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Alika

Jessie

Keeley

 

 

 

Daniel

Gabi

 

 

 

Yiannis

Megan

Josh

Sasha

 

 

Lewis

Alfie M

Tyler

 

 

Week Beginning 24.6.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be using our ‘Alien Landing’ text to write our own suspense stories using speech effectively. 

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on answering questions where we will have to find and copy information accurately from the story. 

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on solving real life multi-step problems using all four operations and decimal numbers. 

 

PBL: This week we will be focusing on what causes day and night and different phases of the moon. 

 

Reminder:

Please could we have any old cereal boxes, thick card and magazines and newspapers (which are appropriate). If you could send your child in with any of these if you have them, thank you! 

 

Week Beginning 17.6.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be continuing to learn our text 'Alien Landing'. We will also be focusing on using speech effectively within our writing.

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on interpretation of characters thoughts and feelings within our story.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on decimal sequences and multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

PBL: This week we will be focusing on the location of planets in the solar system and making our own mnemonic to help us remember the planets and the order of them from the sun.

 

Reminders: There will be Year 5 & 6 girls football trials held this Wednesday (19th) at lunchtime. Please make sure your child has their PE kit if they would like to take part.

 

District Athletics - Over the next couple of weeks during their PE lessons, children will be trialling to be selected for the District Athletics Tournament on the 3rd of July. 

Week Beginning 10.6.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning our text 'Alien Landing'. We will also produce some short burst writes based on the text and grammar skills we are learning. 

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read our book focusing on character profiles and retrieval questions based on the text. 

 

Maths: This week we will be consolidating our knowledge of fractions and decimals. 

 

PBL: This week we will be introducing our new topic ‘Space’. We will be focusing on the location of planets in the solar system. 

We hope you enjoy your half term!

 

Week Beginning 3.6.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be introducing our new text 'Alien Landing'. We will be introducing it with our hook lesson and drama based activities.

 

Reading: This week we will be starting our new book 'Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce'. We will be making predictions about the book.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on decimals. We will learning how to add and subtract decimals within 1.

 

PBL: This week we will be introducing our new topic 'Space'. We will be visiting Herstmonceux Space Observatory to begin our topic.

Week Beginning 20.5.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be beginning to look at Viking poetry. We will be writing and performing our own poems.

 

Reading: This week we will be finishing our book and writing a review based on our likes, dislikes and things we have learnt.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on imperial units of measure and capacity. We will converting between different units of measurement.

 

PBL: This week we will be learning about the Battle of Hastings and how it was recorded on the Bayeux Tapestry.

 

Reminder:

Juniors Sports Day Friday 24th May 2019

 

All parents and carers please join us for a fun filled sports day!

 

Location: Earlswood Junior School Field

 

Time: 12.35-14.45

 

There will be a picnic lunch starting at 11.40 to 12.20 beforehand if you wish to join your child for lunch.

The entrance for parents and carers will be via the top main entrance for the junior site. You will be asked to sign in when you arrive at the gate and if you are unsure there will be members of staff to help direct you to the activity your child will be starting on first. Please be patient, we will aim to sign you in as quickly as possible.

 

As much enthusiasm and encouragement not only for your child but the whole colour team would be fantastic!

 

See you there on what will hopefully be a bright and sunny day!

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

 

The PE Team

 

 

Week Beginning 13.5.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be planning and writing our final action story for our hot task using the skills we have learnt over the last few weeks.

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on improving our comprehension skills through answering  questions where we will need to give evidence for points made.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on measure. We will be converting units of time and calculating volume.

 

PBL: This week we will be looking at religion during the Viking time and beginning to learn about the Battle of Hastings.

 

Week Beginning 6.5.19

 

 

Literacy: This week we will be our innovate week. We will be using our model text to write our own action stories based on the story of Beowulf.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read our book with fluency and expression. We will also be focusing on comprehension questions where we will need to give evidence for points made.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on percentages. We will be finding percentages of amounts and converting between decimals, fractions and percentages.

 

PBL: This week we will be looking at the law and justice system during the Viking time and how the Viking children lived.

 

 

Week Beginning 29.4.19

 

 

Literacy: This week we will be looking at our model text in more detail and the features used in it.

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on the characters thoughts and feelings in our story.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on decimals and percentages. We will be rounding decimals with up to 3 decimal places and introducing percentages.

 

PBL: This week we will be looking at how the Vikings live and the famous kings during this time.

Week Beginning 23.4.19

Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed your Easter break!

 

Literacy: This week we will be beginning to develop our writing using an action toolkit based on our new text ‘Beowulf’.

 

Reading: Our new story this half term is ‘The Other Wide of Truth’ by Beverley Naidoo. This week we will be making predictions about the story and reading the first few chapters. 

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on decimals. We will be reading, writing and ordering numbers with up three decimal places.

 

PBL: Our new topic for the half term is ‘Vikings’. This week we will be introducing our topic by looking at a timeline of the Vikings and where they raided and settled.

Week Beginning 1.4.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be researching for and writing a discussion text based on deforestation for our innovate week.

 

Reading: This week we will be finishing our story and focusing on reading with fluency and expression.

 

Maths: This week we will be continuing to look at angles. We will be focusing on drawing angles accurately and finding a missing angle on a straight line or point.

 

PBL: This week we will be creating our own rainforest art, inspired by Henri Rousseau.

Week Beginning 25.3.19

 

Literacy: This week we will learning techniques for writing a discussion text based on deforestation.

 

Reading: This week we will continuing to read our story and focusing on interpreting information by finding evidence form the text.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at angles. We will be recapping over different types of angles and looking at how to measure them accurately.

 

This week is Art week, we will be creating our own sculptures using plastic.

Week Beginning 18.3.19

 

Literacy: This week will be completing our independent hot task about a tale of fear. We will also be starting to look at discussion texts and how they are written.

 

Reading: This week we will focusing on using fluency and expression to read our book.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking at finding fractions of amounts and comparing these with multiplication of fractions by a whole number.

 

PBL:  This week we will be learning about the paintings of Henri Rousseau to inspire our own rainforest artwork.

Week Beginning 11.3.19

 

Literacy: This week will be our innovate week where we will write our own tales of fear based on our text 'The Nightmare Man'

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read our book and focusing on the description of the setting and characters.

 

Maths: This week we will be continuing to multiplying fractions by whole numbers.

 

PBL:  This week we will be learning about the animals in the rainforest and the effects of deforestation.

Week Beginning 4.3.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be continuing to develop suspense writing skills using work from other authors to help create our own writing.

 

Reading: This week we will be reading the next few chapters of our story and exploring the characters through hot seating and comprehension.

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on Fractions. We will be multiplying fractions by each other and by whole numbers.

 

PBL:  This week we will be learning about the different animals in the rainforest and the layers of the rainforest that they live in.

 

Reminders:

  • There will be a hockey trial during lunchtime at 1:15pm on Monday 4th March. Any children who want to attend need to eat lunch first.

 

World Book Day: We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March 2019.

The theme this year is ‘Sharing a Story’ and we will be inviting children to come to school on     Thursday 7th March dressed as a character from a book.

If you need help with ideas for costumes please speak to your class teacher.

 

Week Beginning 25.2.19

Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed your break!

 

Literacy: This week we will be beginning to develop suspense writing skills using our new text ‘The Nightmare Man’.

 

Reading: Our new story this half term is ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. This week we will be reading the first few chapters and exploring the characters and setting of the story. 

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on Fractions. We will be adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators by finding the lowest common denominator. https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-the-lowest-common-denominator  

 

PBL: Our new topic for the half term is ‘Rainforests’. This week we will be introducing our topic with our visit from the Urban Farm. 

 

Reminders:

World Book Day: We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March 2019.

The theme this year is ‘Sharing a Story’ and we will be inviting children to come to school on Thursday 7th March dressed as a character from a book. 

If you need help with ideas for costumes please speak to your class teacher.

Week Beginning 11.2.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be researching, planning and writing our own biographies on a famous person for our final hot task.

 

Reading: This week we will be finishing off our story and analysing characters thoughts and feelings. 

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on area. We will be calculating and comparing the area of rectangles and estimating the area of irregular shapes.

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing to make our own model theme parks in groups including a leaflet, map and model Ferris wheel, ready for the showcase!

 

Please could you send in any unwanted shoe box lids or cereal boxes!

Week Beginning 4.2.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting our innovate week where we will be writing our own biographies about Mo Farah. 

 

Reading: This week we will be reading the next chapters of the story and making assumptions based on evidence from the text. 

 

Maths: This week we will be focusing on area and perimeter. We will be working out the perimeter of composite shapes. 

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing to make our own model theme parks in groups.

Week Beginning 28.1.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting our non-fiction unit of work. We will be focusing on biographies and the features used to write them. 

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on inference questions and finding clues in the text to support answers.

 

Maths: This week we will be converting units of measure including weight, capacity and length (for example, centimetres and metres).

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing to plan our own model theme parks in groups. 

Week Beginning 21.1.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be completing our innovate write based on our text. We will then be planning and writing our hot task focusing on a wishing tale. 

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read our story and answering comprehension questions on it.

 

Maths: This week we will be using the bus stop method to divide 4 digits by 1 digit, with and without remainders. 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-the-bus-stop-method-for-division 

 

PBL: This week we will be starting to plan our own model theme parks in groups. 

 

Notice: There is an opportunity to try out Cross Country Club starting on Monday 14th January. The club will run every Monday lunchtime until the 25th February. Please ensure your child has full kit if they want to participate. 

There is also an opportunity to run in the Cross Country trial on the 12th February at Priory. 

 

 

Week Beginning 14.1.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be focusing on writing techniques and how to write an opening that engages the reader. 

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read our story The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas’ and answering comprehension questions on it.

 

Maths: This week we will be using the short method to multiply numbers with up to 4 digits by 2 digit numbers. 

 

PBL: This week we will be looking at the artist Edvard Munch and focusing on his ‘Scream’ painting. 

 

Notice: There is an opportunity to try out Cross Country Club starting on Monday 14th January. The club will run every Monday lunchtime until the 25th February. Please ensure your child has full kit if they want to participate. 

There is also an opportunity to run in the Cross Country trial on the 12th February at Priory. 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 7.1.19

 

Literacy: This week we will be learning our new text ’The Man Who Walked Between the Towers’ through drama, story maps and actions. 

 

Reading: This week we will be starting our new story The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas’. We will be looking at characters thoughts and feelings.

 

Maths: This week we will be using the expanded method to multiply numbers with up to 4 digits by 2 digit numbers. 

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing the introduction to our new topic ‘Scream Machine’. We will be looking at theme parks and how they are designed.

Week Beginning 17.12.18

 

Literacy: This week we will be planning and writing our own independent explanation texts.

 

Reading: This week we will be focusing on a range of short stories. We will be looking at characters thoughts and feelings.

 

Maths: This week we will be looking multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000.

 

PBL: This week we will be continuing to make and paint our own castles with a moving part, in groups.

Week Beginning 10.12.18

 

Reminders

We are after any spare cardboard, big cardboard boxes and kitchen roll tubes, please could you send in anything you have spare.

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting our Innovate Week where we will be writing our own explanation texts.

 

Reading: This week we will be finishing our story and finding out if our predictions of the thief were correct!

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about 3D shapes and we will be looking at their nets.

 

PBL: This week we will be starting to make our own castles with a moving part, in groups.

Week Beginning 3.12.18

 

Reminders

Please could you send in any medium-sized jars without labels or lids that you have spare.

 

We are also after any spare cardboard and kitchen roll tubes, please could you send in anything you have spare.

 

Literacy: This week we will be continuing to learn the text and we will be looking at the grammar features within it.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read our story and focusing on reading with fluency and expression.

 

Maths: This week we will be recapping place value and the 4 operations (multiplication, division, addition, subtraction). 

 

PBL: This week we will be starting to make our own castles with a moving part, in groups.

Week Beginning 26.11.18

 

Reminders

Please could you send in any medium-sized jars without labels or lids that you have spare.

 

We are also after any spare cardboard and kitchen roll tubes, please could you send in anything you have spare.

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting to explore non-fiction. We will be learning how to write an explanation text. 

 

Reading: This week we will be looking at the action in our story and focusing on suspects and why they might have stolen the chalice.

 

Maths: This week we will be looked at what square and cube numbers are and how we find them. We will also be looking at what prime numbers are.

 

PBL: This week we will be designing and starting to make our own castles with a moving part, in groups.

 

 

Week Beginning 19.11.18

 

Literacy: This week we will be continuing our Innovate Week where we will be writing our own stories based on 'The Caravan', using the skills we have learnt.

 

Reading: This week we will be analysing the characters in the story and their motives for stealing the golden chalice.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning how to use the bus stop method to solve division problems. We will also be learning about factors and multiples.

 

PBL: This week we will be designing and creating our own coat of arms reflecting our personalities. 

 

Reminders

Please could you send in any medium-sized jars you have at home, without labels on.

Week Beginning 12.11.18

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting our Innovate Week where we will be writing our own stories based on 'The Caravan', using the skills we have learnt.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read 'The Curse of Castle Cranston'. We will be answering questions about the story and looking at settings in more detail.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about statistic and data. We will be interpreting data from graphs and tables.

 

PBL: This week we will be creating Plague Doctor art using zentangle patterns and silhouettes.

 

Reminders

We are looking for mystery readers to come in to class and read to the children. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let your child's teacher know.

 

Week Beginning 5.11.18

 

Literacy: This week we will be continuing to learn our new text 'The Caravan'. We will focusing on reading as a reader and a writer through activities such as hot seating and comprehension based on our text.

 

Reading: This week we will be starting our book for the half term 'The Curse of Castle Cranston'. We will be making predictions about the book and exploring new language. 

 

Maths: This week we will be using rounding to estimate answers and we will also be solving multi-step word problems.

 

This week is Science week! Each afternoon, we will be carrying out different investigations on reversible and irreversible changes. 

 

Reminders

We are still after old socks, plastic bottles and jars for Science week, next week. Please send your child in with these if possible!

 

We are looking for mystery readers to come in to class and read to the children. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let your child's teacher know.

 

 

Week Beginning 29.10.18

 

Literacy: The week after half term, we will be starting to learn our new text 'The Caravan'. We will have our 'hook' to introduce the text and also be deconstructing it throughout the week.

 

Reading: The week after half term, we will be looking at a non-fiction book 'The Measly Middle Ages', as an introduction to our topic.

 

Maths: The week after half term, we will be learning about addition & subtraction and different methods to solve problems.

 

Project: The week after half term, we will be starting our new topic Peasants, Princes and Pestilence. We will be looking at The Black Death and how it spread.

 

Reminders

We are still after old socks, plastic bottles and jars for Science week, next week. Please send your child in with these if possible!

 

We are looking for mystery readers to come in to class and read to the children. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let your child's teacher know.

 

 

 

Week Beginning 15.10.18

 

Literacy: This week we will continuing to research British cities and landmarks. We will also be creating our own leaflets based on this research.

 

Reading: This week we will be finishing our book 'Matilda' and making predictions about the characters in the future.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about decimals and converting fractions into decimals.

 

Project: This week we will be preparing for our Great British Tea Party. We will make our food and decorations.

 

Juniors - Book Bingo Reading Challenge

  1. Your child will receive a bingo card in their Reading Record book
  2. They will need to read a book relating to each box on the card - please sign it each time they complete a book
  3. When the card has been completed they will receive a golden ticket and can collect a new bingo card
  4. The golden tickets will be placed into a box ready for the prize draw at the end of the school year.
  5. The winning 2 children from each year group, will be taken as a group to a matinee performance of the musical Matilda!

We are looking for mystery readers to come in to class and read to the children. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let your child's teacher know.

 

Week Beginning 8.10.18

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting to learn about the layout of leaflets and different skills we need to write them. These will include: brackets, dashes and commas for extra information and bullet points.

 

Reading: This week we will be exploring powerful language the author has used in the book.

 

Maths: This week we will be continuing to look at fractions. We will be sequencing and comparing the size of fractions.

 

Project: This week we will be creating a quiz about Great Britain using Scratch and creating a Tudor family tree.

 

 

Week Beginning 1.10.18

 

Literacy: This week we will revising grammar skills and then we will writing our final piece based on our model text.

 

Reading: This week we will be investigating characters and answering comprehension questions based on story.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about fractions and fractions of amounts.

 

Project: This week we will be continuing to look at Kings and Queens in Britain.

 

Notes: Please could you bring in any spare plastic 1 Litre bottles, old socks and spare net curtains as year 5 will be looking at filtering in science.

Week Beginning 24.9.18

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting our innovation week: where we will write our own stories based on the text.

 

Reading: This week we will be continuing to read our book Matilda and evaluating the authors choice of language.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about Roman Numerals and how they relate to our number system.

 

Project: This week we will be finishing off looking at famous British artists and beginning to look at Kings and Queens in Britain.

 

Notes: Please could you bring in any spare plastic 1 Litre bottles, old socks and spare net curtains as year 5 will be looking at filtering in science.

Week Beginning 17.9.18

 

Literacy: This week we will be delving further into our text, My Name is Bob. We will be looking at vocabulary and giving our opinions of the text. 

 

Reading: This week we will be analysing characters and exploring new vocabulary from our story Matilda.

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about negative numbers and counting through zero to solve problems.

 

Project: This week we will be investigating famous British artists, including the work of William Morris.

 

Reminders:

PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays, please make sure your child has their full kit.

We will be doing Woodlands on a Tuesday, please make sure your child has wellies at all times.

Week Beginning 10.9.18

 

Literacy: This week we will be starting our new text My Name is Bob. We will be learning the text and starting to understand the story in more detail through drama activities.

 

Reading: This week we will be starting our new book Matilda. We will be making predictions and answering comprehension questions based on the book. 

 

Maths: This week we will be learning about place value and comparing numbers by size.

 

Project: This week we will be starting our new topic What Makes Britain Great. We will be learning about significant Britons.

 

Reminders:

PE will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays, please make sure your child has their full kit.

We will be doing Woodlands on a Tuesday, please make sure your child has wellies at all times.

 

 

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