Please encourage your child to complete the booklets sent home on Tuesday evening. These provide opportunities for maths, spag, reading and practical ideas.
Your child also brought home extra books and needs to continue reading daily and keeping a log of this in their reading record. Book reviews should also be written on completion of books.
All children were given a copy of their computer logins for Purplemash, Mathletics, Times Tables Rockstars and they should also have their Spag.com logins. Please encourage regular use of these programs where tasks are being set.
As an attachment on this page is the Home Learning for our 'ID' project - please encourage your child to complete these tasks as well.
Please email the office if you have any further questions about the set work.
Mrs Hoye, Mr Tooze, Mrs Jones and Miss Elliott welcome the Year 5 and Year 6 children to Larch class.
PE is on Wednesday and Thursday so please ensure clothes are all clearly labelled and PE kits are in school.
Term 4 Topic - ID
Who do you think you are? Are you an extrovert or an introvert, a singleton, a twin or even a triplet? Let’s discover what makes you, you! From your fingerprints and footprints, to your genes and DNA, everything is unique to you. So why do you look like Mum or Dad, or even Auntie Rose? Explore the world of human identity and how our unique features can be used to tell us apart from others or help to solve a crime! Write reports, adverts and poems all on the theme of identity and express your opinions, views and beliefs. Do you like the same things as others or are your tastes uniquely yours? Then it’s time for some detective work! In the case of the stolen handbag, use your knowledge and skills to solve the crime and identify the culprit. And remember to love being you! Why? Because there’s only one you: you’re one of a kind!
Topic Letters 2019-20
Chartwells ran workshops at the school last week. Larch children and had great fun learning how to create healthy breakfasts (oats, fruit and yogurt). They also found out how much sugar was in different breakfast cereals and drinks. The representative from Chartwells fed back after the session commending the children on their behaviour and engagement in the sessions. Well done!
We would like to thank the PTA for funding the storyteller, Jamie Crawford who has been to visit again this week. Jamie has been developing the children’s skills to tell creative stories. In this week’s session the oral story telling is moving onto paper. The focus on descriptive language has already seen a huge variety of story openings, which encapsulate the reader immediately. Larch class are looking forward to sharing some of these in their class assembly next Friday 14th February at 2.30pm. Please join us for this if you can.
Jamie Crawford the story teller visited Larch this week. He read the children a story then asked the children to pair up and learn a story for themselves. Once the children have learnt the story they then need to become the story tellers to our younger children in the school. I am really looking forward to listening to all the different stories being told.
Larch attended the Federation Christmas Carol Concert last week. Due to sickness and other commitments not everyone in Larch was able to attend. I would like to thank those children that were able to make the evening, each one of you made me incredibly proud. The children sung their hearts out with smiles on their faces and as always looked very smart in their shirts and ties! Well done.
Larch – were fortunate to visit Young at Heart this week. Everyone enjoyed making their pom poms and reading with the adults. Thank you to the parents that provided transport and the wool. We had some fantastic feedback from the host: “Dear Mrs Kinsella -just a quick note to say thank you so much for sending your Year 5 and 6 children today. They were all great and an amazing turnout all of whom thoroughly engaged in both reading and making pom-poms!” Larch have been invited back in January to be filmed with Young at Heart by a BBC programme called Inside Out – a letter has been sent home this week regarding this.
The class have been looking at mini beasts as part of their new topic. They have been mapping mini beasts from around the world and finding out where the deadliest mini beasts live. Elizabeth from Year 6 has drawn mini beasts in the style of Charles Darwin. They have then had the opportunity to create their own creature by describing and designing it.
Larch enjoyed the first ‘Patron of Reading’ day alongside the year 5 and 6 children from across the Federation. Jamie Crawford, the patron of reading dazzled the children with his story telling skills and through assemblies and class workshops. The children learnt to develop their story telling skills and used a variety of ways to recall and share stories; this will be developed further throughout the academic year. Larch have finalised their Victorian project today and it has been wonderful to see so much cooking through the curriculum. The apple crumble has certainly gone down well today!
Larch have been working hard to create wallpaper designs based on the Victorian artist William Morris. They are preparing to create prints of their own designs by making templates. The class have also been making Victorian food such as carrot soup and mince pies. The children enjoyed these cookery sessions and especially enjoyed tasting both.
The year 5 and 6 pupils have really settled into their roles as leaders in the school. They have been very focused and working hard every time I have popped in to see them. I especially enjoyed seeing their improved computer skills as they researched the artist William Morris – work is now on display
in the school hall.