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Toucans: Blog items

Toucans Week beg. 14th June, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 10th Jun 2021 @ 4:25pm

Week beg 14thJune 2021

Homework

Continue to just focus on Reading and Spellings alongside Times Tables Rockstars.

Spellings for next few week will focus on the Year 5/6 Statutory Words

Spellings will be tested on Friday 18th June – accommodate, amateur, available, category, competition, correspond, determined, environment, exaggerate, foreign

Curriculum

Maths –Algebra

We will finish this unit with some problems involving solving problems and then move onto Ratio and Proportion.

English – Island – A story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin

The focus will be on journalistic writing.

History

We will begin our study of the Ancient Mayan Civilisation

RE – Sikhism

We will explore objects and symbols that are important to Sikhs but also for us.    

Science – Electricity

Will focus on the components of a circuit and drawing the relevant symbols.

ART/DT – Mayan Masks

PE day will be on Thursday (Cricket Coach) and on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Toucans can also attend Mr Ault’s after school club on Fridays.  

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 7th June, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 27th May 2021 @ 4:02pm

Week beg 7thJune 2021

Homework

Continue to just focus on Reading and Spellings alongside Times Tables Rockstars.

Spellings for next week will focus on the sh sound spelt si or ssi  

Spellings will be tested on Friday 11th June – expansion, comprehension, tension, permission, admission, profession, possession, revision, collision, decision

Curriculum

Maths –Algebra

Solving equations, missing box problems, writing formula

English – Island – A story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin

We will draft and edit a discussion text based on this book and Jemmy Button.

Geography

We will be learning about Time Zones and finding out about the countries that make up South America.

RE – Sikhism

We will continue our study of Sikhism and find out about the values that Sikhs hold and compare/contrast these to our own.   

Science – Electricity

Will focus on the components of a circuit and drawing the relevant symbols.

PE day will be on Thursday (Cricket Coach) and on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Toucans can also attend Mr Ault’s after school club on Fridays.  

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 24th May, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 20th May 2021 @ 3:42pm

Week beg 24th May 2021

Remember INSET on Monday 24th May

Homework

Continue to just focus on Reading and Spellings alongside Times Tables Rockstars.

Spellings for next week will focus on the sh sound spelt ti or ci  

Spellings will be tested on Friday 28th May – direction, explanation, competition, especially, appreciate, ancient, cautious, delicious, motion, subtraction

Curriculum

Maths –Algebra

Solving equations, missing box problems

English – Island – A story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin

We will draft and edit a discussion text based on this book and Jemmy Button.

RE – Sikhism

We will continue our study of Sikhism and find out about the 5Ks   

Science – Electricity

Will focus on the components of a circuit and drawing the relevant symbols.

 

PE day will be on Thursday (Mrs Whittingham) and on Friday (Mr Ault)

 

Toucans can also attend Mr Ault’s after school club on Fridays.  

 

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick

Toucans class blog week beg. 26th April, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 23rd Apr 2021 @ 4:22pm

Week beg 26th April 2021 

It has been a delight this week to have the opportunity to chat to parents about how their children are getting on in class. Welcoming Toucans back after the break this week has been lovely and we have had a busy week as usual! The children have been learning about a Leadership Award that they will be doing over this term that is run by the Archbishop of York Trust. 

Homework

Continue to just focus on Reading and Spellings alongside Times Tables Rockstars. 

Spellings for next week will focus on plurals. 

Spellings will be tested on Friday 30th April – bonuses, addresses, boxes, wishes, matches, peaches, dictionaries, identities, binoculars, coaches  

Curriculum 

Maths – Decimals

Focus has been on converting fractions to decimals this week and next week it will be multiplying and dividing decimals. 

English – The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

We will be planning, drafting and editing our final piece of writing for this unit of work. 

RE – Understanding Humanism

We will finish this topic next week by looking at how Humanists mark and celebrate special events in their lives. We will then move on to finding out about Sikhism. 

Geography – Human and physical geographical features

We will be spending time outdoors identifying these features

Science – Electricity

At the moment we are revising previous work on circuits before we begin looking at making our own circuits. 

PE days will be Thursday, when possible, (rounders/athletics) and Friday (Mr Ault). 

The children will have cricket again in after the May half term. 

 

Toucans can also attend Mr Ault’s after school club on Fridays.  

 

Kind regards, 

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick

Toucans week beg. 29.03.21, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 25th Mar 2021 @ 4:26pm

Week ending the 26th March 2021

Toucans have enjoyed working in groups on our History Enquiry Project this week. They have chosen a concept/aspect of World War 2 to research and present to their classmates in poster form. We are nearly finished them so will hopefully be able to tweet some soon.

We have also been looking at our ART objectives and have been developing our drawing and painting skills using a variety of media and textures. We have been looking at the artwork of a Christian artist, Cindy Norris, to create our own paintings.

Homework

The only homework we want our children to be doing at the moment is reading and spellings.

Spellings for next week will focus on ei and ie

Spellings will be tested on Thursday 1st April – piece, perceive, relief, deceive, achieve, ceiling, believe, receive, niece, shriek

Curriculum – highlights for next week

Monday 29th March – focus will be on Science

Tuesday 30th March – focus will be on ICT using IPads

Wednesday 31st March – Class Worship in church to mark Easter, make Easter Cards

Thursday 1st April – Lostock Book Day – please wear pjs, focus on Reading

PE day will be on Thursday (cricket)

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick

Toucans week ending 19th March, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 18th Mar 2021 @ 4:03pm

Week ending the 19th March 2021

Another busy but productive week in Toucans. Great to see everyone learning German together, playing Cricket and just generally having plenty of opportunities to interact with their classmates as they complete their curricular activities.

Homework

The only homework we want our children to be doing at the moment is reading and spellings.

Spellings for next week will focus on Silent Letters.

Spellings will be tested on Friday 26th March – calm, autumn, climb, guest, gnome, doubt, lamb, solemn, know, knee

Curriculum

Maths – Geometry

We will be looking at reading and plotting coordinates, translating and reflecting shapes.

Please also continue to do some times tables work at home.

https://ttrockstars.com/   

English – The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

We will be writing expanded noun phrases, using the passive voice and semi-colons and participating in role play.

ICT/HISTORY

We will be researching various aspects of World War 2 in groups and presenting our findings on a poster.

Art

We will be developing our drawing skills focusing on sketching faces. We will also be mixing colours and creating some pieces of Christian Art based on the work of Cindy Norris.

Science – Light

We will focus on completing the objectives that we missed out on during lockdown that we needed to finish from before Christmas.

PE days will be Thursday (cricket) and Friday (Mr Ault).

Toucans can also attend Mr Ault’s after school club on Fridays.  

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick

Toucans week ending 12th March, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 11th Mar 2021 @ 7:45am

Week ending the 12th March 2021

It has been wonderful this week welcoming back everyone into our class. The children have been busy re-establishing routines, spending time with their friends and settling down to lessons! We have enjoyed National Science Week and have been finding out about famous scientists, carrying out investigations and creating our own inventions.

Here are some Science video clips the children may like to watch again at home.

Listen to ‘The Crayon man’ - the true story of the invention of Crayola crayons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYkqCILYib4

Watch video about the invention of the Mars rover ‘Perseverance’.  The mission took place in February 2020 and aimed to discover whether there had ever been life on Mars before:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z541nQlGoc0

Watch the mission trailer which shows you the Entry, Descent and Landing procedure the rover followed as it approached Mars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tITni_HY1Bk

What is an invention?

Watch video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w

Virtually explore Mars using the following website (‘real-time simulation of Perseverance’s landing’): https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/mars/overview/

Homework

The only homework we want our children to be doing at the moment is reading and spellings.

Spellings for next week will focus on the rule – the ‘sh’ sound spelt ‘si’ or ‘ssi’

Spellings will be tested on Friday 19th March – expansion, comprehension, tension, permission, admission, profession, possession, discussion, revision, collision

Curriculum for week beg. 15th March 2021

Maths – Fractions

We will continue to look at dividing fractions, finding fractions of amounts and solving fraction problems.

English – The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde

We will be exploring formal and informal language, examining word choices and describing settings, characters and atmosphere.

RE – Understanding Humanism

We will be learning about the knowledge and beliefs of humanists. Focusing on the importance of ‘happiness’ to them, celebrations and ceremonies that they have and their Golden Rule.

Geography – Mapping Skills

Using maps and atlases to locate places in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

HistoryWorld War 2

We will explore key events from World War 2 and focus on one to research in a group and present our findings to our classmates.

Science – Light

We will focus on completing the objectives that we missed out on during lockdown that we needed to finish from before Christmas.

PE days will be Thursday (cricket) and Friday (Mr Ault).

Toucans can also attend Mr Ault’s after school club on Fridays.  

Kind regards,

Mrs Whittingham, Mrs Downing and Mr Beswick

Toucans Home Learning Fri 5th March, by Mrs Whittingham

Date: 4th Mar 2021 @ 3:56pm

Friday 5th March 2021   

Happy Friday everyone. Here we are again at the end of another hard working week. You are all amazing and we are just so proud of how much enthusiasm and hard work you are putting into your school jobs.

Well done superstars- we couldn’t be more proud of the amazing children we have at Lostock Gralam and don’t forget to tell your adults that we think they are superheroes.

 Worship

Click on the link for Mrs Powell’s worship today: https://youtu.be/MTgdJpAbcc4

 

     Science – Diet and Lifestyle – lesson 6 

 

What are nicotine and alcohol?

Click on the following link to watch and take part in the following video lesson. Start with the quiz and the recap of last lesson’s learning.

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-nicotine-and-alcohol-cgv3ec

Click on the following link to complete the activities for today’s lesson:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/what-are-nicotine-and-alcohol-cgv3ec?step=3&activity=worksheet

 

See the Science Power point attached. Remember to click on the audio button to hear Mrs Downing guide you through the lesson.  

Click on the link below if you can’t access the audio on the PowerPoint. 

https://youtu.be/rYx5IeOvZM4

        

Reflect and return to school task:

Today we would like you to just reflect on the last 8 weeks of remote learning and to think ahead to your return to school. There are some lovely activities below to help you to do this. You might want to print them from the attachment, or you might want to create your own doodles in your own style.

If you want, you could play this lovely relaxing music whilst you create your ideas today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2UEqBdU7go&list=RD-j2uKUK5P10&index=2