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Welcome to Kingfishers!

 

We are Year 4/5 children. Our teacher is Mrs Cairns and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Langham.

Our class governor is Ruth Curtis

 

k.cairns@bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk

v.langham@bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

Autumn term 2020

 

 

Reading at Bishop Monkton

An information video about the new reading curriculum at Bishop Monkton.

Homework given 25th Sept - to be completed by Friday 2nd Oct

 

Spellings - week 2 spellings - children will be tested on Friday 2nd.

CGP Grammar, spelling and punctuation book - Punctuating speech - Year 4 pages 62 and 63; Year 5 pages 64-65. Please mark the homework with your child (answers in the back) and sign their planner next to where they have written the page numbers. Children do not need to bring their CGP book back in to school.  

MyMaths - login details in planner - please do 'Solving problems by rounding' activity

Reading - your child should have brought home a reading book. Please listen to them read and sign their planner. 

Times Tables - TT Rockstars

 

 

Homework given 18th Sept - to be completed by Friday 25th Sept

 

Spellings - week 1 - children will be tested on Friday 25th.

CGP Grammar, spelling and punctuation book - Punctuating speech - Year 4 pages 60 and 61; Year 5 pages 62-63. Please mark the homework with your child (answers in the back) and sign their planner next to where they have written the page numbers. Children do not need to bring their CGP book back in to school.  

MyMaths - see letter with login details in planner - please do 'Rounding' activity

Reading - your child should have brought home a reading book. Please listen to them read and sign their planner. 

Times Tables - I've set up a Y4 v Y5 battle on TT Rockstars- starts 4pm Friday 18th Sept and finishes 6pm Wed 23rd Sept. Enjoy! 

Welcome meeting videos

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Kingfishers class info

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Uniform and PE

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Homework 1

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Homework 2

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Medical info and contact details

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Welcome meeting powerpoint

Welcome back Kingfishers!

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First day back routine

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PE days

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SUMMER TERM 2020

Weekly message 13th July 2020

 

Hello Kingfishers!

 

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed a lovely, sunny weekend. Well done again for your excellent home learning last week and congratulations to you all for your well-deserved 'Class Teachers Award' last week.

 

So we are starting Week 15 of our home learning and yes, this is our FINAL week of home learning before the summer holiday! When Boris Johnson said all of those weeks ago that schools were to close (apart from to the Key Worker children) I never dreamed that it would be for so long and that you'd have to do 15 weeks of home learning. But hey, you've done it, it's not been easy but you've done it so well done for being so resilient and hard-working over the past 15 weeks - you have made Mrs Langham and I so, so proud - you really are all SUPERSTARS! We are both looking forward to seeing you all and welcoming you back properly after the summer holiday. 

 

This week the theme for the home learning is 'Transport' so you'll be finding out about different modes of transport, transport in the past, the science behind transport, road safety, how to be safe wound water and completing transport themes arts and craft activities.

 

Your maths learning is again, Oak Academy. Thank you to those of you who have given feedback on the Oak Academy - I'm glad you're finding it challenging and a change to the MyMaths. For those of you who haven't tried it yet, just click on the daily link on the learning plan. I've also included a couple of new maths mystery puzzles as I know so many of you really enjoy them! MyMaths is still there for those of you who have any lessons still to do - please try to complete all of the MyMaths lessons when you have time so you are prepared and ready for next year. 

 

Have a great final week Kingfishers! Mrs Langham and I hope that you have a fabulous summer holiday break and can't wait to see you in September when some of you will be in Eagles with Mrs Handslip and some of you will be with us again in Kingfishers smiley (Mrs Langham and I are counting on you to be fabulous role models to the new Kingfishers and we know that you will do a brilliant job!)  

 

Take care,

Mrs Cairns & Mrs Langham 

 

k.cairns@bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk

v.langham@bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk

Suggested weekly timetable for KS2

Our Musical Performances

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Want to read but don't know which book to read next? Too many books to choose from? Then have a look at our book reviews by children from our class..... If you've read a book, then please write a review to tell others about it!

A fab sports trivia quiz by Thomas J - have a go and I’ll post the answers tomorrow afternoon!

Answers to Thomas’s sports quiz

A 'Celebration' themed wordsearch from Lily M - have a go if you'd like!

Personal Best Challenge Competition from Mrs Coupland ...go on challenge yourself!!!

THE CAIRNS WEEKLY CHALLENGE - 18th May - The Alphabet Challenge

THE CAIRNS WEEKLY CHALLENGE - 11th May - Have a go at Callum's Nature Quiz and then send me your answers. The correct answers will be posted here on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

THE CAIRNS WEEKLY CHALLENGE - 4th May - Share a photo of your portrait made using objects from your house or garden!

THE CAIRNS WEEKLY CHALLENGE - 27th April - Share a photo of your unusual place to read during lockdown!

THE CAIRNS WEEKLY CHALLENGE - 20th April - SHARE YOUR FUNNIEST JOKE!

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Mrs Coupland's joke....

Why didn't the dog want to play football?

Because he was a boxer. 

 

Mrs Langham's joke....

Why did Mrs Cairns put on her sunglasses?

 

Because her pupils were so bright!! 😎

 

Thomas J’s joke.....

How do trees get on the internet?

 

They log on! 

 

Lily M’s joke…

What kind of cheese does a bear eat?

 

Camon bear

 

Eloise's joke...

Why did the kid throw his clock out the window?

 

Because he wanted to see time fly. 

 

17th May

A new TT Rockstars battle will start at 9am on Monday 18th May and will end on Sunday 24th May at 6pm!

This week it is a whole school houses tournament

(Wensleydale v Nidderdale and Swaledale v Wharfedale)! 

Will YOU be awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' certificate this week? 

 

Good luck! 

17th May - The battle is now over and Kingfishers won! Certificates this week are awarded to Leon and Ella for being the 'Most Valuable Player'. Will you be next week's winner?

11th May

A new TT Rockstars battle will start at 9am on Monday 4th May and will end on Sunday 10th May at 6pm!

This week it is..... Kingfishers v Eagles! 

Will YOU be awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' certificate this week? 

 

Good luck Kingfishers! 

10th May - The battle is now over and the boys won! Certificates this week are awarded to Leon and Ella for being the 'Most Valuable Player'. Will you be next week's winner?

4th May

A new TT Rockstars battle will start at 9am on Monday 4th May and will end on Sunday 10th May at 6pm!

This week it is..... Boys v Girls! 

Will YOU be awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' certificate this week? 

 

Good luck Kingfishers! 

4th May - Last week's battle is now over! The Year girls won the battle with a tiny difference of 60 points! Certificates this week are awarded to Heidi and Alex for being the 'Most Valuable Player'. Will you be next week's winner?

27th April 

A new TT Rockstars battle will start at 9am on Monday 27th April and will end on Sunday 3rd May at 6pm!

This week it is..... Boys v Girls! 

Will YOU be awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' certificate this week? 

 

Good luck Kingfishers! laugh

27th April - Last week's battle is now over! The Year 4's won the battle! Certificates this week are awarded to the 'Most Valuable Player' for their greatest contribution during the battle! In Y4 well done to Milly and in Year 5 well done to Harry! Will you be next week's winner?

17th April

 

A new TT Rockstars battle will start at 9am on Monday 20th April and will end on Sunday 26th April at 6pm!

This week it is..... Year 4 v Year 5!

Can Year 4 possibly beat Year 5 this week?? Come on Year 4, I know you can do it!!

Will YOU be awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' certificate this week? 

 

Good luck Kingfishers! smiley

17th April - Last week's battle is now over! The Year 5's won the battle! Come on Y4!! Certificates this week are awarded to the 'Most Valuable Player' for their greatest contribution during the battle! In Y4 well done to Gracie and in Year 5 well done to Thomas! Will you be next week's winner?

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Winners - Gracie Y4 and Thomas Y5

30th March - Last week's battle is now over! The Year 4 girls won their battle and the Year 5 girls won their battle! Come on boys!! Certificates this week are awarded to the 'Most Valuable Player' for their greatest contribution during the battle! In Y4 well done to Thomas and Gracie. In Year 5 well done to Stanley and Eloise! Will you be next week's winner?

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30th March 

 

A new TT Rockstars battle has started and will end on Sunday 5th April at 6pm!

This week it is..... Year 4 v Year 5!

Who will win? Can Year 4 possibly beat Year 5?? Will YOU be awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' certificate this week? 

 

Good luck Kingfishers smiley

TT Rockstars Tournaments

 

I will be setting up weekly TT Rockstar Battles running from Monday morning through to Sunday at 6pm.

23rd March - This weeks battle is girls v boys. 

Please try your best to have a go! Good luck. The winners will be announced on Monday! 

Mrs Cairns 

Reminder For the children who normally do IDL Intervention at school, please remember to keep using it at home. Mrs Verrill emailed your IDL login details a few weeks ago. If you are having problems logging on, using it or need your login details emailing again then Mrs Verrill is happy to help.smiley Her email is f.verrill@bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk 

  Maths Shed & Spelling Shed  NEW! 

 

Good morning Kingfishers!

 

I hope you are all well! To help you to practise spellings and maths skills at home we have taken out a subscription to Maths Shed and Spelling Shed. There are lots of games and fun activities to play whilst obviously still learning! To access the website simply go to https://play.edshed.com/ and then enter your username and password. I will text your parents your username and password this morning.

Any problems, or if you just want to say hello and tell me how you're doing, you can email me on k.cairns@bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk

I hope you enjoy exploring Spelling Shed and Maths Shed! 

 

Take care,

Mrs Cairns x 

French with Madame Heap

Message from Madame Heap about Duolingo.....Year 5 please use Duolingo!  Contact Madame Heap if you need login details for Duolingo.  h.heap@bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk 
Here is the current DUOLINGO rank order for you to share with the year 5/6 pupils.
1) Sharow 
2) Kirby Hill
3) North Stainley
4) Bishop Monkton
5) Skelton (who incidentally have far fewer pupils able to compete!)

Updated 4/6/2020 with some new sport activities and a PowerPoint with a special video message from Madame Heap! 11th May 2020 - Our new topic in French is 'Le Sport' Can you guess what 'Le Sport' is in English?

Reading / Audio Books 

Links to Physical Activities

 

It is crucial that children remain active for at least one hour per day. Here are some links to websites used in school to promote physical activity. 

 

Cosmic Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Go Noodle

https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/

 

Joe Wicks - the Body Coach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8 (Joe Wicks will be streaming a live daily PE lesson at 9am)

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-move/joe-wicks-twinkl-move

 

Jump Start Johnny

https://www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/home

www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk/free-stuff

 

Supermovers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers

 

Live Lessons!

 

Joe Wicks, the Body Coach, will be streaming live PE lessons every morning from 9am. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 

Gareth Metcaffe maths lessons - Gareth has been teaching since 2004 and is a former Assistant Headteacher. Currently he is working in a range of schools, teaching classes from Nursery-Y6, helping schools to put reasoning and problem-solving at the heart of learning. I See Maths enables children to be intellectually and emotionally engaged by mathematics. 

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

 

The author Oliver Jeffers will read one of his books every day at 2pm, then archive the reading on his website.

WHEN AND WHERE: Via Instagram every day at 2pm 

 

MATHS - The White Rose Maths Team  has prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from Year 1-8. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully. 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

A message from Mrs Di Silvestro

 

Exciting news this morning! Bishop Monkton Primary are joining the 2.6 challenge.

This is a lockdown challenge and can be anything involving the numbers 2.6 and 26. We are hoping as many pupils, siblings and parents can join us. I am working with the 2 charities to make this challenge as big as we can. Please get in touch if you would like more details. Also it would be great if you could let me know your plans and if you're happy for me to mention you in any media publications.

Thank you for your support.

Optional Easter Home Learning Activities

Home Learning 

 

Dear all,

The children have all been given a home learning book. This is available for them to record any learning they wish, in any way they wish (although well-presented please). We hope the suggested timetable will help you and your children to continue with their education effectively.

Each child has been given a My Maths log in and the tasks have been set for the weeks ahead. These tasks can be found on the weekly learning plans. I can see their progress and may offer feedback.

If we close and remain closed for a prolonged time, please do encourage the children to email with their successes. I'd love to hear.

k.cairns@bishopmonkton.n-yorks.sch.uk

 

The weekly learning is set from today (18/3/20).  Even if you are at school, you are more than welcome to use these learning plans at home. 

The plans are flexible for your situation. I hope that they prove helpful.

I wish health and happiness to you all.

Mrs Cairns and Mrs Langham 

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?

You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

All you need is a free library card; to download the app and then away you go!

https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

Do you have any audio books to donate to our school library? If so please leave them at the entrance. Thank you in advance!

On Thursday 5th March we shall be joining the country in their quest: 'sharing a million stories'. We believe that reading is power and we want to bring 'reading for pleasure' back! So there'll be no dressing up...this is back to books. We want you to bring in an extract from your favourite book; you can bring the whole book if you'd like, perhaps even the whole series...oh blow it, you can bring your library if you have a mind to! We shall be sharing these throughout the day; exploring passionate, peculiar poetry; playing with picture books and working wondrously with words.

Each class will spend time exploring the powerful message of kindness offered by these books:

Perhaps you could take a sneaky peek, if you haven't already.           Reading is Power!

NSPCC Maths Day 

We had lots of fun dressing as digits and taking part in lots of Maths related activities all day including an ‘Escape Room’ game which we did outside. We also took part in an Inter-house TT Rockstars competition - Nidderdale won! 

Performance Poetry - The Jabberwocky

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Maths - multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 

Thank you to those who attended the Parent's Information meeting on reading and times tables. Please find attached the power point on the importance for reading for pleasure; suggested fiction book list and a useful guide to talking about books with your child.

This half term sees a new theme in our library: SPORT!

Thanks go to ‘The Black Panthers’ who created the adventure themed library last half term. Tomorrow, our new year 6 team will be finishing the final touches to their library display. So, if you like sport, there are inspirational books on display for you to borrow. Families...come and explore after school and let’s kick off a great half term of reading.

Ripon Rural Carol Concert December 2nd 2019 - please practise the following songs. We need to be able to sing and sign without the words so please start practising sooner rather than later!!

Backing ONLY A BABE.wma

Backing WE THREE KINGS.wma

Backing O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL.wma

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HALLELUJAH WITH CHRISTMAS LYRICS

Design & Technology - we had lots of fun tasting and evaluating different biscuits! We thought about the packaging, target audience, taste, smell, appearance and texture.

Science - phases of the moon. We used Oreos to demonstrate the different phases of the moon. We then got to eat them at the end!

Science - If Jupiter was a watermelon.........We used fruit to explore the size and scale of the solar system. We then went outside to demonstrate the relative distance between the planets.

Groovy Greeks class assembly

Groovy Greeks - The Trojan Horse. We enjoyed using drama to retell the story of the Trojan Horse.

13/6/19 - Le Touquet market and the Highwires

12/6/19 - Snail farm, goat farm and chocolate

11/6/19...beach last night

11/6/19 - Le Touquet...we have arrived!

Spring Term 2019

Cluster Cross Country at Newby Hall 3/6/19

Mad Hair Day raises £165 for Craft Aid International...so far.

Our Year 4, 5 and 6 Production this year is......What a Knight!

You have all been given a copy of the script and song words. Please practise your lines and song words as much as possible over the next few weeks. 

THE EVENING PERFORMANCES WILL BE ON MON 1ST JULY AND TUES 2ND JULY AT 6PM. PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND EITHER OF THESE PERFORMANCES. 

Thank you,

Mrs Cairns and Mrs Handslip.

Castle of Camelot

King Arthur Ain't 'arf a Bad King

How to be me

One of a Kind

We're on a Quest

We're on a Quest (reprise)

What a Knight!

Please note: Mad Hair Day date change due to swimming. Thursday 23rd May.

Cakes will be on sale after school.

Please give generously for the year 5 and 6's enterprise challenge initiative to raise money for Craft Aid International.

Puberty talk for YR 5 and YR6 pupils Wednesday 5th June 9:30-10:45

Letter attached with links to the films.

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Mad Hair Day! Friday 24th May

Year 5 and 6 invite you to come to school in your normal uniform but with mad MAD HAIR!

There will be a prize given to the maddest hair in each year. 

We have not gone MAD. Please bring a pound donation as we are taking part in 'The Primary Pounds Enterprise Project' , supported by St Aidan's High School. We are raising money for  Craft Aid International. Please take time to have a look at their website to see the fabulous work they do with 'differently abled' people in both Harrogate and Ecuador.

http://www.craftaidinternational.org/

There will be a cake sale after school too!

Easter egg decorating competition

Have a lovely, relaxing Easter holiday! 

Homework needs to be handed in on Friday 3rd May 

Year 4 - maths pages 32-33, Spag pages 40 - 41

Year 5 - maths pages 32-33, Spag pages 28-29

Spellings - continue to practise the year 3/4 or y5/6 list 

 

Cross Country 2019

Ain't no mountain high enough

Ain’t no mountain high enough

If you need me, call me,
No matter where you are,

No matter how far,
Don’t worry, brother.

Just call out my name,
I’ll be there in a hurry,
You don’t have to worry,

’Cos baby there

Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, babe.

Remember the day,
You set me free,

I told you you could
Always count on me.

From that day on,
I made a vow,
I’ll be there when you want me,
Somewhere, somehow.

’Cos baby there 

Ain’t no mountain high enough,
Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, babe,
To keep me from getting to you!
 

Friday 5th April - homework

Year 4 CGP - SPAG - page 46 and 47, Maths - page 30 and 31 (adding and subtracting fractions)

Year 5 CGP - SPAG - page 52 and 53, Maths - page 30 and 31 (adding and subtracting fractions)

 

All children will be tested on the 'Statutory spellings' on Wed, Thurs and Fri next week.

Year 4 will be tested on the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list and Year 5 will be tested on the Year 5/6 spelling list. These lists were handed out at the beginning of the year and again mid-year but I have sent another copy home with them today. 

Please practise these spellings over the next few days. 

This week's spellings to be tested on Friday 5th April: suffix -ly added to words ending in 'y', 'le' and 'ic'

deeply

gladly

 

happily

angrily

sleepily

gently

simply

basically

frantically

magically

 

Homework CGP pages:

Year 4 Spag - p80 -81, Maths - p29

Year 5 Spag - p84-85, Maths p.28

 

The Last Supper with Rev Sheila

🤗 Our new IPads have arrived! Huge thank you to Beck Busters....we love them! 😍

Red Nose Day 2019! 🤡

This week's spellings Friday 8th March - to be tested 15th March 

-sion words - if the root word ends in -d, -de or -se (exclude = exclusion)

 

collision

exclusion

extension

explosion

confusion

infusion

transfusion 

World Book Day!

Today we are celebrating World Book Day. We were asked to bring an object in from our favourite book. Have a look at our objects.....can you guess which book they come from? 

World Book Day - performance poetry 🎬

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The children have been super creative putting together a Fairtrade Logo out of waste plastic. This will be displayed in the foyer of St. Peter's Church, Harrogate, to highlight the plastic problem in our world and the work of Fairtrade.

This week's spellings to be tested on Friday 22nd February:

 

electrician

politician

magician

physician

optician

 

fiction

fraction

direction

attention

 

 

Our class assembly about Africa

A surprise visit from author Sinead O'Hart

Today we had a wonderful, surprise visit from an Irish author,Sinead Hart. She was truly inspirational as she described her childhood and her road to becoming an author. She wanted to cultivate a creative brain; her advice was ABC-always be curious.

'Stories are like seeds; they can lie in darkness inside you for years, just waiting for the right time to sprout.'

Mount Kilimanjaro presentation from Mr Douglas

This morning, we were really fortunate to have Leo and Fearne's dad come in to talk to Herons and Eagles about his experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa. It was really interesting and inspiring listening to his adventures and finding out about the conditions he endured whilst climbing the tallest mountain in Africa. A huge thank you to James for coming in and sharing his photos, stories and Haribo(!) with us. 

SPELLINGS

This week's spellings to be tested on Friday 15th February:

 

antibiotic

anticlimax

anticlockwise

antidote

antifreeze

antiseptic

antisocial 

antivirus

This weeks spellings - to be tested on 8th Feb 2019

NSPCC Number Day Friday 1st February

Gakonga Inspired Artwork

DON'T FORGET IT IS NSPCC NUMBER'S DAY FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 

WEAR DIGITS AND BRING £1 FOR NSPCC IN THE ENVELOPE YOU TOOK HOME LAST WEEK.

SEE NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFO!

Spellings this week Friday 25th January - to be tested Friday 1st February

Homophones 

heel / heal / he'll

knot / not

mail / male

ball / bawl

medal / meddle

seen / scene 

 

Spellings this week...(Friday 18th January to be tested Friday 25th January)

capture

vulture

mixture

picture

nature

moisture

feature

adventure

 

Primary Pounds- our year 5/6 enterprise project.

Today we launched a project to raise funds for Craft Aid. A locally run charity working here and in Equador, with people who are differently abled. Students from St Aidan's, helped us to understand the work of Craft Aid, who would benefit from funds raised and how to effectively plan  a successful fundraising. The students were inspiring and brilliantly prepared. 

We know from reading the Parable of the Talents, that God calls us to actively use our skills and abilities to make a difference in the world; not to be nervous but to have faith that he has given us what we need to achieve more for Him.

So watch this space...our 'primary pounds' will grow to support God's work.

 

Exciting news! Zawadi are coming! Tuesday 29th January.

Our year 5s and year 6s are going to have the opportunity to be involved in an enterprise project, 'Primary Pounds'. This project will be led by students at St Aidan's CE High School who are part of a charitable group, Zawadi.

Zawadi support two projects: Neema Crafts, a craft centre in Tanzania which was set up by a Harrogate couple Andy and Susie Hart, and Craft Aid International. This is a Harrogate based charity run by Susie. Both projects support people who are 'differently abled'.

Please take time to look at the awesome work of these two charities.

https://www.neemacrafts.com/

http://www.craftaidinternational.org/

Dear Parents/Carers

If you would like to support your child/ren in their understanding of spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG), I would like to recommend downloading the  'SPaG Gold' app. They may practise wherever you go- such fun!

It can be bought from the Apple store from £3.99 and is published by Pearson.

SPaG Gold is aimed at year 6 and lower KS3

SPaG Silver-  years 3,4,5

SPaG Bronze KS1

 

Other Apps. are available too! Try the Educational App Store.

Spring Learning Overview 2019- Africa

Our Wonderful W.W. 2 Exhibition

A brilliant 'playlet' expressing the joys and sadnesses of evacuees.

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Our awesome author visit

Today, Edward Traynor whose pen name is Billy Bob Button, delivered a fascinating workshop on how to write a best selling book. He described how the reader is his starting point; that each of his books have 5 sections and that he uses adjectives, verbs and adverbs to give music to his writing.

Amy wanted to know who his idol was- a left handed tennis player! Molly wanted to know which was his first book- Wizards Bookshop. We also learned about his many notebooks in which he keeps lists and drawings of hats, doors and monsters.

Today the Herons and the Eagles joined together in the 'Houses of Parliament' for a debate. They learnt how to share and to listen to each other's views respectfully. They were opportunities to change minds and offer alternative view points.  At the end, the speaker of the house held a democratic vote to come to a conclusion. The children learnt that they will not all end with the same opinions, but need to 'disagree well' and accept the majority outcome.

People’s Book Prize Winner Visits School

The award-winning, bestselling children’s author, Billy Bob Buttons, will be visiting this school on the AFTERNOON of Tuesday 4th December.                        

He is the author of sixteen very popular children’s books including Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop, the bestselling Muffin Monster, Tiffany Sparrow Spook Slayer, The Cool Kids Book Prize winner, WIDE AWAKE, and the UK People’s Book Prize winner and bestseller, I think I Murdered Miss. Last year, this book sold over 40,000 in the UK alone and won the 2014 UK People’s Book Prize.

Every year, he meets with approx. 50,000 primary school children to deliver his popular literacy workshops. Throughout the afternoon, he will be delivering the workshops to the Herons and the Eagles focusing on Planning a Story, Adventure Writing and Characters. 

There are a selection of his books in our library right now!

Year 4 and 5 WW2 Assembly

Coming soon! 19th-23rd November at 3:30pm in the hall.

Year 4 and Year 5 Ripon Rural Carol Concert Lyrics and Backing Tracks - the concert is on Monday 3rd December so please make sure you know all of the words before then. Thank you!

BACKING - O Little Town of Bethlehem.wav

Backing O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL.wma

Backing ONLY A BABE.wma

Backing SILENT NIGHT.wma

Backing WE THREE KINGS.wma

Backing WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS.wma

Video of Signed We Wish you a Merry Christmas.MP4

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Dear Herons and Eagles. We have an exciting opportunity for you to follow your interests and explore our World War Two topic further. See the attached flyer!

Herons and Eagles visit to Eden Camp - We have seen all sorts today to bring our WW2 topic to life; miniature worlds in a light bulb made by a prisoner of war; lampposts which were white but painted black on the first day of the war; the Queen working with the engineers and unexploded bombs.

Science - Today we continued our topic on forces, focussing on air resistance. The children were asked to design and test their own parachutes to investigate the force of air resistance. The children also learned about Galileo’s famous experiment at the Tower of Pisa, and we looked at what this teaches us about air resistance. Finally, the children had lots of fun testing their parachutes outside to find out which parachute fell to the ground the slowest. The children found out that the larger the parachute, the slower the fall.

WW2 spitfires - we had lots of fun making spitfires and then seeing if they would fly outside!

Don’t forget to return your Eden Camp letter! Also, please note that we have changed the date of the visit to Thursday 16th October. This will enable the swimmers to take part in the grand final at Harrogate Hydro on Tuesday 16th October. 

Forces - Today we have been measuring the weight and mass of different objects. We discovered that gravity pulls objects down with a force of approximately 1N for every 100g. So if an object weighed 1kg, gravity will pull it down with a force of 10N.

What we are learning about in the Autumn Term 2018 ...

Herons Parents Information Evening Powerpoint .....for anyone who was unable to attend the meeting

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