Year 5 Mr Paylor
Reception Miss Jordan
Year 1/Reception Miss Wells
Year 1 Ms Wright and Mrs Daynes
Year 2 Mr Bosher
Year 2 Miss Hall
Year 3 Mrs Molenaar
Year 3 Mrs Chadwick and Mrs Hadlow
Year 4 Mrs Tibbenham
Year 4 Miss Carr
Year 6 Mrs Jinks
This year has gone so quickly, I can't believe we are already into our last term! The children have worked amazingly hard this year and have grown into fantastic role models. This is going to be a long term and we are going to have to work hard to stay focused......
In English we have just started reading the book 'The Adventures of Odysseus'. The children have already taken an instant interest in it and are looking forward to reading more about Greek Gods and Goddesses and the battles in involved. We will be using this as a basis for our writing, in particular diaries and stories. This term we will be focusing on writing as we build up a bank of evidence to show we are working at expected level for year 6.
In Maths we are currently going back over past topics to make sure it is fresh in our minds when we come to the SATs tests. Once the tests are over we will continue to develop our investigational skills through problem solving and also look in more detail at interpreting and using statistics.
We will also continue to focus on arithmetic skills this term, ready for the arithmetic test they will sit as part of the SATs testing.
Our topic work this half term will be based around Crime and Punishment. We will be looking at how these have changed throughout history. As part of this topic we will be visiting Norwich Castle and finding out more about punishments. We will be linking this to our DT and art work.
Spellings - On a Monday, your child will be given a list of words to learn for a test the next week. They will have a list of 13 words for up to 3 weeks so we can practice them as a list, as part of dictation and to ensure we understand what they mean. They will also have 5 or 6 words each week relating to our spelling lesson.
Maths - This will be handed out on a Monday and handed in the following Monday. They should know how to answer all questions but if they do struggle they could use the internet to find out how to solve the question. Maths is fun is a good website to use.
Reading - On a Monday they will receive a comprehension activity to complete.
Reading Journals - This is a voluntary homework, when children have read a book they can use this to record what they have read and what they thought about it. They do not need to hand it in. If they choose to, I will mark it and award them credits for doing extra work.
Learning from Year 5
Skillforce have been in to work with us. The children loved it and it was great to see them working in teams and talking to one another!
Designing and making toys using cams.
Printmaking with Jenny and Tess at Sudbourne Printmakers.
A farmer and his tractor visited us.
Duckin' down the Deben trip as part of our rivers trip and a visit to West Stow
to find out more about Anglo Saxons
Weekly brass lessons with Mr McDowell