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Summer Term 2 - Perfect Planet
This term our topic theme is 'Perfect Planet' inspired by the BBC television series. We will be focusing on Oceans and the environmental crisis of plastic pollution on marine life and will visit Tynemouth Aquarium to enhance our studies.
In Science we will study habitats, eco-systems and animal life-cycles.
Our English work will be based around the book ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’ by Elizabeth Laird which complements our topic theme. We will continue to set weekly spellings – 10 following a rule and 10 ‘Challenge Words’, which will be tested on Fridays. We will practice these each day in class, but also ask for your help in practicing these at home too. Lists of these can be found on the Spelling Menus sent home and, also on the class page of the website.
In Maths we are having a big push on learning and developing quick recall of the times table facts. We have re-launched our own version of ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ with a progression to learning the multiplication facts. Each pupil has been set a particular times table to focus on which they will practice until they develop confidence to move on to the next table. Certificates will be awarded for achieving each ‘Rock Star Status’. We will not be setting weekly maths homework activities on Seesaw this term but ask instead that you help your child to learn their times table facts ‘off by heart.’ The TTRS website can be used for practice as it has been set to each child’s current focus table. Please email if you need a reminder of your child’s log in details.
Also in Maths, we will also be studying angles, shape, position, and symmetry. Please see the related Knowledge Organizers for key vocabulary and strategies for each topic.
On Wednesdays each week, we will be having a Dance session to learn a dance which will be recorded to be included as part of the Aladdin production at the end of term.
If you have any questions about your child’s learning, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your support in anticipation.
Mrs. Collins & Miss Ellis
Spellings WB 05.07.21
The weekly spellings for this term can be found on year group ‘Spelling Menus’ and the current week is listed below. Each week there will be 10 spellings following a particular rule to learn and 10 ‘Challenge words’ which are from the common exception word lists. We will practice these in school each day through the week but ask for your support in practicing them at home too before the weekly Friday test.
Year 4: famous nervous ridiculous carnivorous herbivorous porous adventurous courageous outrageous advantageous
Year 5: boastful faithful doubtful fearful thankful beautiful pitiful plentiful fanciful merciful
Challenge Words: purpose quarter question recent regular reign remember sentence separate special
Vocabulary Ninja Word of the Day
To develop vocabulary, we use the Vocabulary Ninja's 'Word of the Day' which can be found below.
Each Friday a new homework comprehension will be set on Reading Eggs to be completed for the following Thursday.
Helping with Maths at Home
At South Kilvington, we understand that Maths is often taught differently today to when parents were at school and that although parents want to support their children with Maths at home, they do not want to confuse them by using different methods of calculation. Therefore, we have produced booklets explaining the calculation methods used in school and the key rapid recall facts to learn off by heart for each year group. Copies of the Year 4 and 5 'Helping with Maths at Home' booklets can be found below. Please also see the Maths Knowledge Organisers with key vocabulary for each topic and the Primary Maths Dictionary. In Class 3 the children are currently working on Shape and Angles.
Current Key Vocabulary & Definitions
An angle is the amount of turn between to lines which meet at a vertex.
Right angle - 90 degrees
Acute angle - 1 - 89 degrees
Obtuse angle - 91 - 179 degrees
Reflex angle 181 - 359 degrees
Full turn - 360 degrees
Maths games are a great, fun way of practicing essential key recall Maths facts, especially times table facts. Listed below are some we use in school
Times Table Rock Stars https://ttrockstars.com/
Hit The Button Game https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Sumdog Multiplication check https://pages.sumdog.com/multiplication-tables-check/
Using Seesaw for Home Learning
To use the 'Seesaw' app to submit and celebrate home learning you need a 'log in' which I will email individually to each child.
2. Tap/click “I’m a Student”.
3. Type in your Home Learning code into the ‘text code box’.
(You don’t use the email/password login)
4. Post to your journal, respond to activities, and view class announcements.
5. Remember, this code is like a password. Keep it safe!
To complete set activities in Seesaw go to Activities and then select Add Response.
Posts need to be reviewed by myself before they can be seen in the class journal.
We reads the book Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley about a boy called Ruskin and wrote letters in role as Ruskin to an agony aunt about his problems.
Spring 2 Globe Trotter
In our topic theme of North America we focused on the countries of The United States, Canada, Mexico and Jamaica. We made travel guides and listened to music from these countries.
We went on a virtual pilgrimage during our RE and Worship sessions and made videos about what it means to be a pilgrim which are part of the whole school Easter Service.
In English we enjoyed focusing on the story of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and finding out how the main character Edward changes as the story progressed.
Spring 1 Invasion Investigator
The Saxons & The Vikings
During the first half of the Spring term we enjoyed learning about the legacy of the Vikings in Britain. In English our focus text was 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd-Stanton.
We also studied Viking sagas and enjoyed the hilarious Viking stories by Jeremy Strong.
Autumn Term 2 - Relic Researcher
During Autumn Term 2 we developed our historical skills and knowledge by studying
The Ancient Mayans
In English we read the Mayan Folktale and wrote our own versions of the story.
In Science our topic theme was LIGHT!
Autumn Term 1 2020
During the first half term our topic theme was
In Geography we learned about volcanoes, earthquakes and what is under the Earth's surface.
In English some of our work was based on the book Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. We also read The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy and shared Poems Aloud by Joseph Coelho.
A beautiful book for times where you need a touch of hope and reassurance.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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