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Marden Primary School

A life worth living is a life worth learning

Year 5 and 6 (Jackalopes, Griffins, Yetis)

STAFF

Phase Leader: Mr Clark-Keen (Yetis Class)

Teachers: Mrs Williams (Jackalopes), Mr Clark-Keen (Yetis), Mrs Bowles and Mrs Ward  (Griffins)

Cover Supervisor: Mrs Hill

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Gaskin and Mrs Payne-Cook (Jackalopes), Mrs Hill (Yetis) and Miss Walsh (Griffins)

 

WHAT WE ARE LEARNING IN TERM 4

Coasts

As part of our wider learning this term with our wonderful residential trip to Norfolk (w.b.25.3.19), we will be learning all about coasts.  This will include being able to identify the different types of coastlines as well as understanding how those coastal features are formed through processes such as erosion and deposition.  Children will have the opportunity to create their own coastal features of caves, arches and stacks.  We will also be investigating and debating the impact of humans using the coast.

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Jackalopes

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Coasts

Visit different beaches in Kent - compare the different types of coastal defences in place to prevent erosion.  How is the coastal town used?  (e.g. fishing, tourism, travel)

 

Create your own piece of coast inspired art work - this could be inspired by a famous artist who painted seaside compositions, e.g. Seurat, Monet, Berthe Morisot

 

Create a poster encouraging people to be more environmentally friendly.

 

Create your own seaside wildlife information leaflet - this could include your own photographs or drawings of creatures you have found.

HOMEWORK

General Information

Please see the homework letter in your child's homework book for expectations.

Yetis, Griffins & Jackalopes - Homework set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.

Latest homework

We will now be adding our weekly homework to the website as well as giving a copy to the children.  (No more “I’ve left it in my tray!” excuses!)

See Below for recent homework set.

 

REMINDERS

Children need a full PE kit in school every day including trainers.

Tracksuit bottoms can be worn outside for PE when the weather is cold.  Girls need spare socks if they are wearing tights to school.

If earrings are to be worn they must be simple studs. (No earrings for PE)

YELLOW READING RECORD/DIARY BOOK!

Children must use this book to record any reading that they have done at home. We will be looking for 7 reading entries per week. 

Please try to allow the children to read to an adult at home at least once a week. 

DAILY INFORMATION

For lesson timings please see the attached timetables.

 

Times Tables Information

All Year 3 children begin their times tables at the same stage (2x Jade). Year 4 children will begin their times tables where they finished at the end of Year 3. Children can bring home their marked test to show their parent's their score. After the weekly test, if they have achieved 100%, they receive a certificate and move onto the next stage.

The times tables below identify which times table children are working on in each colour. Please refer to this if you are unsure about which times tables your child should be learning.

Jade 1 = 2 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Jade 2 = 5 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Jade 3 = 10 x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Ruby = 2x and 10x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Topaz = 2x and 5x (30 questions in 5 minutes)

Sapphire = 2x, 5x and 10x (36 questions in 4 minutes)

Crystal = up to 5x (36 questions in 4 minutes)

Emerald = up to 8x (36 questions in 4 minutes)

Diamond = up to 10 x 10 (50 multiplication and division questions in 8 minutes)

Bronze = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 8 minutes)

Silver = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions in 5 minutes)

Gold = up to 10 x 10 (100 division questions in 3 minutes)

Platinum = up to 10 x 10 (100 multiplication and division questions with remainders in 6 minutes)

Rainbow level = 8 different levels of challenges allowing children to apply their knowledge of times tables in a variety of contexts.

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