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Skylarks WB 5.12.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 1st Dec 2022 @ 10:32am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

Another great week in Skylarks Class. We thoroughly enjoyed making our Christingles and visiting our lovely Church on Monday. The rehearsals for the Christmas production are also in full swing and we can’t wait for you to come and watch it next week.

 

Next week (W.B. 5.12.22)

Our Christmas Production ‘Matilda’ will take place on Wednesday 7th December at 1pm and 5pm and Thursday 8th December at 5pm. The children in Years 3, 4 and 5 will all be dressed as school children. Please send your child to school in full school uniform, including school shoes. The children will wear their school trousers or skirt for the performances and school will provide a shirt and tie for each child. If you have any spare white shirts at home (any size appropriate for Years 3-5) we would greatly appreciate any donations. Girls must have their hair tied back in a neat hairstyle and wear shorts/tights under their skirt.

 

In our English lessons next week, we will use our story maps from this week to help us innovate and plan our own traditional tales inspired by ‘The Lost Happy Endings’. We will then use these plans to begin to write our own story applying all of our learning from this half term.

In our shared reading lessons, we will continue to read ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman. We will be focusing on language and will evaluate the author’s language choice, including the use of figurative language.

In maths we will be moving on to learn about fractions; in particular equivalent fractions. We will also continue to consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4 a day activities.

In our topic lesson, we will be reflecting on our trip to the Lion Salt Works and will be using research to answer any outstanding questions we have about the Salt Works and the impact the salt industry had on Northwich.

Our PE days for Autumn Term 2 will continue to be a Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete pages 19 and 20 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 9th December 2022. This homework is looking at factors and prime numbers.

 

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 9th December will focus on words containing silent letter ‘t’:

Fasten, listen, glisten, soften, castle, rustle, hustle, bustle

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

Skylarks WB 28.11.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 24th Nov 2022 @ 8:09am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

Another super week in Skylarks Class. The highlight of our week was definitely visiting the Lion Salt Works on Tuesday. The children represented our school so beautifully and engaged with all of the different activities with such enthusiasm.

 

Next week (W.B. 28.11.22)

In our English lessons next week, we will finish reading our book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. We will continue to focus on the different characters we have come across in the story and how we can convey their character through action and speech. We will also create a journey map to summarise the main events in the story which will help us to plan and write our own traditional tale over the coming weeks.

In our shared reading lessons, we will continue to read ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman. We will be focusing on language and will evaluate the author’s language choice, including the use of figurative language.

In maths we will be recapping prime numbers, square numbers and cube numbers, before moving on to learn how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. We will also continue to consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4 a day activities.

In our topic lesson, we will be learning about the Anderton Boat Lift and how it impacted the salt industry in Northwich. We will also think about the negative impact that the salt industry had on the local people and infrastructure.

In RE we will be reflecting on our learning from this half term. We will be recapping the titles which are given to Jesus and Christmas Time and deciding why they are helpful in describing Jesus’ role on Earth.

Our PE days for Autumn Term 2 will continue to be a Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete pages 16 and 17 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 2nd December 2022. This homework is looking at square and cube numbers.

 

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 2nd December will be the next 10 words in the Y5/6 statutory word list:

Competition, conscience, conscious, controversy, convenience, correspond, criticise, curiosity, definite, desperate

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skylarks WB 21.11.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 17th Nov 2022 @ 9:29pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

What a great week we have had in Skylarks Class. We have been busy working on our dance and singing for our Christmas Production and we can’t wait for you to see it.

 

Next week (W.B. 21.11.22)

Reminders:

  • Tuesday 22nd November – Skylarks Class trip to Lion Salt Works. Children must wear full school uniform, including a waterproof coat. They will need to bring their lunch in a named plastic bag that we can dispose of after we have eaten (no lunch boxes please).
  • Wednesday 23rd November – Film night in school

In our English lessons next week, we will continue to delve deeper into our book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. We will be focussing on the different characters we have come across in the story and how they fit into the traditional character roles often found in fairytale stories.  

In our shared reading lessons, we will continue to read ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman. We will be focusing on language and will evaluate the author’s language choice, including the use of figurative language.

In maths we will be learning about prime numbers, square numbers and cube numbers. We will also continue to consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4 a day activities.

In science we will use our learning the Lion Salt Works to help us explain the process of separating salt from a water solution using the process of evaporation.

In our topic lesson, we will reflect on our learning from our trip to the Lion Salt Works. We will discuss what new knowledge we acquired, as well as what we would like to find out next.

Our PE days for Autumn Term 2 will continue to be a Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete page 18 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 25th November 2022. This homework is looking at multiples.  

 

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 November will continue to focus on words containing the -able suffix:

adaptable, predictable, knowledgeable, beatable, comfortable, reasonable, available, fashionable, miserable, believable

 

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

Miss Beattie x

Skylarks WB 14.11.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 10th Nov 2022 @ 10:22am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

We have had another super week in Skylarks Class. The children have particularly enjoyed our topic work on the Lion Salt Works ahead of our trip next week.

 

Next week (W.B. 14.11.22)

Reminders:

  • Tuesday 22nd November – Skylarks Class trip to Lion Salt Works. Children must wear full school uniform, including a waterproof coat. They will need to bring their lunch in a named plastic bag that we can dispose of after we have eaten (no lunch boxes please). The total balance is due by tomorrow (Friday 11th November 2022).

In our English lessons next week, we continue to delve deeper into our new book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. We will continue to focus on selecting appropriate vocabulary and using dialogue to convey characters and atmosphere,

In our shared reading lessons, we will continue to read ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman. We will be focusing on language and will evaluate the author’s language choice, including the use of figurative language. We will also be identifying the common themes in traditional tales.

In maths we will be learning about multiples and factors. We will also continue to consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4 a day activities.

In science we will learn that some changes are reversible and some are irreversible, resulting in the formation of a new material. The children will watch demonstrations to show these two different types of changes.  

In RE we will continue our topic on ‘Incarnation’. We will explore a passage from the book of John, identifying and explaining the names given to Jesus in it.

In our topic lessons, we will continue to learn more about our local area, including the Lion Salt Works and the Anderton Boat Lift.

Our PE days for Autumn Term 2 will continue to be a Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete page 13 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 18th November 2022. This homework is looking at written methods of addition and subtraction.  

 

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 November will be words containing the -able suffix:

Understandable, breakable, suitable, enjoyable, noticeable, changeable, adorable, reliable, enviable, bearable

 

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

Miss Beattie x

Skylarks WB 7.11.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 3rd Nov 2022 @ 12:44pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

We have had a super first week back after half term and I am very impressed with the hard-working attitude that Skylarks’ Class have shown.

 

Next week (W.B. 7.11.22)

Reminders:

  • Tuesday 22nd November – Skylarks Class trip to Lion Salt Works. Children must wear full school uniform, including a waterproof coat. They will need to bring their lunch in a named plastic bag that we can dispose of after we have eaten (no lunch boxes please). The total balance is due by Friday 11th November 2022.

In our English lessons next week, we continue to delve deeper into our new book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. We will be looking at how the author uses different techniques to create a tense atmosphere and will be applying this learning in our own setting and character descriptions. We will also recap how to correctly punctuate direct speech.

In our shared reading lessons, we will explore our new book ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman. We will be focusing on language and will evaluate the author’s language choice, including the use of figurative language.  

In maths we will be looking at multi-step problems involving written methods of addition and subtraction. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science the children will work collaboratively to plan and carry out their own scientific enquiry around dissolving, recognising and controlling variables to ensure their test is fair.

In RE we begin our new topic on ‘Incarnation’. We will be thinking about the titles given to people today, as well as the many titles given to Jesus in the bible.

In our topic lessons, we will continue to learn more about our local area, including the Lion Salt Works and the Anderton Boat Lift.

Our PE days for Autumn Term 2 will continue to be a Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete page 12 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 11th November 2022. This homework is looking at written methods of addition and subtraction.  

 

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 11th November will be the next 10 words from the Y5/6 Statutory spelling list:

Available, average, awkward, bargain, bruise, category, cemetery, committee, communicate, community

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skylarks WB 31.10.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 20th Oct 2022 @ 8:30am

Hello everyone and welcome to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

What a fantastic half term it has been. The children have worked exceptionally hard and have made a fantastic start to Year 5. It has been lovely to chat to you all at Parents’ Evening this week – I’m sure you are proud of their achievements like I am!

 

 

First Week Back (W.B. 31.10.22)

Reminders:

  • School will reopen on Monday 31st October 2022.

After half term we will be starting our new English text ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. We will be using clues from the book to make predictions, before delving deeper into the setting and characters.

In our shared reading lessons, we will be reading our new text ‘Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman. We will be focussing on language and will evaluate the author’s choice of language, including the use of figurative language.  

In maths we will be looking at strategies we can use to check our answers to written calculations, including rounding, estimating and using the inverse. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In our topic lessons, we will be learning more about our local area, including the salt industry and how it put Northwich on the map. We will learn about the history of the Lion Salt Works ahead of our visit on 22nd November.

Our PE days for Autumn Term 2 will continue to be a Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

Homework and Spellings

There will be no formal homework (CGP maths or spellings) set over the half term break. Please encourage your child to do some reading and times table practice when possible.

Here are some website to make times table learning fun:

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

Book Trade – Message from our new School Councillors

We will be holding a book trade on the first Friday back after half-term (Friday 5th November) straight after school. In the half-term holiday, we suggest you sort through your books to find any you don’t want anymore. Please bring them in on book trade day to swap your unwanted books for new ones to enjoy. Recommended for adults too. Thank you from, school council.

 

Have a wonderful and safe half term everyone!

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

Miss Beattie x

Skylarks WB 17.10.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 13th Oct 2022 @ 8:12am

Hello everyone and welcome to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

Another fantastic week in Skylarks Class. I can’t believe we are looking ahead to the final week of this half term. What a super 7 weeks it has been!

 

Next week (W.B. 17.10.22)

Reminders:

  • Monday 17th October 2022 – KS2 Harvest Festival in church at 9.15am
  • Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October 2022 – Parents’ Evening – Please book a slot on School Spider or phone the school office.
  • Friday 21st October 2022 – School closes for half term and will reopen on 31st October 2022.

In our English lessons next week, we will be using our plans to help us write and edit our own sequence of dairy entries from the viewpoint of Annie Edson Taylor. The children will be challenged to apply all of our learning from this half term in their writing.

In our shared reading lessons, we will be reading about the inspirational women in our text ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’. We will continue to focus on drawing inferences and justifying our answers with evidence.

In maths we will be looking at written methods of addition and subtraction. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science we will be investigating soluble and insoluble materials by carrying out a fair test. We will make predictions, record out results and draw scientific conclusions.

In RE we will assessing our learning from this half term on the Sermon on the mount by answering the following questions: ‘How does the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ help people to follow Jesus?’ and ‘How did Jesus want Christians to live out each verse in their lives?’

In our Art lesson, we will be developing our understanding of colour by exploring tint, tone and shade.

Our PE days for the first Autumn term will be Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete page 11 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 21st October. This homework is looking at Roman Numerals.

 

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 21st October will continue to look at words containing the -ible suffix:

Invisible, edible, flexible, resistible, responsible, impossible, irreversible, convertible

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

 

WB 10.10.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 6th Oct 2022 @ 4:32pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

What a super week we have had again. The children have worked very hard and produced some super work.

 

Next week (W.B. 10.10.22)

In our English lessons next week, we will finish reading our book ‘Queen of the Falls’. We will create a timeline of the story to help us summarise the main events, before planning our own sequence of dairy entries from the viewpoint of Annie Edson Taylor.

In our shared reading lessons, we will be reading about the inspirational women in our text ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’. We will continue to focus on drawing inferences and justifying our answers with evidence.

In maths we will continue to focus on the place value of numbers and will be working on reading and writing Roman Numerals to 1000. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science we will be using our plans from last week to carry out our experiment to answer the question: Which container will help to keep my lunch the coldest? We will then look at the different ways we can present our findings.

In RE we will hold a class debate to answer the question: Do you think Jesus’ teachings from the Sermon on the Mount are still important today?

During our topic day we will continue to look at our Year 5 theme of ‘Identity’. We will be looking at what put Northwich on the map, focusing on the salt industry.

Our PE days for the first Autumn term will be Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete page 10 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 14th October. This homework is looking at rounding.

 

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 14th October will be words containing the -ible suffix:

possible, terrible, legible, horrible, sensible, reversible, credible, visible

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

 

Skylarks, by Miss Beattie

Date: 29th Sep 2022 @ 12:46pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

Another fantastic week of learning in Skylarks Class. The children thoroughly enjoyed our forest school session this morning which you can see photos of on twitter.

 

Next week (W.B. 03.10.22)

In our English lessons next week, we will read more of our book ‘Queen of the Falls’. We will be focusing on writing recounts in the form of a newspaper and a first-person account. We will discuss the tone and vocabulary used in each and will also continue to focus on using adverbials to express time, place and feeling.

In our shared reading lessons, we will be reading about the inspirational women in our text ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’. We will continue to focus on drawing inferences and justifying our answers with evidence.

In maths we will continue to focus on the place value of numbers to 1,000,000. We will be learning how to round numbers to the nearest 100,000; 10,000; 1,000; 100 and 10. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science we will be working collaboratively to plan an investigation to answer the following question: Which container will help to keep my lunch the coldest?

In RE we will continue to think about the Sermon on the Mount and the key messages we can learn from these verses.

During our topic day we will continue to look at our Year 5 theme of ‘Identity’. We will be learning how to read and write 6 figure grid references to locate human and physical features in our school ground and then Northwich.

Our PE days for the first Autumn term will be Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete page 9 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 7th October. This homework is looking at place value.

 

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 7th October will be the first 10 words from the Year 5/6 statutory word list:

accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached

These words are more difficult than previous spellings which follow a specific spelling rule. If your child is struggling to learn all of the words, please encourage them to choose 5 or 6 to focus on.

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

 

Skylarks WB 26.9.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 22nd Sep 2022 @ 8:20am

Hello everyone and welcome to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

What a great week we have had in Skylarks Class. I am particularly impressed with the effort the children have put into their writing this week! 

 

Next week (W.B. 26.09.22)

Thursday 29th September 2022 – Y5 Forest Schools – The children in Skylarks Class will be taking part in forest schools on this day (morning). Please send your child to school in old, comfortable clothes; trainers and a waterproof coat. The children may also bring wellies in a plastic bag if they have them (weather permitting). Children should also bring their uniform and school shoes which they will get changed into should they get wet or muddy during our forest school morning.

In our English lessons next week, we will read more of our book ‘Queen of the Falls’. We will be focusing on writing in role as we write letter to Annie Edson Taylor as one of her friends. We will also analyse the different viewpoints that people held of Annie, including her friend and her manager.  

In our shared reading lessons, we will be reading about the inspirational women in our text ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’. We will continue to focus on drawing inferences and justifying our answers with evidence.

In maths we will continue to focus on the place value of numbers to 1,000,000. We will be learning how to partition, order and compare these numbers. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science we will be learning about thermal insulators and conductors. We will be learning how to analyse a set of results to write a conclusion.  

In RE we will be thinking about the Sermon on the Mount. We will read ‘Salt and Light’ from Matthew 5:13-15 and explain how these verses help people to follow Jesus today.   

During our topic day we will continue to look at our Year 5 theme of ‘Identity’. We will be learning about the counties of the UK, using maps and atlases to locate both Cheshire and Northwich.

Our PE days for the first Autumn term will be Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school. 

The children should complete page 8 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 30th September. This homework is looking at place value.   

 

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 30th September will continue to focus on words with the silent letter b:

climb, subtle, bomb, lamb, doubted, plumber, crumbling, numbing

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

Skylarks WB 19.09.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 15th Sep 2022 @ 4:30pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Skylarks weekly blog! 😊

We have had another super week in Skylarks Class. The children have worked so hard and produced some super work. 

 

Next week (W.B. 19.09.22)

School will be closed on Monday 19th September 2022.

In our English lessons next week, we will read more of our book ‘Queen of the Falls’. We will be focusing on the use of varied sentence starters to make our writing more cohesive and engaging.

In our shared reading lessons we will be reading about the inspirational women in our text ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’. We will continue to focus on drawing inferences and justifying our answers with evidence .

In maths we will be focusing on the place value of numbers to 1,000,000. We will be learning how to partition these numbers and how to find 10, 100, 1000 and 100,000 more/less. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science we will be learning about thermal insulators and conductors. We will be learning how to analyse a set of results to write a conclusion.  

In RE we will be thinking about what we can learn from Jesus’ teachings. We will be exploring how Jesus wants Christians to live their lives today.  

During our topic day we will continue to look at our Year 5 theme of ‘Identity’. We will be thinking about our own personal identity and what makes us unique.

Our PE days for the first Autumn term will be Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

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, please do let Mr Beswick or myself know so that we can offer them support in school.  

The children should complete page 7 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 23rd September. This homework is looking at place value.   

 

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 23rd September will focus on words with the silent letter b:

Thumb, numb, crumb, debt, doubt, limb, combed, tomb

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

 

 

 

 

Skylarks W.B. 12.09.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 8th Sep 2022 @ 2:36pm

Hello everyone and welcome to Skylarks first weekly blog! 😊

The children in Skylarks Class have had a FANTASTIC first week back in school and I am so proud of how quickly they have settled back into school routines and how hard they are working.

 

Next week (W.B. 12.09.22)

There will be a ‘meet the teacher’ evening at school on Wednesday 14th September at 3:15pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm or 5:15pm for anyone who would like to find out what goes on in Year 5.

In our English lessons next week, we will find out more about the daredevil feat carried out by Annie Edson Taylor and will use this to help us write a first-person recount from the viewpoint of one of the anxious bystanders. We will be focusing on using commas after fronted adverbials and organising paragraphs around a theme.

In our shared reading lessons we will be reading about the inspirational women in our text ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’. We will focus on drawing inferences and justifying our answers with evidence .

In maths we will be focusing on the place value of numbers to 100,000. We will place these numbers on a number line and will compare them using more than and less than symbols. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science we will begin to explore our new topic all about materials. The children will plan their own investigations to help them explore the properties of a variety of everyday materials.

In RE we will be thinking about what we already know about Jesus’ teachings. We will consider what the bible says about how Christians should live, which will lead us into our new topic about the sermon on the mount.

During our topic day we will begin to look at our Year 5 theme of ‘Identity’. We will be thinking about our own identity and the identity of Northwich by sharing what we know already.

Our PE days for the first Autumn term will be Thursday (Cricket) and Friday with Mr Ault 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.

 

Homework

Please encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their 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

Spellings and maths homework will be set for the first time on Friday 16th September 2020.

 

Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊 Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss Beattie x

 

 

 

Skylarks WB 27.06.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 24th Jun 2022 @ 4:19pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

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

 

Next week (W.B. 27.06.22)

 

Reminders:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Homework

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

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

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

 

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

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

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

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

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

Skylarks WB 20.06.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 19th Jun 2022 @ 3:49pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

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

 

Next week (W.B. 20.06.22)

Reminders:

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Homework

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

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

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

 

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

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

Miss Beattie x

Skylarks WB 13.06.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 3:18pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

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

 

Next week (W.B. 13.06.22)

Reminders:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Homework

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

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

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

 

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

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

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

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

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

 

 

Skylarks WB 06.06.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 6th Jun 2022 @ 11:30am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

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

 

This week (W.B. 06.06.22)

 

Reminders:

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Homework and Spellings

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

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

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

Skylarks WB 16.05.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 12th May 2022 @ 3:49pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

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

 

Next Week (W.B. 16.05.22)

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Homework

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

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

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

 

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

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

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

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

 

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

Miss Beattie x

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

 

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

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

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.

happy easter.jpg

 

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

 

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

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

Skylarks WB 07.03.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 3rd Mar 2022 @ 11:21pm

 

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

 

What a super week back we have had in Skylarks Class. It was fantastic to see so many of the children dress up for World Book Day. We had a fun-filled day sharing our favourite stories, hearing from an author and performing our own poem for Starlings class!

 

Reminders:

Parents Evening: Parent phone calls for Skylarks class will take place on Tuesday 8th March between 8.30am and 12pm. Face to face appointments will take place after school on Tuesday 8th March and Wednesday 9th March. If you have not yet booked your time slot, please contact the school office.

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. 07.03.22)

In English, the children will be continuing their learning on performance poetry with Miss Wilson. They will be using their plans to write their own free verse poem on the theme of refugees. Children will apply all of their learning on the features and structure of poems.

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

In maths, we will be consolidating and applying our knowledge of written methods of multiplication and division to help us solve tricky problems. We will then be moving on to learn about fractions, in particular equivalent fractions. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

During our history and geography day, we will recap the chronology of the different civilisations we have studied over the past 3 years, such as the Stone/Bronze/Iron Age, Shang Dynasty, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Children will then compare these civilisations and explain which they would prefer to live in, using their understanding of these time periods to justify their answer.

In art, we will continue to study the Viking Jelling style of artwork. We will be applying our learning on sketching to produce a final piece of artwork inspired by this style. We will then self and peer assess to evaluate our work.

Our PE day next week will be on Wednesday due to our trip on Friday. yYour 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 26 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 11th March. This homework is looking at problem solving using written multiplication and division.

 

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

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

Our spellings for the quiz on Thursday 10th March will focus on words ending in the suffix -ence:

Absence, evidence, independence, intelligence, silence, confidence, competence, magnificent

 

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

 

Miss Beattie x

Skylarks WB 14.2.22, by Miss Beattie

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 4:09pm

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

 

What a super week we have had this week. I have particularly loved watching the children plan their own myths this week. It is clear they have thoroughly enjoyed our books inspired by Norse mythology this half term and they have really taken on board all of our learning. I already can’t wait to read our final stories next week.

 

Next Week (W.B. 14.02.22)

In English, we will be using our story plans to write our own myths which must include superhuman characters, appropriate settings and exciting quests. We will be aiming to apply all of our learning from this half term on relative clause sentences, using commas accurately and using dialogue to move the story along.

In Shared Reading, we will finish reading our book ‘Odd and the Frost Giants’ which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. Our focus next week will continue to be on making comparisons within the text. Will Odd manage to save Asgard from the Frost Giants?

In maths, we will continue to focus on written methods of multiplication. We will look specifically at the column method to multiply 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers.  We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.

In RE we will continue with our humanism topic. We will be using all of new knowledge about humanism to help us decide how a humanist might react and what they might say in different scenarios.  

In science we will continue to work on our science topic ‘Animals, including Humans’. We will recap our learning from last week on the life cycle of a butterfly, before moving on to look at the life cycle of a frog. We will then use a Venn diagram to compare the similarities and differences between insects and amphibians.  

During our topic day we will be extending our knowledge past the Anglo Saxon era and will be considering what happened when the Vikings invaded Britain. We will learn about the Viking raids, Danelaw and Danegeld.

 

Our PE day for the Spring Term will be 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 24 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 18th February. This homework is looking at written multiplication. Children are familiar with the column method which we use in school.

 

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

https://ttrockstars.com/

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

 

Our spellings for the quiz on Thursday 17th February will be the next 10 words from the Y5/6 statutory word list:

Identity, immediately, individual, interfere, interrupt, language, leisure, lightning, marvellous, mischievous

 

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

Miss Beattie x

 

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