Dali Class

This week in Dali class

Monday, 17th September, 5:26 PM

 Our Maths work this week is all linked to place value, working with numbers up to 100,000.  We will be comparing and ordering numbers, and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.  We will also be practising our mental maths skills daily, though our CLIC session.

We continue to work on our first Mission with Big Writing Adventures.  The children are enjoying learning how to prepare a radio script, and focusing upon relative clauses, expanded noun phrases and rhetorical questions.  Our writing is linked to endangered animals, so you may now have an orang-utan expert in your family!

We have started our exciting new reading scheme, Destination Reader.  The children have been learning about different learning behaviours, and what makes a good active listener.  The focus is upon discussing and building opinions about different texts, and working with a partner to predict what may happen in a story.  Our focus text is 'The Nowhere Emporium', a great read from Ross Mackenzie.  Children will read every day using Destination Reader, and will also have time for individual reading in Morning activities, and during our Library slot.

In Science, we are exploring how fossils are created, and how fossils can help us learn more about living creatures in the past.   


Week commencing 2.7.18

Monday, 2nd July, 5:06 PM

WB 2.07.18

Don’t forget Sports Day on Friday at 1:30pm. Please make sure that they have their PE kit in school on this day and a water bottle! The children will be provided with a top in their house colour but will change out of this and back into their PE kit to go home in.

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class

In writing this week, we are writing our stories about the adventure in the dark. We are working hard to include all of the features of writing that we have been practising this term such as fronted adverbials, conjunctions, expanded noun phrases, speech punctuation and apostrophes.

 

Miss Lamm and Mrs Harvey’s class

This week, we will be writing a mystery story about the peculiar events that went on at Mr Rowley’s café. We will work hard to give the reader clues without revealing too much so that the story remains mysterious until the very end. Also, we will be showing off writing features that we have learnt about this year such as relative clauses, fronted adverbials, brackets (for adding information) and expanded noun phrases.

 

English Reading:

Continuing with our recent text, ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit’, we will be using role play to infer the thoughts and feelings of characters and learning how to write in the perspective of a character (or object) from a story.

 

Maths

Miss Spoard’s class

In maths, we will be revising formal written multiplication methods including the grid method and the expanded ladder method to multiply large numbers by single-digit numbers.

 

Miss Lamm and Mrs Harvey’s classes

We will be using short division (the bus stop method) to divide and learning how to deal with remainders appropriately depending on the context.

 

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Year 5: Complete your weekly Maths and English homework. This will be given out on Thursdays and due in the following Wednesday.
  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.
  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).
  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).
  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.
  • Write a ‘What am I?’ for an object (like the tennis ball example we read in class). Can your friends, family and teacher guess the object?
  • Practise your grid method, ladder multiplication and short division. Ask an adult or sibling to give you calculations of a similar difficulty to the ones you have been completing in class.

 


WB 25.6.18

Monday, 25th June, 5:30 PM

WB 25.06.18

Year 4s who are going on Camp, we will be having a question and answer session on Tuesday morning if you have anything you are unsure about. We will give you a suggested list of things to bring that you can jot down and take home to help you pack.

 

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class

In writing this week, we are planning our story for ‘Adventure in the Dark’. We are currently at the planning stage of our story and are developing details for the opening, build up, peak and ending of the story. Talk about what your ideas are for the mysterious object found in the den and your villain’s plan!

 

Miss Lamm and Mrs Harvey’s class

This week, we will discuss Mr Rowley’s plans for building his squirrel activity centre and plan and write a letter of explanation to the park authorities, explaining what the squirrel activity centre will include and why it will be beneficial to the local community. We will focus on using formal language, clear explanations, relative clauses and modal verbs.

 

Maths

Miss Spoard’s class

In maths, we are going to tackle some word problems involving addition and subtraction. We will make sure we are confident with using the column method to work these out. Later in the week, we will be practising using the inverse operation to check our answers.

 

Miss Lamm and Mrs Harvey’s classes

We will be multiplying large numbers using the ladder method, starting with multiplying 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and moving onto multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers (which is quite a lot harder!)

Science

In science, we are learning about water resistance. Do you remember all the stages of planning an investigation?

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

  • Make a poster about water resistance!

 


Week beginning 18th June 2018

Monday, 18th June, 4:09 PM

WB 18.6.18

 

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class

In writing this week, we are looking at setting descriptions. We have been preparing WOW words and phrases to describe the countryside/woodland in the daytime and thinking about how the description would change if it was in the night time. On Tuesday, we are writing 2 contrasting paragraphs of the setting in the day, and at night. Miss Spoard is looking for some unique WOW words and descriptive features to make her go ‘WOW!’

 

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s Class:

This week, we will be continuing our new mission called ‘Mystery at the Red Café’. We will be using what we learnt in class last week to write a newspaper article telling the townspeople of the strange occurrences that Mr Rowley has been experiencing at his café. After this, we will think about who the culprits are and discuss a solution to this problem focussing next on explanation texts.

 

English Reading:

Our reading lessons this week will be based on the book, ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. We will be discussing the rich, descriptive language (including lots of personification) that is used in this story, explaining the author’s language choices. We will also be making predictions using evidence from the text.

 

Maths

Miss Spoard’s class:

In maths this week, we are revising addition and subtraction. We will be practising both addition and subtraction using the column method.

 

 

Miss Lamm’s and Mrs Harvey’s classes

We will be revising areas of ‘Multiplication and Division’ including multiples, factors, common factors, prime numbers, square numbers and cube numbers. We will need to understand all of this vocabulary and apply this to questions and problems.

 

Science

This week, we will continue our learning on ‘Forces’ and focus on air resistance. We will be planning and carrying out an investigation to see how the size of a parachute affects the speed at which an object falls. We will have to consider how we can make it a fair test, how we can improve the accuracy of our results and how we can present and analyse our data.

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Year 5 – Complete your weekly English and Maths homework (handed out Thursdays and due the following Wednesday).
  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.
  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).
  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).
  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.
  • Research the history of Pompeii and what happened there. Can you present your findings in an interesting way?
  • Can you make your own mosaic?

Week commencing 11.06.18

Monday, 11th June, 4:42 PM

WB 11.6.18

We are very impressed with the Roman shields that the children have brought in – everyone has worked so hard to make them look amazing! We will be parading these around the playground next week and awarding certficates.

 

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class

In writing this week, we will continue our new mission ‘Animated’! We are carrying on our character descriptions but this week focussing on the villain for our story. Can you talk about your villain at home and think of WOW words together?

 

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s Class:

This week, we will be starting our new mission called ‘Mystery at the Red Café’. We discovered today that there have been some strange occurrences at Mr Rowley’s café. We will be working towards writing a newspaper article to tell the local people about what has been going on. We will practise writing a report of a different crime before doing this and learn how to distinguish between fact and opinion.

 

 

English Reading:

Our reading lessons this week will be based on Boudicca who led a rebellion in the Roman times. We will be reading about her and answering comprehension questions. We will also be discussing the points of view of both sides (The Iceni and The Romans) and having a debate. Finally, we will be making a WANTED poster for Boudicca based on our reading about her from a variety of sources.

 

Maths

Miss Spoard’s class

We are revising areas of our Number and Place Value including rounding, estimating and representing numbers in different ways (e.g. on a number line, using base 10 equipment or using place value counters).

 

Miss Lamm’s and Mrs Harvey’s classes

We will be recapping rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000 using numbers below 1 million and applying our knowledge of rounding to different contexts. Next, we will be practising our addition and subtraction using column methods. For those of us who are already confident with this, we will be focussing on estimating and checking our answers using rounding. We will then progress onto addition and subtraction problem solving.

 

Science

In science, we are starting a new topic on ‘Forces’. We will begin with friction and investigate how friction changes on different surfaces. We will present these results as a graph and draw conclusions.

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Make your Roman shield (if you haven’t already). Remember you can draw, colour and label your shield if you are unable to make it.
  • Year 5 – Complete your weekly English and Maths homework (handed out Thursdays and due the following Wednesday).
  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.
  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).
  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).
  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.
  • Research more about Boudicca – talk to your family or friends about who she was and why she was important.

WB 4.6.18

Monday, 4th June, 4:41 PM

WB 4.6.18

This week, most of the Year 5 children are on Camp and we hope they are enjoying themselves, while learning and trying lots of new things!

 

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class

In writing this week, we are starting our new mission ‘Animated’! We are building character descriptions and using our imagination as well as inferring information already given to us to help us develop characters. We will be writing a character description at the end of the week.

 

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s Class (who are still in school):

This week, you will be revisiting some key features that we must try to fit into our writing. For example, learning about fronted adverbials and how to put them into our writing to make it more interesting! This will help us next week when we begin our new writing missions!

 

Maths

In maths this week, we are all learning about statistics and data! We are revisiting pictograms and bar charts and then learning how to collect data and present it in different ways.

Science

In science, we are learning about food chains! Can you research your own food chain?

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

  • What do you know about food chains? Can you research and make your own one?


Week beginning 21.5.18

Monday, 21st May, 4:01 PM

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class:

In English, we are working towards writing our guidebook for Astroland. We are trying to include all the persuasive features that we have learnt, as well as practical features that you might need to know when visiting somewhere. For example, where the toilets are and opening times.

 

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s Class:

After practising with the story Little Red Riding Hood, we will continue to work on transforming a story into a poem, using our time-slip stories from earlier in the term. We will be including lots of descriptive features including powerful adjectives/adverbs, similes, metaphors and personification. Also, we will be considering carefully the rhythm and rhyme of our poem.

 

English Reading:

As it is the end of another term, we will practise answering a variety of assessment questions and will discuss the answers as a class – how can we ensure we are answering the question accurately and in enough detail? How can we search efficiently for answers in a text? We must remember that we will often need to be ‘detectives’ and search for clues as the answers are not always obvious!

 

Maths

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s groups:

After completing a place value assessment last week, we will spend this week revising areas of Number and Place Value including; reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000 and beyond, counting forwards and backwards in powers of 10, solving problems involving number and place value, and reading Roman numerals up to 1000.

 

Miss Spoard’s group:

In maths this week, we are starting the unit on position and direction. This will involve plotting points on a grid using coordinates, and identifying what coordinates make a shape on the grid. We also will practise recognising how a point has moved on a grid e.g. 2 up, 3 left.

 

Science

At the end of last week, we planned and carried out an investigation on gravity to answer the question – ‘How are different objects affected by gravity?’ This week, we will present and analyse our results and conclude our investigation by answering this question. As well as this, we will be looking back at the other learning that we did in Science week in order to clear up any misconceptions.

 

Art

We will create our own mosaic patterns, following our designs carefully.


Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.
  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).
  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.
  • Using everything that you have learnt about Earth and Space, could you make an information leaflet to teach a Year 3 child about Earth and Space?
  • Can you practise writing numbers using Roman numerals? E.g. How high can you count in Roman numerals? Could you write down some important dates in Roman numerals?
  • Don’t forget to make your Roman shield! Be creative – how could you make good use of the materials that you have available to you?

WB 14.5.18

Monday, 14th May, 6:00 PM

WB 14.5.18

Science week!

This week, in our afternoon sessions, we will be learning all about Earth and Space! We will look at how the Sun appears to move across the sky, how and why day and night occurs, and what gravity is. Throughout the afternoons, we will undertake lots of investigations and using our scientific skills to answer some tricky questions, by explaining our understanding.

Our reading lessons this week, will also be linked to our science learning; doing some research on the iPads and reading fact sheets to help us understand more about Earth and Space!

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class:

In writing this week, we are learning about guidebooks and using adverbs and adjectives to make places and attractions sound interesting for the reader!  For example, uniquely wonderful, amazingly superb and entirely exciting. We will be practising these in a ‘Big Write’, where we will be writing about a made up ride and making it sound fantastically fun!

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s Class:

We will begin the week by writing a review of a time-slip story, Grace’s Room, as part of our writing mission considering our own opinions and giving evidence for these. Next, we will be looking at poetry (focussing on using description, rhyme and rhythm). We will be performing poems and working on transforming our time-slip stories into a poem.

 

Maths

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s groups:

To begin the week, we will be finishing our coordinates topic and drawing shapes on grids. We will be reflecting and translating shapes.

At the end of the week, we will be completing a place value and number assessment to assess which areas we need more work on.

 

Miss Spoard’s group:

In maths this week, we are learning about lines of symmetry and reflecting shapes. We are also going to be learning about how 2D and 3D shapes are different and practising making our own 3D shapes by making nets.

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

  • Could you present everything you have learnt so far about Earth and Space?

  • Are there any questions you have about Earth and Space that you want to learn about this week?

  • Could you write a book review about the book you are currently reading? Or a book you have recently finished?