SUMMER TERM 2021

Croeso Nol Pawb!

Welcome Back Everyone!

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We would like to thank all parents and family members for your continued support. Stay safe.

Mrs S Phillips & Miss S Rees 

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The main doors will be open at 8:50am for the children to arrive and will close at 9am. At the end of the school day the children will be dismissed at 3:05pm. Please remember to socially distance and all parents/carers must now wear masks when picking up and dropping of children. 

Summer Term 2021

This term Year 4/5 will be following the Cornerstones theme Allotment. 

Come on, let’s grow!

This half term, we’ll visit an allotment to see what’s growing and spot the greenhouses and frames that help the plants to grow. Our visit will inspire us to write a report about the allotment and investigate types of compost and biodegradable materials used. We’ll use food from the allotment to make delicious dishes, and plant our own fruits and vegetables. Our art skills will improve as we make detailed observational drawings, using botanical images for inspiration. We’ll write a set of instructions explaining how to plant a tree and learn how to care for plants. The classic children’s book The Secret Garden will inspire us to write our own short stories. We’ll explore germination, learn more about the parts of the plant and find out how they reproduce. Maps will help us to identify the best place for an allotment and where different foods come from. Once we’ve all got green fingers, we’ll write poems to celebrate the wonder of the garden. We’ll look at how well our plants have grown and make structures to support them. Attending our gardening masterclass will also help you to learn how to grow plants too!

Help your child prepare for their project - Where does our food come from? Why not explore food at home or at the supermarket to find out how far it has travelled? You could also visit a local farm or strawberry picking field to look at the plants and structures. Alternatively, have a go at planting a sunflower seed and giving it all of the conditions needed to help it grow.

Physical Education lessons will be held on Wednesdays. Pupils are currently expected to wear their PE kits into school.

Homework - English/Maths tasks will be given on a Friday and should be returned by Monday. Mental maths task or spelling words will be given on a Monday for return or a test on a Friday.  All tasks will be will be set using either just2easy or Google classroom (Please see below on how to access our Google Classroom).

Times tables need to be revised every night.

Reading books are to be returned daily. Reading is to be carried out at home as often as possible and pupils will be asked to read in school and record what they have read. 

Library - Children will visit the library on a Wednesday so please ensure that books are returned on a weekly basis. 

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Access to Google Classroom

Please click on the link to see how to access Google for Education through Hwb.

Google Classroom (Google for Education) can be accessed through any device - laptops, computers, iPads, tablets, mobile phones etc. The Classroom can also be accessed through a Playstation and Xbox.

Xbox:

-Open Microsoft Edge

-Type in classroom.google.com

-Sign in with your Hwb email.

Playstation:

-Use the www browser

-Type in classroom.google.com

-Sign in with your Hwb email.

 

 

 

  

Practice Assessments

Please find below support materials which may assist your child with the forthcoming Reasoning Test: 

Reasoning Support Materials

Blocks

 

Stomps Party

 

Dancing Fountains

 

Cups and Straws

 

Selling Lemonade

 

Centipedes

 

Winter Trees

 

Bouncy Castle

 

Dinosaur Footprints

 

Hats

 

Double Trouble 

 

Buying Toys

 

Packing Bottles 

 

Five Weights

 

Pinocchio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please find below support materials which may assist your child with the forthcoming Proedural Test: 

Procedural Support Materials 
 Task 1 Task 2