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Goldfinches WB 4.7.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 3rd Jul 2022 @ 7:24pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog 

What superstar performers this week! 

Friday Superstar:  Gracie 

Top Table children: Tilly and Alexa 

This week:  

Tuesday afternoon- Forest Schools. If wet weather please bring a raincoat and old trainers/wellies. If hot, please bring a sun hat and suncream. 

Wednesday is Transition day, where Goldfinches will visit Miss Beattie and Mr Beswick in Skylarks class. 

Tuesday and Wednesday – Please feel welcome to pop in after school to look through your children’s work books and celebrate their work with them. 

Writing and Reading: We will introduce our final Y4 writing book alongside the new shared reading text. 

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.  

Spelling homework: This week’s words are more words from the Y3/4 statutory spellings. These will be the last set of spellings this year. 

Spellings: minute, natural, naughty, notice, occasion, occasionally, often, opposite, ordinary. 

Maths: we will continue to learn about equivalent fractions. 

Times Tables Homework:  Keep working on TTRock stars to increase your fluency in recalling the times tables.  

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples 

Science: We will be starting our final topic ‘Changing State’ 

RE: We will learn about the importance of the book of Exodus in Judaism. 

Geography: We will learn about the water cycle and its importance to our world. 

PE: Monday and Friday - striking and fielding games. 

German: We will have a go at a listening comprehension.  

Computing: We will complete our computing topic ‘Reading Power’ 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge. 

Starlings WB 4.7.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 8:42pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Starling's weekly blog 😊

What another busy week we have had.

The children may have told you all about the video we have been watching as part of our Global Goals project. Some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books recently that you think other children will enjoy and you are happy for them to be in school we would love to share them with the whole Starlings class.

 

Reading

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 

 

As part of our Explorers, theme Starlings class will be Environmental Explorers this half term. In our history and geography lessons, we will continue with our whole school 'Global Neighbours' project where Starlings will explore Global Goal number 15 'Life on Land.

Starlings will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items.  We will also be exploring how we can protect, restore and promote our planet's insects, animals and plants. We will also be exploring ways of how we can reduce the number of single use plastic items we use particularly in our lunchboxes.  We have carried out our survey and once we have collated our responses we will be investigating alternatives to single-use plastic in our lunchbox

English

This week has seen us continue with our new class text ‘ toys in space’.  We have been comparing toys using the -er and -est prefixes.

 

Maths

This week we have been looking at halves and quarters.

 

Here are the you tube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

The children also love coconut multiples which helps them with their multiples of numbers facts.

Science

In Science, we are exploring different materials, what their properties are and what they are best used for.  We have carried out an investigation to find out which material is best for keeping our sandwiches fresh and dry. We discovered that a reusable plastic container was the best item for keeping our sandwiches fresh.  However, one of our Super Starlings said that we could use a washed-out butter container, that way we save money and the environment!

Geography

This week we have been learning about the compass points North, South, East and West.  We have tested out our knowledge outside and we have also followed instructions to find items on grids.

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime story books. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

Please refer to your child’s diary for information regarding the sounds that your child has been taught and also the titles of the books they will have at home. Your child will also have come home with a set of alien words which focus on the sound they are working on.

Spellings

During the Summer term, our spellings will remain focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spellings each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

Spelling Quiz Friday 8th July

what why when who where

Our PE  sessions are Wednesdays and Fridays so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.

 

 

 

Toucans week beg. 4th July, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 29th Jun 2022 @ 12:36pm

A big well done to Toucans for putting on such a fantastic performance of Hoodwinked this week. We were so glad to get the opportunity to do this in front of our families.

Next week, a lot of our children will be out at Hartford High for 3 days Transition. We wish them the best of luck and hope they enjoy it. 

On these days the rest of the children in Year 6 will be doing some Art and History lessons based on our topic - Mayans. 

Also on Wednesday, the children will have an extra PE session with Mr A whilst the teachers will be meeting their new classes for next year. 

Cricket as usual in the afternoon and Friday PE with Mr Ault. 

Praise Star this week is  Mia for excellent research in RE to find out about Sikhism.

Top Table is Finley and Jack for showing good manners. 

Wishing everyone a great week,

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham, Mr Corkill, Mr Beswick 

Skylarks WB 27.06.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 24th Jun 2022 @ 4:19pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

What a fantastic week we have had! The highlight of the week has to be Northwich Sings on Tuesday evening. The children behaved exceptionally all day and sang so beautifully. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

 

Next week (W.B. 27.06.22)

 

Reminders:

Please send party-wear costumes into school ASAP for the KS2 production.

Tuesday 28th June: KS2 performance 1.30pm and 5pm.

Thursday 30th June: KS2 performance 1.30pm and 5pm.

 

In English this week, we will continue to publish our persuasive information texts on landfill. The children worked so hard on their first drafts and I can’t wait to read their final pieces of published writing.

In maths this week, we will be extended our understanding of fractions and decimals to include thousandths. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In science we will focus on the question: What causes day and night? We will use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

In our topic lesson, we will be working on the project set for us by the Refill Shed in Davenham: to design their new window display to help spread their message and encourage more people to visit. We will also consider what we can do to become more sustainable in our own lives.

In art we will continue to look at the artwork of our focus artist: Leonardo Da Vinci. Next week, we will analyse his artwork including the techniques he has used and we will consider how his sketches make us feel.

In RE, we will continue with our learning on Islam, extending our understanding of how Ramadan and Eid are celebrated.

In PE, we will continue to learn our dance for the KS2 production.

Our PE day this term is on Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue.

 

Homework

In year 5 the children will be set a weekly maths homework that they should complete and mark at home using the answers in the back of the homework book.

If your child is finding the homework tricky, I will ensure that supervision is provided on a Thursday lunchtime for your child to ask any questions or receive some support to complete their homework.

The children should page 34 of the homework book this week to be returned by Friday 1st July.

 

Please also encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their spellings/times tables. The following websites are both great for times tables practice:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Our spellings for the quiz on Friday 1st July will be the next 10 words from the Y5/6 statutory word list:

symbol, system, temperature, thorough, twelfth, variety, vegetable, vehicle, yacht, restaurant

 

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊

Miss Beattie x

 

Goldfinches WB 27.6.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 23rd Jun 2022 @ 4:10pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog 

What creative singers, dancers and presenters we have been this week! 

Friday Superstar:  Jake 

 Top Table children: Samuel and Frazer 

This week: We are so excited to finally be performing Hoodwinked on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and evening. Please ensure all costumes are in school by Monday.  

Writing: We will continue write and present our own non-chronological report on forests and deforestation after making a wonderful start last week. 

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.  

Spelling homework: This week’s words are words from the Y3/4 statutory spellings. 

Spellings: interest, island, knowledge, learn, length, library, material, medicine, mention. 

Maths: we will learn about equivalent fractions. 

Times Tables Homework:  Keep working on TTRock stars to increase your fluency in recalling the times tables.  

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples 

Science: We will be applying our knowledge of food chains to creating food webs. 

Geography: This will be linked with English to create our own written report on forests. 

PE: Monday and Friday -We will practise our dance for Hoodwinked and play striking and fielding games. 

Music: We will practise the Hoodwinked songs ready for our KS2 performance. 

German: Reading comprehension on descriptions 

Computing: We will start our new computing topic ‘Reading Power’ 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge. 

Starlings WB 27.06.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 21st Jun 2022 @ 5:41pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Starling's weekly blog 😊

Wow, what amazing performers the gorgeous Starlings are.

They have worked so hard and always with a smile on their gorgeous faces.  We could not be prouder of them all.

 

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Snack

Children in KS1 receive free fruit.  Children do not have to bring a snack from home but if you wish to do so we ask that it is a healthy option and just one item, please.

 

The children may have told you all about the video we have been watching as part of our Global Goals project. Some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books recently that you think other children will enjoy and you are happy for them to be in school we would love to share them with the whole Starlings class.

 

Reading

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 

As part of our Explorers, theme Starlings class will be Environmental Explorers this half term. In our history and geography lessons, we will continue with our whole school 'Global Neighbours' project where Starlings will explore Global Goal number 15 'Life on Land.

Starlings will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items.  We will also be exploring how we can protect, restore and promote our planet's insects, animals and plants. We will also be exploring ways how we can reduce the number of single-use plastic items we use particularly in our lunchboxes.  We have carried out our survey and once we have collated our responses we will be investigating alternatives to single-use plastic in our lunchbox

English

This week we have been writing letters to yoghurt companies.  We have learnt that even when yoghurt pots are recycled at the recycling plants, small fragments break off and fly away ultimately landing in the water and travelling to the sea.  We have written to different companies telling them how much we love yoghurt but please could they research a more environmentally way to package it.  We will let you know how we get on! 

Maths

This week we continue to look at division and how we can share into different groups.

 

Here are the you tube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

The children also love coconut multiples which helps them with their multiples of numbers facts.

Science

In Science, we are exploring different materials, what their properties are and what they are best used for.  We have carried out an investigation to find out which material is best for keeping our sandwiches fresh and dry. We discovered that a reusable plastic container was best for keeping our sandwiches fresh.  However, one of our Super Starlings said that we could use a washed-out butter container, that way we save money and the environment!

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime story books. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

Please refer to your child’s diary for information regarding the sounds that your child has been taught and also the titles of the books they will have at home. Your child will also have come home with a set of alien words which focus on the sound they are working on.

Spellings

During the Summer term, our spellings will remain focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spelling each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

Spelling Quiz Friday 1st July

unloved unhappy unfair unlucky unwanted

Our PE  sessions are Wednesdays and Fridays so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.

 

 

 

Skylarks WB 20.06.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 19th Jun 2022 @ 3:49pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

Skylarks have had another super week and have been busy rehearsing for both Northwich Sings and our KS2 Production.

 

Next week (W.B. 20.06.22)

Reminders:

Please send party-wear costumes into school ASAP for the KS2 production.

Tuesday 21st June: Y5 will be taking part in Northwich Sings. They should come to school in their blue jeans, coloured tshirt and sensible footwear and should bring extra snacks and a packed tea in a named, disposable bag – No school bags or lunch boxes please. Parents are invited to arrive at 6.10pm to watch the performance.

 

On Monday, the children in Years 5 and 6 will receive first aid training where they will be taught how to make a 999 call and how to deal with various medical emergencies.

In English this week, we will be editing and publishing our persuasive information texts on landfill. The children have worked so hard on their first drafts and I can’t wait to read their final pieces of published writing.

In maths this week, we will be focussing on converting between decimals and fractions. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In art we will continue to develop our drawing skills by learning how to draw realistic human faces in proportion and with different expressions.

In PE, we will continue to learn our dance for the KS2 production.

Our PE day this term is on Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue.

 

Homework

In year 5 the children will be set a weekly maths homework that they should complete and mark at home using the answers in the back of the homework book.

If your child is finding the homework tricky, I will ensure that supervision is provided on a Thursday lunchtime for your child to ask any questions or receive some support to complete their homework.

The children should complete the worksheet on fractions/word problems this week to be returned by Friday 24th June.

 

Please also encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their spellings/times tables. The following websites are both great for times tables practice:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Our spellings for the quiz on Thursday 23rd June will continue focus on words ending in the suffix ‘-cious’:

Vicious, atrocious, ferocious, audacious, precious, auspicious, vivacious, unconscious

Please encourage your child to look any unknown words up in the dictionary or online as this will help them to use and apply these words in their writing.

 

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊

Miss Beattie x

Goldfinches WB 20.6.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 16th Jun 2022 @ 9:32pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog 

What hard working Goldfinches this week! 

Friday Superstar:  Jessica

Top Table children:  Erica and Willow

Worship: A fantastic example of teamwork, knowledge and courage was shown by everybody in our class worship last week. Well done for sharing our message about how important forests are to the world and what we can do to protect them. 

This week: We will complete the multiplication times table check. 

Writing: We will write and present our own non-chronological report on forests and deforestation. 

Reading: We will continue to read about other Courageous Advocates who helped the environment like Anita – the founder of the Body Shop. 

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.  

Spelling homework: This week’s words are words with the prefix ‘anti’  

Spellings: antifreeze, antibody, antibacterial, anticlimax, antiseptic, antisocial, antigravity, antidote, antibiotic, anticlockwise 

Maths: we will continue to learn about pounds and pence and make the link to tenths and hundredths.  

Times Tables Homework:  our Multiplication Tables Check is this week and we have been working hard in class to practise using lots of games- both online and paper. Please support your child to practise daily at home:  

Maths Frame Multiplication check mirrors the national test and gives the children 25 questions with 6 seconds to answer each one. It can be any fact up to 12x12 

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check 

Also use TTRockstars to help you practice 

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples 

Science: We will be applying our knowledge of food chains to creating food webs. 

Geography: This will be linked with English to create our own written report on forests. 

PE: Monday and Friday -We will practise our dance for Hoodwinked and play striking and fielding games. 

Music: We will practise the Hoodwinked songs ready for our KS2 performance. 

German: Reading comprehension on descriptions 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend, 

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge. 

Starlings WB 20.06.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 12th Jun 2022 @ 8:49pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Starling's weekly blog 😊

What another busy week we have had.

We have been so busy practising our songs for our production and are so excited to perform for you next week.

 

The children may have told you all about the video we have been watching as part of our Global Goals project. Some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books recently that you think other children will enjoy and you are happy for them to be in school we would love to share them with the whole Starlings class.

 

Reading

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 

 

As part of our Explorers, theme Starlings class will be Environmental Explorers this half term. In our history and geography lessons, we will continue with our whole school 'Global Neighbours' project where Starlings will explore Global Goal number 15 'Life on Land.

Starlings will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items.  We will also be exploring how we can protect, restore and promote our planet's insects, animals and plants. We will also be exploring ways how we can reduce the number of single-use plastic items we use particularly in our lunchboxes.  We have carried out our survey and once we have collated our responses we will be investigating alternatives to single-use plastic in our lunchbox

English

We are enjoying our class text.  We are quite concerned that toys have been left out at night in the dark.

toys in space.JPG

 

 

Maths

This week we will continue to look at division and how we can share into different groups.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

The children have also been practising their recall of the multiples with an interactive game they all love

coconut multiples

 

 

Science

In Science, we are exploring different materials, what their properties are and what they are best used for.  With this knowledge, we will investigate alternative options for cling film or tin foil-wrapped sandwiches as part of our Global Goals School project.

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime story books. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

Please refer to your child’s diary for information regarding the sounds that your child has been taught and also the titles of the books they will have at home. Your child will also have come home with a set of alien words which focus on the sound they are working on.

Spellings

During the Summer term, our spellings will remain focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spellings each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

Spelling Quiz Friday 24th June

beam probe float thought dawn

 

Our PE  sessions are Wednesdays and Fridays so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 13.06.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 12th Jun 2022 @ 7:43pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Starling's weekly blog 😊

What a sports day we enjoyed.  The children were so excited and enjoyed the day's fun.

 

 

The children may have told you all about the video we have been watching as part of our Global Goals project. Some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books recently that you think other children will enjoy and you are happy for them to be in school we would love to share them with the whole Starlings class.

 

Reading

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 

 

As part of our Explorers, theme Starlings class will be Environmental Explorers this half term. In our history and geography lessons, we will continue with our whole school 'Global Neighbours' project where Starlings will explore Global Goal number 15 'Life on Land.

Starlings will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items.  We will also be exploring how we can protect, restore and promote our planet's insects, animals and plants. We will also be exploring ways how we can reduce the number of single-use plastic items we use particularly in our lunchboxes.  We have carried out our survey and once we have collated our responses we will be investigating alternatives to single-use plastic in our lunchbox

English

Last week we focused on ‘The Queens Hat’ but this week we will be finding out what our new class text is going to be about using clues left for us.

toys in space.JPG

 

 

Maths

This week we will continue to look at division and how we can share into different groups.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

Science

In Science, we are exploring different materials, what their properties are and what they are best used for.  With this knowledge, we will investigate alternative options for cling film or tin foil-wrapped sandwiches as part of our Global Goals School project.

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime story books. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

Please refer to your child’s diary for information regarding the sounds that your child has been taught and also the titles of the books they will have at home. Your child will also have come home with a set of alien words which focus on the sound they are working on.

Spellings

During the Summer term, our spellings will be remain focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spellings each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

Spelling Quiz Friday 17th June

grew quiet scared clever helpful

 

Our PE  sessions are Wednesdays and Fridays so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.

 

 

 

Toucans Week beg . 13th June, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 4:56pm

Toucans have had a lovely week back this week. They have enjoyed the Platinum Jubilee Picnic, Hoodwinked practices and Sports Day preparations. 

We are also looking forward to our residential on Monday. Please remember to check that you have packed everything on the kit list and have a packed lunch for Monday.

Keep an eye out for booking Hoodwinked tickets as I'm sure these will book up quickly. I have asked that all children have their costumes ready for next Thursday 16th June.

Well done to our Praise Star - Jack - for showing great leadership skills during our group work task this week. Also Top Table Superstars for lovely manners - Lauren and Robyn. 

Next week will be so exciting with our Residentia, Monday - Wednesday and then we will spend most of the rest of the week preparing for our Robin Hood Production.

Kind regards,

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham, Mr Corkill and Mr Beswick 

Goldfinches WB 13.6.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 4:28pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

A wonderful week back for everyone. Well done!

Friday Superstar:  Willow

 Top Table children: Lily and Jessica

This week: Extra PE session on Wednesday morning. Please send your child in their PE kit.

Mrs Evans is teaching on Monday instead of Mrs Judge and we will be working together to prepare our class worship to share our learning about Global Neighbours with other classes in school.

Writing: We will learn to write sentences which have impact and grab the reader’s attention, learn to write sub headings to introduce different paragraphs and writing a mini report about sloths.

Reading: We will learn about the courageous advocate Wangari Maathai and compare her actions to those of Isatou Ceesay. We will learn how speech bubbles, paragraphs, sub-headings and images are used to enhance the readers’ understanding of the text.

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.

Spelling homework: This week’s words are words with the ‘shun’ sound spelt ‘tion’

Spellings: fiction, caution, option, position, solution, imagination, introduction, pollution, operation, production

Maths: we will continue to learn about tenths and make the link to division by 10.

Times Tables Homework:

Our Multiplication Tables Check is coming soon in June and we have been working hard in class to practise using lots of games. Please support your child to practise daily at home:

Maths Frame Multiplication check mirrors the national test and gives the children 25 questions with 6 seconds to answer each one. It can be any fact up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Also use TTRockstars to help you practice

https://ttrockstars.com/

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Science: We will be recapping food chains using the book ‘pond Circle’ and applying this knowledge to food webs.

Geography and Worship: We will combine our understanding of forests, deforestation and climate change and what solutions we can use to Make One Change and share this with other classes during our Class worship on Monday.

PE: Monday and Friday with an extra session on Wednesday this week -We will learn our dance for Hoodwinked and play striking and fielding games.

PSHCE: We will read our next No Outsiders book.

Music: We will continue to prepare a performance of ‘Lean On Me’ and learn to use the Glockenspiels as an accompaniment. We will remind ourselves of the Hoodwinked songs.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge.

Skylarks WB 13.06.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 3:18pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

Another fantastic week in Skylarks Class. We had a super day on Tuesday celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We have another exciting week ahead…

 

Next week (W.B. 13.06.22)

Reminders:

Friday 10th June: Whole School Sports Day starting at 1pm – Parents are invited to come along with their camping chairs and running shoes to support their children on the day. Please ensure your child wears their normal PE uniform (white t-shirt, black/navy shorts/leggings/joggers and suitable running shoes) on this day.

Tuesday 14th June: Year 5 Violin and Cello Concert – Parents are invited to join us in the school hall at 2.30pm to watch the children showcase their talents. Please ensure your child has their instrument in school on this day.

Friday 17th June: Party-wear costumes to be in school for the KS2 production please.

 

In English next week, we will use our research and plans to help write our own persuasive information text about landfill. We will be working to apply all of our learning from last half term, including using a formal tone, higher level conjunctions, fronted adverbials, a range of modal verbs, parenthesis and well-developed factual information.

In Shared Reading, we will continue to read our text ‘Pollution: A Look Behind the Scenes. Our focus will be on identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning, as well as inferring the thoughts and feelings of others.

In maths next week, we will be moving on to learn about decimals. We will begin by learning about the place value of decimals, focussing on how to read and write decimals up to two decimal places. We will then move on to look at converting between decimals and fractions. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In Science, we will continue our learning on ‘Earth and Space’. Next week we be looking at the sun, moon and planets and will focus on describing the movement of the Earth relative to the Sun and the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.

In art we will continue to develop our drawing skills by learning how to draw realistic human faces in proportion and with different expressions. We will also begin to look at the sketching work of Leonardo da Vinci.

In RE, we will be introduced to the five pillars of Islam and will explore the meaning of community for Islamic people. We will also explore how Ramadan and Eid are celebrated.

 

Our PE day this term is on Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue.

 

Homework

In year 5 the children will be set a weekly maths homework that they should complete and mark at home using the answers in the back of the homework book.

If your child is finding the homework tricky, I will ensure that supervision is provided on a Thursday lunchtime for your child to ask any questions or receive some support to complete their homework.

The children should complete the worksheet on fractions this week to be returned by Friday 17th June.

 

Please also encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their spellings/times tables. The following websites are both great for times tables practice:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Our spellings for the quiz on Friday 17th June will focus on words ending in the suffix ‘-cious’:

Spacious, pugnacious, luscious, suspicious, conscious, delicious, gracious, malicious

 

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊

Miss Beattie x

 

 

 

Skylarks WB 06.06.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 6th Jun 2022 @ 11:30am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

I hope you have all had a restful and fun-filled half term. We can’t wait to welcome you back into school tomorrow for a day of Jubilee Celebrations.

 

This week (W.B. 06.06.22)

 

Reminders:

  • Tuesday 7th June: Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Whole School Picnic.
  • Tuesday 7th June: Please remind children to bring their violin or cello to school on this day.
  • Friday 10th June: Whole School Sports Day starting at 1pm – Parents are invited to come along with their camping chairs and running shoes to support their children on the day. Please ensure your child wears their normal PE uniform (white t-shirt, black/navy shorts/leggings/joggers and suitable running shoes) on this day.
  • Tuesday 14th June: Year 5 Violin and Cello Concert – Parents are invited to join us in the school hall at 2.30pm to watch the children showcase their talents.

 

In English this week, we will be working hard to plan our own persuasive information text about landfill based on our book ‘The Paper Bag Prince’ by Colin Thompson. We will use our learning from last half term, as well as additional research to help us note and develop our ideas around the problems, benefits and alternative to landfill sites.

In Shared Reading, we will continue to read our text ‘Pollution: A Look Behind the Scenes. Our focus will be on identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning. We will also recap inference questions, deciding how the author might feel about the topic, justifying our answers with evidence.

In maths, we will celebrate the Jubilee with an activity based around multiplying fractions. We will also celebrate our ‘Let’s Count’ day on Thursday with activities based around graphs and statistics, helping the children gain a better understanding of the Census; what it is and why it’s important. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In Science, we will start our new topic on ‘Earth and Space’. The children will first consider what they already know about the topic, before learning about the spherical shape of the sun, Earth and moon. We will look at scientific evidence that has been used to support and refute the idea that these bodies are spherical.

In Art we will be developing our drawing skills by using a variety of pencil grades to create texture. We will also learn how to draw bodies in proportion and from different perspectives.

Our PE day this term is on Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue.

 

Homework and Spellings

There was no homework or spellings set over half term so there will be no quiz this Friday. New homework and spellings will be set on Friday 10th June for the week after.

Please do encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their spellings/times tables. The following websites are both great for times tables practice:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊

Miss Beattie x

 

Starlings WB 06.06.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 5th Jun 2022 @ 6:28pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Starling's weekly blog 😊

We hope you have all had a restful week and have enjoyed the jubilee celebrations.

 

sports day.JPG

 

The weather is looking good for sports day on Friday.  Please make sure your child has sunscreen on when they arrive at school, a hat and a labelled water bottle.

 

global goals.JPG

 

The children may have told you all about the video we watched as part of our Global Goals project. Some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books recently that you think other children will enjoy and you are happy for them to be in school we would love to share them with the whole Starlings class.

 

Reading

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 

global goals.JPG

 

 

As part of our Explorers, theme Starlings class will be Environmental Explorers this half term. In our history and geography lessons, we will continue with our whole school 'Global Neighbours' project where Starlings will explore Global Goal number 15 'Life on Land.

Starlings will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items.  We will also be exploring how we can protect, restore and promote our planet's insects, animals and plants. We will also be exploring ways of how we can reduce the number of single-use plastic items we use particularly in our lunchboxes.  We have carried out our survey and once we have collated our responses we will be investigating alternatives to single-use plastic in our lunchbox.  We will also be testing different materials to find out which are the best for keeping our sandwiches fresh and dry.

English

We all thoroughly enjoyed the class text ‘Goldilocks and just the one bear’ and the children wrote the most amazing pieces of work. 

This week, in account of the platinum jubilee we will be completing some writing around the text ‘The Queen’s hat’ by Steve Antony.  We will then move on to ‘Toys in Space by Mini Grey. 

queens hat.JPGtoys in space.JPG

 

 

 

Maths

This week we will be looking at division and how we can share into different groups.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

Reading

Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime story books. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

Please refer to your child’s diary for information regarding the sounds that your child has been taught and also the titles of the books they will have at home. Your child will also have come home with a set of alien words which focus on the sound they are working on.

Spellings

During the Summer term, our spellings will remain focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spellings each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

Spelling Quiz Friday 17th June

(Please note these spellings will be sent home in diaries on the 10th of June)

grew quiet scared clever helpful

 

Our PE  sessions are   Wednesday’s and Fridays so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.

 

 

 

Goldfinches WB 6.6.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 26th May 2022 @ 4:46pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Super music makers this week!

Friday Superstar:  Alexa

 Top Table children: James and Violet

Worship: This week in worship we have enjoyed Open the Book, listened to a Story and learned a song with Vicar Andrew and said a fond farewell to our lovely Mrs Elson.

After half term: No school on Monday. Tuesday 7th is our Jubilee celebration day and picnic. Friday 10th 1pm Sports day. 

Writing: We will use clips of David Attenborough’s Planet Earth programmes to inspire us to write our own transcript for a wildlife commentary and have a go at performing it to each other using our voice to create drama.

Reading: Continuing to read and research about different courageous advocates and identify how the layout of a text supports our understanding.

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.

Spelling homework: This week’s words are recapping tricky words from our own writing which are also homophones (words which sound the same but have different spellings and meanings.

Spellings: father, farther, which, witch, their, there, they’re, our, are

Maths: Jubilee maths and continuing our focus on finding equivalent fractions.

Times Tables Homework:

Our Multiplication Tables Check is in June and we have been working hard in class to practise using lots of games. Please support your child to practise daily at home:

Maths Frame Multiplication check mirrors the national test and gives the children 25 questions with 6 seconds to answer each one. It can be any fact up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Also use TTRockstars to help you practice

https://ttrockstars.com/

Or Hit the Button and Coconut multiples are always good fun and support quick thinking skills:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

Geography: We will continue to learn about the important work of the Courageous Advocate Jane Goodall and her important discoveries about Chimpanzees. As part of our Global Neighbours focus we will research the work being done locally to protect our environment and the wildlife that lives in it.

PE: Friday and Sports Day.

Music: We will continue to prepare a performance of ‘Lean On Me’ and learn to use the Glockenspiels as an accompaniment.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely and restful week off,

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge.

Goldfinches WB 23.5.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 19th May 2022 @ 4:16pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Forest school superstars and environmental artists!

 

Friday Superstar:  Hetty

 Top Table children: Gracie and Amy

Forest schools was so successful this week. The children all showed such perseverance, patience and support for each other whilst learning to light a fire safely.

Art Trail -our beautiful piece of art work, on the theme of Connections and inspired by our learning about Climate Change and Human impact, will be on display in the shopping units opposite H&M from Friday 20th May until Friday 23rd June. Please pop down to admire our work!

Worship: This week in worship we have enjoyed Open the Book’s story of the hole in the roof. We were wowed by Robin’s worship based around their Global Goal focus ‘Life Under Water’ and learned lots about how we can make small changes to help reduce plastic pollution. Look out soon for our Water Pipe Challenge which we are doing to raise money to provide clean and safe water for a community in South Africa.

Next Week:

Recycling collection: Thank you to those who have sent in empty clean bottles, yoghurt tubs, cardboard boxes etc. for our collection ready for our day of music next Thursday 26th May. Please keep raiding your recycling boxes!

Reading and Writing: Our new texts: Rainforests in 60 seconds, Where the Forest Meets the Sea and Fantastically Great Women who changed the world have really captured our interest in learning about rainforests and the environment. Next week we will be using the texts to support our understanding of the possessive apostrophe and building up our rainforest vocabulary and knowledge.

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read for 10-20 minutes daily and to sign their diary.

Spelling homework: This week’s words are words from the Y3/4 statutory spelling list: guard, guide, heard, heart, height, history, imagine, increase, important

Maths: Monday maths with Mrs Judge will focus on money and solving money problems. Maths with Mrs Evans will focus on finding equivalent fractions.

Times Tables Homework:

If you like a sing song try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7rYbk9PNuM

For mixed Times table practise use TTRock Stars or Maths Frame Multiplication Table Check https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

https://ttrockstars.com/

RE: This week we will decide how verses in the Bible about love help Christians to follow Jesus.

Science: This week we will be learning how to use classification keys to sort according to their characteristics.

Geography: We will continue to learn about the important work of the Courageous Advocate Jane Goodall and her important discoveries about Chimpanzees. We will compare tropical, temperate and boreal forests of the world.

PE: Monday and Friday -Athletics with Mr A.

PSHCE: We will continue with our theme of Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy.

Music: Our whole school music day on Thursday will involve the children being part of a bigger orchestra with the online Halle orchestra, making instruments, learning songs and making the links with the environment and sustainability.

German: We will learn to name parts of the body.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us via the office if you would like to discuss anything about your child. Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Evans, Mrs Judge.

Starlings WB 23.05.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 6:55pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Starling's weekly blog 😊

What another busy week we have had.  Can you believe we have received the end of yet another half term!!

We hope you enjoy a lovely week with your little Starlings.

 

The children may have told you all about the video we have been watching as part of our Global Goals project. Some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books recently that you think other children will enjoy and you are happy for them to be in school we would love to share them with the whole Starlings class.

 

Reading

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 

 

As part of our Explorers, theme Starlings class will be Environmental Explorers this half term. In our history and geography lessons, we will continue with our whole school 'Global Neighbours' project where Starlings will explore Global Goal number 15 'Life on Land.

Starlings will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items.  We will also be exploring how we can protect, restore and promote our planet's insects, animals and plants. We will also be exploring ways to reduce the number of single-use plastic items we use particularly in our lunchboxes.  We have carried out our survey and once we have collated our responses we will be investigating alternatives to single-use plastic in our lunchbox

English

 Bear has finally met Goldilocks after all this time! The children enthusiastically got into character and modelled the conversation they thought they would have.

Goldilocks(1).JPG

 

Maths

We continue to focus on multiplication and this week we have been looking at arrays and the value of items in columns and rows.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime storybooks. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

Please refer to your child’s diary for information regarding the sounds that your child has been taught and also the titles of the books they will have at home. Your child will also have come home with a set of alien words which focus on the sound they are working on.

Spellings

During the Summer term, our spellings will remain focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spellings each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

Spelling Quiz Friday 27th May 2022

some one once bear every

 

Our PE  sessions are Wednesdays and Fridays so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.

 

 

 

Starlings WB 16.05.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 12:43pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Starling's weekly blog 😊

What another busy week we have had

 

The children may have told you all about the video we have been watching and some have asked for me to send it to their mums and dads so here it is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn9PhiDJp-A

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to enjoy sharing stories with your Starling at home.  If your child has received new books recently that you think other children will enjoy and you are happy for them to be in school we would love to share them with the whole Starlings class.

 

Reading

The children will continue to bring home a Read Write Inc book, a book bag book and a bedtime story each week. This provides them with a variety of familiar, new and challenging texts to read. Bedtime storybooks are to be enjoyed with an adult. Reading TO the children ensures that they experience the magic of a story coming to life and have a purpose and love of reading.

 

 

As part of our Explorers, theme Starlings class will be Environmental Explorers this half term. In our history and geography lessons, we will continue with our whole school 'Global Neighbours' project where Starlings will explore Global Goal number 15 'Life on Land.

Starlings will be exploring how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our unwanted items.  We will also be exploring how we can protect, restore and promote our planet's insects, animals and plants. We will also be exploring ways of how we can reduce the number of single use plastic items we use particularly in our lunchboxes.  We are going to be carrying out a survey across the school!

English

Goldilocks(1).JPG

 

This week we have written a diary entry from Bear describing his day in the city and all the things he saw.  We thought it hilarious that the bed was too frothy and the chair too spiky.  Silly Bear had sat in the bath and then on a cactus!!

 

Maths

In maths, this week Starlings are beginning to explore multiplication with a focus on 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

 

Here are the youtube clips we have been enjoying to help us.

Counting in 2's

Counting in 5's

Counting in 10's

 

Reading

 Please spend 10 – 20 minutes reading each day. This can be a combination of Read Write Inc and bedtime story books. Please remember the importance of your child listening to YOU read during this time too. 

 

RWI

Please refer to your child’s diary for information regarding the sounds that your child has been taught and also the titles of the books they will have at home. Your child will also have come home with a set of alien words which focus on the sound they are working on.

Spellings

During the Summer term, our spellings will remain focused on the Year One Common Exception words. These are words that the children will come across frequently in both their reading and writing. We will complete a spelling quiz in class every Friday. Please use your spelling whiteboard to help you to learn your spelling each week. We will write your child's score in their diary each week. This will be written next to the spellings they have been tested on that day. This will be on the page of the previous weeks. 

Spelling Quiz Friday 20th May 2022

what was where there were

Our PE  sessions are Wednesdays and Fridays so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. Can we also ask that your child has a drink bottle that is clearly named and contains only water. We also request that if your child wears trainers with laces they are able to independently retie them if they become undone otherwise can they please wear trainers with a Velcro fastening.

 

 

 

Toucans week beg. 16th May, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 4:19pm

A huge congratulations to our wonderful Toucans who have done themselves proud this week. Well done everyone, you are all superstars and deserve to be our Praise Stars this week. The children are delighted that we will not be having anymore boosters sessions and we can now return to normal lessons!

Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on our writing lessons and these will be based on our class book 'Island'.

In Maths we will be focusing on Statistics.

We will also begin our Global Neighbours topic now and focus on some elements that the childen have missed from the curriculum over the past 2 years due to lockdowns, namely the water cycle and rivers topic in Geography.

Next week, Toucans will begin to rehearse again for our Hoodwinked production so we have lots to look forward to. 

Kind Regards

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick & Mr Corkill. 

Goldfinches WB16.5.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 3:54pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Super hard work and lovely story writing this week!

Friday Superstar: Beth

Top Table: Jake and Kyan

Next week: Tuesday afternoon is our Forest school’s afternoon. Please wear old tracksuit bottoms and send in a waterproof coat, wellies or old trainers to change in to in the afternoon.

Writing: We will begin our new text for writing next week…. No reveal today except for it linking beautifully with our Global Neighbours environmental theme.

Reading: We will begin to read our new text.

Reading homework- regular reading, little and often is so supportive at this age to enable your child to read with confidence, speed and fluency. We are working hard in class to read fluently and for speed.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the tion suffix

Next week’s spellings: nation, condensation, precipitation, evaporation, transpiration, creation, station, elation, imagination, separation.

Maths: We recap our knowledge of fractions and learn to make the link between tenths and hundredths. Monday will continue with our focus on time.

Times Tables Homework: The National Multiplication test for Y4 is coming up in June so please support your child to become fluent in their times tables up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

Science: We will carry out a local study of the plants and animals in our school grounds. We will continue to observe and measure the growth of our pea plants growing in different conditions.

RE: We will be learning about love and charity.

Geography: We will learn about the work of Jane Goodall as one of the Courageous Advocates we are focussing on.

Art: We will complete our whole class entry into the Northwich Art Trail which is on the theme of ‘Connections’ this year on the theme of Global Neighbours.

PE: Monday and Friday – Athletics with Mr Ault

PSHCE: We will continue to learn about how humans grow and change as they get older.

German: We will be learning the names of parts of our face.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Skylarks WB 16.05.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 3:49pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

It has been a beautiful sunny week in school and Skylarks Class have continued to work hard!

 

Next Week (W.B. 16.05.22)

 

Tuesday 17th May: Please remind children to bring their violin or cello to school on this day. They may bring them in on Monday to prevent forgetting on the day of our music lesson.

Wednesday 18th May: Skylarks will have an additional PE session on this day and so they should wear their PE kit to school.

 

In English next week, we will continue to explore our new book ‘The Paper Bag Prince’ by Colin Thompson. We will focus our week on letter writing using both informative and persuasive features. We will first plan and write a letter to the council informing them about the ‘Poison Pool’ and urging them to do something about it. We will also conduct research about landfill sites in the UK to help broaden our understanding of the problem.

In Shared Reading, we will read our new text ‘Pollution: A Look Behind the Scenes. Our focus will be on identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning

In maths, we will continue to solve problems involving adding and subtracting fractions. We will then move on to multiplying fractions, starting with unit fractions where the numerator is always 1. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In Science, we will continue to explore our topic ‘Animals, including Humans’. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be learning about the changes which humans go through as they develop from a baby to old age. This fits in with our RSE curriculum which will be delivered mostly through our science lessons.

In history and geography, we will continue to explore our ‘Global Neighbours’ topic. This week, we will be learning courageous advocates from around the world. We will explore the questions: Who are they? Why are they courageous advocates?

 

Our PE day this term is on Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue.

 

Homework

In year 5 the children will be set a weekly maths homework that they should complete and mark at home using the answers in the back of the homework book.

If your child is finding the homework tricky, Mrs Hulse and I will ensure that supervision is provided on a Thursday lunchtime for your child to ask any questions or receive some support to complete their homework.

The children should complete the worksheet on multiplying fractions this week to be returned by Friday 20th May.

 

Please also encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their spellings/times tables. The following websites are both great for times tables practice:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Our spellings for the quiz on Friday 20th May will continue to focus on the suffixes -ant and -ance:

distant, relevance, assistance, substance, important, brilliant, tolerance, reluctant

 

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊

Miss Beattie x

Puffins WB 9th May 2022, by Mrs Shimmin

Date: 8th May 2022 @ 11:58pm

Puffins – Week commencing 9th May 2022

 

Hello and Welcome to Puffins Weekly blog!

 

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!

 

Last week

Puffins have had a lovely week last. Lots of dancing to start our mornings to get us ready for our learning but also in aid of World Dance Day which was on Friday!

In maths we have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes and also halves and quarters of shape.

We also did some more planting of wild flowers and preparing beds for more planting.

This week

This week we will be spending each morning in the school garden where we will be digging more beds for planting, planting potatoes, onions and rhubarb. We will also be planting certain flowers such as nasturtium and marigolds and garlic to act as natural pesticides to help protect our lovely vegetables. We will be making our own plant food from nettles which we will use to help our plants grow.

We will be doing some forest school learning too which will include den building, rope work making bridges, ladders and rope swings but also learning how to make shelters. So don’t forget to bring your water bottles, wellies, sun cream and sunhats for an action packed week!!!

 

Please encourage your child to read a few pages of their book each night and it would be helpful to practice their times tables with them too. At the moment, we are working on 10’s, 2’s, 5’s and 3’s. The websites below are great fun for Times Tables practice.

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button/

 

Please remember to contact me via the school office if you have any questions.

 

Mrs Shimmin x

Goldfinches WB 9.5.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 5th May 2022 @ 3:46pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Lovely focus and concentration this week.

Friday Superstar: Erica

Top Table: Hannah and Destinee

Writing: We will plan, write and edit our final piece of writing inspired by ‘When the Giant Stirred’.

Reading: We will continue with Ariki and the Island of Wonders and focus on drawing inferences about characters and settings using evidence from the text.

Reading homework- regular reading, little and often is so supportive at this age to enable your child to read with confidence, speed and fluency. We are working hard in class to read fluently and with expression to each other.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the ‘ssion’ suffix

Spellings: discussion, permission, confession, depression, submission, possession, admission, transmission, progression, impression

Maths: We will continue to learn methods to solve division problems including dividing 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers with and without remainders. Monday will continue with our focus on time.

Times Tables Homework: The National Multiplication test for Y4 is coming up in June so please support your child to become fluent in their times tables up to 12x12

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check

Hit the button https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://ttrockstars.com/ - Who is top of the leader board this week?

Science: We will make a conclusion about our understanding about the human impact on the environment and monitor the growth of our pea seeds in different conditions.

RE: We will be learning about Jesus and his Disciples.

Geography: We will learn about the work of Jane Goodall as one of the Courageous Advocates we are focussing on.

Art: We will contribute to a whole class entry into the Northwich Art Trail which is on the theme of ‘Connections’ this year and for which we will use our understanding of Global Goal 13 'Climate Action' .

PE: Monday and Friday – Athletics with Mr Ault

PSHCE: Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy- we will learn about the importance of putting others needs before ours and thinking about acts of kindness.

German: We will be talking about what we do in our spare time.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child. Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Skylarks WB 09.05.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 5th May 2022 @ 8:01am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

What a great week we have had in Skylarks Class – it has been lovely to hear the children singing so beautifully whilst learning our songs for the Northwich Sings Festival taking place at the end of June.

 

Next Week (W.B. 09.05.22)

 

Tuesday 10th May: Please remind children to bring their violin or cello to school on this day. They may bring them in on Monday to prevent forgetting on the day of our music lesson.

Wednesday 11th May: Skylarks will have an additional PE session on this day and so they should wear their PE kit to school.

Friday 13th May: Skylarks Class will attend Church with Years 4 and 6.

 

In English next week, we will continue to explore our new book ‘The Paper Bag Prince’ by Colin Thompson. We will begin the week by learning about Modal Verbs and writing sentences to describe the poison pool using modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility. We will then build on this learning throughout the week to create a paragraph about the Poison Pool using modal verbs and fronted adverbials to aid cohesion.

In Shared Reading, we will read the first chapter of ‘The Last Wild’ by Piers Torday. Our focus will be on drawing inferences, including characters’ thoughts, feelings and motives. We will use our ‘visualising’ and ‘thinking out loud’ techniques to help us draw inferences and justify our answers.

In maths, we will continue to look at adding and subtracting fractions. The children are now confident performing these calculations and so we are focusing on lots of reasoning and problem solving questions to help deepen our understanding. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In Science, we will continue to explore our new topic ‘Animals, including Humans’. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be learning about the changes which humans go through as they develop from a baby to old age. This fits in with our RSE curriculum which will be delivered mostly through our science lessons.

In history and geography, we will continue to explore our ‘Global Neighbours’ topic. We will be looking at the examples of Chester and Stockholm to see how cities around the world are already making steps to become more sustainable.

In RE, we will conclude our learning on forgiveness by writing a diary entry from a Christian point of view explaining their beliefs around forgiveness and justice, making links to the bible verses we have studied.

 

Our PE day this term is on Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue.

 

Homework

In year 5 the children will be set a weekly maths homework that they should complete and mark at home using the answers in the back of the homework book.

If your child is finding the homework tricky, Mrs Hulse and I will ensure that supervision is provided on a Thursday lunchtime for your child to ask any questions or receive some support to complete their homework.

The children should complete the worksheet on adding and subtracting fractions this week to be returned by Friday 13th May.

 

Please also encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their spellings/times tables. The following websites are both great for times tables practice:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Our spellings for the quiz on Friday 13th May will focus on the suffixes -ant and -ance:

Hesitant, elegance, defiant, observant, tolerant, expectance, distance, instance

 

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊 

Miss Beattie x

 

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