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Year 3 Summer Blog

Monday, 13 May 2019

Year 3 had a wonderful Spring term, working hard on the DT based Wonka’s Wonderful Wishes. The children experimented with different combinations of ingredients to create their own healthy snack for Wonka, with varying degrees of success!  They then made packaging for their snack.  This was more successful, with the majority of children liking the package they had created, but having learnt lots along the way.

This term we have continued to learn about the Rainforests. The projects the children created have been fantastic, and they are really enjoying talking to the class about what they did and learned by doing it, so well done mums and dads too! We have a trip to the Botanical Gardens to look forward to later on in the term, where we will explore some rainforest plants and animals! The final topic we will study will be our local area, including learning mapping and researching skills, as well as undertaking some fieldwork to find out more about the place in which we are located.

3H have been enjoying their swimming lessons and are making good progress in confidence and skills within the water, whilst both classes have been wowing everyone with their new-found violin playing skills. The children are looking forward to being able to share these with parents and children from other local schools in a concert held at the Coton Centre later on in the term.

Please help your child continue their learning at home.   Whilst we fully understand busy family life, everything you do with your child is beneficial to them. We would hope as a minimum each child is reading with an adult at least 5 times a week, completing their literacy and numeracy homework on time, practising their spellings and learning their times tables.

Mrs E Hawes/Mrs S Worrall/Mr D Herrmann

Year 2 Blog Summer

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Year 2 has been working super hard this term and parents should be very proud of their children. We have to complete all our SATs and Teacher Assessments during the month of May and so far the children have remained focused and tried their best.

In other news we have learning about countries around the world, and have virtually visited all the continents with Buddy Bee. We found out lots of information ranging from the animals of the Arctic to the foods of France.

In Science we have been learning about plants and what are the best conditions for growth. We will also complete a range of investigations in groups, on everyday materials to test their properties and work as a team.

In Literacy we have particularly enjoyed our work on dragons and the children have written fantastic information reports about their own dragon. They also enjoyed our class reading book ‘Plop the owl who was afraid of the dark’ and produced some good work alongside it.

In Numeracy we are continuing to work hard on developing our arithmetic skills and applying them in problem solving contexts. Please continue to practise instant recall of addition and subtraction facts within 20 and the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

We are very excited about our upcoming trip to Kingsbury Water Park in June. Fingers crossed for the weather so we can enjoy the great outdoors, pond dipping, playing on the park and building dens.

Please continue to read regularly at home and get your child to answer questions about what they have read. Remember to try to get up to 5 on the ladder every week.

Keep up the hard work.

Mrs Baugh/ Mrs Torson

 

 

 

Year 6 Blog Summer

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Year 6 have a very busy final term here at Greenacres.  The term starts with the focus being on taking SATs tests in Maths, Grammar and Reading as well as continuing to work towards collection of writing in different genres which will form the basis of a writing level.

Our topic of Lights, Camera, Action continues as we focus on Harry Potter with a trip to Warner Brothers Studio in Watford. We will be learning about films, the treatment of film stars and how film-makers think carefully about costumes and set design. This will lead towards planning for our D.T. project on making capes.

At the end of this term the Year 6 pupils will be performing in their leavers assembly and saying goodbye to everyone before they move onto high school.

Miss Tiddy, Miss Lamb and Mr Pratt

 

 

 

Year 5 Summer Blog

Thursday, 2 May 2019

This term, Year 5 are studying the history topic – The Tudors. We will be learning all about Henry VIII and his reign; his wives; Tudor houses and diseases. We are very excited about our trip to The Tower of London to see Henry VIII’s armour and where Anne Boleyn lost her head. In Literacy, we will study Shakespeare’s writing and try to re-create our own sonnets and playscripts. We are sure that you will enjoy reading them! In Science, we will be planning investigations to classify materials. Swimming continues for 5W and we will be trying to improve our fitness by completing the ‘daily’ mile often.

Miss D Evans/Miss J Webb

Year 1 Blog Summer

Thursday, 2 May 2019

In year 1 we will begin our Pirate topic. We will be learning so much from what pirates ate to the jobs aboard the ship. The children are especially excited about pirate day and getting to come to school dressed as pirate.

In Science we look forward to exploring animals and their habitats.

Later in the Summer term we will be learning about the sea side. We will also be learning about the Victorians and how holidays have changed since then. We are looking forward to our special beach day, with water fun and ice-cream date to be confirmed we just need sunshine…

Our PE lessons are on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure the children have their PE kit in school on a Monday morning so it is ready for the week. If your child has their ears pierced, could you please either remove them before school or provide plasters to cover their earrings.

Please carry on your reading at home, and practising your weekly spellings and phonics ready for the test week.

Miss Harper/Miss Neville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 Blog Summer

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

We have plunged into our water topic and are having a splashing time! We are learning about the Water Cycle and will be writing explanations during our Literacy lessons. Also linked to this is our Science where we have started to find out about solids, liquids and gases. During topic, we will study the journey of a river from source to mouth and how the river is eroded along its journey.

We will soon be sending home our final homework project of the year which will be a study of Joseph Mallard Turner. Letter with details to follow nearer half term.

We hope to have a visit from Alan McDonald of the RNLI to help us learn about safety around water. We will be studying canal boats to get inspiration for our canal sewing projects.

As part of our water topic(!) we are taking part in the National Snowsports Week, at the Snowdome and going skiing on Friday 28th June. This is a free event. More details to follow.

On the 2nd July, we look forward to sharing our percussion skills in a multi-school performance at the Coton Centre. Details to follow once we have received more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please continue to read regularly, practise spellings and times tables.

Mrs H Jones/Mr Brooke

Reception Summer Blog

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Last term the children were thrilled when we welcomed 3 new arrivals in Reception, our baby chicks! We were lucky enough to see one of the eggs hatch live during the school day. All three chicks are now living happily at Miss Harper’s friend’s house.

We were also very impressed with our Reading Ladder scores over the Easter holidays. Keep it up! We encourage you to read with your child as often as possible. As always, parental support at home is invaluable!

This half-term, our topic will be ‘Our Wonderful World’. We will start by finding out about our local environment by visiting Amington Recreational Grounds for a picnic. We will then learn about the UK, and then find out about different countries and cultures around the world. We will focus on the differences and similarities between ourselves and others.

If you have any pictures of the children on holiday in different countries, or any props or artefacts from around the world which you feel maybe of interest to the children for this topic, please come and see us.

Later in the summer term we are looking forward to our Reception trip to Twycross Zoo on Friday 7th June, which is shortly followed by Mr Patel’s children’s class assembly on Friday 14th June.

Mrs Sharp/Mrs McDermott/Mr Patel