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Final week of a great half-term

We did it! Class 8 have completed another half-term at Wyburns and what a busy final week it was. On behalf of all the teachers and LSA's across both classes we would like to say a huge well done to all he children for trying so hard in their assessments. We appreciate it is a hard week but the determination, resilience and willingness to try their best has shone through. It is lovely to see so many children making the progress they deserve and it once again proves that if you work hard, listen well and remain positive about learning then you will get the rewards.

 

For their Big write today we changed it so the children had complete choice over what they wrote about. They could also present it however they wanted. It was lovely to see stories, poetry, songs, fact sheets etc. When the children had completed it they had an opportunity to share their story with Acorns. We were also very impressed by all of the writing from Acorns and we have some fantastic writers already in there.

 

Have a very restful break. Please try the little and often approach with homework. 

Every little helps!

 

Thanks for all your support

 

Mr Young, Miss Jude and Mrs Edmonds

 

 

 

Getting ideas for our BIG WRITE

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Getting ideas for our BIG WRITE 2
Getting ideas for our BIG WRITE 3

Holiday homework

 

All the children need to create hat for World Book Day. We are having a whole school competition :)

They must also complete the tasks on Spag.com and go onto RockTT at least 4 times. Daily reading is also a requirement :)

 

I have attached some revision for the year 6's and they will be bringing home a reading comprehension too. these are revision materials to help your child.

 

Have a fantastic break all :)

Homework - Due in Friday 1st March

SAT's links and more

Thanks for coming to our SAT's chat this evening and we hope it was helpful. Here is some information for you to look through if needed.

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2018-teacher-assessment-exemplification-ks2-english-writing)

„https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534106/2016_KS2_scaled_scores.pdf

 

Past papers are available on many websites but I find this one useful as they are all together in one place- Please do not do the 2018 one as we will use that at Easter and we need to get a true picture - Thank you :)

http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5

 

The School Run https://www.theschoolrun.com/

www.myminimaths.co.uk   (amazing for general practice, generates worksheets)

www.primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/Maths  (fun maths related games)

www.topmarks.co.uk  (amazing for general practice through games)

www.sumdog.com  (fun maths related games)

www.grammar-monster.com  (for all your grammar needs including tests and definitions to help understanding)

www.teachhandwriting.co.uk  (good activities for improving handwriting)

www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f  (good all-rounder)

www.topmarks.co.uk  (good all-rounder)

www.primarygamesarena.com/Subjects/English   (fun English related games)

 

The children will be BRILLIANT as I know they will all try their best and reach their potential. These are just tools to assist.

 

Please let us know if we can help or if you have any further questions.

 

The books I mentioned in the meeting are CGP 10 minute tests. I also like the achieve books. There is one for maths, reading and spag.

 

Many thanks for your support with this :)

 

One more week to go!

Another busy week last week in class 8. We finished our excellent stories on "The Piano" and have created a class book. The children are looking forward to sharing these with you in our next talk and share session.

 

We have continued to interpret data in maths and moved onto pictograms (trickier than expected) and how we can use fractions and percentages to answer questions when using a pie chart. 

 

This coming week is assessment week so get to bed nice and early so you're ready to show how super smart you are this week. You have all worked very hard and this is your chance to shine and show off.

 

Let's have a great last week and then we have a lovely half -term break. We are over halfway through the year now! How fast has it gone?

 

Thanks for your support

 

Mr Young, Miss Jude and Mrs Edmonds 

PE Reminder

 

Every Wednesday we have Cross country/running games, which is outside and compulsory. If you child cannot participate then we do need a note explaining why they cannot take part. Can you also ensure their outdoor kit is appropriate. They will need running trainers, tracksuit bottoms, jumper and even a lightweight tracksuit top. It has been very cold lately so the children need to dress for this. A good idea is to bring a couple of carrier bags or bin bags so the children can put their dirty PE kit into it once they have changed back into their school uniform.

 

We really appreciate your support with this as it is a very enjoyable lesson for all involved when the children are dressed appropriately.

 

Many thanks 

 

Mr Young 

NSPCC number day, The piano and interpreting data

 

A very busy week in class 8 was rounded off by a fun - filled NSPCC number day. As you can see from the photos we had so much fun all based around maths. We did fractions frenzy in the hall, played who wants to be a maths millionaire? We even designed our own maths game and got super creative with shape tessellation.

 

In our English writing we finished our story based around the piano. Some of the writing produced was amazing and the use of imagery made the story come to life.

 

In maths we have focused on interpreting data. Even though we found it challenging at times, we never gave up and started to get to grips with it.

 

Well done class 8 for another great week.

 

Let's keep it going

 

Mr Young, Miss Jude and Mrs Edmonds

 

NSPCC number day

NSPCC number day 1 Fraction Frenzy in the hall
NSPCC number day 2 Maths millionaire
NSPCC number day 3 Making our own maths games
NSPCC number day 4 More maths games
NSPCC number day 5 creative maths games
NSPCC number day 6 tessellation
NSPCC number day 7 tessellation
NSPCC number day 8 On the way to finishing
NSPCC number day 9 3-D design
NSPCC number day 10 Completed maths games

The Piano - English

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English Homework due Friday 15th February

Fractions, The Piano and everything else!

 

Class 8 have been working so hard this week and it is lovely to see so many of you working hard and having such a positive approach to everything you are doing, Our work will be challenging but always have in your head the word YET! If you cannot do something then just add YET at the end of it.

 

I cannot do it … YET

 

If you keep working hard then soon you will be able to do it.

 

We have continued our fractions topic and moved on fractions of quantities and SAT style questions. In English the children have produced fantastic setting descriptions and speech based around the story of "The Piano."

 

The children are continuing to be enthused by our World War 2 topic and this week produced creative work linked to the battle of Dunkirk. Some children wrote poems, some went for newspaper reports and we even had a group of girls writing their own songs!

 

Keep up the fantastic attitude class 8. It is a pleasure to teach you and we will smash it this year.

 

Mr Young, Mrs Edmonds and Miss Jude

 

Homework - 25th January 2019 - Due in Friday 8th February 2019

 

Homework this week has a maths focus as it is consolidating everything we have been covering in fractions. The questions are quite tricky so try to do it little and often rather than all in one go. This is due in on Friday 8th February. Keep going onto Spag.com and Timestables rockstars as well please.

 

I look forward to seeing how well you did when we mark it together on Friday 8th February.

 

 

11 plus 2020 entry

For your information

 

Registration for the 11+ is from 14th May 2019-1st July 2019 and the main test date is Saturday 21st September 2019.

 

The test papers include one English paper (1 hour and 10 mins) and one maths paper (1 hour)

They are each worth 60 marks.

 

If you have any further questions we can help guide you :)

WHAT ARE THEY LIKE 2019

Another busy week

 

Class 8 are in full swing now. We are still continuing with fractions and are now dividing them and looking at SAT style questions. In English we finished our War poems and have moved onto a narrative based around the short animation called "The Piano."

 

We are looking forward  to the children writing a narrative based around the animation as some of their character and setting descriptions have used wonderful vocabulary. 

 

In History we have started our World War 2 topic and the children have been so engrossed in it. We have spent all afternoon on it the past two Fridays and it is so lovely to see them engaged and thirsty for knowledge.

 

As always we have been non-stop and look forward to another busy week next week.

 

Mr Young, Miss Jude and Mrs Edmonds 

World War 2 - Hearing Sirens! GET UNDER THE TABLE

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Homework - Friday 18th January - Please log onto Maths rockstars and SPAG.com please. New activities have been put on SPAG.com see me if you have forgotten your log in. We expect you to go on these at least 4 times in the next week as part of your homework. We will be checking! The Tense homework is due in Friday 25th January

First week back

 

Well done to all of Class 8 for such a positive first week back. We got straight back into learning with our unit of fractions continuing and our English war poems starting. We were very lucky to have a story teller come in on Monday and ask your children if they remember how to make a chicken from a tea towel! We also visited Pizza Express and as you can see from the pictures the children had a great time and their excellent behaviour was commented on by the Pizza Express staff. Well done.

 

We look forward to another hard-working productive term. Please feel free to come and see any of us should you wish to. Happy new year and all the very best for 2019.

 

Mr Young, Miss Jude and Mrs Edmonds

Curriculum overview - Spring Term - A World At War

Pizza Express Visit - Yum Yum

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Pizza Express Visit - Yum Yum 2
Pizza Express Visit - Yum Yum 3
Pizza Express Visit - Yum Yum 4

Homework - Friday 11th January 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU 

Mr Young, Mrs Edmunds and Miss Jude would like to say a huge thank you for all the thoughtful gifts and cards. It is was very generous and greatly appreciated.

 

We would like to wish you and all of class 8 a very happy christmas and all the very best for 2019. 

 

Stay safe, rest well and remember there is always a little homework you can do everyday.

We go again in January and the countdown to SATS and year 7 begins!

 

Thanks again

Ho, Ho, Ho

 

Mr Young, Mrs Edmunds and Miss Jude

 

 

Looking smart for the Christmas party

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Looking smart for the Christmas party 2

Are You Exhausted?

That has to be one of the busiest weeks ever in school. Where do we start? As well as all the Christmas events happening, we have also managed to start our letter from a World War 1 solider all about the Christmas Truce. They will be finished early next week. We have also manged to continue our work on Fractions and soon will be able to multiply and divide fractions.

 

A huge well done to all of Class 8 for their excellent behaviour when went to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. What a wonderful panto it was and even Mr Young managed to charm one the of members of the show! We also sang our Christmas songs at the church on Thursday morning and it blew me away. What a fantastic performance and the singing was out of this world. Well done to Harrison and Alice for their poetry readings, you were excellent.

 

We also squeezed in painting our Dragon's eye, making our Christmas mats and centre pieces for our delicious Christmas dinner and we have started our very funny Christmas cards  .

 

Next week is so busy again with finishing our cards, glossing our Dragon's eye, finishing our moving vehicle, completing our Science investigation and our World War 1 letter. We are nearly there. Let's do this.

 

Have a great and restful weekend,

 

Mr Young, Mrs Edmunds and Miss Jude

Table decorations, table mats, making christmas cards, christmas dinner and painting a Dragon's eye!

Table decorations, table mats,  making christmas cards, christmas dinner and painting a Dragon's eye! 1
Table decorations, table mats,  making christmas cards, christmas dinner and painting a Dragon's eye! 2
Table decorations, table mats,  making christmas cards, christmas dinner and painting a Dragon's eye! 3
Table decorations, table mats,  making christmas cards, christmas dinner and painting a Dragon's eye! 4
Table decorations, table mats,  making christmas cards, christmas dinner and painting a Dragon's eye! 5

Just over a week to go!

 

Another very very busy week in Wyburns. Well done to year six for working so hard in their Reading and SPAG tests. There is still lots of work to do but it is great to see so many children improving their scores. Keep on working so hard!

 

We finally finished our explanation texts all about our amazing circulatory system. Some of their final drafts were amazing. You can see some of them on our class pages. In Maths we are really getting to grips with fractions and we are up to adding with different denominators and even adding mixed numbers with fractions ... then simplifying our answer!!! Very tricky.

 

Our busy week ended with a visit from the Birdman and it was wonderful. We found out so many different facts and they even flew around our heads. Our assembly this week was the children who go to Rock steady. What amazing talented musicians we have.

 

Finally, our homework this week that MUST be handed in is a poetry competition. We wil be choosing the best two per year group and sending them off to the Premier League. If we are lucky enough to win then we will get a visit from a celebrity with the actual Premier League trophy!! So get writing and make it brilliant. 

 

Many thanks. We are getting nearer to Mr Clause visiting!

 

Mr Young and Miss Jude

Explanation of the heart

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Explanation of the heart 2
Explanation of the heart 3

7.12.18- Homework

Another week gone very quickly

Class 8 have had another busy week. We have started our huge unit of Fractions in Maths. Keep on working on your times tables as this is key to understanding fractions. We are linking our Science and English together and the children have started to draft their Explanation text. We look forward to showing you the finished product next week.

 

Well done to all of Year 6 who performed so well in for the Rayleigh lights event. It was Mr Young's first year of being part of this and I was extremely proud of you all. The Christmas Fair was a fantastic event and again many thanks for coming along, spending your pennies and making it a wonderful occasion. 

 

Finally, apologies for the late putting up of homework. I had a few technical errors with the website. It is all there now so please have a go and try your best. 

 

We go again next week for another busy week. Santa is getting nearer!

 

Mr Young and Miss Jude.

Newspaper reports, BODMAS, Cutting up a heart, Dragon eyes, car design and 

Road Safety jingles!

 

Another busy week in class 8. As you can see from the photos we have been working hard as the build up to Christmas continues. In Maths we worked on using the BODMAS method to help us understand how to calculate with different operations. Please ask you child what this means. It was tricky but we got there in the end.

 

In English we finally managed to type up our newspaper reports about those vile - Vikings and their attack on our soil! Please read the two examples if you can as they really make you feel like you were there.

 

We are well on the way with our clay model of a Dragon's eye and will paint this next week so it looks life like. We are also on the way to making our own cars. Lots of sawing and measuring were done so it matches our plan. 

 

In Science we were very brave and cut up a real Lamb's heart. There were only a few screams and pale faces BUT it was a great way to see a how a real heart works up close. Lots of learning as always.

 

Finally, the class worked in small groups to come up with a jingle to the tune of "Jingle Bells." This was for Road Safety week. Some of them were very creative and very funny, The class enjoyed sharing them with each other.

 

Let's keep going Class 8.

 

P.S We have also finished a our class decoration for Christmas.  We hope you like it.

Dissecting a Lamb's heart

Dissecting a Lamb's heart 1 Ready to cut and get a good look
Dissecting a Lamb's heart 2 Don't worry. It was not that scary!
Picture 1 Lots of detail and ready to paint
Picture 2 This eye will look awesome
Picture 1 Class 8 Christmas hoop
Picture 2 Road safety jingle
Picture 3 Very creative from the girls
Picture 4 Super jingle from the boys
Picture 5 Measuring our wood so it is precise
Picture 6 Carefully sawing our wood

Division, Newspaper reports and much more!

Another super busy week in class 8 for everyone. We really got to grips with Division this week in Maths and most of us are feeling confident, not only in dreaded long division but also bus stop, using factors and even being able to solve some mentally. Well done for your perseverance with Division and not being afraid to really challenge yourself. Remember if you don't know something, just add YET at the end as one day you will understand.

 

In English we started our newspaper reports and focused on the use of passive voice, direct and reported speech and what makes an effective introduction. We are looking forward to typing these up in the computing suite next week.

 

We also tested our heart rate in Science, had a discussion about role and responsibilities in PSHE and started to make a dragon's eye using clay in Art. To end another busy week we all came to school in our pyjamas, dressing gowns and even slippers to raise money for Children in Need. Well done for your participation and all of the Spurs fans in the class loved Mr Young's West Ham dressing gown!

 

Mr Young would like to say a huge well done and thank you to class 8 for working so hard when he wasn't in for a few days.  All of the staff told me how brilliant you all were and how you behaved for the other teachers. Fortunately, the eye is getting better and it takes a lot more than this to keep me away from such a wonderful class and awesome school.

 

Remember your homework by next Friday and log on to SPAG.com and maths rockstars please. Keep working on those spellings as well. All of theses added extras will make a huge difference to your learning.

 

We go again Monday for another busy but brilliant week.

 

Mr Young & Miss Jude

 

 

 

 

Children in need 2018 - Wearing our PJ's for the day.

Children in need 2018 - Wearing our PJ's for the day. 1
Children in need 2018 - Wearing our PJ's for the day. 2
Children in need 2018 - Wearing our PJ's for the day. 3

Homework - Due date Friday 16th November - Also remember your spellings and reading please.

Rayleigh Lights

 

Year 6 are singing at the Rayleigh Lights on 29th November 2018.

 

We are on stage at 4.10pm (we're second) Please come and support us :)

 

Children can wear something Christmassy as well as their uniform :)

Another busy week

 

We have been very flexible due to various events happening. Well done all the children who completed Bikeabilty this week. You were a credit to Wyburns and we are very proud of you. We have all been developing our confidence in division during our Maths lessons and we will be continuing this next week. Our focus in English and Reading has been World War poetry and the children created some amazing "Blackout Poems" We even had a go at trying to crack a World War 1 code. After many attempts we worked it out in the end!

 

Well done for another hard-working week. 

Have a great weekend

Mr Young and Miss Jude no

Bikeability, Coding and World War 1 Blackout Poems

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Bikeability, Coding and World War 1 Blackout Poems 2
Bikeability, Coding and World War 1 Blackout Poems 3
Bikeability, Coding and World War 1 Blackout Poems 4

Beowulf Speeches

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English - Preparing our Beowulf speech

English - Preparing our Beowulf speech 1 Trying to get our actions ready
English - Preparing our Beowulf speech 2 Can we learn our speech without the words?
English - Preparing our Beowulf speech 3 Practice makes perfect
English - Preparing our Beowulf speech 4 Checking our friends work and offering suggestions
English - Preparing our Beowulf speech 5 Listening to others and then giving feedback

Welcome back Class 8. I hope you all had a wonderful break. This is another busy term with lots of challenges ahead. Keep on working hard and having a positive mindset. We made a good start but I know there is more to come. Let's make this a half term to remember. 

Class 8, can you believe there is only one more week until a well deserved week off.

It has been another very busy week. It all started off with Viking Day. So many children came in dressed up and it really added to the day. Thanks for all your support.

 

Even Mr Young got into the role of a Viking warrior!

 

We have finished writing our versions of Beowulf and some of the writing has been fantastic. The children have also been pulling apart the longer version of Beowulf in our class reading and are really starting to improve their comprehension skills. 

 

In Maths the children have been working hard developing their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in addition and subtraction. On Friday we went into the computing suite and used a spreadsheet to develop our understanding of multiples.

 

Other highlights have been completing our moving vehicles in D&T (photos to come soon), starting our computing topic of spreadsheets and carrying out research in our RE lessons about Hinduism. 

 

Remember it's assessment week next week so plenty of rest. I am also looking forward to meeting your parents at partnership meetings next week. I have lots of lovely things to tell them about you all so don't worry. indecision

 

Mr Young and Miss Jude no

 

 

 

 

Remember Viking Day on Monday. Be prepared.

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Another busy busy week in class 8. In English we have immersed ourselves in the story of Beowulf and written some super character descriptions. We have also written an alternative ending so we have lots of ideas for our stories next week. Also ask your children about SPAG.com

 

Year five had a wonderful time Monday afternoon for their Prince William award (photos to come soon) and year six worked hard with Mrs Fagence getting songs ready for the Harvest assembly. Many thanks for your donations.

 

Remember next week is Talk and Share on Tuesday and the start of the book fair in school. Please come and treat your child to a super book. The more we raise, the more free books we get for the school. Reading is a huge whole school focus this year so please help us.

 

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you for Talk and Share if you can make it.

 

Mr Young and Miss Jude

 

Fantastic Fossils in Science and Moving Motors in DT

Fantastic Fossils in Science and Moving Motors in DT 1 Taking shape. Next we need a motor.
Fantastic Fossils in Science and Moving Motors in DT 2 We added the wheels and the base this week.
Fantastic Fossils in Science and Moving Motors in DT 3 Searching high and low.
Fantastic Fossils in Science and Moving Motors in DT 4 Finally, we found what we wanted! What is it?

Year five remember your outdoor clothes on Monday for Prince William award.Thanks all. 

Check out Class 8 and their amazing Kenning poems. What a start to our Beowulf unit!

Check out Class 8 and their amazing Kenning poems. What a start to our Beowulf unit! 1
Check out Class 8 and their amazing Kenning poems. What a start to our Beowulf unit! 2
Check out Class 8 and their amazing Kenning poems. What a start to our Beowulf unit! 3
Check out Class 8 and their amazing Kenning poems. What a start to our Beowulf unit! 4

What a busy week!

Class 8 have had such a busy week and Mr Young has finally worked out how to put information onto the website! Yippee!

 

In Maths we have been working hard on place value with our focus on negative numbers and Roman Numerals.

 

 

In English we had such a fun start to the week by going into the woods and seeing clothes ripped, blood everywhere and food inside a den. This raised lots of questions and it gave us clues about our new writing topic! By the end of this week we would have written our own Kenning poems for our class poetry book that everyone can read and enjoy.

 

 

 

In Reading we have started the text "Beowulf" and explored lots of vocabulary. Ask your children about double meaning words. We have also asked lots of questions so we can answer some tricky questions next week.

 

 

Other highlights include a letter to Theresa May about plastic pollution and making progress in our DT lessons. We are well on the way to making our moving car. Photos will follow soon!

 

Have a great weekend Class 8.

 

Mr Young