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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!

Parents leaflet – Wrens 2018-19

Routines in Wrens Adults in Wrens
PE outdoor — Friday Mr Beech
Swimming — Tuesday Mrs Savage
Spellings — Wednesday Mrs Dolan
Times tables — Monday Miss Allison
Homework due – Monday Mrs McAteer
Reading Diaries – Monday Mrs Papworth

 

In maths we will be working on rapid mental calculations – particularly addition and subtraction – and have identified this as an area where we need some practice as a class. One tool that we use in school is ‘Quickulations’ to practice these. You can use the link below to access this and we would encourage you to use this – along with Times Tables Rockstars – to practice at home whenever you have some spare time.

Children in Year 4 and above should be able to complete addition and subtraction at the ‘medium’ difficulty easily at the default speed by the end of the year. As accuracy is more crucial than speed, we would suggest starting slower and speeding up as time goes on and confidence increases. Being able to perform these calculations quickly and accurately will enable all children in the class to make faster and easier progress in maths this year.
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This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

LKS2 Homework 11-2-19

Maths Homework This week’s maths homework is the maths skills test. Please find attached a blank sheet and accompanying answer sheet. Stage 3 Check 10 Stage 3 Check 10 Answers Stage 4 Check 10 Stage 4 Check 10 Answers English Homework This week’s English homework is a reading comprehension. The children should read the text …

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

LKS2 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid Spring 1st 2019

Chocolate Homework grid Spring 1st 2019 Science Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st Topic Knowledge Organiser Chocolate Spring 1st Maths Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st 2019 English Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Y3/4 Chocolate Exit Point

Today all of the children in years 3 & 4 had a visit from the ‘Minister for Chocolate!’ We learnt about where chocolate comes from, its history and had some tastes, touches and smells of some of the more unusual ingredients. After learning all about what goes into the different types of chocolate, we are …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddles and Topic for next half term.

Our next Muddy Puddle Day will be held on Monday 4th March. Our topic homework grid will be published during the first week back as normal. One of the tasks which we thought you might like to complete over half term is to bring in some pictures and information about a place you have been …

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LKS2 Reminder – Reading Diaries, Spelling Books and Times Tables

A quick reminder for all of LKS2… Red Kites – On Mondays, please bring in your Reading Diary and your Spelling Book. On Wednesdays, please bring in your Spelling Book (for writing times tables scores in). Woodpeckers – On Mondays, please bring in your Reading Diary. On Wednesdays, please bring in your Spelling Book. Wrens – On …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddle Day

Today all of years 3 and 4 took part in a mental health themed Muddy Puddle day. Across six different activities, we looked at different ways to engage with nature, concentration and focus games, group performance poetry, problem solving, meditation and even a spot of muddy yoga! All of the children had a great time …

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Indoor PE!

The weather was against us for our outdoor PE lesson today but we didn’t let a little thing like a snowy playground stop us! We turned our classroom into a dance studio and tuned into a series of exercise and dance vides to get our bodies moving and our heart rates up!

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Wrens, Woodpeckers and Red Kites learn live with the BBC!

Yesterday afternoon, the classes in LKS2 took time out of their afternoon to take part in a Live Lesson from the BBC, investigating living things and their habitats, the impact of seasonal changes on our wildlife, and the interdependence between all living things. The lesson came live from the Cairngorms and from a TV studio …

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Y3/4 Muddy Puddles

Dear Parents, The Year 3 & 4 classes will be holding our muddy puddle day for this half term on Thursday 7th February. Please can all children come dressed in old clothes suitable for being outside whatever the weather. Waterproof coats are essential, hats and gloves recommended and (from previous experience!) waterproof trousers are a …

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Wrens Chocolate bar creations

Today the first group of Wrens turned their chocolate bar dreams into (sort of) reality! They used their creative skills to turn the written plans they made into large scale models.

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Wrens Chocolate Entry Point

This week, Wrens have been tasting chocolate as the entry point to our topic. All of the children took on the challenge of using their sense of taste (and smell!)  to determine the differences between different types of chocolate. We also included some with additional things added (such as biscuit or fruit) to see how …

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Y3/4 Exit point

This afternoon all of the year 3/4 classes held fabulous art galleries in our classrooms to celebrate out topic this half term – Paintings, Pictures and Photographs. We were visited first of all by the two Reception classes and then we opened the doors to parents for the real test of our art skills.

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Y3/4 Exit point – reminder

Just a quick reminder about our exit point this afternoon. We would like to invite parents to our ‘Art Gallery.’ Lower Key Stage Two  classrooms will be turned into art galleries for the afternoon and parents are welcome to come and look at the wonderful work we have created. The event will be held at …

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Buddies

This morning Robins invited their buddy class, Wrens to come and play.  We split each class into half and some children came to make Christmas baubles and joined in with all the festive cheer in Robins classroom.  The other half went up to Wrens to read stories to each other.  All the children had a …

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LKS2 Art Gallery

In Years 3 and 4 we are very much looking forward to our exit point next week and to inviting our parents in to see the wonderful art work we have been creating! Please can we kindly remind all Year 3 and 4 children to bring in an A4 picture frame by Monday 17th December. …

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A real PE treat!

Wrens were all really excited today to take part in a fantastic, active PE session put on by Leeds Beckett’s PE education department.

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LKS2 Muddy Puddle Day – Tuesday 20th November

Tuesday 20th November is Muddy Puddle Day for LKS2. We will be outside for the morning come rain or shine so please send your child in appropriate warm clothing (non-uniform). Please ensure that your child has a waterproof coat in school and that they are wearing wellies (as we will be on the grass).  Thank …

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Tropical world – Years 3 & 4

All three classes had a fantastic trip to Tropical World last Friday. All of the children behaved impeccably and several members of the public commented on their lovely manners. Whilst we were out and about, we took the opportunity to do some more outdoor “muddy puddle” learning in Roundhay Park too so as not to …

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Wrens Class Assembly – Change of plans!

Parents of children in Wrens, we are sorry for the short notice but, due to the hall being out of action tomorrow, we will be unable to hold Wrens’ class assembly. The children of Wrens have prepared a drop in session all about their learning this half term and would love it if you are …

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Y3&4 Tropical World

Just a quick reminder for our trip tomorrow that children should be in school uniform but will be outside for part of the day so will need a coat and comfortable shoes. Also, don’t forget your packed lunch!

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Wrens are doing Science!

This afternoon we have been investigating some of the Science around climate change. We conducted the investigation below but what did we find out? Answers on a postcard!* Our question: The Method One person’s prediction: The setup And in real life: The results: *Need not actually be a postcard – a metaphorical postcard will do, …

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Year 3/4 Muddy Puddle Day

This morning all of the children in years 3 & 4 took part in the first ‘Muddy Puddle Day’ of this academic year. We took part in loads of activities including rainforest trails, team building activities, maths activities and ephemeral art. We developed skills of team work and learnt a lot of interesting facts. Here …

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