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Smawthorne Henry Moore Website for spellings http://www.smawthorneprimary.wakefield.sch.uk/classes/spellings
Learning times tables:
Learning times tables games and other maths activities:
Finding more information about the Vikings :
Science: Electricity, information, videos and fun facts:
Weekly spellings and times tables sent out each Friday to be tested the following Thursday.
Maths, Handwriting and Project homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday.
Each word of the spellings are said, put into a sentence for understanding and said again. The children then write down the spelling correctly in their spelling test book. There is no time limit on writing the spellings down.
The times tables are said twice using the terminology of times, multiply or lots of. The children are to write the answers down after the second saying and are given 5 seconds to write the answer.
Spellings are a very important part of the English National Curriculum. It places significant emphasis on correct spelling and is tested as part of the year 2 and year 6 national tests, as well as school testing spellings as part of the termly Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar assessment tests.
Fridays ( Enrichment)
Our Class Animal:
Each class has been given a different animal (from a dragonfly all the way to a panther) to represent their class. You're probably wondering why? As a school, we wanted to be able to identify each class by a different animal, increasing in size through the different year groups.
Did you know?
A puma is a large American wild cat with a plain tawny to greyish coat, found from Canada to Patagonia. Pumas have acute hearing and excellent vision which makes them formidable hunters..
Do you know any more facts about pumas? Maybe you could write them down and give them to your class teacher?
All About Me:
This is my first year teaching at Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School and it is also my NQT (newly qualified teacher) year. I completed my 3 year BA(Hons) Childhood Studies degree in 2014 where I completed several placements within different schools. After my degree, I worked in a school as a Special Educational Needs Learning Support Assistant for two years. I completed my one year teacher training through Wakefield Council where I completed two teaching placements across Key Stage one and two.
Teaching has always been an aspiration of mine and it is extremely rewarding, I want to inspire and have a positive impact on young children’s lives.
Summer Term Ahead:
Updated blurb coming soon.
Information About Our Homework:
Each child should read at home every night, or at least 3 times a week, with an adult discussing the book with them and then recording their reading in the child’s planner.
Weekly spellings and times tables should be learnt throughout the week. They are given out on a Friday and are tested on the following Thursday. The weekly spellings are also used for handwriting practise in their handwriting homework books.
Summer 2018 Term Events:
The countdown to our Summer Festival begins!
Curriculum Newsletter: Coming soon
Summer 2018 Term Educational Visits:
How is Progress Measured in Year Five?
Across school we use a consistent approach to assessment, using a range of methods. During lessons teachers will use AFL ( Assessment for learning) strategies to assess the children's knowledge and understanding. This will then allow the teacher to judge where the class and each child's next step will be. Throughout the school year, we carry out assessment weeks where children complete a Maths, Science and SPaG assessment, followed by a piece of assessed writing. The teacher will then assess the children taking into account the assessment papers and what the child is like in class.
National Curriculum Objectives:
What do the children in our class have to say?