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Toucans 31.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 31st Mar 2020 @ 8:34am

Wishing our lovely Toucans a very happy morning. I hope you have been having a go at some Cosmic Yoga, https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga The relaxation exercises are fantastic and great to chill out to. Remember your happiness is what is most important to us so just complete as much home learning as you can. Listen to your parents, as they will guide you.

I think I can. I know I can.”

Dear children,

When we do something do we say we can’t do it?  Try and change that today and tell yourself you can do anything.  Remember you are amazing and if you believe in yourself you can do anything! Mrs Powell

English

Word of the day – contemplate

  1. In your home learning book write this word 3 times in your best handwriting.
  2. Specify which word class it is e.g. noun, adjective, pronoun etc.
  3. Find a synonym for this word
  4. Find an antonym for this word
  5. Write it in a super sentence using a fronted adverbial

Also try a reading/writing activity from your home learning pack.

Maths

Log onto this website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ click on Week 2 and then complete Lesson 2 on using Ratio and proportion problems. Look at the video and then do the activity in your books. The answers are also there for you to check.

Science – Dangers of Smoking – check timetable and attached resources

All the best from, Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans 30.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 30th Mar 2020 @ 8:16am

Good morning my lovely Toucans! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Keep smiling and just do as much as you can.

I will attach an updated timetable this week. I have added some more websites for you to have a look at and also added to our daily subject projects. Don’t worry if you didn’t get everything done on last week’s timetable, just keep working at your own pace as I know your family will have other plans for some days. Remember it is your happiness that is paramount to us and not how much home learning you get done.

“With the new day come new thoughts and new strengths.”

Dear children,

This is now your second week, you have shown how great you are, what will you do today, how do you show how clever and strong you are each day? Mrs Powell

English

Today I would like you to write a short silly story using the words that we learned last week – deliberate, vigour, whimsical, forlorn and pungent. You should know what each of these words mean now and make sure you are spelling them correctly.

Maths

Log onto this website https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/ click on Week 2 and then complete Lesson 1 on Calculating scale factors. Look at the video and then do the activity in your books. The answers are also there for you to check.

Languages

Take a look at the timetable for suggested activities and the website

Best wishes, from Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans 27.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 8:26am

Happy Friday to all our lovely Toucans! What a strange week this has been! I hope you are all keeping well, looking out for each other and helping out at home. I’ve missed seeing you all this week.

“The most wonderful thing about Tiggers is, I’m the only one.”
Tigger

Good morning children!  This morning I want you to think about how special and unique you are, talk to someone in your house about all the special qualities that make you unique.  What about the people you live with, what makes them special, why don’t you tell them! Mrs Powell

I hope you have at least dipped into your Home Learning packs this week and are not forgetting all the fabulous learning that you have worked so hard to achieve this year. I’m very proud of each of you.

Remember, just keep reading and aim to complete at least one Maths and Writing activity each day.

Word of the day – pungent

Every day we will give you a word which you must learn and complete some related tasks with it.

  1. In your home learning book write this word 3 times in your best handwriting.
  2. Specify which word class it is e.g. noun, adjective, pronoun etc.
  3. Find a synonym for this word
  4. Find an antonym for this word
  5. Write it in a super sentence using an adverbial of manner

English

Have a go at one of the spelling activities in your CGP books.

Maths

Have a go at one of the First4Maths activities in your pack. They are also on the school website, under Classes, under Home Learning.

Creative Time

Start collecting some recycled materials (like we did for your Wonderful Anderson Shelters) and I’d like you to begin work on designing and building your own DT project e.g. a space rocket, your dream home, a home for your pet, a theme park etc. You can continue with this over the next few weeks and please Tweet your creations.

RE – Easter – check details on the Home Learning timetable – just do as much as you can as we will carry on with this next week.

I hope this good weather continues today and you can get outside and keep up your fitness levels. I’m hoping to go on a bike ride with Aoife later after she too has done some home learning!!

Best wishes, from Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Friday 27.3.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 9:37pm

Hi all,

Please find below a few ideas and different websites that can be used to help support learning at home:

 

  • PE with Joe Wicks (YouTube 9am) different lesson each day

  • Wildlife with Steve Backshall (facebook 9:30) 

  • Dance with Oti Mabuse (Facebook 11:30am)

  • Music with Myleene Klass (YouTube - next Friday 27th March 10am but ca watch recordings too)

BBC Teach Live Lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons

BBC Learning through cooking https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/articles/learning_through_cooking

Basics of British sign language (1pm every day)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR2Zb7TbiOA&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3dlzc0bQjKpZGZTCCKiyW_F7FX6LOjTY0JddErllpgZy0LofAqtHnX20E

TedEd Home

Parents: https://ed.ted.com/

Students: https://ed.ted.com/lessons?content_type=animations+talks&direction=desc&sort=publish-date&user_by_click=student

School Choice Week https://schoolchoiceweek.com/parent-resources-during-coronavirus/

Audible - Free stories https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

The Wind in the Willows musical https://www.willowsmusical.com/

Toy Theatre - Educational games https://toytheater.com/

LITERACY

Free Biff, Chip & Kipper kindle books on Amazon (you can download kindle app and put them on iPad) the ones to search for are: Floppy Did This!, Dad's Birthday, Funny Fish, Let's Recycle!, The Enigma Plot, Time Runners

Scholastic home resources:
https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/homelearning

Teach Your Monster to Read app has been free to download

Free eBooks:
 https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

MATHS
Top marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Numberblocks:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/numberblocks-make-and-play?collection=fun-activities-for-toddlers-and-preschoolers
Khan Academy:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math
NRich - Math's extension and enrichment for 5 - 18 https://nrich.maths.org/5716

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Live animal webcams from Edinburgh Zoo: https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/#penguincam
Live animal cams from Sand Diego Zoo https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams 
Dublin zoo https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/animal-webcams/
Marwell Zoo https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/keep-in-touch/webcams
Chester Zoo "Connect with Nature at Home"

STEM learning:https://www.stem.org.uk/

HISTORY
Musuem tours:https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

PE
Live ballet lessons (times on the page for each age group):
https://www.facebook.com/SarahDuFeuTheBalletCoach/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBYS2SPe89ygSq6RcYtQrOBTlI4sIyDQBqWNjGnAj4e6BKuzLlDcX4smPOzQ7iTue3wHkf1ne9XFlkx 

Go Noodle dances and games:
https://www.gonoodle.com/

Cosmic Kids yoga: https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

LANGUAGES
Duolingo app https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Hope this helps!

Take care and stay safe!

 

Toucans 26.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 8:29am

Good morning Toucans! We are so lucky at the moment having this lovely sunshine. We need to get out and enjoy it whilst we can as I believe it is going to be colder next week.

I’ve just been out for a run and managed 7km! Not sure I will be able for Joe Wicks this morning!!!

“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.”
 Eeyore

Dear children,

I have a challenge for everyone to do in your house.  Can you think of three lovely things to happen each day, then either tell them to someone in your house or write them down?  I’m going to do this and hopefully we will all try and find our own sunshine. Mrs Powell

Remember, just do as much Home Learning as you can and work at your own pace. I’ll give some guidelines for what you could do each day but just use this time to do more of what you love to do. Please keep reading and do at least one Maths and Writing activity each day.

Word of the day – forlorn

Every day we will give you a word which you must learn and complete some related tasks with it.

  1. In your home learning book write this word 3 times in your best handwriting.
  2. Specify which word class it is e.g. noun, adjective, pronoun etc.
  3. Find a synonym for this word
  4. Find an antonym for this word
  5. Write it in a super sentence using speech marks

English

Have a go at a reading comprehension today

Maths

Choose a page from you CGP book that you know you need to revise and play TT Rock Stars

Creative Time

Did you have a go at one of the nature activities? I would love to see your photos on Twitter.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/

Science Project – The Body– check details on the Home Learning timetable – just do as much as you can as we will carry on with this next week.

I hope you are all being shining stars at home and Ready, Respectful and Safe for your parents. Aoife made me smile today by telling me that I could go teach ‘my children’ (Toucans) as she could do all her writing by herself!!

Missing you all, love from Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans 25.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 8:29am

Good morning Toucans! I hope you are all keeping well and looking after your families. Let’s hope the sun keeps shining and we can continue to enjoy the outdoors. I hope you are having lots of active breaks.

I’m not running today. I have decided I will just run every second day and complete the Joe Wick’s workout daily and the day that I don’t run I’ll keep active by using Go Noodle and 5 A Day.

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
Winnie the Pooh

Dear children,

We all have more time, are you thinking about the things you like to do at home and at school.  Please tell someone all about it and keep talking, it is great to talk! Mrs Powell

hope you are going to have a go at drawing or painting some Toucans. I’d love to see your photos on Twitter.

Remember, just do as much Home Learning as you can and work at your own pace. I’ll give some guidelines for what you could do each day but just use this time to do more of what you love to do. Please keep reading and do at least one Maths and Writing activity each day.

Word of the day – whimsical

Every day we will give you a word which you must learn and complete some related tasks with it.

  1. In your home learning book write this word 3 times in your best handwriting.
  2. Specify which word class it is e.g. noun, adjective, pronoun etc.
  3. Find a synonym for this word
  4. Find an antonym for this word
  5. Write it in a super sentence using an exclamation mark

Maths

Choose a page from you CGP book that you know you need to revise and play TT Rock Stars

Creative Time

Try one of the activities from the Lego or Drawing activities that I will upload

Also you might like to try one of these nature activities - https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/03/kids-nature-activities-self-isolation/

History/Geography Project – Refugees – check details on the Home Learning timetable

I hope you are all keeping in touch with each other and using social media in a positive way.

Keep checking Twitter for updates, will be in touch tomorrow. Have a lovely day.                                                                                                                                               

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans 24.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 8:34am

Toucans Blog Tuesday 24th March 2020

Good morning Toucans! I hope you all had a good day yesterday and enjoyed your home learning. Please remember just to do as much as you can, be as creative as you want and look after everyone at home.

I’ve taken up running again as I have not been able to get to the gym. I ran 5km at the weekend and have just done 6km this morning! What could your new personal challenge be over the next few weeks?

“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”
Winnie the Pooh

Dear children,

We have all started on a strange adventure, I wonder what we will learn to do over the next few months?   I think you will find that your parents are the best teachers!  Enjoy any activity you do for the first time, we are going to make bread in my house! Mrs Powell

Look at your home learning timetable for suggested activities for today, but above anything else just spend time with your family and enjoy the outdoors, especially whilst we have this good weather.

Family Walk/Run/Cycle or like us in the Whittingham household, tune into Joe Wick’s workout at 9am

Use Go Noodle and try Think Like A Scientist

Log onto 5-A-Day and have a go at Football.

Word of the day – vigour

Every day we will give you a word which you must learn and complete some related tasks with it.

  1. In your home learning book write this word 3 times in your best handwriting.
  2. Specify which word class it is e.g. noun, adjective, pronoun etc.
  3. Find a synonym for this word
  4. Find an antonym for this word
  5. Write it in a super sentence using a relative clause

Maths

Spend 5 – 10 minutes on Times Tables Rock Stars.

Make sure you have completed all of Section One and Two in your Maths CGP Homework book.

Work through the pages on Statistics.

Have a go at one of the First4Maths activities.

Complete one of the Fluency Grids.

Creative Time

Try one of the following:

Lego Challenge Day 2 – NASA needs you to build a space rocket

Drawing Challenge – Draw your favourite animal or you could make it using recycled materials!

Music Challenge – sing your favourite song or play a piece of music

Like computing? Try this - Blockly -  https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Like Art and Crafts? Try this - Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts, including crafts for Easter.

Science Project – Body Health – benefit of exercise – check details on the Home Learning timetable

Keep enjoying the outdoors and see if you could set up some circuit training in the garden. My daughter made up her own gymnastics lesson out there yesterday – she bounced on her trampoline, went down the slide, ran up and down the garden and then finished on the swing! Lots of repetition and laughter!

Keep checking Twitter for updates, will be in touch tomorrow. Have a lovely day.                                                                                                                                            

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

 

Toucans week beg. 23.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 8:01am

Toucans Blog Week beg. 23/3/20

Good morning Toucans! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready to commence your home learning. It is a very strange feeling for me this morning that I’m not able to greet you all personally, remind you to choose your dinner and to settle down to your booster task! On the bright side, at least we know there are no SATs to sit this year so you can simply enjoy learning this week. Remember everything that you will be doing will prepare you for high school.

Take another look at your timetable, paper copy in your folder and I’ll also put it on the blog. However, just do as much as you can. Enjoy spending time with your family, help them wherever you can and remember be Ready, Respectful and Safe!

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.” A.A. Milne.

I am so proud of all the children, enjoy your first day of learning in a different way and remember to plant those sunflower seeds.  Mrs P

I’m sure you have done the following chores and are ready to start … Eaten breakfast, made your bed, got washed and dressed and put any laundry in the basket.

Family Walk/Run/Cycle

When you are out and about today, keep any eye out for signs of Spring. It would then be lovely if you could jot these down in your home learning book, or drew/painted a picture of what you saw.

 

Use Go Noodle and try Banana, Banana, Meatball again!

 

Log onto 5-A-Day and have a go at Hula.

 

Word of the day – deliberate

Every day we will give you a word which you must learn and complete some related tasks with it.

  1. In your home learning book write this word 3 times in your best handwriting.
  2. Specify which word class it is e.g. noun, adjective, pronoun etc.
  3. Find a synonym for this word
  4. Find an antonym for this word
  5. Write it in a super sentence using a fronted adverbial

 

PE Challenge for the week

How many star jumps can you do in a minute? Can you increase the number you do over the week? Keep a tally in the back of your home learning book.

 

Maths

Spend 5 – 10 minutes on Times Tables Rock Stars.

Make sure you have completed all of Section One and Two in your Maths CGP Homework book.

Work through the pages on Ratio and Proportion.

Have a go at one of the First4Maths activities.

Complete one of the Fluency Grids.

 

Creative Time

Try one of the following:

Lego Challenge Day 1 – You were hired by an amusement park to create a new roller coaster.

Drawing Challenge – Draw yourself wearing your favourite clothes

Music Challenge – sing your favourite song or play a piece of music

Like computing? Try this - Blockly -  https://blockly.games Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Like Art and Crafts? Try this - Red Ted Art https://www.redtedart.com Easy arts and crafts, including crafts for Easter.

 

History/Geography Project

As we learn more about our Adrift Project, I challenge you to be able to name as many countries as you can in the world and locate them on a world map. Have a look at this website https://world-geography-games.com/world.html - Try the Continents game and the World Countries games

 

Enjoy your home learning and make the best of the good weather and the outdoors. Don’t worry about how much work you do or don’t get done today, this is all new to us and we will adapt.

Keep checking Twitter for updates, will be in touch tomorrow. Have a lovely day.                                                                                                                                               

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 16.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 1:03pm

Homework

Maths –CGP book pages 40 and 41 Ratio and Proportion.

                                                                                                                      

Cross Country Event

PE will be with Mr Ault as usual on Friday. The children will also be attending a Cross Country competition at RSA 10.15 – 11.05 on Friday 20th March. They will be transported to and from the event by bus (funded by school) and will be supervised by Mrs Whittingham and Mr Beswick.

 

Spellings

Our spelling words after half term will focus on silent letters. The children will be tested on Friday 20th March

Government, conscience, twelfth, conscious, environment, parliament, shoulder, soldier, knitting, knees

 

Literacy

We will continue our Literacy work based on The Selfish Giant

 

Science

We will continue to look at how to keep our bodies healthy, effects of drugs, alcohol and smoking on our health and how our heart works

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 9.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 5th Mar 2020 @ 4:44pm

Homework

Maths –CGP book pages 72 and 73 Reflections and Translations.

                                                                                                                      

PE

PE will be with Mrs Whittingham on Thursday and Mr Ault as usual on Friday. The children will also have an extra PE slot on Friday 13th March on Sports Relief Day with Mr Ault.

 

Spellings

Our spelling words after half term will focus on plurals. The children will be tested on Friday 13th March

Bonuses, addresses, boxes, wishes, matches, peaches, dictionaries, identities, trousers, binoculars

 

Literacy

We will continue our Literacy work based on The Selfish Giant

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 2.3.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 27th Feb 2020 @ 4:32pm

Homework

Maths –CGP book pages  70 and 71 Coordinates .

                                                                                                                      

PE

PE will be with Mrs Whittingham on a Thursday and Mr Ault on a Friday but please ensure PE kits are in every day in case we have extra slots.

 

Spellings

Our spelling words after half term will focus on common mistakes. The children will be tested on Friday 6th March

Who’s, it’s, you’re, there’s, their, whose, your, they’re, won’t, want

 

Literacy

We will continue our Literacy work based on The Selfish Giant

 

Science – we will continue to explore our unit on healthy eating. Please bring in some empty food packaging so we can examine the nutritional contents.

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 24.2.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 13th Feb 2020 @ 8:20am

Homework

MathsPercentages pages 38 and 39.

The children should now have completed Section One – Number & Place Value, Section Two – Calculations and Section Three – Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

If all of this is done they can to Practice Test 1.

                                                                                                                      

PE

PE will be with Mrs Whittingham on a Thursday and Mr Ault on a Friday but please ensure PE kits are in every day in case we have extra slots.

 

Spellings

Our spelling words after half term will focus on words ending with –ible and -able. The children will be tested on Friday 28th February

reliable, understandable, possible, reliably, possibly, understandably, terrible, responsible, terribly, responsibly

 

Literacy

We will continue our Literacy work based on The Selfish Giant

 

KS2 Come and Join us on Wednesday 26th February at 2pm

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 10.2.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 6th Feb 2020 @ 4:57pm

Homework

Maths - Could you please spend this week checking that all work is up to date in the Maths Homework book. The children should have completed Section One – Number & Place Value, Section Two – Calculations and Section Three – just Fractions and Decimals as we will be working on Percentages next week.

If all of this is done they can to Practice Test 1.

                                                                                                                 

PE

The children will have 2 PE slots with Mr Ault on Friday 14th February.

 

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on words with hyphens. The children will be tested on Friday 14th February

Co-operate, re-enter, re-open, co-ordinate, co-own, re-explain, re-energise, co-operated, re-opened, re-entered

 

Literacy

We will continue our Literacy work based on The Selfish Giant

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 3.2.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 30th Jan 2020 @ 12:45pm

Homework

Maths - Could the children please do p.36 and 37 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals. We have been working on these topics with the children this week in class so just remind them to think about the strategies that they have been using.  

Also your child has been given two other revision books, one on Reading and one to revise SPAG. We ask that they complete one of the 10-minute test each week. They can do more if they wish and then can mark the work themselves. If they bring the books back on a Wednesday so we can check if they need any extra help.

                                                                                                                      

PE

This term PE is on Thursdays with Mrs Whittingham and Fridays with Mr Ault. However, please keep PE kit in school all week as we might have extra sessions!

 

Intra School Football Competition

On Friday 7th February in the afternoon we will be holding a football competition for Year 5 and 6. The format will follow the similar intra school rugby competition that we had in the Autumn Term when the children represented their House Teams. Please be mindful that our football pitch is not in the best condition at the moment so I’d advise old trainers and the children can bring in old tracksuit bottoms/hoodie to wear on the day instead of their usual PE kit.

 

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on ei and ie words. The children will be tested on Friday 7th February

piece, perceive, relief, deceive, achieve, ceiling, believe, receive, niece

 

Literacy

We have begun work on our new book – The Selfish Giant

 

DT

Talk to your child about their DT project and see if you can help them find any resources that they may need to construct their shelters.

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 27.01.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 23rd Jan 2020 @ 8:15am

A big thank you to everyone who joined us for our class worship this week. The children loved sharing their work with you.

Homework

Maths - Could the children please do p. 32 Multiplying Fractions and page 35 Dividing fractions. We have been working on these topics with the children this week in class so just remind them to think about the strategies that they have been using.  

Also your child has been given two other revision books, one on Reading and one to revise SPAG. We ask that they complete one of the 10-minute test each week. They can do more if they wish and then can mark the work themselves. If they bring the books back on a Wednesday so we can check if they need any extra help.

                                                                                                       

PE

This term PE is on Thursdays with Mrs Whittingham and Fridays with Mr Ault. However, please keep PE kit in school all week as we might have extra sessions!

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on the Year 5/6 Common Exception Words. The children will be tested on Friday 31st January.

available, category, existence, controversy, explanation, identity, variety, ancient, occupy, vegetable

Literacy

We are continuing our writing linked to our work on the tiger with a diary entry written from Mowgli’s point of view. Also non-fiction writing on a tiger.

DT

Next week we will begin designing and making our World War 2 shelters. Could you please send in any boxes that we could use, around the size of a shoebox, also any other recyclable materials that may help in our construction of these Anderson Shelters.

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 20.01.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 16th Jan 2020 @ 4:23pm

The children have settled well back into school and have had a busy week with the start of our Boosters. These have been taking place during worships, at lunchtime and in the afternoon.

We have also been getting ready for our class worship which will take place on Wednesday 22nd January at 2.30pm. We would like to invite you to see the fantastic work that your children have been doing and stay for a cup of tea and a biscuit afterwards.

 

Homework

The children will continue with the Maths Booster book that they had last term. Could they please do p. 33 and 34 – Adding and Subtracting Fractions.

Also your child has been given two other revision books, one on Reading and one to revise SPAG. We ask that they complete one of the 10-minute test each week. They can do more if they wish and then can mark the work themselves. If they bring the books back on a Wednesday so we can check if they need any extra help.

                                                                                                                      

PE

This term PE is on Thursdays with Mrs Whittingham and Fridays with Mr Ault. However, please keep PE kit in school all week as we might have extra sessions!

 

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on words with Silent Letters. The children will be tested on Friday 24th January.

calm, autumn, climb, guest, talk, half, guilt, knee, lamb, know

 

Maths

Adding and subtracting fractions.

 

Literacy

We are continuing our writing linked to our work on the tiger with a diary entry written from Mowgli’s point of view.

 

DT

This term we will be designing and making our World War 2 shelters. Could you please send in any boxes that we could use, around the size of a shoebox, also any other recyclable materials that may help in our construction of these Anderson Shelters.

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

 

Toucans week beg. 13.01.20, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 8th Jan 2020 @ 5:51pm

Happy New Year to everyone! We hope everyone has had a lovely rest and are ready for a busy term ahead.

We have begun our Booster sessions in preparation for the SATs in May. These will all take place during the school day as you will have seen on the letter which you hopefully received this week.

PE

This term PE is on Thursdays with Mrs Whittingham and Fridays with Mr Ault. However, please keep PE kit in school all week as we might have extra sessions!

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on the Year 5 6 Exception Words. The children will be tested on Friday 17th January.

These are quite difficult so encourage your child to talk about the meaning of each word and to come up with a strategy to help remember how to spell it e.g. Draw around the image, trace around the word etc.

leisure, language, privilege, restaurant, achieve, secretary, stomach, yacht, soldier, physical

Maths

We have started using our new Power Maths books and our topic is fractions.

Literacy

We are continuing our writing linked to our work on the tiger

DT

This term we will be designing and making our World War 2 shelters. Could you please send in any boxes that we could use, around the size of a shoebox, also any other recyclable materials that may help in our construction of these Anderson Shelters.

Homework

You will shortly be receiving a letter about homework plans for this term which will link closely with our Booster sessions. We will be using the CGP revision guides like the one that the children had last term.

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 16.12.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 18th Dec 2019 @ 5:13pm

Wow! What a busy term we have had with fantastic trips to Safety Central and the Imperial War Museum and of course an amazing production of Aladdin. Thank you to all the children who have worked so hard to learn their lines, songs and dances. The acting was great too! It was a delight to see their smiling faces after each production. Thank you to the parents for providing the first class costumes and for the beautiful flowers for Mrs Whittingham and the staff enjoyed all the chocolate treats!

We would like the children to have a complete rest from school work over the holidays as they will have a very busy Spring term! Therefore, we are not setting any homework for the first week back. Spellings for that week will be revising the rules that we covered in the Autumn Term to ensure these are secure.

However, over the Christmas, we would like the children to save cardboard boxes and other materials that they think may be useful when we build our Anderson Shelters as part of our DT project in January.

We wish you all a very happy Christmas

Thanking you for your support

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans Class Blog Week beg. 16.12.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 12th Dec 2019 @ 4:26pm

Aladdin

Wow! What a week we have had! The children have amazed us all with their performances in our play. Thank you to all the parents for providing the lovely costumes and for helping their children to learn their lines. The children were simply buzzing after each performance! A great well done Toucans from all the staff.                                                                                                               

PE

As we finish at 2pm next Friday the children will not have PE with Mr Ault, however they will have PE with Mrs Whittingham on Thursday when they return from the pantomime in the afternoon.

 Maths Homework/Spellings

The children have worked so hard this term and we are very proud of them. We would like them to spend the last week of this term completing any outstanding maths homework and revising their spellings from this term.

 Reminders:

Christmas dinner on Tuesday 17th December

School Disco Wednesday 18th December KS2 6-7pm

Pantomime at the Grange on Thursday 19th December

Christmas Carol Concert 9.15 am on Friday 20th December

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 9.12.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 4th Dec 2019 @ 4:10pm

Aladdin

We are looking forward to finally sharing our production of Aladdin Trouble with you next week. You will be receiving a letter referring to the times that children need to be in school next week.

PE

The children will spend most of Friday 13th December doing PE with Mr Ault to make up for lessons missed during our rehearsals.

Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday 13th December.

Maths Homework

Thank you for your on-going support with the Maths Homework. It’s great to hear the children talking about what they found ‘easy’ or ‘hard’. Please try and catch up with any homework tasks that you have missed over the coming weeks as we will only be assigning 1 page a week from now to Christmas

This week, we would like them to complete page 28 (Mixed numbers and improper fractions) due in on Wednesday 11th December

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on the sh sound spelt si or ssi. These are quite difficult so encourage your child to talk about the meaning of each word and to come up with a strategy to help remember how to spell it e.g. Draw around the image.

expansion, permission, comprehension, admission, tension, profession, possession, discussion, revision, decision

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 2.12.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 28th Nov 2019 @ 8:38am

Aladdin

Not long to go now to our production of ‘Aladdin Trouble’. Thank you for all the costumes that you have provided for your children as they look fabulous. Next week will be a busy week with lots of singing, rehearsing and making props. We will be having some full dress rehearsals with all of KS2.

PE

As we will be busy rehearsing for our play we will just have a formal PE lesson with Mr Ault next Friday. Instead we will have lots of extra opportunities to use the Golden Mile or do 5-A-Day activities in the classroom, depending on the weather. To make sure we are not losing out on any curriculum PE time, Year 6 will spend the morning of Friday 13th December with Mr Ault, as well as having their usual PE lesson at the end of that day.

Maths Homework

Thank you for your on-going support with the Maths Homework. It’s great to hear the children talking about what they found ‘easy’ or ‘hard’. Please try and catch up with any homework tasks that you have missed over the coming weeks as we will only be assigning 1 page a week from now to Christmas

This week, we would like them to complete page 22 (Order of Operations) due in on Wednesday 4th December

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on homophones and other words that are often confused. These are quite difficult so encourage your child to talk about the meaning of each word and to come up with a strategy to help remember how to spell it e.g. Draw around the image.

morning, assent, compliment, draft, mourning, ascent, desert, complement, dessert, draught

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 25.11.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 20th Nov 2019 @ 5:31pm

Maths Homework

Thank you for your on-going support with the Maths Homework. We hope you are finding our new books useful tools for revision.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 20 and 21 (Multiplying & Dividing by 10, 100 & 1000) due in on Wednesday 27th November.

 

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on the sh sound spelt ti or ci:

direction, especially, explanation, appreciate, competition, ancient, cautious, delicious, motion, spacious

 

PE

Over the next few weeks, as we are busy preparing for our Aladdin production we will be making maximum use of our Golden Mile Track and having more outdoor active breaks so please ensure your child always has sensible footwear.

PE will continue on Thursdays with Mrs Whittingham and Fridays with Mr Ault but please have PE kits in all week as we may swap sessions around to fit in with our rehearsals for Aladdin.

 

Aladdin

Please help your child to learn their lines for our school production and ask them to work on any songs that they need to learn. Encourage them to act out their lines and use expression and tone to emphasise the message behind their spoken words. Also please come and see me if you are struggling to get any costumes.

The children will be rehearsing for their roles during school time on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays. Normal lessons will continue and Mrs Whittingham will work on the different scenes as the children get on with their independent activities from these lessons.

 

Diary Dates

Wednesday 27th November – Christmas Fair 2 – 6pm

Thursday 28th November - Christingle 2pm

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans Class Blog Week beg. 18.11.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 13th Nov 2019 @ 6:39pm

Imperial War Museum

The children had a fantastic trip to the Imperial War Museum on Wednesday. They engaged well with all the activities and carried out the learning trails on WW1 and Rationing with enthusiasm. We were very proud of them.

 PE

PE will continue on Thursdays with Mrs Whittingham and Fridays with Mr Ault but please have PE kits in all week as we may swap sessions around to fit in with our rehearsals for Aladdin.

 Maths Homework

Thank you for your on-going support with the Maths Homework. We hope you are finding our new books useful tools for revision.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 10 and 11 (Roman Numbers) due in on Wednesday 20th November. This is revision of a Year 5 topic that is assessed in the KS2 SATs so you may need to remind your child of the value of each letter e.g. X = 10, C = 100 etc.

 Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on Exception Words from the Year 5/6 Spelling List:

guarantee, queue, vehicle, mischievous, foreign, bargain, amateur, hindrance, profession, sufficient

 Aladdin

Please help your child to learn their lines for our school production and ask them to work on any songs that they need to learn. Encourage them to act out their lines and use expression and tone to emphasise the message behind their spoken words. Also please come and see me if you are struggling to get any costumes.

The children will be rehearsing for their roles on Friday afternoon during school time.

 

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 11.11.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 6th Nov 2019 @ 5:59pm

Imperial War Museum

We are all looking forward to our trip to the Imperial War Museum on Wednesday 13th November. In preparation for our visit, we have been finding out about the Yemen Crisis, the museum itself and focusing on what we will find out about WW1 and Rationing, in particular.

PE

PE will continue after half term on Thursdays with Mrs Whittingham and Fridays with Mr Ault

Maths Homework

Thank you for your on-going support with the Maths Homework. We hope you are finding our new books useful tools for revision.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 26 and 27 (Prime Numbers, Square and Cube Numbers) due in on Wednesday 13th November

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on suffixes:

happily, copier, applied, mysterious, spying, busier, heavily, trying, beautiful, happiness

Aladdin

Please help your child to learn their lines for our school production and ask them to work on any songs that they need to learn. Also please come and see me if you are struggling to get any costumes.

The children will be rehearsing for their roles on Friday afternoon during school time.

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 4.11.19, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 24th Oct 2019 @ 8:12am

We hope the children have a safe and restful half term and we would like to thank them for all their hard work this term. We look forward to welcoming them back after the holidays and begin preparations in earnest with our Aladdin Production.

Please remember that Monday 4th November is an Inset day. We will welcome the children back on Tuesday 5th November 2019.

Netball

If you haven’t done so already, please sign up for the before school netball club which will begin on Tuesday 5th November 8 – 8.45am

PE

PE will continue after half term on Thursdays and Fridays

Imperial War Museum

We will be preparing for our trip to the Imperial War Museum on Wednesday 13th November by undertaking research about the Yemen Crisis, finding out more about the museum, exploring a floor map of the museum and focusing on what we will find out about WW1 and Rationing, in particular.

Maths Homework

Thank you for your on-going support with the Maths Homework. We hope you are finding our new books useful tools for revision.

This week, we would like them to complete pages 24 and 25 (Multiples and Factors) due in on Wednesday 6th November

Spellings

Our spelling words next week will focus on double letters:

apparently, correspond, sufficient, opportunity, profession, beginning, forgetting, preferred, admitting, beginner

Aladdin

The children will be rehearsing for their roles on Friday afternoon during school time.

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

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick

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