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Week Beginning Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Miss Wilkins)

Class 5 Zebras
For week beginning: 8th May 2018

Welcome to week 4 of the summer term 5! Half way through term 4, time really is flying by!

What with the bank holiday, which is due to be beautiful weather, this week is going to be very busy and jam packed!

Please, another reminder, as the weather is due to get warmer the children are expected to have to correct uniform in school for such occasions. I ask that they all have a hat and sun cream available and a re-usable plastic bottle for water. PE is outdoors for the remainder of term and the children are expected to wear the correct shorts and t-shirts! No more trousers please at it gets very warm very quickly!

As the children are reading more at school and hopefully at home, I ask that they complete an Accelerated Reader test as soon as they have completed. They have done very well recently and I’d love to continue this! If you have any problems, please do ask the children to sort these with me. Most books should be on there! TO LOG ONTO ACCELERATED READER CLICK HERE:

Please continue to encourage and support your child with their spellings each week. They are so important for their writing and becoming a super speller means a lot for all children!

Trumpet lessons continue to be every Tuesday. Please ensure the children come to school with their instruments.

MA books are back in full swing and I (and Mrs Clarke) expect these to be returned every Thursday. I also ask that the children look over their ‘think for pink’ corrections too.

Finally, you will have already been told, but I have changed the date of our Victrix event to Thursday 24th May. This is due to the open morning taking place at Cranbrook School on our originally planned date. The children have the opportunity to dress in Ancient Greek costume. If they choose not to wear costume, please can they come to school in their school uniform. I would also like to host a Greek feast in the afternoon and allow the children the chance to try Greek food. Therefore, if possible, a £1 donation to cover the costs per child would be wonderful.  

As always, my door is always open at the end of the day if you wish to discuss anything further J

Enjoy the bank holiday and the weather.

Kind regards

Miss Wilkins

For week beginning: 8th May 2018

-In our reading sessions the children will be using Reading VIPERS to help with their comprehensive skills. This involves children looking at vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval of information and sequencing or summarising within a chosen text. Further to this, the children have each selected a reading book which they continue to be expected to take home every evening and read for 20 minutes either independently or with someone else (even if they read to their pet). We are lucky to have a wonderful parent reader who is reading with the children each week and they will be expected to read the book they have selected to read independently.  Please ensure they are logging on to Accelerated Reader when they have completed a book! We are always looking for help with parent readers so if anyone is interested and willing to support our children in their reading then please pop in and see me at any point this term. This week we will be answering comprehension questions with regards to an extract regarding the Greek Mythology.   

-In our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling lessons this week we will be focussing on cohesion across sentences and ‘ance’, ‘ancy’, ‘ence’ and ‘ency’ word endings.  Our spelling test will be held on Wednesday afternoon. This week is week 2.

-In our writing lessons this week we shall be focussing on writing about the Olympic games and writing persuasive letters.    


-Our Mathematic lessons begin each day with a mental maths activity. This term we are continuing to work on answering multi-step operations using addition, multiplication, division and subtraction and problem solving and reasoning questions.

-This week in our Maths lessons we shall be exploring properties of regular and irregular polygons. I will also dedicate some time this week to continue learning to tell the time and working on time based questions.   

-MA continues to be due in every Thursday. 


This term we will be exploring ‘clothes’.


-Within my PE sessions this term we will be focussing on game making.

-Mrs Mileham will be focussing on cricket.

-All children are expected to take part in the daily mile run at 9am. No trainers…no run!

-Please can it be reminded that PE kits and trainers should be in school every single day of the school week. 


This term our focus is on Ecology. 

Art and Design 


This week we will be completing our Greek theatre masks. We were due to finish them last week, however the paper machete had not dried. So we will have them painted and completed by the end of the week. If your child would like to add any extras to their masks (such as wool for hair) please ask them to bring these in with them for Wednesday. 



This term we will be looking at using programming. This week we shall be looking at coding. 

 Homework  There were many Find out how many medals were won by different countries during the 2012    Olympics. Present your data in different ways – bar chart, table, poster... Make up 5 word problems about your