We will be publishing what we are learning during each term throughout the year. Watch this space to see what is happening in Term 3 in and out of the classroom and for useful information for Beech and Sycamore classes.
Year 5 & 6 Girls’ Football
A huge congratulations to our Y5+6 girls football team who attended an event at Wykham Park to compete against other local schools. They played incredibly well as a team and finished joint first whilst not conceding a single goal!
The intent of this event was to develop sport specific skills and the progress that the children made was really evident across the morning. The focus school games value was RESPECT. The children really took this on board, demonstrating excellent behaviour and manners, it was especially lovely to see the children enjoying running under the respect tunnels at the end of the matches.
A term of Saxons, Vikings and fractions
Year 5 have had a fantastic time learning about the Vikings this term. They have been focussing on the difference between Vikings and Saxons and learning about famous Viking kings. They have also enjoyed reading the book ‘The Last Viking’ by Terry Deary.
In maths, they have continued working hard on fractions including learning how to order fractions accurately.
Finally, a massive congratulations to Sycamore class who won the TTRS competition on Friday with the highest average score!
Year 5 Delve into the world of the vikings
Year 5 have been enjoying delving into the world of Saxons and Vikings. We have been exploring where Saxons and Vikings came from and learning about key events that happened in Britain at the time. We have enjoyed using this knowledge to be creative in our writing – creating character descriptions of Vikings from different perspectives and describing settings of Viking raids.
In maths, we have continued working with fractions. We have explored equivalent fractions and how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions. This has also linked to our Mastering Number sessions where we have been exploring tenths, noticing patterns in our known facts of multiplying by 10 and working with fractions.
Year 5 got to experience a real treat last Monday afternoon when we went to see Wykham Park Academy’s production of ‘Matilda’.
Seeing the hard work of both the children on the stage as well as the creative team was fascinating. We were really impressed with how professional all of the pupils were and particularly enjoyed the musical numbers – especially the children who were also taking part in ‘Young Voices’ and performing a medley of these songs on their trip.
Thank you to everyone involved for the opportunity to come and see such a well-produced show.