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Week Begining 9th October (Miss Wilkins)

Class 5 Zebras
For week beginning: 9th October 2017

Welcome to week 6 of term 1!

This week is another busy week! Hopefully everyone is now recovered and ready for a week of fun and learning.

Although it is very late notice, the whole class will be attending a brief visit to The Trinity Theatre the Tuesday ahead of our performance of The Tempest. We shall be leaving school after registration. All children will require a packed lunch as we shall eat before returning to school ready for an afternoon of literacy and mathematics. Please can I ask that all permission slips are returned on Monday morning. Trumpets will be postponed until the 17th October.

The children did a wonderful job last week beginning to rehearse The Tempest. All children who auditioned have a role with in the play. A handful of children have expressed their want to be part of the crew, rather than act. Therefore they will become part of the lighting team, costume or design. Tickets are still available so please get booking!

Can it be reminded that everyone should have their PE kit in everyday! This includes trainers for our mile run. No trainers…no run.

If you have any questions regarding this week please come and see me at the end of the day, rather than the morning.

Miss Wilkins

For week beginning 9th October 2017
English

-In our reading sessions the children will spend the session either reading in their tables with a teacher, reading with each other or working through the comprehension activity. Further to this, the children have each selected a reading book which they will be expected to take home every evening and read for 15 minutes either independently or with someone else (even if they read to their pet). I ask that the children write in their planners how much they have read so I can keep a log and know how they are getting on with the text. Some of the texts are my personal books so I ask that they are taken care of and returned to the class reading zone when finished with. 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.

-In our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling lessons this week we will be focussing on colons and  semi-colons.  

Our literacy lessons this week will see the children introduced to fantasy narrative, focussing on the short film ‘Eye of the Storm’. This week we will look at writing about settings, character analysis and finish the week with a Big Write focussed on a flashback.

Mathematics

-Our Mathematic lessons begin each day with a mental maths activity. This term we are working on our times tables at speed. The children have two minutes to complete as many as they can. The children are soon to be introduced to a times table app on the iPad. Watch this space!

-Last week in our Inspire Maths lessons we identified how to multiply numbers by tens, hundreds or thousands and finally dividing by tens, hundreds and thousands. This week we turn our attention to fractions, in particular like and unlike fractions. Our aim at the end of the week is to add and subtract unlike fractions.

In addition, this week I will test the children on a number of mathematical word problems.

Computing

-This week we will continue to use the iPads to update our Path Brite profiles ready for presenting at parents evening. The children all have their unique log in codes and password. Please can I remind everyone that passwords must not be changed.  

PE

-The children are incredibly lucky this term to have three separate PE teachers! Within my PE sessions we will be taking part in invasion games, in particular the sport of netball. Last week we identified and completed the different passes in netball, including the chest pass, bounce pass and shoulder pass. This week we continue to master the three types of pass used in a netball game and she then move forward to understand the rule of footwork.

-Mrs Mileham will be continuing the theme of invasion games and shall be teaching tag rugby.

-Mrs Stanford will be working with the children on cross country running.

-All children are expected to take part in the daily mile run at 9am.

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

French

-This term in French we will be looking at the theme ‘as-tu un animal?’ / ‘do you have a pet?’ In our session last week we revised our core French vocabulary for family members and moved on to remember the numbers 1-100. This week we shall be introducing the aim of the remainder of this unit, as-tu un animal? We will then move to learning eight nouns and genders for different pets.

French

-Due to use being out this Tuesday for the trip to the theatre, our trumpet lesson will be postponed until the 17th October.  

Homework

-As previously mentioned, the children this week are required to participate in fifteen minutes of reading each evening. We will eventually be moving this to twenty minutes as the term moves on. We are working to foster a love of reading with in the class, therefor they are asked to read a book of their choice; no comics or magazines please as we save those for a Friday. I ask that the children keep a log of how many pages or chapter they read each time in their planner. They are not required to always read to an adult, they are more than welcome to read independently, to a pet, a sibling or even to a teddy.

-In their learning journals this week the children have been set a talk activity, speaking to their family members about a funny story that has happened to them. The children are to recall this story in their learning journals, ready for us to discuss on Thursday. Learning journals are due in every Wednesday.

-The children have now received their spellings to revise ready for our spelling test on Wednesday 11th October. They will find a copy of these in their planners. Spelling tests will always be on Wednesday for the remainder of the term.

-Thank you for continuing to complete and support children with their MA books. The children are required to complete at least one page every week. Submission date of MA is every Thursday morning for the remainder of the year.