Brompton Westbrook Primary School

Kings Bastion, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 5DQ

bromptonoffice@thewestbrooktrust.org

01634 844152

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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 20th January 2020

Week three already this term and we can't believe how quickly the time is flying past! We continue to learn about Brazil with the children looking at the formation of the Amazon Rainforest in their topic learning.They will be considering the different layers of the forest from the floor to the canopy and learning about the different plants and animals that are found there. This work links well to this weeks science learning with the children finding out more about how scientist classify different animals on the characteristics that they have. In English this week Mrs Stewart's group and Mrs Tindall's group will continue with their learning about the favelas in Brazil and will be putting their final touches to the pieces that they have been writing.. All the children in Year 6 have now been given their ZPD or book band for our new Accelerated Readers scheme with Year 5 being given theirs this week. Many of the children are really looking forward to starting their books with some already working their way towards their first book quiz. We hope that you are as excited as we are about this new scheme - please remember if you need any more information or have any questions about it please do come and speak to us . In English in  Year 5 the children will continuing to write diary entries about life in the Brazilian favelas . This week in Maths Year 6 will continue to work on their fractions (multiplying and dividing) and on properties of quadrilaterals. Year 5 will be consolidating their understanding of formal and informal methods of multiplying.In PSHE this week we are continuing to learn about the importance of preparing, handling and cooking food correctly. This week in RE we will be considering what Mardi Gras is and the importance behind the celebration. Last week saw some of our Year 6 children take part in a swimming gala at Medway Park - all of the children performed really well on the day and yet again represented our School really well with good sportsmanship and excellent behaviour - Well Done to you all! Our sports theme continues this week with 30 children from Year 6 and Year 5  representing our school in an Indoor Athletics event on Thursday, we wish them lots of luck and we will let  you know how they get on in next week's blog. As usual we continue with our weekly Spellings and Mental Maths and ask for your continued support and encouragement for the children to ensure that they are completing weekly homework and learning their spellings and times tables.Please remember that your children are able to log onto and access TTRockstars at home, which is an excellent and fun way to learn and consolidate times tables knowledge. If you have any questions regarding this, or anything else, please feel free to come and ask us about it. Finally,just to remind you that it is 6T's assembly on Wednesday at 9am - we would love to see you! We thank you for your interest and continued support.