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Gamston Church of England Primary School

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Bannister Class

Homework for the Spring bank holidays 24.5.19- 3.6.19. Please note, the homework for the year 6 children will start after the holidays ( the children are having a well deserved break over the holidays) 

Homework for Y5 will consist of a Y6 maths arithmetic paper , which has been sent home

( please find a copy of the paper with the answers at the end of the test)

Year 5 have been demonstrating their super board games to the year 6 children. 
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Bannister class have been working with the Y1 children to produce some amazing 'Super hero' work. Besides some inspiring artwork the children created some amazing expanded noun phrases!
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Please be aware that SAT's week begins on Monday 13th May and finishes on Thursday 16th May. Please could you support your child by ensuring they get plenty of sleep and rest during the SAT's week. Thank you ( Year 6 team)  
As we approach SAT's week, the Bannister team would like to say a 'Big thank you,' to all adults who have supported their children through this potentially stressful time. We are proud of all the effort and hard work the children have put into their revision for SAT's. It is a testament to the year 6's positive attitude and work ethos! The atmosphere in class is calm and up- beat.  

Welcome Back! We hope you had a brilliant and restful Easter break! 

We have a very busy term ahead: 

Homework:

Year 5/6 children will continue to learn words from the year 5/6 spelling list. These are words or similar words  that follow the same spelling convention that the children will be tested on. If you could choose 10 words from the list each week and support the children in learning these words, that would be much appreciated. 

 

Other homework this term will consist of the Y6 children being sent home various SAT'S papers: Year 5 will continue completing their Victorian homework projects ( see grid underneath) which needs to be completed by the end of May. A big 'ThankYou' to Oli Atkinson, for helping create the rewards for this homework! 
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The children in Bannister class have had an amazing term and worked so hard! A big thank you to all children,parents and carers! 

Please find the year 6 revision homework, which is set for over the holidays: three revision SAT'S papers. 

Today we have been using our knowledge of 2-d shapes to visualise and create 3-d nets. The children  have used this to then find the properties of 3-d shapes. 
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Bannister class had a marvellous morning making Mother's day cards. 
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Parents SAT'S meeting: Tuesday 2nd April at 3:30pm:

An opportunity to explore the SAT's process, types of questions your child may answer and a forum to ask any SAT's related questions. 

Please find a copy of the power point presentation for any parents who are unable to attend the meeting 

In Bannister class the children have always been truly awesome at homework projects. So to embrace this skill and to celebrate the children's talent, we are setting a 'Homework challenge.' 

Children have been sent home with a range of homework activities based on the Victorians ( See the attached sheet below) Points will be given for the number of projects completed. We are setting this homework up until the Spring Bank holidays: points will be given for each piece of homework completed. If parents could sign each completed piece that will be a great help. 

All Banister children have been given a year 5/6 spelling list. In class we will be use this list on a weekly basis to test the children on a mix of spellings. So if you could please support your children in learning these spellings over the next 4 weeks. 
Today we have been exploring 'instructions.' Children kindly brought in their own board games and used the appropriate terminology to explain the rules to each other. 
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In Bannister class we celebrated 'Red Nose Day' for comic relief. The children raised over 100 pounds throughout school: a great day was had by all!
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Please note: there will be a year 6 SAT'S talk on Thursday 28th March at 3:30pm. During the meeting, the SAT's timetable, process and subsequent levels will be discussed. There will also be an opportunity for adults to ask any questions. 
Bannister Class Victorian Topic Planning 
Homework: 8/3/19 : children to revise year 5/6 spellings. Complete conversion of measurements activity. 

Year 6 SAT's Booster clubs:

Tuesday dinner : handwriting club

Thursday after school: maths,reading, spelling club

Friday before school: maths booster club

Bannister class had a magical day dressing up for World Book day: children came dressed as their favourite book character and participated in book activities. A big thank you to all adults who supported their children with some maagnificent costumes. 
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Bannister class children made a welcome return back to The Farthings. I magical time was had by all. 

This week we celebrated World Book Day: the children came to school in an amazing array of costumes. A massive 'thank you' to all adults who supported their children in this. 
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Bannister Class have had an inspirational morning sharing their books with the Farthings residential residents.  
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A big thank you to Amelia Arbon for organising the Guide Dog assembly. The children were amazed by Amelia's continual fund raising effort and the special guest she organised: Rose Gibbons and her beautiful guide dog Vicki. 

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The children had an amazing time at Young Voices this week. The children were a credit to the school and sang their hearts out. It was an amazing day,that will leave amazing memories for all who took part in it. A big thank you to all adults who supported their children during this amazing event. 
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Bannister class had an amazing launch to their Victorian topic: children went back in time to experience life in a Victorian classroom. The children participated fully and enjoyed a unique. educational experience. 
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Bannister class has produced some amazing 'Project' homework based on Victorian children. A big thank you to all adults who supported the children in this.
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Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break.

Our new class topic is Children in Victorian times: to launch this exciting new topic the children will explore what it would be like to be part of a Victorian classroom. This will take place on Tuesday 8th January ( the first day back) Could you please send your child with a change of clothes. These could include: dark trousers, blue,grey, black dresses, shawls, hats (including flat caps) white shirts etc... Thank you for your continued support.   

We had a great two days performing Christmas Carols at Bassetlaw Hospital and the Farthings Residential Care home. The children were amazing and sung like Angels!!! A big thank you to Mrs Pashley, Mrs Woodsford, Mrs Wade, Mrs Evans, Mrs Atkinson and Mrs Greaves. 
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Holiday Homework: Bannister children will be sent home homework packs to do during the winter holidays. These will include Christmas Maths problems ( year 6 will also be sent home a Maths SAT's paper) and a homework project. This is linked to our new topic of Victorians. If the children can produce a project linked to the area of Victoria Children. 

Bannister Class had a wonderful Christmas party, shared with Hillary class. A big thank you to all parents who organised food for the party. Santa also managed to find time in his busy schedule to come to!!! 

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Bannister class and Tyndale class gave a wonderful performance during the Nativity evening. A big thank you to all parents who supported us during our celebration : with learning lines, songs and providing costumes. A big thank you to Mrs Woodsford, Mrs Arbon and Mrs Fife for giving up their time and expertise to support the show.  
Bannister Class had a wonderful day working with Divergent theatre group at Drama and performance techniques. 
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Bannister year 6 and Hillary class spent a wonderful art morning decorating cakes: which were later sold to raise money for children in need.  
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A big thank you to all adults who have supported their children in producing some wonderful project homework based on the Aztecs. 
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Here are year 5/6 spellings for Autumn term two. 
Please find the answers to the year 6 reasoning paper sent home this October half term. The answers are at the end of the test. 

As we end an amazing half term, our thoughts turn to a busy Autumn two term. As we run up to Christmas , Bannister class will continue to explore the topic of Chocolate. 

Literacy

In literacy we are going to launch the half term by exploring War poetry, inspired by Remembrance day. Progressing from this we will explore narrative writing through Charlie and the Chocolate factory. We are excited to embrace our new Literacy writing and Reading scheme ( Collins treasure house) which will shape the classes Reading and Writing over the coming year. 

Numeracy

In Numeracy we are embracing our new Big Math's, Math's scheme. Children are completing weekly x tables and gap challenges to help drive Numeracy forward. This term we will continue to focus on place value, x 10, 100 and the 4 operations. Year 6 children will continue to focus on Math's arithmetic and reasoning questions. 

Homework for October half term:  Y5/6 spellings, Y6 will be sent home a Maths reasoning paper and the project home is to create a piece of homework linked to the Aztecs. This could include a 3-d model of an Aztec temple, pictures of Aztec Gods, creating  a chocolate bar or artwork linked to Charlie and the chocolate factory. Let your imagination run wild!!!!!!
Harvest Festival celebrations will be on Friday 26th October 2018 at 2pm. All parents, carers and grandparents welcome. 

Bannister Class has had a marvellous day making their own chocolate bars. They have created a set of instructions : which have included the use of imperative verbs, adverbs, semi- colons and subordinate clauses. 

A big thank you to all Bannister parents, grandparents and carers !!!! 

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On Thursday 4th October we celebrated Super Hero Day! 
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Dear Parents: on Wednesday 10th October, we will be having a chocolate bar making morning. Could children please bring in some plain chocolate and something that could be added to the melted chocolate to create a creative chocolate delight. Please could your child not bring nuts or anything with nuts in it, due to nut allergies. Thank you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact the year 6 team. 
In Bannister class we have been developing our Math's discussion skills. Getting children to verbalize about their Math's work is an important step in developing their Math's reasoning skills. 
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Bannister Class had a great day at Cadbury's World ! A big thank you to all parents who supported us.  

Welcome Back!

 

The children have made an amazing start to the new term.

This term we are exploring the wonderful world of chocolate.

To launch our exciting new topic we will be visiting Cadbury's World! Where the children will see how chocolate is made and get to taste it!!

Literacy

We will be exploring the genres of adverts, stories, explanations, biographies and reports. We will be focusing on the key skills of  punctuation and how to manage a shift in tone.

Numeracy 

Over the next few weeks we are going to embrace a new Math's scheme called 'Big Math's"

Our focus for Math's this term is place value, the 4 Math's operations, fractions and percentages. Under pinning this will be a focus on Math's reasoning problems.

 

Topic  

Our topic this term is Chocolate. Through this we will explore the life of the Aztecs( the tribe who created chocolate) , Roald Dahl ( through Charlie and the chocolate factory), Beliefs in action ( through our R.E syllabus), creating our own chocolate bar and exploring reversible and irreversible change. 

Homework

Homework in Bannister class goes home on a Friday and needs to please be in for no later than the following Thursday. Thank you. 

Each child will be given weekly spellings ( sent home for the full term ) and math's work linked to what we have been working on that week. This will be sent home in a pink homework book.

P.E

Please can you ensure your child leaves a P.E kit in school, which consists of t-shirt, shorts, pumps or trainers ( jumper and joggers for out door games) P.E is now on a Tuesday pm

Bannister team  

If you have any queries about Bannister class, please don't hesitate to contact me, either via school office email, school phone or before or after school. Our door is always open! 

Special Mentions

Special Mentions -week ending 8 February 2019

Special Mentions - week ending 1 February 2019

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