Week beginning 7.3.16
I can tell a lot more children have practised the ance endings this week. I'm glad some children used the Spelling Menu and enjoyed practising their spellings.
Rachel, Sophie, Olivia, Grace P, Eleanor, Callum and Ellis W all scored FULL MARKS (14/14) WELL DONE! YOU ALL EARNED A SMALL PRIZE
Sydney improved her score by 6 on last weeks test and is only 3 away from full marks - keep practising Sydney!
Ryan improved by 7 and is only 2 away from full marks!
Jak made a massive improvement, scoring an extra 11 on last weeks test! Jak, this is a great improvement, keep practising and try to get full marks next week.
There was no test this week due to Miss Goulden being poorly. Keep practicing for next week!
MATHEMATICIAN OF THE WEEK
This week we have been looking at fractions and there has been some very hard work from children in class 10. We're working on understanding fractions, inparticular comparing and ordering. Children need to be able to understand the <, > and = sign and be able to order up to 5 fractions with related denominators (eg, 1/2, 3/4, 5/8, 1/4).
Abigail - has shown a great understanding of the <, > and = sign to compare simple fractions.
Alicia - has compared fractions using <, > and = and applied her knowledge to reasoning problems.
WRITER OF THE WEEK
This week, along with grammar, we have been planning our newspaper report based on the Highway Man. Children have been thinking about who they will interview for speech and what relevant information they need to include.
Caelia, Grace E, Ellis K, Sophie and Grace P have all created a fantastic plan which will really help them rememebr what to include and to organise their writing into paragraphs.
Ryan has impressed me with his understanding on subordinate clauses and his improvement in handwriting.
Week beginning 29.2.15
Our spellings this week were ence and ance endings. Children have had a week to practise at home and some children clearly have! These spellings are tricky but with practise they can be learned - why not check out the Spelling Menu which was sent home and choose different ways to practise spelling your words.
Sophie was the only person to score full marks (15/15) this week! WELL DINE SOPHIE
Grace Phillips only made one mistake and scored 14/15
Dylan only had 2 mistakes and scored 13/15.
Rachel scored 12 and Ellis W scored 11.
These are all children who and practised and brought in some of the work they had done.
Week beginning 22.2.16
Straight back to work this week and what a busy week!!!
as mentioned in the newsletter, 15 spellings went out just before half term so instead of the usual 1 week to practise, children have had a whole 2 weeks to practise before they were tested. That being said, I was a little disappointed that many children said they hadn't practised at all over the holidays. Here are the children who I Am proud of for working hard to learn their spellings.
Sophie Donald scored 15/15
Dylan Mistry scored 13/15
Ellis whitehead scored 11/15
Grace Phillips scored 14/15
Rachel Dinald scored 12/15
There should be a lot more children with scored over 10/15. We practise the weekly spellings in school on a Monday so all children get a chance to become familiar with them in school.
160/160 - Ellis Whitehead (10), Sydney (11:36), Olivia (7:31), Alicia (9:14), Owen (9:04), Grace P (11:20), Grace E (11:52), Dylan (9:50), Racehel (4:08), Sophie (4:47), Jodee (4:45), Abby (10:10), Jak (11:08).
Big improvement - James (142 - 158), Skye (78 - 105), Bartek (93 - 109), Caelia (111-136)
Week beginning 1.2.16
Assessment week has kicked off this week and the children have already completed all their assessments. There have been some very pleasing scores and some great improvements but there are definitely things that some children need to work on.
A tricky SPaG test this half term with lots of different concepts such as subordinate clauses, relative clauses, contractions and possessive apostrophes.
Sophie scored an amazing 20 out of 20 and will receive a small prize.
Although this was the only full mark score there were lots of children who made great progress since their last test.
Caelia gained an amazing 11 points on her last score and will receive a small prize.
Abigail gained six points and Ryan gained 5 points.
Lots of other children made progress but there are a few children who need to be practising their grammar at home through reading their book (they can identify subordinate clauses, subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, relative clauses and relative pronouns as well as relative clauses with omitted realtive pronouns).
Some amazing scores in maths! We've really worked hard on our reasoning this past half term and we are now reaping the fruits of our labours. There is still a lot of hard work to be done to meet the high standards of the new curricuum but there are many congratulations to hand out.
First off: Owen gained an extra 16 (YES SIXTEEN!!!) points on his last assessment and will receive a small prize.
Secondly: Oliver, James and Jodee all gained an extra 13 points on their last assessment and Jak and Ryan gained an extra 12.
It makes me so proud to see such amazing improvements.
Almost every single child in Class 10 improved their score on last terms assessments in Maths. Let's build on this, keep practising and keep improving!
WELL DONE CLASS 10!
Again, some really high scores on the arithmatic paper. By now I'd expect children to be achieving at least 50% on these papers, which means scoring at least 15.
Children who have achieved this are: Sydney, Rachel, Sophie, Grace E, Olivia, Alicia, Grace P, James, Abby, and Jodee.
Some children were only 1 or 2 marks off achieving this score so a big push next term please.
Some congratulations in order for other children who made excellent progress since the last assessment:
Grace P: You gained an amazing 12 points since your last assessment. That's almost 50% of the paper in one half term! Grace will receive a small prize.
Alicia, Abby and Bartek gained an extra 9 points, Jodee and extra 8 and Eleanor and Sammy an extra 7. KEEP UP THE HARD WORK, CLASS 10!
The things we need to practise for next time are multiplication and division methods, adding fractions and cubed and square numbers.
Maths: Times tables
Some more great scores!
Improvers: Sydney, Alicia, Ryan, Caelia, Grace P, Dylan, Abby, Jak, James, Jake, Jessica
Massive improvers: Lewis (+30), Owen (+73 AND A FULL SCORE), Bartek (+30), William (+ 65), Jordan (+31), Leah (+69), Taylor (+50)
FULL MARKS: Owen (9:50) , Callum (8:30), Dylan (9:50), Jak (11:30), Rachel (4:33), Jodee (5:29), Sophie (4:26), Ellis (10:00)
By now we should all be getting full marks. A huge WELL DONE to those who got full marks - you should now be trying to beat your score. Those who made a huge improvement, you're now well on your way to getting full marks - don't let it slip - keep practicing.
We've done 2 spelling tests today! Some tricky words but all children have had plenty of time to practise at home...and some clearly have!
For the Year 5 words (total of 20): Rachel, Grace P and Eleanor all scored FULL MARKS and have recieved a prize
Both Sydney and Skye made improvements of 5 points since last tested.
William, Abigail, Jak, Jake and Bartek all made progress since the last test date.
For the able/ible, ably/ibly and ent/ance words: (out of 15): Eleanor, Rachel, Sophie, Grace P all scored FULL MARKS and have recieved a prize
Ellis and Olivia scored 14/15 and Grace E scored 13/15.
SPELLINGS ARE SENT HOME AT THE BEGINNING OF TERM (20 TERMLY WORDS FROM THE YEAR 5 WORD LIST) AND A LIST OF 15 WORDS WEEKLY (PATTERNS SUCH AS ABLE/IBLE ENDINGS). FROM NEXT HALF TERM, THESE WEEKLY WORD LISTS WILL BE TESTED IN SCHOOL EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. CHILDREN REALLY NEED TO PRACTISE AND LEARN THEM.
Week beginning 18.1.16
The following children scored full marks in their times tables tests this week: Olivia (6:06), Sophie (4:48), Rachel (4.49), Jodee (5.29), Alicia (9:18), Dylan (9:04), Ellis (17:15).
These children ALMOST got a full score: Lewis, Abigail, Grace E, Eleanor!
WELL DONE - Keep going and try and beat your OWN SCORE!
We did a short grammar test this week focusing on what we have covered so far this year. Children were enthusiastic to do well but we do need to keep up the regular practise:
No one scored full marks (out of 10) this week but we did have a few children who were close:
Sophie and Jodee each scored 9 out of 10.
Rachel, Abby and Sophie have all earned their Bronze You've Been Spotted' certificate this week. This means they have all earned 100 YBS over the term.
There are a handful of children who are almost there and I hope to report of more and more children receiving this award next week!
Leah was in the Magic Mirror this week for improving her handwriting and gaining her pen licence. It is really important that children are joining their writing and consistently using their neatest handwriting. There are only a few children left in class yet to achieve their pen licence.
Olivia was also in the Magic Mirror this week. This week she has made sure that she has made her writing the best it can be. She has used a range of parenthesis to make her writing interesting to read as well as used a dictionary to check tricky words.
A very special mention to Jessica this week who has worked incredibly hard in maths and shown that she can confidently use column addition to add up to 5 digits. What an improvement Jess, keep it up!
Week beginning 11.1.16
Rachel and Jodee got full marks in their BIG MATHS test this week - WELL DONE GIRLS!
Skye, Grace E, Leah, Alicia, Dylan, Grace P, James, Owen, Eleanor, Callum, Lewis, Abigail and Jake all made progress in their test from last week! WELL DONE, KEEP IT UP!
Grace Phillips made a huge 8 point leap from her previous weeks score - Grace, you've clearly been practicing! Keep it up!