What a great afternoon we had! Half of the class enjoyed creating volcanoes out of clay on Thursday while the rest of the class took part in forest school.
We specifically looked at the coiling technique to build our 3D form and ensuring we used 'slip' to 'glue' our clay coils together.
Next stop.... painting them to create effect!
Here are some images of us creating our sculptures. Look out for the finished products
Spellings are given out on a weekly basis (every Monday) and are tested on the following Monday. Please ensure you work with your child to practise these spellings individually and in sentences which will help to embed meaning.
This weeks grammar homework is on relative clauses. This grammar has been taught in this week's lessons. For more support BBC Bitesize offers clear explanations as well as fun activities which can be completed (link is below).
Children are encouraged to read for 30 minutes a night to improve their fluency. This will allow the children to take part in weekly quizzes which will ultimately result in progression of their reading ability. Please listen to your child read as frequently as possible. If your child is interested in reading a book from home or the library, there is a website which can aid your child in gauging the reading range and level of the book (link below).
Mathletics and Timestables rockstars passwords are in the children's home learning books for children to engage in these activities at home.
As always, thank you for your support at home.
Miss Bingham and Mrs Rudd.
Useful links for home:
TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
LoveReading4Kids (a great tool for trialling books!): https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/
Have you been on TT Rockstars? Make sure you are using this at home to help to improve and consolidate your timestables knowledge..
Will you be a top scorer next month?
Our visit to Dudley Canals
We recently visited Dudley Canal Trust to experience a canal boat trip. Despite the VERY wet weather, the children spent an hour on the canals learning about the history of The Black Country - including the old volcano at Barrow Hill. Learning about the Dudley canals and Barrow Hill fits in with out 'Forces of Nature' learning which has zoomed in on volcanoes and earthquakes!
We also got to consolidate some prior learning of the water cycle by taking part in a 'watery weather' workshop. The children even got to record their own weather report!
Welcome to Year 5!
Miss Bingham is Year Five's class teacher and Mrs Rudd is our teaching assistant. We are also supported by our resource base teacher, Miss Paulson and our resource base teaching assistant, Miss Leddy.
As a team, we are excited about the year ahead and look forward to building a working partnership between staff, pupils, parents and carers to maximise children's learning.
This term our theme is 'Forces of Nature' with a particular focus on Science. This theme will encompass Geography, History, IT, music and Art through many cross curricular links.
Our P.E days are Tuesday and Friday
Please ensure that children have the correct P.E kit according to the school's uniform policy (children are expected to wear black jogging bottoms or shorts, a white polo shirt and black P.E pumps). To ensure missing items of clothing are returned as quickly as possible, make sure their kit is labelled with their name.