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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