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30/10/17 - School Opens

01/11/17 - Reception and Nursery Parent Information Session @ 14:30

06/11/17 - Pupil Photographs

07/11/17 - Lions Parents Topic Celebration @ 14:45

08/11/17 - Lions Trip to Ledston

Wc 20/11/17 - Parents evenings

23/11/17 - Non uniform day - Christmas tombola donations please!

25/11/17 - Christmas Fair @ 12:00-15:00 

30/11/17 - Bags 2 School Collection

01/12/17 - Starfish and Dolphins Trip to Eureka

11/12/17 - Christmas service at church 

13/12/17 - EYFS nativity @2pm

14/12/17 - KS1 nativity @2pm 

20/12/17 - KS2 Christmas carol singalong in the hall 

16/01/18 - Y5 and Y6 SATS Parent Information Session @ 15:45

23/01/18 - Y2 SATS Parent Information Session @ 15:45

30/01/18 - Y1 Phonics Parent Information Session @ 15:45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday March 11th

Posted 12/3/2016

This week has been another packed and busy one.

 

We've been getting ready for the KS2 Tests we'll be taking in May - as will every Year 6 in the country.  We completed a mini paper today that told us we needed a little help with calculating fractions so we revised them there and then whilst it was fresh in our head as a target - the key is to make sure that whatever you do to the denominator (the bottom fraction) that you do the same to the numerator (the top fraction) - when subtracting fractions, you need to find the lowest common denominator and then it's simple to calculate from there.

In literacy we've looked at the features of persuasive writing by promoting a Hoverbike.  Snappy slogans (Just Do It...I'm McLovin' It...) along with tempting features and adjectives (only the crumbliest flakiest chocolate...) and maybe a jingle ( Go compare...) are things we looked at - we were also taking care with our grammar as we've realised that in grammar tests, even though we're getting the terminology correct, we're not using capital letters or we're using the wrong tense which means we don't get a mark.

In topic, we've looked at Macbeth and performed a whoosh - we really enjoyed it - it is quite a dark play but really interesting.  It fits in nicely with our Kings and Queens topic.

During Faith Day, we looked at Islam and found out about the 5 Pillars and how many times a day a Muslim prays.  We also designed some Islamic patterns for our maths - they were a lot harder than we realised, geometry isn't as easy as we first thought.

Homework - Year 5 have Learning Logs (this week is Macbeth) and some children have a multiplication practice sheet.

Year 6, as forewarned, have homework in preparation of the KS2 Tests.  Some children have a maths booklet of place value and shape etc with bronze, silver and gold challenges.  We would like this worked through and handed back in by the 24th March - the children can attempt whatever level of each topic they like - they can attempt all three if they choose.  We have also sent out 9 arithmetic papers that the children can work through and time themselves with half an hour - we would like half of them back by Thursday 24th March and the other half on the 15th April.  Finally, there is a simple grammar sheet about past, present and future tense that really shouldn't take long - but it was flagged up as something we needed a quick focus on so I would like to see that they can apply the correct tense appropriately, this is due in on 18th March.  In all, it's about 30 mins homework a day.  The children have been given the dates and have written them in their diaries - it's up to them to organise their time.

The reading challenges which were all due in last week have been in aid of a book discussion we will run with the children to discuss their book.

Next week is our assembly to showcase what we have done this term - we look forward to seeing you there.