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Year 5 Home Practice Friday 14th May

Date: 14th May 2021 @ 4:06pm

Year 5 Home Practice Friday 14th May 2021

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It was lovely to speak to all the parents this week and let them know how hard you have all been working. Keep up the good work Year 5! In Maths, we have been reading timetables, the 24 hour clock and working out time intervals. Also, recapping the properties of 3-D shapes and sorting/problem solving. The book, Boy is such a good read and we have learned so much about boarding schools and life back in the early 1900’s. The children did some lovely work about the fruits of the Holy Spirit and which one they would want to have and why. Their PowerPoints in science were great and really explained what Science is all about and the different types of Sciences like Biology, Physics etc.

Reading

Please read for at least twenty/thirty minutes every evening. Talk about what you have read with an adult. Discuss the story, characters and any new vocabulary you come across. If it is a non-fiction book, look at the contents page, glossary or index and see how it helps you find more information.

Y5 book changing day is Friday. Although, some children may change books at different times, so always bring your book bag into school every day. Remember to sign when you have finished a book, it makes it much easier to issue new books.

Remember to complete your ‘Reading Journal’ task. At the front of the journal there are activities for you to do using your current book or one you have just finished. Choose an activity, complete it in your journal (best presentation and handwriting!) and colour/highlight the square to show you have done it. Complete one activity per week.

Maths

This week’s challenge on Sumdog is based on reading and interpreting tables/timetables and division facts. We will have a division facts test on Friday.

Spelling

There will be no Sumdog spelling challenge this week, so please spend extra time learning the spellings below.

Please learn these spellings for Friday (21.5.21): If you don’t know what a word means, look it up in a dictionary or ask an adult.

We are investigating the Year 5/6 Spelling List.

bargain         cemetery              community           conscious             correspond                 

bruise           committee             competition         controversy         criticise      

category       communicate          conscience          convenience         curiosity        

 

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Gravili

Year 2 Home Practice - 14th May 2021

Date: 14th May 2021 @ 3:54pm

Well done for all your hard work this week Year 2!

This week in English, we started our new story, Georges Marvellous Medicine. We have looked at George’s grizzly old grunion of a Grandma and we created some great character descriptions. We have also looked at poetry and rhyme. We attempted to create our own medicine poem. In Maths, we have looked at place value and placing numbers on different number lines. Our bean plants and cress are looking great and we have kept up with our diaries, carefully monitoring how they grow. In French this week, we started by trying to use our French phonics to spell numbers. We are getting better! Then we read the story Je m’habille et je te croque about a wolf who puts his clothes on before eating someone. We tried to learn the words for clothes by playing some games. During Mental Health Week we have made it a priority to get outside in the fresh air. We even managed to take part in some relaxing meditation sessions. This helped to focus our minds and let go of any worries we had.  

 

Well done to the 22 children who have had a go at the SumDog challenges this week. Those children will receive dojos for going on and completing the work set. There will be a prize for the child with the most individual dojo points this week.

 

Reading

In Year 2 we aim to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an older sibling or adult to help deepen your knowledge.

Reading books are changed every Monday so please remember to bring in your book bag.

Reading resources:

Here is a useful link for questioning your child while they are reading - VIPERS

 

Spelling

Next week’s spellings are all about the suffix ‘–es’.

A spelling list will be sent out on a Monday with book bags and the spelling list will be available to practise on Sumdog. Please practise these spellings ready for your quiz on Friday.

buses

kisses

horses

matches

churches

dishes

classes

glasses

boxes

foxes

 

Maths

This week we have looked at place value and putting numbers on a number line. The children have also been learning how to use information in tables to answer questions. The children continue to work hard to spot the key information to help us answer mathematical questions. In Maths we have had a big focus on talking through worded problems with our talk partner.

 

Please have a go at the challenges set on Sumdog.

 

Sumdog Challenges

Multiplication – x2, x5 x10 and x 3 tables

Maths – adding numbers to a number line, more and less than symbols.

Spelling Quiz – suffix -es

Please practise these spellings ready for your quiz every Friday.

 

We hope you have a relaxing weekend.

 

The Year 2 team

HOME PRACTICE 14th May 2021

Date: 14th May 2021 @ 3:42pm

Year 4

Home Practice 14th May 2021

 

A busy week in Year 4! Well done for working hard.

We refined our compact method of addition and recapped and revised our 6, 9 and 7 times tables.  In English, we wrote our own Haiku’s and a character description of Grace, both of these were based on our class novel.  We completed our Science topic ‘Teeth and digestion’ by looking at and learning more about food chains.  We finished our Powerpoint quizzes about Italy and made sure that we included transitions, animations, and at least one hyperlink – we are so proud of what we achieved!

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Make sure you discuss the story and the characters.  Find the meaning of any new words too.  Reading every night will help you read more fluently and with understanding. 

Times tables

You have been given your own individual times table target.  Please make sure you continue to practise your times tables in preparation for your test next week, on Wednesday (19th May 2021).  Ask someone at home to test you on your tables – can you recall them quickly and accurately?  

You can also practise your tables playing ‘Hit the button’.  Select the times tables or division button and then the table that you want to practise.  This is an excellent way to practise your tables.  Either type in ‘hit the button’ (the game is on Top Marks) or use the link below:

Hit the Button  

Some of you have asked if you can practise your times tables on the ‘Multiplication check’ program we used this week.  Unfortunately, you cannot use exactly the same program at home.  You can however play something very similar by clicking on the link below.  You will be given 6 seconds to answer the question and there will be a gap of 3 seconds between each question.

Multiplication tables check

 

Spellings

The spellings this week all have the suffix ‘sion’.  A suffix is a group of letters that are added to the end of the word, and which change the meaning or make a new word.  ‘Sion’ is usually used if the root word ends in ‘d’ (eg extend, extension) or ‘se’ (adverse, adversion).  These words will be tested on Thursday (20th May 2021).  We have discussed different strategies to learn spellings in class, or you can always use ‘Look say cover write check’.  The spellings are on Sumdog this week.

expansion     extension     tension        suspension   exclusion

explosion      collision        erosion        invasion        television

illusion         confusion     inclusion       intrusion      division       

Sumdog Challenges

You have been set 3 challenges on Sumdog:

  • A spelling challenge based on the spellings above
  • A multiplication tables check, similar to the check you completed in school this week
  • A maths times table challenge (based on the 9 and 7 times table)

Please make sure you log on and have a go!

Year 6 Home Practice - Friday 14th May 2021

Date: 14th May 2021 @ 3:41pm

Welcome to the Year 6 blog. This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week where we discussed how to look after our mental health through: exercise, sleep, doing things they really enjoy, being kind to others and practicing gratitude. Also, we learnt about different medicines and how they can support our health and well-being.

We were lucky to have an online meeting with a hospital pharmacist who explained the job of a pharmacist and the training needed. She answered Y6’s questions about her job role and medicines in general. She was very impressed with the quality and range of the children’s questions. Well done Y6 and thank you to Rachel for her time.

 

Reminders:

  • Do not forget to bring in your cycling booklet, ‘Passport to Safer Cycling’, which we would like to be completed and brought back into school by next Monday 17th
  • Do not forget that your bike and helmet need to be in school on Monday 17th May for the bike check.

 

Our learning in Year 6 this week:

  • In PSHE, we have chosen to focus on one thing that helps our mental health this week and learnt about ways to reduce worry and anxiety.
  • In Maths, we have strengthened our knowledge of fractions: how to compare them, add and subtract proper, improper and mixed numbers.
  • In English, we have connected the story of The Lost Magician to ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and how they both relate very closely. We have also been improving our prediction skill using evidence from the text and how to use commas more effectively.
  • In PE, we started to learn the correct rules for ‘Quick Cricket’ and ‘Tag Rugby’.
  • In RE, we have completed the topic of Witness by working in teams to write all the things we do for ourselves, our school and the community as we act as witnesses of God.
  • For our Art lesson, we continued our PSHE discussion of ways to reduce worries, one of which was to ‘settle our thoughts’. Then we were inspired by the artists Bruce Gray and Wassily Kandinsky for our art work for drawing, colouring and pattern making to help us settle.
  • In Music, we have learnt how to increase and decrease our tempo using the Boomwhackers and glocks.
  • In French, we conjugated and used the verb jouer – to play in sentences about playing sports or musical instruments. Then we learnt that if a sport involves a ball, the verb ‘jouer’ is used but if we don’t ‘play’ other sports, we do them so we need the verb ‘faire’.
  • For Science, we have practised our data handling skills and drawn excellent graphs of the results of our crisp burning experiment last week. We used them to try and find a pattern between how much energy they produced when burnt and the nutritional information on the packet. There seemed to be a link with the fat content, but not in all cases so scientists would repeat the test to delve deeper into this.
  • Finally in History, we researched and presented information about the evacuees of World War II.

 

Well done to 95% of you for changing your book this week. Remember that reading is STILL your number one priority every day.

These are the days when you can change your reading book:

Monday – Dodgems

Tuesday – Roller Coasters

Wednesday – Big Dippers / The Waltzers

 

These are the tasks to be completed:

  • Reading – Please keep reading for a minimum of 30 minutes every day.

Please complete the ‘Reading Challenges’ you have been given by answering them in your Reading Journals.

 

  • Sumdog challenges:

 

  •     Times tables x7, x8, x9 (100 correct answers needed):
    • This will be great to continue to know these times tables fluently.

 

  •      Multiply and divide numbers mentally using known facts (100 correct answers         needed):
    • Use your place value knowledge to quickly multiply and divide the numbers you see in the questions.
  •      Spellings (45 correct answers needed):
    • Spellings with /acc/ pattern (part 3)

(accidentally, accept, acceptance, accessory, accident, accommodate, according, account, accessible, unacceptable, accuse, vaccinate, accelerate, accent, access)

 

Year 3 Home Practice 14th May

Date: 14th May 2021 @ 12:46pm

We have had a very messy and fun week in Year 3.

We have made our own Ancient Egyptian mummies out of clay and tissue paper, we have experimented with celery and food colouring to find out about the function of different plant parts, and we have made gums and teeth out of salt dough in our PSHE lesson all about keeping our teeth healthy. We have worked so well as a team in all of these lessons and have been very respectful of the classroom by tidying and cleaning up after ourselves.

In Maths we have been looking at subtracting big numbers by using a written method and have been practising dividing by 5.

In English we have been focussing on using exciting words to describe – we might spot some good words to describe when we are reading at home.

 

Home Practice for 14th May – 21st May

 

The key to completing your home practice is to do a little bit every night.

 

Reading

 

Read to somebody at home every night for 20 minutes. Talk about what you have read.

 

Times Tables

 

Please practise the division facts for the 4x tables on Hit the Button. Play 3 games every night. See how much quicker you can get each night.

 

 

Sumdog

Times Tables Challenge: 14th May – 21st May

Year 3 Competition: 14th May – 21st May

Spelling Challenge: 14th May – 21st May

 

Spellings

 

Your spellings this week are past tense verbs. Pay attention to double letters, can you figure out why some have the last letter doubled before adding -ed, and others just have -ed added?

 

ask: asked,

answer: answered

talk: talked

jump: jumped

walk: walked

look: looked

allow: allowed

slip: slipped

skip: skipped

admit: admitted

 

Say the words out loud, find the meaning of the words, write them out in different coloured chunks that you will remember, and write them out each night.

 

 

Tests

 

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Thursday 20th May. Make sure you practise every night.

Online Safety - 13th May 2021

Date: 13th May 2021 @ 9:28pm

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and a great opportunity to remind us to be kind to ourselves as well as others.

Below you will find two guides from National Online Safety on how to promote wellbeing both online and offline and how to be kind when using the internet.

 

Join us at our Online Safety Hub at National Online Safety and gain free access to a huge range of videos, resources and support.

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

Year 1 Home Practice 14th May 2021

Date: 12th May 2021 @ 2:20pm

Welcome to your Friday blog!

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This week we have met Mr Grinling the lighthouse keeper and his wife. They have a cat called Hamish. We have done some super writing about their adventures. We will  be finding out more about what they get up to next week.

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In Maths we have been learning about addition and subtraction. We have also been checking that we are writing our numbers correctly.

Well done who completed their Sumdog challlenges this week. You have all received a bonus 200 coins. 

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We have been finding out about South America in our Geography, visiting Rio and the Amazon Rainforest. We heard some fantastic questions and even looked at some photos of an explorer from Year 1!

Rainforest Crafts for Kids

 In Collective Worship we have been hearing about May being the month of Mary.

In Science, Mrs Quilliam showed us lots of different leaves and we learned some great new vocabulary. Serrated, deciduous and evergreen.

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We have enjoyed catching up with you all this week with the phone calls and thank you for all your continued support.

Keep reading every day, this is the key to success. 

Spelling and Number practice has been uploaded to Sumdog. 

Have a lovely and relaxing weekend.

The Year 1 Team 

HOME PRACTICE 7th May 2021

Date: 7th May 2021 @ 4:24pm

Year 4

Home Practice 7th May 2021

 

Another wonderful week in Year 4!

In English, we explained what we would take on a long journey and why, and wrote a diary entry as a character from our novel Journey to Jo’burg. We practised mental and written addition methods in Maths, as well as consolidating our learning about tenths and hundredths.  In RE we learnt how the Holy Spirit gave courage to Peter and John and created our own dramas called ‘Not afraid to speak out’. Our French lesson involved reading a description of a face then drawing the face to show our understanding of the text. In art, we went into the nature area and produced natural artwork inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy – have a look at the amazing artwork we made in the pictures below!

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Make sure you discuss the story and the characters.  Find the meaning of any new words too.  Reading every night will help you read more fluently and with understanding. 

Times tables

You have been given your own individual times table target.  Please make sure you continue to practise your times tables in preparation for your test next week, on Wednesday (12th May 2021).  Ask someone at home to test you on your tables – can you recall them quickly and accurately?  

You can also practise your tables playing ‘Hit the button’.  Select the times tables or division button and then the table that you want to practise.  This is an excellent way to practise your tables.  Either type in ‘hit the button’ (the game is on Top Marks) or use the link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Spellings

The spellings this week all have the suffix ‘ssion’.  A suffix is a group of letters that are added to the end of the word, and which change the meaning or make a new word.  ‘Ssion’ is usually used if the root word ends in ‘ss’ (eg express, expression) or ‘mit’ (admit, admission).  These words will be tested on Thursday (13th May 2021).  We have discussed different strategies to learn spellings in class, or you can always use ‘Look say cover write check’.  The spellings are on Sumdog this week.

expression   discussion    confession    permission   admission

impression   obsession     oppression   aggression   procession

omission       succession    profession   progression  depression

Sumdog Challenges

You have been set 3 challenges on Sumdog:

  • A spelling challenge based on the spellings above 
  • A maths challenge related to tenths and hundredths (rounding decimal numbers to 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number and recognising decimal equivalents) 
  • A maths times table challenge (3, 6 and 9 times tables again!)

Please make sure you log on and have a go!

 

Year 2 Home Practice - 7th May 2021

Date: 7th May 2021 @ 3:45pm

We have had another wonderful week in Year 2. We have loved being outdoors and staying active by completing the Daily Mile every day. This week in English, we have continued with our story The Tin Forest by Helen Ward. We have created some brilliant riddles for Mr Ingram to solve. In Maths, we have looked at statistics and we have answered questions about pictograms, bar charts and tallies. Today, in science we filled out our bean diary. They are just beginning to sprout! We have now planted some cress seeds and we will monitor them over the coming weeks. In French this week, we have been using phonics to spell numbers and we have also learnt how to say weather phrases. In RE we have continued to focus on the Pentecost. We have learnt how the Holy Spirit can help Christians. We have been learning how to make safe choices in PSHE. 

 

Well done to the 15 children who have had a go at the SumDog challenges this week. Those children will receive dojos for going on and completing the SumDog challenges. There will be a prize for the child with the most individual dojo points this week. 

 

Reading

In Year 2 we aim to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an older sibling or adult to help deepen your knowledge.

Reading books are changed every Monday so please remember to bring in your book bag.

Reading resources:

Here is a useful link for questioning your child while they are reading - VIPERS 

 

Spelling

Next week’s spellings are all about compound words.

Compound words are formed when two or more words are joined together to create a new word that has an entirely new meaning.

A spelling list will be sent out on a Monday with book bags and the spelling list will be available to practise on Sumdog. Please practise these spellings ready for your quiz on Friday. 

sunflower

popcorn

nowhere

snowman

butterfly

everybody

postcard

toothpaste

playground

earthquake

 

Maths 

This week we have looked at statistics. The children have been looking and learning all about bar charts, pictograms and tally charts. The children have also been answering questions to find out information. We have worked really hard to spot the key information to help us answer mathematical questions. 

 

Please practise writing the following numbers:

sixty     seventy       eighty      ninety    one hundred


Please have a go at the challenges set on Sumdog. 

 

Sumdog Challenges

Multiplication – x2, x5 x10 and x 3 tables

Maths – Statistics

Spelling Quiz – compound words

Please practise these spellings ready for your quiz every Friday.

 

We hope you have a rain free weekend.

 

The Year 2 team

Year 3 Home Practice 7th May

Date: 7th May 2021 @ 3:38pm

We have had an excellent week in Year 3. Everybody has worked hard and been a good friend. 

We have been looking at different methods to subtract and recapping on the 3x tables in Maths. In English we have been trying to include speech marks in our writing. We are getting very good at it. 

In French we have been using French phonics to spell numbers and to write sentences. 

We have been enjoying our new Science topic which is plants, we have been looking at different parts of a plant and their jobs. We have also been looking after our poppy seeds by making sure they are watered every day and are kept somewhere in the sunlight. 

In History, we looked at the different beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians. One of their beliefs was that after they died, they had an afterlife. This was why they spent so much time on mummification and building tombs. We learnt about the stages of mummification, we were disgusted by some of them… yuck! 

 

Home Practice for 7th May – 14th May

 

The key to completing your home practice is to do a little bit every night

 

Read to somebody at home every night for 20 minutes. Talk about what you have read. 

 

 

Please practise the division facts for the 5x tables on Hit the Button. Play 3 games every night. See how much quicker you can get each night. 

 

 

 

Go on Sumdog and complete the following challenges:

Year 3 Competition: 7th May – 14th May

Times Tables Challenge: 7th May – 14th May 

 

 

 

Spellings

Your spellings this week are some of the words you need to know by the end of Year 3.

actual, answer, bicycle, circle, earth, enough, favourite, famous, often, popular

Say the words out loud, find the meaning of the words, write them out in different coloured chunks that you will remember, and write them out each night.

 

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Thursday 13th May. Make sure you practise every night

 

Year 6 Home Practice - Friday 7th May 2021

Date: 7th May 2021 @ 1:01pm

Welcome to the Year 6 blog. After a very wet Bank Holiday Monday, Year 6 have had a super week learning more songs for the production, burning crisps in Science and heading out into the nature area to take artistic pictures to sketch. 

We were also treated to a visit by Mrs Washington and Miss Hall from All Hallows’ this Friday where we learnt a lot more about their routines, expectations, sports clubs, teachers, lunch among many other things. 

 

Reminders:

  • Every child has received the first cycling booklet, ‘Passport to Safer Cycling’, and a letter which we would like to be completed and brought back into school by May 17th.

 

Our learning in Year 6 this week:

  • In PSHE, we learnt how to recognise worry, described actions that we can take if we are worried and decided which actions might be more or less effective in dealing with worry.
  • In Maths, we have been working in teams to help each other use the large multiplication and division strategies.
  • In English, we were inspired by The Lost Magician to write our own adventure stories using our ‘writer’s toolkit’ and investigated 3 different ways to start a story.
  • In RE, we learnt about the patron saint of Deacons, St Stephen, who lost life serving God. We wrote open questions to learn more about his beliefs, values and feelings towards what happened.
  • In Art we took a trip outside to the nature area with our iPads to take pictures of the natural environment, changed the colour to black and white and sketched them using the shading techniques from last week.
  • In Music, we have been using the glocks and boomwhackers again, creating some of our own instrumental patterns. We have also continued to learn some of the songs for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory production, such as The Candy Man song.
  • In French, we researched the names of the European countries in French using an online dictionary. We also learnt about the history of the French flag.
  • For Science, we learnt about the different food groups and why we need to eat some foods from each one to keep our body healthy. We then planned a healthy meal and experimented on various crisps to see which one would burn to create the greatest increase in water temperature.
  • Finally in History, we placed a few of the main parts of World War II in chronological order, which included: D-Day, attack on Pearl Harbour, The Blitz, Britain declaring war and VE Day.

 

Well done to 87% of you for changing your book this week. Remember that reading is STILL your number one priority every day.

These are the days when you can change your reading book:

Monday – Dodgems 

Tuesday – Roller Coasters 

Wednesday – Big Dippers / The Waltzers

 

These are the tasks to be completed:

  • Reading – Please keep reading for a minimum of 30 minutes every day.

Please complete the ‘Reading Challenges’ you have been given by answering them in your Reading Journals.

 

  • Sumdog challenges:
    • Times tables x6, x7, x8 (100 correct answers needed):
      • This will be great to continue to know these times tables fluently.

 

  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 (100 correct answers needed):
    • Use your place value knowledge to quickly multiply and divide the numbers you see in the questions.
    • Spellings (45 correct answers needed):
      • Year 5 / 6 words (part 3)

(nuisance, programme, temperature, aggressive, bruise, embarrass, interrupt, occupy, thorough, amateur, queue, twelfth, ancient, criticise, government)

 

Year 1 Home Practice 7th May 2021

Date: 7th May 2021 @ 12:42pm

Welcome to your Friday blog!

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We have really enjoyed reading all the Katie Morag stories. This week we read a story about a wedding on the Isle of Struay. We made some beautiful invitations. We have been carefully checking our writing and looking for ways to make it even better.

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Next week we will be learning through the story of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

The lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

In Maths we have been practising our 10 more and 10 less learning and looked at adding 1 and subtracting 1 to any 2 digit number. Everyone has really tried hard in their number lessons and never given up when our learning got tricky!

Teaching Basic Shapes to Kids In an Interesting Way

Mrs Quilliam showed us some flowers and we have explored them using magnifying glasses. We had a great time with Mrs Winter in our Music session this week playing our boomwhackers to some Red Riding Hood songs.

Boomwhackers BWDG 8-Note C Major Diatonic Set

We had some special visitors in our Golden Assembly from The Players. We did some acting and some singing! Look out for a flyer and contact the office if your child wants to sign up. The sessions run on Fridays after school.

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Home Learning

Continue to read every night. Your children are developing a love of reading and story and they are loving all the new texts we have added to our library. 

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Books will be changed on a Friday or a Monday. It is important to re-read the books we send home and ask lots of questions about what they remember from previous reads. Re-reading will improve comprehension as well as fluency.

We will extend the Sumdog maths challenges to give everyone a chance to complete them. If you have, look at the maths training and all new challenges will appear on the site.

 

This week we have been looking at the or, aw, au, al, or and ore sounds. Have a go at the spelling Challenge on Sumdog.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Year 5 Home Practice Friday 7th May

Date: 6th May 2021 @ 4:43pm

Year 5 Home Practice Friday 7th May 2021

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Hopefully this is what our plants will look like!

 

Year 5 have had a busy four days this week. Well done for all your hard work and enthusiasm. In Maths, we have moved on to fractions, writing improper fractions as whole numbers and vice versa. We have also found fractions of amounts and looked at time intervals. In English, the children have learnt about autobiographies and biographies. They have thought about events in their own lives, ready to write an autobiography in chronological order and written some great wanted posters for a young Roald Dahl. In French, they carried out a survey, asking other children their opinions of various sports. It was wonderful to plant our wild flowers in the nature area. Fingers crossed they will grow and bloom.

Reading

Please read for at least twenty/thirty minutes every evening. Talk about what you have read with an adult. Discuss the story, characters and any new vocabulary you come across. If it is a non-fiction book, look at the contents page, glossary or index and see how it helps you find more information.

Y5 book changing day is Friday. Although, some children may change books at different times, so always bring your book bag into school every day. Remember to sign when you have finished a book, it makes it much easier to issue new books.

Remember to complete your ‘Reading Journal’ task. At the front of the journal there are activities for you to do using your current book or one you have just finished. Choose an activity, complete it in your journal (best presentation and handwriting!) and colour/highlight the square to show you have done it. Complete one activity per week.

Maths

This week’s challenge on Sumdog is based on improper fractions/mixed numbers and division facts. We will have a division facts test on Monday or Tuesday. 

Spelling

There will be no Sumdog spelling challenge this week, so please spend extra time learning the spellings below.

Please learn these spellings for Friday (14.5.21): If you don’t know what a word means, look it up in a dictionary or ask an adult.

We are investigating the Year 5/6 Spelling List.

definite           develop              embarrass           equipped           excellent                

desperate        dictionary          environment         especially         existence       

determined       disastrous         equipment          exaggerate         explanation         

 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG)

This week’s challenge on Sumdog (grammar section) is based on direct speech.

 

Have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.

Miss Gravili

 

Reception 7th May 2021

Date: 6th May 2021 @ 3:43pm

This week we have been reading ‘Superworm’

We have written lists of all the minibeasts we spotted in the story. We have been measuring our own playdough Superworms in Maths and practising our doubles, using ladybirds to help us. 

During the afternoons we have painted with spaghetti worms, made some lovely bird feeders for our trees and made kites to blow in the wind for RE. 

We have had a lovely week, here are some pictures :)

Online Safety - 5th May 2021

Date: 5th May 2021 @ 10:40am

It’s never too early to start taking action to keep your child safe online.

As soon as your child starts talking about or exploring the online world, you should start conversations with them about their online activity and put support in place.

Research has  found that children form ‘digital habits’ during early development (such as using devices after bedtime). Therefore it is important for parents to support children to develop positive – and lasting – digital habits from an early age.

Digital habits and how they change | by Lydia Livingston | Valtech Design |  Medium

Below you will find guides for New Devices and the New PlayStation 5 console.

Join us at our Online Safety Hub at National Online Safety and gain free access to a huge range of videos, resources and support.

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

HOME PRACTICE 30th April 2021

Date: 30th Apr 2021 @ 4:43pm

Year 4

Home Practice 30th April 2021

 

Another super week in Year 4 with lots of learning, enthusiasm and laughs along the way!

In Maths we learnt more about hundredths, ordering and comparing numbers to 2 decimal places. We also practised our counting skills and mental addition.  In English, we wrote a poem about what we are thankful for, based on a poem by Kelly Roper. In addition, we started our new novel Journey to Jo’burg and predicted what we thought the story would be about from the cover and the blurb.  In Geography, we created our own quiz about Italy and created a Powerpoint, which included transitions and animations. We learnt the vocabulary for parts of the face in French and decided whether the nouns were singular or plural, masculine or feminine, and then made the adjective agree. 

Reading

Please read for 20 minutes each evening to an adult at home.  Make sure you discuss the story and the characters.  Find the meaning of any new words too.  Reading every night will help you read more fluently and with understanding. 

You can find even more books to read on our website.  Go to Year 4, Home Learning and click on Oxford Owl.  Use the class login and password and explore lots of books to read.

Times tables

You have been given your own individual times table target.  Please make sure you continue to practise your times tables in preparation for your test next week, on Wednesday (5th May 2021).  Ask someone at home to test you on your tables – can you recall them quickly and accurately?  

You can also practise your tables playing ‘Hit the button’.  Select the times tables or division button and then the table that you want to practise.  This is an excellent way to practise your tables.  Either type in ‘hit the button’ (the game is on Top Marks) or use the link below:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Spellings

The spellings this week all have the suffix ‘cian’.  A suffix is a group of letters that are added to the end of the word, and which change the meaning or make a new word.  ‘Cian’ is usually used if the root word ends in a ‘c’ or ‘cs’.  These words will be tested on Thursday (6th May 2021).  We have discussed different strategies to learn spellings in class, or you can always use ‘Look say cover write check’.  The spellings are on Sumdog this week.

magician       musician       mathematician       electrician   politician

physician      optician       technician              beautician    dietician

statistician  clinician       magicians               musicians     paediatrician

Sumdog Challenges

You have been set 3 challenges on Sumdog:

  • A spelling challenge based on the spellings above 
  • A maths challenge related to tenths and hundredths (comparing decimal numbers, counting up and down in hundredths and recognising decimal equivalents) 
  • A maths times table challenge (based on the 3, 6 and 9 times tables)

Please make sure you log on and have a go!

 

Year 6 Home Practice - Friday 30th April 2021

Date: 30th Apr 2021 @ 4:02pm

Welcome to another Year 6 blog. This week we have welcomed back our Sports Clubs which include Football training on Tuesdays, Tennis on Wednesdays and Hockey on Thursdays. The new ‘Sports Club’ on Monday’s will commence from the 10th May. We have a new weekly award, ‘The Daily Miler of the Week’, and Year 6 have been recording their laps/times around the track every day with everyone doing really well to improve their fitness. Next Friday, Year 6 are getting a live visit from Mrs Washington and Mrs Hall from All Hallows’ to help them gain more of an insight into what life in high school will be like and to answer any questions they may have. 

Reminders:

  • Please bring any food wrappers (crisp packets, sweet wrapper, etc) for next Thursday’s Science lesson.
  • Every child has received a cycling booklet, ‘Passport to Safer Cycling’, which we would like to be completed by May 17th. 

 

Our learning in Year 6 this week:

  • In PSHE, we learnt what the words ‘loneliness’ and ‘connection’ mean, and how to give advice to someone who wants to feel more connected to their class, school or community.
  • In Maths, we have been using our addition and subtraction strategies to answer many different reasoning questions and finding solutions to money problems. 
  • In English, we continued our novel, The Lost Magician, where the characters have now entered a strange Library which transports them to another world full of fairy tale characters and robots. We then created our own story based on what would happen if we went through a mysterious door. 
  • In RE, we have continued our topic of ‘Witnesses’ by writing as one of the disciples witnessing the appearance of Jesus following his death and resurrection. 
  • In Art we started a new World War II project where we analysed some artwork to see what type of shading they used. We then practised these shadings to make various gradients. 
  • In PE, we have been learning how to field and throw the ball back with precision, and how to make quick decisions to beat defenders in a competitive game.
  • In Music, we have been using the glocks and boomwhackers, and have started to sing some of the songs for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory production.
  • In French, we used bilingual dictionaries to find the names of countries in Europe and describe their flags.
  • For Science, following our learning of heart rates from previous weeks, we predicted which yoga positions would make our pulse rate increase the most. We tested our predictions and repeated the results to improve the accuracy of the data.
  • Finally in History, we learnt how three main countries: Germany, Italy and Japan, were the catalyst for the start of World War II during 1919 – 1938. We also debated (as the House of Commons did) whether Britain should continue the Appeasement policy or go to war.

 

Well done to 87% of you for changing your book this week. Remember that reading is STILL your number one priority every day.

These are the new days when you can change your reading book:

Monday – Dodgems 

Tuesday – Roller Coasters 

Wednesday – Big Dippers / The Waltzers

 

These are the tasks to be completed:

  • Reading – Please keep reading for a minimum of 30 minutes every day

Please complete the ‘Reading Challenges’ you have been given by answering them in your Reading Journals.

 

  • Sumdog challenges:
    • Times tables x5, x6, x7 (100 correct answers needed):
      • This will be great to continue to know these times tables fluently.

 

  • Add / Subtract up to 4 digit numbers (100 correct answers needed):
    • These questions will vary from no bridging at all to some bridging so make sure you compare the units, tens, hundred and thousands before you click on the answer.

 

  • Spellings (45 correct answers needed):
    • Year 5 / 6 words (part 1)

(according, awkward, conscious, dictionary, familiar, individual, neighbour, profession, sacrifice, system, achieve, bargain, disastrous, foreign, controversy)

 

Year 3 Home Practice 30th April 2021

Date: 30th Apr 2021 @ 3:39pm

We have had a wonderful week in Year 3. 

We have been writing newspaper reports in English and in Maths we have been looking at different ways to add numbers together. 

In PSHE we talked about keeping safe in our community and online, we discussed the importance of only speaking to people we know online and to tell a trusted adult if something worries us. We also thought about keeping healthy and looking after our teeth, we all agreed that it is important to brush our teeth in the morning and at night and to eat healthy food. 

We had to dash inside in our PE lesson on Thursday due to the rain, but we loved playing bench ball and dodge ball and worked so well as a team. 

 

 

Home Practice for 30th – 7th May

 

The key to completing your home practice is to do a little bit every night

 

Read to somebody at home every night for 20 minutes. Talk about what you have read. 

 

 

Please practise the division facts for the 3x tables on Hit the Button. Play 3 games every night. See how much quicker you can get each night. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

 

 

Go on Sumdog and complete the following challenges:

Times Tables Challenge: 30th April – 7th May

Year 3 Competition: 30th April – 7th May

Speech Challenge: 30th April – 7th May

 

 

Spellings

Your spellings this week all end in –ture.

creature, picture, nature, adventure, future, mixture, furniture 

 

Say the words out loud, find the meaning of the words, write them out in different coloured chunks that you will remember, and write them out each night.

 

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Thursday 6th May. Make sure you practise every night

Year 2 Home Practice - 30th April 2021

Date: 30th Apr 2021 @ 3:33pm

We have had another fantastic week in year 2. We have enjoyed the weather at the start of the week and we loved getting out on the field! At dinner time, we have really enjoyed taking part in sports with Mrs Cookson. This week in English, we have continued with our story, The Tin Forest by Helen Ward. In Maths, we have continued to consolidate previous learning and we looked at partitioning numbers in different ways. Today, in Science, we carried out a hydroponics experiment where we grew broad beans without using soil. We hope to investigate and find out how they grow in different environments. In French this week, we have been using phonics to spell colour words and we have also learnt how to say weather phrases. We have started a new topic in PSHE – How to keep us safe. We have enjoyed class discussions about the people we trust in our communities. 

 

Well done to the 8 children who have had a go at the SumDog challenges this week. From next week children will receive dojos for going on and completing the SumDog challenges. There will be a prize for the child with the most individual dojo points this week. 

 

Reading

In Year 2 we aim to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night and discuss the book with an older sibling or adult to help deepen your knowledge.

Reading books are changed every Monday so please remember to bring in your book bag.

Reading resources:

Here is a useful link for questioning your child while they are reading - VIPERS 

 

Spelling

Next week’s spellings are /l/ or /ul/ sound spelt ‘-il’ and ‘-al’

A spelling list will be sent out on a Monday with book bags and the spelling list will be available to practise on Sumdog. Please practise these spellings ready for your quiz on Friday. 

pencil

fossil

nostril

April

metal

pedal

capital

hospital

animal

tropical 

 

Maths 

This week in Maths we have again focused on place value. We have been learning about partitioning and finding different ways to make a number. The children have been finding 10 more and 10 less than 2 digit numbers and also looked at comparing numbers using more and less than signs. Alongside this, the children have had a go at some reasoning questions and they have applied what they know when answering questions. 

 

Please practise writing the following numbers:

Eight     nine      eleven      twelve     twenty     thirty      forty      fifty


Please have a go at the challenges set on Sumdog. 

 

Sumdog Challenges

Multiplication – x2, x5 x10 and x 3 tables

Maths – estimate numbers, comparing numbers (more and less than)

Spelling Quiz – /l/ or /ul/ sound spelt ‘il’ and ‘al’

Please practise these spellings ready for your quiz every Friday.

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

The Year 2 team

Reception 30th April 2021

Date: 30th Apr 2021 @ 12:48pm

This week we have been continuing our learning for ‘Jack and the Beanstalk'

In literacy, we have been practicing retelling the story, sequencing the pictures and thinking of what we would see if we went up our own beanstalk. 

In maths, we have continued our learning with pennies - adding together different amounts using 1ps, 2ps, 5ps & 10ps. 

During the afternoons, we have made our own newspaper plant pots and planted some cress seeds. We have experimented with celery and food colouring, predicting what we think would happen. In Art, we explored different textures by leaf and tree rubbing. 

Have a look at some pictures from our week :)

Year 5 Home Practice Friday 30th April 2021

Date: 29th Apr 2021 @ 4:48pm

Year 5 Home Practice Friday 30th April 2021

15 Cherry Blossom Tree Facts for Kids and Arborists

A great week Year 5, you have been working very hard in all subjects. In Maths, we have moved on to coordinates and translations. We have completed our novel Room 13 by Robert Swindells and will move on to our next novel, Boy by Roald Dahl. I know a lot of you are looking forward to that. During outdoor learning, it was lovely to be outside in the sunshine, blossom spotting and our wild flowers are growing very quickly now. In Science, the investigation on bottle flipping was a success and the results and recording were very interesting. The storyboards you designed in RE were great and explained what happened on the road to Emmaus. You also used a lot of quotes from the scripture reading. The after school clubs have been a success, it’s great to see so many of you joining in.

Reading

Please read for at least twenty/thirty minutes every evening. Talk about what you have read with an adult. Discuss the story, characters and any new vocabulary you come across. If it is a non-fiction book, look at the contents page, glossary or index and see how it helps you find more information.

Y5 book changing day is Friday. Although, some children may change books at different times, so always bring your book bag into school every day. Remember to sign when you have finished a book, it makes it much easier to issue new books.

I have introduced a ‘Reading Journal’, you are familiar with this from previous year groups. At the front of the journal there are activities for you to do using your current book or one you have just finished. Choose an activity, complete it in your journal (best presentation and handwriting!) and colour/highlight the square to show you have done it. Complete one activity per week.

 Maths

This week’s challenge on Sumdog is based on coordinates and times tables practice. We will have a mixed times tables test every Monday or Tuesday. 

 Spelling

There will be no Sumdog spelling challenge this week, so please spend extra time learning the spellings below.

Please learn these spellings for Friday (7.5.21): If you don’t know what a word means, look it up in a dictionary or ask an adult.

We are investigating the Year 5/6 Spelling List.

familiar       frequently         harass           immediate            interfere                 

foreign        government        hindrance     immediately          interrupt       

forty           guarantee           identity          individual             language         

 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG)

This week’s challenge on Sumdog (grammar section) is based on antonyms and synonyms.

 

Have a lovely Bank Holiday Weekend and see you on Tuesday.

Miss Gravili

 

Year 1 Home Practice 30th April 2021

Date: 28th Apr 2021 @ 2:21pm

Welcome to your Friday blog.

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This week we have been finding out even more about Katie Morag. We wrote some instructions for her to help her to tidy her bedroom. We met her big boy cousins who got up to mischief! 

Katie Morag - CBeebies - BBC

In Maths we have been reading, writing and drawing  numbers. We have been making numbers up to 100 with Numicon and looking at comparing and ordering 2 digit numbers. Super learning everyone!

We have been learning about the different continents and looking at an atlas. We heard lots of good questions and even renamed our tables.

Vector color world map on white background

In P.E. we continued with our Athletics skills with bean bag races - we were very competitive and showed great encouragement to eachother! 

How to Animate a Character Throwing a Ball | Flip book animation, Animation  tutorial, Animation sketches

PE kits - We have been sending everyone home in their PE kits on Tuesdays so to get the full 2 hours of PE and not lose any learning time getting changed at the end of the day. However we would like everyone to have their kits in school everyday as we will be doing lots of sports in the Summer term. 

Every day we run our daily mile, well done to Willow who was awarded the daily mile trophy in Golden Assembly this morning.

Home Learning

Read, read and read some more. Children who read regularly make huge progress in their fluency and understanding. Embedding good reading habits at this stage will create a love of reading and set your children up to succeed.

We will change the reading books on Tuesday. Please make sure all books have been read and diaries signed.

Book art print reading art print book art reading art book | Etsy

We have also set up some spelling and number challenges on Sumdog. Regular practise of spelling and number facts will prepare the children for any new learning they meet at school. Well done to everyone is including regular skills practise into their daily routines.

Spelling - Words beginning with consonant blends

Maths - Shape challenge and Number skills

 

Have a lovely long weekend and we will see you all next week.

Online Safety - 28th April 2021

Date: 28th Apr 2021 @ 2:05pm

It’s possible that children may come across things online which are inappropriate for their age and stage of development. Tools like parental controls can help to protect your children from accessing inappropriate content, but you can’t check everything they see on the internet. The first step is to have regular conversations about what they do online and encourage them to talk to you if they see anything that upsets them. Below you will find some guides for setting up parental controls on both android and iPhone and a short guide on Roblox (an online line game which some our younger children have been accessing)

Keeping children safe online - Co-op Academy Manchester

To access our full library of guides and explainer videos, join our Online Safety Hub using the link below.

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb 

 

Year 6 Home Practice - Friday 23rd April 2021

Date: 23rd Apr 2021 @ 3:51pm

Welcome back to our first blog of the summer term. It has been great to see everyone again and on a week with amazing weather too! Year 6 have come back well rested and have worked hard, earning them extra time on the field at Friday lunch time. This week we have enjoyed celebrating St George’s Day and Earth Day where we planted our own origami newspaper pots and created Earth Day art.

 

Our learning in Year 6 this week:

  • In PSHE, we discussed three main ways to improve our mental and physical health: to move, sleep and eat well.
  • In Maths, we have been revising our knowledge of place value with reading, writing, ordering and rounding large numbers to ten million and numbers less than 1 (up to 3 decimal places).
  • In English, we started our new novel, The Lost Magician, which is set in 1945, at the end of World War II, where 4 children embark on an adventure through a mysterious library.
  • In RE, we completed our last topic of Death and New Life with a super collective worship presented by our school leaders. We then discussed our new topic, Witnesses, and the difficult decisions when witnessing various scenes.
  • In Art we continued our celebration of Earth Day by sketching our own interpretation of what a beautiful Earth looks like. 
  • In PE, we have started our new topics: striking and fielding (cricket) and invasion games (rugby).
  • In Music, we have continued our learning of the recorders and boomwhackers.
  • In French, we learnt a new type of verb ‘etre’ (to be) to explain what we would like to be in the future.
  • In Science, we measured our heart rate using different methods (taking our pulse on the neck or wrist, app on a phone, smart watch) and created graphs to represent the results.
  • Finally in History, we have begun our World War II topic with many of the children sharing historical stories about their families.

 

Well done to 93% of you for changing your book this week. Remember that reading is STILL your number one priority every day.

These are the days when you can change your reading book:

Monday – Dodgems 

Tuesday – Roller Coasters 

Wednesday – Big Dippers / The Waltzers

 

These are the tasks to be completed:

  • Reading – Please keep reading for a minimum of 30 minutes every day

Please complete the ‘Reading Challenges’ you have been given by answering them in your Reading Journals.

 

  • Sumdog challenges:
    • Times tables x4, x5, x6 (100 correct answers needed):
      • This will be great to continue to know these times tables fluently.

 

  • Place Value up to 10 million (100 correct answers needed):
    • Remember that > is greater than and < is less than.

 

  • Spellings (45 correct answers needed):
    • Year 5 / 6 words (part 1)

(available, muscle, accommodate, determined, identity, competition, existence, rhyme, accompany, suggest, develop, explanation, privilege, symbol, immediately)

 

Friday 23rd April 2021

Date: 23rd Apr 2021 @ 3:47pm

What a great first week back!

We have been doing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and have done some fantastic writing and art work to go with this.

In maths we have made a garden shop and we are doing lots of work with money.

We are thinking about growing this half term and have planted sunflower seeds. Also, we have decided to do an experiment with a bean in a bag. We want to see what changes we notice each day. We are curious to see if a beanstalk will grow!

Here are some pictures from our week.

 

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