Happy Friday! I cannot believe it is December already! Just a short blog this week…
It has been lovely to be back after a week off. I believe the children worked very well with Mr Legg whilst I was away, and he was very impressed with them all!
On Monday the children were lucky enough to take part in a OCRA athletics event in the hall competing in all sorts of different races and events.
Yesterday we completed our end of term math assessments, the children worked super hard on these especially as we had two in one day! We also had our last swimming lesson, once again Mrs Moffat and I are so impressed with the progress every child has made over the last term and how hard everyone has tried. Well done Year 5 you should all be so proud of yourselves for your progress in swimming.
Today we have continued our geography unit looking at different informal settlements around the world and particularly focused on the biggest challenges each settlements faces. We have also had a lovely Christmassy afternoon making lots of Christmas decorations for our class!
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! We have lots of festive and exciting things coming up in the last two weeks!
Happy Friday everyone!
What another busy wet week we have had. Lots of exciting things have been happening in Hazel this week.
In English we have finished reading our text The Island and have been producing some lovely work including diary entries, formal letters and news reports. The children have worked hard producing some lovely writing. Next week we will begin planning and writing our own sequel.
In maths we have continued looking at multiplication and division. We have looked at factors and prime numbers and have had a class discussion as to whether 1 is a prime number or not.
In geography we were looking at the similarities and differences between different informal settlements across the world. We have also had another fab mini police session with everyone being super engaged and participating well.
Today we have had a busy DT day making our pop up Christmas cards ready for the Christmas fair next week! We have had our dancing shoes on too for our just dance party with pudsey!
Have a lovely dry weekend
See you next week
This week we have had another busy week, with lots of new curriculum topics beginning.
In English on Monday we finished and published our reports all about the Benin Kingdom. We have since started our new unit based on the book The Island by Armin Greder, it is very unusual book with some unusual illustrations. I look forward to the next couple of weeks exploring this book further.
In maths we have begun our new unit on multiplication and division. Yesterday and today we have spent time looking at multiples and finding common multiples of numbers.
In our geography we looked at why informal settlements develop. We discussed the reasons for why we think they develop and looked at why they often develop on the edge of big cities around the world.
In science this week the children had fun with different experiments with ice cubes and melting chocolate!
In our saints PE lesson the children have been practicing their netball skills with lots of different drills to practice throwing and catching. They have also played lots of mini tournament games.
Once again the children were amazing during our mini police session and swimming , setting an excellent example for our school!
Hope you have a lovely weekend! Stay dry!
It has been a bit of a funny week this week with storm day yesterday. I hope you all managed to stay safe in the warm and dry.
We have had a busy week back after half term. In our English lessons this week we have began writing our non-chronological reports all about the Benin Kingdom. We aim to finish these by the middle of next week so we can then begin our new unit...
In maths this week we have finished our addition and subtraction unit by completing our end of unit assessment today. We will be moving onto multiplication and division next week.
We have also started our geography unit on informal settlements. We use our map skills using an atlas to help us find the largest informal settlements around the world.
On Tuesday we had a very exciting afternoon, we had our first session of mini police. The children were very engaged and asked lots of interesting questions. As a class they decided that our focus for the rest of our session will be about speeding motorists in our town. In a few weeks we will be lucky enough to go into town with a speed gun to see if we can catch anyone going over the speed limit!
Today we have started our new DT project which we will be selling at the Christmas fair! We will be making Christmas pop up cards so look out for these at the fair in a few weeks time!
I hope you have a lovely weekend and stay dry!
Happy Friday everyone. It is hard to believe where the last seven weeks have gone!
This week in English we have began to research all about the Benin Kingdom ready for our end of unit final writing piece which we will complete after half term. The children will be writing non - chronological reports all about the Kingdom of Benin. In maths this week we have continued to focus on looking at addition and subtraction and applying our methods to solve multi step word problems.
We have also been very busy with our French speaking assessments. The children did so well with these and were able to have a conversation with their partner about themselves and where they live. I'm so impressed with everyone for trying their best with these! We have also finished our art unit on futuristic images this week and the children have produced some lovely final pieces using oil pastels to show a glimpse into what the future could be like. Once again the children had an excellent swimming session again this week with everyone trying their very best.
After half term we will be starting new units across the curriculum and we have lots of exciting events to look forward to! We will be busy in DT starting a project ready for the Christmas fair (I know it is early to mention Christmas!)
I hope you all have a lovely half term break and look forward to seeing everyone back in school after the break.
This week in Hazel Class we have had a super busy week in all subjects. In maths this week we have began our new unit on addition and subtraction looking at mental and written strategies to use with numbers with more than 4 digits. Next week we will extend this and apply these strategies in multi step word problems.
In English this week we have continued looking the book 'The Children of the Benin Kingdom'. We have had several different grammar focus' including the passive voice and using dashes for parenthesis. Next week we will begin researching more about the Benin Kingdom and applying our knowledge from our history lessons so after half term we can write reports based on the kingdom.
We have finished our history unit for this half term and we will be starting geography after half term looking at informal settlements around the world. This weeks focus in history was looking at how the Benin Kingdom came to end.
Once again the children had a great swimming session yesterday impressing the coaches and both Mrs Moffat and I. In French this week the children have been practicing saying where they live and where they would like to live ready for a French speaking assessment next week.
Keep an eye out on dojo as parents evening bookings will be out soon!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and don't get too wet. See you all next week for our last week of the half term.
Miss Collins 😊
We have had a great week this week with lots of exciting things happening. We started the week with Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Day, we had lots of farmers and scarecrows. We were also lucky enough to have a workshop with the Devon Wildlife Trust all about mammals and we have been swimming!
In English we have started our new unit based on the story of 'The Children of the Benin Kingdom'. The children have been busy making predictions of what is going to happen in the story and writing letters from different characters.
In maths this week we have been finishing our unit on place value with our end of unit assessment today and next week we will be starting a new unit on addition and subtraction.
The children have been busy in their science lesson this week conducting lots of experiments on separating solids - see picture below. The children were also excellent again at swimming this week and Mrs Moffat and I were very proud of our class again!
In their PE lesson the children have continued developing their skills at hockey and have been playing mini tournaments this morning.
Next week we will continue looking at our new text in english, start our new unit in maths and finish our topic in history.
Just a reminder that children should be reading for at least 10 minutes a night and this should be recorded in their reading record which should be in school every day. Children should also be practicing their spelling and on TTRS daily too.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Can't believe it is the end of September already.
We have had a super busy week being authors in our English lessons. The children have created their own stories based on our school text 'The Fox and The Star' and we have spent time editing and improving our work so that we could publish our stories. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from an author who gave us a very engaging and interesting talk based on her book about expeditions.
In maths this week we have continued focusing on place value, ordering and comparing numbers to 1 million! The children have been really engaged and focused within their maths lessons.
This week in science the children had fun with experiments involving mixing oil and water! The children worked hard and safely during these experiments. Mrs Ware was very impressed!
Both Mrs Moffat and I were extremely proud of our class on Thursday during our first swimming session. All the children were very sensible and tried their best in their swimming lessons.
The children have continued working well in history and have really enjoyed their PE lesson with Saints this morning continuing to improve their hockey skills and applying these in matches.
Have a lovely weekend!
In Hazel Class this week we have been beginning to plan and write our own stories based on our English text 'The Fox and The Star'. We have planned to write these from the alternative viewpoint with Star being the main character. The children came up with lovely descriptive phrases to describe the characters within their stories.
In maths we have been continuing to look at place value and practicing reading and writing numbers to a million! The children have also continued learning about separating mixtures within their science with Mrs Ware. We had a very wet PE lesson today with our Saints PE coach and the children had lots of opportunities to improve their skills within hockey before playing some matches.
I know its only September but we have been busy designing our Christmas cards which have come home today for you to decide if you would like to order any. We defiantly have lots of artists in our class.
Just a little reminder that there is an expectation that children are reading for at least 10 minuets a night and recording this in their reading diaries which should come to school every day. Children should also be practicing their 10 spellings and spending time on TTRS daily too.
Hope you have a lovely weekend and stay dry!
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