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Friday 27th March

Happy Friday!!! We have made it to the end of our first week of school shutdown!!

It's been great that the sun has shone for us - hopefully you have spent lots of time outside (where possible) and you've been finding lots of things to do to keep you busy! I've decided that the best thing to do is to appreciate the simpler things in life and have enjoyed finding different ways to contact my friends and family. I'm also trying to space out the things I am doing with my time and get myself into a new routine, which has definitely helped me feel happier.

   It was great to stand on my doorstep last night and join in with the 'clap for carers' - they are doing such an incredible job! I hope you got to join in as well.

 

 The Top 3 in dojo points are:

1) Amelia

2) Lily

3) Leah

Thank you girls for sending me photos of all the work and activities you have been doing. 

 

I hope you all have a good weekend - whatever you get up to. I will be back here on Monday, but if you want to say hello or have any questions, message me via Class Dojo. If anyone has lost their log in details then email the school - enquiries@barleyclose.org.uk - and I will get them to you.

 

Miss Bsmiley

Thursday 26th March

Morning everyone! Another sunny morning! Hope you all had a good day yesterday - it was lovely to go out for a walk in the sunshine and I saw somebody I used to teach who is all grown up and studying at college now (obviously we stayed 2 metres away from each other!)

   I am in school today with the key worker children - we have lots of things planned, starting with the Joe Wicks workout at 9am! Enjoy your day,

 

Miss Bsmiley

Wednesday 25th March

Hello Giraffes! 

Well wasn't the sunshine lovely yesterday! It was lovely whilst doing my daily exercise, to feel the sun on my back and see lots of trees and plants starting to grow. I also spent a bit of time in my garden, doing some digging, which was very satisfying! Last night I did a quiz with some of my friends, using a video call app which was great fun - I am learning so much about all this modern technology malarkey!

 

   I'm checking TTRS, doodlemaths, MyMaths and class dojo twice a day and am awarding dojos to the people that are logging on. I will share the Top 3 children every couple of days. Thank you to those people who have been sharing work with me via Class Dojo - it really cheers me up! 

So at the end of yesterday, the top 3 placed children were........... 

1) Lily

2) Jorja

3) Amelia

 

Well Done!! It is very close - just 4 points separate them!

 

However, remember you don't need to be doing 6 hours of school work every day - it is important to take time out to be with your families and give yourself a rest. Do as much or as little written work as you feel like doing; these are strange times and we need to be looking after ourselves! 

 

If you have mislaid log in details then message me via Class Dojo or contact the school office and the message will get to me.

 

Have a good day,

Miss B smiley

Tuesday 24th March

Morning lovely Giraffes!

Well the sun is shining as I type this and I think it is going to be a gorgeous day. I hope you are all doing okay and that you are getting used to the new way of life. My top tip for today is to try and take one day at a time - think about what you are going to achieve today and don't worry about tomorrow! 

   The Year 6 class page has been updated (I've even put some Science on there!!!) and make sure you keep an eye on the school youtube channel and facebook page. 

Have a good day,

 

Miss B

Class Dojo

I have reset everyone's dojos and also changed the categories. You can now earn dojos for going on TTRS, Doodle Maths and English, MyMaths and spellings. I will award points and reveal the Top 3 every Friday afternoon. I will be able to check your log in details for all the maths learning and you can share your spelling score with me via class dojo messaging. I would suggest you do your test like we always do on a Friday morning. I wonder who will be in the top three on Friday?!

 Monday 23rd March

Good Morning Giraffes!!

Hope you all had a great weekend and were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine responsibly. I also hope you spoilt your Mums and did every thing you were told!

I'm going to post some information here every day (Monday to Friday), whilst school is closed. This page will be used for messages, information and silliness... There is a'Year 6' page for all your learning tasks. Both Mr Moore and I will be updating that page Monday - Friday. Thanks to those people who have signed up to Classdojo - I have already been messaging some people. The school facebook account is also being updated very regularly and the school youtube channel(Barley Close Primary youtube) is also proving popular with teachers uploading videos covering all sorts of subjects!

 

Today's Top Tip - Get yourself into a routine. Plan to spend some time doing some learning every day. Your home learning pack had several ideas, there are lots of things available on line AND we have several TTRS competitions going (including a Battle of the Bands with Zebra Class). You will be coming back to school at some point and it's important to keep on learning!

 

 Monday Morning Mission

What are the similarities and differences between a badger and a bowl of jelly and ice cream?

 

Have a good day - enjoy the sunshine!! 

  Miss Beard smiley 

 

 

 

A new way of being Giraffe Class.

Well we might not be coming back together as normal on Monday morning, but rest assured we will still be able to keep in touch! This page will be my main way of communicating with you all - I will post a daily message (Monday to Friday), that may include activity ideas, learning tasks or just a silly message. There will also be opportunity to message me using the class dojo app. Children that were in school today (March 20th), will have brought a letter home; children that weren't in school today will have details delivered to their homes in the next couple of days. 

 

   I will be checking TTRS, doodle maths and MyMaths daily and will continue to give out dojos for children who use these sites. I have set up a Battle of the Bands against Zebra Class that starts on Monday and also a new Top of the Rocks competition against local schools, that also starts on Monday. 

 

All children will have come home with their learning packs, which should keep them busy for the next couple of weeks. There are extra exercise books available in Lemur building for collection if anyone runs out. The Home Learning (click on the children tab) section of the school website also has further ideas. 

 

The school phones will continue to be manned for the next two weeks and if you have any questions, please get in touch. 

 

Have a good weekend and I'll be back here on Monday.,

 

Miss Beard

   

Welcome to Giraffe Class 2019-20!

 

I am really excited about being in Year 6 again! We certainly have to work hard, but we also enjoy our final year at Barley Close and most importantly have lots of fun! As well as myself, we also have Mrs Harris, Mrs Baker-Haynes, Mrs Spindler and Miss Thorpe working with us. I will update this page regularly with what we have been doing in class, as well as putting important information on here about trips, PE and swimming. If you do have any questions, please feel free to come and chat to me before or after school - if I can't answer your question straight away, I will always get back to you with the necessary info!

 

Miss Beard

 

PE

In Term 4, we have PE on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Children will need to wear their PE kit to school. This consists of black/navy jogging bottoms, leggings or shorts; a white or blue t-shirt and their school jumper. Barley Close t-shirts and hoodies can also be worn on these days. None of their PE kit should be branded (Adidas, Nike etc).  Long hair will need to be tied back and earrings will need to be removed or covered up. 

 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Every child will have a spelling book and the spellings will also be put on this page.

 

 Reading

 Although children no longer need to read 'to' an adult, they need to collect at least 3 signatures a week, to say that an adult has seen them reading at home. Reading records are checked every Friday.

 

TTRS

All children have an account for Times Table Rockstars and have their log in details in their reading records. They are encouraged to play at least 3 times a week! 

 

20.3.20

Well it sure has been a strange week, but we have still been very busy in Giraffe Class! 

In English, we wrote narratives that showed different atmospheres - the work produced was truly incredible and I was definitely transported back to 1940s Devon. In Maths, we were revising our knowledge of area, perimeter and volume and in Science, we showed off what we had learnt about blood and the heart by producing posters and presenting them to the class. Our PE lesson was a whole class game of Kabaddi (where everyone displayed very high levels of sportsmanship) and we also managed to fit in a class reward!

American Football

American Football 1
American Football 2

13.3.20

Yet ANOTHER amazing week!! In English, we have been looking at creating atmosphere in our narratives and in Maths we have been revising our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages. Our Topic lesson involved writing a letter in character: the children were soldiers who were fighting in the Second World War. In Science, we learnt how the heart works - and some children were thoroughly disgusted by seeing a video of a heart pumping blood around the body!! 

   Well done to Pupils of the Week, Caitlyn and Liam and to Times Table Rock legend, Leo.

 

Also, a thank you to Leo, Dan W and Thomas who organised a cake sale to raise money for charity. I'm not sure how much was raised in total yet, but it was a very successful venture! 

 

   Next week in English, we will be writing our own narratives focusing on atmosphere and in Maths, we will be revising our knowledge of area, perimeter and volume. We will continue to learn about the Second World War in Topic and our bodies in Science. 

Spellings to be tested on Friday 20th March

heard

herd

brake

break

peace

piece

scene

seen

morning

mourning

6.3.20

The week has flown by! We have written non-chronological reports about the Second World War, made our brains hurt with a week of Algebra, learnt about life as a soldier in the Second World War AND looked fabulous when we all wore onesie's and pjs for World Book Day! 

 

Congratulations to Pupils of the Week, Corey and Thomas and Times Table Rock Legend, Akili.

 

Next week, we will starting a unit on narrative (focusing on setting, character and atmosphere) in English. Our Maths work will be based around fractions, decimals and percentages and in Science, we will be learning how the heart works. Our Topic lesson will involve us taking on the character of a soldier in World War 2, to write a letter home. 

 

On Monday, we will be taking part in a Road Safety Workshop and on Friday, we are having an American Football lesson!! As Friday is Sport Relief, children will be able to come dressed as their sporting hero - remember, there are other sports out there, besides football!  

Spellings to be tested Friday 13th March

whether

weather

through

threw

aloud

allowed

farther

further

who's

whose

Buddy Reading with Alligators on Book Day!

28.2.20

We have had a great first week of Term 4 in Giraffe Class! In English we have been looking at non-chronological reports about the Second World War; in Maths we have been looking at ratio and fractions, decimals and percentages and in Science, we learnt how blood gets pumped around our bodies. In Topic, we created a leaflet that showed what we had learnt about rationing and in PE, we had very competitive games of kabaddi and dodgeball.

  We have also been talking a lot about saying positive things to each other and it has been great to see how proud the children are of each other, when they achieve something or when they persevere with their learning. 

        Well done to Pupils of the Week, Olivia and Corey and Times Table Rock Legend, Lily.

 

  Next week, in English, we will be writing our non-chronological reports about the Second World War, in Maths we will be getting to grips with Algebra and in Science, we will be learning about how the heart works. In Topic, we will continue our learning about World War 2.

 

  A reminder that children can wear their onesie or pyjamas to school on Thursday 5th March, for World Book Day (and bring in their favourite bedtime story) and the parent's evening sheets are also available in class for you to sign up for an appointment. 

Spellings to be tested Friday 6th March

desert

dessert

stationary

stationery

complement

compliment

principle

principal

profit

prophet

14.2.20

Another amazing week in Giraffe Class! In English we have written letters to Australian authors Gary Crew and Shaun Tan (the best ones will be written up neatly and then posted off to Oz) ; in Maths, we have been looking at symmetry and circles; in Topic we learnt about rationing (and enjoyed eating spam hash) and in PE, we had a great game of dodgeball and enjoyed going on the large apparatus! We have definitely earned our week off! 

    It was great to be awarded the biscuits for getting the highest % of reading completed last week and we are keeping our fingers crossed that our score this week will see us starting Term 4 on a reading high! 

   Well done to Learning Gem Legend, Corey and Pupil of the Term, Dan. It was very hard to just choose one person! 

 

 We return to school on February 24th. Our English unit will be based around a new book that we have been reading called 'Letters from the Lighthouse' and in Maths, we will be revisiting our understanding of ratio and fractions, decimals and percentages. Our Topic will continue to be the Second World War. 

7.2.20

The children have been amazing AGAIN this week - it has been test week and they have really impressed me with the positive way they have approached the tests and they have all surprised themselves with just how much they know! 

   But it hasn't just been about tests - in English, we have started to look at formal letters and the language that we need to use in them. Our Maths lessons centred around angles and in Computing, we talked a lot about the importance of using kind words when talking to people on social media. Everyone had great fun in our gym lesson on Tuesday and there was great team work on show when we played some games of Kabaddi. 

   Well done to Pupils of the Week, Seren and Steven and to Times Table Rock Legend, Tyler. 

 

   Next week, we will be writing letters to the authors of our current English text 'The Viewer' and in Maths, we will be looking at co-ordinates and symmetry. Our Topic lesson will be about food rationing during the Second World War and in Computing, we will be designing a poster to display around school that shows everyone how to be safe online. 

Spellings to be tested Friday 14th February

liberty

soldier

Germany

Hurricane

surrender

rationing

invasion

alliance

evacuation

Europe

31.1.20

I am so lucky - I have had a great week with your fabulous children! They have written great narratives from several perspectives; learnt about area, perimeter and volume in Maths; started writing scripts for a video clip about life cycles AND discovered a new Maths website they can access called 'Doodle Maths'. They all have log in details for this and it can be accessed at home. 

 

    Next week is test week - we will be sitting past KS2 test papers, as we did in Term 1 and 2 - I know everyone is going to be amazing and try their very best. They are learning new things every week and it really is a pleasure to see them growing in confidence - and having fun whilst they are learning! We  will also be looking at writing formal letters in English and revisiting our understanding of shape and angles in Maths. We will continue our work on Living Things in Science and in Computing we will be looking at esafety - more specifically how our actions can impact on the happiness of other people. 

Spellings to be tested Friday 7th February

accompany

attacked

identity

hindrance

exaggerate

cemetery

communicate

especially

convenience

existence

World Book Day

Thursday 5th March

“Bring Back the Bedtime Story”

To celebrate World Book Day we are asking all children to come to school dressed in their PJ’s or Onesie and bring a favourite book or story to share. During the day classes will be taking part in Buddy Reading activities to share the idea of reading stories together, especially at bedtime.

24.1.20

Well Done to Pupils of the Week, Steven and Akili and Times Table Rock Legend, Anika.

24.1.20

The children of Giraffe Class are completely amazing and I have had a fabulous week with them! They have been working really hard in English, learning how to use dialogue to convey character and move the action along and we have also been getting to grips with what 'standard English' is. In Maths, we have been converting metric measurements and also converting between miles and kilometres. Our Topic work involved researching life as an evacuee during World War 2 and in Science our focus was life cycles. Everyone seemed to enjoy gym in PE on Tuesday and there were some evidence of some very flexible people! 

    Next week in English, we will be writing narratives based on 'The Viewer' and in Maths, we will be revising our knowledge of area, perimeter and volume. We will also be continuing our work on World war 2 and Living Things.

Spellings to be tested Friday 31st January

racial

facial

partial

essential

torrential

commercial

financial

substantial

confidential

influential

17.01.20

Well it has been an incredible week in Giraffe Class this week, everybody has been working SO hard and showing each other lots of respect - it has been amazing to see just how hard everyone has been working and how supportive they are towards their classmates. In English, we wrote narratives, focusing on dialogue and in Maths we were learning new skills (how to read pie charts and work out the mean) and revising old ones (calculating with fractions, decimals and percentages. Our Topic work involved learning more of the basic facts about the Second World War and in Science, we learnt about the work of Jane Goodall. 

  Congratulations to Pupils of the Week, Amelia and Leah and Times Table Rock Legend Mckenzi.

    Next week in English, we will be continuing to think about how we use dialogue in narratives and in Maths, we will be looking at converting measurements. Our Topic work will involve learning about evacuation during the Second World War and in Science, we will be learning about the life cycles of animals. 

Spellings to be tested on Friday 24th January

equipped

apparent

rhythm

ancient

rhyme

physical

profession

programme

restaurant

secretary

10.01.2020

Happy New Year! The children have started 2020 in such a positive way! They were all really pleased to see their friends and catch up with their holiday news and it was great to see everyone. We have had a busy week... In English, we have started looking at 'The Viewer' , a picture book written by Gary Crew, which tells the tale of a curious boy called Tristan and what happens to him when he finds an old-fashioned toy in a junkyard. Our Maths work involved long division (which hurt our heads, but also made us feel amazing when we got to grips with it) and dividing fractions. In Topic, we started learning about the Second World War and in Science, we were learning about mammals. 

 

   We have also been rewarding people that are demonstrating the four learning gems (diamond, sapphire, emerald and ruby) and the children have been really enjoying praising their friends. We have introduced a recognition board in class, to show off just how amazing we all are - ask your child if they have made it onto it yet. 

 

  Well done to Pupils of the Week, Jorja and Tyler

 

Next week in English, we will writing our own version of 'The Viewer' and in Maths we will be looking at pie charts and fractions, decimals and percentages. We will continue to learn about the Second World War in Topic and in Science, we will continue to learn about Living Things. 

Spellings to be tested on Friday 17th January

cough

enough

brought

dough

ought

thorough

drought

sought

bough

bought

Wishing all of the Giraffes and their families, a fabulous Christmas and New Year!! Enjoy the break and see you all on Tuesday 7th January 2020!!

13.12.19

We have had great fun in English this week, preparing to write our explanation texts about Christmas. Mr Moore has been sharing his thoughts about what Santa gets up to when he isn't delivering presents and we have come up with all sorts of theories about how he knows who to put on the naughty list! In Maths, we have been reminding ourselves about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and how to draw them accurately. Our Topic lesson was about the abolition of slavery and the children had great fun making clay tiles about slavery. 

  Well done to Thomas and Liam, our Pupils of the Week. 

 

   Next week, we will be busy getting ready for Christmas - we have Christmas Cards to make; an explanation text about Santa to write; the KS1 Christmas Show to watch; a Christmas film to watch  and we are looking forward to inviting you in on Thursday 19th December at 2pm to help the children make their calendars for 2020! 

 

    

NO SPELLINGS THIS WEEK - We're having a week off!!

 

6.12.19

Well the Christmas tree and fairy lights are up in the classroom and the countdown has begun! In English, we have started looking at explanation texts - we have learnt about grumpy teachers, earthquakes and Santa Claus this week! In Maths, we have been improving our understanding of decimals and in Science, we have been making circuits and learning the associated vocabulary. 

 PE lessons have seen the children braving the cold to play netball and rugby. 

       Next week in English, we will be writing an explanation text about Christmas. In Maths, we will be looking at Shape. We will be getting creative in our Art lesson, when we get the clay out and in Topic, we will be learning about the abolition of slavery. 

 

   A reminder that Christmas dinner day is Wednesday 11th December and Christmas jumper day is Friday 13th December. 

Spellings to be tested on Friday 13th December

achieve

muscle

yacht

system

sincere

accommodate

temperature

signature

pronunciation

hindrance

29.11.19

Well what a fabulous performance the children gave in our class assembly! They worked very hard to learn their words and lots of teachers came up to me afterwards to say how brilliant they thought the children were. Well Done Giraffe Class!!! 

   As well as rehearsing for the assembly, we have also been busy sitting our second round of mock KS2 tests. The children have put a lot of effort into trying their absolute best during all of the tests and they should all feel very proud of themselves! In English, we also wrote fabulous poems about the Slave Trade and in Maths, we learnt about dividing fractions. 

    Massive thanks to Mr Moore for providing today's Food Friday - everyone got some cooked halloumi  and a choice of dips to try! It was very popular and it was great to see so many children trying halloumi even though they didn't think they would like it - and then coming back for seconds!!

 

Well done Pupils of the Week, Mckenzi and Steven and Times Table Rock Legend Leah.

 

Next week in English, we begin learning about explanation texts and in Maths, we are looking at decimals and fractions. Our Science lessons will concentrate on electrical circuits and in Art, we will be using clay to make a tile that represents slavery. 

Spellings to be tested Friday 6th December

equip

interrupt

variety

stomach

relevant

definite

environment

immediate

necessary

sincerely

 

Sorry - I made a mistake with the date of our class assembly. It's Thursday the 28th November - not the 27th.

22.11.19

This week has gone very quickly and we have packed A LOT in!! In English, we have been looking at poems; talking about metaphors, similes and personification and also writing our own poems about slavery. Our Maths lessons have centred around percentages and the children have become very confident at using them. They braved the muddy field to play tag rugby in PE and we have also started preparing for our class assembly which is on November 27th.

   Well Done to Pupils of the Week, Erianna and Anika and Times Table Rock Legend was also Erianna.

   Next week, in English we will be writing poems about slavery and in Maths we will be dividing fractions. Much of our English and Maths lesson time will be taken up with our second round of mock-KS2 tests. We will also be busy practising our class assembly - the children are already looking forward to performing it! 

Spellings to be tested Friday 29th November

vicious

precious

delicious

cautious

ambitious

suspicious

conscious

malicious

infectious

fictitious

 

15.11.19

What a fabulous week! Everyone has worked really hard in English, writing diary entries about life as a slave. In Maths, we recapped our understanding of multiplication and divide and in Topic, we learnt about slave auctions. We braved the cold and rain in both of our PE lessons and everyone fully embraced the wintery weather!!

     Our cinema trip was a complete success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the film - they were a real credit to the school and their families with the way they behaved.

 

Well done to Pupils of the Week, Lola and Caitlyn. 

 

Next week, we will be looking at poetry in English, percentages in Maths and the abolition of slavery in Topic. Our class reward on Tuesday afternoon will be a muddy sports afternoon - please make sure your child has old, warm clothes to wear and shoes that are okay to get muddy! 

Spellings to be tested Friday 22nd November

forty

occur

vehicle

vegetable

develop

amateur

available

individual

lightning

opportunity

8.11.19

Well I think the holiday certainly recharged everyone's batteries, as we have had a fabulous week in Giraffe Class! In English, we have started reading stories about the experiences the slaves endured, in preparation for writing a diary entry as a slave. Our Maths work centred around reflecting and translating shapes and place value. In Science, we started our Electricity topic by understanding that not everyone in the world has access to electricity and in Topic, we learnt what life was like on board a slave ship. 

   Well done to Pupils of the Week, Corey and Olivia and TTRS Rock Legend, Amelia

 

   Next week in English, we will write a diary entry and in Maths, we will be looking at calculations and problem solving. Our Topic will be about the slave auctions. Our trip to the cinema on Friday will be a great way to end the week (especially as we will be dressed up for Children in Need) and I'm definitely looking forward to it! 

Spellings to be tested 15.11.19

according 

average

recommend

symbol

excellent

community

guarantee

neighbour

sacrifice

soldier

28.10.19

Stop the clock - Term 1 is complete!! We have had lots of fun and also learnt lots - bring on the rest of the year!!

 

 We finished the term in style, being victorious in the Netball tournament that we played against Zebra Class and also wrote great balanced arguments in English.

 

Congratulations to Pupil of the Term, Luis and Times Table Rock Legend, Jorja.

 

Have a great holiday everyone and see you for Term 2 on Monday 4th November!

18.10.19

First test week of Year 6 completed! All the children have worked very hard this week at completing our first set of mock KS2 tests and should be feeling very proud of themselves! They have learnt a lot about what 'sitting the test' looks like and many of them have been surprised with the scores they have achieved! 

    In Art, the children drew abstract self-portraits and in PE, we had a great game of netball.

 

   Well done to Pupils of the Week, Lily and Leo and also Times Table Rock Legend, Luis

 

 In the last week of Term 1, we will be looking at Geometry in Maths and writing our balanced argument in English. Our PE lessons will see us take on Zebra Class in a netball tournament and we will also be watching the film version of our English book 'Holes'. 

Spellings to be tested Thursday 24th October

suggest

shoulder

familiar

recognise

thorough

nuisance

awkward

disastrous

equipment

language

11.10.19

Well the weather has certainly turned autumnal, but we are staying sunny in Giraffe Class!! We became independent scientists in our Science lesson this week and planned and carried out our own investigations about shadows. In English, we started a new unit - we will be writing a balanced argument about whether juvenile working camps should be allowed to be used as a form of punishment. Our Maths work centred around those infamous Fractions - and thankfully, most people were feeling a lot more confident by the end of the week. We also started our unit looking at abstract art, which raised lots of discussion about what could be seen in the paintings we were looking at. 

 

   Well done to Times Table Rock Legend, Caitlyn and also Pupils of the Week, Jorja and Dan W.

 

   Next week, sees the first practise KS2 tests of Year 6. We use real past papers, so that by the time the 'real ones' come around in May, the children know exactly what to expect. We take time to talk through what they can and can't do during the test and how much help we are allowed to give them when it comes to reading questions. We also fit in extra play times during test week, to make sure we are giving our brains time to relax as well! It is also chance for us to see where the gaps in learning are, so that we can plan our lessons accordingly. 

    Our English lessons will continue to be based around the argument text and in Maths, we will be looking at multiplying and dividing. 

Spellings to be tested Friday 18th October

precious

delicious

atrocious

suspicious

spacious

ambitious

infectious

cautious

nutritious

conscientious

4.10.19

We have had another great week in Giraffe Class!

In English, the children worked really hard on their stories linked to our book 'Holes' and used lots of ambitious vocabulary in them. Our Maths work centred around finding the area and perimeter of rectangles and also converting measurements. In Topic, we talked about the important role Bristol played in the Slave Trade and our Science lesson saw us writing instructions on how to make a camera from a Pringles tube! 

    Well done to Pupils of the Week, Grace and Dan M and our Times Table Rock Legend was Olivia.

    Next week in English, we begin a new unit - writing a balanced argument and in Maths we will be looking at Fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be beginning our Abstract Art unit in Maths and in Science, we will be looking at shadows. 

 

Spellings to be tested on Friday 11th October

refer

prefer

transfer

referred

preferred

transferred

transferring

referral

preference

reference

27.9.19

We are halfway through the term! 

It has been another great week - in English, we started a new unit, where we end up writing a story about Stanley's unlucky great-grandfather and his adventures on a mountain! In Maths, we have been reminding ourselves about the four different calculation strategies; in Topic we found out about the triangular route of the slave trade and in Science, we began to make pinhole cameras out of Pringles tubes. Everyone seemed to enjoy the Lifeskills trip and lots of important information was learnt. 

 

 Well done to Pupils of the Week, Seren and Ryan and also our Times Table Rock Legend - Seren again!

 

   Next week in English, we will be writing our stories; in Maths, we will be looking at measures (area, perimeter and converting measures) and in Topic, we will be starting to look at Bristol's role in the slave trade.

Spellings to be tested 4th October

horrible

terrible

possible

edible

sensible

adorable

forgivable

valuable

identifiable

disposable 

20.9.19

Well the sun has been shining and it has been another fabulous week in Giraffe Class! We have been writing about Yellow Spotted Lizards in English and on Wednesday, we had a very special guest when Mrs Spindler brought Custard the Leopard Gecko into class. In Maths, we have been rounding numbers and also using negative numbers in real life situations, which led to some interesting discussions about going overdrawn at the bank! Our Topic lesson was about how the transatlantic slave trade began and in Science we learnt about how our eyes work. 

 

   Well done to Times Table Rock Legend, Anika.

 

Next week, we start a new English unit, which will centre around a narrative about our book 'Holes' and in Maths, we will be looking at Calculations. Our Topic work will involve learning about the Triangular routes of the slave trade and we will be making cameras in Science. I'm sure everyone will have a great time at Lifeskills on Thursday - please make sure you have returned permission slips and money, if you haven't already. 

Spellings to be tested Friday 27th September

bargain

persuade

embarrass

criticise

correspond

appreciate

committee

government

parliament

conscience

13.9.19

First full week completed! We have been busy - in English, we have been improving our understanding of embedded clauses and learning about yellow-spotted lizards and geckos. Our Maths work centred all around number and place value and in Topic we were very enthusiastic about using maps to locate countries around the world.

    Swimming on Thursday was great fun and our diamond cricket skills showed great improvement in PE. Our first lot of spellings were given out on Friday and are displayed below. Children should also be reading 3 times a week and practising their maths skills on Timestable Rockstars and Mymaths. (Their mymaths log in details will be sent home on Monday. 

 

  Thanks to everyone who has sent in money for our lifeskills trip and the YR6 camp deposits. 

 

Well done to Pupils of the Week, Luis and Grace and our Times Table Rock Legend, Lola.

 

  Next week, we will be writing a non-chronological report about a yellow-spotted lizard in English and in Maths we will be looking at rounding numbers and negative numbers. We will start learning about the slave trade in Topic and in Science we will be learning how our eyes work. 

Spellings to be tested: Friday 20th September

bruise

occupy

queue

desperate

harass

identity

aggressive

controversy

determined

foreign

6.9.19

Well, I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week of Term 1 and I hope the children have as well! We have had a great week getting to know each other and also fitted in some English and Maths lessons as well! Next week we will be starting our English work based around the book 'Holes' and in Maths we will be looking at place value. We start our Topic on Slavery and we will also have our first PE and swimming lessons of the term!

 

Have a great weekend!


  • 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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