Welcome to Orca Class
Teacher - Mrs. Johnstone (Mon - Thurs)
Mr. Warren (Fri)
TA - Mrs. Roberts
Spellings for 15/11/19:
Year 3/4 spellings: appear, breathe, increase
Year 5/6 spellings: appreciate, frequently
Phonic focus - 'ea' vowel digraph which makes the sound 'ee' e.g. meat, heat, speak
Spelling pattern: words with the suffixes '-ant' and '-ance'
observant, observance, tolerant, tolerance, truant
Make sure you know what they all mean and which word classes they are!
Dates for your diary:
Thursday 21st November 2019 - please note, the coach leaves at 6:30 am
- London trip for our forthcoming 'Pharaohs' topic
- a chance to see the real Tutankhamun treasures on display at the Saatchi Gallery and visit the Egyptian section of the British Museum.
Lots of you really excited about this amazing trip - so glad we planned it - thank you for your enthusiasm and support!
Advance warning: we have provisionally booked PGL Osmington for
March 9 - 11th. Spring dates allow us to offer it at a reduced rate.
Week beginning 18/11/19
This week's learning breakdown:
English - we have planned and written a non-chronological report about Tutankhamun (King Tut). We were also excited to go and see Michael Rosen perform at Weymouth Pavilion.
Maths - the focus this week has been on understanding what 'multiples' and 'factors' are and how they are inherently linked. Models have been created with arrays and numicon; multiplication table grids have also proved to be a useful aid. Pupils should be able to find all the factors a number has by checking with factor pairs.
Science - Chemistry focus - we increased our vocabulary and understanding of the properties of materials (children were able to use opaque, magnetic, flammable, rigid and other words, with understanding, to describe these properties). A new word was explored too - 'soluble'.
Our next step will be to understand the meaning of 'conductivity' - thermal and electrical.
We tested how 'soluble' certain materials were by testing if different types of salt, sugar and flour were soluble in water and, if they were, when saturation point was reached.
RE - the incarnation of Jesus. Work is displayed in the corridors showing pupils' learning.
Art and Design - we finished our amazing cartouches with our names etched out in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Humanities - we have studied where and when the Ancient Egyptian civilisation existed, using atlases and creating our own timelines.
PE - we have made up a 'tag' game to help us complete the daily mile. Indoor PE will be one more session of circuits run by the bronze ambassadors and then it will be dance.
Tuesday is lead by Mrs. Stone and this term it is football.