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Week 5 - 7th October 2019

This week in York we have…


Celebrated World Mental Health Day – most of us wore something yellow this week to remind us and others it is ok to not be ok! We watched a short video on mental health and what it really means. We have made a promise to start thinking about others more and complimenting people once a week! Remember this could make a difference..even if it is only one person!

October is Black History Month – so we spent Thursday and Friday learning about slavery in the 16th – 19th Century. We first touched on slavery during our ‘One Beetle Too Many’ book when Darwin first witnessed Slavery in Argentina. Over these two days, we have learned about the British Empire and Triangular Trade. From this we have created cinquains (poems with precise rules about syllables), had a Triangular Trade Challenge and a class freedom quilt.

This week we have started a new guided reading called – VIPERS! Why not ask us what VIPERS stands for? It is a whole class approach to guided reading and so far we are loving it! We have been watching a short film titled ‘Little Freak’.  We have been working hard on our prediction, inference and retrieval skills. Eventually, we will be studying Skellig – if you would like to purchase yourself a copy of Skellig – please do but try to hold off reading it until we begin in class.


Next Week

  • Our trip is on the 16th October! We are going to the Natural History museum in London. Make sure you bring a packed lunch in a plastic bag and wear your school uniform.
  • SAT’s Information Evening at 6PM on Wednesday 16th October.
  • Maths – we will be continuing practicing using the bar model to help us solve word problems.
  • English – we will be continuing looking at ‘How to be a World Explorer’ and starting plan our own versions.

Home Learning

  • Mathletics
  • Timetables Rockstars