Today, you will be receiving your first piece of homework on Seesaw. Please come and speak to me if you need any help in accessing this or if you prefer to have a printed copy. I am also happy to help if you need any support completing it - don't be afraid to ask.
This week we have worked on counting backwards and forwards in steps of 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 100000. We have also looked at rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 100000. Although we found rounding a bit of a challenge to begin with we persevered with this skill, used the taught methods and succeeded after a second attempt.
During our lessons this week, we spent time editing our piece of writing based on Convict's Tunnel. We focussed on ensuring we had accurately used the features of a ghost story. We also used our dictionary skills to check the accuracy of our spellings. Towards the end of the week we have published our writing, concentrating on our handwriting and presentation skills.
Today, we conducted our first experiment in Science. We wrapped an egg shaker in different materials (tissue, hand paper towel, paper, fabric, tin foil and clingfilm) and recorded the sound of the egg shaker. We were testing which material was best in preventing the sound from being heard. We concluded that the worst material was the clingfilm and the best material was the paper due to the thickness of this.
This week we have completed the second week of our tables races and what a success it has been! All children have improved their score and time from the first day - great job Team LG! Keep up your hard work! In addition, we have continued with our topic of Place Value, specifically making numbers through the use of concrete resources and understanding the value of each digit in larger numbers..
We have continued studying The Highwayman and have focused on the language used within the poem. In our writing lessons, we have been acquiring skills that we will need to use when writing our own ghost story. These include: fronted adverbials, suspense and tension and use of speech.
Welcome back to Team LG and all the other Park Street children. We hope you have had a wonderful summer and are now feeling refreshed and ready for a new school year. In Team LG, we have had a busy week getting to know one another and we have completed lots of fun activities to settle us back into the 'new' routine. We have:
Chosen our class name
Created our class vision
Decided on our class specific rules
Participated in some maths and literacy activities
Created some pieces of art work
It's been a hectic but fun week and lovely to see all the children's smiling faces once again. We have some exciting plans for the future so keep looking out for regular blog posts to see what we've been up to.
As we come to the end of a successful but very strange school year, I have been able to look back on all the progress we have made as individuals and together as a team. Sitting here and writing this, I am able to say how privileged I am to have been able to work with such a fantastic group of children every single day. Team LG, you are not only an incredibly bright and hard working bunch of children, you are also a group of young people who have shown great determination and resilience to learning. Your commitment to developing new skills in Reading, Writing and Maths (as well as other areas of the curriculum) is beyond extraordinary. I am extremely grateful to have been the teacher of thirty-five children who have a passion to succeed.
I would like to thank you all for a fantastic school year. Although the time we spent together was very short in comparison to other academic years, it has been an absolutely incredible one and certainly one I will never forget. You each have such incredible personalities that has brought much joy and laughter to my classroom so I would like to say a huge thank you for being you!
I wish you all a very happy six weeks holiday. Have a very well deserved rest, take care and most of all STAY SAFE.
Lots of love to each and everyone of you,
Hi Team LG,
Here is a timetable of activities produced by Team+ that you could do over the holidays. It's not an expectation at all, just some ideas for yourselves and your family.
Unfortunately, this year, Beat the Street cannot take place in the same way that it did last year. Instead, Beat the Street have created a ‘Barnsley Summer Challenge’ to help keep you and your family active over the summer. If you would like to take part, the challenge begins next Monday (13th July). Take a look at the attachment that contains all the information you need. To those who are taking part, good luck!
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