Monday, 19 February 2018

Spellings

This weeks spellings.

Group 1 spellings:
‘-ck’ words
back
sick
neck
sack
kick
peck
tick
pack
lick
deck


Group 2 spellings:
‘d’ words
smiled
hoped
amazed
lined
named
closed
liked
smoked
saved
joked

Group 3 spellings:
‘ur’ words
Saturday
nurse
burnt
disturb
surprise
Thursday
purpose
murmur
urgent
further

Friday, 9 February 2018

Half term

Well, we made it!
We are now half way through the academic year and the children are still working really hard.
It was a bit odd coming back to work after being off poorly, there was so much I wanted to do in that week and it was just not possible.
The children have been working hard on all their subjects but they were especially good while doing coding in ICT. The children were very focused and really wanted to learn.
After the half term we will be getting ready for our class assembly (16th March) and are also having a 'Great Fire of London' day (1st March) it's all going to be very exciting. When we are back the children will change seats and I will then pick the first show and tell table and put on the blog.
There are no spellings for the half term, let the children have fun, as long as they read that's fine.
Finally on a sadder note, one of the children left school today for pastures new. The class are very sorry to see them go and wish them the very best of luck at their new school.
Have a great half term and I'll see you all on the 19th February.

Mr Spring

Friday, 26 January 2018

Our week.

Hello all,
another busy week with only 2 weeks until half term, it's flying by!
In English the children have been working on sentence structure and using conjunctions to help make longer sentences. We also looked and used common homophones in our writing and wrote in the past tense.  Finally we very briefly looked at subordinate clauses. We continue next week on using subordinate clauses and will write our own recount/diary based on Diary of a wombat.

In maths the children looked at 3-D shapes. We recapped the properties of the more common shapes (Cube, Cuboid, Cylinder, Sphere and both sort of pyramid). Later in the week the children made shapes using nets.
Next week  we will be working on some multiplication and division works and also looking at fractions.

We have continued with out topics on the Great Fire of London, Materials and Coding.
I have arranged for a company to visit the school and work with the children on the Great Fire of London, details are in a letter that your children have been given today. Please check the book bags.

As a school we have also signed up to the Great Battery Hunt, trying to collect as many batteries to recycle as possible (over 20,000 tonnes of batteries go into landfill in the UK EVERY year). The children have all been given a box to collect batteries and so far we're doing quite wee, although we have just been overtaken by Y5! So please ask family and friends to pass on their dead batteries to the children and lets  see how many the school can collect.


The show 'n' tell table next week, 2nd February, will be the BLUE table.

Have a good weekend.

Mr Spring

Spellings

Our New sets of spellings:


Group 1 spellings:
Plural ‘s’ sound words
 

cats
nets
pots
hats
cups
pets
mops
kits
rats
nuts


Group 2 spellings:
‘ing’ words

looking
reading
teaching
floating
thinking
joining
coaching
sleeping
painting
fishing


Group 3 spellings: Plural ‘s’ or ‘es’
 
addresses
murders
puppets
surprises
farmers
churches
markets
nurses
bubbles
diseases

Regards

Mr Spring

 




 

Friday, 19 January 2018

This Week.

Hello everyone,
We've had a much better week this week although some children still haven't quite 'come back' to school yet!

In English the children have 'invented' their own aliens and wrote descriptive poems about them, trying to use more than one adjective in their sentences. For the next few weeks the children will be learning about writing recounts, working from the book Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French.

In maths the children have once again been working on place value and trying to explain their findings. The children have also looked (all be it very briefly) at rounding numbers to the nearest multiple of 10. Next week we revisit 3-D Shapes.

We managed to start our coding work this week. The children are learning how to code icons to follow commands and also trouble shooting if things don't work.

In science the children have been looking at materials and what materials would be best for a specific job. The children have also been finding out that some products can be made from various materials.

We are still learning about the Great Fire of London. This week the children were finding out about the similarities and differences between firefighters in the 17th Century and today. They were also looking at jobs people did in the 17th Century, they were very interested in the 'Gong Farmer' (ask them!).

The show 'n' tell table for next week is the RED table.

Have a very good weekend.

Mr Spring

Spellings


The next sets of spellings
 
Group 1 spellings:
-ug and –un words
bug
run
mug
fun
hug
sun
jug
bun
tug
dug
 
Group 2 spellings:
‘er’ and ‘est’ words
smoother
colder
longest
smaller
coldest
older
oldest
smallest
longer
smoothest

 

Group 3 spellings:
Suffix ‘-ing’ words
murmuring
steaming
discovering
frightening
returning
burning
working
starting
hurting
throwing

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 15 January 2018

Spellings

This week's spellings:

Group 1 spellings:
-ud, -ub and -um words
 
cub
mud
mum
tub
bud
sum
rub
hum
pub
gum


Group 2 spellings:
‘oi’ and ‘oy’ words
boy
join
toy
foil
joy
boil
coy
coin
soil
point

Group 3 spellings:
Suffix ‘-less’ ‘ness’ words helpless
kindness
powerless
childishness
shameless
lateness
speechless
willingness
darkness
careless