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  • 15
    Dec

    Christmas Homework

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    Dear Parents, What I'd really like for Christmas is for you and your children to make special memories. I'd like the children to have lots of fun, relax and enjoy the magic of Christmas. However, I appreciate that for your sanity you may appreciate an hour or so of quiet over the next two weeks. With this in mind, I have uploaded some Christmas homework for the children to work on. You will find these activities and supporting resources on the Class 5 page.These activities are entirely optional. If you would like a paper copy of any of these activities, then please let me know before Friday and I will print it off. Best wishes, Mrs. Vizard.
  • 14
    Dec

    Air Bus Visitors

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    A huge thanks to the team from Air Bus who worked with us this Monday and Tuesday. We were able to show off all of our knowledge about how planes stay in the air. The hi-light of the visit was when we got to programme Spheros (robotic spheres). We were given the challenge of having to move the Sphero around a runway, collecting baggage, fuel etc. before taking off. The Spheros were a big hit and may become a late addition to Christmas Lists.
  • 14
    Dec

    Parachute Perfection

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    The challenge was set. Could Year 5 pupils make a parachute that worked from a plastic bag? The children were amazing in this activity. Trial and error helped them to adapt their designs and make important modifications. We are going to see if we can make the ultimate design next week. Watch this space.
  • 14
    Dec

    WOW

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    World of Wonders (WOW). Please come along to our WOW session at 2pm this Monday. We would love to see you and share with you some of the wonderful learning we have been doing. We hope to get you Scratching, Parachuting and Crafting. But most of all, its a brilliant opportunity for you to have some quality time with your little learners. I look forward to seeing you. Best wishes, Mrs. Vizard.
  • 14
    Dec

    Water Bottles

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    A polite reminder that all children should have a water bottle in school please. We do get very thirsty during the day and it minimises disruption if the children have their own bottle in class. Many thanks.
  • 08
    Dec

    Reading Comprehension Homework

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    Over the next few weeks, I would like the children to use VIPERS to answer their reading comprehension questions. I will print off a VIPERS guide for the children to bring home. Please could you encourage your child to answer in complete sentences, ensuring that they evidence their answers fully. I would also appreciate it if the Reading Comprehension could be carried out in timed conditions (25 - 30 mins). If your child needs more time to complete the questions and read the text, please note down how much time it took in total. Many thanks for your support with this.
  • 08
    Dec

    Carols Around The Tree

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    The arrangements for our KS2 celebration ‘Christmas Around the Tree’, on Friday 20th December, 2019 are as follows : Please arrive at church by 4:45pm, to ensure a prompt 5 o’clock start. If your child is in a specific role, please ensure that they come to church in their costume. All other pupils to wear school uniform. Coats may be worn, but should be taken off on arrival. The whole school community is very much looking forward to this special event; it is always very uplifting and a fabulous way of getting into the ‘festive spirit’. Many thanks go to Revd John McHale and the members of Berkeley Church for allowing us to use their beautiful building. We hope that you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you there.
  • 08
    Dec

    Phenomenal Parachutes

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    On Wednesday, we will be following up our previous Science session by designing and making parachutes. Please could you provide your child with a selection of plastic bags, string and a small action figure. Many thanks.
  • 08
    Dec

    Reading Record - Polite Reminder

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    Please ensure that your child has their Reading Record in school every day. We will check their Records during Guided Reading Sessions. There will be other opportunities, during the week, for your child to show us the reading they have been doing at home. Please remember to sign the record, add the text title, amount of pages read, every time your child reads at home. Many thanks for your continued support.
  • 08
    Dec

    Class Text - Wonder

    Posted by Mrs M Vizard
    'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Year 5 are thoroughly enjoying our current class text Wonder. If you haven't read it yet, put it on your Christmas list. Read on to find out the synopsis. Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.