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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:

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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:

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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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