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Year 5 Spring Blog – 2018

Friday, 19 January 2018

This term Year 5 are excited for their new topic ‘The Ancient Greeks’. We will be learning all about the Greek Gods and Goddesses and the first Olympic games. During the topic, we will be making our own Hoplite soldiers and Greek pots.

In Literacy, we will look at a range of myths and legends and develop the skills to create our own. We hope you will enjoy reading them!

In DT we are making toys using the cam mechanisms to create movement. Forest schools continues with children working in small groups. They will be learning how to build shelters; use tools and investigate Hodge Lane nature reserve.

5E’s last swimming session is on Monday 5th February. 5B will begin swimming on Monday 26th February.

Ms D Evans/Mr D Brooke

Year 4 Blog Spring 2018

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Welcome back!

Year 4 have started the new year with a tropical theme “Africa” and are working towards writing our own Tinga Tale, and investigating African art using patterns, printing and paste resist.

Later this term we are looking forward to our exciting trip to Land Rover where we will deepen our knowledge in programming robots and various other scientific subjects. The children will be watching robots assemble cars from start to finish on the production line.

During our literacy lessons, we will be studying the Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Here we will be looking at different types of writing and linking this to our DT topic. A robot based homework project will be sent out later this term.

Mr Scott has continued his sessions of playing the djembe, glockenspiels and drum pads and there will be a concert for parents to enjoy in the Summer term.

Please endeavour to read at least 5 times per week (parent signatures each night count as one step up the reading ladder and count towards our reading percentage each week.) Continue to read a range of genres and fill out your reading journals to earn your Bronze, Silver and Gold Reading Bands. See the grid in your child’s reading diary for more information.

Please remember, to keep practising spellings and times tables.

Mrs S Worrall/Mrs H Jones/Miss J Webb

 

Year 6 Spring Blog – 2018

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Year 6 had a very busy first term.  We went on a week’s residential to Chasewater where we experienced team building games as well as outdoor pursuits such as archery, climbing and biking.  In school we have been working hard to continue to meet the challenging expectations for all Year 6 pupils across the country in reading, writing, grammar and maths.  Topics studied so far have included the geographical elements of mountains as well as focusing on light and electricity in Science lessons.

This term we will study what life was like during World War 2. After half term we will be introducing the topic of ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ when 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 we will be performing our own version of ‘We Will Rock You’ on Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March (school will be in touch with more details closer to the time).

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 3 Spring Blog – 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

We have completed our first term in Year 3 and have been really impressed with how hard the children have worked. They seemed to enjoy our work on the Ancient Egyptians, and have produced projects and non fiction books to be proud of!

 

This term we will work on the topic ‘Wonka’s Wonderful Wishes’ which will be a predominantly DT driven topic. We will design and make a healthy snack bar for Wonka to sell, and then create some packaging for it.  Alongside the DT there will be the science Keeping Healthy unit, finding out more about healthy eating, a balanced diet, how to look after our muscles and bones and create our own investigations.  We will then move on to look at the amazing world of Rainforests, finding out about the habitat and developing our geographical skills to locate them on the globe.

 

3H have made great progress with their swimming, whether developing strokes or gaining confidence in the water. Their swimming lessons will end at February half term, and 3HA will then start their lessons.  We will continue to learn to play the violin, building on the skills of playing an instrument, as well as develop a wealth of musical knowledge.

 

Please continue to help your child continue their learning at home.   Everything you do with your child is beneficial to them, but we would hope as a minimum each child is reading with an adult at least 5 times a week, tackling the reading challenge, completing their literacy and numeracy homework, practising their spellings and learning their time tables.   We have many incentives to encourage the children to read, and as a year group have agreed that as long as the children read their school book 3 times a week, the other days they read can be with a book of their choice (or something from the reading challenge!)

Mrs E Hawes/Miss L Albrighton/Mr D Herrmann

Year 1 Spring Blog – 2018

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome back. In year 1 we have settled well and are getting used to our new routines. We have enjoyed learning about ourselves and our wonderful world, especially using our sense to taste different foods. All our hard work with singing, dancing and learning our words payed off with our ‘A Christmas Recipe’ production. The performance was a success.

This term, we are looking forward to learning about different houses and homes, especially finding out about houses around the world. We will also be learning about the Victorians and how life and our homes have changed since then. We are looking forward to the Black Country Museum, further details to follow.

1N were excited to perform their class assembly with you, sharing their learning of Victorians so far and 1H are looking forward to sharing their class assembly about our new topic of Fairy Tales.

Please carry on your regular reading at home and practise your weekly spellings.

Miss Harper / Miss Neville