Doves

Welcome to Doves’ class page!

Routines in Doves Adults in Doves
PE Outdoor — Thursday (Please arrive in PE kit)
Mr Learmonth
PE Indoor – Tuesday (Please arrive in PE kit)
Mrs Tate
Spellings — Monday
Mrs Stevens

Mrs McAteer

 

 

Times Tables – Wednesday
Planners checked for reading and signature – Friday

Class Governor: Helen Perry

Planners

In years 5 and 6, the children will be encouraged to work with growing independence. To support this, your child will be taking responsibility for their own organisation. Each child has been given a planner (Y6 planners are provided by Guiseley school to support children to be secondary ready when they leave us). Planners will be checked on a Friday morning and should have been seen and signed by an adult for the previous week. If there are any other messages that need to be read by the teacher on a day other than Friday, please ensure that your child brings these to your attention.

Reading Books

Each week, your child will be expected to read twice a week with an adult at home, who will need to sign and date the reading record in their planner every time they hear them read. Your child can choose a book from home or an appropriate free choice book from school. Even though many children in years 5 and 6 are quite fluent readers, it is important that an adult hears them read and asks questions about what they have read in order to aid their comprehension and to improve their writing skills.

Books can be changed on any day in the classroom.

Homework

Your child will receive their homework every Monday as a paper copy and will need to be handed back in by the following Monday. The answers for this will be posted on our class page. We politely request that parents mark the work with their child so that any misconceptions can be addressed when returned to school. The homework will alternate between the maths skills test and the Grammar Hammer. We only expect children to spend 20 minutes on each piece of homework, if they are struggling please just write a note to the teacher explaining this – don’t struggle on! A topic homework grid will also be available on the school website by the end of the first week of a new topic. It is expected that your child will complete at least two of the activities from the grid and return them to school. There are a range of fun and exciting options to choose from so please feel free to be creative!

Spellings will be tested each week on Monday and the new list will be given out following the weekly test. A spelling book will also be sent home with the spellings in.
This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Homework W/C 26.2.24

Y6 – Again this week, Y6 have been asked to complete specific SATS booster questions. Y5 Maths – Stage 5 Check 9 Answers Y5 English – Sir Isaac Newton Reading Comp 3Star

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

UKS2 Homework Grid and Knowledge Organiser Spring 1st and 2nd 2024

Please see attached the knowledge organiser and homework grid for this Term’s topic, World War 2. Homework Grid – World War Two Knowledge organiser – WW2

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This Week’s Online Safety Update – Click the title for more. 

28.2.24 Bullying

The latest bullying research from the DfE makes for upsetting reading  Almost half (40%) of schoolchildren in the UK have been bullied within the past 12 months – with 21% of them experiencing negative changes to their behaviour, including avoiding going to school. In 15% of those cases, the victim’s behaviour suffers to the extent that …

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Chess Club begins for LKS2!

After running for a term for years 1 and 2, Chess Club started at break time today for years 3 and 4. There were some fantastic games happening this morning! If you’re currently in Red Kites, Woodpeckers or Falcons and would like to come to chess club, it will run in the LKS2 shared area …

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WW2 themed Science: booby traps

Today, the Doves classroom looked a little different; it was blacked out, the tables were arranged in a chaotic juxtaposition and booby traps (trip wires and pressure pads) were set out for the children to try and avoid. This brought our electricty topic to a close. Next up, light.

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Entry Point – Doves (World War Two)

To kick off our topic , the children all brought in their own evacuee bag containing six items they would take if they had to leave their house suddenly to be evacuated – we had some very interesting items including tins of tuna and pack of tea lights! We then looked at the items which …

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School Council – Autumn Term Round Up

Tranmere would just like to say a HUGE thank you to our school council team who have been incredibly busy this term. You can check out all of their first term projects below. School Council Projects 23-24 We can’t wait to see what the New Year brings the team.  

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5/6 Christmas Party!

Doves, Kingfishers and Puffins have all had a fantastic afternoon at their Christmas party. A special thanks to the PTA for supplying the children with some fantastic pass the parcels, sweets and prizes!

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Mayan Temples – Doves

Architecture and Engineering skills were put to the test this week as we planned, designed and constructed our own Mayan temples to scale. Computer lessons were used to digitally design the temples and then we worked in small groups to practise our sawing skills – first time with a saw for many and no fingers …

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Doves Topic/Art – 3D Mayan Temples

Today in Doves, we have been creating 3D Mayan Temple art. To begin with, we looked at a range of architecture from both the Mayan period and Modern Day, discussing layout, materials, purpose and key features. After this, we looked more closely at a Mayan temple, highlighting its symmetry, number of steps and details. Finally, …

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School Council – Thank You Team Tranmere!

On behalf of School Council and AVSED, we would just like to say a huge thank you to all pupils who contributed to the AVSED Christmas Appeal. All cards, pictures and decorations were collected this by Michelle, who was blown away by our efforts and kindness. Your kind words and creative pictures will certainly make …

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Gurdwara Visit

Years 5 and 6 spent an enjoyable morning at the Sikh Gurdwara in Bradford where they could not have received a warmer welcome from the Sikh volunteers. It was a privilege to visit the serene prayer hall and listen to the priest reciting from the holy scriptures and this was followed by an informative talk …

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Exercise and our body

In Science, we have challenged the children to see how regular exercise affects their mood, self-esteem, sleep and health. Today, we modelled a basic circuit that could be completed in the home (sit ups, press ups, burpees, plank, bear crawls and step ups). The children have recorded their baseline figures and are going to retest …

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Doves – Hockey skills

Following a half term of learning hockey skills in PE, Doves were able to practise these skills in front of the hockey coach from Ben Rhyding hockey club. Alex, the coach, was very impressed and we managed to get through the session with only one bruised ankle! Well done Doves – you behaved really maturely …

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The composition of blood – UKS2

Today, in science, we have learnt about plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Having defined the terms and the functions they serve, we created a representation of our blood using red and white hammer beads, a chocolate sprinkle, water and custard powder. We tried to ensure that our 200ml solution was comprised …

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KS2 – World Trading Activity

Doves discovered all about trading during an activity that saw them creating and selling products, as well as negotiating for raw materials. The class was split into teams and each team faced unique challenges as they attempted to buy and sell. A number of different real-world scenarios ensured that the trading world changed at different …

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School Council – AVSED Christmas Appeal

Our School Council has been asked by AVSED (a local loneliness charity) to help them with their Christmas appeal this year! They would love for as many children as possible to create flat Christmas cards, pictures and decorations, that include a nice little message. AVSED will post these out with their Christmas newsletter. To support …

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School Council – Black History Month 2023

This year’s Black History Month theme is ‘celebrating our sisters.’ Throughout this month, school council have been helping to promote this theme through delivering ‘person of the week’ presentations to their class. Each week, they’ve chosen an inspirational individual to talk about with the class, sharing who they are, what they do and why/how they’ve had …

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The circulatory system

Today, we became blood cells and journeyed around our circulatory system. During our journey, we entered each of the four chambers of the heart before being pumped to either the body or the lungs to complete the gaseous exchange.

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Heart and lung dissection – Year 5/6

Today, we were joined by Doctor Khanna, who kindly volunteered his expertise and led a dissection. The children learnt about the chambers of the heart and the purpose of: veins, arteries, the trachea, the bronchi, the lungs and the alveoli. Further to this, on two of the samples, we were able to spot the voice …

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Mayan Entry Point – Doves

The children have all settled in brilliantly and already impressed us with their maturity and good behaviour – long may it last😀! We had a lovely time in the sun today trying to find out about the Mayans using paintings as a source of evidence. Great detective skills were in evidence and they made a …

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Goodbye my friends

As is now tradition, Year 6 have been applauded around the school by every class and staff member. They have been given garlands, presents, mocktails and ice creams (all funded by our incredibly generous PTA). They are currently signing autograph books and having their shirts signed before enjoying pizza at 1pm. A fantastic send off …

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The Year 6 annual water fight

I think I will let the pictures do the talking…

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