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.