A Manchester Road Primary Academy Blog

12th May 2017


This week in Maths, we have been recapping previous learning from the year. First we looked at 3D shapes and their properties and carried out some fun tasks around this. Then we focused on place value and going into more depth with this. Next week, we are concentrating on recapping missing number and the different methods we can use to solve these.

In English, we have a new genre of work to write. This half term we are concentrating on Non-Fiction and are building up to write our own Non-Chronological Report about Seaside holidays around the world. This week, we researched lots of different beaches around the world and began to write our report. Next week, we will continue with our writing ensuring we have used everything we have been taught.

In Art, we have been introduced to a new Artist, Jane Robbins, that we are inspired by. We have looked at different textures we could use before going on a texture hunt and finding some around our school environment.

In Science and Geography, we have been focussing on the weather and how it affects us. We matched the weather symbols to the different weather patterns and then looked at how the weather can affect us in different ways. Next week, we will be researching the weather and preparing our own weather forecast ready to present using the green screen.

In R.E, we were introduced to celebrations. This week, we have looked at different celebrations and then chose which one was our favourite and why.

Our Championship Point winner last week was Holly T. Well done for collecting those championship points Holly.

Our Team Championship Point winner was Determination. They’ve been working hard as a team, encouraging each other to get those championship points. Well done Determination.

Important Information:

As a school we have Attendance Avengers where each class can win prizes. We have managed to have our extra playtime and are now working together to earn that cinema afternoon. Our attendance last week was 93%, we need to aim for at least 97% if not more. Let’s keep aiming high and go for the next prize.

Home Learning – This is sent out on a Friday and the children are expected to have this returned by Monday. The children receive spellings and maths homework relating to their learning that week.

Reading books – It is expected that these are changed at least once a week. Our main days for changing reading books are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

P.E – This takes place every Monday. Please ensure your child has a P.E kit available in school.

Book Swap Shop is well underway. Remember to bring in any unwanted books and you’ll receive a token this can then be exchanged at the shop on Tuesday’s.

Active Learn – Remember to access this wonderful resource where you can read books, complete comprehension and grammar tasks and much more!

Rockstar Times Tables – The children have been given their login for this fantastic new resource. It has been great to see how many children have already accessed this at home. Well done!

Important Dates:

22nd May 2017 – Library Visit. If you are available to help us walk to and from the library in the morning, please let an adult know in school. Please ensure your child’s slip is returned to school by 19th May 2017.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Collinson and Miss Howson

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