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Week Beginning Tuesday 11th June 2018 (Miss Wilkins)

Class 5 Zebras
For week beginning: 11th June 2018

Welcome to week 2 of the summer term 6! Wow didn’t last week go quick?! It was jam packed and lots of fun and as I write this I’m quite exhausted (mainly because I did a 2-hour charity spin session last night and a personal training session this morning…hopefully I’ll sprint up those mountains at the end of the month).    

A massive well done to the children for their focus, tenacity and patience with completing their CATS results this week. I have the results and am currently analysing them ready to share with those of you who are intending to meet this Tuesday. I checked the sheet as I left yesterday and it is full. Please remember this is an opportunity to discuss your child and the 11+. If you have not signed up and still want to discuss this, please contact me or the school directly and we can fit you in. Please remember this is not parents consultation. The meetings are 10 minutes per parent and begin from 3:30. I look forward to meeting with you.

Secondly, our trip to Trosley Park yesterday was just magnificent. It was a stunning day and the children were absolutely delightful. We did lots of playing in the forest and lots of beautiful art work and I am still so happy with how beautiful the day was. A massive thank you to the parents who helped (and offered to help) with transportation and a massive thank you to Mrs Newton for attending the day with us. She took some stunning photos of all the children which will be available on our class blog. Another HUGE thank you to Mrs Stanford for organising the day and Mrs Clarke for being as wonderful as ever!

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! I had many disappointing conversations with children about not having their PE kit with them because they have had their kit for a sports club the day previously Unfortunately this is not acceptable and PE kits should be in school every day.

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! However, we have some children who have read one million words…and some who have read nothing according to Accelerated Reader. 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! Spelling results were very poor on a whole this week and it is obvious when a child has revised. 

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.

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

Enjoy your weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning (we are back to our normal teaching timetable this week).

Kind regards

Miss Wilkins

For week beginning: 11th June 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 doing a variety of papers ahead of our assessment on Thursday.    

-In our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling lessons this week we will be doing LOTS Of revision ahead of our assessment on Tuesday.  


-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 focusing on arithmetic and problem solving revision for our assessments this week.  

-MA continues to be due in every Thursday. 


This term we will be exploring ‘The Olympics. 




This week we will begin creating our Greek Islands fact files. 


This term we will be exploring Islam and what it is like to be a Muslim in Britain today.


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

-Mrs Mileham will be focussing on athletics.

-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. 


This week the children will be creating a Greek Vase.


This week we will be further looking at coding and shall be using Tickle and Blockly with the iPads. 


Find out the current population of Greece. Compare this population to the UK, the USA and China. Create a graph using the information that you have found.