Summer 1 Recap
What a fun half term we have had. The children have enjoyed learning about the Jolly Postman story. We've been on a Jolly Postman trail, written letters, learnt our address, posted some invitations, done some character hot seating, acted out parts of the story concentrating on characters voices and lots, lots more.
Diamond Class Soundscape May 2016.mp3
Our topic this half term is 'Up Up and Away'.The children will be learning about different types of air transport and learning about forces in science.
We will be going on a trip to watch the aeroplanes at Luton Airport take off and land, and we are planning a trip to Duxford Museum to look at different planes, old and new.
In literacy we are using colourful semantics to help with our sentence structure and we are reading the story- ‘Grandpa’s Great Escape’ by David Walliams.
Have a look on David’s website for more information: www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/book/grandpas-great-escape
In maths we are using Numicon to help us develop our maths skills. So far we have learnt to count, add, subtract, and find out odd and even numbers using numicon.
We’ve also played games such as snakes and ladders, but with a numicon dice. We’ve also had some fun games as lesson starter such as; fill the board, hide and seek and matching pairs.
Happy New Year!!!!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and new year! The children enjoyed telling us all about it!
This half term our topic is Talking Textures where we will investigate different materials and their properties. We will also be making picture frames, learning to sew and weave, creating paintings on canvas, painting using glass paints, printing and making models out of Fimo.
Our cookery also links to different textured foods.
Our literature is The Rainbow Fish - http://www.storylineonline.net/the-rainbow-fish.
In maths we will be learning about money, time and measure.
In Computing we will be learning how to use the internet to research something we like and then putting this information to make a power point presentation.
Another busy half term!
Autumn 2 re-cap
WOW! I can't believe it is nearly Christmas already!
Our literature for this half term is the traditional tale 'The Elves and the Shoemaker', We are going to go on the Golden Shoe trail at Stockwood Discovery Centre!
We are using the tale to learn about writing instructions, learning key words, all about characters, settings and the plot and doing some acting. We also have a shoe shop role play area to enhance their learning.
In cookery we are making soup and bread this half term to develop skills such as preparing vegetables, chopping, peeling, grating and kitchen safety when using knives and the hob.
There are a few fussy eaters in Diamond class but we are pleased that since September they are now having a tiny taste and enjoying making new foods.
Year 5 & 6 year band newsletter
Hello and welcome back to a new term!
This half term our topic is ‘Down in the Jungle’ and our classroom and corridor is already turning into our very own RHS jungle!
In Literacy we will be looking at the story Giraffes can’t dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker- Rees. The children will be working on this story learning about adjectives, verbs and nouns as well as sentence structure and some lovely drama work. Have a look at this lovely animation of the story…
In maths we will be covering all areas and have a look in the back of your child’s home school book to find out which strand we will be covering each week.
We have a new lesson at RHS for this year called ‘Creative arts’ this incorporates aspects of art and crafts, drama, music, role play, singing, dancing and design. In years 5/6 we are putting together a performance based on our individual class animal to show our friends and family at the end of the half term (a letter will follow soon).
We will all be singing and dance to ‘The animal boogie’ so have a practice at home so you can join in too!
Our class animal is Monkeys, here are our lovely drawings and collages of our class monkeys, we’ve also been learning about some monkey facts, did you know…
There are 264 species of Monkey’s.
Some Monkeys live on the ground and some live in trees.
Monkeys eat fruit, insects, flowers, leaves and reptiles.
A group of Monkeys is known as a Tribe.
The Mandrill is the largest type of monkey.
Monkeys have feelings just like humans.
Spider monkeys get their name because of their long arms, legs and tail.
Monkeys groom each other.