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Week 21

W/C 8th February 2021

 

I cannot believe we are into February, but you are all still amazing me with the amount of work you are completing at home! 

 

During our English lessons, we have continued to read our book, The Wizard of Oz. This week we have drafted, edited and published our piece of writing.  We are really understanding the process of our writing and seeing a real improvement from our draft, to our edit to our real showcase piece of work, publish. 

 

In Maths, we have looked at reading and interpreting timetables. This was a real challenge to start with as couldn't understand why some trains didn't stop at certain stations! By the end of the week we had a fantastic understanding our working our the duration, which train to catch etc. 

 

During our afternoons, we have continued to look at our Encompass topic (Frozen Kingdom) and Science topic (Properties and Changes of Materials)  In Encompass we have discovered what life is like as an Inuit. We found out some incredible things and couldn't quite believe that they survive! 

 

In Science, we conducted an investigation about thermal conductors and insulators. 

Week 20

W/C 1st February 2021

 

I cannot believe we are into February, but you are all still amazing me with the amount of work you are completing at home! 

 

During our English lessons, we have continued to read our book, The Wizard of Oz. This week we have drafted, edited and published our piece of writing.  We are really understanding the process of our writing and seeing a real improvement from our draft, to our edit to our real showcase piece of work, publish. 

 

In Maths, we have looked at reading and interpreting timetables. This was a real challenge to start with as couldn't understand why some trains didn't stop at certain stations! By the end of the week we had a fantastic understanding our working our the duration, which train to catch etc. 

 

During our afternoons, we have continued to look at our Encompass topic (Frozen Kingdom) and Science topic (Properties and Changes of Materials)  In Encompass we have discovered what life is like as an Inuit. We found out some incredible things and couldn't quite believe that they survive! 

 

In Science, we conducted an investigation about thermal conductors and insulators. 

Week 19

W/C 25th January 2021

 

What a fantastic week of learning! It has been really lovely to see you all at home and sending your work in! 

 

During our English lessons, we have continued to read our book, The Wizard of Oz. This week we have drafted, edited and published our piece of writing.  We are really understanding the process of our writing and seeing a real improvement from our draft, to our edit to our real showcase piece of work, publish. 

 

In Maths, we have looked at reading and interpreting timetables. This was a real challenge to start with as couldn't understand why some trains didn't stop at certain stations! By the end of the week we had a fantastic understanding our working our the duration, which train to catch etc. 

 

During our afternoons, we have continued to look at our Encompass topic (Frozen Kingdom) and Science topic (Properties and Changes of Materials)  In Encompass we have discovered what life is like as an Inuit. We found out some incredible things and couldn't quite believe that they survive! 

 

In Science, we conducted an investigation about thermal conductors and insulators. 

Week 18

W/C 18th January 2021

 

We have had another brilliant week of learning, in school and at home. The live lessons have now started and are in full flow, we a live register as a drop in session in the morning, English and Maths being taught via Teams and then an afternoon check in with interventions taking place. 

 

During our English lessons, we have continued to read our book, The Wizard of Oz. This week we have started to plan and draft our 3rd person narrative, where we are leaving the house and continuing the journey along the yellow brick road. 

 

In Maths, we have looked at our shapes and understanding the nets of 3D shapes and the 2D representations. 

 

During our afternoons, we have looked at our new topics; Frozen Kingdom and Properties and Changes of Materials. 

Week 17

W/C 11th January 2021

 

Wow, what an incredible second week into the spring term it has been! We still have a small number of children in school, but my goodness, the children t home are completing all of the work to such a high standard! Mr Grocott and I are very proud of you all! You've shown you can do it now, keep it up!!

 

During our English lessons, we have continued to read our book, The Wizard of Oz. We are finding the old style of writing a bit different to what we would usually write, but intrigued to what will happen next.  Our next piece of writing will be introducing a charactwr to the storyline in Chapter 4. 

 

In Maths, we have finished our topic on decimals, percentages and fractions - every child did incredible in there end of unit assessment! Well done!

 

During our afternoons, we have looked at our new topics; Frozen Kingdom and Properties and Changes of Materials. 

Week 16

W/C 4th January 2021

 

Wishing you all a very happy new year and what a very strange start to it! We had a full day in school Monday and then we were sent into Lockdown again! We have a small number of children in school completing the work, but you at home are doing a brilliant job of completing your work to a really high standard.  Well done! 

 

During our English lessons, we have started to read our new book, The Wizard of Oz.  The children are really enjoying this, and have started to plan there first person narrative from the first chapter. 

 

In Maths, we have started to look at decimals and solved problems with comparing and ordering. 

 

During our afternoons, we have started to look at our new topics; Frozen Kingdom and Properties and Changes of Materials. 

 

 

Week 15

W/C 14th December 2020

 

What a brilliant week we've had! It has been lovely to see everyone again after our two weeks isolation. 

 

During out English lessons, we have focused on our creative writing and applying our Year 5 skills to every piece of writing. 

 

In Maths, we have looked at fraction.  We have looked at adding, subtracting and equivalent fractions.  Using various models including bar models to help our understanding.

 

In the afternoons, we looked at the different theories of the solar system - Dojo to who can remember what they are called! We have also been looking at the Mayan writing and their alphabet.

 

Please look out of Twitter throughout the week for updates - @watersideStoke

Week 14

W/C 7th December 2020

 

I just want to say a massive thank you to ALL of you for your support with the home learning this week!

 

During out English lessons, we have looked at a persuasive argument about whether 'Should machines be allowed in the home?'

 

In Maths, we have looked at fraction.  We have looked at adding, subtracting and equivalent fractions.  Using various models including bar models to help our understanding.

 

In the afternoons, we looked at the different theories of the solar system - Dojo to who can remember what they are called! We have also ben looking at the Mayan writing and their alphabet.

 

Please look out of Twitter throughout the week for updates - @watersideStoke

Week 13

W.C. 30th November 2020

In Maths this week we have been looking at fractions and how they can be converted between mixed fractions and improper fractions. We also had a look at equivalent fractions and how we change our denominators and numerators to calculate these.

 

In English we have carried on with our book 'Cogheart' and we have now begun to prepare a persuasive arguement based around the subject of "Should mechanicals be used in the home?", the children can up with some great discussion points and I can't wait to see the final work which will be produced next week.

 

In Science we have investigated how night and day are made, using resources around the room the children were able to create a narrated model of how this all works.

 

Finally, in Art we managed to complete our Solar System pieces by adding our planets to our galaxy background. Once we are back in class I will be able to upload these images and I'm sure the children can't wait for you to see them. 

Week 12

W/C 23rd November 2020

 

I can't believe how quickly this half term is going! The children have had such a fantastic attitude to learning!

 

During out English lessons, we have looked at our book ‘Cogheart’. We have published our second piece of writing this half term - a diary entry as Robert from the key events in Chapter 3.

 

In Maths, we have looked at the four operations.  We were solving problems throughout the week with all of the four operations.

 

In the afternoons, we looked at the different theories of the solar system - Dojo to who can remember what they are called! We have also ben looking at the Mayan writing and their alphabet.

 

Please look out of Twitter throughout the week for updates - @watersideStoke

Week 11

W/C 16th November 2020

 

WOW what a fantastic week of learning we have had in the Dolphins class! I have been so impressed!

 

During out English lessons, we have looked at our book ‘Cogheart’. This has really gripped the children and the children are writing a narrative story after reading the first chapter.

 

In Maths, we have looked at multiples, prime numbers and factors. The children have mastered the skill and have been able to also apply there knowledge to Reasoning and Problem Solving.

 

In the afternoons, we have had a week of creating scrapbooks about Remembrance. The Children have been really respectful and now have a great understanding of remembrance and World Wars.  

 

Please look out of Twitter throughout the week for updates - @watersideStoke

Week 10

W/C 9th November 2020

 

WOW what a fantastic week of learning we have had in the Dolphins class! I have been so impressed!

 

During out English lessons, we have looked at our book ‘Cogheart’. This has really gripped the children and the children are writing a narrative story after reading the first chapter.

 

In Maths, we have looked at multiples, prime numbers and factors. The children have mastered the skill and have been able to also apply there knowledge to Reasoning and Problem Solving.

 

In the afternoons, we have had a week of creating scrapbooks about Remembrance. The Children have been really respectful and now have a great understanding of remembrance and World Wars.  

 

Please look out of Twitter throughout the week for updates - @watersideStoke

Week 9

W/C 2nd  November 2020

 

The children in the Dolphin’s class have settled back into school brilliantly. They all have a fantastic attitude towards learning and are already making progress this half term!

 

During out English lessons, we have looked at our new book ‘Cogheart’. This has already gripped the children and they just want to keep on reading! For our first piece of published write, we are going to be writing a narrative retell of the first chapter but changing the warning events and resolution.

 

In Maths, we have started to look at angles in more detail. We started the week by estimating and getting to know the different types of angles, can you child name all four of them? We then used a protractor to measure and draw angles.

 

In the afternoons, we have completed our KWL grids with what we already Know and What to know about our new topics, Earth and Space for Science and Mayans for Encompass. We looked at where the Mayans settled and started to look at their culture.

 

Please look out of Twitter throughout the week for updates - @watersideStoke

Week 8

W/C 19th October 2020

 

We have had the most amazing final week of the half term in class.

 

During out English lessons, we looked at poetry and the children created there own imitation of the Jabberwocky.

 

In Maths, we have completed our assessments for arithmetic, skills and reasoning. The children have all tried there hardest and performed to the best of there ability- we are very proud of you all.

 

In the afternoons, we have completed our KWL grids with what we have learnt and created a one-pager to show all of our knowledge, explored water resistance during our Science lessons.  During our Art lessons we have continued to look at the amazing work of Frida Kahlo and explored the method of inside and outside.

 

Please look out of Twitter throughout the week for updates - @watersideStoke

Week 7

W/C 12th October 2020

 

We have had a truly brilliant week in the Dolphin class! The children are really now starting to make accelerated progress and have a real thirst for learning.

 

During out English lessons, we moved through our English journey, with drafting, and editing. On Friday, we published our non-chronological reports about lizards. See some of the pictures below for some fantastic writing.

 

In Maths, we have had a whistle stop tour of area and perimeter. The children have really enjoyed applying their prior knowledge from Years 3 and 4 to now Year 5 work. They have risen to the challenge and even Miss Gaskell and Mrs Willis came into class on Friday to see how well they are doing.

 

In the afternoons, we have been looking at tourism in Mexico, explored water resistance during our Science lessons.  During our Art lessons we have continued to look at the amazing work of Frida Kahlo and explored the method of inside and outside.

 

Please look out of Twitter throughout the week for updates - @watersideStoke

Week 6

W/C 5th October 2020

 

Wow, can't believe it is October already!

 

During out English lessons, we have researched and started to plan our non-chronological report about lizards.  Some of the children have even conducted research at home - Class Dojo points were awarded!

 

In Maths, we have finished our two-week topic on addition and subtraction.  The children have a fantastic understanding and again have had the opportunity to shine and go deeper!

 

In the afternoons, we have been looking at tourism in Mexico, explored water resistance during our Science lessons.  During our Art lessons we have continued to look at the amazing work of Frida Kahlo and explored the method of inside and outside.

Week 5

W/C 28th September 2020

 

Once again, we have had a fantastic week in the Dolphins class. The children have really shown how AWESOME they are!

 

During out English lessons, we have completed our discursive argument on whether prisons should exist? The children have had some brilliant ideas and using higher level vocabulary such as rehabilitation and the correct vocabulary for a discursive argument, on the other hand, studies show....

 

The children have really wowed in maths again! They have really grown in confidence and able to complete many skills but more importantly applying there knowledge to problem solving and reasoning - a 360 approach, preparing children for challenges ahead!

 

In the afternoons, we have been looking at the climate around Mexico, explored the effect of air resistance on parachutes.  During our Art lessons we have continued to look at the amazing work of Frida Kahlo. In our Music Appreciation lesson, we explored 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky.

 

Week 4

W/C 21st September 2020

 

Family task this week, make sure you are signed up to Class Dojo.  Use the link below to access the Dolphins class.

https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=C3TZQ2H

 

We have had a brilliant week of learning.  During our maths lessons we have been looking at negative numbers and Roman Numerals.  The children continued to amaze me with there brilliant understanding and being able to apply the skill that they have been taught into problem solving and reasoning.

 

Our English lessons have been very interesting this week, we are writing a discursive argument whether prisons should exist or not? The children have thought of some brilliant ideas and all of them have written a great first draft before we edit and publish next week.

 

In our afternoon curriculum, we have looked at the biome of the world and then focused on Mexico.  We have also looked at Isaac Newton during our Science lessons and we have carried out our first investigation of the year using Newton Meters.

Week 3 

W/C 14th September 2020

 

What a great start to the week - we used the VR Headsets to experience what it would be like to visit a desert! The children have come up with some very ambitious vocabulary which will be brilliant when they publish on Friday.

 

Throughout the week, the children have really developed their passion for writing and are now really writing some incredible passages.

 

It was a tough week with arithmetic, the children learnt the formal method for long multiplication, but with a lot of resilience and determination every child is now able to use the formal method.

 

During the afternoon learning, the children have been learning about different climates and what it would be like to live in Mexico. In Science, they have studied different forces on everyday objects.

 

 

Week 2

W/C 7th September 2020

 

What a fantastic start to the school year!

 

We have started the week by locating Mexico on a world map and also looking at the different continents.

 

Every afternoon, we now have a session called 'Wider Reading'. This session gives the children an opportunity to read texts that they may not usually choose around the topic we are studying (Encompass - Mexico, Science - Forces, PHSE/RE - World Religions, Art/Music - Modern day art)

 

The children have really tried to impress on the baseline tests they have been completing in SPaG, writing, reading and maths.

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