Doves

Welcome to Doves’ class page!

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

Mrs Wood

Mrs Brady

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

Phase 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 05/12

Please find attached the answers for this week’s homework. Maths Year 5 Answers –  Stage 5 Check 8 Answers Maths Year 6 Answers –  Stage 6 Check 8 Answers For your other homework this week, please complete the Santa Invention sheet that has been sent home. The challenge is to invent something that will help out Santa at …

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

UKS2 Knowledge Organisers and Homework Grid

Please find attached the Knowledge Organisers for English, Maths and Topic. Also, please find the Homework Grid for our topic this term, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Please complete a minimum of two pieces. Homework Grid – Anglo-Saxon & Vikings Knowledge Organiser – Anglo Saxons and the Vikings English Knowledge Organiser Classic Fiction UKS2 Maths Knowledge …

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Farmers (in Christmas jumpers) for the day

This morning, the children undertook the farm project. The purpose of this was to apply their understanding of number to a real-world setting. As farmers, they had to: select the best crop based upon the weather forecast, decide whether rental costs for machinery and salary costs for staff would lead to increased profits and present …

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UKS2 visit to Jorvik and The Dig.

For our topic exit point we enjoyed visiting Jorvik to discover the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking Age. We also visited The DIG which gave the children a hands-on experience of being an archaeologist by digging for evidence in the digging pits and putting their enquiry skills to the test. There were many …

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Anti-Bullying Week: Odd Sock Day

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying week for 2022. To show our support, we have all come to school dressed in odd/crazy socks! In classes, we have discussed that this represents how is it cool for us all to be different, and how we should never be unkind towards others because of their differences. Throughout …

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School Council – KS2 Chill Out Tuesday Club.

In our meetings so far this half-term, School Council have discussed how they’d like a space pupils can go to, to just ‘chill out’ sometimes. As a group we came up with the idea of running a lunchtime club called ‘Chill out Tuesdays’. Here pupils can read, draw, craft, play chess, chat to their friends …

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School Council – Suggestion Boxes

This week school council have been decorating their suggestion boxes! These will be placed in their classes after half-term, ready to be filled with pupil suggestions. Thanks to our year 6 helpers who also helped us decorate these at lunch.

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History Detectives – Doves

To discover more about The Anglo Saxons we put on our archaeology hats and went searching for artefacts. Not quite Sutton Hoo, but we did manage to unearth a few in the school grounds! Once back in the classroom we discussed the pros and cons of using artefacts as a historical source. Doves had some …

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School Council 2022/23

Today our newly appointed school councillors received their badges in assembly! They were all very excited and proud to show themselves off to the whole school. They also took part in their first school council meeting at lunch time, and have been tasked with their first job of finding a box suitable to turn into …

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UKS2 African Dance Workshop

To celebrate Black History Month, we took part in some fantastic dancing with our new friends from the Ivory Coast. Have a look for yourself and ask us to reenact we get home!

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European Day of Languages -Doves

After a whole school assembly where we discussed the value and importance of learning another language, we decided to develop our skills in a new language – British Sign Language. Definitely more difficult than it looks! We started with the basics of Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and Goodnight and have set ourselves the …

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Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Tranmere Park pupils have paid their respects by celebrating and reflecting on her achievements and importance to the UK. Take a look at our pictures below.

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Year 6 Leavers 2022

We have had a fantastic afternoon saying goodbye to our Year 6s. The photos below really capture the fun of what was a top drawer send off….

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Final day in France.

A trip to Le Touquet market practising our French bargaining skills. Lunch on the beach at Le Touquet followed by beach games, digging and building in the sand. For our evening meal we were tempted with frog’s legs and snails – some were very eager to try – others not so! Evening entertainment was a …

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Day 3 in France – a day of remembrance.

Finally a visit to Pozier Cemetry to look at the graves. Back to the Chateau for tea, Olympics and an early night (hopefully!)

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Day 3 in France – a day of remembrance.

Second stop Wellington Quarry. We travelled underground to experience life for the soldiers as they prepared for the Battle of Arras

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Day 3 in France – a day of remembrance.

First stop Vimy Ridge. We visited the memorial to the Canadian soldiers who gave their lives in WW1 and walked through the trenches.

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Day 2 in France

This morning we visited the chocolate factory – La Chocolaterie. The children enjoyed watching how chocolate is made – lots of drooling ! We got to sample some. A short journey followed by a picnic and fun on the beach. Able to practise our French to buy an ice cream at Berck Beach – the …

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Lessons auf Deutsch

The year 6s in Doves and Kingfishers welcomed Herr Ratcliffe from Guiseley School today and participated in a high school German lesson as part of our transition programme. They were introduced to some new vocab and learnt how to ask simple questions, colours and numbers – a fun filled interactive lesson that they all lapped …

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This summer, Queen Elizabeth II has her platinum jubilee – the longest reign of any British monarch! In the 70 years that she has been queen, the world has changed in many ways. Each year group at Tranmere Park have researched a decade and created a collage. These collages, collected as one, tell a story …

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Doves make a splash in science…

The focus at the moment in science for Doves is forces and on Thursday that entailed conducting an experiment into water resistance. The challenge was to test the impact three different shapes moulded out of blue tack made on the time to travel from the top to the bottom of a container full of water. …

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