Stretham Community Primary School


Kite Class

Week Beginning Monday 13th September

What a week we have had in Year 5 and 6! 

We started the week by waving goodbye to the Year 6s as they set off on their residential to Overstrand in Norfolk. You can see from the Photo Gallery section of the website what fun they all had. Whilst they were away, Year 5 have been comparing and ordering numbers in Maths; developing the use of descriptive language and varied sentence structures in English;  researching both ancient and modern Egypt and completing a drawing tutorial. We even managed a trip to Forest School where small groups collaborated to complete the 5 Senses Scavenger Hunt. When Year 6 returned, we enjoyed joint sessions in PSHE and PE. It was lovely to be back together again to end the week.


Week Beginning Monday 6th September

Kite class have been soaring through their learning this week. They have continued to develop their place value knowledge by working with larger values, including numbers up to 10 million in Year 6! We have also been working on our sentence structuring skills to improve our narrative writing in English. Year 5 Kites really enjoyed finding out about codes and ciphers in Computing. They even challenged each other to decipher their own codes. In Art, we have all enjoyed improving our fine motor control to explore the complex patterns that can be made through simple mark making.

Back to School - Thursday 2nd September - Friday 3rd September

Welcome back! We do hope you had an enjoyable summer and a restful break. 

Kite class have had a busy couple of days getting to know each other in Year 5 and 6 and getting settled in to our learning for the new school year. In just two days, we have:

- reviewed our existing times table knowledge,

- read the story 'Dear Teacher...' and started to write a response letter as if we were a child like the main character Michael with a 'good' (but rather weird and wonderful) excuse for being late for school,

- reviewed our existing Place Value knowledge,

- run a 'Golden Mile' at school to test our current fitness and resilience

- and created an All About Me artwork Shout Out.

Well done Kites for a wonderful first two days.