It's the summer term already and I'm back from maternity leave just in time for all the fun end of year stuff, like SATs!! Ms Flint will still be with the class on a Monday and Tuesday, and I will have them Wednesday-Friday, with Mrs Mills making a guest appearance on a Wednesday afternoon. Ms Flint and I will work closely to make sure that we cover everything that we should and that lessons still run in a logical and coherent order.
Our timetable hasn't changed other than PE now being on a Wednesday afternoon where the class will be learning tag rugby skills with one of the Inspire+ coaches. Homework will still be set on a Friday and handed in on a Thursday - year 5 will have a selection of quick mental maths questions and either grammar or reading for literacy. Year 6 have been given a SATs revision booklet with 10 days worth of questions on all sorts of things that will come up in the tests - they should complete 2 days worth each week for homework please.
On the subject of SATs, whilst we do place great importance on them as an opportunity for children to show off everything they have learned whilst at primary school, we do need to keep this in perspective. If you feel that your child is becoming unduly worried about the tests please let me know and I will do my best to reassure them.
As always, if there's anything you want to discuss please pop in at the end of the day, or give the office a call.
Another busy, jammed-packed half term!
Year 4 and 5 residential was incredible. I feel privileged to have been part of it.
We continue to enjoy Skellig and the children have done some beautiful writing from it. Our topic in maths is angles and properties of polygons; the homework reflects this and all children should be able to attempt it.
In science, we've been looking at stages in human development and in topic we continue to look at Tonga. We're learning a Polynesian song and our dance classes have included South Pacific dances. This will all come together for the Key Stage 2 Commonwealth sharing at the end of term.
We had a fun and informative day on the last day of term. Sarah Saunders from the Dog Trust came in to give talks to year groups and some excellent dog safety advice, which, in my opinion, everyone could benefit from. Pictures and write up to follow!
I'm looking forward to the next half of this term; these children continue to delight and amaze me with their energy, enthusiasm and
This week's spellings
all the year 5/6 key spellings.
We had a visit from our class governor; Hayden, Izzy, Charlotte and Jack chatted to him and are writing a piece about their conversation.
You can find the key 5-6 spellings here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf (page 23)
The Girl and The Fox
We watched a short film and broke the story into sections, writing a paragraph on each one. Here are extracts from Izzy's and Martha's versions of The Girl and The Fox. Watch the original film here:
First week back, we had the year 5 and 6 inter-house cross country run which was won by Doughty; their 4 runners completed five laps of the field in a total of 17.07 minutes, beating Rawding into second place.
We had a visit from 401 marathon runner Ben Smith, who told us about his next challenge to run across America in 38 days. Along with the rest of the school, we made 2 "windows" for Foston church's annual Twelve Days of Christmas. I can't wait to see our nine ladies dancing and ten lords a-leaping displayed.
Here are this week's spellings:
It was great to meet the parents and carers of class 9 and have time to talk about how the children are getting on. Thank you all for coming.
Some people requested information about spellings; here is a link to the National Curriculum primary spellings. Look at page 16 for year 3/4 and page 23 for year 5/6 ones.
We enjoyed a visit from author Dan Walker, who gave us an insight into his journey to becoming a writer. There was an opportunity to buy signed copies of his latest book. The children were inspired by his talk, some grabbing pen and paper to start writing straightaway!
Enjoy half term!
Hello and welcome to Class 9 webpage.
We are a mixed class of Y5 and Y6. Our topic this year is the Stone Age.Our reading book this term is Stig of the Dump. Stig of the dump is a book about a boy called Barney who falls in a chalk pit and meets a man called Stig .In Literacy we are looking at innovative language and using it for our poems. Our maths work is mental addition and subtraction. Homework is set on a Friday and handed in on a Thursday..The star of the week assembly is held on a Friday so work hard all week.The awards includes:
Class 1-10 Star person
Mr Watson's Sporty Award
Mr Watson sometimes does back flips for us in PE lesson.
This year we are doing French instead of Spanish.
The first week back we did a lot of assessments.
On Wednesday's we have Mrs Mills for Art and RE.In RE we are looking at Buddhism.
In Art we doing cave paintings which will eventually lead up to Street Art.
In PE we are doing Netball.
On Tuesdays and Thursday is Ninja Maths Morning.
We are also doing Clics and Learn its.
Thank you Hayden, Jacob and Isaac for that round up!