***SCHOOL CLOSED*** FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2019

We have taken the decision to CLOSE school today due to the weather conditions and to ensure the safety of our pupils and staff  – many of whom have to travel a distance to get to school.

Enjoy the snow, stay warm and take care.

SEE YOU ON MONDAY!

YEAR 6 SATS REVISION HELP!

Below are a number of links to helpful revision sites.

Just ask if you need any more information.

 

MATHS:

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-mini-maths/

This website is great – it covers EVERY topic with little assessments and also has some YouTube tutorials to help you understand some of the tricky bits.

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lf9nvpW1t4

This youtube video goes through an entire mental arithmetic paper and shows you how to answer each question! Perfect for those few tricky questions you may not be confident about.

http://www.granby.leicester.sch.uk/files/other/KS2-Ultimate-3-in-1-Organiser-2017-Maths-SATs.pdf

This is an interactive PDF document with links to everything about maths – also some handy tutorials via youtube too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number

A good selection of maths games on the website above.

 

READING – SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR

Try and read as much as you can. Try to choose books which have a rich variety of vocabulary which will get you thinking.

If you want to see the type of texts that are in the reading tests – search on google for the 2016, 2017, 2018 KS2 READING TESTS linked to the www.gov.uk website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-2-tests-2018-english-reading-test-materials

You’ll find the text, questions and even the answers here too!

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Spelling, punctuation and grammar

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/614605/STA177733e_2017_key_stage_2_English_grammar__punctuation_and_spelling_paper_1_questions.pdf

Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome back to school!  We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break.  Many thanks for the cards and gifts we received at the end of term, they were all very much appreciated.

This term our focus story will be ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’.  We will be learning the story with actions, acting it out, sequencing the story, creating story maps and making up alternative versions.  We will also have lots of fun creating pictures and models based on the story, including making trolls from clay and building our own bridges.  In phonics we will be learning the last 12 Jolly Phonics sounds and then we will be practising using all our sounds to read and write.  During our number work we will be working on using numbers to 20 (counting, recognising and ordering numbers) and beginning to learn how to add and subtract.

We look forward to a fun and busy term.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do have a chat with one of us.

Term 3

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back into Class 4. I hope that you all enjoyed your break. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the gifts and cards received by Class 4 staff- they were greatly appreciated.

The topic for this term is ‘Warriors’. We will be focusing on the book, ‘Beowulf and the Monster’ by Brian Patten, during our English lessons. Any information you have at home on the topic that the children could share with the class would be great. I am hoping to have a topic day to give the children the opportunity to come to school dressed as warriors and participate in a selection of topic-based activities.

Homework tasks will be set in the next few weeks; the children seem to have enjoyed the freedom of the homework last term, so I hope they will show as much enthusiasm this term as we continue with the list of various activities.

In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions and measurements and improving our knowledge in these areas. Once again, I would like to promote the ‘Times Table Rockstar’ game that we are using across the school to encourage children to learn their times tables in a fun and engaging way.

In English lessons, along with using our ‘Talk 4 Writing’ book, we will be looking at poetry.

In Science, we will be looking at animals, including humans. We will be looking at food chains, the human digestive system and the changes as humans develop into old age.

PE will continue to be taught on a Tuesday, but once again please could all children have their PE kits in school every day with long hair tied back and earrings taken out.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day.

Kind regards,

Miss Glover and the Class 4 team.

 

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION FOR WW1 PERFORMANCE

Years 5 & 6 WW1 Performance at the church Thursday 8th November 2018 at 6pm – All welcome

Please park in the sign posted field to ensure we are considerate of all local residents – Thank you

Governors Blog – Term 1

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Otter Adoption

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