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Week Ending Friday 20th October 2017:

 

The final week of this half term has been a very hard working one indeed! The children have completed two Maths Tests (One Arithmetic and one Reasoning), a Grammar test and a Reading Comprehension test. I want to praise the children for how well they have behaved throughout these tests, showing that they understand how important they are to their learning. They have all worked their socks off so I want to praise them for this also.

 

It's not all been tests though, with some great work in P.E, Swimming and Science. We have all taken part in a Science investigation, where we looked into how craters are formed on the moon. We have done this by looking at different sized meteors and asteroids (different sized/weighted balls) and how much impact they would have if they crashed into the moon (flour and cocoa powder). It was a fantastic experiment, looking into the depth and width of the craters formed (as well as being a really fun, messy experiment - apologies for the flour on the uniform angel smiley) Please have a look at the photo section of our class page!

 

It's been a fantastic half term and I have thoroughly enjoyed it! The children have worked so hard and have earned a good rest over the holiday. Have lots of fun and come back fully refreshed and ready to go after your break!

Week Ending Friday 13th October 2017:

 

We have had a super week and have been working really hard on all subject areas. 

 

We have been doing some skills tests in swimming, with a number of successful results. Well done to everyone as we are all making excellent progress!

 

Within our English lessons, we have written our own Quest stories; planning mail, drafting , editing and then writing up in our best handwriting. I am very much looking forward to reading these!

 

I want to thank you all for attending parents evening this week. It was great to meet everyone and I know that there were many positive conversations about the progress of your children. They really are working so hard and are making good progress because of the hard graft that they are putting in! Keep up the fantastic work everyone!

Week Ending Friday 6th October 2017:

 

This week, we have been really working hard to use our new grammar (Modal verbs, relative clauses, relative pronouns and parenthesis) in all of our written work. We have even begun to use them in Science, whilst producing a non-fiction piece of work on the planets within our solar system!

 

We have been working our socks off on fractions, decimals and percentages in Maths and I would say that we are 80% of the way there to grasping it fully. (Or should I say 0.80 or 0.8 or 80/100 or 8/10) cheeky We will be carrying on with fractions, as there are many more fun things to discover!

 

We have also done some cross country running in P.E. to improve both our fitness and stamina levels and ALL the children really impressed me with their attitude and energy within the lesson!

 

Towards the end of the week, we celebrated Green Day and Harvest Festival. You and the children were very generous with the donations for our Harvest Box and it was over-flowing in the hall, so a massive Thank You from me! no There are some more pictures up of our fantastic work on Respecting the Environment and Rainforests, so please have a look!

 

I have sent out letters for the Dunfield Trip. Please bring in the replies if your child is interested in going. It doesn't guarantee them a space but it does give us an idea of how many children may want to go. It really is good fun (I went last year), as long as you're interested in the music or arts side of things. 

 

Week ending Friday 29th September:

 

What another great week we have had in 5H! smiley

 

In Maths, we have been learning all about fractions, decimals and percentages and how they can all be linked through the magic of converting.

In English, which is awesome, we have been learning about how to use relatavive clauses in our sentences! (See what I did there?) We have also been understanding how modal verbs must be used in certain sentences to emphasise the likelihood of things happening. (See what I did again there? smiley)

We have also performed some drama through the format of an interview. These were fantastic and photos are up!

We have been having some amazing swimming lessons, with everyone improving and our P.E lessons are working on the tactics of games, with a focus on coordination skills.

Music and Science have also been ace, with more learning about the solar system and some rocking out to Livin' on a prayer! (You have got to have a look at the video of us doing this! smiley)

 

What an amazing week! Bring on next week!

Week Ending: Friday 22nd September

 

We've had a fantastic week, working really hard across all areas of the curriculum. In Maths, we have been working on place value; ordering, comparing and rounding numbers up to 1,000,000.

 

We have finished our first short story on the Purple Lady within our English lessons and have written some fantastic summaries of the story. 

 

We have also had lots of fun in Science; learning all about the planets in our Solar System and going out on the the playground measuring out the distances between them (with a bit of a smaller scale). Music has also been great; listening to and appraising the two songs of Livin' on a prayer and We will rock you!

 

All the children are working so hard and we even won the attendance award for the first two weeks! Sam the Bear is ours! If we're in school, we're learning! smiley

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

Tel: +44(0)121 4302545 office@peterbrook.solihull.sch.uk

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