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THIS WEEK'S COMMENDATIONS

MRS HAGUE'S MONDAY SPELLING MAGIC

Dhanvi, Olivia, Amira and Harry created fabulous crosswords and word searches this week!

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THIS TERM'S TOPICS:

In Literacy we will continue to look at creative writing, grammar, comprehension and verbal reasoning. Within creative writing sessions, we will be using a variety of approaches to describe imaginative scenes. We will also be considering detailed descriptions within various different genres. Our grammar sessions will continue to focus on the different parts of speech whilst also developing other technical grammatical techniques. Comprehension skills will be developed in depth through the use of different and varied texts. Class readers will be used.  Formal spelling rules will continue to be reinforced through weekly tests.

 In Numeracy we will be focusing upon formal decimal and vulgar fractions moving onto fractions of a quantity and percentages. Formal written methods will be explored in depth as will mental methods. The children will continue to consolidate and developing their understanding of number (as covered during the Autumn Term). This will then allow for the consideration of more complex problem solving including; unequal sharing, ratio, probability etc.

As Scientists  we will be studying  The Body. We will use this knowledge to consider a variety of different investigations.

As Geographers we will begin our topic on Our World and maps.We will begin by discussing geographical concepts such as physical and economic geography and develop this into a study of different parts of the world. We will look at the main physical and climatic features of the world as well as the impact of economic change upon geographical regions.

As Creative Technicians and Sports People – we will continue to study natural form and still life as well as personal sculptures.  We will aim to create our own modern art work in the modernist style. In sport we will continue winter sports programme of football, rugby, netball etc. including fixtures with other schools.

As ICT specialists we will continue to use ICT to write for a variety of different audiences and purposes. We will look to use technology as an aid to our work in Branwood and also in the wider world around us.

As Linguists we will be using grammar, speech and other interactive activities to learn how to speak and write in Spanish. Our efforts will help us develop as Spanish linguists.

As Musicians we will be study in depth different styles and genres of musical form.  We will continue to be composers and perform our own works.

Recent Work:

This week Form Five have been very busy. In Art we have been studying the artist Henry Moore and making an abstract model of ourselves out of clay.

In History we have been studying the works of Florence Nightingale.

In Science we have been looking at microorganisms and have been making our own out of yeast.

This week, Form 5 have been looking at what life would have been like in a work house for families who were poor. Tey have been writing detailed accounts pretending they are in a work house.

In Science, ee have also been looking at how animals adapt to their habitats.

In ICT, Form 5 are making their own games using the app ‘Hopscotch’ – they have all fully enjoyed this.

In Art, Form 5 have finished their art work and it has been sent off to Stockport grammar school. Congratulations to all those whose art work has been entered and I wish them all good luck.

Form 5 and 6 had a combined Creative Writing lesson today and we focused on settings and locations. The task was to write a descriptive passage about a location chosen at random by Mrs Hague.
The children worked in pairs and these are the excellent results.
Their work was marked collectively and edited in their pairs as well, ensuring the whole process was pupil led.

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Other Useful Information:

A copy of the information sent home by Mrs Hague regarding spellings can be found HERE

Recommended Reading List 1

Reading List 2

An overview of the information presented at the Aspirations & Expectations event can be found HERE

Details about Senior School Open Days can be found HERE

The current timetable can be viewed HERE

Creative Writing Competition Details