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PARENTS' EVENINGS *Wednesday 21st November from 2.30pm – 5pm *Thursday 22nd November from 3.30pm – 6pm

Autumn 2 IPC PROJECT : Inventions That Changed The World

Entry Point:  Meet an Inventor! Tuesday 30th October 2018 in school.

Exit Point:  Dragon’s Den Invention Fair

Parents are invited to come an see all of our amazing inventions on Thursday 13th December at 2:15 pm.

  • History

    We will be:

    • Practising inquisitiveness when asking questions about the past
    • Practising research skills when exploring the answers
    • Developing understanding of time related to the past, e.g. how different life was 100 years ago and which inventions have changed and improved our life
    • Learning about the Golden Age of Inventions
  • science

    We will be:

    • Developing skills relating to scientific enquiry: asking scientific questions; changing one variable when testing predictions and hypotheses; recording findings
    • Comparing common materials according to their properties, and discussing which materials are best suited for certain purposes
  • Technology

    We will be:

    • Designing, making and evaluating products tomeet a specific problem or criteria 
  • Art and Computing
    • To be able to plan, create, evaluate and improve our own ‘stop motion animation’ using an app on a tablet, and excellent team work!
  • international and Society
    • Learning knowledge about fair trade
    • Developing understanding of how other cultures live, relating to child labour and education
  • maths
    • To know my timestables up to 6
    • To know place value including tenths and hundredths eg, 178.23
    • To be able to use a protractor to measure and draw angles.
    • To be able to calculate area and volume eg, 2m x 2m = 4m2
    • To be able to solve word problems.
  • English

    Over the next half term, we will be continuing to improve our SPaGknowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: commas for lists and commas for adding information; using inverted commas for speech; the use of capital letters and full stops for every sentence.

    We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: capital letters, full stops, commas in a list and prefixes.                     

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • important dates:
    • Tuesday 6th November: Full Governing Board meeting
    • Tuesday 13th November: Year 5 & 6 Disability Awareness Workshop
    • Friday 16th November: 9amY1 – 6 split assemblyAnti-Bullying week
    • Wednesday 21stNovember: Parents’ Evening – school close 2pm
    • Thursday 22nd November: Parents’ Evening from 3.30pm
    • Wednesday 28th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Thursday 29th November: Shakespeare Production
    • Monday 3rd December: Whole school writing task this week
    • Wednesday 12th December: Flu Vaccines for Reception - Year 5 children
    • Thursday 13th December: Y4 Exit Point -  Dragon’s Den Invention Fair
      Parents are invited to come an see all of our amazing inventions 
    • Friday 14thDecember Last day of swimming for Year 4
    • Friday 21st December: Break up for Christmas Holidays – 2.00pm
    • Friday 24th December –  Monday 4thJanuary : Christmas Holidays
    • Monday 7th January: INSET day School closed for children
    • Tuesday 8th January: Start of the Spring term 8.45am

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task: Given out: Due Back:
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Spelling Book Thursday Tuesday

Remember:

  •  To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

Dates of Project Homelearning:

  •  Home learning Inventions booklet to be handed weekly on a Wednesday.​

Things to remember

P.E is on:

  • Wednesdays for both classes
  • Fridays for Griffon 1 whilst Griffon 2 go swimming 
  1. Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  2. Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining

School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be in school at all times. 

Children will also need footwear for PE that is suitable for outdoors and kept in school at all times.

N.B Trainers are to be different than their normal school shoes.

Music

Music Thursday mornings.

It is very important that the children take their instruments home and practice in order to keep up with the lessons. They should be brought into school every Thursday.

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Messages from the Staff

If anyone would like to come into class for a regular session to hear children read, then please let us know.

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