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Week Beginning 9.12.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 4th Dec 2019 @ 10:16am

Robins have made me extremely proud this week and have worked so hard during their assessments, which we will be finishing next week.

As we look ahead to next week, the final preparations for our Aladdin Production will take place. The children are again working so hard on this and are very excited to share it with you next Tuesday and Wednesday! Thank you for sending in such fabulous costumes!

In maths next week we will be looking at the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction and using this to help us solve problems.

In our writing lessons, we will be consolidating our learning around subordinating conjunctions and developing our descriptive writing using similes. We will then apply our learning by writing and editing a letter. In reading, we will continue to make predictions based on information stated and implied.

 

Robins spellings for the test on Friday 13th December will look at the suffix –ture:

mixture, future, picture, capture, creature, nature, adventure, texture

 

 

Reminders:

Monday 10th: Aladdin Production 6pm

Wednesday 11th: Aladdin Production 1.30pm and 6pm

Friday 13th: Christmas Jumper Day for Children in Need

 

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 2.12.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 27th Nov 2019 @ 8:16am

Another fabulous week for Robins class!

Next week, the children in KS2 will have an assessment week. They will be tested on Spelling, Maths, Reading and Grammar/Punctuation.

We will also continue with our writing lessons, focussing on using conjunctions for subordination (e.g. before, after, while).

Robins will also continue to work on their science from last week, building upon their report which answers the question: Which rock is most suitable when building a stone age house?

We will also continue to practice our routine for our Aladdin dance.

It would be greatly appreciated if we could have costumes in school for Monday 2nd December in a labelled bag/hanger. Robins have been asked to bring in a shirt and trousers/long skirt, with a flat cap or plain apron if possible.

Robins will not have any specific spellings to learn for next week due to assessment week.

 

Reminders:

Monday 2nd: Aladdin costumes due in school

Wednesday 4th: School Film Night

 

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

 

Week Beginning 25.11.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 20th Nov 2019 @ 3:32pm

Robins have had another exciting and hard-working week.

 

Next week, we will be focussing on characterisation in our writing lessons. We will be stepping inside the shoes of a character from our book ‘Winter’s Child’ and inferring how they might feel, what they might say and what they may be thinking. We will also begin to create profiles for our favourite character.

In maths, we will continue to look at mental strategies for subtraction, in particular using number lines. We will then progress onto using a formal written method of subtraction.

On Friday, the children in Robins class will have a Science Day where they will use their enquiry skills to answer the question:

Which rock is most suitable when building a stone age house?

The children will then produce a written report on their findings.

We will also continue to practice our dance routine for our Aladdin Production, which the children are all working extremely hard to prepare for.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 29th November will look at the rule: Swap –le for –ly.

horribly, gently, simply, cuddly, giggly, humbly, wrinkly, possibly

 

 

Reminders:

Friday 22nd: Christmas Tree Lights switch on

Wednesday 27th: Christmas Fair 2pm

Wednesday 28th: Christingle 2pm in the Church

 

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to pop in and see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 18.11.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 8:21am

Another great week in Robins class!

Looking into next week, in our writing lessons we will be learning about verbs and adverbs and using these to plan and write a diary entry.

In maths, we will be consolidating our learning around using the formal written method of addition and beginning to look at mental strategies for subtraction. As well as this, we will be practising our times tables through fun songs and games.

In Design and technology, the children will take part in a hands-on inquiry where they will investigate which materials work best when making a Stone Age roundhouse.

We will also continue to practice our dance routine for our Aladdin Production in PE.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 22nd November will look at adding the –ly suffix.

badly, carefully, quickly, suddenly, nicely, rudely, seriously, finally

 

Reminders:

Friday 15th November: Robins will have a morning of PE with Mr Ault. Please make sure your child’s kit is in school.

Friday 15th November: Non-Uniform Day for Children in Need.

 

As always, if you have any questions please just pop in to see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 11.11.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 6th Nov 2019 @ 2:38pm

Robins have had a great first week back and have worked extremely hard. We have another very busy week next week.

In writing, we will be reading out new text ‘Winter’s Child’, uncovering each page one at a time. We will use Freeze Frame and Magic Microphone drama techniques to explore the character’s thoughts and feelings. We will then use this drama to help us write a short dialogue between two characters using speech marks. In maths we will be continuing our work on written methods of addition. In Science the children will be observing different types of rocks and describing them based on their properties.

Robins will also continue to work on their ‘Market Seller’ performance for our KS2 Christmas Production.

Our spellings for the test on Friday 15th November will continue to look at adding the –ous suffix to the end of words:

ridiculous, hazardous, mountainous, generous, joyous, anxious, serious, enormous

 

Reminders for next week:

  • Monday 11th November: Remembrance Service in Church at 10am.
  • Friday 15th November: Robins will have a morning of PE with Mr Ault (This is in addition to Monday’s PE session).
  • Friday 15th November: Non-Uniform Day for Children in Need.

 

As always, if you have any questions please just pop in to see me.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 4.11.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 23rd Oct 2019 @ 11:08am

I would firstly like to thank everyone for their continued support over the first half term.

After half term, Robins will be starting a new book in their Writing Lessons. We will begin by looking at clues to help us make predictions about the story. We will then be writing expanded noun phrases to describe the front cover.

In maths, we will be moving on to written methods of addition – first the expanded method and then column.

In science, we will be beginning our next topic of ‘Rocks’. The children will have the opportunity to share what they already know and explore the question: Are all rocks the same?

We will be continuing with our work around the Stone Age and will be finishing our non-chronological reports.

In PE, we will begin to learn our ‘Market Seller’ Dance for the Christmas Production.

Costume letters for the KS2 Christmas Production have gone home this week. If possible, please send your child’s costume into school in a labelled bag/hanger by Monday 2nd December. If you have any questions about what your child has been asked to bring, please do not hesitate to speak to me.

 

Our spellings for the test on Friday 8th November will look at adding the –ous suffix to the end of words:

famous, jealous, fabulous, dangerous, nervous, curious, venomous, poisonous

 

Reminder: This Friday 25th October will be a non-uniform day. KS2 children are asked to bring in a bottle for our Christmas Tombola.

 

Have a safe and fun-filled half term!

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 21.10.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 16th Oct 2019 @ 8:18am

Wow! What a quick and fun-filled half term this has been. As we look into our final week, the children will be applying all their learning from our text ‘Seal Surfer’ and will write a sequence of letters in role. In maths, we will continue to look at addition, specifically adding a three-digit number and hundreds mentally.

In science, we will be finishing our Light topic by looking at the dangers of the sun and how we can protect our eyes and skin.

Towards the end of the week, Robins will be engaging in lots of topic-based lessons. They will begin to write a non-chronological report on the Stone Age and will produce their final piece of art work based on Stone Age cave paintings. 

 

Our spellings next week will continue to look at silent letters:

gnome, knee, honest, wrist, scissors, thumb, plumber, knowledge

 

Reminder: Friday 25th October will be a non-uniform day. KS2 children are asked to bring in a bottle for our Christmas Tombola.

 

As always, please pop in and see me if you have any questions or queries.

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 14.10.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 9th Oct 2019 @ 12:37pm

What a super week we have had! Again, the children have made me extremely proud, particularly with their diary entry writing. Thank you to everyone who attended our Come and Join Us this week – I know how much your support means to the children.

 

In writing next week we will be focussing on letter writing. We will begin by looking at a range of letters to identify the features. We will then us this to help us plan and write our own letter in role as Tom from our book ‘Seal Surfer’. In maths, we will begin to look at addition in more detail, building up to using the written column method. In science, we will be carrying out an investigation to answer the question ‘How can we change the size of a shadow?’ In History, we will be using a variety of sources to find out more about the Stone Age.

 

Our spellings next week will look at silent letters: answer, island, February, length, strength, business, know, climb, wrong, calm

 

The Book Fair will be in school from Tuesday 8th October until Wednesday 16th October. It will be open from 3.20pm until 4pm every day in the year 5 classroom.

 

Reminder: Parents Evening will take place next week on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th October. If you have any questions about your appointment day or time, please do not hesitate to speak to me.

 

Many thanks,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

Week Beginning 07.10.19, by Miss Beattie

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 5:45pm

Wow, another very busy week in Robins Class! Firstly, I want to say how proud I am of the children - their attitude towards their learning has been fantastic this week which has allowed us to produce some outstanding work! Also, a big well done Robins for your lovely prayer during our Harvest Festival.

Next week, we will be focussing on the different settings in our book ‘Seal Surfer’. We will be identifying high quality language used to describe the different seasons in the book and applying this in our very own setting descriptions. In maths, we will be using bar modelling to identify related number facts, and we will continue to practice mental strategies for adding and subtracting. In science, we will be investigating what makes a ‘good’ shadow, applying our knowledge of transparent, translucent and opaque materials. Next Friday 11th October, we will be making Apple Crumble as part of our DT topic on seasonality. If you have any questions about this, please come and have a chat with me.

Our spellings next week will continue to look at the im- prefix: impartial, improper, improbable, impatiently, immovable, immeasurable, important, immaturity

We would love it if you could attend our KS2 Come and Join Us session from 2pm on Wednesday 9th October where will be looking at the Artist William Kentridge and applying his charcoal techniques in our very own cave paintings.

Many thanks,

Miss Beattie and Mrs Esling

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

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 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

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