Year 4/5 Update

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What a busy week! I think the children are ready for a relaxing weekend!

Wow!! I was blown away with the children’s art work this week. I have seen some truly beautiful pictures and paintings on the theme of spring. Seeing the lovely pictures, made me very happy indeed! Spring is definitely my favourite season!

The children completed their newspaper reports in English today. I was so impressed with their efforts! I have really enjoyed reading them. We will be moving on to the next unit of Street Child next week.

The year 5s have been working hard with their decimals in maths. We have been using our thinking skills to help us explain our reasoning. The year 4s are learning about patterns and sequencing.

In history, the year 4s compared Celtic warriors and Roman warriors. The year 5s are continuing their learning about the Mayans.

Thank you for being superstars!!

The year 4s should have taken home a letter about The Oakes today and the year 5s should taken home a letter about Hollowford yesterday. If these have not made it home, please let me know.

I hope you all have a safe and restful weekend.

Take care,

Mrs Bruce

Homework

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Please see details below about the homework for this week. To be completed by Tuesday 11th May please.

Year 4

English

Please complete section 7 pages 36-37 in your CGP books on capital letters and full stops. If your CGP was not in school today, you should have been given a photocopy.

Maths

Please complete the My Maths homework on Roman Numerals.

Year 5

English

Please complete section 7 page 36 in your CGP books on capital letters and full stops. If your CGP book was not in school today you should have been given a photocopy.

Maths

Please complete the My Maths homework on place value to support with the work we are doing on decimals.

Year 4 and Year 5

Please read every night. I can’t wait to hear what you are reading about!

Please practise your times tables on TTRS.

Please complete the homework by Tuesday 11th May and return the CGP books to school.

Thank you and best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

Year 4/5 Update

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We started our day with some book chat and discussed some of the reading challenges that were completed before Easter. The children enjoyed talking about their posters and taking questions from the rest of the class. It was lovely to hear what they have been reading. We still have some more posters to go through and will continue to do that next week. We will also continue to share our reading recommendations.

In maths, the year 5s are continuing their work on decimals and we have been using our known facts of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 to help us with our decimal place value. The year 4s are continuing their work on the number system and patterns.

In English, we are continuing to focus on the grammar that we will need for our newspaper report. Today, we focused on semi-colons. We will be writing our own newspaper reports on Thursday. I am already excited about reading them!

In PSHE, we learnt about respect. We discussed what it means to be respectful in class and around school. We discussed being respectful towards others, including our friends and teachers. We discussed the importance of respecting ourselves and respecting our belongings and equipment in school. We wrote little promise cards to decorate the classroom and to remind us of our school rule of being respectful. We have also introduced a new “worry box” for the children to put their worries in.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

Spellings w/c 3rd May

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The spellings for this week are:

Year 5

deceive, perceive, conceive, ceiling, receive, achieve, believe, piece, niece, mischief, determined

Year 4

disappointingly, heroically, magically, mysteriously, cosily, hastily, frustratedly, humorously, wearily, joyfully, thought

Thank you for bringing in the yellow spelling books from home. Unfortunately, some are missing. If you have them at home, please can you bring them in on Friday. Sorry I did not realise that some were at home and some were in school. Apologies also that they may not have been marked.

If they are brought in to school on Friday, I will mark them for Monday.

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

CGP Grammar Books

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Hello,

I hope you have had a lovely long weekend. The weather has been a bit dreary today, but I hope you have still managed to have a nice time!

This is just a gentle reminder to please bring in the CGP grammar books tomorrow.

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

Year 4/5 Update

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We have had a very busy week! I have enjoyed getting to know the children even more!

An overview of the term and individual reports should have gone home today. If they did not make it home, please let me know.

The children had Mrs Glossop teaching them today and I have been advised that they were all superstars! They also enjoyed some time doing the daily mile outside (with photographic evidence in the newsletter!)

On Tuesday morning, we will continue with our book chat and will continue to go through the lovely posters that the children made before Easter. If anyone has any exciting reading recommendations, I would love to hear them! Maybe you could write a short review to share in class? I can’t wait to find out more about things the children like to read! I have already noticed a love of the Beano in class!

Have a restful and safe bank holiday weekend.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

Homework

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English

If you have a CGP grammar book at home, please can you bring back to school by Tuesday 4th May.

Reading

Please read every night. I am really looking forward to hearing what the children have been reading and I am hoping for some recommendations in our book chat!

Timestables

Please practise your timestables on Timestable Rockstars.

I will be setting homework on a Wednesday to be handed in on the Tuesday the following week to align with the other classes in KS2. Thank you for your support. Next week, homework will include maths and some grammar from the CGP book. Therefore, please can these books be brought into school.

Spellings will be set on Mondays and a spelling test will take place on Fridays to align with KS2. Thank you again for your support.

Many thanks and best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

Year 4/5 Update

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Today we have been continuing to build our routines.

We have spent some time reading for pleasure and spent some time sharing the posters that some children made before Easter for their 24 reading challenge. We are going to continue to share what the children are reading and find opportunities for book chat.

In English, we learnt about synonyms and antonyms and how to make our writing more ambitious. We used the thesaurus to help us identify synonyms relating to a newspaper report.

In maths, the year 5s and year 4s were split. In year 4, the children were learning about Roman numerals and in year 5 the children were learning about decimal place value.

In RE, the children are continuing their work on Pentecost.

We started to learn a new song in music. “Blackbird” by The Beatles. Lots of children already knew it! We will be learning more about the song, its meaning and the make up of the song over the coming weeks.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce

Spellings w.c 26.4.21

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Hello,

The spellings for this week are as follows:

Year 4

pleasures, treasured, measurement, leisurely, capturing, pictured, adventurous, mixtures, puncturing, creatures,

Word of the week: strength

Year 5

desert, dessert, advice, advise, waist, waste, suite, sweet, practice, practise,

Word of the week: guarantee

Apologies for the delay in sending these. I am trying to learn and establish routines.

Thank you for your support.

I will continue to keep you updated.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce