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## Summer 2: Week2

Posted on Friday 14 June 2024 by Kay Lowry

PE

During PE this week, the children have been developing their racket skills.

They have been learning how to control a ball on a racket and developing their technique of hitting the ball to a target.

Maths

This week in maths, we have been looking at what 5 needs in order to make numbers. For example, 5 needs 3 to make 8.

Help at home: by giving your child a number that is between 5-10. Ask them what 5 needs in order to make that number.

Topic

During topic this week, we have been comparing the city to the seaside.

The children were able to list some things that they might find at the seaside and some things that they might find in the city.

Handwriting

We have been focusing on forming the letters c, o, a, d and g this week.

Help at home: by practising these with your children. These can be done with chalk, in sand, using coloured pencils or pens.

## Maths – What’s the time?

Posted on Thursday 13 June 2024 by Miss Birch

This week, Year 3 have been learning to tell the time. Telling the time can be tricky as there are lots of ways to read the same time e.g. 2:15, 15 minutes past 2 and quarter past 2.

We began by reading the time to 5 minutes.

“three twenty”

Then, we had a go at reading time to minutes past and minutes to. The key to this is lots of practice!

Here’s the children’s fantastic learning:

Help at home by having a go at reading the time.

Challenge: Can you read a digital and analogue clock? What about a clock that uses roman numerals?

## 07 June 2024

Posted on Friday 07 June 2024 by Mrs Lake

• circle
• ice
• fancy
• space
• dance
• bicycle
• silence
• city

• The children will be tested on these words next Friday 14 June

Please encourage your child to try practise the words by putting their words in a sentence using our handwriting guide. Also, look at the spelling activities guide for some ideas to practise these words.

## Summer1: Week6

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2024 by Kay Lowry

On Monday, we had a very exciting day. We released our butterflies. The children have enjoyed observing the life cycle of the butterflies over the last few weeks and were happy to set them free.

Maths

This week we have been learning how to use the rekenreks. We have been subitising numbers on them aswell as making different amounts within ten.

English

During our English this week, we have been learning about our bodies. The children were able to say and write a fact about the human body.

Poetry Picnic

This week’s poem was called Monkey Babies. The children have enjoyed both reading and performing this poem throughout the week.

PE

During this half term the children have been developing their ball skills. They have been practising bouncing a ball in a hoop and catching a ball that someone else has bounced to them.

Help at home: by reading lots, both to and with your child over the half term.

## Triathlon

Posted on Wednesday 22 May 2024 by Mrs Taylor

This week, thirty of our Key Stage 2 pupils took part in the Brownlee Foundation Mini Triathlon event at John Smeaton. This is always a great event and it introduces the children to the elements of triathlon – a swim, a bike ride and a run.

Well done to all the children for taking part.

If your child is interested in triathlons, please see more details in our physical activity guide or have a look at this bike and run offer at the Brownlee Centre.

## Science – Does the amount of seeds affect the growth of a plant?

Posted on Wednesday 15 May 2024 by Miss Birch

Does the amount of seeds affect the growth of a plant?

Last Friday, Year 3 set up a test to see whether the amount of seeds in one pot affects the growth of a plant and more specifically a sunflower!

What are we measuring?

We are measuring the height of the plants in centimetres every week.

What are we keeping the same?

We are keeping the size of the pots, the amount we water them and conditions (windowsill) the same.

What are we changing?

We are changing the amount seeds in each pot: 1, 2, 4 and 8 seeds per pot.

We went out in the sun to plant these and to plant our own individual sunflower seeds too!

The children will measure how these grow over the weeks and take them home.

Check back here every week to see updates!

Posted on Friday 10 May 2024 by Miss Goswami

This week, Year 5 have been looking at the poem ‘Rang-tan‘. It is about Rang-tan’s forest home being destroyed to clear the way for palm oil – an ingredient used to make products for humans. This poem has linked incredibly well with our Geography unit where we are looking at the Amazon Rainforest.

Today, the children had time to practise and perform thispoem. They focused on their oracy targets: eye contact, voice projection, gesture and fluency.

Help at home: Watch the video and discuss how we can help stop the destruction of forests.

## Friday 10 May

Posted on Friday 10 May 2024 by Mr McGriffiths

This week’s spellings are practising the ou grapheme making the /ow/ sound.

loud

sound

found

out

The spellings will be tested on Friday 17th May

## 10 May 2024

Posted on Friday 10 May 2024 by Mrs Lake

• lollies
• berries
• monkeys
• donkeys
• ponies
• busy
• move
• pretty

The children will be tested on these words next Friday 17th May.

Please encourage your child to try practise the words by putting their words in a sentence using our handwriting guide. Also, look at the spelling activities guide for some ideas to practise these words.

## Science – How does the distance between the object and light source affect the shadow created?

Posted on Friday 19 April 2024 by Miss Birch

Enquiry question: How does the distance between the object and light source affect the shadow created?

Scientific enquiry type (how we are being scientists): I can set up a fair test.

Predictions: What do you think? Have a go at home!

I predict the shadow will become ______ when we move the light source closer.

I predict the shadow will become ______ when we move the light source further away.

What will we need to answer our question?

• torches
• opaque object
• pencil
• ruler

What will we measure?

We will measure the width of the shadow.

What will we change?

The distance between the object and the light source.

What will we keep the same?

The distance between the object and wall.

Here’s our fair test. We drew around each shadow with a pencil and then measured the width with a ruler.

Our findings:

Conclusion: The larger the distance from the light source to the object, the smaller the shadow became