Welcome back to Carlton Primary Academy everyone!
…and a special welcome back to all the children starting their junior careers this term!
Important dates and events:
Woodland learning will take place every Tuesday afternoon (unless stated otherwise). Please ensure your child has an appropriate change of clothes (anything that can get dirty and something nice and warm as the days get cooler throughout autumn).
Swimming will begin on Friday, September 12th 2014 for all year four children. Please ensure your child has the requested swimming costume and towel each week.
PE is on Wednesdays for all Juniper children and for year three children additionally on Fridays. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit for these days and all jewellery including ear studs are removed for this session.
Our theme is Scavengers and Settlers. We have been looking at life in the stone age and copper age. We discovered the finding of Otzi, the hunter buried in the ice for thousands of years discovered by a group of hikers in 1991 and learned about his life. We have written character descriptions about Otzi in our writing lessons based on what we think we understand about him.
In mathematics, we have been brushing up on our standard written method of addition. On Fridays, we work on our mental arithmetic and we are focusing on our multiplication skills. A number of children passed their first quiz last week focusing on the 2x, 5x, 10x facts and their appropriate division facts. Well done everyone!
In Woodland we have been making pictures using natural woodland materials which tell a story linked to the stone age and copper age. We also have started work on making our own paintbrushes using dead branches found in the woodland. Next week, we hope to begin making our own paints using materials from the natural environment.
We have started the year in brilliant fashion! We achieved 100% attendance in week one and as a reward, not only did we gain the KS2 attendance trophy, we also enjoyed a special afternoon break time on the trim trail! Well done everyone!
Winners of the best table for week one were Cadey, Lucas, Ben, Jordan, Louis and Olivia. This table showed absorption in their learning, perseverance in tasks given and they were also able to manage their distractions as and when they occurred. Well done you hard workers!
Well done to Lucas who also won a golden award in week one for “Going the Extra Mile”. Keep up to date on our website for news of other winners.
Just a reminder that mathematics home-learning is provided each week and is due to be returned to the academy on the following Wednesday. This is also true for English. Spelling quizzes are undertaken every Friday and a score of 5 out of 7 or above is credited as a pass. This half term we are looking at homophones in correct context (for example “wear” and “where” or “too” and “two”).