Notices and Reminders
Reminder: The class trip to Golden Woods is on Friday the 24th of November. Your child will need to be in warm clothing and have appropriate footwear for the trip.
Dates for the KS2 Christmas play are as follow:
Tuesday 5th December – 2:15pm and 6:00pm
Thursday 7th December – 6:00pm
A letter has been sent home with all children today outlining their costumes for the play. Could all costumes please be in school by Monday 27th November in a named carrier bag. Thank you very much for your support with this, and please do come and speak to me if you have any issues or questions.
Next week in brief:
Next week in maths we will be learning to: recognise and used squared and cubed numbers.
Next week in literacy we will be learning to: use persuasive language for a cause in a letter and for a debate.
Take a look at what we have been up to:
Another busy week in Willow class. We started the week off by being treated to a performance by the year 6 of their play the Tempest. We were all amazed by the acting skills and the tricky lines that thy all knew by heart! I would like to say a very big well done to them all for their amazing performance at the Theatre Royal.
This week in maths we have been focusing on finding all the common factors of two numbers and then moving on to multiplying numbers by 10,100 and 1000. The children have really been able to put their times table knowledge to the test and I have been really impressed with how well they have all been getting on. This week we also all complete the Primary Maths Challenge exam paper. This is a national paper that many year 5 and year 6 classes take across the country. I would like to say a very big well done to Ryan, Joey and Lexi for achieving our top three results. Well done!
We’ve had the Story Tellers cape out again this week to practise our reading skills:
In literacy this week we have been tasked with a challenge from Ms Lamb! Ms Lamb came and had a chat with Willow class on Wednesday about the possibility of year 5 and 6 no longer having break time in the mornings, and instead continuing with their learning until lunch time. She had a long discussion with the children about her proposal and that she has seen it working very successfully in other schools. However, as Ms Lamb explained, she does not want to make the decision without first hearing what the children have to say. So this week we have been practising our persuasive skills. I challenged the children to persuade someone to get up off of their seat. This wasn’t any old seat, this was the last seat in the most beautiful park in the world! They surprised me with some of their persuasive tactics (I was nearly subjected to having a mustache draw on my face!). Here are some photos of Willow class in actions:
Next week we are going to be putting our persuasive skills to the test by writing letters to Ms Lamb and the governors, and then finally having a classroom debate. The responses and arguments so far have been very interesting, and their are lots of mixed feelings in the classroom as to whether or not we should no longer have break time.
We’ve got a busy week coming up, with lots of play practices as well as our trip to Golden Woods on Friday.
Home learning resources:
Reading Comprehension Questions – Attached is a copy of comprehension questions leading you through the different reading strategies that we will be focusing on in class.