lives of slaves on a plantation. Mrs Tindall’s will be writing a diary and persuasive piece based on ‘Holes’.  In maths, Year 6 will be working on angles, 

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 English year 6 will be linking their writing to the topic on the US. In maths Mr MacDonald’s group will be working on angles, Mrs Tindall’s will be working on percentages. I

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 6: In English, Year 6 will be writing a letter based on Beowulf and starting our Anglo Saxon epic plans. In maths: Mr MacDonald’s group will be looking at fractions, decimals and percentages. Mrs Tindall’s group will be looking at equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages. In their topic work children will be learning about Danegeld for history and reflection in science.

Week commencing 12th November 2018

In English, Year 6 will be continuing their work based on Beowulf looking at heroic characters and plotting their own Norse epic. In maths, year 6 will be continuing to look at fractions. 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

Year 6: In English, the children will be writing descriptive passages about Grendel and his lair based on the work that they are doing on the Anglo Saxon text ‘Beowulf’. In maths the pupils will be continuing their work on fractions including using fractions and the four rules of operation. 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.

In English, Year 6 will be beginning their work on Beowulf-the Anglo Saxon poem and in maths they will be looking at fractions.

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 6 will be looking at Old English and the poetic form of Kennings. In maths they will be looking at long division and fractions work.

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.

In Maths, Year 6 will be looking at addition and subtraction reasoning and problem solving as well as assessing arithmetic and reasoning skills with some SATs papers. In English, Year 6 will be assessing comprehension, writing and grammar, spelling and punctuation.

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 6 will be continuing their swimming work.

Week commencing 24th September 2018

In maths, Year 6 will be working with addition and subtraction both in arithmetic and problem solving.

In English, Year 6 will be doing some dialogue work based on ‘There’s a boy in the Girl’s Bathroom’ focusing on representing feelings through their writing and making sure that their speech work is punctuated correctly.

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.