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Class 4 is a mixed year 5 and year 6 group. They are currently taught by Melissa Pinfield, the Deputy Headteacher. Mr Hunt works with the class on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons teaching Art, Topic, Science and RE. Mrs Lane works with the class on a Thursday morning teaching the Year 5 maths. They are supported by teaching assistant Heather Thomson.
Information from the teacher
Although PE is timetabled for set days, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at all times as inclement weather can effect our timetabling.
Please feel free to contact me on email@example.comHomework 9th February 2018
1. 19 + 6
2. 15 + 9
3. 13 + 9
4. 21 – 7
5. 21 – 17
6. 21 – 18
7. 200 – 18?
8. What is -8 + 1?
9. What is 50 x 100?
10. What is -7 + 3?
1. 8 x 8
2. 12 x 8
3. 8 x 8
4. 48 divided by 8
5. 480 divided by 8
6. 56 divided by 8
7. 8 – 0.88
8. 0.8 divided by 10
10. Give me a multiple of 8 and 6
1. What is special about 8?
2. 121 x 8
3. 0.8 x 40
4. 80% of 800
5. 7/10 of 8
6. -80 – 13
7. What is 1 – 0.888
8. 808,888 + 800
9. 1/8 + 1/5
10. 1/5- 1/8
Meet the Teacher
Please find all the information from the PowerPoint here. For those people interested in CGP books, you can find the range for KS2 here https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/School/books_ks2. For these people interested in Singapore maths more information can be found here https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/the-maths/what-is-singapore-maths/
Trip to MVV facility
On our trip Jane showed us around the MVV site. See could see 3 days’ worth of rubbish which was quite frightening. We also saw the furnace that burns the waste at 1,000 degrees. It made us think about what happens to our waste once it leaves our bins.
Poems inspired by My Cornish Mate Plays in an Australian Country Band
Dirty blood red, crimson red, Mars red
The sunset glazing off
Over the ruby red rock
The sun shining off
The silver ants’ camera lenses
The aboriginal gods are terrified by what pedestrians have caused
Charles, Taran, Joe and Charlie
Molten red, lava red, crystal red
Uluru rises from the rocky surface reaching for the sky
Little parasites crawl around the rocky cliff
Looking at Uluru from far away
The people look like little pins running across the rock
Little bugs scuttling across the scorching rock
Uluru is always going to be ferocious and offended.
Emily, Ruby, Lee, Blake, Jack
Dirty blood red, crimson bricks glistening
Uluru proudly lights up the sky
Menacing bugs crawl, flies attack the rock
Humans marching one by one up the rock
Adnoartina is having a tantrum
Grace, Chay, Joseph, Georgie, Fin
Like moon rock from Mars
Ants scuttled up its sacred surface
This is Uluru
The gods turn their faces in disgust and disappointment
The beloved temple of wisdom
This is Uluru
It’s like a sunset, red on the ground
The sun turns away jealous from its sacred sunset colour
Tumbleweed crosses it path as dusk comes
This is Uluru
Kasia, Erin O, Skyla, Tamzin and Abi
Ruby red, crimson red, dirty blood red
Ants scuttling to their prehistoric home
The selfish tourists disobey the gods, offended, upset, annoyed
As the sunset rises above the outstanding Uluru
The sun gets jealous of its crimson red colour
Evie, Shannon, Katelin, Josh and Ollie
Volcanic red, passionate red,
Uluru descends from the Heavens
People disrespecting the power of the gods
The gods are betrayed, furious and particularly annoyed
The humans will pay the price….
Erin L, Ruby, Reece, Kaihla
Want some ideas for homework?
Here is another good game for converting units of measurement
Supporting your child with maths
Following the meeting with parents, here are some resources that might help you support your child with maths. Here are the maths targets for Year 5 and Year 6 to give you an idea of what is covered during the year. Here are the expectations for pupils wanting to achieve a level 5 or 6 in maths. Here are the different methods for working out addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions.
Here are some good websites for games
Supporting your child with writing
Technical terms that might help you
Determiner – tells you who much, how many and which one about a noun so it could be words like: two, each, the, an, a every, no
Prepositions – describes a relationship between things in a sentence e.g. over, under, behind or below
Adjectives – describe a noun.
Superlative adjectives – words like largest, most frightening which shows the greatest degree
Comparative adjective – compares one thing to another e.g. larger, more scary
Embedded clause – is a subordinate clause in the middle of a sentence e.g. The trenches, a hell hole of mud and fear, were loathed by the soldiers.
Conjunctions – are words that join sentences or parts of sentences together. You can have subordinating conjunctions such as although, whenever, wherever or co-ordinating conjunctions such as and, but or. Subordinating conjunctions introduce a subordinating clause or phrase which is normally the part of the sentence without a main verb. With the co-ordinating conjunctions the two parts of the sentence have equal weight.
Adverbs – describe a verb and can be adverbs of time, place or manner e.g. yesterday, over here or quietly. An adverb also describes an adjective e.g. the very cold wind
Subordinate clause – a part of a sentence that does not have a main verb and so can not stand on its own e.g. Standing alone, I could see the mortar bombers in the distance.
Simile – compare something to something else using as or like e.g. the fire crackled like tissue paper
Metaphor – compare something to something else without using as or like (try and use the 3 step approach by listing characteristics of an object and then finding something else that has that characteristic e.g. bombs – loud/bright/destructive – think of something bright = sun so the bombs are miniature suns exploding in a fiery blazes
Personification – a type of metaphor where something inanimate is compared to a person or animal e.g. the crowd swarmed through the streets
Supporting your child with spellings
Here are some ideas on how to help with spellings each week.
To conclude their learning about Edward Teach, a real pirate of the Caribbean, Class 4 has made this docudrama. The children wrote the scripts, drew the pictures, created the props and performed the drama scenes; we hope you enjoy it.
Following several weeks of designing and building rocket cars the children finally got to find out how fast they could travel. On Thursday 23rd March 2017 we joined Callington College A Level students and the British Army to fire our rocket cars down a short track between timing gates. Well done to the team who designed the Fire Boss 2000 as they achieved the fastest time of 26.32 metres per second. Click on the rocket car name below to see a video of that car.
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