Week 20 – Recap

Year 5 have had a good first week back this week! We have managed to achieve 99% attendance and 92% reading ( pleas keep these numbers up !! ). The children have been exploring a new English topic of Newspaper writing and they are blowing me away! Year 5 have really been putting the work in this week, the workload has been extreme and they have taken it in their stride so a very well done from Mr Trott.

Spellings

ambitious

cautious

fictitious

infectious

nutritious

repetitious

superstitious

gracious

precious

vicious

Homework

Year 5’s homework this week is to create a script for our news report we will be creating on Monday, this should be surrounded by the events that are going to take place on Monday ( TOP SECRET – if the children forget email me). I would also like the children to bring some clothes they can pop over their uniform to make them look like “news reporters). No maths homework this week. However if you would like some I will be happy to e-mail some over. Also could the children please complete 30 minutes on Timestable Rockstar’s this will be done every Wednesday. This is to help them in our math’s currently, this is working amazingly and I can already see improvements on this.

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on trotta@brandesburton.eroding.net 

Many Thanks,

Mr Trott,

Week 19 – Recap

What a final week! Class 4 really had their work cut out this week but they gave it their all as always! We have been concentrating on our art unit this week. We have been making John Dyer inspired Mayan Art, So far we have made our stencils and we have printed our first piece ( many more left to do ). Our reading percentage this week was not amazing with 74%. I would like class 4 to respond to this with a 100% the first week back please!

However, hats off to class 4 for this half term, they have really put 100% into every piece of work these past five weeks and they really do deserve a break to recharge and re-set.

Spellings for our first week back will be a mixture of the spellings we have already completed.

through
thorough
cereal
serial
communicate
bough
although
dough
thoroughness
ought
drought
assent

Homework

Below I have attached two sheets of homework for the children to complete. These are both math sheets and they are going over what we have recently done within Math. This will need to be in for the first day back. Also for math’s could the children please complete 30 minutes on Timestable Rockstar’s this will be done every Wednesday. This is to help them in our math’s currently, this is working amazingly and I can already see improvements on this.

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on trotta@brandesburton.eroding.net 

Many Thanks,

Mr Trott,

Week 18 – Recap

Class 4 have done amazing this week! Everyone has put so much effort into what they have done and as a teacher I could not be happier. Our reading percentage was 96% and our attendance was 100%! There has been a lot to do this week and year 5 have just got on. We now know the social circle of the Ancient Maya and we are about to write our suspense openers in English which are looking AMAZING.

Spellings

ascent
assent
bridal
bridle
cereal
serial
compliment
complement
precede
proceed

Homework

The children have been focusing on multiplication of numbers in maths. I have given each child a sheet with a range of different questions on, if this could be completed by Tuesday please. The children will also be doing their suspense story openers on Monday. I have given the children an opportunity to write up a mock of this to help them on Monday ( this isn’t homework but if they want to do it they can ).  Also for maths could the children please complete 30 minutes on Timestable Rockstar’s this will be done every Wednesday. This is to help them in our maths currently, this is working amazingly and I can already see improvements on this.

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on trotta@brandesburton.eroding.net 

Many Thanks,

Mr Trott,

Week 17 – Recap

A great week with year 5 this week! A lot of writing and a lot of hard work! Our reading percentage was really good again with a score of 92%. I had 20 out of 24 children complete 20 minutes on Timestable Rockstar’s too which was an amazing effort from everyone!

We are in full flow next week as the children will be completing their suspense starters in English. Learning more about the Maya and how their society worked.

I would really like to push the reading at home also. It is amazing to see the improvement of the children’s reading when this is being completed week in week out and it really puts a smile on their faces in the classroom ( maybe not so much at home! )

Spellings this week:

especially

neighbour

determined

accommodate

interfere

committee

apparent

harass

aggressive

communicate

Homework

As we have moved away from fractions in maths we have now begun our second visit of multiplication and division. I have sent a list home with the children of multiplications I would like them to try out using our “column method”. This will be due in Tuesday. Also for maths could the children please complete 25 minutes on Timestable Rockstar’s this will be done every Wednesday.

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on trotta@brandesburton.eroding.net 

Many Thanks,

Mr Trott,

Week 16 – Recap

Another really productive week for year 5 this week. We have started our new Mayan topic which the children are loving! We now know when the Ancient Maya started and finished, what happened during and where they lived. We have also started our new guided reading text “The Nowhere Emporium”. The Reading for year 5 this week was a huge improvement with 92%!

Spellings

dependable

comfortable

understandable

reasonable

enjoyable

reliable

excitable

preferable

adorable

believable

Homework.

As the children are coming to the end of their Fraction unit in Maths, there is a math sheet with a few worded fractions on ( see below, there are 3 different sets of questions ranging in difficulty 1st being the most challenging). The children have done these problems in class when I have helped so I want to see the children working this out independently(please show working out) , This will be due in Tuesday. Also for maths could the children please complete 20 minutes on Timestable Rockstar’s this will be done every Wednesday.

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on trotta@brandesburton.eroding.net 

Many Thanks,

Mr Trott,

Week 15 – Recap

Welcome back! First of all it is great to be back and the children have had an amazing start. Our reading percentage wasn’t fantastic this week so I am hoping now we have a full week we can get this back up to 100%.

The spellings for this week are:

through

thorough

borough

enough

bough

though

although

dough

thoroughness

ought

Homework:

The children have taken home their planning for their explanation piece. They need to conduct some research on their subheading that they have chosen. This will be due in Monday to give them a helping hand in their explanation text.

Also for the maths homework could the children please complete 20 minutes on Timestable rockstars this will be done every Tuesday. .

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on trotta@brandesburton.eroding.net 

Many Thanks,

Christmas break!!

I would like to start by saying thank you to year 5. YOU HAVE BEEN AMAZING!

Year 5 have put their everything into this first term and I couldn’t be more proud, I have seen every child grow and gain in confidence. Class 4 is such a nice place to be at the moment and I put that down to the children and their ability to make me smile and laugh every single day. The work that year 5 have produced this term get me excited for the rest of the year and to be able to see what the children are going to produce.

On a personal note I would like to say thank you to the children for making my first term as a teacher so enjoyable and amazing I couldn’t have wished for a better start to my career.

As it is the season of giving I am giving the children time to relax and recharge so there will be no homework for this term.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From Mr Trott and Mrs Cammack

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on trotta@brandesburton.eroding.net 

Week 13- Recap


What a week! The class have impressed me so much, this week we did our geography field trip and they were absolutely amazing, so sensible, so mature and so helpful. I can not sing their praises high enough. Our reading percentage was 90% this week and our attendance was also very good considering it’s this close to Christmas. 

I have discussed the spellings with the class as there will be a blind test this week on all the spellings we have done so far so the children know what to revise

If the children could please have ready for Monday a descriptive piece of work. This could be anything  as long as it describes a thing/per. 

Also for the maths homework could the children please complete 20 minutes over the weekend on Timestable rockstars. This will help them in their maths next week. 

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me on trotta@brandesburton.eroding.net 

Many Thanks, 

Mr Trott

Week 12 – Recap

A week full of ups and downs! The Class have really impressed me this week with their bounce back. Our reading percentage is super consistent with a score of 96% again so well done! As a class this week we have really flourished and found out a lot about each other, the children have shown me their resilience and their desire to put forward their best work at all times ( which as a teacher is all I can wish for).

Spellings – Next week I am going to challenge the children on an array of spellings that we have been focusing on through out this half term. The reason I am doing this is because the spelling test scores are the best scores I have seen so a challenge is in order!

Homework for this week.

Next week the children will be taking part in their persuasive writing piece about Brandesburton. I have given the children the opportunity over the weekend to get some persuasive techniques about Brandesburton sorted. This will make their writing on Monday a little easier ( this is due for Monday )

We are currently doing fractions in our maths. I have attached two hyperlinks to a few fraction games for the children to attempt. I haven’t sent out sheets for the children as they have been doing these all week and I figured a different method could help. https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math/fractions/equivalent-splat-game/

Once again if you do have any queries, questions or you would like some more work, please give me an e-mail on trotta@brandesburton.eriding.net

Many Thanks,

Mr Trott,

Week 11 – Recap

Another really good week from class 4 this week. Our reading percentage improved to 96% and our attendance was 95%. I have really pushed year 5 this week and they have done nothing but impress me. Also, our highest ever 10/10 on spellings with 88% of the class getting 10. As our English unit is persuasive writing the children have been designing a dragons den pitch on an “ideal location” to send Mr. Trott. I am super excited to see where I will be jetting off to so make sure you are all focused on that next week!

Spellings:

ancient

efficient

science

sought

signature

inefficient

species

proficient

mischief

knack

nought

knapsack

Homework:

As the children have really put their all into this week I have kept the homework minimal. Next week we are starting a new math’s unit “fractions” I would like the children to fill in an A4 piece of paper with their knowledge of fractions, this will be due Tuesday so I can see where the children are at.

Once again if you do have any queries, questions or you would like some more work, please give me an e-mail on trotta@brandesburton.eriding.net

Many Thanks,

Mr Trott,