Wow! Summer term is already here. Class 10 have been working very hard so far. We have been working on our daily arithmetic every morning and our scores have improved drastically.
We had a fantastic afternoon at Tour De Yorkshire where we cheered on Tzara from our class, who rode fantastically when competing against other schools, in the glorious sunshine, as we soaked up the atmosphere of a huge cycling event in our local area.
As part of our Maths learning we investigated angles, rather than doing this on paper we drew on the tables! It was great fun (don't tell Mrs Witton!) thankfully it all came off the tables but our angles understanding was really shown through this activity!
Class 10 have been working very hard this term in all areas of the curriculum. I would like to make a special mention about their effort in Maths. We have spent almost the whole term working on our fractions knowledge and have explored fractions through concrete apparatus, pictorial representations and abstractly. We are beginning to improve our reasoning skills and are working hard to explain our thinking fully.
We have also worked on making links in our reading through "Read Aloud" where we annotate a text with what we already know or what enters our mind as we are reading.
Lakeside Village Visit
As part of our topic on the Local Area year 5 visited the Lakeside Village to carry out some customer satisfaction surveys. We wanted to find out why people visit the outlet and what improvements they would like to see. We met with the Deputy Manager, Mrs Parry, and had a question and answer session with her. We found out that the Lakeside Village has been open since 1995 (22 years!) and that their target consumer is a female in the 40+ age range.
We then interviewed lots of customers and also spoke to the staff of a number of shops. Our next step is to analyse the data and then provide some feedback to the Management team at the outlet. The children were a credit to the school and a number of people commented upon how polite and enthusiastic the children were - well done guys!
As well as a weekly homework all the children in Class 10 have access to Frog Play where online homework has been set by me and will be updated regularly. We have tried all the passwords in class to ensure the children understand how to log in and use the website.
Class 10 have been fantastic at swimming. The have had positive attitudes towards everything they have been asked and show huge amounts of enthusiasm each week. We even have some children who have already completed their 25m awards and are working on refining their technique.
Homework is sent home every Friday and is due in on a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child keeps the high standards of presentation expected in school within their homework. It would be great to show off some of their excellent efforts.
We have had a very busy term this term!
We have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. We arranged for a professional company, Makers of History, to come and deliver a brilliant day that was extremely educational as well as lots of fun. Check out our pictures to see just how much fun we had!
We have also had a road safety talk where we looked at the importance of paying attention when we are crossing roads. It definitely gave us all lots to think about.
We had a great morning getting messy making Greek theatre masks using papier mache as part of our DT.
As part of our Science week we made our very own bouncy balls! We looked at how the ingredients changed state and the properties of their bouncy ball.
Finally, we created an assembly for the parents to come in and watch about the Indian festival - Holi. We all worked very hard and the end result was brilliant!
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Every week, children are expected to read at least three times at home and have their reading record books signed by an adult. All children in Class 10 are currently taking part our reading challenge, they achieve a tick on the chart for every time their reading record is signed three times in one week. Every tick gets them one step closer to a prize!
Aswell as reading, children are also expected to practise the spellings they are given weekly and rehearse times tables.
Children will also bring home weekly worksheet to complete, homework will be put on 'I Am Learning' and children may choose to complete a half-termly project linked to our topic work the Ancient Greeks.
This half term our P.E. days are Mondays and swimming every second Friday, please make sure that your child brings their P.E. kit on these days.
Thank you for all your support!
Miss Clarke and Mrs Hussain