Welcome to Class Tolkien 2021-2022

 

Class Newsletters

Spring Half Term 1  

 

Our Christmas Play is now on Google classroom for you to view. 

We have been working on our Enterprise these last few weeks creating our Christmas mystery character boxes - the children have enjoyed designing and creating these character boxes - we hope you enjoy the mystery treat.

                         

We looked at multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000. Mr Morris got us to do this in a fun

interactive way.  Can you see the method we used for working these sums out?

                     

                                  

In our Math's lesson we have focused on square numbers - we have used counters to help us understand what a square number is and to prove our answers during our lesson.

                  

We became news reporters in Science this week as we have been focusing on the different stages of development in childhood. We focused on a specific age and then we were grouped together to make a drama piece where we were reports informing the class about the specific age we had covered.

             

Science Day in Class Tolkien - we have carried out lots of different experiments today and really enjoyed working scientifically. Ask us what we have observed and concluded. The experiments were Dry Erase, Electrical Goo Electricity, how to make a volcano, Jumping Pepper Electricity and Water Fireworks.

                

 In class today we have been researching and recording information about the human geography of Hawaii. We have focused on different features such as essential information, a brief history of Hawaii, different foods,  religions, culture, arts and games, 

                     

                                                                

Class Tolkien spoke about food banks in the Harvest festival service today. We have been researching them and seeing how important they are to people. 

                              

Class Tolkien have been looking at living things and their habitats this half term. Ask the children what we have learnt  and how we dissected a flower - what were we looking for?

               

 

Well done to all of the children who are having a fabulous start to the new school year!  We have lots to do and are raring to go for a busy and super-exciting term.

 

Please click on the link to the curriculum letter for our new half term below. 

 

Autumn Term 1

Wishing a huge congratulations to the 2020-2021 Class Tolkien.

We will miss you and wish you all the very best for Year 6.

Spring Term 2 Letter 

Design Technology

The children created their own stuffed toy and brought their drawings to life. This gave the children a chance to apply the skills they learnt in previous topics and learn the blanket stitch.

Art

Inspired by the artist Hundertwasser, our children added vibrant colours to an image of The Last Supper. This contributed to the collaborative montage for our display at St. Luke's church.

Remote Education Timetable

KS2 Christmas Production 2020

'Christmas Around the World'

 

Welcome back to our second half term! I hope you have had a happy and restful break and are ready and raring to go. Please take a look at our class newsletter to see what we will be working on up until December, and remember to keep checking google classroom for frequent updates. 

  

 

 

We cannot wait for us to get to know each other and settle in after such a difficult time. We have a very exciting term coming up so take a look through this welcome letter and prepare for lots of hard work with lots of fun thrown in too! 

Love from Mrs Waterhouse and Miss Lawton x

 

'Contactless Homework' in Year 5

Our home work will be completed through google classroom. A parent must have a gmail account to access google classroom for free, so please view this link for instructions on how to set up a gmail account, then view the second attachment to see how to access our new google classroom page. 

How to set up a gmail account

How to access Google Classroom

 

Starting back in September 2020

For children who do not have any siblings in school, their start time will be 9.10am, lining up on the left hand side of the barrier gate. The finish time will be 3.10pm, where you can collect your child from the pathway down Beech Close at the front of school. Your child will be escorted when crossing the road to meet you. For all other Year 5 children, the start time will be slightly different and this will be on your individual letter that was sent out on 10.07.20. These staggered start and finish times are in place to minimise congestion and contact with other bubbles of children.

 Congratulations to all of our wonderful children who stood for election to the Class Tolkien Student Council! 

Each candidate delivered an impressive, thoughtful speech, so I recommended they form a special advisory committee to help the winners deal with their additional post-lockdown duties.

 

And here are the well-deserved winners! We are very proud of them and know they will do an exceptional job.

A huge well done to our new Class Tolkien representatives of the Student Council!