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THIS WEEK'S COMMENDATIONS

Pearl and Olivia

MRS HAGUE'S MONDAY SPELLING MAGIC

Dhanvi’s beautifully crafted spelling homework

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THIS TERM'S TOPICS:

 In Literacy we will be looking at creative writing, grammar 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 focus on the different parts of speech with the view that by the end of the half term the children will become more confident when identifying and defining nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. Formal spelling rules will also be reinforced through weekly tests.

 In Numeracy we will be focusing upon the decimal number system, the four rules of number, place value and associated real life problems. 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 within Form 4). More complex decimal calculations, and all areas of vulgar fractions and a variety of problems will be developed throughout the term and continue through the year

As Scientists  we will be studying  The Earth and Space – in essence looking at how we fit into the cosmos and how the cosmos affects us.  Through experimental evidence pupils will prove the earth moves round the sun, the moon around the earth and that the seasons and day and night are consequences of these movements. All aspects of space will be covered and a portfolio of knowledge will be collected and displayed.

As Historians we will begin our topic on The Victorians .We will begin by discussing Historical concepts such as monarchy and develop this into a study of change and continuity. We will look at the reign of Queen Victoria and consider the impact the Victorian world had upon nineteenth century people – especially children and the landscape around us. As part of our studies we will visit Tatton Hall.

As Creative Technicians and Sports People  – we will be covering the work associated with the natural world, including still life and modern sculpture.   We will aim to create our own work in the style of the Barbra Hepworth school of sculpture. In sport we will do our winter sports programme of football, rugby, netball, gymnastics etc. including House matches and fixtures with other schools.

As ICT specialists we will be using ICT to write for a variety of different audiences and purposes. We will cover digital citizenship and technology. Thinking about e-safety as well as how to report acceptable/unacceptable content.

As Linguists we will be using games, songs and other interactive activities to learn how to tell the time and read timetables, as well as discuss a variety of school subjects with confidence in our main area of study – Spanish.

As Musicians we will be studying different genres of music across a wide variety of geographical areas and traditions.  We will also be studying many different structures to help us become composers.

In RE we will be studying the main concepts of respect and toleration because we believe we are all special. Consequently we will be considering all the main religions as well as a Victorian Christmas.

Recent Work:

Pearl and Dhanvi’s wonderful artwork – they used Matisse’s art work “The Funny Cat” as inspiration.

Some of the Form 5 girls produced this fabulous video all about Branwood using their IT skills…

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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 

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

2017 Winter Term Exam Timetable