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30/11/19

Library Visit – EYFS https://t.co/yUKSy7eERC https://t.co/b7hhhdnJRP

27/11/19

Library Visit – EYFS https://t.co/CdXHWVXPsM https://t.co/tdjgySIdEY

27/11/19

Road Safety Workshops https://t.co/1h4BzhG5xS https://t.co/lg488RbGvi

26/11/19

Then there was light! https://t.co/FRsHO3KEKi https://t.co/TG72zvB2x3

26/11/19

Harris Conference 2019 https://t.co/NoKRDQt09A https://t.co/BBxMkwhgPb

26/11/19

Cross Country Heroes! https://t.co/3dQRGJWaaq https://t.co/yYa47CEwTm

22/11/19

Inspired by the work of Stephen Wiltshire some of our pupils have been imitating his cityscapes. Great job Ruby! https://t.co/LqqwcFVVcE

22/11/19

Book Fair Is Coming https://t.co/PKAr7OYQfS https://t.co/WlPJLd5EOs

21/11/19

Read Write Inc @ Kent House https://t.co/xscf8r2Rke https://t.co/VnwBw6P8H4

19/11/19

Remembrance @ Kent House https://t.co/DvWC3yykGP https://t.co/tINJCHWHAa

18/11/19

Read Write Inc Information Session https://t.co/2G92LzRpyj https://t.co/sb9FvLkEhY

15/11/19

Chartwells School Meal Parent & Pupil Survey https://t.co/2IYfjp5yuh

13/11/19

We have a fresh display in our entrance foyer to show how we are promoting a love of reading at Kent House - please have a look when you are next in. https://t.co/YMSKw8tlZX

13/11/19

For those parents who attended the KS1 RWI & Reading Workshop today, here is a link to the slides: https://t.co/l3fJH66v1x

13/11/19

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Kent House KS1 Read Write Inc and Reading Workshop today. Please find the QR code attached for your feedback and comments! The resources and slides will be posted in just a moment https://t.co/zmHsjU8Mz7

31/10/19

New classrooms open https://t.co/pA6Q2urTtC https://t.co/OnUG3KGOFQ

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5:
Olive Class & Oak Class


Mrs Souissi and Ms Fernando are teaching Oak Class this year and Miss Simmons is the class teacher in Olive Class.

Welcome

Welcome to year 5! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the year with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Autumn.

PE

In Olive class, the PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. In Oak class the PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days.

Trips

We are very excited to be visiting the National Maritime Museum to explore the ‘Moon exhibition’ and participate in the ‘Mysterious Moons’ show. This is to support our science topic for this term, Earth and Space.   

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

  • Our book in English is ‘Odysseus’ which is set in Ancient Greece.
  • Read a Greek mythology story of your choice.

For example:

The Story of Pegasus.

  •  
  •  

Persephone.

By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalize it and use it confidently in their writing.

Read, learn and use the key vocabulary listed below.  Work together to incorporate the vocabulary into a conversation

  •  
  • hindrance
  •  
  •  
  • sacrifice
  •  
  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially 4x and 8x.
  • Experiment with different ways to learn them, e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you.
  • Practice your weekly spellings – try using them in a sentence both written and in discussion

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

Your task is to make a model representation of Odysseus’s boat that he sailed on while on his great adventure back to Ithaca.

 

Think about:

What will you make it from? (Papier mache, wood, card, clay.

How will you make it? Will it be 3D?

 

 

 

 

 

Greek myths where strange and unusual stories filled with extraordinary monsters and heroes.

 

Your task is to plan and write your own mythological story.

 

Think carefully about:

The characters (monsters and heroes).

The setting (around mainland Greece and its islands).

Key events within the story.

 

Remember to include exciting vocabulary and interesting sentence types. The more action and drama the better!

  • Create a poster to demonstrate and explore your favourite aspect of learning this half-term.
  • You can create: a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint demonstration, news report, interview.Be creative

A note to parents,

Over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. The best homework overall will be presented in assembly and displayed around the school.

We are all very grateful for your support!

In addition, we will be looking for every child to read at home with their parents every evening. Listening to children read will enable them to grow in confidence as they become fluent readers. Once children are able to read fluently and with expression and engage in discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.

Many thanks from the year 5 team


What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “The adventures of Odysseus”. This is an exciting story about the Greek hero Odysseus, who still has not returned to his kingdom ten years after the fall of Troy. A large and rowdy mob of suitors have overrun Odysseus’s palace to court his wife, Penelope. One of the suitors plans to assassinate Penelope’s son, eliminating the only opposition to their dominion over the palace. In maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division, then moving on to shape and geometry before Christmas. We focus on these for a term so that children have a good foundation of number skills before moving on to other areas of mathematics. Our topic learning will be based the Ancient Greeks. Our history learning will be based around Anglo-Saxons. In Geography we will be finding out about biomes. In our Science learning we will be exploring earth and space. In art, we will be developing our understanding of the artist Paul Nash. In our computing lessons, we will be looking at spreadsheets. In French, we will be developing our vocabulary around food and opinions. In music, we will be learning and listening to jazz. In PE, we will be focusing on football and gymnastics skills. In RE, we will be studying pilgrimages.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 25 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children also have logins for Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Souissi, Ms Fernando or Miss Simmons, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mrs Souissi, Ms Fernando or Miss Simmons

Welcome to Year 5:
Olive Class & Oak Class


Mrs Souissi and Ms Fernando are teaching Oak Class this year and Miss Simmons is the class teacher in Olive Class.

Welcome

Welcome to year 5! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the year with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Autumn.

PE

In Olive class, the PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. In Oak class the PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days.

Trips

We are very excited to invite the ‘London Science Museum’ into school on Thursday 3rd October. There will be several Bubble Shows running throughout the day for all the children to enjoy and take part in. Children will learn the secret of the Science Museums famous bubble recipe and learn how some materials can make others change. Someone will even step into the famous human bubble!

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.

 

 

Homework

Read it!

Say it!

Practise it!

  • Read a fiction book where the main character or characters undergo a journey and compare and contrast this to ‘Journey to the River Sea’.
  • Write a review of this book. Include some of the key facts that you have learned about this period of time.

By encouraging students to think and speak using sophisticated phrasing, they are more likely to internalize it and use it confidently in their writing.

Read, learn and use the key vocabulary listed below.  Work together to incorporate the vocabulary into a conversation

  • accompany
  • amateur
  • ancient
  • apparent
  •  
  • Practise your multiplication tables along with the corresponding division facts - especially 3x and 4x.
  • Experiment with different ways to learn them, e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you.
  • Practice your weekly spellings – try using them in a sentence both written and in discussion

Make it!

Write it!

Share it!

In geography / science / art we are learning about Earth and Space

  • As our Science topic this term is based on outer space, your task is to make a rocket to transport you to the Moon!
  • Think about the features it will need to have to transport you safely.
  • Use a range of materials such as recycled plastic, cardboard, paper, etc.
  • Imagine that you live in the Anglo Saxon times - the historical period we are learning about this half term.Plan and write a recount of what it is like to live in this time
  • Create a poster to demonstrate and explore your favourite aspect of learning this half-term.
  • You can create: a poster, leaflet, PowerPoint demonstration, news report, interview.Be creative

A note to parents,

Over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together. The best homework overall will be presented in assembly and displayed around the school.

We are all very grateful for your support!

In addition, we will be looking for every child to read at home with their parents every evening. Listening to children read will enable them to grow in confidence as they become fluent readers. Once children are able to read fluently and with expression and engage in discussion around their comprehension of the texts will be equally beneficial.

Many thanks from the year 5 team


What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “Journey to the River Sea”. This story is set one hundred years ago, it follows the life and journey of Maia, an orphan girl, as she faces up to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. She is sent from a London boarding school to join distant relatives in the Amazon jungle. Through this, children will explore and discuss culture, differences in peoples and places, and examine the role of empathy. In maths, we will be focusing on place value, and the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We focus on these for a term so that children have a good foundation of number skills before moving on to other areas of mathematics. Our history learning will be based around Anglo-Saxons. In Geography we will be finding out about latitude and longitude. In our Science learning we will be exploring earth and space. In art, we will be developing our drawing skills. In our computing lessons, we will be looking at coding. In French, we will be developing our vocabulary around questions and time. In music, we will be learning and listening to classic rock. In PE, we will be focusing on volleyball and gymnastics skills. In RE, we will be studying pilgrimages.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 25 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children also have a mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Souissi, Ms Fernando or Miss Simmons, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mrs Souissi, Ms Fernando or Miss Simmons

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