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READING GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND VOLUNTEER READERS

Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.  

https://www.wincantonprimaryschool.co.uk/curriculum-support/

Curriculum Newsletters

Welcome to Apollo Class!

 

The adults that work in Apollo Class are Miss Freeman and Mrs Andrews

 

 

Welcome to year 5.  This term our PE day will be every Thursday morning and also alternating Tuesday/Wednesdays.  On these days, please ensure that:

  • Children have all of the correct kit in school.
  • Long hair is tied back.
  • (If possible) bring both trainers and daps so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE.
  • Earrings are removed or taped over.

 

Maths homework will be given out on Fridays and due in the following Thursday. The spellings will also be given on the Friday and be tested on the following Friday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. Please do not hesitate to speak to us if you have any concerns.

 

Times table recall remains a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that their recall is quick and accurate. Times Table Rockstars is a great resource to support this and it can be accessed on laptops and tablets at home, as well as at school.

 

We are also encouraging all children to read at home; this needs to be recorded in the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto a class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!

 

Photos, news and pieces of work will also be added regularly to this page so make sure to watch this space.

Thanks for visiting.

 

Learning Experience

Our learning experience this half term is called      Animal Magic 

 

Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information

 

Rationale:

The children will have a hook day where they will take part in activities that allow them to understand about conservation issues and about a range of different animals and where they live. They will find out about the variety of animals found in different habitats whilst discovering how each animal adapts in order to survive. The children will be looking at stories from different cultures and writing one of their own. They will explore the positive and negative feelings associated with zoos before writing a balanced argument that will demonstrate

their new knowledge and personal opinions.

 

The Hook:

Children will be taking part in a hook day of a variety of activities where they will be learning about conservation issues and building their knowledge about the range of different animals and their habitats.  

 

Outcome:  

Having investigated the arguments for and against zoos, the children will take part in a debate which will allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and opinions.

 

Take home task:

You might like to complete one or hopefully more of the following:

  • Draw or paint an animal of your choice
  • Information related to habitats
  • Painting or collage of a habitat.
  • Well-presented information about animal – leaflet, poster (annotated), fact file (illustrated)
  • Model of animal in its habitat - 3D
  • Creative description of an animal of your choice
  • Acrostic poem related to an animal
  • Or make up your own Take Home Task!

Hand in date:  7th February 2020

 

How you can support your child at home:

  • Take the opportunity to talk about animals and their habitats
  • If possible, watch some TV programmes (CBBC, BBC) or use the internet (BBC wildlife) to find out about animals
  • Learn tables facts up to 12 x 12
  • Ensure that your child reads at least 5 times a week and has the opportunity to discuss their reading with you. Please could you ensure this is recorded in their reading record.
  • Help them to learn their weekly spellings and ensure they understand their meaning.
  • Ensure your child completes their weekly maths homework.

Here are some photos of some of the hard work that Apollo’s Times Table Crew have been doing in the mornings.

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Here are some photos of the children doing some performance speaking in front of their class. We have been looking at the Just So Stories written by Rudyard Kipling and in this lesson we were exploring the structure that they are written in. We decided to create our own and jumble them up for a bit of fun and experimentation. The room was full of giggles. 
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Apollo working on organising animals into separate categories in science.
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Year 5 learning about Fire Safety, "stop, drop and roll"

Year 5 learning about Fire Safety, "stop, drop and roll" 1 Year 5 learning about fire safety.

Year 5 and 6 Spellings

WEBSITES

Don't forget to use the 'HIT THE BUTTON' website. Here you can:

 

  • rehearse multiplication tables
  • division facts
  • doubles
  • halves
  • square numbers
  • factors and prime numbers
Previous learning experiences / other class photos. 

CHRISTMAS PARTY DAY

These are the photos of the Apollo class Christmas Party! The children played musical statues, cones, chop the chocolate and other fun activities – all Christmas themed of course, with an incentive to win yummy prizes along with their fully loaded hot chocolate treat.

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Apollo class constructing beam and cantilever bridges in small groups using K-Nex.

Apollo class constructing beam and cantilever bridges in small groups using K-Nex.  1
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Apollo class constructing beam and cantilever bridges in small groups using K-Nex.  4
Apollo class constructing beam and cantilever bridges in small groups using K-Nex.  5
Apollo class constructing beam and cantilever bridges in small groups using K-Nex.  6
Apollo class constructing beam and cantilever bridges in small groups using K-Nex.  7
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HOOK DAY - Harry Potter Studio Tour

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Photos from the road safety talk involving the local business community.  Thank you to Wincanton PLC
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PSHE

 

Apollo class were creating their own snakes and ladders games based around the concept of direct and indirect bullying. The children chose a scenario in which a child was being bullied (disability discrimination / racism / homophobia / sexism etc.) and they then decided on actions that would make the situation better and actions that would make it worse. For the actions that made it worse they slide down the snake, for the actions that made it better they would climb the ladder. This was an activity we covered in PSHE under the Celebrating Differences unit.
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