Science STEM!

We have had a fantastic morning working outdoors.  We have been investigating the mini-beasts that live in the school grounds.  We started off the morning going on a mini-beast hunt, then we constructed a bar graph to show the different mini-beasts that live in the school grounds.

We then discussed the habitats that different mini-beast live and decided to construct a bug hotel!  We thought carefully about the natural materials that we would need to collect, and in groups we constructed our hotels.

Playful Play!

Y5 children have had an amazing few sessions with Ben Webb, learning about ‘Playful Play’ and children’s rights.

They now have the skills to lead play within the playground as ‘Play Leaders’ 🙂

Word Aware!

Word Aware- Teaching vocabulary across the day, across the curriculum!

Why Word aware?

Vocabulary levels are strong predictors of later literacy skills.

Without a good vocabulary, children struggle to understand what they are taught, to express how they feel, to manage social situations and resolve conflicts.

If a child is in the lowest 20% in vocabulary knowledge at age 5, and you want them to move to an average level within three years, they would have to learn 20 new words a day, every day, for each of those three years!

We thoroughly enjoyed our Literacy Enrichment morning in KS2!

Homework

In Aderyn Du and Barcud Coch spelling activity homework will be given out on a TUESDAY, to be returned the following TUESDAY.  Minute Maths homework will be given out on a THURSDAY, to be returned the following THURSDAY.  In additon to these weekly homework activities we may, on occasions, ask children to complete some problem solving activities or reading comprehension work in order to consoildate learning that has taken place in class.

READING- We require the children to read 4 times a week at home and that an adult signs their reading record each time that they have read.  Although many of the children read fluently by the time that they reach Year 5 and Year 6 it is still very important that they read as often as possible, and vary the type of material that they are reading.  Reading to an adult at this age is also encouraged in order that unfamiliar vocabulary is highlighted, or the content of a book or article discussed.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

This week we have been learning all about the Wizard of Oz. We have created our own story mountain by looking at the characters, settings and plot. We then watched the film which we all loved. We could see the difference between black and white and colour images, which helped us understand more about the creation of film.

Literacy Enrichment Day!

As part of our Literacy Enrichment Day on Wednesday, we looked at the story Handa’s Surprise.

We enjoyed a range of activities including data handling on HWB, drama and role play and creative art.  Each of the activities had a oracy theme.

Literacy Enrichment Day!

As part of our Literacy Enrichment Day on Wednesday, we looked at the story Handa’s Surprise.

We enjoyed a range of activities including data handling on HWB, drama and role play and creative art.  Each of the activities had a oracy theme.

Literacy Enrichment Day

We have had lots of fun ‘role playing’ and retelling the story of Handa’s Surprise.  We all acted as different characters from the story and got into ‘role’ with confidence.