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On our new-look page, you will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!

Y5 parents leaflet – Puffins 2019-2020

Routines in Puffins Adults in Puffins
PE (Indoor) – Monday Miss Gomersall
PE (Outdoor) — Wednesday Mr Winters
Spellings – Tuesday Mrs Dolan
Times Tables – Tuesday

 

Class governor: To be allocated September 2019

This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Brainwave Entry Point Homework

To introduce our new topic, Brainwave, we would like you to teach your class mates a new skill. This skill can be anything: tying your shoe laces, origami, counting to 10 in a foreign language, sketching a butterfly, knitting, dance move, juggling, magic tricks, playing an instrument – anything which you can do really well …

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organiser – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid

56 homework grid What Price Progress Knowledge Organiser What Price Progress Spring 2 English Knowledge Organiser Y5 and Y6 Spring 2 Knowledge Organiser – MATHS Y5 Spring 2 Knowledge Organiser – MATHS Y6

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Google Classroom Reminder

This is a polite reminder for any families who have not already logged onto their child’s Google Classroom. We have noticed that there are still a large number of children who have not signed up to their class yet. This system is how we will be setting all school work after the Easter Holidays. There …

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A fantastic first day at Ingleborough

All of the children are settled down and in bed after our first day at Ingleborough. We got here in good time, were shown to our dorms and given our kit. Most of us went to visit the show cave, taking a lovely walk through the nature trail and one group went on a ‘real’ …

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Muddy Puddle Day

Upper Key Stage 2 – Muddy Puddle Day at Esholt Woods Last Wednesday,all of Upper Key Stage 2 walked to Esholt Woods and took part in team building activities. The weather could have been better and the conditions certainly lived up to the ‘Muddy Puddle Day’ name!

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World Book Day 2020

Another World Book Day has flown past in spectacular style. Throughout the classes the children took part in various activities including: live reads, buddy reading, quizzes, story sharing, listening to audio books and much more. We loved seeing everyone in their costumes. Thank you for making such an effort.    

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Puffins Parent Drop In

A huge thank you to all the parents that attended our Parent Drop In on Friday! The children really enjoyed being able to show you what we had been doing in class, particularly in Topic lessons. It was also great to see you helping out with our Science classification activity, the sweets definitely helped!

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Year 5 Barnados Workshop

On Friday, Year 5 took part in a workshop, run by Barnado’s Positive Identity Services. This was part of the Barnado’s Equality Ambassador Scheme that our school has been taking part in. The children discussed diversity and considered different families. We also explored gender roles and stereotypes. The children thought about anti-bullying and how they …

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Puffins Entry Point – What Price Progress?

To start of our new topic, What Price Progress, Puffins became inventors for the day. In groups, we worked together to create different inventions. We used various different materials and equipment. All the children worked really well in their teams and came up with some fantastic ideas! We had robots, vending machines, horse stables, games, …

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Yorkshire Rascals in Puffins

To finish off our topic, Earth as an Island, we made our own Yorkshire Rascals. We talked about identity and how as we live in Yorkshire, what things may be associated to us. In groups, we measured out the ingredients, followed the recipe and even washed up ourselves! They looked gorgeous and hopefully tasted so …

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Puffins become ‘Game Masters’ for Eagles and Skylarks

Puffins have been learning ‘how to lead’  as part of their PE sessions and wanted to test out their skills. Eagles and Skylarks were the perfect candidates! The children in Puffins split into groups and created their own game/activity, specifically tailored for KS1 children. They had to decide which equipment to use, the set-up and …

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Puffins Entry Point – Earth as an Island

For our Entry Point, we discussed what an island is and how they are formed. We also found out that there are different types of islands around the world. We then used the globes and atlases to find and identify the British Isles.

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Puffins become Classification Kings

This week, Puffins have been learning all about the Linnaeus method of classification for living things. We learnt all about the different kingdoms, all the way down to species. We now even know how a living thing’s scientific name is made. Ask us all about it!  

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Puffins – Brainwave Exit Point

Today, as our exit point to our topic this half-term, we played various different brain games. We needed to use our memory to help us. Ask us at home to play some of the games with you!

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Years 5/6 Muddy Puddle Day

Puffin and Kingfisher Classes had a great afternoon exploring the local area. We linked the event to our topic, ‘Brainwave’, and thought about how the different environmentS affected our mood. As befits a muddy puddle day, we all arrived back, wet and muddy!

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Puffins and Kingfishers Muddy Puddle Day reminder

Just a quick reminder that it is our muddy puddle day on Monday. The children have already been told and wrote a note in their planners. They need to come in their own clothes that they don’t mind getting muddy and appropriate footwear e.g. walking boots or wellies.

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Puffins become timetable experts!

If you need a bus or a train from now on, Puffins are the ones to ask! After learning how to interpret and read timetables, we then had to use them in real life contexts. We had various different journeys to make around the country and needed to use bus and train timetables to help …

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Entry Point – Puffins learn new skills!

Throughout the course of this week, Puffins have been learning lots of new things. Our homework over the holidays was to practise a skill that we could teach to the class. This week, we have been putting our ‘inner teacher’ to the test and seeing if we can help our peers learn something new. It …

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Year 5 – Liberty Arts Dance Workshop

This afternoon, the children were given an opportunity to participate in a dance workshop, run by Liberty Arts. They did a whole group warm up and then separated into smaller groups to choreograph their own routine, which they then performed to each other. All the children involved thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Have a look for yourself!

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Puffins become a human line graph!

As part of our statistics topic in Maths, we have been looking at line graphs. We’ve worked on how to read and interpret data and then moved onto being able to draw our own. To help with this, we went outside on the playground and became the data ourselves. Some people were the Y axis, …

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Year 5 Muddy Puddle Morning!

Today, the Year 5 children spent the morning outside doing various different activities. They started out with team building games to get to know their teams that they would be working in throughout the morning. One of these games was ‘Cross the River’ which proved quite challenging! It required communication and tactical skill. They then …

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Puffins step into a book!

As a class, we are reading a book called Skellig by David Almond. We are really enjoying it and can’t wait to read more. This week, we had to imagine that we were the characters in the story. Michael has a dilemma so our very own ‘Michael’ took a trip down Conscience Alley to help …

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