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Executive Headteacher Mrs Penny Hammett

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Beech

Beech Class

Welcome to Beech Class.

We are a mixed class of Year 3 and Year 4 taught by Mr Bladon.  Mrs Foulds helps us with our learning.

 

 

Ash

Hello and welcome to Ash Class!

ashfeb1We are a mixture of year two and three and our class teacher is Miss Stoneman. We are also very lucky to have Ms Foulds and Mrs Vincent helping us with our learning each week. We have a lot of fun in Ash Class; please keep checking our page to see new and exciting photos of our learning!
Weekly spellings and times table tests are given out on a Monday and tested on a Friday. Homework, usually math based, is given out on a Friday afternoon to be handed in the following Wednesday.ashfeb2PE is taught on a Tuesday morning with Mrs Matchett and again on a Thursday afternoon by Miss Stoneman so please remember to have PE kits in school. Children should have a pair of wellies in school for forest school learning in our Wild Area.
This term our topic is Eco-Warriors (Click here), inspired by our victory at our learning communities Eco-Champions competition when Ash Class took home the coveted Hedgehog Trophy! The challenge really inspired the children last year, some amazing learning took place and so we have based this short term around this year’s challenge which has a water theme. This topic will direct a lot of our geography and science learning, but it provides some lovely writing opportunities too. ashfeb3We have some special visitors coming in over the next term to support our learning and lots of hands on and sometimes wet activities to get stuck into! On this page you will find a topic map with an overview of all the curriculum areas and what will be covered.

Breaking News!

This week, as part of their topic work, Ash Class have been creating their own news reports to inform the world about the problem with plastic pollution. First, the children worked collaboratively to research the issue on the internet, designed their own backdrops and then wrote their own scripts in the correct format. They had a lot of fun playing the parts of news anchors and I am really impressed with how hard they have worked to create some really informative and enjoyable pieces of drama. I hope you enjoy watching them as much as I did and learn something you didn’t know before! Enjoy!

Oak

Welcome to Oak Class 

We are a mixed class of Year 5 and Year 6 children taught by Mrs Hulbert; Mrs Gunningham and Miss Lea help us with our learning.  

This term we are learning all about Princes, Peasants and Pestilence.

We have some harvest mice in school to help us learn about the life cycles of mammals - please feel free to come and visit them.

We are learning how to blog safely.  Keeping safe on the internet is really important - remember not to share personal information online and to tell an adult if you are worried about anything.  Please visit our blog regularly and feel free to comment on any of the posts.

http://oakclass2019.edublogs.org/

Home Learning

Home learning is due in each Monday and set again by Wednesday each week.  It consists of English and Maths learning tasks to support that week's learning, a weekly spelling list which helps to embed a spelling rule and some project work, set half-termly.  Please also read at least five times a week and record in your reading journal.  It is also important that you know all your tables.  If you do not already know these, please work on these daily to develop your understanding.

I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to know your times tables – multiplication and division. This is a good ( free) app. DK 10 mins a day

10 Minutes a Day Times Tables 4+

Dorling Kindersley

Here are some useful websites which will help you with your SATs.  

Please be mindful as to how important our trees our – an awful lot of paper will be needed to do everything, not to mention your time and printing costs! 

Remember to use the internet safely, especially if you access the youtube links. 

Just ask if you need any more information. We will be looking at different questions in school so do make a note of areas you are finding hard as we can focus on these.

MATHS:

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-6-mini-maths/

This website is great – it covers EVERY topic with little assessments and also has some YouTube tutorials to help you understand some of the tricky bits.

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lf9nvpW1t4

This youtube video goes through an entire mental arithmetic paper and shows you how to answer each question! Perfect for those few tricky questions you may not be confident about. Remember to use methods you are comfortable with.

http://www.granby.leicester.sch.uk/files/other/KS2-Ultimate-3-in-1-Organiser-2017-Maths-SATs.pdf

This is an interactive PDF document with links to everything about maths – also some handy tutorials via youtube too.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number

A good selection of maths games on the website above.

READING – SPELLING, PUNCTUATION AND GRAMMAR 

Try and read as much as you can. Try to choose books which have a rich variety of vocabulary which will get you thinking.

If you want to see the type of texts that are in the reading tests – search on google for the 2016, 2017, 2018 KS2 READING TESTS linked to the www.gov.uk website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-2-tests-2018-english-reading-test-materials

You’ll find the text, questions and even the answers here too!

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Spelling, punctuation and grammar  Click here