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Week Beginning 30.09.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 4:36pm

Hi everyone and welcome back to Robins Class Blog

 

We have had another busy week this week and all of the children have continued to work very hard!

Next week we will be focusing on using paragraphs correctly in our writing lessons. This will lead to the children planning and writing their own diary entry in role as a character from our book ‘Seal Surfer’. In maths, the children will be estimating and writing numbers on number lines. We will also begin to look at mental strategies for addition and subtraction. In topic we will be carrying out research on Thomas Edison and his invention of the lightbulb – we will be linking this to our science topic ‘light’ as well as our history topic ‘The Stone Age’.

Thank you so much for your continued support with reading at home and homework. Can I please remind you to sign your child’s diary when they have read so we can keep track of where they are up to. Please look in your child’s homework diary for their Spelling List and Times Tables focus for the week.

Our spellings next week will look at the im- prefix: impossible, imperfect, impolite, impatient, immoral, immature, immortal, immobile

Reminder: Whole School Harvest Service in the Church at 9.15am on Wednesday 2nd October. please could each child bring a donation for the food bank.

As always, please don’t hesitate to speak to me if you have any concerns or problems.

Many thanks,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

23.9.19, by Mrs Campion

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 8:16am

We are so proud of all our Owls and how well they are settling into their new daily routine. 

We continue to have our phonics daily so please continue to practise letter formation at home. We are practising every day in school.

We have read our new class text 'Peace at last' and we will be looking at images  from the story and and trying to identify the inital sound. We will begin to look at pictures of Mr Bear's house and the different rooms. We will then try to draw a floor plan of our own house. We will begin to write some labels to go on our plans. At this stage, we will be looking at initial sounds and what the word begins with. 

In Maths, our number of the week is number 4. We will be looking at groups of objects to see if we can estimate how many there are and then counting to check. We will continue to practise writing numbers.

Any questions please come and ask.

Have a wonderful week.

Mrs Campion & Mrs Hoskins. 

Year One- Week Beginning 23.9/19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 19th Sep 2019 @ 7:53am

Hello and welcome back to Starlings Class Blog.

Starlings have had such a busy week and have made Miss Gillam very proud of them.

We have another busy week ahead of us next week.

Reminders

  • We have gymnastics on Tuesday afternoon – PE kits needed (PM)
  • We have our school trip to Northwich next Wednesday 25th September (AM)
  • National Fitness Day – Wednesday 25th September – PE kits needed (PM)
  • Tennis Workshop on Thursday – PE kits needed

Maths

In Maths we are continuing to focus on Place Value. We are going to be comparing groups of objects using the words greater than, less than and equal to. We will then learn the mathematical symbols for each of these words (><=).  We will be solving problems involving comparing numbers towards the end of the week.

Vocabulary:  count   greater than     less that    equal to     groups   compare   same   different

 

Writing

Next week we will continue to write factual sentences about penguins during our writing lessons. We will be really focusing on our handwriting and letter formation, ensuring our letters are sitting on the line. Towards the end of the week we will be helping George and the penguin from our story ‘Lost and Found’  to write a list of things to pack in their suitcase.

 

Topic

We will be continuing to focus on Geography during our topic lessons this week, completing activities linking to what we have learnt on our exciting school trip to Northwich on Wednesday 25th September. We will be researching well-known buildings and writing informative leaflets to teach others about where we live.

Homework

  • 3 reads 
  • Maths Challenge – How many ways can you make 10? Collect 10 objects (socks, coins, pebbles etc). How many different ways can you make 10 using your objects? Eg. 7 socks add 3 socks = 10 socks. This is a practical activity and does not need recording.

1+__  2+ __ 3+ ___  4+___ 5+__  6+__  7+__  8+__  9+__  10+__

  • Spellings – see your slip in your reading diary.

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

Week beginning 23.9.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 18th Sep 2019 @ 10:33pm

Goldfinches have had a hard working week and are settling well into the Y4 routines. We enjoyed a boogie to 'Happy' to celebrate everybody's name being on the Recognition Board and are now working hard on 'Stopping straight away' as our next target.

It is wonderful to see how hard our Goldfinches are working on their reading, spellings and times tables at home and thank you all so much for all the comments in their diaries. 

SPORTS AND PE

Please make sure your child has their school PE kit and trainers in school all week as WB 23rd September will be a very active week for us:

Mon 23rd - PE as usual with Mr Ault.

Wed 25th - Fitness session with Theresa and Cricket with our coaches.

Thurs 26th - Tennis session with coaches from the Tennis club.

In Literacy will be continuing to explore our Gorilla text. We will look at the book 'Seen and Not Heard' in guided reading which is a wonderful text for grabbing the children's attention and interest.

Maths will continue to focus on negative numbers, rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and practising the 6x table.

In RE we will explore the concept of 'belief' by sharing our beliefs as Christians and comparing them with Sikh beliefs.

In History (now we have found out where Greece, Athens, Italy and Rome are in the world) we will be placing Ancient Greece and Roman times onto a timeline. This will help us to learn more about BC and AD parts of a timeline. In science the children will continue their journey through the digestive system and learn about its functions!

In computing the children will begin to explore the Codu programme in which they learn to use coding to create a virtual world!

In spelling we will further consolidate the 'sure' spellings and practise the new set which are words with the prefix 'auto'. On Friday, Mrs O'Marah will continue to focus on the first column of the Statutory Y3/4 spellings (attached) 

We will continue to 'Get Heart Smart' and follow the My Happy Mind programme within PSHE.

Thank you for all of your continued support,

Mrs Evans, Mrs Brennan and Mrs O'Marah

 

 

Week Beginning 23.09.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 18th Sep 2019 @ 8:13pm

Robins have had another busy week! Our Stone Age workshop was definitely the highlight - we learnt so much and had fun at the same time!

Next week, Robins will be carrying on their writing based on our text 'Seal Surfer'. We will be thinking specifically about characters and using drama to infer their thoughts and feelings. We will then use this drama to help us punctuate direct speech. In maths, we will be continuing to look at place value, in particular finding 10 and 100 more or less than a given number. We will also be exploring shadows in science. 

The children will be taking part in National Fitness Day on Wednesday and will have a Tennis taster session on Thursday. This is in addition to their regular PE slot on Monday with Mr Ault. Children will therefore need their PE kits in school on these days. 

In spellings this week, we are continuing to look at the prefixes dis- and in-, as well as revising the prefix un-.

This week's spellings are: Disobey, disadvantage, disconnect, inactive, incredible, informal, unlock, unhappy, unsafe, unkind

If you have any questions, please pop in to see me.

Many thanks, 

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

 

 

 

Week beginning 23.9.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 18th Sep 2019 @ 5:54pm

Week beginning 23.9.19

 

 

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Skylarks class have been working super hard this week and have produced some great quality pieces of work in maths and writing. We had a great time at the go run for fun event at Moss Farm leisure centre. Looking into next week, we will continue to work on our place value skills in maths and we will be working on and completing letter writing to Annie Edson Taylor (from our class book ‘Queen of the falls’). The children will be taking part in our National fitness day on the 25th September. They will be working with Teresa in the morning and there is lots of activities ready for the children to take part in.

 

Our new GCP books for maths homework have arrived in school and the children will be given them this Friday and they will self-mark the pages they have been given and bring their homework back in on the following Friday. Should anyone need any help with the homework before then, please bring these books back in on Wednesday. From this, I can support the children with aspects of the homework they do not understand.

 

 

Homework:

 

Times tables rockstars

 

Reading

 

Spellings- these are in blue diaries but a copy is added to the blog

 

Maths homework- CGP books- pages 7 and 8

 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Miss Thwaites

Y6 Week beginning 23.9.19, by Mrs Downing

Date: 18th Sep 2019 @ 5:46pm

Toucans class have worked so hard over the past week. They particularly enjoyed taking part in the Go Run for Fun event at Moss Farm on Wednesday afternoon. They were among 1500 children who took part and everyone received a t-shirt and a medal for their efforts!

Next week, the children will be continuing their writing based on our book 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope'. In Maths, they will be looking at written addition and subtraction methods. In Science, the children will be looking at the topic of 'Light' – What is light? What does it do? Can you see more than just your face in a mirror? Our on-going theme of conflict, sees us focusing on our Geography skills by locating oceans and continents so we gain a better understanding of where some of the wars have taken place. In History, we will begin to research the Civil Wars that took place in Great Britain. In RE, we will be exploring the big question: Who is a Jew? In PE, the children will be taking part in National Fitness Day which will take place on Wednesday this week so they need their PE kits on this day too. This workshop will be delivered by Theresa. They will also have their PE lesson with Mr Ault on Friday.

New this week…

Your children will come home with a new Maths revision book ‘KS2 Maths SATs Question Book’ on Friday. We briefly mentioned this at the ‘Meet the Teacher’ sessions but this is going to be our maths homework this year. The maths homework books are designed for the children to be able to complete independently and the answers are provided at the back of the books. However, if you can support your child by going through any answers they have got wrong this would help enormously. The books won’t be marked by us as they are designed to be marked at home as part of the revision process so that any incorrect answers are identified immediately and corrected. However, if your child has found a topic particularly difficult, mark the page with a red dot and then we will work on these weaknesses as part of our intervention sessions in school.

Each week, we will circle and date the page numbers that we would like them to complete that week, they can write it in their homework diaries and we will also put on the blog each week, the page numbers we would like them to do too! The books will go home on a Friday each week and will be due in on the following Wednesday.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 6 and 7 (Ordering Numbers) due in on Wednesday 25th September.

Our spelling words next week will focus on suffixes: -er, -ing, -y, -ed and –tion.

trader making grimy persuaded creating tickled appreciated observant fading creation

Some of our children will also be taking part in a football competition at Rudheath Senior Academy on Friday afternoon.

Thank you so much for all of your help with encouraging your children to read at home. We have really enjoyed discussing their books with them and reading your comments.

As always, just pop in and see us if you have any questions at all.

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Y2 Wk beg 23rd September 2019, by Mrs Rice

Date: 18th Sep 2019 @ 1:46pm

Hi Everyone

The children have been so busy with their learning, Mrs Elson and I are particularly proud of the presentation of maths work in our books, well done Swallows. This week we will have a session with Teresa on Wednesday 25th September as it is National Fitness Day. Our weekly gymnastics lesson is every Tuesday afternoon. Please can all children have their PE kits in school every day, as if we have a nice afternoon, we may sneak an extra session in! The children will be creating a new troll character in our writing lessons that we will use in a story shortly. We will continue to explore the conjunctions 'and, but and because' as well as creating exciting noun phrases eg The shy, unusual troll hides in the shadows during the day but at night time, he roams the streets searching for new friends.  We will deepen our understanding of how sources of evidence can teach us about the past in our Titanic lessons as we read letters that were found from passengers to their families. In Maths, the children will be exploring how to add and subtract multiples of 10 from a 2 digit number by exploring patterns and relationships. Just a reminder about home reading. Please can the children read with an adult at home at least three times a week as this is so important for their progress. Thank you for all of your continued support. It is lovely to welcome such happy, smiling children every day.

Many thanks

Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson

Week beginning 16.9.19, by Mrs Evans

Date: 12th Sep 2019 @ 2:21pm

Thank you to all parents who attended the meet the teacher evening last week. It was lovely to meet you all!

Please note our Class Assembly is Wednesday 3rd June.

We have had a busy couple of weeks settling in to our new classroom routines and I am really impressed with how organised they are with their diaries.

This week we are continuing to focus on our class text ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne. In maths our place value work will focus on counting in steps of 25, 50 and 1000 and counting back to include negative numbers.

Our times table focus is 6x table. Have a go at playing Hit the Button to help your child practise. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

The children are really getting into our shared reading text ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman and we will continue to read and focus on retrieval questions using skimming and scanning techniques.

Our spelling focus this week is words containing ‘sure’. After our spelling test last week the children highlighted the words they got correct.

Please have outdoor PE kit in school on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Goldfinches Class are really working hard to follow our ‘Ready, Respectful, Safe’ rules and are enjoying achieving the class reward when all names are on the recognition board. Keep it up Goldfinches!

Mrs Evans, Mrs O’Marah,, Mrs Brennan.

Y2 Wk beg 16.09.19, by Mrs Rice

Date: 12th Sep 2019 @ 11:21am

This week the children will be delving deeper into our class text 'Troll Swap'. They will be learning how to use noun phrases effectively to describe characters and setting as well as how to use the conjunctions 'and, because and but.' We will be consolidating the skill of 'find and copy' in our reading lessons, using evidence from the text to support our thinking. I have asked the children to be the teacher when they read with you at home and ask you their own 'find and copy' questions! In Maths we will be learning the value of 2 digit numbers and partitioning them into their tens and ones. The children will be counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10 and learning their ten times tables by looking at patterns and the realtionships between the multiplication and division fact eg 3 x 10 = 30 so there are 3 lots of 10 in 30 so 30 divided by 10 = 3. Our topic work is becoming more and more exciting as we explore the theme of 'Help'. Who helped during the Titanic disaster? Did the right help arrive on time? How could the help have been improved? It is great to see the children being so enthusiastic in their learning. Mrs Elson and I are continuing to reinforce the ideas of being Ready, Respectful and Safe with the children. 

A reminder that our visit to the Liverpool Maritime Museum is on Tuesday 19th November. Further details to follow nearer the time. 

As always please come and talk with myself or Mrs Elson if you have any queries. Please find attached this week's spelling list which focuses on question words. We have a little spelling test each Friday. 

Many thanks

Mrs Rice 

Week Beginning 16.09.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 11th Sep 2019 @ 9:22pm

Welcome to Robins class blog! Every Thursday a new blog will be posted to inform you about what the children will be learning about in the upcoming week.

Firsty, I would like to thank all the parents who attended our 'Meet the Teacher Evening' - I have attached the PowerPoint from these sessions to our class page. 

The children in Robins class have settled into Year Three extremely well and I am very proud of their mature attitude and behaviour, as well as the work they have produced so far. 

This week we will be continuing our writing based on our book 'Seal Surfer'. In maths, we will continue to build on our knowledge of place value by comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000, as well as writing these in numbers and words. In science we will be exploring different light sources, making links to Stone Age fires. On Wednesday, we have our very exciting Stone Age Workshop to look forward to!

Our spelling words, which will be set on Friday 13th and tested on Friday 20th, will focus on words containing the dis- and in- prefixes. Our spellings this week are - disagree, disapprove, disappear, dishonest, dislike, incapable, incorrect, invisible, incomplete, independent.

I  have attached the link to a fabulous website where the children can practice their Times Tables, alongside using TT Rockstars: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

If you have any questions or queries, please speak to either myself or Mrs Esling. 

Thank you, 

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week beginning 16.9.19, by Miss Gillam

Date: 11th Sep 2019 @ 9:00pm

Hello and welcome to Starlings Class Blog,

What a busy start to the year we have had… I am amazed with the independent learning that I have already seen this year.

We have another busy week ahead of us next week.

Maths

In Maths we are continuing to focus on Place Value. We are going to be representing objects in different ways and counting, reading and writing numbers.  Later in the week, we will focus on counting one more and one less than a given number. 

Writing

Last week, we loved using clues to identify our new class text, Lost and Found. Next week we will be continuing our reading journey, uncovering the story one page at a time.  We will be writing labels for lost animals, writing character descriptions and writing factual sentences about penguins.

Topic

We will be having a Geography focus week this week, preparing for our school trip to Northwich on Wednesday 25th September. We will be looking at maps, photographs and books to find out about our local area.

Homework

  • 3 reads
  • Maths Challenge - How many ways can you make the number 10? Eg. 6+4=10, 5+5 = 10. 
  • Spellings (In diary on Friday)

Thank you for your continued support, please come and see me if you have and questions or concerns.

Miss Gillam

Week beginning 16.09.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 11th Sep 2019 @ 8:23pm

Week beginning  16.09.19

 

 

 

Welcome to Skylarks class weekly blog. Every Thursday evening a blog will be posted containing information on what the children have been up to during the week and with expectations of what is to come in the following week. I would like to stress how pleased I am with how the new year 5 class have settled into the daily routine. Their behaviour is impeccable and our new behaviour policy is ensuring that their positive behaviour continues. Thank you to all of the parents who attended our ‘meet the teacher’ evening, it was lovely to meet you all.

 

 

 

This week we have began our learning on place value with some fun games and tricky problems.Next week, the children will be continuning to build on these skills of place value looking at Roman Numerals and comparing numbers.

 

 

 

Skylarks have loved inferencing ideas on what our new class book is, from which, we have began to create some brilliant pieces of writing. Next week, we will be writing up begin to create descriptions of settings based on pictures in the book.  The children are working collaboratively to ensure that they are meeting expectations during lesson time.

 

 

 

Homework will consist of weekly spellings, reading, times tables rockstars and a piece of maths homework. Spellings and maths homework will be given out on a Friday and is due back the following Friday for marking and testing.

 

 

 

I hope everyone has a fantastic week and if you are unsure of anything please feel free to come and speak to me (Miss Thwaites) or Mrs Hulse in the mornings.

 

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 16.9.19, by Mrs Downing

Date: 11th Sep 2019 @ 5:17pm

Thank you to all parents who attended our 'Meet the Teacher' sessions last week. The PowerPoint we used is on Toucans class page for you.

This week, the children will be continuing their writing based on our book 'Star of Fear, Star of Hope'. In Maths, they will be looking at place value with numbers up to ten million including negative numbers. In Science, the children will be looking at the topic of 'Light' - what do they already know and what would they like to find out? Our on-going theme of conflict, sees us looking at The Battle of Hastings. We will be using our ICT skills to create a report on this conflict focusing on recording the facts from this battle by examining the Bayeux Tapestry. In RE we will be researching the beliefs of Jews and how this impacts on their way of life. Our Heartsmart work will be based around the book 'Where The Poppies Now Grow' and we will be thinking about why people fight in wars and how we can remember them. In PE we will be learning how to play invasions games and the skills needed to attack and defend effectively, working as part of a team. 

Our spelling words next week will focus on the letter string - ough - thoroughly, borough, although, doughnut, plough, drought, boughs, thought, though, ploughed.

Toucans and Skylarks will be participating in the Go Run For Fun event at Moss farm on Wednesday afternoon. They did this last year and really enjoyed the challenge. 

Some of our children will also be taking part in a friendly home football game against St Bede's after school on Tuesday. The children who have been selected will be given a letter for you to sign. 

Thank you for your continued support and come and see us if you have any questions

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

 

 

 

W.C 16th September, by Mrs Campion

Date: 9th Sep 2019 @ 8:17pm

We are so proud of how well the Owls have settled into their new class and they had a fantastic first full week at school. 

This week, we will be starting our new topic 'What happens when I fall asleep?' which is all about nightime.  On Tuesday, we wil be having a pyjama day so the children are invited to come to school in their pyjamas for the day!(Favourite night time cuddly toys are also invited!) Please can children wear normal school footwear, as we will be going outisde. We will be reading a story 'When the World is ready for bed' and using it to discuss our bedtime routines. We will also discuss things that help us to fall asleep at nght and share them with each other. The children will then create a picture with their something happy to help them fall asleep. 

In Maths, our number of the week is number 3. We will be practising counting and writing numbers correctly. 

As always, please come and ask if you have any questions.

Have a lovely week.

Mrs Campion & Mrs Hoskins.

 

Fun Foxes, by Mrs Brennan

Date: 6th Sep 2019 @ 7:40am

Fun Foxes are back in full swing and it’s lovely to hear of so many summer holiday stories and adventures.

After a summer tidy up the children have enjoyed playing with our new dolls house, and tepee reading area.

Next week we are going to become Autumnal Detectives, looking at changes in the seasons, making craft masks & looking at our harvest produce. Theresa will be assisting the children in reaching the  governments’ recommended primary children’s 60 minutes of activity per day, with their very own individual activity sticker sheet.

Y2 Wk beg 02.09.19, by Mrs Rice

Date: 5th Sep 2019 @ 10:53am

Welcome to Swallows class and to our  weekly blog. I will post a blog each Thursday to let you know what the following week will entail and the learning that the children will be taking part in. Firstly, Mrs Elson and I would like to congratulate our new children on thier attitudes and behaviour this week. They have setled into Y2 so well and have arrived each morning with huge smiles which is a delight to see. Hopefully the children wil be sharing their learning with you on the Titanic disaster which has captured their interest greatly. Our reading challenge is up and ready, three comments each week in diaries equals a raffle ticket and really supports the children's reading progress. Please talk with your child about what they have read, what they have enjoyed and the meaning of any tricky new words.

Next week we will continue with our class text "Troll Swap" by Leigh Hodgkinson. The children will be making predications about the story and looking at character information that we gain from the text. We will be constucting sentences focusing on correct punctuation, letter formation as well as the use of the conjunctions 'and' and  'because' within our writing.Our maths learning will focus on place value. The children will be counting forwards and backwards in steps of 10 from any given number and partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones using equipment. We will also be positioning numbers to 100 on  a number line. In Science, the children will be learning about the properties of materials with Mrs O'Mara by going on material hunts around school and taking part in investgations.

Thank you for your continued support, we are always available after school if you need to discuss anything with us. 

Many thanks

Mrs Rice and Mrs Elson 

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