Music artist of the week

QUEEN

Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1970, and are one of the most commercially successful musical acts of all time.). In 1968, Brian May was at college. He decided to make a band and teamed up with two other college students called Tim Staffell and Roger Taylor. They called themselves "Smile“. When Tim Staffell left the band, Farrokh (Freddie M) joined and became lead vocals. He also came up with the new band name, ‘Queen’. The band members were FreddieMercury (vocals, piano), BrianMay (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass).

 

Black History Month

This week all of the children will be looking at men and women who have made a difference and influenced the lives of others in the past.

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements of black men and women in the past and today.

In the past, people were treated differently because of the colour of their skin.

Black people were not seen as equal and were not treated in the same way as white people. For example, they had to sit in different seats on a bus or public places like the cinema.

Lots of people knew that this was wrong and wanted things to change.

In 1926, in America, a man called Carter G. Woodson introduced a Black History Month.

In 1987, the first Black History Month took place in the UK

  This month

 year 3 are learning about Mary Seacole

  year 4 are learning about Nelson Mandela

  year 5 are learning about Rosa Parks

  year 6 are learning about Martin Luther King

 

CJSA competition

Pumpkin Carving Contest CJSA

Our first fundraiser is for a best-carved and decorated pumpkin competition- an ideal half term activity for the whole family to enjoy. The children will pay a £2.00 fee to take part (Please bring this in on 3rd November in a named envelope). Children then can also bring the pumpkins in on Tuesday 3rd November or you can send a photo of your child with their pumpkin to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The best design in each year group will receive a prize. Good luck. I cannot wait to see them!

This week's learning 12th - 16th Oct

Year 3:We are coming to the end of our place value learning journey in maths. It is really important that children master place value before we move on to new learning as it underpins all maths, so we have dedicated the whole half a term to it. The children have worked really hard. This week we have been applying our knowledge to comparing numbers and using the symbols: < > = accurately. We have then ordered numbers from smallest to largest and largest to smallest. Next week we will be recapping all of the learning from the term to round the learning journey up. During English sessions this week, we have started a new learning journey for non-fiction writing. We have been looking at what is needed when writing a recipe, such as a heading, subheadings, numbered steps, time conjunctions, adverbs and verbs. We have been practising using these features because next week we will be writing our own recipe for magic baked beans on toast that links with the book focus: Jack and Baked Beanstalk!

Year 4:This week in year 4, we have been starting our new design and technology topic-puppets! We have been looking at a variety of puppets and designing our own puppet suitable for a young child.

In English we have been looking at the book ‘The day the crayons quit’ and planning our own persuasive letter similar to the letters in the book.

In Maths, we have been very busy following on from our place value learning by rounding to the nearest 1000 and ordering numbers.

Next week we will be sewing our puppets, very exciting!

Year 5: This week in English we have been identifying the features of a newspaper report. In Maths we have been learning column addition and subtraction. 

Next week in English we will be planning and writing a newspaper report about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. In Maths we will be learning about the inverse operations.

You can help us in our learning at home by giving us addition and subtraction problems, such as adding up the weekly shop. You can also help us by challenging us on our timestables.

Year 6: In literacy this week, year 6 have been writing speeches from the perspective of the Minotaur to persuade the people of Crete of his innocence. Next week, we will be imitating a poem by Maya Angelou called ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ to compare the feelings of a trapped Minotaur with a free Minotaur. In maths we have been using bar models to help us understand inverse operations as well as solving multi-step addition and subtraction problems. Next week, we will be developing our written methods of multiplication. Finally, in art, we have been designing and creating bowls in the style of the artist Trevor Baird. Next week, we will be learning about the concept of ‘power’ in RE.

Our learning this week 5th Oct

Year 3:In Maths this week, we have been problem solving using our knowledge of 1, 10 and 100. Next week we will be comparing and ordering numbers. In English, we have been writing a job application for the giant to be a cook in Jack’s Café. We used adjectives to describe his qualities and explained why he would be good for the job.

Year 4: This week in year 4 we have been learning what it means to eat a balanced diet.  This included looking at the different food groups and what affect they have on our bodies. In English we have writing the opening to our narratives based on Tattercoats. In Maths we have been very busy following on from our place value learning by partitioning numbers in a variety of ways, filling in missing numbers on number lines and carrying out activities that require us to work out 1000 more or less of different numbers. Next week we will be starting our very exciting DT!

Year 5: This week in Maths we have been learning column addition with 4 and 5 digit numbers. In English we have begun our new unit of work will be writing a newspaper report on the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb! Next week in Maths we will be learning column subtraction. In English we will be learning about the features of a newspaper report!

Year 6: In literacy this week, we have been writing our own fight scenes based on Theseus and the Minotaur. Next week, we will be writing speeches from the viewpoint of the Minotaur and pleading our innocence to the Greek citizens. In maths, we have been solving addition and subtraction problems and using column strategies to help us. Next week, we will be solving problems using inverse operations. In History, we have completed our Greek PowerPoints about the Greek legacy and next week we will be designing and creating Greek bowls.