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Term 4 (Feb - Apr)

Updated: 25.03.20

 

Hello Lovely Lions,

 

I hope you are all doing well and are working through your home learning packs/ activities.

 

Just to let you know, all new home learning activities as well as any new updates that I post (whilst school is closed) will now be found under the 'home learning' icon on the main Lion class homepage.

 

Thank you :) 

 

Stay safe and take care,

 

Mr Filer

Update: 17.03.20

Dear parents/carers,

 

As many children are now self-isolating, I will be updating the class webpage frequently with some home learning activities/ projects that your child can do/access from home - please see the attachment below for the first home learning project linked to our current topic.

 

In addition to these activities/projects, please do continue with Times Tables Rock Stars, My Maths, home reading and weekly spelling practise. If your child has left their spelling books in school then the list of weekly spellings are just below this post. Another activity your child could do with the weekly spellings is to put these words into sentences and look up their definitions using an online dictionary or paperback one.

 

If your child has lost any of their log in details for Times Tables Rock Stars or My Maths please do email me at: mitchell.filer1@barleyclose.org.uk and I will reply as soon as possible with your child's log in details.

 

The school has also been able to sign up with another online learning platform: Doodle English and Doodle Maths. I will be setting everybody up with an account this this evening (17th March). Again please do email me (using the above email address) so I can get those details to you ASAP.

 

Mostly importantly please do STAY SAFE!

 

Please take great care of yourselves and we hope to see your child back in Lion class soon - it is very quiet!!

 

Mr Filer and Mrs Selway

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Project 1

Spellings to be tested on 20/03/20

Key dates for Term 4

Monday 24th February 2020

Term 4 begins

 

Basketball Workshop AM

 

Please send your children to school in their PE kits.

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Botic Disco 4pm – 5.30pm

(you will get a text if your place is successful)

Thursday 5th March 2020

World Book Day

 

Children are welcomed to come to school wearing their PJ’s or Onesie and are able to bring in their favourite book to share.

Tuesday 10th March 2020/

Thursday 12th March 2020

Parents’ Evenings (3:30pm – 6:30pm)

Friday 13th March

Sports Relief

 

Please donate £1

Monday 16th March 2020

Class Photos

 

SAQ Festival

More information to follow.

Monday 23rd March

Test Week

 

(Spelling, Grammar, Reading, Arithmetic, Math Reasoning, Phonics)

Wednesday 25th March

Cricket Coaching Session AM

 

Please send your children to school in their PE kits.

Friday 3rd April 2020

Pupil of the Term Assembly – 2:45pm

 

End of Term

 

 

Week ending: 06.03.20

What a lovely week we have had. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their favourite books with one another, Rhino class and Meerkat class as apart of World Book Day. We even had biscuits to share!

 

Celebrations

Congratulations to:

 

Pupil of the Week - Harley

 

Local Walk

Next Tuesday afternoon we will be going on a local walk to study the geography of our school, its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment. This walk will also enable us to complete an aerial map of our neighbourhood. Please ensure that your child brings to school appropriate clothing to partake in this walk.

 

Parents’ Evening

Parents’ evening will take place next Tuesday (10th March) and Thursday (12th March). The sign-up sheet is in the window if you need to check your appointment time. If these dates are not convenient for you, please do let me know so I can arrange to meet with you at an alternative time.

 

Next week’s learning

In English, we will be reading 'The Tiny Seed'. To begin this unit of work, we will use drama and role play to re-enact the sequence of events. Next, we will focus on our grammar skill (for this unit), different sentence types (command, question, statement and exclamation). The children will then write an introduction for an explanation text based on the life cycle of a seed. After that, we will look at 'What a Good One Looks Like' (WAGOLL) Seed Life Cycle Explanation text. We will also look at the features of an explanation text and discuss the key scientific vocabulary.

 

In maths, our unit for next week is money. We will begin the week by combining amounts to make a particular value.  Next, we will find different combinations of coins that equal the same amounts of money. For example, 45p can be made by using 4 x 10p coins and 1 x 5p coin or 2 x 20p coins, 1 x 1p and 2 x 2p coins. Towards the end of the week we will begin to solve simple problems involving the addition and subtraction of money of the same unit, including giving change.

 

In topic, we will be using an aerial map and key to label the different human and physical geographical features from our local area.

 

As always, please do come and talk to me if you have any questions about anything listed above or if you have any concerns about your child. I am always happy to help and will support you and your child in any way possible.

 

We hope you have a restful weekend,

 

Mr Filer and Mrs Selway

World Book Day

Spellings to be tested on 13/03/20

Week ending 28th February 2020

 

We had a very busy start to the term, with a variety of events happening this week including a Basketball workshop with Alex from CSET, a musical assembly with Leigh from Rockademy, cooking pancakes and using BeeBots to configure algorithms.

 

Next week we will continue our topic of It's a Small World as we begin to look into the geographical features of our local area, as well as continuing our letter writing to the Secret Giant in English, and revisiting multiplication and division in Maths. It's another busy week as lots of other really fun events are happening to!

 

Wednesday 4th March - Botic Disco 4-5.30pm - this event is FREE but you MUST give us your signed consent for your child to be able to attend.

 

Thursday 5th March - World Book Day - children to wear onesies or PJs and bring in their favourite book to share.

 

Please remember to sign up for Parents Evening meetings - either Tuesday 10th March or Thursday 12th March. If you would prefer a different time or date, please speak with me and we can arrange something together.

 

Enjoy your weekend,

Mr Filer and Mrs Selway

Welcome back Lions! I hope you all had a lovely half term break and are looking forward to our fourth term together. There are already so many fun things planned for this term.

As always, please keep an eye out on here, the school newsletter and the Lion class parents’ noticeboard for updates and information about all of the events taking place this term.

 

Basketball Workshop -Monday 24th February

Please can send your child to school in their PE kits for a Basketball workshop on the first day back.

Thank you J

 

World Book Day -Thursday 5th March

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March.  

Your child can come to school dressed in their pyjamas or onesie and are able to bring in their favourite book to share.

 

Parents’ Evening

Parents’ evening will take place on Tuesday 10th March and Thursday 12th March. Sign-up sheets will be put on the classroom windows at some point during the first week back . If these dates are not convenient for you, please do let me know so I can arrange to meet with you at an alternative time.

 

 

Next week’s learning

In English, we will be reading, 'Grandad's Secret Garden'. To begin this unit of work, we will discuss the order of events and make a list of all of the Giant's good deeds. Next, we will focus on our grammar/spelling skill (for this unit), apostrophes for contractions. The children will then write a short thank you paragraph to a friend applying our grammar/spelling skill. Then, we will look at 'What a Good One Looks Like' (WAGOLL) letter to the Giant from the town, thanking him for all of the good deeds he has done. We will also remind ourselves of the features of a letter and magpie the key vocabulary.

 

In maths, our units for next week are shape and fractions. We will begin the week by look at symmetrical and asymmetric shapes. Next, we will explore the properties of 3D shapes. Then, we will move on to finding fractions of shapes and quantities.

 

Our topic for this term is ‘It's a Small World'. Over the course of the next 6 weeks, we will be learning about the UK, our local area and it's surroundings. We will going on a local walk and will be identifying different geographical features from our local surroundings. We will also be using the beebots to help us navigate our way around a fictional city and to record our own algorithms. Towards the end of the term, we will be getting creative and will be designing and making our very own Easter Eggs.   

 

As always, we have so many different learning opportunities to look forward to this term that we can't wait to get started!  

 

Mr Filer and Mrs Selway

 

Spellings to be tested on 28/02/20


  • Barley Close Community Primary School
  • Barley Close, Mangotsfield, Bristol
  • United Kingdom, BS16 9DL
  • Tel: 01454 867090
  • Email: enquiries@barleyclose.org.uk
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