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Welcome to our class page. This page will be updated each Friday and will share the children's learning and achievements with those at home. 

 

Important information: 

  • If you need to contact Miss Bridges or Mrs Smith and are unable to catch us on the playground, please email us at firclass@manea.cambs.sch.uk. 
  • If you need to contact Miss Gascoigne and are unable to catch her on the playground, please email her at oakclass@manea.cambs.sch.uk.
  • We aim to reply as soon as we can but will always reply within 72 hours. 
  • Fir PE days are on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure children come to school in their PE kits on these days. 
  • Oak PE days are on a Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure children come to school in their PE kits on these days. 
  • Homework is set on a Friday which may include Literacy, Maths and Topic. They will bring their homework home in their homework books. It is due in the following Wednesday. 

Our Weekly News

This week, we have been learning about Harvest festival. We learnt why Harvest is celebrated, as well as learning how we harvest our food. We then read a poem all about the Harvest Moon. We used what we have learnt about figurative language (similes, metaphors, hyperbole and personification) in Literacy this week, to write our own poems about Harvest Festival. We also pained our own Harvest Moons! Please see images below...

On Friday, Fir and Oak Class had fun making pizzas, weighing out ingredients, decorating pizza boxes, playing games and they watched a film. Take a look at the photos below to see what they have been up to. 

While the rest of the year 5/6 are having fun on the residential trip, we have been having some fun of our own. We have researched board games and what makes them fun, played some and then designed and created our own. 

Black History month W/C 11th October

Autumn Week 6 W/C 4/10/2021 

This week has been an exciting week for many of us as we have been taking part in Bikeability. 

 

We have learnt all about how to stay safe whilst riding our bikes both within the school grounds and on the playground.

Autumn Week 5 W/C 27/9/2021

Year 5 and 6 have completed some fantastic work in Literacy and Guided Reading this week! In Literacy, we have been learning all about how to write a persuasive letter. We have been looking at some key features of persuasive letters, including: exaggeration, commands and warnings, rhetorical questions and opinions and reasons. We used all of these key letter writing features to plan and write a persuasive letter to Miss Froggatt. Our letters were written to persuade her to buy more play equipment for break and lunch times. They were very convincing! Please some of the children's letters below.

 

In Guided Reading, we have been looking at our new book, 'Letters from the Lighthouse'. We have been exploring the characters and inferring information based from the text. Here are some of the images we have drawn, based on what we have read! Aren't they fantastic?

Autumn Week 4 W/C 20/9/2021

Year 5 and 6 have really got into our World War II topic this week. We have continued to learn about the Blitz and have worked together to create some lovely Anderson shelters. 

 

We also created some lovely poppy artwork whilst developing our painting skills.  

On Wednesday, we really enjoyed taking part in some 'challenge yourself' activities.

Autumn Week 3 W/C 13/9/2021

What a fantastic  week we have had in both Fir and Oak class. 

 

We have really enjoyed our PE sessions this week, learning all about Tag Rugby! We have been practising our tagging skills. In Art, we also learnt all about the Blitz - linked to our World War 2 topic. We painted/used oil pastels for the backgrounds and then added silhouettes and light beams in the foreground. We worked incredibly hard on these and are very proud of them!

Autumn Week 2 W/C 6/9/2021

What a fantastic first full week we have had in both Fir and Oak class. 

 

We have spent lots of time getting to know each other in our new mixed classes. First we thought of our great qualities, and linked to the text mixed by Arree Chung, we thought about which colours represented us. 

We have also really embraced outdoor learning this week. We used the outdoor environment in Literacy to help us sort nouns into different groups and to write expanded noun phrases. 

In Maths, we have been finding different numbers around the playground. The year six children worked on different representations of these numbers, whilst the year five children practiced rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.


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