A reminder that the class will be visiting the Natural History Museum next Tuesday. Please meet me at Hildenborough train station at 09.10 so that we may catch the 09.35 train to Charing Cross. The children will need to wear school uniform including a school hat and depending on the weather, a school coat. A packed lunch will be provided but the children might like to bring a drink and a snack for mid-morning. We shall be catching the 15.30 train back from Charing Cross and will arrive at Hildenborough train station for 16.12. We are all looking forward to a great day.
In literacy the children have written some fantastic adventure stories using their dinosaur characters. They have all read their stories to the class and some of the children even got to read their stories to the Reception children. We certainly have some budding authors for the future.
The sounds that we have been looking at this week include; or = for, cork, ey = money, honey, ue/ew/u-e = blue, tissue, blew, grew, cube, tube. If you come across words using these sounds in their reading books could you please point them out and talk about the sounds.
In numeracy we have been comparing the length of a dinosaur foot (Allosaurus) to our own foot and thinking about who has the biggest/smallest foot and working out the difference in cm. We have all agreed that the Allosaurus had a much bigger foot than any of us!
This week the children have shown how much their reading and comprehension learning has improved over the last year. The class used their ability to predict, infer and retrieve information to help complete their reading SATS paper. They should all be very proud of the effort that they put in, well done.
In our maths learning this week the children have looked more closely at measuring and in particular using a clock to measure time. We have looked at telling the time to the nearest five minutes, saying how many minutes past of to the hour it is.
For our literacy lessons this week the children have started to compile their own poems. They have listened to a selection of different poetry and created their own rhyming words. These words have then been used to help construct their own poems.
Please see attached for the children’s homework.
Thank you so much for coming to watch class 4's AOW this morning. The class were very excited and have thoroughly enjoyed preparing for it. I was so proud of their performance as I'm sure you were too! Please check the website for some photos!
This week in numeracy we have been comparing and ordering decimals. The numeracy homework follows on from this. In literacy we have been writing free verse poems about time travel. Free verse poetry does not have to rhyme or follow any rules so it lets the children be really creative!
This week our superstars are:
Ravenous reader: Maddie Longley
Super speller: Reilly Paige
WOW work: Tess Eedes
Perfect presenter: Tabitha Miles
Kind Heart: Harry Way
Star of the week: Archie Tait
Have a fantastic weekend and see you on Monday for the last week of half term!
Our garden-based learning continued this week with a focus on the stories of Beatrix Potter. Happily, many children were already familiar with some of her more famous characters and a few brought in cherished books for us to share. It was delightful and slightly surprising to see the enjoyment these simple tales and illustrations continue to engender in both boys and girls. We composed our own 'naughty animal' narratives and made careful sketches to accompany them - which were of a very high standard.
Wildlife was also the theme of our topic afternoons, though it was hugely frustrating to discover that half of the class had not brought in the few bits and pieces needed to conduct Monday's activity. Consequently, these children were unable to make bird-food cakes and were disappointed to be set a written task instead. It is essential that all families read and act upon the information listed in the homework section of this website. It does vary from week to week.
On a happier note, children continue to tend the seeds they planted several weeks ago and everyone is excited to see the appearance of many little green shoots. It also made us smile to see the 'hair' that has begun to sprout on the grass-heads that some of us made recently.
Maths was all about capacity this week. We have learned how to find decimal equivalents of fractions and have converted between litres and millilitres in order to compare amounts.
Thank you to all who came along to Book Club this week and to Charlie Grant who was unable to attend, but provided us with a review of the story to read and discuss in his absence. We spent a pleasant and lively hour in the evening sunshine sharing our thoughts about Cressida Cowell's Wizards of Once (which was extremely popular with Class 5 pupils) and some delicious canapes generously supplied by mums.
Congratulations Year 6 - SATs are over!
Well done to everyone for all your hard work in the recent months, we are so proud of everything you have done and all the revision, homework and tests you have completed.
On Friday we had a lovely day at Haysden and Tonbridge Park with a sunny walk in between.
Next week we are off to Seville, please ensure you have read the kit list and have everything you need.
On Monday the class may have PE in the afternoon, please can you ensure you have your kit with you on Monday morning.
Everything will then be taken home with them on Monday after school.
Please find attached the script for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Please look at the script over the weekend and decide which part/s you might like to audition for on Monday. I have somehow managed to leave page numbers off, so would be grateful if you'd write them on before Monday. Thank you.
For homework this week we would like the children to create a mini beast out of junk modelling. Something small so that they can bring it in to display. We recommend little boxes about a bar of soap size or tooth past size. They can decorate them as they wish so that they look like the mini beast. Talk to your child about the mini beast, it's colours, shape and which junk they might use and the reason for using it. When it is finished, how might they improve it? If they made it again, what would they change?
Have a good weekend.
Mrs Clare and Mrs Edwards.