Welcome to Voyager Class!
Hello and welcome to the Voyagers' Home Page! We have lots of lovely Year 4 and 5 children in our class this year. The wonderful Mrs Williams, Mrs Edmunds and Mrs Mulcahy support us in class.
I am a firm believer in hard work and putting 100% effort into each and every task. If your child comes home and tells you that 'the work is tricky or difficult,' please don't panic; it is meant to be challenging so that they have the opportunity to build on previous knowledge and develop new skills. I do not give my students work that they can access too easily as this will slow their progress and limit their capabilities. Learning is meant to be a whole of host of things- 'easy' is not one of them.
I am a huge fan of Prof Carol Dweck and her work on teaching children to have 'growth mindsets.' Over the next few weeks, I am hoping you will begin to hear your child say phrases such as, "I can't do it... yet," or "I have made a fantastic mistake that I can learn from." Promoting a growth mindset within the school and home reassures children that it is 'ok' to get things wrong. This in turn will help them to take more risks with their learning and feel less intimated by challenge.
If there is anything you would like to discuss with me about your child's wellbeing or education, my door is always open. Please make an appointment to see me after school so that we can chat in-depth. I look forward to the year ahead and working in close partnership. You are the experts on your child and I would really value your input or any suggestions you may have.
Thank you, Mrs Kerry Mills
WB 1 March
I hope you had a super weekend in the sunshine. Here are your final challenges before coming back to school. Looking forward very much to seeing you in real life! Don't forget to check for your Teams meetings. Miss Reynolds
Y5/6 English, Tuesday 23rd
Hello everyone! Here is your general English work for everyone:
- story-based work on co-ordinating conjunctions
- either the Y5 or the Y6 SPAG mat (with answers at the back), or both if you're feeling really keen!
Also, for groups: I'm sorry I can't join you via Teams tomorrow but please take the extra time to revise ready for next week:
- Group 1, Spellings and GG Level 8
- Groups 2 and 3, Spellings and GG Level 6
For science this week YOU WILL NEED A4 white card or paper and the task sheet. You can make the flaps if you cannot print them.
This term we will be making our own interactive science books all about LIVING THINGS. I am so excited about this as I have been told what a creative bunch you all are.
What makes a living thing?
Look at the powerpoint and think carefully about the information that it includes .
Today you will be creating the first pages of your interactive book. Look at the task powerpoint which will explain step by step what you need to do. The resources you can print off however if you don’t have a printer you can create them yourselves using paper or card. From the resources you will only need pages 2-3 however if you want to play the game you can.
Make sure you keep your pages safe as we will need them once we are all back in school.
I can’t wait to see what you all produce.
PE -WB 22.02.21
I haven't had the chance to meet you all yet but I am really looking forward to working with you all this term! I am the new teacher in Voyagers. My name is Miss Cuthbertson but you can call me Miss C for short.
PE is such an important subject because it helps to keep our bodies and minds healthy. Exercising releases endorphins, which is a chemical that can help lift our mood and spirit. Releasing energy through exercise can also aid concentration, helping us to retain information in other subjects such as Maths and English. Keeping physically active is so important for us all right now seen as we are in lockdown.
So this week we are going to get creative and active! You are going to build your own obstacle course inside or outside! Once you have created your obstacle course you need to time yourself completing it 5 times. Record your time each go and see if you can improve your score. I look forward to seeing pictures of your obstacle course and seeing if you can beat your time!
Here is a link to a video which explains the task and gives you some ideas-
Stay happy and healthy
Year 4 Maths- wk beginning 22.02.21
I hope you had a fantastic half term and are all keeping well. Here is your maths planning for the week ahead. Any problems, please send me an email or message me on Teams. I will check in with you on Thursday and Friday this week so keep a look out for your invite.
Have a lovely week and I will see you all soon,