SATs Information Evening for Parents

It was lovely to see so many of you at the meeting earlier this evening.  We know that some of you were keen to attend but had previous commitments.  For those of you who were not able to be with us and those of you who like to have a second look at the slides, we have created a sway with the images and important information.  The link is right here.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of us.

Mrs R, Mrs dB and Mr H

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Half term holidays

It only seems five minutes since Christmas!

We have achieved a lot since our last holiday though:  revising our fraction’s knowledge and learning how to calculate with them, drama and several written outcomes around Hamlet including the fantastic presentation pieces shared today and we are half way through our fabulous rainforest topic with the highlight of meeting Dave on Tuesday.

Over half term, please can you complete the following key skills’ work?  Don’t forget to email us if you have any questions.

Happy holidays and see you on the 19th.

Mrs R and Mrs de B

Key Skills 9.2.18

Literacy-

We have given you a reading comprehension paper to have a go at next week. Read the individual text carefully before having a go at the questions whilst referring back to the text.

 

Please bring the 2 papers back on Tuesday 20th February when we will be looking through the answers together.

 

Don’t forget, a key skills club will run on Tuesday lunchtimes for those who prefer to complete their work at school.

Maths-

We will not be sending key skill tasks home weekly between now and Easter because we have created a schedule using the revision books that you have at home.

 

The grid that you are taking home today contains a suggested timetable for you to follow each week that will ensure you have covered all the areas that will appear on the SAT tests for SPAG, reading and maths.

 

Please bring your revision books to school each week to show us how you are getting on and, as always, ask for any help that you need.

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Key skills for this weekend: Friday 2 February, 2018

Literacy-

A chance to be creative this weekend. I would like you to design a poster, a pair of revision cards or a game to help the year 5s develop their understanding of conjunctions. You will need to do your own research first and make sure you know all the facts yourself. You will need to include both subordinating and coordinating conjunctions. You will need to teach the children what these terms mean, which words match to which term and how they are used. Have fun but make sure you learn this work too.

Don’t forget, a key skills club will run on Tuesday lunchtimes for those who prefer to complete their work at school.

Maths-

On Monday we looked at how to approach reasoning problems. We decided the key to solving the factor puzzles was identifying what we already knew and thinking carefully about where to start.

 

This week, you have a choice of puzzles to solve where you need to use reasoning as well as your number knowledge.   Please explain how you worked as well as finding the answer.

 

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Links for Dividing Fractions 3. Rules

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/fractions-division-whole-numbers.html

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Links for Dividing Fractions 2. Song

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Links for Dividing Fractions 1. Video Clip

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/5240-divide-a-fraction-by-a-whole-number/

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Key Skills 19th Jan

Key Skills 19.1.18

Literacy-Grammar. Adverbs and adjectives

Write a set of instructions that tell me how you identify which word is an adjective and which word is an adverb.

1. Complete the SAT style questions on the sheet, annotating your thinking at the side if this helps you.

2. Write a brief summary explaining which questions were hardest or caused confusion and why this was.

3. Practice spellings from the common exception (Y5 and 6) spelling list.

Key Skills 19.1.18 Maths- Fractions

This week we have looked at addition and subtraction of fractions with the same and different denominators. You have chosen a sheet to practice these skills.

After you have completed this task, please have a look in your revision books and read the sections on fractions. You could even get ahead of the game and read the page about multiplying and dividing fractions, which we will be doing next week.

Don’t forget, a key skills club will run on Tuesday lunchtimes for those who prefer to complete their work at school.

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Multiplying Fraction’s Link for Tues 23rd Jan

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Rainforest Link

https://sway.com/GlKtZe-5z8Y0PEMv

 

Examples of fact files for presentation

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Happy New Year!

Evening Everyone

Mrs Rosevear and I have been so pleased with the start to 2018 that Churchill Class have made.  We have had seven days of hard work and enjoyment of our new topics.  Particular highlights are starting our ‘Rainforest’ topic, the teacher’s personal favourite.  We used atlases to identify the regions of the world where rainforests are found whilst also discussing; the equator, tropics, latitude and longitude, the continents and oceans.  Everyone took great care to present their work neatly when transferring information from the atlases to our own world maps.  Not an easy skill!

 

Mrs R has donned her football coaching hat and two enjoyable, if slightly chilly, sessions have taken place on the playground already.  We’re hoping the FA don’t spot her potential and tempt her with a million pound pay-packet.

Across school, we have started a new spelling scheme and have all adapted quickly to the short, sharp daily activities and are enjoying our trips to space and Planet Spelling.

In English, Mr Hall has been working on Hamlet with all of Year 6 and several drama sessions have taken place.  Make sure you ask your child about the storyline as they are becoming mini experts!

The key skills for this week will be posted shortly.  Don’t forget to continue using your revision guides.

Mrs de B and Mrs R

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