CBBC

We have been working very closely with CBBC throughout this school year.

 

Welcome back to the last term in Year 6 and at Brentnall all together!

In our final term – 

The children will have a different timetable as usual. Our aim is to get them prepared for high school and to have the best possible transition. Therefore the children will be taking part in different projects each week. Challenging them to work together effectively in groups, make conscious decisions and justify their reasons. Within each project, there will be aspects of English, Maths, Science, History and Geography: allowing the children to access the full curriculum before they leave.

Transition days –

As well as working together to have the best transition, their high schools will invite them for transition days. The high schools will send letters out as well as sending any information to myself. I will ask the children to write any important dates in their diaries.


Enjoyment and Memories – 

The children have spent a lot of time and effort making their friendships. In these last few weeks together we want to make sure these friendships are made even stronger and even more memories are made. 

The children have worked extremely hard this year and over their time at Brentnall, so I think we can all agree that they deserve to enjoy this last few weeks. We will work with the children to create lessons and activities which they are interested in.

And as you may be aware, the children will be putting on their end of year performance. I am sure we will have lots of fun preparing this together!

Let’s make these last weeks memorable!

Miss Stephens 🙂 

Summer Term

Year 2 have worked very hard to complete their SATs tests this cycle. We are very proud of every child – well done Year 2.

During Cycle 4, Year 2 will be learning about:

  • ​History – Castles
  • Art and Design – Drawing Skills
  • Science – Use of Everyday Materials
  • Computing – We are Photographers
  • RE – How Can We ​Learn From Sacred Books?
  • PSHE – Developing Confidence

Summer Term – Cycle 4

In Year 5 we want to strive to be the best in everything we do and begin to show that we are year 6 ready. After all, there are only nine school weeks left of being a Year 5 class member.

Not only do we want to create a healthy atmosphere of competition among our friends, we also want to take on personal challenges and continue to better ourselves in all areas of learning.

To do this Miss Stephens/Miss Clyne will begin to take groups in order to help us become Year 6 ready.

 

English

Myths

Classic and narrative poems

 

 

Maths

 

Review of all Year 5 curriculum

 

 

Science

 

Living things/Habitats and Animals including humans

 

 

Topic

 

History – Ancient Greece

 

 

PE

Rounders/Dodgeball with Miss G – Wednesday afternoon

Tennis with Mr B – Friday afternoon

PE is part of our uniform and we ask it to be a white t-shirt and black shorts, pumps or trainers. For cultural or religious reasons girls may wear white long sleeved t-shirts and black leggings.

French Au zoo (The Zoo)

 

RE What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

 

Art Pottery

 

 

Summer Term – Cycle 4

The children in Nursery have worked extremely hard during Cycle 3. We really enjoyed our trip to the farm and loved petting and feeding all of the animals. We have just started Cycle 4 and are excited about all the learning that will take place.

Reading

  • Our Key Text for Cycle Three is ‘On Sudden Hill’. We will be reading the story each week, answering blank level questions, learning about the characters, sequencing the story and bringing the story to life through role play.

Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Birt isn’t sure that he wants Shu to join them. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far…

  • Please continue to listen to your child read their reading book every night. Ask your children questions about their book to check their understanding of what they have read. Remember to bring your child’s book in every Friday to be changed.

Writing

We are continuing to work hard to write our names in the morning. Some of us are now learning how to write our surnames. In RWI lessons we are learning sounds. We are beginning to learn how to segment individual sounds in order to blend them to read simple words.

Maths

In Maths we are working very hard on counting out a number of objects from a larger group, one more than and practical addition. We are continuing to learn the names of 2D and 3D shapes.

Chicks

During this cycle we will be having some special visitors in Nursery. We will be receiving a set of eggs which we will be able to see hatch into chicks. Very exciting! The children will learn about the life cycle of a chicken and will have the opportunity to draw and write about the chicks and maybe even hold a chick!

Snack Money

We ask that the children continue to bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.

Attendance

Please be reminded that the school doors open at 8:50am and the register and maths lessons commence at 9am prompt.  It is important your child arrives to school on time to ensure valuable learning is not missed.

Weather

Please ensure your child has spare clothes and underwear as there may be times when your child gets wet during outdoor play.

Clothing

Please ensure all clothing is labelled clearly with your child’s name. We are still noticing a number of jumpers and cardigans with no name.

We operate an open door policy, therefore please feel free to come in and speak to me about any worries or concerns you may have about your child or your child’s learning. If you would like a more in depth discussion, we can arrange a mutually convenient time and date.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Harvey and the Nursery team.

 

Summer Term – Cycle 4

The children in Reception have worked extremely hard during Cycle 3. We have just started Cycle 4 and are excited about all of the learning that will take place.

Reading

  • Reception’s Key Texts this cycle are No Dinner! by Jessica Souhami and On Sudden Hill by Linda Sarah.
  • It has been great to see some parents staying to read with their child first thing on Wednesday mornings. We would love to see more of you though. Please come and spend some time choosing and reading books with your child, in class and on the library bus.
  • Reading at home

Please continue to listen to your child read their reading book every night. Ask your child questions about their book to check their understanding of what they have read. Please help them to practise the highlighted words on the sheet at the front, every night.

Writing
We are continuing to work hard in RWI lessons to segment and blend to read and write words and short sentences.

Maths

In Maths, some children are working very hard on adding and subtracting by counting on or back, using their head and fingers. Some children are also learning how to double and halve numbers.

Focus children

Each week we have six ‘focus children’ in Reception. If your child is a focus child then you will receive a letter the Friday before, informing you of this. If possible we would like you to take a few photographs of what you and your child do over that weekend and email them to our Early Years account. The teachers will print out the photos and talk to your child about what they have been doing. We will then file these photos into their files.

Please email to:

brentnall.earlyyears@salford.gov.uk

Chicks

During this cycle we will be having some special visitors in Reception. We will be receiving a set of eggs which we will be able to see hatch into chicks. Very exciting! The children will learn about the life cycle of a chicken and will have the opportunity to draw and write about the chicks and maybe even hold a chick!

Snack Money
We ask that the children continue to bring in 50p every week, on a Monday, to contribute towards the cost of providing the children with a range of healthy snacks.

Attendance

Please be reminded that the school doors open at 8:50am and maths lessons commence at 9am prompt.  It is important your child arrives to school on time to ensure valuable learning is not missed.

Weather

Please ensure your child has spare clothes and underwear as there may be times when your child gets wet during outdoor play.  As the weather is getting warmer we would appreciate your child coming to school with sun cream already applied so they are able to learn in the outdoors immediately. A sun hat and spare sun cream which can be kept in school with your child’s name on is also recommended.

Clothing

Please ensure all clothing is labelled clearly with your child’s name. We are still noticing a number of jumpers and cardigans with no name.

Emerald Class – Summer Term Update

Summer term

English Gregory Cool

The Gift to the Hummingbird

Maths Perpendicular and parallel lines

Money

Equivalent fractions

Science Plants
History Mayans
RE Why is the bible important?
PE Tennis

Quick cricket

PSHE Valuing  differences and keeping safe
Languages En famille
Computing We are presenters

 

Dear all,

Firstly, a massive thank you for all your help and support so far this year and welcome to the final term of this school year. The children have made great progress and are demonstrating positive attitudes towards their learning.

Our PE lessons are now on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Children must have their full PE kits in school to participate in the lesson therefore, I encourage children to bring in their PE at the start of the new half term and leave it in school until the holidays when the teachers will remind children to take it home to be washed. Please can I remind parents that PE should consist of black shorts and a white t-shirt with black pumps.

Homework and spellings will continue to be sent out on a Friday and should be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. If children do not complete their homework or if they need support to complete their homework they can come to homework club on a Thursday lunchtime. Can all parents / careers please ensure they read with the child every night and sign the reading record which should be brought to school with their reading book daily.

If you have any questions please come and ask.

Mrs. Thompson