Week Commencing 11th June 2018
The children have been given their project planning sheets. Please encourage them to think about making it as interesting for their audience as they can.
We will be looking closely at their presentation style and how they try to engage their audience.
On Wednesday we are lucky enough to have a Magistrate visiting us. We have discussed the job of a magistrate how they work within our legal system. We have lots of questions to ask them...
Week Commencing 4th June 2018
I have explained to the children that they will be starting a project based upon their geography topic- Contrasting Places.
Using all of the terminology learnt last term, they will choose one other country in the world to compare and contrast with England ( some children have chosen to do three!)
On Monday 11th June, they will have their planning sheet to help them create a presentation. This will then be presented to the class from the 25th June. I will put a list of dates up in the cloakroom for the children to check.
I have explained to the children that they can decide how they present their work.
I am really looking forward to their work and hope they enjoy their creativity!
Week commencing 30th April 2018
Visit the gallery for pictures of Year 6 at the 'Safety in Action' event.
Yr 6 - SATs revision- Place Value, Algebra, Money and Measures
Mrs M's Monday Madness quiz-just for fun but 2 house points and a smile from me to all who complete this!
1. How many degrees in: a triangle?
a straight line?
2. Calculate 10% of £10.50
3.Convert 2.65m to mm
4. Simplify 72/360. Now convert your answer to a %
5. How do you know if: a number is odd or even?
a multiple of 3?
a multiple of 5?
a multiple of 10?
Yr 5- My maths
Yr 6- 3 mark questions ( supporting ideas through quotes)
Yr 5 - Top tips for filling in your reading record- could this be done as a bookmark?
Week commencing 23th April 2018
Yr 6 -SATs quiz Number and Fraction
Yr 5- Mymaths - ratio and proportion
Yr 6 Reading test on fiction
Yr 5 Reading records
Week commencing 18th April 2018
Yr 6- SATs Survival Pack - Mrs Russell has handed these out in class
Yr 5 - Mymaths
Design a poster which explains how to use : and ; correctly.
HINT - You could use your Junior Illustrated Grammar and Punctuation Book
Yr 6 have their Ester Revision pack
Yr 5 continue with your reading records, SPAG and spellings.
I have also asked you to continue with multiplication tables.
Check out your Mymaths account. Please complete any overdue work.
Although there is work for you to complete, please ensure you rest and have fun too.
Thank you children.
Week commencing 19th March 2018
It has been another busy week in Class 4 with Year 5 children attending the Rewind to Easter event whilst Year 6 pupils participated in an excellent first aid course. The week culminated in our wonderful assembly on Friday. Sincere thanks to all parents who have helped with lifts recently and a huge well done to the children for all the effort they put into their assembly, including some fantastic costumes. Check out the gallery for a few photos from this week.
Check out your Mymaths account.
Write a blurb for a book you have recently finished. Make your review persuasive- make other people want to read it.
Week commencing 12th March 2018
Well done to everybody for your fantastic World Book Day costumes. Check out the gallery for a few photos. Apologies if I did not manage to snap everyone.
We had a wonderful trip to Penshurst Place. Visit the gallery for photos of our 'Step back in time to 1588.
Please check your Mymaths site for your maths this week
Please check out the document which explains how to enter the Science Week Competition. Hand them in by next Monday to be judged by Mrs Everett. Good Luck!
Week commencing 5th March 2018
Please check your Mymaths account.
Challenge... can you beat your last tables challenge score and time?
HOME LEARNING FOR SNOW DAYS!
I am sure you have had lots of fun in the snow but some of you may be getting a little bored now and miss school.
I have added some extra homework for you to complete... no groaning now!!
Have a look on your Mymaths login. You can always test yourselves on your times tables test. How well did you do on the last test? Which tables are you focusing on? If you completed the challenge- can you get faster?
Have you played in the snow? I bet lots of you built a snowman too.
You can either write a description of the snowy scene from your window or write a short poem about your snowy adventures.
I am really looking forward to reading them. REMEMBER PRESENTATION AND SPELLINGS
I miss you all and look forward to seeing you soon.
I have had a few photos of snowmen from you already which have made me smile
Week commencing 26th February 2018
This week- on your Mymaths page- revision on factor and multiples.
Keep practising your multiplication tables.
Create a collage of Tudor architecture. What do you notice about the shapes of the buildings? What materials were used to make them? How do they differ from our buildings today? Did the rich use different materials to the poor?
You can either email your work to me or hand make it.
Week commencing 19th February
Please check your Mymaths account for this week's homework. Using your recent tests, I have added homework to support your learning. Therefore it may not be following our week's maths focus.
Remember to keep practising your tables
There will be an election for a new School Council. If you are interested in running this time, please think about and prepare your speech. The date is to be confirmed.
Week commencing 5th February 2018
Check out your Mymaths account for homework on decimals. Please be aware that Flash Player needs to be installed on your computer to complete your homework. If this is a problem, you are welcome to use the school computers at lunch time.
Next term we will be changing our reflective area. I would like you to design your ideal reflective area. We will discuss the criteria in class this week.
Week commencing 29th January 2018
We are trying out our new Mymaths site this week. You will all be given your login details to access your homework. The work set is all about fractions- supporting the work done in class.
Further homework is tables tests: Yr 5 x4,x6
Yr 6 x3,x4,x5,x6 and x7
Keep your reading record up to date.
Delving deeply into your text, using your prompts
At least three records.
Ideas for a book review if you are almost finished your text.
We have been able to order news books, suggested by you, to add to our class library. That means even more reading and sharing suggestions. Thank you PTFA :)
Week commencing 29th January 2018
This week's table test for all Year 6 pupils (on Monday 29th Jan) will focus on multiples of 2, 7 and 8.
Remember to check out the website below for some fun, online activities to help you achieve your goal. www.transum.org/Tables/Times_Tables.asp
Week commencing 22nd January 2018
This week you will be reviewing work done in class on calculating equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions. Your multiplication tables will come in very useful this week so hopefully you have been practising lots.
In class we have made notes on the different gods worshipped during the Shang Dynasty. You will create a piece of information text which explains one or more of the gods. You can word process or hand write your piece but please remember that only neat pieces of work, with correct spellings ,will be accepted. We will plan the format of your text in class too- as well as discussing the success criteria.
Reading records- Yr 6 you have a new focus for your reading records which will support your Reading SAT. Please ensure you use it when writing your three responses each week.
Week commencing 15th January 2018
This week's table test for all Year 6 pupils (on Monday 22nd Jan) will focus on multiples of 3, 6 and 7.
Week commencing 8th January 2018
Write a review of a film that you have seen over Christmas.
Include a brief synopsis, description of the main characters, who the film would appeal to, your favourite part, anything you did not enjoy about the film and the all important rating.
Have a look at other film reviews in newspapers or magazines to help you.
Remember, there will be a times table test for ALL children in Year 6 on Monday 15th January. This will focus on multiples of 4, 5 & 6. It will also include questions on division,fractions and percentages to challenge you and check your in depth understanding and ability to use your times table knowledge to solve problems.
How quickly can you complete the variety of problems?
Think about what maths you have needed to solve them. Did you need help to solve some?
Put a star next to the problems you had help with.
Week commencing 11th December
No homework but remember there will be a times table test for Mrs M's maths group on our return to school in January!
Check out this website for some fun, online activities to help you achieve your goal.
Enjoy your Christmas preparations!
Home Learning- Week Commencing 4th December
Having written Tim Peake's biography, you now have a little knowledge of life on the ISS. For your homework please write a recount (diary) as if you are Tim aboard the ISS. Think about how you feel, what special scientific research you are conducting, what you can see when you look out into space ( great opportunity for specific language) and what noises you can hear.
You will be given some information to help with your recount.
Think about the features of a recount.
Continue to practise times tables. Which is your target?
Remember that Class 4 will be starting Forest School on Friday 1st December. Please return permission slips asap and ensure that your children have warm, waterproof clothing. Hats, gloves and scarves are strongly recommended as the weather is becoming very chilly.
Home Learning - Week Commencing 27th November
We are entering the Rotary Club's Christmas Story Competition. The children will write an original story with a Christmas theme unaided and in their own handwriting.
-Judges will look for interesting and imaginative stories
-Prizes are book tokens £20 and £15
These stories will be collected by Monday 4th December
Use the IXT maths site to practise Prime, Square and Cubed numbers. Also to remember the difference between factors and multiples.
This understanding and remembering of vocabulary is key to their maths curriculum.
Week commencing 20th November
We are working on improving our understanding of exciting and unusual vocabulary.
For our home learning this week, I would like you to choose a word (noun, verb or adjective) and then find as many antonyms and synonyms.
I will provide the card for you to use. The words will go onto our WOW wall.
Practise division- either long or short, depending upon your target.
You will need to use dice to generate your numbers. Complete 6 calculations and then check your answer using inverse.
Wednesday afternoon we welcome Wadhurst and District Astronomical Society, who are coming into school to talk to us about the solar system, the moon and constellations. Think about the questions you have asked in science so far- can they help you find the answer?
Week beginning 13th November
To keep a moon diary for the week. The diary will be given to you to fill in for the whole week.We will discuss the different phases during our science lesson.
Fun site to use - http://www.ducksters.com/science/phases_of_the_moon.php
In the news this week.......
When is the Venus & Jupiter Conjunction?
Two of the brightest planets in the night’s sky rose as one in the small hours of Monday, in a rare treat for stargazers.
Venus and Jupiter were both visible in the eastern sky about an hour before sunrise, staying low on the horizon.
In the UK, Venus rose at 5.56am, with Jupiter following close behind at 5.58am.
The two planets, which are about 416 million miles apart in the solar system, were visible within 0.3 degrees of each other. For context, your fist held at arm’s length measures an estimated 10 degrees.
Those who missed the phenomenon will have a another chance to catch a glimpse tomorrow (November 14) morning, though the planets will not be as close together.
To practise the skill of long multiplication. Can you write problems which require long multiplication to solve them? How many steps will your problem have?
Don't forget to include an answer sheet! We will try these on each other during the following week.
SPAG, spellings,times tables practice and reading records
Week beginning 6th November
Reading records filled in correctly: using the questions at the back of the reading record books, proper nouns have capital letters and all spelling correct. Please take pride in your work.
Choose a planet and write a descriptive piece of writing. Include a diagram of the planet.
Success Criteria - title, adjectives, adverbs, powerful verbs, embedded and relative clauses.
Reasoning questions for the four number operations.
These will be handed to you on Monday.
Week commencing 30th October
What is the Aurora Borealis?
What is the International Spaceship?
Which planet( or the sun or moon) will you write a non chronological report on?
Take a look at these sites to help with your decision making...
Week beginning 2nd October
To help with our narrative writing, I would like you to work on your up levelling writing skills. Take a simple sentence and pour some grammatical magic into it. How incredible can you make the sentence?
I look forward to reading them
Using your place value knowledge, fill in the missing digits in the addition calculations.
Pond dipping for Yr 5 children on Wednesday so they will need wellingtons.W/B 18.9.17
The children will be given a homework folder on Monday. They will have a week to complete the tasks. If they wish, they can bring their own folder rather than use the one provided by school.
Reading records kept updated with at least 3 varied entries from their reading prompt sheet.
Place Value- sheet will be in their homework folder.
Fact file on Japan. This can be hand written or word processed.
Things to consider…. continent, flag, language, population, neighbouring countries, rivers, mountains, cities and any other amazing facts