Maths

In Maths this week we have been recapping multiplication.  We started looking at multiplication as repeated addition and then looked at how we can use arrays to help us multiply. Here are some examples of the children’s excellent work.

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Harrison and Scarlett.T’s work

English

In English this week we adapted our class persuasive letter and the children decided where they would like to go on holiday. We looked at the features of persuasive letters and decided what we wanted to steal and change in our class letter which we learnt last week. The children have done amazingly well and it has been really hard to choose outstanding writer this week. Here are some examples of the children’s superb work.

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Scarlett .P’s work

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Topic

In topic this week, we have continued our topic on Africa which the children are really enjoying. We have been looking at the different vegetable and fruits that we eat which grow in Africa and why they grow there instead on in England. We also started learning about the Maasai tribe in Kenya and how their lives are different to ours. Here are some examples of the kids work:)

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Riley’s work

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Janes Ferguson’s work

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Lily. Lily has tried really hard this week in all of her independent tasks and has written an excellent persuasive letter in her best handwriting. Super work Lily. Keep it up!

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Billy. Billy is always so well mannered and he is a fantastic role model for our class. He has made so much progress this year and he has really impressed me this week especially in his independent work. Great work Billy. Keep it up!

 

 

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Welcome back

Welcome back after a lovely break. I hope that you all had a lovely holiday and are ready for the last half term of the year!

 

English

In English this week we have started our persuasive letter topic. The children have been writing persuasive letters to a person of their choice asking them for something that they really, really want. I have been so impressed with the children’s ideas and reasons why they think they deserve what they want. I would definitely be persuaded after reading some of their letters. We then learnt a class letter and rehearsed and performed it to the rest of the class. Here are some examples of the children’s performances.

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Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about position and direction. The children have made so much progress from last year and now know the difference between left and right more confidently. We also learnt about different compass directions and practised moving using different directions to check our understanding. Here are some examples of the children’s brilliant work.

Billy’s work

Lacey’s work

Topic

In topic this week we have started our new topic on Africa. We went on a hunt to discover our new topic this term and then  used iPads to create fact files all about Africa and Kenya. We are really looking forward to visiting Yorkshire Wildlife Park and learning about all of the animals in Africa to help us learn even more about Africa.

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Paige. Paige always presents her writing beautifully and always tries really hard to use all of the correct features in her writing. She’s been trying so, so hard to get outstanding writer and this week her hard work has paid off. Excellent work Paige. Keep it up!

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Wayne. Wayne has really impressed me this week. He always works really hard in all of his independent work and every lesson this week he has been extra focused and ready to learn. Super work Wayne. Keep it up!

SATS

Finally, SATS are over. The children have done themselves proud. They have all tried really, really hard and that’s all that matters:) If you do want to find out how your child did you are welcome to come and ask me at any time:)

We celebrated with some more biscuit time this week and some extra rounders 🙂 They deserve it after all their hard work.

 Topic

In Topic this week we have started planning and writing an explanation text about how we can stay healthy. The children have loved this science topic and really know all the things they need to do to keep healthy:) Here are some fantastic examples of the children’s plans!

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Jamie’s work

English

In English this week we have been finishing off our adapted versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. I have been so so so impressed with the children’s writing. They have used adverbs, lots of description and have written in perfect paragraphs! Here are some examples of the children’s fabulous work!

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Molly’s story

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Jada’s story

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Rosie’s story

 

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Molly. Molly always tries hard in everything she does and always helps others. She has tried extra hard in all of her work this week especially in her English and has written a superb adapted version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Great work, keep it up!

Molly Thompson

 

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Ella. Ella has worked really hard this week in her English writing and has written a superb adapted version of Jack and the Beanstalk. She has used some fantastic adverbs and description. Super work Ella!

Ella Calvert

 

SATS

The children will be sitting their final reading SATS test next week. Please make sure that your child reads each night so they can practice their speed and fluency in reading.

Below are some of the previous SATS papers for the children to complete at home.

For the first paper the children will be provided with a test which includes the questions. This is the easier of the two. There is an example below.

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In the second test the children will be provided with their own reading booklet and question booklet and they have to try and answer the questions using the information they have read from the booklet. There are page numbers for the second test next to each question which the children can look for to help them know which page they can find the information on. There is an example below

 

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Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about capacity and volume and have been measuring and comparing the capacity and volume of different objects. The children have worked really hard especially when reading accurately off the scales. Here are some examples of their fantastic work.

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Sophie’s work

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Hannah’s work

English

In English this week we have continued our topic on poetry and have written an acrostic poem and rhyming poem about Summer. I can’t believe how well all of the children have done and they’ve all used the correct features and structure for each type of poem. They have been superstars! Here are some excellent examples!

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Ella’s summer poem

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Harrison’s summer poem

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Riley. Riley has been trying really hard to make sure that his handwriting is nice and neat and this week he has written not only a fantastic poster explaining the benefits of exercise but also 2 superb poems on Summer. Each piece was lovely to read! Great stuff Riley!

Riley Hall

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Heidi. Heidi has really impressed us this week. She has been trying extra hard in every lesson and has been so resilient when things have been difficult. She has made so much progress this year it’s wonderful to see. Great work Heidi!

Well done!

The children have been absolutely fantastic this week in their Maths tests. They have all sat their two tests and have really tried their hardest and have been so sensible under test conditions. Keep it up guys! Only the reading tests left to do!

Homework for this week is for the children to read each day!!!

It’s really important for their reading test (which they will be taking at the end of next week and into the last week of the term) that the children can read fluently. So please, please make sure that they are reading each night!:)

English

In English this week we have continued learning about poetry and have finished our poems and have looked at different types of poetry and their features. Next week we will be looking at acrostic poems and will be writing our own acrostic poem about Summer. I am looking forward to seeing what the children come up with as they have impressed me already with their creativity during this topic.

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Paige’s features work

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Ashley’s super poem

Maths 

In Maths this week we have been studying hard for our arithmetic and reasoning tests. It is finally over and we celebrated with a bit of biscuit time and rounders on Friday which was well deserved! The children have been working their socks off and I am so proud of how well they have all done:) Super stars!

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Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Oliver. Oliver has written a superb rhyming poem and has used all of the correct features. It was lovely to read and beautifully presented. Great stuff Oliver!

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Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is James.W. James has really impressed us this week. He has been working so hard in all of his independent work and it has definitely paid off. Super work James!

James Woodruff

SATS

I have tested the children this week and they have done fantastically in their mock Maths tests so we are going to start testing the children in Maths next week. They have made so so much progress and I am so proud of every single one of them. I have provided the past Maths papers below which the children can practice ready for next week.

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Arithmetic Quiz 2

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Test 2 ScriptTest 2 reasoning

(The first 5 questions will be read to the children during the reasoning test so the script has also been attached)

English

In English this week we have started our poetry topic. We learnt a poem about the colours of a rainbow and performed the poem in groups. The children did fantastically and then we started to change the poem and create own own rhymes. Rhyming is really difficult but the children have done so, well. Here are  some snapshots of them performing.

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Scarlett. P’s work

Topic

In Topic this week we have started our science topic and have been looking at the basic needs of humans and animals. We discussed what the difference between a want and a need is and we all quickly realised that we could live without an Xbox but not without water or food. We also looked at the life cycle of a butterfly and the children wrote some super explanations. Here’s some examples of the children’s excellent work.

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Felicity’s work

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Lily’s work

Writer of the Week

Writer of the week this week is Scarlett.P. In English we are writing rhyming poems and Scarlett wrote a superb poem which was punctuating perfectly and presented beautifully.  She really thought about the poem and making sure that each stanza linked perfectly to the topic of rainbows. Brilliant work Scarlett!

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Pupil of the Week

Pupil of the week this week is Felicity. Felicity has worked really hard in all of her independent work and her hard work has really paid off. She wrote a fantastic rhyming poem in English and has done super in all of her Maths work this week.

F Earnshaw

PHONICS

Thank you to all of the parents that attended the phonics parents session. If you have any further questions please let me know. The power point used in the session is attached below and includes information about the phonics screening check and important dates. So if you’ve forgotten anything please have a look.

Phonics screening check pp

SATS

I have had a lot of parents asking when SATS testing will be starting. The window for testing starts in May and I will be testing the children from the week commencing 7th May. Remember the children will have:

2 maths test ( an arithmetic and reasoning paper)

2 reading papers

and a spelling, grammar and punctuation test

( Please make sure that the children are completing 2 more pages each week in their purple books. I have been marking the books on a Friday so the children need them in then so I can mark them. If your child does not bring it Friday it won’t be marked until the next week)

The answers are at the back of the book if you want to check whether your child has completed each page accurately and if you forgot to bring them in on Friday:)

Below are some links to some SATS style questions which the children can practise as extra homework at home:)

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Topic

In Topic this week, we have been writing our own instructions for making a model of the Titanic. After making our models we wanted to create some instructions which could help to teach other people how to make their own Titanic model. Here are some examples of the children’s super instructions!

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Hannah’s work

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Scarlett’s work

Maths

In Maths this week we have been starting our next topic on place value and have been looking at the value of different numbers. We have used a variety of different resources to represent different numbers and enjoyed using money, tally marks, Numicon and Dienes to help us understand the value of numbers. Here are some great examples of the children’s work from this week:)

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Skye and Billy’s work

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Owen. Owen has been trying really hard to make sure that his sentences make sense and that all of his letters are formed correctly and are the right size. He has written a fantastic set of instructions for making the Titanic and was really resilient throughout when asked to re-write his work using his best handwriting. Great work Owen. Well deserved!

O Johnson

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Thomas. Thomas has been working super hard in all of his work and has been really focusing on his handwriting during writing tasks. His determination has improved immensely. Great work Thomas keep it up!

T Rawson

 

 

 

 

The sun is out!

Please remember to put sun cream on your children if next week is as nice as this week. We don’t want any of them getting burnt and the children won’t be able to go outside in P.E if they aren’t protected! Also make sure to bring a water bottle and a hat or sunglasses as it’s going to be hot, hot, hot!

SATS

The children will start being tested on the 14th May for their SATS tests. Please make sure that the children are reading each night and completing their purple books and maths homework. All of these things will help them to be successful in the tests!

Here are some practise SATS tests for the children to do at home.

Arithmetic Quiz 4

Arithmetic quiz 2

Paper 1 Reading Prompt and Answer Booklet

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The last document is a guide for parents to let you know what the spelling and grammar test will include.

One Page 9 there are some sentences which parents can read out to the children and the children can fill in the missing word to that sentence on page 6.

Topic

This week we have been making our own Titanic models. I have been so impressed with the children. They worked in pairs and showed such fantastic team work. They looked super duper! Here are some examples of the children’s super models.

English

In English this week the children have been finishing off their extended stories. The children have worked so hard to  independently writing up all of their paragraphs and make their stories imaginative and exciting. Here are some examples of th children’s work.

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Felicity’s story

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Paige’s story

Writer of the Week

Writer or the week this week is Jamie. Jamie wrote a fantastic description this week for the hero in his story. He used fantastic adjectives and worked really hard to remember all of his full stops and capital letters. Excellent work Jamie!

J Hill

Pupil of the Week

Pupil of the week this week is Paige. Paige always works so hard and has such beautiful manners. I have been so impressed with all of her independent work this week especially the fantastic story she wrote in English. Great stuff Paige. Keep it up!

P Ledger

Welcome Back

Welcome back after a lovely half term. Hope you all has a good rest.

Topic

In Topic this week, we have been finishing off our Titanic Topic. The children have all drawn  a picture of the Titanic and have labelled it ready for making a model of the Titanic which we will be starting next week.

If you have any spare cereal boxes or loo roll tubes please can the children bring them in Monday:) I would like all of the children to be able to make a model:)

Here are some examples of their superb drawings. The children are definitely very artistic and it shows in these examples.

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Billy’s drawing

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Rosie’s Titanic drawing

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Jamie’s drawing

English

In English this week, we started planning our own extended stories. The children have such great imaginations and have come up with some fantastic characters and ideas. We have been trying to use interesting sentence openers and remembering to use a range of vocab and punctuation. Here are some examples of the children’s openings.

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Felicity’s opening

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Lacey’s opening

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been learning about statistics. The children learnt about how we can represent data using tally graphs. We completed a survey and found out what every child’s favourite fruit was and created a tally chart. We then used tally chart data to create pictograms. Here are some examples of the children’s work.

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Riley’s work

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Skye’s work

Here’s a little song for the children to listen to which helps them to remember what a tally is and why we create tally charts.

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Scarlett.T. Scarlett has been working super hard on her handwriting and I am so impressed. Every piece of work tis week has been beautifully presented and she also wrote a fantastic opening for her extended story using super punctuation. Great work Scarlett! Keep it up:)

S Tate

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Ella. Ella has worked really hard in all of her work this week. She wrote a superb opening for her own extended story using all the correct features and even added extra detail to improve her story. Brilliant work Ella!!

 

Happy Easter

Well done to everyone that made an Easter bonnet. There were some fantastic entries and it was such a hard decision but the winner of the Easter bonnet competition was Paige Ledger. Well done Paige!

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Easter homework

The children took home an addition and subtraction facts worksheet for their maths homework. Please can the children also complete another 3 pages in their purple books it doesn’t matter what page they are up to aslong as they complete another theee pages.

SATS are on the way so some more previous test papers are in the links below for the children to complete😃

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For the reasoning paper the first 5 questions will be read out by the examiner so the children will not be able to answer these for this test practice at home however from then on the children can complete the paper independently/ an adult can read each question for them. So if the children want to practice get them to answer from question 6:)

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Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about the value of different coins and have been using different coins to make the same amounts. I was extremely impressed with the children’s work as the concept of money is so difficult but they’ve done a super job! Below is a little song to help the children remember the value of each coin.

English

In English this week the children have been learning about the fantastic Mr Fox story and have been improving the opening and first paragraph of the story by including super adjectives, conjunctions and adverbs ! Here’s a read aloud version which the children can listen to at home!

 

 

Writer of the week

Writer of the week this week is Lacey. Lacey wrote a superb adaptation of the Fantastic Mr Fox story using adverbs and adjectives perfectly! Super work!

L Brown

Pupil of the week

Pupil of the week this week is Hannah. Hannah has been trying extra hard in all of her class work this week and I have been so impressed with her determination! Great work!

H Conway

 

Headteacher Awards

This half term the Headteacher’s award goes to Harrison and Sadie. Both of these children read regularly and have made great progress in their reading this half term. It is so important that the children read regularly as this increases their vocab and detrimentally affects their ability to write and spell. So keep reading guys!

S McGowanH Orange