Pine Class 2021-2022
Class Teacher - Mr B Caron-Dawe
Teaching Assistant - Mrs J Bond
Learning Support Assistants - Geraldine & Penny
Welcome to Autumn Term 1 in Pine Class
Monday 6th September - Friday 22nd October
Welcome to our first term of the new academic year. It has been a busy and unusual 18 months following two interrupted academics years with national lockdowns and isolation. The children have been fantastic with being resilient and hardworking throughout the disruption to their learning and should be proud of themselves. Please find below some information to help you plan and prepare with your child, to support their learning and ensure we have a fantastic year ahead!
It is essential children arrive at school on time - we will collect classes at 8.45am from the main playground, with learning activities starting immediately, therefore a prompt and punctual start to the day will help to ensure no learning time is lost.
Children are expected to be in full school uniform everyday. As the weather becomes wetter and colder please ensure they have a suitable coat to protect them from the elements. Clean spare uniform can be provided when necessary.
PE / Swimming kits
Our class PE days are Thursday and Friday - kit can be left in school to prevent children forgetting to bring it in. Some children will be having swimming lessons this term on a Thursday or Friday afternoon. Individual children will be informed if this affects them.
Please can we remind everyone of the importance to read everyday, for a minimum of 20 minutes, as this will support our learning in school significantly. Doodle should continue to be accessed at home and weekly spellings can be found further down this page.
Do contact me on ClassDojo should you have any questions or concerns, alternatively my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep safe everyone and I really look forward to a fantastic year ahead!
Spelling Lists - Autumn Term 1
Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn Term 1
Year 5/6 Spelling List Week 3
Term 6 Week 1 Spellings - the first of a series of Year5/6 Common Exception words
Term 5 Week 6 Spelling List
Term 5 Week 5 Spelling List
Words ending in –ant, -ance/ -ancy, -ent, -ence/-ency
Summer 1 Curriculum Newsletter
TERM 5 WEEK THREE SPELLINGS
Spring Term 2 was a packed and busy few weeks...
Spellings / daily reading / times tables games.
Please continue with the homework set - the skills are really beginning to become embedded!
Speaking and Listening Skills - to increase confidence and, particularly, memory skills, please play:
'I WENT TO MARKET and I bought an apple...' This is where players take turns to say what they bought, then the next player says the same and adds something new. The game continues and you see how far you can go remembering all the things bought.
Times Tables Games - this pack has many ideas for games to help learn your times tables with members of your family - let's get these times tables learnt off by heart!
Homework - 06.11.20
Please have a real focus on the learning of your timestables this holiday.
Homework - 09.10.20
Please complete the spelling activities for this week's words which are on the sheet.
Please have a go at one test. Time yourself then mark it by scrolling further down the document. Hopefully as the weeks go by, you will increase your score and decrease your time!
Homework documents - 09.10.20
Homework - 02.10.20
Note taking skills - Author and Enquiry
Copy and paste the link in the address bar to watch a video about how astronauts return from space. Take some notes and be prepared to discuss how astronauts come back to Earth from space.
Curriculum Newsletter - September 2020
* Lockdown Learning *
Wednesday 27th May
I hope everyone is well and managing to enjoy the outdoors during this glorious weather. Thank you for the emails and photos over this last week. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone as we start to return to school next week.
Freya has worked incredibly hard on her 'room in a box'... it is a recreation of Van Gogh's bedroom. She worked independently, with the help of her new hot glue gun, and should be very proud of her attention to detail and craftwork skills!
Wednesday 20th May
It has been another week of wonderful weather and from the lovely photos being emailed to me I can see that lots of you are spending time outdoors and discovering new hobbies and talents! Thank you again to everyone who has been in touch... do keep sending them so that we can create a gallery when we return to school.
Freya has produced some beautiful artwork during her time learning at home, and has been tackling addition/subtraction problems involving fractions.
Lizzie has been busy cooking - so many chefs in our class, which is great - and reading and researching lots... as well as finding some inventive ways to stay active around the house. It is also her birthday this week, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lizzie from everyone in Pine!
Alfee has been very 'hands on' by making some planters with recycled wood from his old bed! He now has flowers, tomatoes and cucumbers growing and has been enjoying walks with his brother, Lenny, and their dog.
Mac has been resourceful with a former egg box to make a dragon, and continues to cook and bake, this time making shortbread. He has also researched the hawksbill sea turtle and created an informative leaflet, and is keeping his dog Ollie active on daily walks with Seb!
Wednesday 13th May
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with updates on how you are getting on at home. It has been lovely to receive lots of photos of your learning and activities... please keep sending them and we can share them on our class webpage and create a gallery when we return to school.
STAY HOME. STAY SAFE.
Mac has enjoyed reading new books, held a VE Day celebration tea party with his family and has been teaching his dog new commands...
Poppy has been busy baking (a lot!) and sharing examples of her home learning... (she agreed to share her chocolate cake recipe!)
Alfie H has been working very hard at home and using his older brother's secondary school books to challenge himself!
Millie used her new knowledge of VE Day events to create some informative posters.
Monday 4th May
It was lovely to speak with many parents and carers on the telephone on Friday to find out how you are and about all the home learning you have been completing. For those parents/carers I was unable to get through to, I have sent an email instead.
If anybody would like to contact me, a reminder of my email address:
Thank you, take care everybody!
Friday 24th April - Pine Class Newsletter
Tuesday 14th April
Hello Pine Class,
I hope you and your families are all safe and well, and that you had a lovely Easter weekend!
It still feels very strange not seeing you all each day but as we know this is a temporary measure that is very important to make sure we are all kept healthy and safe. During this period at home, please do make sure you continue to read daily… it is a shame we cannot use the ‘giant book’ we made in our classroom to submit entries and work our way through as we started to, but do use this time to read books, articles, CBBC News. Magic Keys (click here) has free books you can read and Newsround (click here) is a useful way to stay connected with the news and other children around the country. Year 6… don’t forget you have access to Rising Stars, and that all of you can log into ActiveLearn – see further down the page for the link and school code if you need a reminder. I have updated the allocations so you should find some new titles to get stuck into. Remember to stay on top of your times tables too – a good idea is to ask somebody at home to test you each day so that your brain stays sharp! From next Monday (20th) t (click here). If you haven’t already done so, use the link further down the page to go to the Cedar class page – there are lots of links on there for Year 6, but Year 5… I know you can rise to the challenge!
Pine Class 2019-2020
Class Teacher - Mr B Caron-Dawe
Teaching Assistant - Mrs H Costick
Welcome to Term 4 in Pine Class!
Tuesday 25th February - Friday 3rd April
SATs Week 2020 - 11th to 14th May
We're very excited about the term ahead... we hope that you find our class webpage a useful source of information. If you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to speak to us before or after school in the playground. At the bottom of this page you will find some useful documents that will provide you with some detail on the Year 5 and Year 6 curriculum, including our new enquiry-led 'Curious City' curriculum in partnership with Lighting Up Learning.
It is essential that your child reads every night at home, for a minimum of 30 minutes, preferably with an adult although independent reading is equally beneficial.
Rising Stars is a new online resource that all Year 6 children are familiar with using at school. Each child has a login and password - the school code is 203139. Children are able to access Maths and SPaG activities to consolidate the learning. The website can be found by clicking here.
During Term 4, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on Thursday.
We will continue to swim every Friday afternoon at the nearby BCA pool. Please ensure your child has a swimming cap / hairband if they have long hair.
ActiveLearn is a key resource that all children are encouraged to use at home to support their learning. Children should continue to use their ActiveLearn username from their previous class. All children have the same password: school, and will need to use the school code to log in: 97cc. The website can be found by clicking here.
Homework will continue to be set on a Friday, and is due to be handed in on the following Wednesday.
PLEASE SEE CEDAR CLASS PAGE FOR USEFUL WEBLINKS COVERING SATS PREPARATION