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This week we have began our new English unit, on a story called Gorilla by Anthony Browne. We have completed a comprehension with regards to the events and feelings of the main character, Hannah. We have been ordering the events and boxing the story up into paragraphs. In maths we have continued our unit of measures where we have looked at capacity. We have compared units of measure and have been reading scales, with and without scales. We have been looking at our new topic of plants in Science, understanding the difference between deciduous and evergreen, comparing and classifying.
Miss Parsons leaves us on Friday, to return to Avening Primary school. We wish her lots of luck as she contin
This week, we will be continuing our 'Why the Whales Came' stories in English and hopefully getting these finished. In maths, we are looking at perimeter and area (Y4's) of 2D shapes. We have started practising one of the four operations as a maths starter in each of our maths lessons. One day we will focus on addition, the next on subtraction and so on. The children are really benefiting from the opportunity to practise their number operations everyday. The children are encouraged to continue this practise at home. In RE, we have started our new unit, beginning with a lesson based on our value for the term 'Forgiveness'. In Art, we will begin learning about a new set of skills. So far, we h
This week, we will be continuing our booster lessons in English and mathematics, with a distinct focus on the children identifying what they need support with, and with the staff giving the children the support and challenge they need. Last week, the children had half an hour of independent study, where they made decisions about what they needed to practise. I was so impressed with the mature decisions the children made: so much so, that we will be continuing the independent study time this week. On Monday afternoon, representatives from Belted Galloway with be taking part in the Wild Life quiz; on Wednesday morning, another group of pupils will answer quiz questions for a competition run by
This week, we are looking forward to learning about Kandinsky, who is our artist of interest this year. We shall be taking part in lots of different activities based on his work, as well as learning a bit about the man himself and the music that inspired him. In our phonics work, we will be looking at the tricky words have, like, it's, was and you and will be continuing to apply our phonic knowledge in a range of writing, including writing part of the story of Farmer Duck. In maths, we are continuing to look at number recognition, ordering and counting on and back and will also take part in some problem solving activities. We will be welly walking on Wednesday afternoon (fingers crossed that
Welcome back! We hope you all had a good Easter break. We have started the term with an introduction to our new topic 'Roman Rule'. All the children have been very excited about this so far. In English, we will continue to write our innovated warning tale based on the book 'Why the Whales Came' by Micheal Morpurgo. Mrs Stevens actually visited Brhyer in the Isles of Scilly, where the story is set. She took lots of photos for us and told us all about the island. The children really enjoyed seeing real pictures of the place that we have been learning about. In Maths, we will begin our new unit on measuring length. We will start by recapping what the children already know and then move on to so
This week we have launched our 'Spice of India' topic by tasting lots of different Indian food. The children showed such courage to taste different spices and tastes, which lots of them really enjoyed (and wanted more of!) The children located India on a world map as well as its capital city, New Delhi. We have started a measurement topic in maths where children will be using rulers to measure length and height, comparing items using the vocabulary of longer, shorter and taller. Children will be writing one final recount this week with Miss Parsons to finish off their recount journey. In Science, we are beginning a topic on plants where we will be identifying and naming a variety of common p
Welcome back to what should be a very industrious term. We welcome Mrs Harbord, who will be working with us for three mornings and one afternoon a week to help boost our year 6s and further support out year 5 children. Mrs Cale will be working with most of year 5 for three mornings a week, where she will be delivering maths lessons and working on a reading / drama / art project centred around 'The Highway Man' poem. Year 6 children will be deepening their understanding of the key maths and English skills in order to give them the best chance to meet their potential in the up-coming SATs tests, as well as in the transition to secondary school. In addition to this, we look forward to restartin
Welcome back! We hope that you had a good break and are ready for the Summer Term. It is hard to believe that we have already reached this point in the year! This week we will be starting to bring in slightly more formal writing sessions, in groups a few times a week. This will give the children the opportunity to work with fewer distractions and develop their independence, as well a put all their learning so far into action. We have started learning the story of 'Farmer Duck' by Martin Waddell and will be using this as a basis for our writing tasks. In maths we are looking at counting, ordering and number recognition, and will be creating a class maths investigation book based on 'One is a
Coming soon! Our new web page dedicated to being physically active. We would like to celebrate children's physical activity both at school and at out of school clubs. If your child is involved in tennis, rugby, karate or any other sporting lessons or clubs, please let us know where they attend, so that we can work to promote these agencies.
Please use the email box on the Active Amberley website to send details of clubs and lessons to Mrs L Smith.