We've made it to half term - time seems to have flown by! I think we're all ready for a well-earned break again after making such a fantastic start to the year. The children have worked really hard this half term, getting used to all the new routines and restrictions as well as the usual new school year challenges. They've shown how determined they can be and have impressed me by persevering when facing challenges. A huge well done Abbey!
Over the last three days we've enjoyed reading and writing poetry in our English lessons, and have begun to explore formal methods for multiplication in maths. The children have also continued to be creative this week, finishing off their rockets and also having a go at making some origami stars.
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Wishing you all a lovely half term,
English - We will begin a unit on non-chronological reports. We will explore some non-fiction texts and see how they are written differently to the narrative and poetry work we have done recently, before having a go at planning and beginning to write some non-fiction texts of our own.
Maths - We will be splitting into two smaller groups for maths after half term. We are very lucky to have Miss Hussain working with us to enable our year 5s and year 6s to be taught as two separate groups of 15. Year 5 will be working on perimeter and area after half term whilst year 6 take on different strategies for division.
Science - We will continue our space topic after half term and begin by finding out about the life of stars and different constellations.
Topic - Children will finish their history of leisure and entertainment unit before beginning a geography unit of work on earthquakes.
There is no home learning to be completed over half term. If you haven't managed to have a go at the Microsoft Teams assignment yet, please do take a look at that though and let me know if it isn't working for you.
Our class' outdoor PE day is a Friday - children should come to school on a Friday in their PE kit. This half term we will be doing football and will be outside as much as the weather allows, so children should be dressed warmly enough, including wearing tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt. Gloves and a hat are permitted in the winter if needed.
Our start and finish times have changed slightly - from Monday 5th October we will start school between 8:45 and 8:55am. We will finish at 2:55pm.
School meal options have changed slightly, with the kitchen now able to serve a hot option every day of the week (Monday - hot pizza roll, Tuesday - burgers, Wednesday - cheesy pinwheel, Thursday - hotdogs, Friday - fish finger sandwich)
Year 6 - Remember that secondary school applications need to be completed by 31st October. All information can be found at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/admissions
IXL online learning - https://uk.ixl.com/
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
Oak National Academy online learning - https://www.thenational.academy/
Complete PE home learning videos - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuLo1CLr8QsUvgYCypFMWGw
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The following websites are useful for maths revision and include games that promote mental fluency.
The following websites are useful for English revision:
The following websites and documents are useful for physical and mindfulness activities: