CLASS 5P 2019-2020
Welcome to Year 5! The teachers you will be working with this year are Mrs. Powell and Mr. Grimshaw. Our teaching assistants are Mrs. Owens, Miss. Chadbourne and Miss. French.
Homework is given out each Friday and expected to be completed and back in school by the following Wednesday. Spelling tests are every Friday. Please do not spend longer than about 30 minutes on homework unless it is a larger project or a two-week homework!
PE is every Wednesday, so please ensure kits are in school.
Our main topic this term will be The Tudors and Shakespeare. In Science, we will be studying the life cycles of animals and plants, including plant reproduction.
For the first half-term we will be going ice skating every Monday afternoon for 6 consecutive weeks; please don't forget a change of warm clothes! We recommend layers such as long sleeved tops, jumpers, jogging bottoms, hats, gloves and coats. It is better to send too much, than not enough. Ice skating will begin on the very first day back so please be prepared!
On Thursday 27th February, we will be going on our exciting residential trip to Stratford Upon Avon. This trip will include a visit to Shakespeare's birthplace, a walk around Stratford Upon Avon, a visit to the RSC Theatre to watch a production of The Boy in the Dress, a workshop with the RSC specifically tailored to The Merchant of Venice and a night in a local hostel. All meals are provided except for lunch on the first day. Please ensure we have received your permission slips and payment by February half-term. There will be an information evening with more details in January. Date/time TBC.
During the second half of the term the children will have plenty of time to learn all about Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice with the production taking place on Wednesday 1st April during the afternoon and evening (more details to follow).
This term we will be studying Forests and Ancient Greece. In Science we will be looking at Earth & Space and Forces.
Our swimming lessons will take place during the first half term, every Friday morning. Please ensure that children remember their swimming kits, longer hair is tied back and any earrings have been removed at home, in advance.
On Friday 15th November, we will be watching 'The Merchant of Venice' at Bonington Theatre in Arnold. This will cement the start of our Shakespeare journey and support the children with their understanding of the play.
INSET days: Friday 18th October and Friday 22nd November.
Thursday 14th November: Class Assembly, 10.15am.
CLASS 4S 2018-2019
Welcome To 4S
Welcome to 4S, we have made a fantastic start to the year settling in to our new class and routines. This term (Autumn 2) we will be learning about electricity in science, continuing to find out about the Ancient Egyptians and starting our swimming sessions on a Friday. We are looking forward to our trip to Derby Museum on the 21st November - we will share photographs of this on our class page.
We had a fantastic afternoon with Jove's mum learning about sound waves, and hertz watching the sound fountain.
Ancient Egyptian Board Games
The children created their own Ancient Egyptian board game over the holidays. They had a fantastic afternoon playing them with their friends.
Derby Museum Trip
4S had a great time exploring Derby Museum. In the morning we met Aziza the wife of an Egyptian advisor to the Pharaoh. She taught us about her life in Egypt. We also had a go at mummifying one of the class. We made our own Shabti's to go in the pyramid with us. We couldn't believe that we saw a 3000 year old mummy, it was fascinating. In the afternoon we explored all the different rooms and artefacts around the museum!
Chinese New Year
We had some Chinese visitors in 4S. We had a blast learning about the history of China, including numbers and songs. To finish off we created our own brush paintings of Cherry Blossom!
Year 4 were given the opportunity to learn how to play the sport 'Goal Ball' with a professional coach. We had lots of fun and some of us played blindfolded just like players in the Paralympic Games. We had to make sure that we were listening carefully and that we worked together as a team.
Year 4 had a fantastic time on the residential to Castleton. Although the journey was a bit of a bumpy ride we made the most of our time together in the countryside. We got soaking wet on the river walk, made our own candles, studied fossils and crawled through a lead mine. We also panned for gems such as fools gold and blue john and took part in outdoor activities. The food was delicious (especially the breakfast) and we even had time for a movie and some sweet treats! Thank you to all the children who made it a wonderful experience!
CLASS 3H 2017-2018
Votes for All!
Celebrating 100 years of votes for women.
In 3B children produced some lovely creative writing.
YEAR 2 2016-2017
Katie Morag Day
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF!