Week commencing 24th April
This week in Copper beech we’ll be carrying on with our new book- The water tower. We will be looking more at some of the pictures and using this to influence our upcoming stories.
In math, year 5 will be looking at shape and in topic we will be exploring the Shang dynasty further.
Our Science topic this term is focused on the great inventors and scientists. Each pupil has the opportunity to choose one and find out about them and their work. This will then be presented later in the term. Year 6 will continue to focus on their SATS.
Week commencing 17th April
In year 5 we will be looking at shape and direction whilst year 6 will begin their final preparation for SATS (only 3 weeks to go!) In English we’ll be starting a great new book called The Water Tower- amazing picture and language will inspire us this term. In Topic we will be looking at The Shang Dynasty- where was it, when it was formed and finished.
Week commencing 27th March
This week in Copper beech we will be looking at finishing off instructions and editing some of our previous work. In math we will be looking at investigations involving the four operations.
In Science we will be looking at the our final session of evolution and inheritance. In both french and music we will be finishing off lessons looking at what we have learnt during the term.
Week commencing 20th March
This week in Copper beech we will be looking at the four operations in context in Math. In English, we will begin work on instructional texts and in topic we will continue to look at mountains and why they are important to us. In French we will continue to explore the family and how we can describe them to others. Finally, in Science, we will be beginning our research into one of the many famous scientists involved in Evolution and Adaptation.
Week commencing 13th March
This week in Copper beech we’ll be looking more at mixed operations in context during our math lessons. In English we are writing up our debate that took place on Friday- should school have less lunch time and pupils get to go home early? Once completed, we will be writing up our own balanced argument and looking at both sides. In Geography we will be continuing our learning on mountains and in Music we will be looking at how we can represent rhythm in colours. Finally, in French, we’ll be learning about the family more and how to describe them.
Week commencing 6th March
This week in Copper beech we’re starting to work with mixed operations in math and real-world problems.
In English, we will start to look at features of a debate and then carry one out, once our epic stories are finished! We’ll continue to look at mountains and their features and learn more about the family in French. On Thursday we’ve got our Victorian day at Kent life. Please dress your child up if possible (not if they don’t want to!) We will be leaving school at 8:45 so please aim to be with us for 8:30 so we can all get off on time.
Week commencing 27th February
In world book day we’ll be writing a diary entry as a superhero! We will be looking at the features and then choosing different ways to write it up. During the day, we also have Miss Stuart reading segments of her different books to each class. In Science, we’ll continue to explore Inheritance and look at how this has influenced the animals we have around us today. In math, our topic is division and in geography, we will continue to explore mountains and why they are so amazing!
Week commencing 20th February
This week in Copper beech we’ll be starting to explore mountains and mountain ranges in Geography. Over the term, we’ll be exploring and discovering how they are made, why they are important and what issues and benefits they hold for the local environment and wider community. In math, we will be looking at formal multiplication and in English there is a story to be told- Can your child tell you the tale about the three brothers yet?
In science, our topic will be Evolution and Inheritance. We will be looking at some great scientists and what they discovered.
Week commencing 6th February
This week in Copper beech we’ll be reading more of our amazing book and looking at the different elements of a traditional tale. In Math we will looking at fractions and in Science we’ll be (sadly) saying goodbye to electricity and carrying out our final investigations.
Week commencing 23rd Jan
This week in Copper beech we’re carrying on with our amazing book. We’re beginning a wonderful section about three stories that will inspire us to write in the style of the author.
In Math we’ll be applying decimals to real world situations in year 5. Year 6 will be preparing for SATS with Mrs Koral. In Topic we will be looking at specific details in the Victorian era and comparing them to our lives today. Over the last few weeks we have been looking at Electricity in Science. This week, we will explore the vocabulary, symbols and dangers of electricity whilst exploring which items conduct and which do not (and why).
Week commencing 9th January
This week in Copper Beech we will be focusing on Percentage before moving into Fractions and Decimals in the following weeks. If you get a chance, please ask your child to show you what they’ve learnt (and maybe ask them a few questions too!)
In English we’ve started a new book- A Monster Calls. It truly is an amazing adventure. We’ll be sending out a letter later on asking for permission to watch the film when we’ve finished the book.
Topic is the Victorians. Initially, we are focusing on the Historical elements and getting to grips with when the period was, what came before and after and what were the main events.
Week commencing 5th December
This week in Copper Beech we’re starting our final element of Topic work- Create! In English we will be writing our stories for the Rotary competition and in Math we are starting to look at 2 and 3d shape and their properties. We will be singing songs to the elderly and enjoying a performance from Ks1 too.
Week commencing 28th November
This week in Copper Beech we will be looking at story starters in English. How do we get the reader interested and keen to read on?
In Math we will be looking at angles- What they are called, how to work them out and how to draw them.
Our Explore element is currently looking at Global warming. What this means and how it affects us and others. We will also be looking more at Light (not directly!) in Science and how it travels. We are looking forward to seeing you at the church for our Christingle service on Thursday!
Week commencing 21st November
In Math this week, we will be focusing on Area and Perimeter of shapes before revisiting angles.
Our focus in English will be the story starters- different ways to get the readers’ attention.
In Science, we’re learning about light, how it travels and how we see. In R.E, we will continue looking about incarnation and what it means to Christians and in Geography we will continue to look at global warming.
Week commencing 14th November
This week in Copper Beech we’re starting to look at Light in Science. In Music we’re being to explore music of WW1 and 2, what the differences are and similarities. In Math we will be finishing off Fractions whilst some look at rounding numbers and in English, we are planning our 100 word stories for an upcoming competition.
On Tuesday we hope to visit the Church (during school time) to learn more about Jesus and his teachings- please ensure your child has a rain coat and appropriate footwear.
Week commencing 31th October
This week in Copper Beech we’ll be continuing with our math work around fractions. In English we’ll be finishing off our newspapers before starting biographies. In topic we’re starting to look at Geography in our Explore element of topic around WW2.
Week commencing 10th October
This week we’ll be looking more at fractions in Math and starting newspaper reports in English. In Topic we’ll be continuing with our fact files about life on the front line and what it was like to be an evacuee.
Week commencing 3rd October
This week in Copper Beech we’ll be looking at Fractions, yes, the eagle- eyed of you will have spotted this was meant to take place last week. Mrs T and myself made the executive decision to leave it a week to focus a bit more on the four operations… think we’re generally there with that now!
Today we’ve our Harvest Festival at the church- please come and join us if you can.
We’ve a guest visitor on Tuesday to do some exciting art with out (thank you for the egg boxes and card board but no more please!) Our topic of WW2 will be continuing and in Science we have a few research documents to look through and discover more about materials and their properties.
Week commencing 26th September
We’re off to Tenterden museum today for our WW2 experience today!
In English we’ll be continuing with our book and discovering more of the history surrounding WW2.
Our subject in Math this week and next will be fractions and in Science we’ll be looking at how to separate rocks, stones, sand, salt and water from each other.
Week commencing 19th September
This week in Copper Beech we’re learning about the four operations in Math and writing letters to our new King- Charles the 3rd in English. In topic we will continue to focus on the history or WW2 and prepare for our trip on Monday to Tenterden museum.
Thank you for continuing to read with your child every evening- please keep it up!
Week commencing 12th September
So many of you are signing reading books and listening to your children read- Thank you so much and please keep it up.
We are continuing with place value. Introducing both multiplication and division in Math. English will focus on vocabulary before starting to read several chapters before the end of the week now we’ve predicted what will happen. We will be continuing with Materials in Science, Christianity in R.E and the next steps in our I.T- using computers to create music.
Week commencing 5th September
WELCOME BACK COPPER BEECH!
Mrs T and myself are excited to welcome back pupils to another fun packed year. We’re going to spend a bit of time getting to know some old and new faces before jumping into our fantastic topic- WW2!
In Math we will start by looking at number and place value and in English we’ll do a piece of writing about our holiday before looking at our new book- The boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
If you’re new to Copper Beech, please come and say ‘Hi’