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Summer Term - 2024

 

This term we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. 
 

Our essential question is - What were the greatest achievements of the Ancient Egyptians?

 

PE this term will be on a Monday morning, however please ensure that kits are in school all week in case of a timetable change. Please remember that for PE, earrings are to be removed and hair is to be tied back.

 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be handed in on the following Wednesday or before and the weekly spelling test will be on a Friday. We will check reading records, give out house points if you have read 4 or more times in a week and change books on a Friday

 

Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school with them each day and now that we are in the summer term, it is advisable that your child keeps a sun hat and sun cream in school in their locker for the hot and sunny days that we have a head of us.

 

Below you can find our curriculum overview of what we will be learning, the spellings for the term and information for Year 4 parents regarding the Year 4 multiplication tables check.

 

 

Mrs Coupland, Miss Hailes and Mrs Robinson smiley

Summer Term My Style Homework

Termly Overview

Summer Term 1 - Spelling Overviews

Summer Term 2 - Spelling Overviews

Year 4 multiplication tables check

 

 

Information for Year 4 parents and carers: Y4 Multiplication Tables Check

The Ancient Egyptians 


What were the greatest achievements of the Ancient Egyptians?

 

 


 

 

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

We have been spending time considering how to move to improve our mood. 
 

Together we can learn and encourage - helping each other with times tables. 
 

Egyptian Day

The children really enjoyed our history day where they experienced the life of an ancient Egyptian. They made perfume out of herbs and wax, wrote their names in hieroglyphics, created amulets as well ending the day with a banquet whilst performing and listening to Egyptian stories.

History

To help us understand what life in Ancient Egypt was like, the children have been using pictures to devise statements and ask questions.

 

Roots to Food

We have had a great session with Darren from Roots to Food today. The children have learnt about nutrition, how to prepare food safely before cooking a wonderful meal called Singapore noodle.

 

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Music

At the start of the spring term Class 2 started to learn how to play the clarinet. They have worked very hard to learn this new skill. Today we held our first concert for our parents. 

Please click this link to watch our performance.

 

Class 2 - Clarinet concert.

PSHE

 

We have been discussing how to keep our body healthy and in this lesson we have considered what is healthy and unhealthy for our heart.

 

French 

This term the children are learning how to greet each other and ask answer questions such as where they live and how old they are.

 

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Science (Summer Term 2024)

Science (Electricity) L5: Making switches

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Investigating conductors and insulators

Science - Electricity L2 - Making a simple circuit!

P.E - Summer Term 2024

Tennis - Using forehand and backhand in a rally.

Spring Term - 2024  

 

This term we will be learning about Planet Earth and how the weather changes.

 

Our essential question is - How does the weather change?

 

PE this term will be on a Friday morning at the Meres Leisure Centre which will include swimming, however, please ensure that PE kits are in school all week. Please remember that for PE (including swimming) earrings are to be removed and hair is to be tied back.

 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be handed in on the following Wednesday or before and the weekly spelling test will be on a FridayWe will check reading records, give out house points if you have read 4 or more times in a week on a Friday.

 

Below you can find our curriculum overview of what we will be learning as well as the spellings for the term. 

 

 

Mrs Coupland, Miss Hailes and Mrs Robinson 

 

Spring Term 2 Spelling Overviews

Spring Term 1 Spelling Overview

Termly overview

Spring My Style homework

 

 

Planet Earth

How does the weather change?

PSHE

We have had a debate about whether it is fair to aim adverts specifically at children.

Please follow the link to watch what we discussed.

 

 

 

Easter service

Class 2 sang I like the Flower in today’s Easter Service.

 

 

 

Raising money for Comic Relief

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Christian Partners in Africa

 

The children have come to school wearing something that is red, coloured Red Nose Day pictures and shared jokes.

English

Main outcome - To create a TV news broadcast - weather report

Audience - Parents, online through the class page

Purpose - To inform and educate viewers about a weather event

 

The children have planned and written transcripts for a news broadcast and have then filmed a selection of them for you to view.

 

Group 1

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My style homework 

 

The children have been busy at home producing a project about the weather.

 

 

Stop Global Warming

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Some of our final charcoal art pieces.

Computing: Coding using micro:bits (Mini computers)

World Book Day 2024

 

Our theme for World Book Day this year was poetry. Each year group had a poem to learn and then throughout the day the children recited these and shared their favourite poems and poetry books. 

 

Please follow the links to watch Class 2 perform.

 

Year 3 

Year 4

 

 

E-Safety

Today we have taken part in an e-safety workshop about how to keep our identity safe online.

 

Children's Mental Health Week

5-11 February 2024

'My Voice Matters'

 

On Monday we discussed the importance of sharing our worries and feelings with people that we trust. We read and discussed the book 'Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley. We talked about the importance of listening to one another, and also about the joy of sharing in our own and other people's successes. We then shared the things that we are proud of - and there was a lot to share! Well done, Class 2. 

These are some of the books that we are going to be reading in class this week.

We have been thinking of sentence starters to help us have a voice.

We are busy making daily maps and activity grids to help with our mental wellbeing.

 

Safer Internet Day 2024 

Inspiring Change

 

 

 

This year we will be discussing how technology has the power to change all our lives.

We will talk about all the great ways technology is shaping the world we live in, whilst also sharing strategies on how children can stay safe in an ever changing online world.

 

We started off Safer Internet Day by watching a BBC Live lesson - we have learnt about AI technology and how to stay safe online in an AI world.

PSHE

In PSHE we have discussed what a community is, which communities we belong to and how we show compassion. The children have linked this to the British Value of Mutual Respect and Tolerance. 

 

The Protected Characteristics 

These are a selection of books that we are reading to help us understand and hold discussions. 

English

 

This term we are writing a newspaper report about a storm.

 

The audience - First News Readers.

The purpose - To inform and educate readers.

 

We have deconstructed a model text so that we understand what we need to include in our writing and drawn the following story map to help us create a boxed-up plan.

Times Table Rock Stars

We've got straight back to learning our times tables after the Christmas break.

In Art this term, the children have been exploring the work of David Hockney, particularly his famous 1973 'Weather Series'. We have been learning the skills involved in using graded pencils and charcoal, including shading, blending and highlighting. We will use these skills to create a picture of a tornado or storm. These are our brilliant first drafts!

Music

This term the children will be learning how to play a new instrument - the clarinet. They have had their first lesson where they have learnt about pitch, rhythm and pace. They have also learnt how to attach a reed and make a sound! 

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Listen to us playing note e!

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Active learning 

Welcome to Autumn Term 2!

 

We will continue our learning about the Romans, including: the power of the Roman Army, the invasion(s) of Britain, the impact of the invasion on life in Britain at the time, and Roman mosaics in art.

 

The overview of all subjects can be found in the pdf document below.

 

In Autumn 2, PE will be on a Friday and will be held at the Meres Leisure Centre. 

 

Don't forget that an extra housepoint can be earned every week by reading 4 or more times per week. Reading records will be checked on a Monday.

 

We can't wait to see you all and get learning!

 

Miss Hailes, Mrs Green and  Mrs Robinson

Autumn Term 2023 Overview

Class 2 have taken part in some wonderful Christmas activities including carols in Belvoir castle, a wonderful church service and a Christmas lunch with the whole school served by staff. Thank you to the PTA for the generous gifts and crackers. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year. 

PE 1 - In dance this half term, we have been exploring movement in the style of machines including cogs, levers and pistons. Can you guess what types of machine we have created?

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PE - 2

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PE - 3

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PE - 4

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Science - Class 2 have enjoyed investigating different types of teeth, and making their own set of teeth!

Class 2's non-fiction writing is amazing! Here are some of our non-chronological reports about Life in Roman Britain.

Starting off Anti-Bullying Week by celebrating our uniqueness with Odd Sock Day!

Some of the amazing Discovery Pages created by Class 2 as we learn all about mosaics in art!

Music

Class 2 have been learning to play the violin with our music teacher Miss Smith.

We also have a Violin Ensemble club after school on Wednesdays for pupils in Class 2 and 3.

Science

In science we are learning about animals including humans. We have created different questions about the human body that we can investigate!

Design & Technology - Exploring pulleys

English

Class 2 have written their own playscripts based on a scene from the Roman myth Romulus and Remus.

Transitions 2022-23

Please see below the Transition Booklet with information about September for pupils and parents.

Leader in Me.

On a daily basis, the children try to demonstrate our core values within school. As we aim to practise them so often, they become good habits that we can use not only in school but also at home too. 

 

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive (You’re in Charge)
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Have a Plan)
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First (Work First, Then Play)
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Everyone Can Win)
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood(Listen Before You Talk)
  • Habit 6: Synergise (Together Is Better)
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Balance Feels Best)

 

Growth Mindset

 

This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

Maths guides for parents

Please find below parent ‘how to’ guides which provide information on how you can help your child understand certain mathematical topics.

If you follow this link you will be taken through to White Rose parents page called Maths with Michael. You will find short film clips to accompany the guides.

 

https://whiteroseeducation.com/parent-pupil-resources/maths/maths-with-michael#watch

 

White Rose calculation policies which are inline with our teaching.

 

 

Maths

At Denton we use the White Rose Scheme of work to support our planning and teaching of Mastery Maths lesson.

 

Mastery Maths is broken it 5 elements - please see the diagram below.

 

5 Big Ideas in Teaching for Mastery Maths - Key messages

White Rose launched home-learning resources during Covid, these can be found at the following link. These resources include film clips, questions and answers.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ 

 

 

Top tips from White Rose for everyday maths at home.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/latest-news/top-tips-for-everyday-maths-at-home/

 

 

I See Maths

 

Gareth Metcalfe also launched home learning lessons, where he built understanding in small steps. His website can be found at the following link.

 

http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

British Values
Homework
Useful websites for additional homework ideas.

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