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Year 6 Blog Summer 2018

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

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.

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.

Please continue to support your child’s reading, spellings and times tables at home; it really does make a huge difference to their progress.

Miss Tiddy, Miss Lamb and Mr Pratt

 

 

Year 4 Blog Summer 2018

Friday, 27 April 2018

 

 

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 shortly.

We are looking forward to a visit from Alan McDonald from the RNLI to help us learn about safety around water. We also hope to study canal boats to get inspiration for our canal sewing projects.

Later in the term, 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 S Worrall/Mrs H Jones/Miss J Webb

Year 1 Blog Summer 2018

Monday, 23 April 2018

In year 1 we will be learning about Pirates.  We will learn so much from what pirates ate to the jobs aboard the ship. The children are especially excited about Pirate Day and will have fun coming to school dressed as pirates.

This term, we are looking forward to 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.

Please carry on your reading at home, and practising your weekly spellings and phonics.

Miss Harper/Miss Neville 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Summer Blog – 2018

Monday, 23 April 2018

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!  It is fair to say that we all learnt a lot whilst making the snack, and had great fun creating their healthy bar!  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.

3HA 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/Mr D Herrmann