Week Commencing 16th May
We are so proud of the year 6’s efforts last week. They gave it their all!This week we will be looking at solving real world problems in Maths and getting further into our amazing book in English. In Science we’ll be looking at humans and other animals.We are also welcoming our three Ukranian students (one in year 6) into our school.
Week Commencing 3rd May
Most of the year 5 pupils will be out and about learning to ride their bikes with the Bikeability teachers. Some will be continuing with the Mayan project and continuing with Uncle Montague’s tales of terror (which really is horribly brilliant!)In year 6 we’ll be keeping up the good work in preparation for SATs and learning more about our topic.
Week Commencing 25th April
This week in Copper beech we’re starting to discover more about Mayan life (and death).In Science we’re learning about the human body- the main body parts, their purpose and the names of the main bones. In Math we’ll be working with word problems- addition, subtraction, multiplication and division whilst the year 6 stars are working hard on preparing for their SATS in two weeks’ time.
Week commencing 28th March
We’ve done so much amazing work on the Ancient Greeks and it’s not time for us to reflect on our learning and look at what we’ve discovered, explored and created. In Science we’ll be looking at what we’ve learnt in forces and seeing if there is anything in particular that pupils would like to find out before we move on to our new topic. In math we’ll be finishing off multiplication and division in context and in English we’ll be finishing our debate work before looking at applying for two competitions.
Week commencing 21st March
This week in Copper Beech we’re starting to look at Ancient Greece with ‘Create’- Art and Design. In Science we’re finishing off our flight investigation after a fantastic History day around aviation. In Math we’ll be continuing to look at bar and line graphs before multiplication and division in context. English will focus on creating a debate (balanced argument). We’ve got a visit from the Science guy on Monday and Peter Foster from Tenterden museum.
Week commencing 14th March
his week in Math we’ll be looking at multiplication and division before moving onto graphs and tables. In English we will be finishing off our Newspaper article before writing stories for two upcoming competitions. Tuesday will be our History day. We are focusing on flight and aviation, using primary and secondary historical sources to predict and hypothesise future progress. Year 6 will be starting some of their practise S.A.T.S whilst year 5 carry out their own tests.
Please help your child to read every night- only a very few children are not reading at home in the class.
Week commencing 7th March
This week in Copper Beech we’ll be beginning to look at Area and Perimeter in Math. In English we will be looking at writing a poem in the style of an Ancient Greek poet and beginning to write newspaper reports. Science we’ll be looking at forces (how something can fly) and in P.E we will be focusing on Dance (something I’m a master of!)
Week commencing 28th February
This week in Copper Beech we will be looking at creating our own Ancient Greek Myth in English. Our Math this week will be focusing on Measure, in particular, conversion. In R.E we will be studying Courage and what it means to us and in Geography we’ll continue to look at maps of Ancient Greece, how our story’s adventures link with today’s map.
Week commencing 24th January
Year 5 Spellings
Week commencing 17th January
This week in Copper beech: we will be starting to look at decimals in Math (including percent and fractions). Our focus will be on real life problems involving money and playing ‘shop’. In English we will be looking at the Prologue to our book. Developing an understanding of the story line before writing a section from a different perspective. We are looking forward to another great cricket session on Thursday and hopefully find time to get our mini Olympic games in one afternoon. Science will involve an investigation- how many ways can you get a lump of blue-tac to float in water? Our learning is around forces and which are at play and how we can use them to our advantage.
Week commencing 10th January
This week in Copper beech we’re applying our knowledge of percentage to real life problems in maths. Our research into Ancient Greek Gods will be used to create some amazing fact files in English. We’ll be recreating our own Olympic games on Tuesday (please make sure P.E kits are in school) and In I.C.T we’ll be looking at how to code using Python.
Week commencing 4th January
Happy New Year! Mrs T and myself trust that you’ve all had a fun and relaxing Christmas. We are excited to start our new topic of Ancient Greeks. We will be looking at what we’d like to find out more about and what we already know before having a go at creating our own Olympic games! In Maths we’re going to look at percent and how useful it can be in the real world. Our English lessons will be focused on our new book- The adventures of Odysseus. We will be looking at what we already know and deciding what we would like to discover.
Week commencing 13th December
This week in Copper Beech we’ll be looking at Coordinates in Maths. We spend last week developing an understanding of the rules and this week we’ll have some fun getting creative with them on a Christmas theme. In English we’ll be looking at the end of a story and then writing our own, themed around Christmas. We also have the movie Skellig to watch at some point before the Christmas dinner on Wednesday.
Week Commencing 6th December
This week in Copper beech we’re starting our final part of Topic work- Create! We’ll be drawing, painting and making to finish off our topic. In English we will be looking at different ways to engage the reader and get them to care about the main character in our stories. In Science we will be finishing with light and shadow whilst taking a look at some real pig eyes. Our Math will focus, initially, on our recent tests and areas we could have improved before moving into our final piece of work for this year- coordinates.
Week Commencing 29th November
We’re starting statistics in math after a few days of assessing how the pupils are getting on. In English we are starting introductions to stories and looking at how to grab the reader’s attention. After our brilliant visit from the Tenterden museum we will spend a little time writing it up.
Week Commencing 22nd November
This week in Copper beech we will be looking at short stories in English. Our aim is to enter (and hopefully win) a competition where the word count cannot exceed 150! The theme must be Christmas and the deadline is the 10th so fingers crossed. In maths we’re looking at Fractions again- We have learnt so much in such a short time, we’ll be looking at ways to remember it all and test our understanding. In Science we are continuing our work on light and in topic work we are lucky enough to have both Mr Foster visiting from Tenterden Museum and Rachel from the High Weald Heroes.
Week Commencing 15th November
This week in Copper beech we’ll be looking at the next part in fractions- how to simplify, multiply and divide fractions with the same and then different denominators (easy, right!?) In English we will be starting to write formal letters to our chosen company in the hope for a reply. Our River topic is going well and we’ll start looking at comparing and contrasting different features.
Week Commencing 8th November
This week in Copper Beech we will be carrying on with Fractions- How to add fractions with the same, then different, denominators. Then, how to add fractions with mixed numbers together. In English we will be finished off our newspaper stories before starting to write our draft letters to companies of our choice. These letters will be sent off once perfected- please provide a stamp and an addressed envelope, if you can. In Science we will be carrying on with Light and beginning to look at the Eye and how we see and in Local studies we’re continuing with ‘Explore’ and the wonders of rivers!
Week Commencing 1st November
This week we’re starting lots of new topics. In Maths we’ll be looking at Fractions, in Science we’ll be looking at Light and in Topic our new focus is ‘Explore’ where we will be looking at rivers and comparing others with our own. In English we will be continuing our adventure with Skellig, writing newspaper reports about strange sightings in our main character’s garage.
Spelling for year 6 this week:
competition conscience conscious
controversy correspond criticise
curiosity definite desperate
Spelling for year 5 this week:
doubt island lamb
solemn thistle knight
knickers numb autumn
whistle debt isle
Week Commencing 18th October
This week in Copper beech we’ll be creating a set of instructions for our chosen meal or favourite activity in English. In Math we are looking at Division and how closely linked it is to Multiplication. We have our last visit on Friday from Rachel- the High Weald Hero! She will be looking at what we’ve learnt this term and creating a collage to display and show off to other schools about our local area. In Science we will be demonstrating just how much we’ve learnt about Space before starting our new topic next term.
Spelling for year 5 this week:
bough cough dough
enough bought plough
though drought sought
thought tough thorough
rough although brought
Week commencing 11th October
This week in Copper beech we’re carrying on with the four operations- Division. In English we’re reading more of the amazing book- Skellig and learning how to write a set of instructions. In Science we’re carrying on with our Space learning and creating a fact file and in our Friday focus the year 5 pupils are putting on a tea in the afternoon with egg and cress sandwiches, scones, cream and strawberries (obviously cream first!)
Week commencing 20th Sept
This week in Copper Beech we will be starting the four operations and, for those more able, applying this to real life scenarios (in the coffee shop, of course!) We are having a week of poetry all around ‘This is me’. This will give us the opportunity to explore what makes us and others special and explore other famous poets for some inspiration. We’ve been given the opportunity to enter our poems in a competition so lets see just how good we can get them! In Science we’re looking further into Space and Earth- this week it’s about a solar and lunar eclipse- think you can draw them both? We’re going back over our fantastic vocabulary and seeing if we can remember all the planets in order- feel free to test us! Our topic work this week will be centred around our amazing visit to the train stations and our ride onboard a steam train. We’ll be exploring what we now know and presenting all this in a fun and creative way. Please find time to listen to your child read every day this week.
Week commencing 13th Sept
In Copper Beech this week we will be looking closer at particular locations in Northiam and researching them within our Discovery topic. On Thursday we have an exciting trip organised on the train and bus visiting both Northiam and Bodiam station to explore the local heritage.We will be finding out more about Space and Earth during our science lessons and creating fact files of our findings.
In maths this week we’re looking at place value, decimal places and the value of a given digit within a number.
English will focus on our new book- we’re not reading it just yet but will be looking at the cover and blurb to support our speculations and discussions.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD READS EVERY NIGHT AND BRINGS THEIR READING RECORD IN SIGNED.
Week commencing 6th Sept
This week in Copper Beech we will be looking at getting back into some really exciting learning. We’re starting our new topic of Local Area (Northiam) and finding out what we know and what we’d like to know about our Science topic: Space!
In English we’ll be taking a look at our new book (sorry, can’t tell you the name of it yet!) and in Maths we’ll be working with place value and number before looking at the four operations.