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Greek Myths and Legends Presentations

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The children were set the task of researching a Greek myth or legend of their choice, and presenting it to the class. They could dress up to represent an aspect of their research. Follow the link to see more clips: https://finchampstead-c-of-e-primary-school.primarysite.media/

Goldfinch Class Meeting with Parents - notes from the meeting.

Year 5 and 6 Spelling List

DT Project: Making moving mechanisms with cams. It was very industrious in Goldfinch class today.

DT Project: Making moving mechanisms with cams. It was very industrious in Goldfinch class today. 1
DT Project: Making moving mechanisms with cams. It was very industrious in Goldfinch class today. 2
DT Project: Making moving mechanisms with cams. It was very industrious in Goldfinch class today. 3
DT Project: Making moving mechanisms with cams. It was very industrious in Goldfinch class today. 4
DT Project: Making moving mechanisms with cams. It was very industrious in Goldfinch class today. 5

Investigating Air Resistance. We asked the question: What variables affect the effectiveness of a parachute? We investigated a range of variables such as the area, shape and material of different parachutes. We thought about fair testing and ensuring our data was reliable.

We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space.

We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 1
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 2
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 3
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 4
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 5
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 6
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 7
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 8
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 9
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 10
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 11
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 12
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 13
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 14
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 15
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 16
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 17
We visited Winchester Planetarium and Science Museum as part of our science topic about space. 18

Goldfinch Home Learning

 

The following timetable will help you plan your home learning over the week and give you an idea of the expectations in Goldfinch class.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Weekend

At least15 mins reading

At least15 mins reading

 

At least15 mins reading

At least15 mins reading

At least15 mins reading

5-10 mins times tables practice

5-10 mins times tables practice

 

5-10 mins times tables practice

5-10 mins times tables practice

5-10 mins times tables practice

5-10 mins spelling practice

5-10 mins spelling practice

 

5-10 mins spelling practice

5-10 mins spelling practice

5-10 mins spelling practice

Your choice from list:

 

 

 

 

Your choice from list:

 

 

 

 

Your choice from list:

 

 

 

 

Your choice from list:

 

 

 

 

Your choice from list:

 

 

 

 

English and Maths Homework due

 

 

Spelling Journals needed in school

 

 

Homework choices

  1. English – set on Thursday and due the next Thursday

  2. Maths - set on Thursday and due the next Thursday

  3. Spelling is set on Thursday but should be practiced little and often. Your spelling journals are needed every Thursday.

  4. Reading – a question is set every Friday but reading should happen every day. Your Reading Records are needed every Friday.

  5. After school Activity eg Guides, football, swimming, chess etc

  6. Completing work from class ( not always applicable)

SATs Meeting for Parents: Wednesday 6th February 2019 in Goldfinch Class

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. What a busy time we have had in the past few weeks. We're sure that you are all ready for a relaxing break and spending some precious time with your families. Thank you so much for all the generous Christmas cards and gifts which were all very much appreciated.

 

We look forward to welcoming our new teacher on the Goldfinch team, Mrs Osmond, who has met with Mrs Wirth to plan our learning for next term. Follow the link to find out what we will be covering next term.

 

 

Goldfinch Ho Ho Ho Home Learning for the Holidays

Maths: we used our knowledge of place value to divide 4 digit numbers. The concrete apparatus helped us to understand the maths behind the equation.

Maths: we used our knowledge of place value to divide 4 digit numbers. The concrete apparatus helped us to understand the maths behind the equation. 1
Maths: we used our knowledge of place value to divide 4 digit numbers. The concrete apparatus helped us to understand the maths behind the equation. 2
Maths: we used our knowledge of place value to divide 4 digit numbers. The concrete apparatus helped us to understand the maths behind the equation. 3
Maths: we used our knowledge of place value to divide 4 digit numbers. The concrete apparatus helped us to understand the maths behind the equation. 4

Maths: we used Dienes to help us visualise what happens when we multiply 2-digit numbers together:

Maths: we used Dienes to help us visualise what happens when we multiply 2-digit numbers together: 1
Maths: we used Dienes to help us visualise what happens when we multiply 2-digit numbers together: 2
Maths: we used Dienes to help us visualise what happens when we multiply 2-digit numbers together: 3
Maths: we used Dienes to help us visualise what happens when we multiply 2-digit numbers together: 4

Preparing for our Acts of Remembrance

Preparing for our Acts of Remembrance 1
Preparing for our Acts of Remembrance 2
Preparing for our Acts of Remembrance 3
Preparing for our Acts of Remembrance 4
Preparing for our Acts of Remembrance 5
Preparing for our Acts of Remembrance 6

Autumn Colours - Artwork inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

Views of Mount Fuji - October 3rd 2018

Science: What variables may affect the rate of dissolving? We came up with a list of variables which may affect dissolving: type of liquid, temperature of liquid, amount of solid, amount of liquid, type of container etc.

Science: What variables may affect the rate of dissolving? We came up with a list of variables which may affect dissolving: type of liquid, temperature of liquid, amount of solid, amount of liquid, type of container etc. 1
Science: What variables may affect the rate of dissolving? We came up with a list of variables which may affect dissolving: type of liquid, temperature of liquid, amount of solid, amount of liquid, type of container etc. 2
Science: What variables may affect the rate of dissolving? We came up with a list of variables which may affect dissolving: type of liquid, temperature of liquid, amount of solid, amount of liquid, type of container etc. 3
Science: What variables may affect the rate of dissolving? We came up with a list of variables which may affect dissolving: type of liquid, temperature of liquid, amount of solid, amount of liquid, type of container etc. 4
Science: What variables may affect the rate of dissolving? We came up with a list of variables which may affect dissolving: type of liquid, temperature of liquid, amount of solid, amount of liquid, type of container etc. 5

Goldfinch Class Parent Information Meeting Notes

Move Up Morning: this morning we had to work in teams to figure out how we could use a pencil and a trundle wheel to work out the height of the trees at the park. How would you do it? ( As an added bonus we were treated to a flyover by the Red Arrows.)

'Dino-Week': We continued our celebration of all things dinosaur with our Family Learning event. We scaled up dinosaur footprints; I think everyone was astounded at the size of an ultrasaurus footprint and we worked our memories hard to remember all the details from the Mesozoic era.

Dino-Week: We were in awe of the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. It was fascinating to finally see Mary Anning's Ichthyosaurs.

Dino-Scientists at the Natural History Museum

What better way to get rid of pre-SATs nerves than with a spot of Desk Yoga and then hot buttered toast?

What better way to get rid of pre-SATs nerves than with a spot of Desk Yoga and then hot buttered toast? 1
What better way to get rid of pre-SATs nerves than with a spot of Desk Yoga and then hot buttered toast? 2
What better way to get rid of pre-SATs nerves than with a spot of Desk Yoga and then hot buttered toast? 3
What better way to get rid of pre-SATs nerves than with a spot of Desk Yoga and then hot buttered toast? 4

#SATSDetox: To wind down from our SATs this week, we started a new painted stones movement. Check out 'The Finchstones' on Facebook.

Click here to see our Summer Term Curriculum Overview:

Easter Home Learning and Year 6 Revision Activities

Science: How does the circulatory system work?

We answered this question by acting out the circulatory system. Some of us were the heart, lungs, muscles, brain and digestive tract. The rest of us were blood cells transporting oxygen, carbon dioxide, water and nutrients around the body.

Could you memorise the circulatory system in a minute?

We played Memory Tag  in teams to complete a drawing of the circulatory system. We worked in a relay to memorise sections of the original diagram with only one minute each to remember and draw what we had seen. It was quite a challenge but we all felt we had really paid a lot of attention to the original diagram and had to work well as a team to complete our own versions.

Hello Goldfinch Class. 

We hope that you've had some fantastic fun in the snow over the last couple of days. Did any of you manage to make a World Book Day inspired snowman. If you did, don't forget to post a photo of it  on my post on the school's Facebook page.

Just in case you want to come inside and warm up at any point, Mrs Gan and I have some home learning for you to look at, including the spelling activities that you should have had in school on Thursday.

Year 6: make use of the extra time to get ahead with some pages in your SATs revision books.

Year 5: what can you learn about Roman numerals?

 

Keep warm and stay safe. See you on Monday.

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