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Week beginning- 4th December - If you have any lines in the Christmas play, please make sure that you always have your lines with you, as you will need them this week. We will be rehearsing for the Christmas play every day. 

 

Also this week, I will be holding a repeat of the parent meeting from last week on Thursday (7th)  this week at 3.30pm and again at 5pm. If you can not make it, I will send home the information. 

 

In English this week, we will be editing our campaign speeches and performing them. We will also be researching so that we can create a report about the end of the war. 

 

In Maths, we are continuing to look at multi-step problems using all four operations. 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 7th December

temperature

vary

temper

variation

temperament

varied

tempered

variable

variety

variance

 

I apologise for the lack of information over the last week. I had some technical issues which have now been resolved. 

 

Also, thank you for your support at the book launch last week. The children were absolutely amazing and it was lovely to celebrate all their hard work. Well done everyone! 

 

Next Thursday (7th December) I will be holding parent meetings at 3.30pm and 5pm, where you will be able to look at past SATs papers and I will go through some of the expectations on children and the maths methods that they are expected to use. There will also be a chance to ask questions, if there is anything that you want to discuss. I hope to see you there :-) (if you are attending the 5pm meeting, please use the old main entrance). 

 

Week beginning- 28-11-17

 

In English and Topic, we are looking at campaign speeches and creating our own campaign as we try to become leaders of countries. 

 

In Maths, we are looking at multi-step problems and how we can reason to help us solve problems for all four operations. 

 

In Science, we are looking volts and how complex circuits are made. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 30th November

suggest

digest

gesture

congestion

gestation

lightning

twilight

daylight

limelight

enlighten

Week beginning- 13-11-17- We are starting this week with an Anti-Bullying and Yoga day on Monday. Please make sure you have a PE kit in school. We will compare Mansfield now to Mansfield in the past. 

 

In English, we will be looking at War propaganda posters and how they were used. We will also be writing descriptions. 

 

In Maths, we will look at factors, multiples and prime numbers, as well as problem solving. Well done to all the children, who are improving their arithmetic scores every week. The children should be very proud of themselves! 

 

In Science, we will look at electrical circuits and how they work. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday

16th November

receive

conceited

perceive

conceive

freight

deceitful

beige

feisty

ceiling

foreign

Welcome back after half term everyone! All the children have had a positive start back and they should be proud of what they have achieved already! Last week's arithmetic test scores were amazing and the children's diary entries as Anne Frank were sensational too. Well done all! 

 

Week commencing- 6-11-17

 

Wednesday 8-11-17- This is the day of our afternoon walk. Please bring suitable footwear that you can change into for the walk. 

During Wednesday morning, we will be watching a theatre company with the all of KS2. 

 

In Maths, we are using the long division method. We will then be using long multiplication and long division to solve problems. 

 

In English, we will be writing our own poetry. In  Grammar, we will be revisiting active and passive voice and pronouns. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at the D-Day landings in more detail.  

Week beginning 16-10-17- Parent interviews are on Tuesday and Friday this week. Please check your bag for your time slip. Our Make Do and Mend day is on Monday, so please bring in a piece of clothing that can be recycled or you will not be able to take part in the activity. Thank you to everyone who has already brought in clothing. 

 

On Wednesday, it is the Harvest Festival. Please join us at 2pm at St Barnabus. 

 

Thursday is our whole school museum. We are dressing up as evacuees on the day, so don't forget your outfit. Parents are welcome to join us in the afternoon to see our amazing museum. 

 

Friday is our last day at school before half term. 

 

In English, we will be writing a poem based around WW2. We may also complete a reading test.  

 

In Maths, we will be solving multi step problems using addition and subtraction. 

 

At all other times, we will be preparing for our museum. 

 

Week beginning 16th October

This week, you will be tested on some of the spellings that you have already learned this half term

 

 

Week beginning- 9-10-17- Please don't forget to bring in your residential reply slips. It would be fantastic if everyone could go this year! Also, please check bags for parent evening slips. 

 

This week, we will be writing our non-fiction pieces for our book. We will also take part in a Creative day, where we will be sewing, knitting, making models, making peg dolls and rugs. Please don't forget to bring in a piece of clothing that we can cut up, sew and remake into something new. 

 

In Maths, we will be looking at addition and subtraction, involving whole numbers and decimal numbers. We will also be solving problems with addition and subtraction. 

 

In English, we will be writing our non-fiction pieces and tying up loose ends, ready for our finished pieces to be sent to the publishers. 

 

In Topic, we will take part in our Science day and our Creative day. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 12th October

chaos

chorus

chaotic

character

chemical

anchor

chemist

mechanic

chord

orchestra

Well done to everyone for some very impressive scores on the Reading test last week. You should all be very proud of yourselves. 

 

Week beginning- 2-10-17 

 

In English, we will be investigating what makes narrative endings effective and then writing the ending for our stories. We will then be editing our writing and typing it up, so it is ready to send to the printers. 

 

In Maths, we will be using written methods for addition and subtraction and then using these to solve problems. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at electricity in Science and how to draw circuits using the correct symbols. We will also look at how rationing was used during WW2. 

 

PE is on Monday and Tuesday. 

 

Due to a technical problem, spellings will be posted on here tomorrow. 

 

 

Week beginning- 25-9-17

 

In English, we will continue to write our narratives for our class book. 

 

In Maths, we will be rounding whole numbers and looking at negative numbers. 

 

In Topic, we will look at who the Allies and Axis Powers were. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 28th September

innocent

existence

innocence

existent

decent

confidence

decency

confident

excellent

excellence

Well done to everyone for being fantastic when we visited Derby Museum. The children learned lots of information about WW2 and I know that they are excited to include some of this in their writing for the book. 

 

Week beginning 18th September- You will need your PE kit on Monday and Tuesday :-) We will be having a go at a Y6 standard Reading test this week too. You can do it everyone!

 

English- This week, we will be visited by Global Words, who will talk to us about how to develop a narrative. We will also be looking at a number of grammatical terms and how we can use these within our writing. 

 

Maths- We will be rounding numbers up to 10,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 1,000,000. We will also be using our problem solving and reasoning skills. 

 

Topic- We will look at how and why the war started and what life was like once the war had begun. 

 

Please remember that home-learning needs to be handed in on Wednesday. 

 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 21st September

aggressive

obstinate

hostile

desperate

awkward

disastrous

frantic

calamitous

spectacular

marvellous

 

 

Well done for a fantastic start back! Everyone was brilliant last week and this showed in the amazing maths test scores that they achieved. Myself and Mrs Ferry were very impressed! 

 

Week beginning- 11-9-17-  Our trip to Derby Museum is on Thursday. Please send your slip back, if you have not already. On Tuesday, we will be visited by Globalwords, who are going to work with the children, looking at how to develop characters, to set the ball rolling for our narratives for our book. Exciting times ahead! 

 

Maths- We will be investigating place value in numbers, including millions and solving problems with numbers that have up to 7 digits 

 

English- We will begin reading 'Goodnight Mr Tom' and focusing on our grammar skills (terminology). In Reading, we will be discussing vocabulary and how we can work out meaning.

 

Topic- We will begin to think about how evacuees felt and we will create a timeline of the important events of WW2.   

 

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