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Welcome to Crystal Class!

Welcome to Crystal Class!

It’s the Summer Term- welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter break.

Mrs Morris and Mrs Price will be working with and helping the children in Crystal with their learning this term. We are really looking forward to our topic- The Mayans!

 

 

We will be learning all about The Mayans. The children will learn who the ancient Maya people were and where and when they lived. We will use maps and atlases to locate Maya cities and identify countries in Mesoamerica. In addition to this, we will learn about the religious beliefs and rituals of the ancient Maya people and find out more about some of the many gods they worshipped. The children will also learn about the Maya number system and have the opportunity to read and write Maya numbers and solve number problems. We will learn about the Maya writing system too and practise writing words in the hieroglyphic style of the ancient Maya people. We will also learn about the types of food eaten by the ancient Maya people and will find out about the significance of corn and chocolate, arguing which was most important in a class debate.

 

In English, we will be linking our writing to our science topic ‘Forces’. We will be using a video called ‘Maybe One Morning’ as a stimulus for our work. We will write diary entries and exciting stories. While writing, we will apply skills we have been learning in spelling, grammar and punctuation. Keep an eye out on our webpage for some excellent examples of writing.

 

In Maths, we will continue to focus on our mental maths and arithmetic skills. It would be extremely useful if you could ensure your child knows their times tables and related division facts. We will be solving problems involving all areas of maths and will focus on mastery of the key skills. We will link our maths learning to science; we will be measuring forces using Newtons and will be presenting our investigation results in different types of graph.

 

Reminders:

Please can spellings (linked to the spelling challenges) and times tables be learnt and practised at home.

 

Children are expected to read at home regularly with an adult. It is an essential element of a child's development and has a positive impact on your child's progress in all areas of the curriculum.

 

PE kit needs to be in school at all times but will be sent home for washing at regular intervals. The requirement for kit is a white t-shirt (not polo shirt), black shorts and black daps.

Science Week 2017

Science Week 2017 1 We investigated gravity.
Science Week 2017 2 We measured the mass (in grams) of objects.
Science Week 2017 3 We measured the weight of them in Newtons.
Science Week 2017 4 We used a Newton Meter.
Science Week 2017 5 We compared the mass and the weight.
Science Week 2017 6 We found that as the mass increased...
Science Week 2017 7 So did the weight.
Science Week 2017 8 We plotted our results on a comparison graph.
Science Week 2017 9 We were then able to make predictions...
Science Week 2017 10 about other objects.

Inter-house Maths Day

Inter-house Maths Day 1 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 2 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 3 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 4 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 5 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 6 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 7 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 8 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 9 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 10 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 11 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 12 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 13 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 14 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 15 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 16 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!
Inter-house Maths Day 17 We had lots of fun solving maths problems!

Bath Rugby Coaching

Bath Rugby Coaching 1 We have been working with the
Bath Rugby Coaching 2 Bath Rugby Foundation.
Bath Rugby Coaching 3 We have been learning about Growth Mindset
Bath Rugby Coaching 4 And have been developing our tag rugby skills.
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Someone Special Day

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Someone Special Day was a fun-filled day in Crystal. In the morning our guests had to help us find out about Easter around the World. In Maths we were doing word problems and our guests had a go too!

The afternoon was art and craft. Making baskets for Easter egg hunts was great fun and the extra helpers came in handy.

World Book Day

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Crystal Class Topic Web- Amazing Australia

Cross-Curricular Writing- The Ancient Egyptians

Cross-Curricular Writing- The Ancient Egyptians 1 We carried out research using child safe
Cross-Curricular Writing- The Ancient Egyptians 2 search engines and books.
Cross-Curricular Writing- The Ancient Egyptians 3 We made notes and then wrote up what we had
Cross-Curricular Writing- The Ancient Egyptians 4 found out.

World War One Hospital Visit- Corsham

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Meet the Teacher and the Key Objectives for Year 5

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum Map

Below is a link to the NSPCC website. This is not only a good website for information but also some super activities and games for children.

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