Welcome to Term 5
After a short term 4, it is hard to believe we are entering the summer term and are hard at work preparing for our SATs! We have been working exceptionally hard over the last few terms and have only a few vital weeks left before we sit our tests. It is an important and stressful time, but I am so proud of how hard everyone in Pine class has worked. I am confident that everyone in our class will achieve the success they deserve and will move onto secondary school feeling proud of the effort and progress that they have made.
The children will be taking their SATs during the following dates:
Monday 14th May – SPAG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar)
Tuesday 15th May – Reading
Wednesday 16th May – Maths paper 1 (Arithmetic) and Maths paper 2 (Reasoning)
Thursday 17th May – Maths paper 3 (Reasoning)
Please feel free to contact me if you have any concerns about SATs or indeed any concerns at all during this term.
In the lead up to SATs we are going to consolidate and practise skills to help with SATs. Inn maths this will include a recap of the four operations, fractions, percentages, decimals, measure, shape and algebra. In English, we are going to continue our work on Gorilla Dawn, with a focus on grammar terms that are included in the SPAG paper. This will include; character and setting descriptions using expanded noun phrases and subordinate clauses; newspaper reports on the downfall of the Black Mamba using direct and indirect speech; and persuasive adverts persuading children to join the Mambas and to government officials asking them to intervene in the global crisis of child soldiers using a range of sophisticated punctuation.
Once SATs are over we will really immerse ourselves into our topic ‘Evaluate the impact of cultural diversity on the local area’. Have a look at our topic web to find out more. After SATs we will also be spending a lot of time focusing on our highly anticipated end of year production. It is top secret at the moment, but all will be revealed soon!
Last term as part of our topic on the rainforest, we wrote, filmed and produced our own TV adverts, persuading consumers to recycle their phones rather than throw them away to reduce the amount of Colton used. Follow the link below to watch them.