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Mrs T Fear

Empathising Elephants

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Homework

Homework this week is:

Grammar book pages 14 and 15

Reading (non-fiction) pages 8 and 9

Geometry book page 29 ( you can also do more of the area and perimeter questions on the next few pages if you have time and want more practice)

 

I look forward to seeing it all on Tuesday!

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Cracking Read and Respond!

I am so proud of how Elephants engaged with their learning in Read and Respond today. They explored the pictures which make up part of a wordless picture book and did a great job of inferring what might be going on, how people might be feeling, what they might be thinking and what else we could learn from the clues in the pictures. Everyone gave brilliant input into the lesson and encouraged deep discussion. What do you think this picture from the story tells us? 

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Dissection

Following on from our botanical illustrations, Elephants experienced probably their first ever dissection today of a lily flower. We identified the petals, anther, filament, stamen, stigma, style and ovary. After displaying and labelling these, we added the detailed individual parts of the flower to our illustrations. Now we just need to make sure it is all in colour to get our finished product. 

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Science- botanical illustrations

I have been so impressed today with all the pupils because of their focus and attention to detail when looking at plants as part of our new science topic of living things. They spent time exploring and examining different botanical illustrations, labelled parts of flowering plants, then started work on their own illustrations of a lily. We have a number of real artists amongst us and I look forward to seeing the final products with colour and different stages of the life cycle added. Well done! 

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This weeks homework

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    • November 24, 2017
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This week we are practising the 8 times table and the spellings below ready for Friday 1st December. The year 6 children have also brought home three booklets this week to help them practice SATs style questions. The pages I want them to complete are pages 38 and 39 in the grammar book looking at subject and object and then active and passive voice. In the reading book, I want them to read ‘The Baking Battle’ and answer the questions on page 6 and 7. In the arithmetic book, they need to do page 20 unless they have been looking at short division this week and then they can do page 17. Thank you 

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Spellings and times table

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    • November 10, 2017
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This is our list of spellings for next week. We are also learning our 7 times table and reading up to page 94 of The Diary of Anne Frank. 

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Holocaust shoes

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    • November 10, 2017
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This afternoon we have been finding out a little more about the holocaust and in particular the impact that the piles of shoes from the victims of the concentration camps have on people, even today. We have tried to recreate this in a much smaller fashion by making our own clay shoes. We used all the techniques we have learnt when using clay and I think they have done a great job. 

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Homework

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    • October 27, 2017
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Have a really good rest over half term but I still want you to practice your spellings, the 6 times table and read up to page 80 of Anne Frank for the first day back please. Have fun and be safe!

This weeks spelling list.

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    • October 27, 2017
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Well done to all elephants for making it to half term! It has been a tiring week of tests and Crucial Crew but everyone has done brilliantly. Enjoy your week off and get lots of rest so you are all ready to start the hard work again in November.

This is everyone who made progress in their reading scores. Well done!

What a lot of mathematicians making progress in their test scores!

Progressing in our SPaG scores this half term!

My super star movers and shakers who made the most progress in each subject this half term.

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