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Learning in 4/5W 10.05.21 

Hello everyone,

It's hard to believe that it's been 3 weeks already! The children have been doing lots of fabulous learning.

In maths, we've been looking at the relationship between fractions and decimals. In English, children are finishing off their newspapers. We will be moving onto play scripts very soon.

In geography, we have been learning about St Cleer and Chile. As part of this, 4/5W came up with a survey. The children have 2 copies of the survey to ask people in and around St Cleer. Please could children complete this, ready for Thursday (13th). We are also very lucky to have Mr. Warrick in to teach music on Friday afternoons.

Spellings:
Year 4 - autograph, autobiography, automatic, autofocus, autocorrect, autopilot, autorotate, automobile, autonomy, autocue
Year 5 - yesterday, tomorrow, later, immediately, earlier, eventually, recently, previously, finally, lately

Take care,
4/5W team



 


Learning in 4/5W 04.05.21 

Hello 4/5W,

We hope you've had a lovely bank holiday and are feeling well rested and ready for this week!

In maths, we have been learning all about decimals and tenths. In English, we've continued to work on our newspapers. This week we will be inventing our own newspapers.

In DT, we're continuing to make our ponchos. We will be making a test poncho out of paper on Friday 7th May so if the children would like to bring their dolls in again, they can do. This way we can test the measurements.

In P.E. we've finished our basketball and are now going to be learning cricket. We will also continue with our 'Fit Fridays' so please make sure children are coming in their P.E. kits.

Spellings:
Year 4 - antiseptic, anticlockwise, antisocial, antidote, antibiotic, antivenom, anti-ageing, antifreeze, antiperspirant, antigravity
Year 5 - partial, confidential, essential, substantial, torrential, sequential, potential, spatial, martial, influential

Take care,
4/5W Team


 


Learning in 4/5W 26.04.21 

Hello everyone,

It's been wonderful to see children getting into the swing of things.

This week we will be looking more at Chile and where it is in the world compared to Cornwall. We are continuing with our sewing (design and technology) project and will be designing our Chilean style 'chamanto' (poncho) this week. For this, please can children bring in something to model this on. We have dolls at school we can use if this isn't possible. Please see reminders for more information.

In English, we're continuing to learn and write newspapers. This week, we are innovating our newspapers and next week, children will have a go at writing a newspaper independently.

In maths, we're continuing to learn about fractions. We have been looking finding the fraction of a number and also looking at multiplying numbers by whole numbers.

Reminders:
* P.E. - We are continuing to do our P.E. lessons on Wednesdays until the end of the term. This week will be the last week of basketball. Next week (beginning 3rd May), we will be doing cricket. Please can children have trainers for these lessons.
* In DT, we are learning how to sew a doll-sized poncho. Please can children bring in a doll or toy that they would like to measure for this poncho on Tuesday 27th April. Please make sure that the doll's head is no bigger than 10cm. This is ensures we have enough material to make the poncho.

Spellings:
Year 4 - interact, interfere, intercity, international, intermediate, internet, intergalactic, interrupt, intervene, interlude
Year 5 - though, although, dough, doughnut, through, cough, trough, rough, tough, enough

Take care,
4/5W Team


 


Learning in 4/5W 19.04.21 

Welcome to the Summer Term!

It's been a great couple of days back and it's brilliant to see all the children getting back into their learning.

This term we will be studying "St Cleer Village" and "Chile" as part of our Learning Adventure: "Near and Far: What does our World teach us?"

We will be carrying out a lot of Geography, focusing on the human and physical geography of both places. Furthermore, we will be sewing (design and technology) and will make a Chilean style 'chamanto' (poncho). We will hear also listen to music from the country and hope to try out some traditional Chilean dance!

Our English unit is "Writing Newspaper Reports" and in Science lessons, we will be "Living Things and their Habitats" and "Animals. including Humans." These units will fit in very well with our work on Chile. We want to do some growing and planting and hope to make plant pots for every child which can be displayed at the front of the school.

The other two Year 4/5 classes will also be studying South American countries- Brazil and Peru- and we will be making passports so that we can visit each other`s classes to learn more about their country! In Games lessons, we will continue to work on basketball and will move onto cricket as the term goes on.

Reminders/Information:
* Bikeability will take place this Friday for the Year 4 children who were not able to take part during the Lockdown. If helmets and bikes could be brought into school on Thursday, we will keep them in a safe place in the school building overnight.
* Parent Consultations will take place this term, so we will keep you posted with information relating to that as soon as we can.
* We are having a push on telling the time and times tables. It would be very helpful if the children could work on these at home. Please keep reading too!

Spellings:
Year 4 - length strength purpose history different difficult separate suppose therefore knowledge
Year 5 - blacken brighten flatten lengthen mistaken straighten shorten thicken tighten toughen

Thank you for your support. 4/5W Team.


 


Learning in 4/5W 29.03.21 

Just a few more days before the end of term.

The children have been working so hard and deserve a good break. The 4/5W team were also very impressed by the effort that went into presentations over lockdown - well done!!

In this last week, we are hoping to complete our science unit on "Forces." Last week, we carried out a water resistance investigation and this week, we will be learning about air resistance. In maths, we are learning about right, acute and obtuse angles and we have been using protractors to measure angles accurately.There will be no spellings to learn at home this week.

Next term, our Learning Adventure question will be "Near and Far: What can our world teach us?" We will be carrying out a lot of geography and science (planting, growing, plants and animal habitats). We will be out and about in the village making maps and looking at the local geography as well.

We will also be studying Chile. If the children would like to, they can do some research about Chile over the holidays - it would be wonderful to have a country profile, some flags, photos of home made 'empanadas' or something else on display!

If any of you made a plant pot that you would like to put in the front of the school, that would be lovely. Our gardening club's vegetables have started to show some green shoots and we're looking forward to when all the flowers and vegetables start blooming.

Reminders: Year 4 Bikeability for children who have not already done it will take place on Friday 23rd April. Basketball lessons take place on Wednesdays and we have Fit Fridays - children must wear school P.E. kit. Basketball will be carrying on after half term.

Have a wonderful Easter. Thank you for all your support this term.
4/5W Team


 


Learning in 4/5W 22.03.21 

Hello 4/5W,

We have had another fantastic week of learning. The children have been working hard on their "Alice in Wonderland" Diaries and they have made amazing strides with fractions. In French lessons, we have been learning the phrase, "Je peux.." (I can) and a variety of verbs. In Science lessons, we did some experiments investigating water resistance. The children had lots of fun and got a little wet!

We've been very lucky with the weather lately and had a really enjoyable and energetic basketball lesson. We are working on throwing, catching, dribbling, attacking, defending and general skills and confidence. Just a reminder that we have basketball lessons on Wednesdays and children can wear their P.E. kits to school. Fridays are "Fit Friday" so P.E. kit can be worn on this day, too. Children will need trainers for both 

***Year 4s - Jenny Nash will be in school on FRIDAY 23RD APRIL to carry out Bikeability with the children who were not in school during Lockdown, so please start to get your bike ready so that you will be able to participate. ***

Finally, 4/5W's lunchtime gardening club have been busy planting vegetables and flowers around the school. If children in 4/5W would like to create/bring a small plant pot of flowers to be placed outside our classroom, please let Miss Wright know.

Our science next term is linked to plants and growing and we are also going to be looking at the local environment in Geography lessons, so this will tie in nicely with both of these projects. Thank you to all the children, parents, carers and guardians for your continued support. The children are settling back into school and are bringing their enthusiasm and energy to school life! They are a real credit to you all.

There will be no spellings next week (29th March).

***When schools were closed, children in 4/5 were given the option of making a presentation of their choice. If children have made a presentation and would like to share them, please could this be emailed to secretary@stcleerprimary.co.uk before Monday 29th March. Children in 4/5W will be watching the presentations on Monday afternoon. Please put in the subject line: 4/5W Presentation. This will make it easier to find.***

4/5W Team


 


Fabulous Learning in 4/5W 

We have had a really good first two weeks with 4/5W back together at school.

"Alice in Wonderland Dressing Up Day" was great fun and we have enjoyed learning about Lewis Carroll`s classic story and choosing our favourite characters to base our diary writing on.

In maths lessons, we have made huge strides with fractions and we are now working on finding "common denominators", adding fractions and subtracting them. Well done 4/5W! 

Our Science lessons continue to focus on "FORCES" and last week, we learned about Gravity and this week, we have started to think about Water Resistance.

In R.E. we are learning about Hinduism and in art lessons, we continue to work on our silk paintings. The few that are completed look AMAZING!

REMINDERS: Basketball is on Wednesday (children need school P.E. kits for this day or should wear P.E. kits with school colours) and we have FIT FRIDAY so the children need trainers on this day. We are not doing forest school this half term so don't need forest school clothes.

SPELLINGS:
Year 4 - solve, solution, insoluble, dissolve, solvent, sigh, signature, assign, design, signal
Year 5 - amplify, solidify, signify, falsify, glorify, notify, testify, purify, intensify, classify

Take care,
Miss Wright and 4/5W team


 


Spellings 15.03.21 

Year 4: phone, phonics, microphone, telephone, homophone, real, reality, realistic, unreal, realisation

Year 5: criticise, advertise, capitalise, finalise, equalise, fertilise, terrorise, socialise, visualise, vandalise

 


Spellings 08.03.21 

Year 4: circle, decide, medicine, exercise, special, cinema, decimal, accident, city, citizen

Year 5: pollinate, captivate, activate, motivate, communicate, medicate, elasticate, hyphenate, alienate, validate

 


P.E. Times 

Good afternoon everyone,

It's been wonderful to see all the children again and we've had a brilliant day learning about Alice in Wonderland. Below are the times that we'll be having P.E. For this, children need to be in their sport clothes all day.

Wednesday - Basketball
Friday - Fit Friday (general workout)


All the best,
Miss Wright

 


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