Jaguars Class Blog

P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday.

 Friday 20th May 2022

Well done to all of our fabulous students who have walked to school this week!

 In Art we have completed our portraits of the Queen ready for the jubilee celebrations. The portraits are wonderful and the children should feel proud of their achievements. 

In PHSE this week we have created a healthy eating snack for our breaktimes and will continue with this topic next week.

In RE in our continuing topic on Hinduism, we have looked at the theme of Moksha.

In Maths we have continued with our topic on Money and have ordered, added and subtracted money.

In Music we had a really fun lesson learning basic Spanish greetings to help us sing two Spanish songs! It really was a fun experience and the children did a fantastic job of group singing!

In IT we are continuing programming using the Scratch programme.

In Topic we are continuing to look at Northamptonshire with it's many villages and towns.

In Reading we have started our new adventure story called 'KrindleKrax' by Phillip Ridley.

In English we have started our diary entries and children have enjoyed using descriptive language to set the scene.

Please see this week's spellings and portraits below:

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Friday 13thMay 2022

This week we have been lucky to practise portraits of the Queen in preparation for the jubilee celebrations. The portraits are magnificent and I can only look forward to the painted versions that we will complete next week. We definitely have some budding artists amongst us.

In RE we looked at the meaning of Dharma, Karma and reincarnation in our Hinduism topic.

In Maths children have been working on money and decimals and have rounded, and ordered decimals and money. We continue to practise our times tables.

In PHSE as part of Mental Health Awareness week, we looked at loneliness. Children were able to think of ideas on how to be less lonely and created drawings and top tips for our PHSE floor book.

In English, we looked at exciting vocabulary for our diary entries and have enjoyed creating a plan for the diary entry.

In Music we have identified musical families that are part of an orchestra and this week we formed our own band. Children were able to show their band's performances which was a lot of fun!

In Science we identified seeds and how they are dispersed in our topic on 'Our Changing World'.

In Topic we enjoyed finding out about neighbouring counties when we looked at the counties in the UK. We also discovered the villages and towns in Northamptonshire.

It's been a fun week of learning and children have been marvellous with their continued effort and contributions in class.

Please see this week's spellings below:

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Friday 6th May 2022

It's been wonderful to welcome the children back after a lovely bank holiday.

This week in English we have been looking at the comprehension of diary entries and identifying the features of them in class. Mrs. Brealey has very kindly bought some real diaries to look at. In class we looked at Queen Boudicca's diary entry and a Viking diary entry. Children were able to identify many features of diary writing.

In maths we have been comparing decimals and identifying decimals using visual representations. We are also focussing on our problem solving and  reasoning skills in maths. We have given ourselves a reminder of Roman Numerals with Roman Numerals bingo! We are continuing to focus on being fluent in our times tables.

Please continue to practise these at home. Year 3: 3,4 and 8 times tables and Year 4: 6,7 and 9 times tables.

In PHSE we are looking at making choices. We are focussing on making choices in friendships. We will also remind ourselves about dog safety and being safe around all animals. 

In Reading we are thoroughly enjoying our Scandinavian tale of Beowulf. We have made predictions about the text and are still looking at the interesting vocabulary that we've found when reading.

In Geography we are still enjoying our topic on our local environment. We are doing a fantastic job of researching the local area and looked at jobs in the local community and how we can support the local community and keep the local environment clean.

In Science we identified different trees and labelled the parts of a tree and wrote our observations of how our tree is changing as we moving from Spring to Summer. Children completed this activity as a diary entry as a cross-curricular approach to our learning with Science and English.  This was an extremely fun lesson where children were able to share their diary entries with the class. 

Please see this week's spelling below:

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Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

Friday 29th April 2022

We've had a wonderful week of learning this week. 

In English children have been looking at a diary entry for Lily and mapped out a diary entry in talk for writing. We used drama to act out balancing books on our head to identify with how our character Lily must have felt in deportment lessons during Victorian times. It was so much fun!

In Maths we have completed our unit on fractions and are now moving onto decimals and money.

In PE we had a wonderful tennis coach and enjoyed some sunshine this week when we practised our tennis skills. There are definitely some tennis champions in Jaguars class!

In reading we have continued to look at the ancient Scandinavian story of Beowulf and we were fascinated with the old English version that we listened to.

In Music we looked at different musical instrument families and created our own clues for percussion, woodwind, strings and the brass family.

In art we continued with our Hinduism topic and created rangoli patterns. Luckily, Seren could share her rangoli patterns with us.

In Science we thoroughly enjoyed looking at the wonderful pictures of trees that children shared with us from their gardens. It was very exciting to see so many different trees. Thank you for taking the time to print out the amazing pictures.

In topic we are finding out the local history of Bozeat and we have already found some amazing and interesting facts! 

It has been an amazing week of learning.

I hope you all enjoy having a restful bank holiday.

Homework: Learn 4, 8 and 3 times tables and spellings below

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 Welcome to Summer term! 

Friday 22nd April 2022

I hope you had a lovely Easter break. 

This week the children have been having fun with their learning.

In English we have been looking at possessive apostrophes and exciting vocabulary from Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.

In maths we have enjoyed finding fractions of amounts using resources.

In PE we were very acrobatic and created balancing sequences in small teams.

In music we looked at music from around the world and children really enjoyed the wide variety of music that we listened to. Many children had favourite countries and identified the instruments that were being used.

For science we looked at how the leaves of trees change their colour during the different seasons and why this happens. Children knew a lot about trees and certainly had their favourites! 

Homework for Science is to find a picture of your favourite tree and bring into school to share with the class for this week's lesson.

This is my favourite tree from my garden:Garden tree

 

In Art, we created a Kandinsky piece of art together in a group and focussed on his famous work of concentric circles. We worked in teams and completed the art using non-verbal communication. We mixed primary and secondary colours.

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In reading, we have looked at the ancient tale of Beowulf.

In computing, children were able to programme characters to move and make sounds. It has been an exciting week of learning for all!

Please practise the spellings below and 4 and 8 times tables for homework:

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Spring term review

I would just like to say an enormous thank you for all of the support which you have given to me over the last few months. It has been an enormous pleasure to know you all and to teach your wonderful children. I will miss Bozeat school and will miss Jaguars class very much. 

Please have a restful and happy Easter holiday. I hope that the sun shines for everyone. 

Spellings and times tables will resume after the Easter break.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Spring 2-review-26/03/22

I can not believe that the time is whizzing by so quickly and that we find ourselves facing the last week of the spring term. As usual, we have been very busy in Jaguars class. 

Your amazingly talented children performed their long awaited strings concert in the hall this week - thank you to those of you who were able to support this. The children did so well. In history lessons, we have been learning about that larger than life character, Henry VIII and his ill fated wives. In science lessons we have been investigating different soils and have been learning about what soil is, why it is so important to us all and where soil comes from. We have even found the odd earthworm!

We have ploughed on with our sewing, been learning about equivalent fractions and have written both our warm write - 'How to look  after a wolf' and our hot write- 'How to make a transformation potion'. The class have been writing some very imaginative sets of instructions, from how to make potions that transform you to  a top footballer for a day, to potions that will give you the power of flight  or turn rocks into gold!

We were lucky enough to be invited to a special Easter experience at the church this week, to learn more about the Easter story and to do some lovely craft activities, including painting and making Easter gardens.

It was a pleasure to see so many of you for the parent information evenings this week. As ever, thank you so much for your support.

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Spring 2 - review - 18/03/22

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During another busy week, the class have had the excitement of an amazing science workshop, presented by a visiting company. The theme of this interactive workshop was the human body. The children have been learning about the senses and how these work, the circulatory system, the respiratory system and about healthy eating and the importance of this. The workshop was presented with the help of some very entertaining drama and with some fabulous props, such as a giant eyeball, a giant ear and a replica set of lungs! A real treat and extremely educational.

In our own class science lesson, the children have investigated a variety of rocks to discover which one they thought was the most suitable for making a sculpture from. In order to decide this, they carried out a fair test investigation - a scratch test, to explore the hardness and strength of the different rocks. It has been a very scientific week!

In maths lessons the class have been learning about fractions- unit and non unit fractions, mixed numbers and fractions on number lines. More fraction learning to come next week. We have also revised the method of formal column addition and taken another quick look at decimals in our mathematics lesson.

In English lessons, the main theme of the week has been handwriting and presentation and, along with the other classes in school, we have now prepared our entries for the Queen Mother handwriting competition. I am so impressed with the standard which the children have achieved and we are very hopeful......

For music this week, we have had our final strings lesson and have been preparing for the mini concerts next Thursday. We hope to welcome as many of you as possible, to showcase what the children have been learning. It is not too late to sign your child up for music lessons next term. There is a choice of violin, viola or cello lessons. This is a golden opportunity, so please contact the office if you are interested.

We have continued with our cross stitch sewing this week for art, which some of the class are finding very tricky and some are finding much easier, depending mostly on whether they have tried their hand at sewing before. We will plough on......

We have stayed very active this week, with a tennis taster lesson in addition to our usual PE slots. The class really loved this and should have brought home a leaflet about local tennis clubs and activities.

Please remember, spelling test and reading record check on Friday and times tables test on Thursday. Thank you for your support.

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P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday.

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Spring 2 - review - 11/03/22

I can not believe that another week has flown by already!

Following on from our exciting reading activities last week, we have started studying the book 'Cogheart' in class and are already intrigued by the silver eyed men and by the secrets and adventures implied by the blurb and by the extracts which we have read together so far!

In writing lessons the children have identified the features of a well written instructional text, have answered comprehension questions and have compared different written instructions.

Maths lessons have incorporated the skills of dividing 3 digits by 2 digits, general  consolidation of division skills, scaling and correspondence problems. In our arithmetic lesson we have been learning about decimals.

The class have also designed a simple cross stitch bookmark, sorted out rocks and stones using a branching database , continued learning about Hindu festivals and have sorted some of the events of the Tudor period chronologically. An exciting world of battles, Tudor monarchs, globe circumnavigation and exploration has started to unfold before us......

This week has also seen a focus on fitness and exercise. We have been treated to an extra cricket session in addition to our usual P.E. time and have been trying to get out onto the playground for a short daily run.

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Spring 2 - review - 04/03/22

 

P.E. days

 

P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday

 

What a rich and varied week it has been in Jaguars class!

Theme of the week has been reading for pleasure, to celebrate world book day. We have enjoyed sharing books in class, reading extracts from 'The worst class in the world' by Joanna Nadin and have enjoyed some extended story time readings at the end of the school  day. It was lovely to welcome so many of you into school for our 'book and biscuit' session on world book day. Thank you for joining us!

On world book day we also tuned into a live broadcast led by authors and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo, Joanna Nadin, Nadia Shareen and Rikin Parekh. We were treated to book readings, hints and tips about creating imaginative plots and characters and were able to watch as the illustrators created their character drawings.

On Tuesday, we tuned into a zoom session just for our class from the scientists at the Natural History Museum in London. We were treated to a virtual tour of the museum and we took part in a virtual workshop  about volcanoes, learning more about the structure of the earth, tectonic plates, effusive and explosive volcanoes. It was a great learning experience for the class.

The children have also studied, sorted and described a fantastic selection of rocks, borrowed from a local secondary school, as part of our science studies, have learned about some key Hindu festivals, have had a try at cross stitching, have been busy dividing 2digits by 1 digit and adding and subtracting fractions in maths lessons and have begun to learn about the features and structure of well written instructions.

We are to start a new mini history and geography topic - The Tudors- on Monday. This is the accompanying homework grid , which will be given out on Monday. Thank you, as ever, for your support.

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Spelling test - Friday, Reading record check - Friday. Times tables test - Thursday.

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Spring 2 - review - 25/02/22

It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school after the half term break. The evenings are becoming lighter and, despite the cold and stormy weather, there is a hint of spring in the air. As usual, it has been a busy, varied and productive week in class. 

In English lessons the children have completed their reading and grammar PIXL assessments and have written some amazing poems about a wolf. In maths lessons we are now learning more about division and have been using different methods such as partitioning and using the formal 'bus stop' method to answer division calculations. There has been a sharp focus on reading in class this week, with extra time given to hearing individual readers and checking reading book levels. A focus on reading will continue into next week in celebration of world book day.

In science we have started our new topic - rocks. The class have watched short film clips about fossil hunters and about how fossils are formed, before recording this in their books. In art lessons we have been learning about embroidery and have looked at pictures of the Bayeux Tapestry. The children have all practised threading a needle, in preparation for some sewing next week!

Our new computing topic is branching data bases and this week the children have become experts at sorting sets of objects by generating 'yes' and 'no' questions. Our amazing strings lessons are continuing this term and the children are becoming more skilled by the week. We are planning a short concert at the end of term -details to follow........

We have a treat to look forward to next week. On Tuesday afternoon a special volcanoes workshop will be zoomed into Jaguars classroom from the Natural History Museum in London. This should be a really enjoyable afternoon for the children.

There will be no P.E. on Tuesday, as the workshop takes place during our usual P.E. time. 

Times tables tests will resume on Thursday, spelling test will be on Friday and reading records will be checked on Friday.

 

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Spring 1 - review - 11/02/22

 

 P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday

 

This week in Jaguars we have been busy with our termly PIXL assessments, but have still had the time to reflect on our museum visit, complete our portal story hot writes, use the short formal method of multiplication when multiplying two and three digit numbers by one digit, write concept maps to explain water and its changes of state, complete our surrealist art work in the style of Magritte, continue with our strings lessons and further explore the use of publisher, to design  templates and insert place holders into these.

Thank you for all of the amazing pieces of homework which your children have completed - we have enjoyed sharing and displaying these and will continue to do so after the break.

Wishing everyone a lovely break next week.

Next term, spelling test and reading record check on Friday.

No times tables test first week back, to give a half term break from learning tables - although the class can log onto TT Rockstars as often as they wish!

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  Spring 1 - week 4 review - 04/02/22

            P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday.

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What a fabulous day we all had at Northampton museum on Wednesday!

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Strings lessons are progressing well!

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Times tables test will be on Thursday, spellings will be on Friday and reading record check will be on Friday. Thank you for your support.

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Spring 1 - week 2 review -21/01/22

P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday.

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It has been another busy week in Jaguars class. We have had our second strings lesson, learning about the different notes played by each string and beginning to play simple tunes. In history lessons the children have been learning all about the Anglo Saxon trials and have written some fabulous information reports about the Anglo Saxons. In R.E. the class have been learning about how Hindus worship both at home and at the Mandir and have watched two short film clips about this. In our P.H.S.E. lesson the class have been learning about the difference between a danger, a hazard and a risk and have discussed and rated lots of different scenarios. Included in this lesson was much discussion about online safety.

In maths the children have been further improving their multiplication and division skills, including lots of times tables practice and in our arithmetic lesson today we looked at decimals, which many of the children are beginning to get an understanding of.

In English lessons we have been learning about subordinate and main clauses and subordinate conjunctions. We have also revised adverbs, alliteration and similes. In our class reading we are studying a beautiful book titled The Land of Neverwhere. This week we have been learning the meaning of lots of words from the book which are new to the class.

Thank you for supporting the new homework grid. We already have a beautiful, growing collection of Viking shields, fabulous facts and portal stories. Please keep these coming into  school!

Times tables test - Thursday

Spelling test and reading record check - Friday

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Spring 1 - week2 review-14/01/22

P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday.

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This week on Thursday we enjoyed our first strings lesson - the children had the opportunity to examine a range of stringed instruments - cellos, violins and violas-and to begin to play these. This week the children learned about the strings and how to pluck these. We will be having a strings lesson every Thursday this term, culminating in a concert-style presentation, if circumstances allow this.

We are busy learning about the Anglo-Saxons in history lessons, which will lead into learning about the Vikings later this term. I have secured a booking to a special Viking day being held at the Northampton museum in Guildhall Road. We are lucky to have secured this, as there are limited places. The day will be jam packed with exciting activities for the children, including re-enactments, artefact handling and art activities. Your child will be bringing a letter home. Please support this if you possibly can.

In science we have been reading and interpreting line graphs, in maths we have been continuing to learn the times tables and to learn more about the skills of multiplication and division, including problem solving questions. In English lessons we have been continuing to study our new exemplar text - a portal story- and have been using alliteration and commas in lists.

 

Spelling test - Friday

Times tables test - Thursday

Reading record check - Friday

 

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Spring 1 - week 1 review - 07/01/22

P.E. day change - Tuesday and Friday every week this term.

Homework grid

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Happy New Year 

 

Firstly I would like to thank everyone for the lovely gifts, cards and general support and good wishes in the last week of term. 

I hope that you all had a good Christmas break. This week we have started our new history and geography topic and have begun learning about the Anglo-Saxons. This will be an exciting topic  and the class will also be learning about the Vikings. Our topic is titled 'Whose Land is it Anyway?' and is all about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking invaders and settlers.

In our music lessons this term we will have a visiting musician working with our class every Thursday afternoon and the children will be learning how to play stringed instruments. This begins next week!

Spelling test will continue to be on Friday this term, reading records will be checked on Friday and times tables tests will be on Thursday. 

Please take a look at the homework grid.

 

Year four spellings -the /ee/sound spelled with an i - beautiful, nastiness, prettiest, silliness, merriment, penniless,

happily, plentiful, pitiful, happiness.

 

Year three spellings - the suffix -ly - calmly, deadly, hourly, exactly, quickly, boldly, gladly,

bravely, deeply, clearly.

 

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Autumn 2 - week 7 review - 17/12/21

Next term P.E. days will be Monday and Friday.

We have had a lovely week in school, with Christmas decorations appearing in the classroom and Christmas carols being sung in assemblies. We have also enjoyed an 
exciting trip to the pantomime! We have also been very busy
finishing off work in all the different subjects, leaving things ready for a sparkling new start in January.

Christmas aside, the overwhelming theme of the week in Jaguars class has been times tables. We have now revised the twos, fives, tens and threes as a class, learning
these with increasing fluency. We are studying division questions alongside the multiplication questions, both being of equal importance.
This week, many of the children achieved their multiples marathon challenge (the name of their weekly test) and have moved on to the next level.
A special mention for Emily here, as she is forging ahead - well done Emily!

Thank you for supporting this learning at home - it is such a valuable use of time
as fluency with the times tables will really help your child to progress and feel confident with maths.

In science, we have studied the water cycle, learning about evaporation and condensation. Gilbert led the class and wowed us with his fantastic knowledge
about this subject.
In writing lessons, the children have written some beautiful poems this week and have copied these into their English books in their very best handwriting.
In R.E. we have remembered the true meaning of Christmas, have revisited the Christmas story, have looked at Christmas cards to see how many actually
reflect the true meaning of Christmas and have designed a picture for a Christmas card which shows an aspect of the Christmas story.

On that note, may I wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas. Thank you to all of you for the support which you have shown to me, to the school and
to your children , throughout this very busy term.

Times tables test - first week of term, on Thursday.
Spelling test - first week of term, on Friday.
Reading record check - first week of term, on Friday.

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Autumn 2 - week 6 review - 10/12/21

P.E. days are Monday and Friday

The highlight of our week has been performing our class assembly in the hall. In a way, we benefitted from the new Covid arrangements as the class got the opportunity to
perform their assembly twice -
once to the school and the second time to parents. Thank you to everyone who was able to support this. The children so enjoyed themselves and I think you will agree that
they did magnificently.

We have also been on a visit to the church to learn more about the Christmas story and to make cards, decorations, Christingles, paintings and to decorate the Bozeat Primary
School Christmas tree, on display
in church. The class also decorated biscuits with icing and various sprinkles. A lovely morning and a real treat for all.

We have also started our new maths topic of multiplication, have completed our English hot writes and edited these against the toolkit and have also written our topic hot writes,
to round off
our extreme earth topic.

We are continuing with our weekly spelling and times tables tests, so please do all you can to support your children with these. It is especially important that the year four children
get to grips with
their times tables! We will still be having a spelling test next Friday, and reading records will also be checked. Otherwise it will be a day of festivities.

Reading records are checked on Fridays.
Spelling test on Friday.
Times tables test on Thursday.




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Autumn 2 -week 5 review - 03/12/21

 

P.E. days are Monday and Friday

It was lovely to see so many grandparents in school for our craft afternoon last week. The children enjoyed this so much and were excited to  welcome their grandparents into
the classroom.

This week we have been busy preparing our class assembly. This will be on Wednesday 8th December at 2.45 and you are warmly welcome to join us for this.

We also have a trip to the church on Thursday morning to look forward to, for a Christmas craft experience and it is our school Christmas jumper day on Friday.

It has been another busy week. We have refined our animations in our computing lesson, have been learning more about earthquakes around the world and why
these happen, have completed
some creative writing
about earthquakes and have classified materials as solids, liquids or gasses in our science lesson.

In English lessons the class have completed their hot writes, in guided reading they have used their inference skills and in maths the children have been learning
about constant difference, rounding and estimating and checking the answers to their calculations by using the inverse operation.

I have, as ever, been very proud of the children this week. We have had some visiting teachers in our classroom, who were very impressed with the wonderful
manners and good learning attitudes of the children.
Well done Jaguars!

Spelling test and reading record check will be on Friday.
Times tables test will be on Thursday.
CLASS ASSEMBLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 2.45

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Autumn 2 - week 3 review - 19/11/21

Please note that P.E. will now be on Mondays and Fridays. 

Please bring P.E. kits to school on Monday.




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What a busy week we have had. I would like to start by saying that I am so lucky to be the teacher of such an amazing group of children. This week I have really appreciated the

resilience, strength and kindness of my class. 

This week we have completed our volcano paintings, which are now on display in the classroom and are wonderful! Well done Jaguars. We have also set up fair test investigations to help

us to learn more about freezing and melting, carefully measuring specific amounts of water with which to make ice cubes of various shapes and sizes. 

In English lessons we have been learning about fronted adverbials, have written a toolkit for an explanation text and have planned our warm write - an explanation of why the dinosaurs 

became extinct. This has involved lots of reading about dinosaurs and the class have discovered some fascinating facts this week.

In maths we have been busy with our subtraction work - this week, completing three digit calculations including exchanges and going onto four digit calculations without exchanges. 

In every maths lesson we are looking at reasoning questions and unpicking these.

In computing the class have used the stop motion app on the iPads and have begun to make simple animations - great fun!

Thank you for your continued support with homework, spellings, times tables and reading. Times tables test will be on Thursday, spelling test will be on Friday and  reading books will be 

checked on Friday.

Well done this week to Seren, who has been awarded a certificate for 100 reads and to Kaiden who has been awarded a certificate for 50 reads.

 









Autumn 2 - week 2 Review - 12/11/21

P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday

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Firstly, thank you to all of you for supporting your children with their reading, spellings, times tables learning and with the homework grid. Today I have given out the
first certificates for reading - 50 reads
earn a bronze award, 100 reads earn a gold certificate and 150 reads earn a platinum certificate. Well done to Rosie, who has earned a gold award, and well done to
Seren, Ophelia, Isabelle and Emily, who
have all earned a bronze award. Please keep reading!
Reading records are checked every Friday. Please send these into school.
Times tables test is on Thursday, spelling test is on Friday.

We seem to have had a very creative week in Jaguars. The children have painted some colourful and stunning volcano pictures. They will be finishing these with chalks
and pastels
next week and I am so looking
forward to seeing the finished masterpieces! The children have also been learning about graphic design and everyday objects. They have drawn some beautiful and
detailed
observational drawings of packages from
my kitchen!
In maths lessons the class have been consolidating their work on column addition, including adding two four digit numbers and have begun to learn more about
column subtraction.
We have also been looking more
closely at worded maths problems and how to unpick these.
In English lessons the children have been learning more about the features of an explanation text, have compared different explanation texts and have completed a
reading comprehension.
In our guided reading lessons
the class have continued to enjoy reading extracts for the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Jaguars class also took part in a school visit to church on Remembrance Day this week. They behaved beautifully and I am very proud of my class.


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Autumn 2 - week 1 Review - 05/11/21

P.E. days are Tuesday and Friday 

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This week we have started a brand new science topic and are learning about solids, liquids and gasses. We had fun examining lots of different materials and identifying their properties. A messy but highly enjoyable lesson! In computing  we are now learning about animations. This week we have been finding out how simple animations are put together and the children enjoyed making their own simple flick books. In R.E. we are continuing our study of  Christianity and have begun to learn about the life and ministry of Jesus in more detail.  Despite the changing weather, we are still managing to do P.E. outside in the fresh air. We were able to take advantage of a glorious sunny afternoon to try out different team games and activities. We have also started a new art topic and have begun to learn about graphic design. The class have enjoyed studying typography this week, writing their own name in different ways to represent different moods and feelings. The children have also written some beautiful poems about volcanoes, which will be copied out and illustrated for display next week as I am so pleased with them.

In maths lessons, the children have been learning about place value addition and subtraction, including problem solving questions, which we will continue with next week. We have also been busy learning our times tables. Every Friday we have an arithmetic lesson, looking at a different skill each week. This week we have started to learn about decimals.

COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

A competition is being launched on Times Tables Rock Stars at 7.30am on Monday morning. The competition runs until 7.30pm on Thursday evening, so is live for four days only. Children across the country  have been invited to spend up to one hour on Times Tables Rock Stars at home each day. There are prizes to be won for classes, individuals and whole schools, so please help your children to get involved. Minutes on TTRC next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mean prizes!

Spelling tests will be on Friday next week as usual, along with the weekly reading record check.

Times tables test will be on Thursday.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Autumn 1 - Week 7 Review - 22/10/21
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What a busy week we have had in Jaguars class!

First of all, it was lovely to meet so many of you on Monday and Tuesday at the parent information evenings. If you had to cancel your appointment due to your child not being in school, please catch me on the playground at the end of the school day to make an alternative arrangement. I am available most afternoons at the end of the school day. I also look forward to meeting with those of you awaiting alternative arrangements after the half term break.

Secondly, Jaguars have had an industrious week  completing our autumn term PIXL assessments in arithmetic, maths reasoning, reading, spelling and grammar. The children have also written their hot writes and have independently planned and written their own finding tale - with a focus on using fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, adverbs, rhetorical questions and interesting verbs. Some fabulous stories have been written. The children really have earned their half term break!

In addition, we have also managed to fit in a geography afternoon, learning all about tornadoes- how and where these form and the damage which they can cause. Jaguars have also learned about Christian symbols and have enjoyed drawing and writing about these. We have rounded off our PSHE topic about feelings with some much loved drama activities. On a more serious note, we have talked about bullying, including on line bullying, and the importance of seeking help if this happens to us. 

We have also enjoyed one of our special school celebration assemblies and have celebrated achievements both in and out of school.

Thank you for your continued support with reading, spellings and times tables. Reading records will continue to be checked every Friday after half term. The times tables test will be on Thursdays and the spelling test will be on Fridays.

I wish you all a very happy and restful half term break

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Autumn 1 - Week 6 Review - 15/10/21

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It was lovely to see so many of you at the harvest festival celebration in church the children were so excited to be performing there pumpkin poem I am sure you will agree that they did an amazing job!

In maths this week we have been continuing our lessons about place value and have been learning how to add and subtract fractions. We have also started to learn how to find fractions of a number.

In English lessons the children have planned and written their warm write versions of a Finding Tale. They have amazed me with their imaginative ideas and I can't wait to see what they plan for their hot writes next week. 

In PSHE lessons Jaguars have been learning about feelings and emotions and how we express these. They have shown maturity and kindness when discussing how to react to the moods and emotions of others and have really impressed me. I have also discovered that we have some budding actors in our class! In RE lessons the class have been studying the topic of Christian festivals - always a popular subject.

The class display of stained glass window designs has taken shape and the children are very proud of their artwork. We have also had a focus on handwriting and presentation this week, have taken part in cricket activities and have been doing lots of reading in class. Most of the children have brought in their reading records this week, thank you for your support.

Next week, there will be a spelling test on Friday and a times tables test on Thursday, the children have brought these home to learn. 

I am looking forward to meeting many of you at parents evening next week.  

Autumn 1 - Week 5 Review - 08/10/21

 

The children have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

The children need to bring their reading records to school every Friday to be checked. Thank you for your support. 

Thank you for supporting your children with the homework grid. We have already seen some super work!

We are so proud of your children this week. They have coped so well with saying goodbye to Mrs Griffin as she starts her maternity leave and have welcomed me as their new teacher. They have taken these changes in their stride. They are a credit to you all. 

This week we have been learning a harvest poem to perform at the harvest service in church next week, have been planning out our own finding tales and have completed our stained glass window designs in art. In computing lessons we have been learning about how computers and devices are linked together and had fun trying to simulate a computer network by passing multiple messages around the classroom as quickly as possible! In science lessons we have been planning fair test investigations linked to our topic about the human body, whilst in geography lessons we have been learning about tsunamis. In maths lessons we have been continuing to study place value and have started to try out the bus stop method for working out division calculations.

In addition to the weekly spelling test, the class will now also be having a times table test each Friday. There are certificates to be earned as the class work through the 'multiples marathon'. Please look on the back of your child's spelling list to find the times table which they need to learn for their test. Your support is appreciated. Thank you!

This week's spellings:

spellings week 6

 

Homework Grid

Autumn 1 - Week 4 Review - 01/10/21

The children have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

These children didn't have their reading records this week: Toby, Gilbert, Faith, Holly, Owen and Annabel. Please ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly.

We've had another great week in Jaguars class this week.

English: We have started exploring Finding Tales, and the children got so excited to use their imaginations to come up with a story where their character found some mysterious money and a rusty, old key...

Maths: This week the children have been looking at rounding. We have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and even 1000! Ask your child to show you the method and I'm sure you'll hear a wonderful story involving going to see our next door neighbour.

Science: In science this week, we looked at muscles. The children had a great work out and completed exercises for their biceps, triceps, abdominals, obliques, gluteals, quadriceps and calves.

Geography: Following our learning of volcanoes, we spoke this week about earthquakes; the effect they have and how they are measured.

The children also completed their Christmas Card designs this week and have brought them home. Please ensure you submit your order if you would like anything!

I wish the children all the best this year as I go off on maternity leave. It has been lovely getting to know them the past couple of weeks and I can already see the potential they all have and how much they will achieve this year! Good Luck Jaguars!

This week's spellings:

A1W5 spellings

 

Autumn 1 - Week 3 Review - 24/09/21

The children have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

Please ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly.

Welcome to the first Jaguars Class update! The children of Jaguars have shown great resilience the past few weeks whilst being taught by various people. They have done extraordinarily well and have still been producing some high-quality work.

English: The children have been looking at writing a discussion text. We've had lots of interesting debates being considered, including:

Should theme parks exist? Should men have beards? Should children eat ice cream before bed?

We completed the unit this week, with children writing their Hot Writes on Thursday. We are really impressed with what they have produced. All children worked really hard at including fronted adverbials, rhetorical questions and expanded noun phrases.

Maths: This week the children have been looking at 'more or less'. They have been identifying 1 more or less, 10 more or less, 100 more or less and even 1000 more or less.

Science: In science this week, we looked at skeletons. The children should be able to tell you the 3 main roles of the skeleton. We compared the different skeletons of different animals and discussed that some animals don't have skeletons - the children learnt the terms 'vertebrate' and 'invertebrate'.

Computing: We had a really fun computing lesson this week! In pairs, the children were challenged to create the same painting - one child using watercolour paints and a paintbrush on paper, the other, using the Paint app on a laptop. We discussed and compared the difference and how devices can help us perform a variety of tasks.

Geography: Volcanoes have been our focus the last 2 weeks in geography! We have spoken about where you would find volcanoes on the earth (ask your child to explain tectonic plates!) and the effect of living near a volcano. We thought about the positives and negatives based on whether the volcano is an active, dormant or extinct volcano.

Music: In music, we discussed the terms 'symphony' and 'orchestra' and discussed how composers use music to reflect an experience or enhance a visual image. Next time you watch a film at home, take note of the background music and how it enhances what you're watching!

This week's spellings:

A1W4 spellings

 

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Summer 2 - Week 5 Review

The children have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

These children didn't have their reading records this week: Tai. Please ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly.

The children finally got to enjoy their Sports Day! They had great fun walking up to the playing field and spending time going around the different events that were set up; egg and spoon race, bean bag throw, sack race, javelin, hoop the loop and penalty shoot out. They even got to do some of the typical running races. Well done to Isobel for getting the Best Girl award and Oscar for receiving the Best Boy award in our class! All the children did fantastically, showed great sportsmanship and determination and had a great time.

English: In English, we started our new text of a journey rescue tale! The children enjoyed discussing superheroes this week and exploring the story of Traction Man. They have worked very hard to story map the text, identify the key language features and use this to create our toolkit, as well as boxing up the structure to help us plan our own version of Traction Man! Here are pictures of our text map, toolkit, and boxing up structure:

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Maths: In maths, we continued our topic of shape. We explored 2D shapes, specifically triangles and quadrilaterals. Ask your children what the 3 types of triangle are and what's the difference between them. Also quiz them to see how many different quadrilaterals they can name (and their different properties!).

Science: This week in science we continued our learning of forces by exploring how magnets attract and repel. Here is a diagram one of the children drew to show their understanding:

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This week's spellings:

spellingsw6

Summer 2 - Week 4 Review

The children have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

These children didn't have their reading records this week: Layla, Phebe, Cashton, Tai, Oscar. Please ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly.

Although Sports Day was unfortunately postponed on Monday, the children still got to experience some excitement! Nathan and Lexi from our class were chosen to speak on the radio, and the children were really lucky to experience a training session with a gold-medallist Olympian this week! Andy Turner (hurdler) came in on Monday and completed a session with the children, teaching them the 'on your marks, get set, go' positions and how to run with pace over hurdles.

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English: In English, we completed our topic of newspaper reports. The children independently planned and wrote a newspaper report based on the suspense story they wrote a couple of months ago. They even got to plan the layout of their report and structure it themselves! Here are some examples from the children:

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Maths: In maths, we continued our topic of shape. We revised the 4 types of angle: acute, obtuse, reflex and right angle. We then moved on to differentiating between horizontal and vertical lines, as well as parallel and perpendicular. We also looked at lines of symmetry.

Science: This week in science we continued our learning of forces by exploring what magnets can do and which materials are magnetic. The children used fishing rod magnets to 'fish' for magnetic materials in water, then we sorted the objects into a table to show which materials were magnetic and which weren't. We discovered that only metals are magnetic, by not all metals are magnetic. The children then tested magnets to see how many paper clips they could hold in a chain, and how many sheets of paper it could hold up on the whiteboard, as well as seeing how high the magnet could make a paper clip jump up. Here are some pictures from our lesson:

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This week's spellings:

spellingsw4

Summer 2 - Week 3 Review

The children have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

These children didn't have their reading records this week: Cashton, Tai, Oscar. Please ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly.

English: In English, we continued our topic of newspaper reports. We completed our boxing up of the structure of a newspaper report, and we explored the key features of our model text to help us construct our toolkit:

Toolkit     Structure

The children have then been using these to write their own newspaper report about the dragon in the classroom! 

Maths: In maths, we started our new topic of shape. We started by talking about the points of a compass and thinking about directions, including turns. The children should be able to tell you that turns involve a start/end point, clockwise/anti-clockwise and how much of a turn (quarter turn, half turn or three quarter turn) - some children even managed to link these to degrees and tell me a quarter turn is a 90⁰ turn, a half turn is 180⁰ and so on. We then went on to talk about angles; the children now know the 4 types of angle: acute, obtuse, reflex and right angle.

RE: We learnt what a Shofar is in Judaism, how it's made and what it's used for. The children even got to make their own:

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Art: We created our own pieces of Orphism art this week, going step-by-step through the process together. The children should be able to tell you what concentric circles are, and how Orphism artists used shape and colour to express meaning.

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Science: This week in science we continued our learning of forces by exploring how well an object can slide on different materials. The children use their whiteboards as a ramp and tested at what height the material would make the object slide down the ramp. They even drew their own results table to show their investigation:

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This week's spellings:

Capture3

Summer 2 - Week 2 Review

The children have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

These children didn't have their reading records this week: Cashton, Noah, Oscar. Please ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly.

English: In English, we continued our topic of newspaper reports. The children have been looking at different examples of newspaper reports to see how the layout and structure can change and be adapted. We have looked at how we can improve sentences so they are more detailed, interesting and powerful by using fronted adverbials, adjectives and subordinate clauses. We also spent some time focusing on how to identify errors in our work and using our editing skills to improve these things. We learnt that in newspaper reports, shorter sentences can be more effective as they provide clarity and that any description we use should be to provide the reader with more information.

Some examples we looked at include:

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Maths: In maths, we finished our topic of statistics. Your children should now be able to tell you what all these ways of presenting data are: tally charts, pictograms, bar graphs, tables, and line graphs. Next week we are moving on to looking at shape.

PSHE: To celebrate My Money Week 2021 this week, we looked at what influences how we spend our money. The children played a role play activity where one person had £20 to spend and each person in their group had to play a role (such as parent, shop owner, friend, charity) and persuade them to use their money in a particular way.

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This week's spellings:

Capture2

Summer 2 - Week 1 Review

The children have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

These children didn't have their reading records this week: Cashton, Noah, Charlie Smith, Oscar. Please ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly.

English: In English, we started a new topic on recounts, specifically newspaper reports. The children arrived on Wednesday morning to 'dragon dust' all over the floor, dragon footprints marked, chairs fallen over and general chaos. There was a video of the dragon caught on Night Vision CCTV playing on repeat on the board. Their challenge was to think about what might have happened, and act as reporters to interview each other to collect opinions. They then transcribed these into a recount of what may have potentially happened in our classroom overnight.

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Maths: In maths, we started our new topic of statistics! Your children should be able to tell you that statistics involves data, and presenting data in different ways. We have so far looked at tally charts, pictograms, bar graphs and tables. Next week we are moving on to looking at line graphs.

Art: We began our new topic of Orphism. The children were very good at understanding how art moved from Naturalism (Da Vinci) to more abstract art, including Cubism (Picasso) to eventually, Orphism! They should be able to tell you the difference between those three periods of art. Next week we are going to look at the artist Robert Delaunay in more detail.

This week's spellings:

W1 Spellings

 

 

Summer 1 - Week 5 Review

The children now have PE on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

Please also ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly.

What a week for Jaguars class! The children have shown true resilience this week as we dived back into our home learning and I'm so proud of them all for coping so well and going with the flow!

English: In English we started our new unit on Non-Chronological Reports. The children explored looking at different examples, some online and some from books. They did fantastically well at using these to help them form an idea of what may be included in our toolkit for writing a non-chronological report. They managed to successfully identify a lot of the key features writers use! We even started drawing our text map for our model text 'The Storm Dragon'. Use the picture below to test them and see if they can tell you what the introduction says:

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Maths: The children have done amazingly well at learning how to read time this week! They have really impressed me, especially considering they have learnt it over Zoom!! First we learnt how to read time on an analogue clock; we learnt how to read intervals of 5 minutes, and even read time to the nearest minute using both 'past' and 'to'. We then learnt to convert analogue time into digital time, and learnt what 'a.m. and p.m.' means. The children even managed to convert time using the 24-hour clock, using the method of adding or subtracting 12 to help them! Quick test - can your child tell you what time this clock may be showing us? (HINT: there are two possible answers!)

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Art: The children were challenged to create their own food / drink packaging at home this week. Lexi sent me pictures of her creation, take a look! Well done Lexi.

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This week's spellings:

spellings

Summer 1 - Week 4 Review

The children now have PE on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please ensure they have a complete PE kit on these days.

These children didn't have their reading records this week: Tai, Noah, Charlie Smith, Oscar. Please ensure children always bring their reading records into school as I check them weekly. 

English: In English, the children have been writing up their own suspense stories independently. They have done really well at recognising what makes an effective suspense story and editing their work to continually improve it. To help them with their writing at home, you could check they know the structure of their story, and what features they should be including (our toolkit):

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Maths: In maths, we have started our new topic of Time! This week, we have focused on looking at years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds. Use our posters to ensure the children know everything they need to know!

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Geography: This week, we continued our journey around the world to find out what food is grown in a tropical climate! We discovered bananas are grown in Jamaica. We then created flowcharts to show the journey that bananas take from the Caribbean to our shops here in the UK! Here are some examples from Nathan and Izzy:

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Science: We had a very interesting science lesson this week! We completed an investigation to test how toothpaste cares for and protects our teeth. We used hard-boiled eggs and covered half the egg in toothpaste. We then put the eggs into vinegar and watched as the half without toothpaste was affected more than the half with toothpaste!

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This week's spellings:

W4 Spellings

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