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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

 

Starlings WB 09.05.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 3rd May 2022 @ 6:11pm

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

 

We are also going to make bird feeders as part of our work on reducing, reusing and recycling plastic containers.  We are looking for empty yoghurt pots or anything else of a similar size, please.

 

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 are going to be carrying out a survey across the school!

English

This week has seen Bear enter Snooty Towers to escape the noisy street.  We explored different rooms and used our phonics knowledge to label the different nouns we spotted and also included an adjective. 

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Maths

In maths, this week Starlings have looked at measuring weight and volume.  We have used our knowledge to first of all estimate which items were the heaviest before using our hands or the balance scale to compare. 

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.

Spellings

During the Spring term, our spellings will be 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 13th May 2022

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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.  

 

 

 

Goldfinches WB 2.5.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 30th Apr 2022 @ 9:22am

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

What an amazing week we had last week!

Our Goldfinches were an absolute credit and we all had so much fun.

Friday Superstar: The Whole Class

Top Table: Yara and Connor

Bank holiday Monday- No School

Writing: We will use varied nouns and pronouns to avoid repetition through writing a letter to describe the eruption on the island.

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.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the ir prefix- ROLLED OVER FROM LAST WEEK

Spellings: (they are tricky so only 5 this week) irresistible, irrelevant, irresponsible, irregular, irrational

Maths: We will continue to learn methods to solve division problems.

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 learn about the human impact on the environment and set off an investigation into the conditions needed to grow plants.

Geography: We will use mapping, OS symbols and our own knowledge to compare Lostock and Llandudno.

Art: We will complete our Llandudno sketch maps as beautiful memories of our trip away.

PE: Friday – Athletics with Mr Ault

PSHCE: Too Much Selfie isn’t Healthy- we will learn about Elizabeth Everest.

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

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Starlings WB 02.05.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 8:58pm

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

What another busy week we have had.  

 

 

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.

 

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

English

This week has seen Bear enter the city and he is feeling quite perturbed with the unfamiliar noises.  Along Princess Avenue we have noticed shops such as Mr B.G.Gruffs hairdressers, Beanstalk Bank an The Glass Slipper to name a few!  Starlings have created their own shop names where we have focused on ensuring these have capital letters as they are proper nouns.

 

Maths

In maths, this week Starlings have looked at measuring length using non-standard forms of measurement and standard forms.  Next week we will be looking at weight and volume. 

 

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.

Spellings

During the Spring term, our spellings will be 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 6th May 2022

Saturday Sunday loved unloved school

 Miss Birch from Rudheath Senior Academy has completed her sessions with us.  We have all thoroughly enjoyed working with her these past few weeks and hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the near future.  Our PE  sessions will now return to  Wednesday 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 02.05.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 12:58pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

Another fantastic week for Skylarks Class! The children have worked so hard to write and edit their biographies about Chris Hadfield this week and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading them. Well done everyone!

 

Next Week (W.B. 02.05.22)

Reminder: School will be closed on Monday for May Bank Holiday.

In English, we will begin our new unit of work based on the book ‘The Paper Bag Prince’ by Colin Thompson. During our first few lessons, we will explore the theme of plastic in the ocean, discussing and debating our thoughts and feelings. We will also begin to compare and contrast the different settings in the story, with the aim of writing a setting description using adverbial phrases for cohesion.

In Shared Reading, we will begin to read our new class text ‘Pollution: A Look Behind the Scenes’. Our focus next week 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 be looking at subtracting fractions with different denominators, including mixed numbers. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In RE, we will continue to explore our theme ‘forgiveness’. We will read from the book of Corinthians (2:5-11) and explore the following questions: What can Christians learn from this passage? What does it teach them about God and forgiveness?

In Science, we will begin to explore our new topic ‘Animals, including Humans’. Next week, we will be looking at 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.

 

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 (including mixed numbers) this week to be returned by Friday 6th 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 6th May will be the next 10 words from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list:

prejudice, privilege, profession, programme, pronunciation, queue, recognise, recommend, relevant, rhyme

Please remember these words are a lot more difficult than our spellings that follow a specific rule. If your child is finding them tricky at home, please choose 5 to focus on.

 

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

Miss Beattie x

Toucans week beg. 2nd May, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 28th Apr 2022 @ 8:24am

Toucans enjoyed their Team Games Final with Mr Ault on Wednesday. They worked well as part of a team and displayed a variety of throwing and catching skills to great effect. Next week, they will have Cricket as usual on Wednesday and Mr Ault for PE on Friday. 

As we continue to prepare for the SATs, our lessons next week are focusing on English and Maths. Please continue to work through CGP books at home and in particular complete the pages on Ratio and Proportion in the Maths CGP book page 42 and 43 as this is what they have been learning with Mr Corkill this week. 

Spellings for next week are - convenience, assistance, vehicle, solemn, apparently, attachment, sacrifice, principal, suspicious, precede, perceive, coordinate, innocence, ancient, cemetery, prejudice, disastrous, frequently, persuasion, borough. Again the children have been given a sheet with these words on in their diary and a practice sheet where they can test themselves using the same format that will appear in their SATs. 

Please continue to read for 15mins daily to build up reading stamina. 

Kind Regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick and Mr Corkill

Swallows 03.05.2022, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 25th Apr 2022 @ 2:47pm

Swallows Class blog

Friday 29th April 2022

Top Table: Ella and Amber    Praise: Joe T

 

Week beginning 3rd May 2022:

We will continue to complete our spelling tests on a Thursday and our times tables test will take place on a Friday.  

Reminders:

Please note that our PE day this week are on Monday. Please come to school in your PE uniform as usual on this day. 

Swallows class are spending time exploring our whole school project based on Global Neighbours. We will be finding out as much as possible over the next few weeks. 

In maths we are going back to fill gaps in addition and subtraction, as well as multiplication and division, to support the children ready for their SATs papers.

Homework

Read Write Inc

You will have noticed this week that your child may have changed RWI groups or come off the scheme to move on to Pathways to Read. If you have any concerns about how your child is progressing with their reading, please come and speak with me so that I can share more personalised strategies. 

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. 

Spellings

For the next two weeks we are going to focus on spelling contractions. It is crucial that the children learn to join the letters accurately and where an apostrophe is the letters either side of it cannot be joined.

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Thursday 5th May are listed in your blue reading diary.

 

Times Tables 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please complete your times tables work sheet for this week. Some children have now moved on to learning their 5 x tables! Well done! If you would like your child to progress quicker, please access times tables rockstars to support their times tables knowledge. 

 

Please also use Hit the Button and choose the 5 x table facts to help prepare for our 5 x tables test which lots of children are now working on.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

If you have any worries or queries, please do not hesistate to get into contact with me.

Have a lovely, safe weekend!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Elson 

Goldfinches WB 25.4.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 7:57pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

I can’t believe it is the summer term! Welcome back and I hope you have had a wonderful Easter break.

Friday Superstar: Lily

Top Table: Hetty and Thomas

Next Week:

Wednesday- Thursday: Our adventure to Llandudno which will cover most lessons! History- the Great Orme, Geography- comparing Llandudno and Lostock and the geographical features of a seaside town, PE- walking, skiing, Art- sand art, PSHCE- team building, leadership and FUN! FUN! FUN!

We have welcomed Miss Wilkinson who will be completing her teaching practice with us for the next few weeks.

Worship: We enjoyed our worship with Vicar Andrew and as always, it was wonderful to be part of Open the Book again this week.

Writing: This week we have focused on creating a thought, feelings and speech chart to help us with recount writing and will use this in our writing on Tuesday.

Reading: We will continue to focus on answering questions with details and find evidence in the text to back up our answers within our book Ariki and the Island of Wonders

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read 5 times a week minimum to enable them to become fluent and confident. This can be a mixture of them reading aloud to you, you reading to them and reading quietly to themselves.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the ir prefix

Spellings: (they are tricky so only 5 this week) irresistible, irrelevant, irresponsible, irregular, irrational

Maths: We will solve division problems.

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?

RE: We will be thinking about what the story ‘The Great Catch’ teaches Christians.

PE: Monday and Friday – Athletics with Mr Ault

German: We will learn about our hobbies.

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

Mrs Evans and Mrs Judge

Toucans week beg. 25th April, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 12:35pm

It was lovely to welcome back everyone this week. I hope both children and parents had a restful break. 

We have had a busy first week back getting ready for our SATS which will begin on Monday 9th May. The children have worked hard in our lessons which have focused on Maths and English. This will be the focus again for the next 2 weeks. The children have also enjoyed their cricket lesson and usual PE with Mr Ault. On Wednesday 27th April they will also have an extra PE lesson With Mr Ault,  9 - 10am as well as cricket in the afternoon which I know they will look forward to and enjoy. 

Maths Homework - Area of triangles and parallelograms page 63 and 64

English homework - continue working on CGP Reading and SPAG books, please just complete the sections which you have not done so far

Spellings - The children have been given the list and a practice sheet in their diaries - attention, cereal, affect, physically, fought, definitely, leisure, wary, practice, sensibly, amateur, queue

Kind regards

Mrs Whittingham and Mrs Downing

Skylarks WB 25.04.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 8:10am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

Skylarks have had a fantastic first week back after Easter. The children have worked very hard, particularly in our tricky work on fractions.  I am really looking forward to all of our exciting learning planned for the summer term.

 

Next Week (W.B. 25.04.22)

In English, we will be using our research on Chris Hadfield to help us plan and write an autobiography. We will apply our knowledge of adverbials, relative clauses and parenthesis to make our writing cohesive and engaging.

In Shared Reading, we will finish reading our text ‘Exploring Space’. Our focus will continue to be on identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

In maths, we will continue our learning on adding and subtracting fractions. We will be looking at trickier problem-solving questions involving different denominators and will use our knowledge of improper fractions and mixed numbers to convert our answers. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In RE, we will continue to explore our theme ‘forgiveness’. We will read two verses from the books of Matthew and Luke and will compare what Jesus says in each. We will then use drama to show how the Pharisees acted and how they should have acted instead, taking account of Jesus’ teachings.

During our history and geography day, we will continue with our whole school ‘Global Neighbours’ project where Skylarks Class will explore Global Goal number 11 ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’. Next week we will focus our learning on land use and environmental inventions which have been created to help make the world a more sustainable place.

In Science, we will be concluding our learning on living things by comparing the living things found in our local environment and comparing them with other plants and animals around the world. We will also learn about the 19th century Botanist ‘Joseph Banks’.

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 29th April. The answers for this homework will be available in school so that the children can mark their work.

 

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 29th April will continue to focus on the ‘ee’ sound spelt ‘ei’:

either, deceit, ceiling, receipt, deceiving, seizure, received, perceive

 

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

Miss Beattie x

Swallows 25.04.22, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 20th Apr 2022 @ 12:23pm

Swallows Class blog

Friday 22nd April 2022

Top Table: Olivia and Anya    Praise: Amelia

Welcome back to the Summer term. We have got a really busy and exciting term ahead of us as we near the end of Year 2. This week we will be welcoming another student teacher into the class, who is in their final placement before qualifying and the children are excited to meet them.

Week beginning 25th April 2022:

We will continue to complete our spelling tests on a Thursday and our times tables test will take place on a Friday.  

Reminders:

Please note that our PE day this week are on Monday. Please come to school in your PE uniform as usual on this day. 

For the Summer term, we will be exploring our new English text 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey where we will be developing our letter writing skills. We are going to spend time developing our test techniques in reading by using skimming and scanning the text for retrieval answers. In maths, we are going to be compiling lessons together to ensure that all content is taught. The children will begin the day recapping 4 a day to maintain their level of understanding. 

We are researching and discovering information about endangered and extinct animals and how and why they are in this position. 

Homework

Read Write Inc

You will have noticed this week that your child may have changed RWI groups or come off the scheme to move on to Pathways to Read. If you have any concerns about how your child is progressing with their reading, please come and speak with me so that I can share more personalised strategies. 

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. 

Spellings

For the next two weeks we are going to focus on spelling contractions. It is crucial that the children learn to join the letters accurately and where an apostrophe is the letters either side of it cannot be joined.

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 29th April are listed in your blue reading diary.

 

Times Tables 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please complete your times tables work sheet for this week. Some children have now moved on to learning their 5 x tables! Well done! If you would like your child to progress quicker, please access times tables rockstars to support their times tables knowledge. 

 

Please also use Hit the Button and choose the 5 x table facts to help prepare for our 5 x tables test which lots of children are now working on.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

If you have any worries or queries, please do not hesistate to get into contact with me.

Have a lovely, safe weekend!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Elson 

Skylarks WB 18.04.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 31st Mar 2022 @ 8:03am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

What a fantastic Spring term we have had in Skylarks Class. I am so proud of the hard work and dedication that the children have shown. We have loved learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, exploring the life cycles of various animals and plants, and learning all about the ISS and Chris Hadfield in our English lessons. I can’t wait to see where our learning takes us in the Summer term.

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After Half Term (W.B. 18.04.22)

School will return as normal on Tuesday 19th April 2022. Please remind your child to bring in their instrument on this day for our music lesson.

There will be a Cake Sale after school on Wednesday 20th April – KS2 classes to bring in cakes please.

 

In English, we will be recapping the key events in our book ‘The Darkest Dark’ by Chris Hadfield. We will then spend the week planning, writing and editing our final piece; a formal biography about Chris Hadfield.

In Shared Reading, we will finish reading our text ‘Exploring Space’. Our focus will continue to be on identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

In maths, we will continue our learning on fractions. We will be focusing specifically on adding and subtraction fractions with different denominators. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

During our history and geography day, we will continue with our whole school ‘Global Neighbours’ project where Skylarks Class will explore Global Goal number 11 ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’. During the first week back, we will be exploring the questions ‘What are natural resources?’, ‘Why are they running out?’ and ‘How can we be more sustainable?’

In Science, we recap how flowering plants reproduce through sexual reproduction before moving on to learn about asexual reproduction in plants. We will explore how plants can reproduce using runners, tubers, bulbs and cuttings

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

There will be no maths homework or spellings to learn over the Easter holidays. We will set new spellings and homework during the first week back, ready to be handed in WB 25.04.22.

Please do encourage your child to do a little bit of reading each day over the holidays. A magazine, newspaper or even a menu is a great way to encourage this.

The following websites are also great for times tables practice:

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

Have a wonderful half term everyone – Let’s keep our fingers crossed for some sunshine!

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

Miss Beattie x

 

Swallows class 19.04.2022, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 28th Mar 2022 @ 6:39pm

Swallows Class blog

Thursday 31st March

Top Table: Ethan and William    Praise: Skyla

As we draw to the end of the Spring term, I would like to thank all the children for the hard work they have put into this term. It has been a term of great progression and lots of fun. Our highlight being our trip to Delamere forest. 

 

Week beginning 19th April 2022:

We will continue to complete our spelling tests on a Thursday and our times tables test will take place on a Friday.   

Reminders:

Please note that our PE day this week are on Monday. Please come to school in your PE uniform as usual on this day. 

As we return for the Summer term, we will be exploring our new English text 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey where we will be developing our letter writing skills. We are going to spend time developing our test techniques in reading by using skimming and scanning the text for retrieval answers. In maths, we are going to be compiling lessons together to ensure that all content is taught. The children will begin the day recapping 4 a day to maintain their level of understanding. 

 

Homework

Read Write Inc

You will have noticed this week that your child may have changed RWI groups or come off the scheme to move on to Pathways to Read. If you have any concerns about how your child is progressing with their reading, please come and speak with me so that I can share more personalised strategies. 

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. 

Spellings

For the next two weeks we are going to focus on spelling contractions. It is crucial that the children learn to join the letters accurately and where an apostrophe is the letters either side of it cannot be joined.

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 22nd April are listed in your blue reading diary.

 

Times Tables 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please complete your times tables work sheet for this week. Some children have now moved on to learning their 5 x tables! Well done! If you would like your child to progress quicker, please access times tables rockstars to support their times tables knowledge. 

 

Please also use Hit the Button and choose the 5 x table facts to help prepare for our 5 x tables test which lots of children are now working on.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

If you have any worries or queries, please do not hesistate to get into contact with me.

Have a lovely, safe weekend!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Elson 

Goldfinches WB28.3.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 24th Mar 2022 @ 7:30pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Goldfinches have been amazing this week and our visitor was very pleased to see how hard they are working!

Friday Superstar: Frazer

Top Table: Esmae and Beth

Next Week:

Tuesday – Llandudno parents’ meeting 2.45pm in the hall.

Tuesday - Cake Sale- Cakes donated by Owls, Starlings and Swallows will be on sale after school. 30p each or 4 for £1 All money raised will go towards waterproofing our reading den roof.

Wednesday – Own clothes day £1 donation towards the reading den roof. Disco 6-7pm.

 

Worship: We enjoyed our worship with Vicar Andrew and as always, it was wonderful to be part of Open The Book again this week.

Writing: We will continue the story of When the Giant Stirred.

Reading: We will focus on answering questions with details and find evidence in the text to back up our answers.

Reading homework- Please continue to support your child to read 5 times a week minimum to enable them to become fluent and confident. This can be a mixture of them reading aloud to you, you reading to them and reading quietly to themselves.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are tricky words from the Y3/4 word list

Spellings: knife, weight, typed, recycle, quickly, reliable, exercise, adjust

Maths: We will continue to practise multiplying numbers using different methods.

Times Tables Homework:

Goldfinches have been challenging themselves in class to get quicker at the Maths Frame Multiplications check game. This is also helping them to recognise which times tables they need more practice on.

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

Hit the button 7x tables this week and then challenge yourself with 11x and 12x tables. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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

RE: We will be continuing to think about the story of the 10 lepers and how Jesus was their saviour.

Science: We will write a conclusion to explain the results of our conductor and insulator investigation.

PE: Monday - Mr Ault Hockey, Gymnastics and agility. Thursday- Swimming – this will be our final lesson.  

PSHCE: We will focus on Health education to learn about how our bodies change as we grow from babies to children.

Music: We will enjoy our final Ukulele lesson.

German: We will learn about colours.

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

Toucans week beg. 28th March, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 23rd Mar 2022 @ 5:33pm

Week beg 28th March 2022

Toucans had a fantastic trip to the Imperial War Museum last Wednesday. They enjoyed learning about how the lives of people have changed due to conflicts from World War 1 to the present day. The highlight for most of them was watching the 360 degree movies that were projected around the main exhibition area in the museum. This week they have been drawing this topic to a close and exploring the effect of rationing on people during and after World War 2.

Homework

Spellings for next week are: allowed, immediately, determined, communication, dessert, criticise, rhythm, considerable, development, interrupt, stationary, accompany and will be tested on Thursday 31st March   - children have been given a copy of these words to keep in their homework diaries.

Maths Homework in the CGP Maths book on Bar Charts and Line Graphs pages 84 and 85

Reading CGP book Set B Test 3 page 28

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Set C Test 1 Page 40

Curriculum

Maths – Next week we will be working on Algebra and Measures

Topic - we will begin our work on our new whole school topic - Global Neighbours by finding out about the features of rivers.

DT – we will be revising structures and electrical circuits – exploring different materials

RE – Looking at the Easter story and focusing on the resurrection in particular.

Music - Singing

PE day will be on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing, Mr Beswick, Mr Corkill

Swallows w/b 28.03.22, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 20th Mar 2022 @ 8:44pm

Swallows Class blog

Friday 25th March

Top Table: Joseph O and  Arnold    Praise: Ella

We have had such an amazing residential at Delamere forest and made some brilliant memories. The children were so well behaved and really represented our school well. 

Miss Cooper, our student teacher, will be leaving us to finish her studies at University before beginning her career as a teacher. We are so thankful for all the support she has provided to the children and the great relationships she has made with Swallows class. We wish her well in the future and hope that she continues to shine! 

 

Week beginning 19th April 2022:

We will continue to complete our spelling tests on a Thursday and our times tables test will take place on a Friday.   

Reminders:

Please note that our PE day this week are on Monday. Please come to school in your PE uniform as usual on this day. 

As we return for the Summer term, we will be exploring our new English text 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey where we will be developing our letter writing skills. We are going to spend time developing our test techniques in reading by using skimming and scanning the text for retrieval answers. In maths, we are going to be compiling lessons together to ensure that all content is taught. The children will begin the day recapping 4 a day to maintain their level of understanding. 

 

Homework

Read Write Inc

You will have noticed this week that your child may have changed RWI groups or come off the scheme to move on to Pathways to Read. If you have any concerns about how your child is progressing with their reading, please come and speak with me so that I can share more personalised strategies. 

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. 

Spellings

For the next two weeks we are going to focus on spelling contractions. It is crucial that the children learn to join the letters accurately and where an apostrophe is the letters either side of it cannot be joined.

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 22nd April are listed in your blue reading diary.

 

Times Tables 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please complete your times tables work sheet for this week. Some children have now moved on to learning their 5 x tables! Well done! If you would like your child to progress quicker, please access times tables rockstars to support their times tables knowledge. 

 

Please also use Hit the Button and choose the 5 x table facts to help prepare for our 5 x tables test which lots of children are now working on.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

If you have any worries or queries, please do not hesistate to get into contact with me.

Have a lovely, safe weekend!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Elson 

Puffins Week Beginning 21st March 2022, by Mrs Shimmin

Date: 20th Mar 2022 @ 2:47pm

Week commencing 21st March 2022

 

Hello and Welcome to Puffins Weekly blog!

 

I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful sunshine this weekend!!

 

Last week

Puffins were learning about the lifecycles of butterflies, ladybirds, bees, frogs and the sunflower. We planted out our sunflowers so we are going to be measuring them each week to see how long it takes for them to grow.

Our caterpillars are growing now so it won’t be long before they will turn into a chrysalis. We are checking them every day and taking photographs of them each week.

This week

Puffins will be doing lots of art in the afternoons. We will be looking at paintings by Claude Monet, in particular his famous lilies paintings. We will be sketching, using different types of paint, and creating different textures in our work.

We will also be planting some runner beans, onions and rhubarb this week plus some more wild flowers and other flowering plants.

 

 

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 and 5’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

Skylarks WB 21.03.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 4:18pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

Skylarks have had another super week of learning this week. The children were super stars on our trip to Tatton Hall and learnt so much new knowledge.

 

Next Week (W.B. 21.03.22)

In English, we will be continuing with our book ‘The Darkest Dark’ by Chris Hadfield. We will be focussing on writing a recount of Chris’ ‘strange night’ using our timelines from this week. In our writing, we will be using adverbials of time, place and number to link across paragraphs. We will also be carrying out our own research about the first moon landing using a variety of sources, including videos and non-fiction texts.

In Shared Reading, we will continue to read our text ‘Exploring Space’. Our focus will continue to be on identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

In maths, we will continue our learning on fractions. Will be consolidating our understanding of equivalents, improper and mixed number fractions and will apply this knowledge in comparison questions.

In RE, we will continue to explore what Jesus teaches people about forgiveness. We will be learning about the difference between forgiveness and justice and will debate the question: ‘Can forgiveness and Justice go hand in hand?’

During our history and geography day, we will continue with our whole school ‘Global Neighbours’ project where Skylarks Class will explore Global Goal number 11 ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’. Next week we will be thinking about the human impact on geographical features. We will explore both the positive and negative impact that humans have on the world.

In Science, we will be focusing on plants and how they reproduce. We will learn new vocabulary such as ‘fertilisation’, ‘pollination’ and ‘asexual reproduction’.

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 page 29 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 25th March.

 

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 25th March will be the next 10 words from the Year 5/6 statutory word list:

muscle, necessary, neighbour, nuisance, occupy, occur, opportunity, parliament, persuade, physical

 

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

Miss Beattie x

Goldfinches WB 21.3.22, by Mrs Evans

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 3:38pm

Welcome to Goldfinches’ Weekly Blog

Thank you for all of your hard work and helpfulness this week.

Friday Superstar: Connor

Top Table: Amy and Harriet

Welcome to Miss Wilson who we are delighted to have working with Goldfinches and Robins classes:

Worship: We launched our new whole school environment topic where we will learn to be Global Neighbours and Courageous Advocates for change. We learned about some of the environmental problems there are in the world and what people are doing or planning to do to help.

Writing: We will be developing our use of fronted adverbials through a diary based on ‘When the Giant Stirred’

Reading: We will find out more about our new shared reading text ‘Ariki and the Island of Wonders’ and identify the different question types as well as improving our fluency in reading.

Reading homework- Please support your child to read 5 times a week minimum to enable them to become fluent and confident. This can be a mixture of them reading aloud to you, you reading to them and reading quietly to themselves.

Spelling homework:  This week’s spellings are words with the u and or sound spelt ough

Spellings: rough, rougher, roughest, tough, tougher, toughest, fought, thought, bought, brought

Maths: Monday with Mrs Judge will be learning about time and Maths with Mrs Evans will continue to focus on multiplication problems, multiplying 2digits by 1 digit and 3 digits by 1 digit.

Times Tables Homework:

Goldfinches have been challenging themselves in class to get quicker at the Maths Frame Multiplications check game. This is also helping them to recognise which times tables they need more practice on.

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

Hit the button 7x tables this week and then challenge yourself with 11x and 12x tables. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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

RE: We will be thinking about the story of the 10 lepers and how Jesus was their saviour.

 

Geography/History: We will learn about physical and human geographical features and begin to explore the question: How have humans impacted the land in and around Northwich?

 

Science: We will plan our own investigations into which materials conduct and insulate electricity.

PE: Monday and Friday- Mr Ault Hockey, Gymnastics and agility. Thursday- Swimming will continue until Easter.

PSHCE: We will focus on Health education to learn about how our bodies change as we grow from babies to children.

Music: We will continue to learn Ukulele.

German: We will learn about colours.

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

Starlings WB 25.04.22, by Mrs Esling

Date: 14th Mar 2022 @ 6:55pm

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

What a busy first week back we have had.  The children have worked so hard this week and we have enjoyed the introduction to our new class text.  We participated in an eco-warrior assembly this week work links in with our whole school Global Goal project where Starings class are focusing on Global goal number 15 'Life on Land'

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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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.

English

Goldilocks(1).JPG

 

This week we have been 'hooked' on our new class text and we have made predictions as to what we think the story may be about using the clues presented. So far we think it is a story about Baby Bear now that he has grown up.  Will our predictions be right?

 

Maths

In maths, this week Starlings will be progressing on to measure where we will use standard and non-standard units of measurements in our maths work.  We will be using the vocabulary shorter, longer, shortest, longest and compare.

 

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.

Spellings

During the Spring term, our spellings will be 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 29th April 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

 

Our PE days will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday 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.

 

 

Robins Wk beg 14th March 2022, by Mrs Rice

Date: 13th Mar 2022 @ 9:38pm

Hi Everyone

Thank you all for your time last week, it was wonderful to talk with you all either on the phone or in school. The children were really excited to share their work with you. If you didn't manage to come in and would like to have a little look at your child's books, please let me know and we can arrange a time.

This week in Writing, we are finalising our Stone Age stories and editing our work looking at speech punctuation and detailed description through noun phrases and adverbs.

In Maths, we are exploring the connections between multiplication and division. We will embed our understanding of repeated additon and division and look at how to use our times tables knowledge and understanding to calculate with bigger numbers outside of 12 x a number eg 68 divided by 4. We will learn how to divide with numbers that have a remainder and solve problems.

In Reading, we will complete the Iron Man story and discuss if we are happy with the ending. We will use our inference skills to discuss Hogarth's feelings, actions and emotions as well as explore the Iron Man's personality.

We will celebrate British Science Week by exploring the theme of Growth. Robins class will delve into the ocean to see how the growth of pollution is affecting marine habitats. We will conduct simple experiments to see the damage that oil has on the ocean as well as continuing our rocks and soils learning. Our question this week is based around the hardness of each rock. The children will plan a fair test and focus on writing a conclusion.

In RE the children continue their learning under the theme of Discipleship. They will explore times Jesus spent with his disciples and reflect on the messages given and the importance/relavance of these in our lives today. "Christ is the light that guides us."

 

In PE, the children will be putting the final touches to their Stone Age dance, look out on Twitter for their performances!

Our spellings this week focus on the suffix 'ian'

magician, musician, electrician, politician, optician, mathematician, technician 

OR

school, really, went, through, because, like, they, most

 

Please continue to read with your child daily and sign their reading diaries. Five minutes of times tables each day is also really beneficial for rapid recall of these key facts. 

Thank you for your continued support, please come into school, email me or call the school office if you have any worries or questions. 

Love from Mrs Rice 

Swallows W/B 21.03.22, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 13th Mar 2022 @ 9:04pm

Swallows Class blog

Friday 18th March

Top Table: India and Millie     Praise: Anya

If you could not attend the meeting for the Delamere trip, I will be sending an email with the documents attached. If you would prefer a paper copy, please come and see me at the door in the morning. 

 

Week beginning 21st March 2022:

We will continue to complete our spelling tests on a Thursday and our times tables test will take place on a Friday.   

Reminders:

Please note that our PE day this week are on Monday. Please come to school in your PE uniform as usual on this day. 

This week- Delamere forest and maths day

This week, we are so excited to take the children on their first ever residential to Fox Howl. After having great memories there myself, I am confident that the children will make memories that will stay with them for life. We are going to be doing lots of exciting activities and we are hoping that the weather is dry!

When we return to school, we will begin to celebrate maths day which will take place on Friday 25th March. 

 

Homework

Read Write Inc

You will have noticed this week that your child may have changed RWI groups or come off the scheme to move on to Pathways to Read. If you have any concerns about how your child is progressing with their reading, please come and speak with me so that I can share more personalised strategies. 

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. 

Spellings

For the next two weeks we are going to focus on spelling contractions. It is crucial that the children learn to join the letters accurately and where an apostrophe is the letters either side of it cannot be joined.

This week’s spellings to be quizzed on Friday 25th March are listed in your blue reading diary.

 

Times Tables 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Please complete your times tables work sheet for this week. Some children have now moved on to learning their 5 x tables! Well done! If you would like your child to progress quicker, please access times tables rockstars to support their times tables knowledge. 

 

Please also use Hit the Button and choose the 5 x table facts to help prepare for our 5 x tables test which lots of children are now working on.  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

If you have any worries or queries, please do not hesistate to get into contact with me.

Have a lovely, safe weekend!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Elson 

Skylarks WB 14.3.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 10:11pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

Skylarks have had another super week of learning this week. It has been particularly wonderful to see the children bring all of their history and geography learning together to design a new civilisation, taking human and physical features from each of the civilisations we have learnt about.

 

Reminders:

Skylarks Trip: We can’t wait to visit Tatton Old Hall on Friday 11th March for our Viking and Anglo-Saxon living history day. Please ensure your child is in full school uniform, sensible shoes and has a warm, waterproof coat. Packed lunches must be in a disposable plastic bag clearly labelled with your child’s name. Children should arrive into school promptly at 8.30am.

 

Next Week (W.B. 14.03.22)

In English, we will be starting our new book ‘The Darkest Dark’ by Chris Hadfield. We will be using noun phrases and relative clause sentences to help us write a setting description and a description of Chris Hadfield and his early life.

In Shared Reading, we will continue to read our text ‘Exploring Space’. Our focus will be on identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning. We will be learning about the difference between fact and opinion and identifying examples of each within the text.

In maths, we will be learning all about fractions. We will explore equivalent fractions and will also learn how to convert between improper and mixed number fractions. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In RE, we will be exploring what Jesus teaches people about forgiveness in two different bible verses from the book of Matthew. Children will be encouraged to think about whether the advice given by Jesus should still be followed today.

During our history and geography day, we will begin our whole school ‘Global Neighbours’ project where Skylarks Class will explore Global Goal number 11 ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’.

Next week is also British Science Week and this year’s theme is ‘growth’. Linking with our topic work, we will carry out various activities which explore the concept of sustainability. We will learn about where our energy comes from and how we can become more sustainable global neighbours.

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 Wednesday lunchtime for your child to ask any questions or receive some support to complete their homework.

The children should complete page 28 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 18th March. This homework is looking at equivalent fractions.

 

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 18th March will continue to focus on words ending in the suffix -ence:

innocence, difference, influence, violence, conference, experience, obedience, patience

 

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

Miss Beattie x

Puffins Week Beginning 14th March 2022, by Mrs Shimmin

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 9:31pm

Hello and Welcome to Puffins Blog

This week we have been doing lots of practical Maths and taking photos of the children’s brilliant work.

We have listened to the story of “The Good Samaritan” and used puppets to retell the story.

Our caterpillars arrived and we are looking forward to watching them grow!

Next Week

We will continue with our practical Maths, phonics and reading.

This week is science week so we will be looking at the life cycle of a caterpillar drawing diagrams and labelling it.

We will also be continuing our work in the garden but will be searching for other mini beasts and comparing their life cycles with the caterpillar.

We will also be planting out other seeds this week and digging more beds.

 

Please encourage your child to read a few pages from their book each night and practice their times tables regularly.

 

Please remember to contact me if you have and concerns or questions.

Mrs Shimmin x

 

 

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