Weekly News and Events
Weekly News and Events 24/05/2019
• Monday 3rd June – Year 5 and 6 will be swimming.
• Tuesday 4th June – FOSS meeting 7:30pm in the dining room.
• Wednesday 5th June – Year 6 Bikeability.
• Friday 7th June – FOSS Father’s Day Sale.
• Please may we continue to remind you of our No mobile phone policy. We thank you for your continued cooperation.
• Please may we also remind you that we are a nut free site.
• We have observed some drivers not adhering to the 5mph speed limit, the site speed limit is set for the safety of your children, and your cooperation with this is appreciated.
• When parking your car please help others by parking courteously.
• Please make sure you are familiar with the one way system.
• During the school holidays, it is equally as important to maintain the security of the site. Please can you make sure you close the main gates after gaining entry at these times.
This week, in Early Years and Reception we have revisited the content covered during this term going over the songs learnt and have added another one to our repertoire in order to introduce expressions of feelings: “muy bien”, “bien”, “regular” and “mal”. In Year 1 and 2 we have done written work to reinforce the stories from previous week; also, children did some colouring while listening to songs and recordings. In Year 3 we were lucky to have a double lesson and we watched a video on zoo animals and advanced in our book; we practiced the spelling of the vowels too. In Year 5 we learnt how to say which animals you like or dislike and introduced the particular grammar of the verb “gustar” (to like). I hope you and your children have an enjoyable half-term week! ¡Hasta pronto!
Reception have had a busy week writing Minibeast sentences, learning our new Phonic sounds (er, ow, ai) and completing missing word sentences about Worms and Frogs. They have reviewed Time (to the o’clock and to the half past) and Weight (heavier and lighter). In PE we have been practising our Sports Day Races and enjoying the glorious sunshine! In Topic we have been completing Minibeast mobiles and learning about Frog lifecycles.
In maths we have been looking at place value and how numbers are made up of hundreds, tens and units (ones). In Literacy we were thinking about ‘uplevelling’ a sentence. This involves having a basic sentence and improving it with punctuation and adjectives. Sports day practise is in full flow, not long to go to the big event. In science we have continued to look at plants and flowers, looking at the structure and making our own flowers to label. In topic we made up our own dinosaurs and wrote ‘which dinosaur am I’ questions. Look out for these in the entrance to the block.
Year Two have continued learning more about Rainforests this week. We hope you all have a restful break and we look forward to seeing all the children after Half Term!
Year 3 has had a good week. In English lessons we have been paying particular attention to the use of the comparative ‘er’ – 2 or more persons/things and superlative ‘est’ – 3 or more persons/things. This was of great interest to the children. We have looked at some suffixes and how the spelling of the root word may change when the suffix is added, e.g. beauty = beautiful, happy = happiness.
We are finishing our topic of regions/cities in Geography and talking about what the differences are between cities and villages/towns. Many Year 3 children said they had never been into Bristol or London so we talked about the possibility of family outings in the school holidays!
In Maths, the children have been using measures and looking at capacity, while remembering to write carefully the units of capacity, e.g. mls/ltrs.
After half term the Year 4’s will be sitting an online multiplication test. This is just part of their internal assessment however it would be useful if they practised during the half term in order to become familiar with the format and input methods.
They will be given 25 questions and the timer ideally should be set to 6 seconds. However if your child is finding that too quick please practise using the 10 second or no time limit settings.
The program generates random multiplication questions up to the 12 times tables.
Year 5 and 6
Year 5 have worked incredibly hard this week on multiplying fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers. Their ongoing times table practice has really helped the children to access this tricky part of the Maths curriculum.
Year 6 have been busily working on their power point presentations, we hope the Year 6s enjoy the half term holiday and relax after the SATs exams.