Monthly Archives: April 2021

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

Year 4/5 Update

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Good morning,

It was so lovely to teach the children yesterday. They have welcomed me into their class. Thank you.

We started our day with an assembly, we then discussed our expectations and routines.

In English we were exploring features of a newspaper in relation to our class text “Street Child.”

In PSHE, we thought about kindness. Being kind to ourselves and to others. The children had some lovely things to say about each other. The children then thought about positive affirmations about themselves. I enjoyed reading their journals and seeing their pictures. We then had some time for mindful colouring and a guided meditation.

The children had PE in the afternoon with Rugger Eds. It was a lovely sunny afternoon.

I am looking forward to getting to know the children even more in the coming days. They are all superstars!

Thank you for your support.

Best wishes,

Mrs Bruce