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Week beginning 24th June- It is Sports Day this week. Please join us on Thursday at 1.30pm and I really hope that the weather is sunny- fingers crossed!

We had a lovely day at Hardwick Hall last week and although it rained on us a little, we still had a great time and we were very impressed with the children's curiosity when walking through the house.

In Maths, we will be identifying types of triangles and missing angles. We will also investigate angles further.

In English, we will be looking at using punctuation accurately (commas for ambiguity and parenthesis) and will be beginning to think about our upcoming debate.

In Topic, we will be looking at portraits by Hans Holbein and drawing some ourselves.

Week beginning- 17th June- This week, we have our trip to Hardwick Hall on Thursday. Please bring a coat and wear sensible shoes, with school uniform. Fingers crossed for lovely weather :-)

In Maths this week, we will be recap the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and then move on to investigating and naming angles.

In English, we will be writing a recount or a story about our trip to Hardwick Hall. It will be up to the children to decide.

In Topic, we will be researching facts about Hardwick Hall and finding out about Tudor food and diet.

Week beginning- 10th June- Unfortunately, Sports Day has had to be postponed. We will let you know the new date as soon as possible.

On Friday, we are holding a Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies day, in support of Soccer Aid for Unicef. In return for a donation, the children can come to school in non-uniform (sportswear). We will be doing some sports activities and talking about how we can keep our bodies and minds healthy and look at the charity work of Unicef.

In English, we will be looking at main and subordinate clauses and I am going to ask the children what they would like to write this week.

In Maths, we will be reasoning and problem solving with 3D nets of shapes. We will also look at regular and irregular polygons.

In Topic, we will begin to look at the Tudor family tree and timeline and what life was like for people living in Tudor times.

Week beginning- 3rd June - The children return to school on Tuesday 4th June, as Monday the 3rd is an INSET day. On Friday, we will have a First Aid session led by St John Ambulance to develop our basic first aid skills.

In English, we will be writing biographies about Henry VIII.

In Maths, we will be investigating properties and nets of 3D shapes.

In Topic, we will be learning about Tudor life and the early life of Henry VIII.

Week beginning 29th April- We begin our week with a trip on Monday to Mansfield library to see some performance poetry by Valerie Bloom (a published author). Please remember to bring your slip on Monday, if you haven't already returned it to school.

I think it will be a good way to start the week :-)

In Maths, we will continue our topic of measures, looking at capacity, mass and volume.

In English, we wrote stories last week and so I am keeping the information texts for a later date. We will be writing poetry inspired by our trip on Monday.

In Topic, last week we designed our own allotments and this week we will be looking at the costs of harvesting and selling our products. I wonder if anyone will make any profit?

We will also look at fair trade and what this means.

I have also changed how we do spellings for this half term. The children should have brought home a chart. Last week I tested the children on the first column of their chart and the scores were amazing! Therefore, I am going to test the children on a column a week. This week it is column two.

Week beginning - 22-4-19 - Welcome back everyone after the Easter holidays. I hope you have all had a relaxing break and are ready for our last term together :-)

This week, we will begin our Allotment topic by trying to identify and possibly taste some fruit and vegetables.

In English we will be writing information texts.

In Maths, we will be starting our measurements topic.

In Topic, we will be looking at food origin and conditions for growth.

Week beginning- 18th March- This week, we are watching two plays. One on Tuesday (based on a Shakespeare play) and one on Wednesday, about being active and being healthy. We also have a visit from our patron of Reading on Thursday.

In Maths, we will be reading and writing fractions as decimals and percentages (7/10= 0.7, 25/100= 0.25= 25%)

In English, we will be explaining how animals are adapted to live in specific habitats.

In Topic, we will be investigating how animals are/have adapted to live in specific conditions and we will begin to investigate the life cycle of mealworms.

Week beginning- 11th March- On Friday this week, it is non-uniform to raise money for Comic Relief. Please bring in a donation.

This week, in Maths, we are adding and subtracting fractions.

In English, we are planning and writing a quest narrative.

In Topic, we are investigating the different biomes and the creatures that live there.

Week beginning 4th March- Well done to all the children for a fantastic first week back! We wrote non-fiction texts about minibeast, started our learning on fractions and classified minibeasts.

In Maths this week, we will be looking at equivalent fractions and finding fractions of amounts.

In English, we will writing habitat descriptions, including a range of sentence structures.

In Topic, we will be looking at animals and humans and will be designing our clay models.

Week beginning- 4th February- A reminder that our class assembly is next Thursday (14th February) at 2.30pm, if you can join us to celebrate the children's learning throughout this half term.

In English this week, we will be using a wide range of sentence structures and explaining Sir Isaac Newton's discovery of gravity.

In Maths, we will be dividing numbers using formal written methods (short division to begin with).

In Topic, we will be investigating the power behind rockets and designing our own. We will also be using coding in Computing to create our own sequences.

Week beginning 28th January-  We have our trip to the Space Centre on Tuesday, so please make sure that consent forms have been returned for this, with an extra £1 donation for the simulator ride, if your child would like to go on it. Please could children be in school from 8.30am, as we would like to be ready to get on the bus at 8.45am. Children will need a packed lunch for the trip. It is full school uniform. We will be back at school at approximately 4pm. I am really excited, as it is a fantastic trip!

In Maths, we will continue looking at using formal methods for multiplication, moving onto multiplying 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. We will also move onto division methods as the week progresses.

In English, we will be exploring poetry and the use of metaphors, similes and personification.

In Topic, we will be looking at the Space Race and discussing/using what we have seen on our trip.

Week beginning 21st January.

In Maths, we will be using formal written methods for multiplication.

In English, we will be looking at widening our range of punctuation and we will write a Moon myth.

In Topic, we will be looking at the lunar cycle and the Moon.

Week beginning- 14th January.

In Maths, we are continuing our learning around factors, multiples and prime numbers.

In English, we will be creating information leaflets.

In Topic, we will be looking at the Earth's orbit and it's rotation to explain how we get night and day.

Week beginning 7th January- Welcome back everyone! I hope that you have all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

In Maths, we will be starting our Multiplication and Division topic by looking at factors and multiples.

In English, we will be writing stories about Space.

In Topic, we will be investigating the Solar System and the planets.

Week beginning- 17th December- This week is extremely busy! Our last day at school before Christmas is Friday 21st December.

Monday- We have our Dress Rehearsal and then a performance of 'Cinderella Rockerfella'.

Tuesday- We are going to make calendars and then we have two performances of 'Cinderella Rockerfella'.

Wednesday- Christmas Jumper Day (to support the charity- Save the Children) and in the afternoon, it is our Carol Service at 2pm at St Barnabus. Please join us for that.

Thursday- Party Day. We are having our party in the morning (please bring some food along for that) and then it is the behaviour disco in the afternoon. (This day is non-uniform.)

Friday- Our last day before Christmas! The children can bring in any toys/crafts from home, but nothing electronic or anything that is too expensive.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Week beginning- 10th December- We had a lovely week this week. It was the Lantern Parade on Thursday, our Class Museum on Wednesday, we watched the Foundation Stage Nativity and we also practised for our own Christmas play.

Well done for a fabulous week everybody!

Week beginning- 3rd December- Wow! I can't believe that it is December already! On Tuesday this week, we will be walking down to St Michael's church to look at the Christmas tree that we decorated as part of the Christmas Tree Festival. Please bring a coat and some comfy, suitable shoes.

In English, we will be writing up our acrostic poems. We will also be using Rainbow Grammar to play with sentences and will be completing our last Big Write of the term.

In Maths, we will be looking at multi-step word problems.

In Topic, we will be comparing life of people who live in Modern Egypt and Britain.

On Thursday, we will be making lanterns to use in the Lantern Parade, which is being held on Thursday 13th December at 6pm- more information to follow.

Week beginning- 26th November- Well done to all the children for fantastic behaviour during our visit to Mansfield Library to watch 'The First.' It was a play based on the friendship of two boys throughout the time of WW1. We wrote Act 2 as a class on Friday, so please look out for this being uploaded onto the website later this week.

In Maths, we will be solving addition and subtraction word problems.

In English, we will be writing acrostic poems, using personification, similes and metaphors.

In Topic, we will be creating salt dough amulets and investigating how to use the primary colours to make the colours we want to use.

On Friday, Gareth Baker (our patron of reading) will be working with lower school and there will be a book sale in the hall after school on Friday. Please join us.

Week beginning 19th November- This week, we are visiting the library for a performance about WW1 on Thursday. Please make sure that your permission slip has been returned.

In Maths, we are using column subtraction to subtract numbers with up to 4 digits

In English, we are writing newspaper reports about the discovery of an important, ancient box.

In Topic, the question we are investigating is 'Why does milk go off?/Which milk will go off the most?'

Week beginning- 12th November- This week, we are supporting Children in Need on Friday (16th) where the children can wear their pyjamas and bring a donation to support the cause. On Friday, we also have a special visitor who will be completing some computing/coding activities with us.

In Maths, we are adding 4 digit numbers using column addition.

In English, we are beginning to look at newspaper reports and the differences in direct and reported speech.

In Topic, we are looking at the daily life of Ancient Egyptian people and will be looking at the results of our mummifying tomato science experiment from last week.

Week beginning- 5th November 2018- Welcome back to everyone after the half term. I hope that everyone has had a fantastic break and are ready to come back for our very busy half term leading up to Christmas!

This week, we will be creating poppies to celebrate WW1 Centenary Day, which we will be celebrating in a special assembly on Friday. Throughout the day on Friday, we will be completing activities remembering the soldiers who fought for our freedom and soldiers who are fighting now.

This week, we are continuing our cornet lessons and I must say that the children are learning very quickly and being amazing!

In English, we will be looking at instructions for the mummification process and writing our own.

In Maths, we will be looking at negative numbers and problem solving.

In Topic, we will be investigating the mummification process and completing a science investigation based on this.

Week beginning- Monday 22nd October- We are beginning this week with a LOCAL WALK on MONDAY.  The children need to come in comfy clothes, ready to walk and suitable walking shoes.

On Tuesday, it is our Halloween disco after school. Please don't forget to buy your ticket from the school office before the disco. I look forward to seeing all the amazing costumes!

On Wednesday, it is parent evening. If your appointment is after school, please come to the old entrance, as all the books will be out in the hall.

Thursday is our last day of half term, as Friday is an INSET day.

In Maths this week, we will be assessing the children's arithmetic skills and looking at a few word problems.

In English, we will be writing a poem about Ancient Egypt. We will also be completing a spelling investigation and writing up a polished piece.

Week beginning- 15th October- Miss Wareham will be teaching Maths this week and a couple of topic lessons too. We are looking forward to having her in our classroom up until Christmas.

I would like to say well done to all the children for producing an amazing news report, using the green screen last week. Please look out for our report being shown at parent interviews on Wednesday 24th October.

In Maths this week, we will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

In English, we will be looking at reports about deserts and writing our own about animals that are found in Egyptian deserts.

In Topic, we will be looking at habitats and how animals are adapted to live in the same habitat, but in different countries.

Week beginning- 8th October- Please join us on Monday at St Barnabus at 2pm for our Harvest Festival. Please help the children to learn the words for the song over the weekend.

As they have the song to learn, a short piece of home-learning will be given out on Monday, to be handed in on that Friday.

Wednesday is Healthy Minds Day, where we will doing some activities to help the children have healthy minds, such as yoga and R-Time.

Miss Wareham will begin teaching this week.

In Maths, we will be rounding numbers up to 100,000 to 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000.

In English, we will be researching Ancient Egyptian gods and what they were responsible for. We will be using this information to write fact files about our chosen god.

In Topic, we will be looking at the mummification process and what it looked like for the Ancient Egyptians.

We also have a computer expert coming in on Thursday, to do some green screen work with us, so watch this space!

Week beginning- 1st October-  We have Miss Wareham joining us as a teacher for a few weeks. You might see her around on the playground, so  please say hello if you see her. She will start teaching a few lessons next week. We are really excited to have her join us.

In Maths, we will be counting in powers of 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000.

In English, we will be trying to create tension and suspense.

This week, we will be still have our cornet lesson and Bible Explorers, but we are mostly practising for the Harvest Festival, which we are hosting on Monday.

Week commencing 24th September

In Maths, we will be ordering and comparing numbers up to 1,000,000.

In English, we will be discussing and describing the different social classes in Ancient Egypt.

In Topic, we didn't get time to recreate sarcophagus' so we will this week.

We will also continue our music tuition and RE lessons from Bible Explorers.

We will also continue to look at Egypt and the landscapes there.

Week commencing- 17th September 2018- Well done everyone for a fantastic first whole week back.

This week, we have Gareth Baker working with us on Monday. He is a published author and is now our Patron of Reading (the children should have brought home a letter about his involvement on Friday 4th September). Also on Monday, we have PE with Gordon and we are starting our brass band tuition with an experienced music teacher. Details to follow of our final celebratory performance.

In Maths, we will be adding 1000/10,000 multiples to numbers and will be ordering numbers up to 1,000,000.

In English, we will be looking at the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and writing our own reports about the discovery.

In Topic, we will be having a debate about whether or not it was right to open Tutankhamun's tomb and recreating a sarcophagus.

Week beginning- 10th September

First of all, I would like to say well done to all the children for a fantastic first three days back. I had a fabulous first few days back and I know that this will continue throughout the year.

We begin this week with a visit from the Partake Theatre Company.

In English, we will be writing our own Ancient Egyptian creation stories.

In Maths, we will be reading and writing numbers up to 1,000,000 and looking at the value of each digit.

In Topic, we will be placing Ancient Egypt on a history timeline and will be locating Egypt on a world map.

Please hand in your home-learning on Wednesday.

Here are the two sets of spellings that were given out this week. Your child will have received one set- these will be tested on Thursday this week. It may be going forward that there are more than two sets of spellings and so it will not be possible to post all of these on the website.

 Spellings to be tested Thursday 13th September surprise answer mention continue naughty decide famous probably pyramid Pharaoh
 Spellings to be tested Thursday 13th September surprise weight group eight learn interest island interesting pyramid Pharaoh
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