Friday 11th December
Unfortunately, due to technical problems I will be unable to upload Serpentines alternative version till Monday. It will be worth the wait!
Week beginning 7th December
We have welcomed a settled week and the children are 'back in the zone' again and working hard. Thank you so much to children and parents who worked together to research their biography focus - we had a great spread of ideas from Tom Daley to their grandparents. If you are struggling to access remote learning or weekly homework on Seesaw, please let us know and we can provide you a paper copy so that your children feel up to speed with the rest of their class.
We have been decorating our 'Traditional' style Christmas tree for Monday which has been fun. Thank you very much if you donated to our raffle for the Christmas hamper - the standard will be high as always - don't forget to get your tickets!
We have a Santa fun run Friday morning so remember PE kits for Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week please. Christmas jumper day is also on Friday - busy week ahead!
Thankyou all for your support and kindness this year - it is greatly appreciated.
Mrs V Inglesant
Even though Christmas is coming, be assured that our English, Maths and Science /l History is all still being taught and enjoyed!
We are all back in school tomorrow - Friday 27th November - and I am very excited to be back with class Serpentine!
Next week is promising to be another week of a variety of exciting events.
Our main theme for the week is World War 2 - looking at the Home Front and how the war affected everyday family life. We started looking at Biographies this week and will continue next week - hopefully inserting excellent examples onto our class page.
Christmas is also a theme over the next few weeks with Class Hamper donations being grately accepted and we will develop the decoration of our class tree over the next fortnight.
One exciting thing to announce is our class presentation which will be uploaded onto Seesaw for all to admire - exciting times!
Have a great week
W/b 9th November,
What a busy week we have had! Our light Science project is going well and we are learning how to make our own periscope to see round corners.
We are continuing to read The Machine Gunners and all about Chas McGill who really enjoys collecting war souvenirs - keen to beat his arch enemy Bodser Brown!
We are then going on to learn about why events happened during the war- starting to discuss the role of evacuees in this time.
We are aiming to do some sort of PE every day-inside or outside and our Footloose dance is fast and fun!
Remember to do your homework so that it is completed by Monday. I have enjoyed listening to you read passages from your story book.
Remember next Frida 13th November is Children in Need day so don't forget to wear something spotty! Our other focus is Act Your age challenge - Mrs Pervin has volunteered to carry out a sponsored silence for the length of her age - good luck - can you think of anything you can do?
Have a great week
Week beginning 2nd November
Another fun week ahead class Serpentine! Don’t forget to go onto Seesaw to complete your homework by Monday nights.
This week is all about new ideas and themes.
Our main theme is World War 2 history and life for children during this time. Our launch day introduces you all to how life changed for children at the start of the war. Throughout this term, we will also be carrying out Science projects in Light and Electricity – all linking to World War 2. I know lots of you are keen to find out what it was like. We will be reading Fireweed as our class book as well as The Machine Gunners.
Remember your PE kits for Mondays and Wednesdays
Have a great week.
Week beginning 26th October
Welcome to a new half term!
I hope you had an enjoyable time with your family and you are ready for a busy half term.
This week we will be having a RE themed week and we will be thinking about the answers to @Big Questions’ and how to think about the beliefs of others.
Y5 will be looking at larger number subtraction, mental arithmetic using addition and subtractions and problem solving.
Y6 will be looking at ordering of numbers and using brackets as well as reasoning skills
Tomorrow (Monday) we are finishing our tennis unit of work in PE with a tournament, which should be great fun! Remember, as the weather gets cooler, wear layers for our PE days.
Looking forward to seeing you all again.
Week ending 16th October,
What a week! Remote learning started in Class Serpentine in earnest! Quickly we learned how to use Seesaw our remote learning app. Many of you did a fantastic job. I learned alot too!
Each day everyone in class was given specific work to be carried out - just like we did in our classroom subjects - English, Maths, Science or reading or spelling.
Most of your work was fantastic and was 'Approved' by me. Some of you had your work sent back (just as in school) in order to correct any errors or to improve your presentation or to give me your usual, higher standard of work. I always want you to achieve the best that you can!
Thank you for all your hard work and now have a relaxing and enjoyable half term with your family - have fun!
Week beginning 28th September
I have been really pleased to see the excellent and respectful behaviour for all of the Year 6 who took part in Bikeability training this week – even when it was pouring with rain!
The Year 5 children have equally been working hard and are settling into the class really well.
I am looking forward to seeing your Seesaw homework this week. Remember homework is assigned on a Tuesday and should be submitted by the following Monday
This week’s work is a diary entry from a child travelling from the Caribbean to England in 1960.
At some point this week, we will be starting our next theme of ‘Earth and Space’ – a subject many children are interested in!
Finally, Year 5 are taking part in an Air quality project this week – more to follow tomorrow!
Enjoy your week!
Good morning to another exciting week!
Many Year 6 Serpentine children will be taking part in week
long Bikeability sessions during the school day throughout this week. This gives them a chance to develop their cycling and safety skills - a great opportunity!
This week we are nearing the end of our English work about the novel Coming to England, which the children have really enjoyed. They have been learning about how to include more ambitious adjectives in their writing. We have also been studying about The Windrush and what it was like to live in England in those times.
In our art work, we have been trying out different brush effects when using watercolours and we have included some of our work here.
Remember your PE kits for Monday’s and Wednesdays
Good morning to Monday 14th September!
How many of you have tried the music cup challenge? It's alot trickier than we first thought. This week in Music we are continuing to look at rhythms as well as different beats eg whole beats and half beats all to the tune of the Sugar plum fairy.
In our EOW work we have started to look at the Windrush and how people from many countries, including the Caribbean, travelled across the sea to find work in Great Britain. We will be using photos from that time and will be asking questions about what they think the photos are telling us.
Last week we looked at using the program Seesaw which seems to have been a hit with the class.
Well done to you all for remembering to wear your PE kit on Mondays and Wednesdays last week.
The School Council positions were hotly contested on Friday and all candidates had prepared great speeches. Well done to Tess and Lalih who will be representing Y5/6 this year. Evie is also appointed the role as Eco rep - well done to all!
Mrs V Inglesant
Week beginning 7th September
This week in Maths we will be investigating, writing and comparing larger numbers up to a million.
In English, we will continue reading our class story 'Coming to England' by Floella Benjamin by looking at the meaning of unfamiliar words as well as using more ambitious words in our writing.
Don't forget to wear your PE kit on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Good morning Class Serpentine,
Welcome back Class Serpentine!
I am really looking forward to coming together as a class tomorrow. I have added some photos of our classroom.
You will need to wear your PE kits to school on Mondays and Wednesdays as these are our PE days.
Other things you need to bring are your coat, lunchbox, water bottle, an inhaler (if you use one) and a spare pair of trainers and socks. You may also wish to bring in your reading book from home but there are plenty of school books to choose from.
See you tomorrow!