Rayhaan, Dexter, Kitty and Elizabeth for their continued excellence, diligence and amazing manners all day EVERY day!
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. VR will play a major role in all lessons, expanding their own vocabulary but also working on coding, sequencing and other important facets of this area of literacy. There will be a greater emphasis on homework and independent learning to reinforce all that we are exploring in lessons.
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 looking at Forces and important Scientists and Inventors.
As Artists we will be developing our sketching and shading skills using a variety of media. We will be observing the colour, shape and size of tropical birds and producing our own drawings of the birds in their natural environment and researching the artist Paul Klee.
As Creative Technicians and Sports People – we will be covering the work associated with the natural world, including still life and modern 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. We will also look at FLOWOL and Radio Station.
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.
We spent this week’s Science lesson exploring how water resistance acts upon objects as they move through water. We changed the shapes of blobs of bluetac to see which ones would sink the fastest. It was great fun and we even managed to keep the carpet dry. Hurrah!
After a week in our isolation bubble, Form 5 were glad to resume normal school life. From serenading Mrs Cracknell with hymns to sampling the wonderful cooked lunches of Mrs Hamilton & co, we were very glad to be back in the groove!
Form 5 have been feeling festive and preparing for the upcoming Christmas season! We have decorated the tree this week. The children are welcome to bring their own bauble to add to the tree; Charlotte already has done! We will be exploring winter and Christmas, as a theme in our writing lessons, next week!
Form 5 had a great Forest School session; even with the challenging weather situation. The children had a go at making a nature den for hedgehogs. Lottie said, “We found sticks and hammered them into the ground to make sturdy dens.” Seb continued, “We dug ditches toward the den so the hedgehogs could crawl to…
Form 5 had a nice little break from their exam timetable this week, when they started a new unit in their ICT lessons. The children are going to be learning all about coding, up until the Christmas holidays. Today, the children learnt about what a computer bug is and how to debug a programme; they…
Form 5 have been feeling spooky this week and we have channelled our spookiness into some fantastic creative writing, based on a picture of a creepy, haunted house! A lot of the children wrote fabulous stories, which really creeped me out!! Here are Grace and Charlotte displaying their work!
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