TTRS: “While I’ve been away…”

Apologies for missing a week (I wasn’t well!!)…

So this week, the scores were sadly LOWER than before but still make for interesting results. Having spoken to Year 6 about their SATs tests this year, all the teachers DID say that ‘knowing your Tables inside and out’ would be a HUGE help, when it’s your turn next year… gotta keep up the practice!!

This Week’s Scores:

ASA – AIDEN SCORE APPLIED: Cormorants = 4,635 to Puffins = 2,570 (Cormorants WIN!)

BUT… ASR – AIDEN SCORE REMOVED: Cormorants = 1,641 to Puffins = 2,570 (Puffins WIN!)

On Class Averages (probably the TRUE sign of success)… the outright winners were… well… BOTH… Cormorants = 90 / Puffins = 89… too close to call, really!

TOP 5 SCORERS this week are:

Aiden, Ellana, Zarra, Freya & Eli – Truly great work, those five! Your EXCELLENT effort is always noticed!

LITERACY HOMEWORK: Summer 1 Week 5

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Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download:

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This week’s Spellings are (to be learnt and tested at the end of the week – Summer 1 Week 5):

Official
Commercial
Beneficial
Artificial
Antisocial
Potential
Essential
Impartial
Spatial
Martial

LITERACY TASK: MODERN GREECE Comprehension

A little ‘aside’ – we may not got much chance to discuss and learn about the country of Greece today, but some issues and changes could be of use. So, this week’s task is to read a little about modern Greece (thinking about how it has changed from our studies into its Ancient form)

(Always double-check questions like #3… one error would mean ALL the other answers may be wrong… a careful approach needed for these type of questions!)

Teachers in the making!

Teachers in the making. 

Yesterday, Cormorant class teamed up with Year 2 Robins! 

Children in Cormorant were teaching the children in year 2 how to count to 10 in Spanish, Months of the year and days of the week. 

Cormorants appeared to really enjoy the time spent with year two, and made a lovely change to our usual Spanish lessons. 

There are certainly many budding teachers in the class.. 

TTRS: “We are the Champions”

So… who are the winners this week? Puffins are pushing to keep up their joint scores, and Cormorants are raising their game to have more using each week. Remember, Year 5: we are really looking at SCORE AVERAGES now, as a way to be more FAIR. The results will show the best average score across ALL the pupils in the classes… not just a few amazing individuals, with high scores each and every week!

STILL… THE SCORES WERE MIGHTY THIS WEEK! WELL DONE, ALL!

This Week’s Scores:

ASA – AIDEN SCORE APPLIED: Cormorants = 16,227 to Puffins = 10,631 (Cormorants WIN!)

BUT… ASR – AIDEN SCORE REMOVED: Cormorants = 3,609 to Puffins = 10,631 (Puffins WIN!)

On Class Averages (probably the TRUE sign of success)… the outright winners were… CORMORANTS!

TOP 5 SCORERS this week are:

Aiden, Maisie, Rashaad, Ellana & Haleema – Truly great work, those five! Your EXCELLENT effort is always noticed!

PUFFINS – Recapping Electrical Circuits

This term, in Design and Technology, we will running a project to create a useful item involving electrical circuits. We thought it best to RECAP some old knowledge from previous years (that may have been missed due to Covid!) – we could recall an awful lot and are very ready to move on to its application.

We recapped the elements and core components of a circuit (and their symbols); as well as examining and recreating SERIES vs. PARALLEL circuits. We’ll need both types considered, as we move forwards…

Here are a few images of the class exploring and recreating circuits – it was nice to use our familiar resources and apply them successfully!

PUFFINS – Our end of Term Suffragette Rally!

For the whole of Spring Term 2, we have been studying the Women’s Rights Movement of the Victoria era – namely, the Suffragettes and the Suffragists.

Puffins did themselves (and myself!) proud, with all the effort and work they put in: We created personal banners using Suffragette slogans, made sashes from ribbon, and even learnt Suffragette songs of the era and created our own melody and chant to use at the rally! Phew!

Huge thanks to all the many, many parents who attended and supported that day: it always means so much to our classes to see you and hopefully gives you a snapshot of learning, as we progress through the year!

Here are a few images of the event:

Congratulations, Puffins! We had so many positive and praising comments… it was a ‘good job, well done’!!

Reading Diary: Summer 1 Week 1

READING TASK

Use the COMMENT BOX at the bottom of this post to tell us about your reading – Record WHICH book you are reading and answer the questions below. (NB: it’s easier to post comments if you REGISTER on the blog…).

NB: ONE COMMENT A WEEK, will be enough to prove you have been reading… but if you want to post more, that’s great!!

LITERACY HOMEWORK: Summer 1 Week 1

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Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download:

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This week’s Spellings are (to be learnt and tested at the end of the week – Summer 1 Week 1):

Conscious

Disastrous

Marvellous

Mischievous
Especially

Frequently

Immediately

Sincerely

Government

Parliament

Environment

LITERACY TASK: Discussion Text Comprehension

Comprehension – We will be studying the Ancient Greeks for the whole of the Summer Term! So, time to brush up (or newly experience) the brilliant, classic MYTHS of that era. Starting with ‘The Labours of Herakles’!

(PS: ‘Herakles‘ is the correct spelling! ‘Hercules’ is the Roman spelling… we want the Greek version!)

Answer the questions with a FULL SENTENCE where requested – the number of lines to write your answer on, is usually a good sign!

Wandle Park Trip 25/05/22

The children are all walked out and must be exhausted after today’s trip to Wandle Park!

Despite some rain, the children enjoyed their trip to the river, where we carried out tests on the river for PH, speed and hardness.

Well done to Cormorant Class, who despite having to walk a VERY long way, were all good sports!

And of course a BIG thank you to our parent helpers: Tanya, Martin, Senay and Sally, who braved the rain and long walk to help us today! Your help is very much appreciated.

Courses of a River Music

This week in music, the children explored different dynamics and tones in relation to sounds that represent the courses of a river.

Loud and longer sounds should represent the Upper Section (Source) of a river, where the river begins in the mountains.

Shorter and quieter sounds should represent the lower section of the river, where the water leaves the mouth and enters the sea.

The children were amazing and were so creative in their approaches, using many ‘peculiar’ objects from around the classroom to create these sounds.

Unfortunately I am unable to upload videos, but there are a few picture below.

On a final note, the children have made such an amazing effort this week and should be really proud of themselves.

Have a lovely weekend all!

-Miss Veazey 🙂

LITERACY HOMEWORK: Summer 1 Week 4

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Here is a list of all Year 5 & 6 words, for children and parents / carers to download:

year-5-6-spellings-mat

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This week’s Spellings are (to be learnt and tested at the end of the week – Summer 1 Week 4):

Cough

Rough

Enough

Trough

Tough

Through

Dough

Although

Borough

Brought

LITERACY TASK: Greek TITANS Research and Profile

RESEARCH / PROFILE – this week, we’ll be writing about the Greek Pantheon as a REPORT. We will need to learn a bit more about their forebears, THE TITANS (remember Chronos?!).

This week’s homework will need you to do some INTERNET RESEARCH and find out about the Titans. Choose one TITAN to focus on and use in your Profile write-uplet’s avoid Chronos… we know about him already.

HERE ARE THE USEFUL WEBSITES (all you need to answer the sheet are here):

https://www.greekmythology.com/Titans/titans.html

https://greekgodsandgoddesses.net/titans/

HERE IS THE PROFILE SHEET: (if you want to write more, please do! Use your Homework Books or a sheet of paper)

(ACTIONS SECTION could be writing about any of the myths and behaviour that we can find out about your chosen god / goddess. What was interesting about them?)