Mrs Dyde's Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Dyde



Welcome to the Spring Term 2020

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and are looking forward to our new term ahead. This page is intended to help you feel involved and informed of everything we are planning to do this term. We will continue to work extremely hard, and for those in Year 6 they will continue working towards their SAT's. For all of us there will continue to be great fun with lots of exciting work planned and lasting memories created. 


English - What is planned for your next adventure?                      

This term our book will be Kensuke's kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

'Washed up on a deserted island, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone...


Join us on the adventure as we explore how he ended up on a deserted island and what or who lies in wait for Michael.


What else is there?

We will be studying local art, artists, pottery and artefacts; discover our local heritage including the pot banks and coal mines; the lives of those who worked in the industries and those who were famous among us, including Clarice Cliff, Josiah Wedgwood and Reginald Mitchell. 



Our Curriculum 

The Spring Curriculum planner will provide you with more information on the range of exciting learning activities we have planned across all areas of the curriculum. You will be able to see a variety of ideas so please do take time to look at it.

Spring Term Curriculum Planner


This week's Learning Journey : Monday 16th March 2020

English - We will explore adjectives, adverbs and expanded noun phrases from the book, Kensuke's Kingdom and use a descriptosaurus to describe the island and then the forest. We will think about what he saw; what he heard; how he felt and what he imagined might happen.


Maths - We continue our focus on decimals, looking at addition and subtraction of decimals up to three decimal places, whilst involving measures such as money, kilograms, kilometres etc. We will also recognise decimals which add to make 1 whole, finding number pairs.


Science - In our topic on materials, we will be discussing insulators and conductors. Our investigation this week will involve examining the best insulating materials.


Geography - We will be discussing the differences bewteen human and physical environments - what makes each one physical or human, naming them and giving some examples.


Art - This week we will be capturing a scene from Kenuske's Kingdom of Michael and his dog, Stella on their first night on the island. This will involve continuing our work on shading and blending colours and pencil. We will also be making cards for Mother's Day. 


Music - We will listen and appraise the song 'So Amazing' by Luther Vandross and compare this to 'Make you feel my love'sung by Adele. We will also find the pulse, explore rhythm and pitch using our voice, including play and copy games.


ICT - Learn how to create their own database on their own chosen topic. This will involve adding records, adding fields or changing them and understand how to word questions so that they can be answered effectively.


PE- Learn skills, techniques and strategies for a range of fitness activities - looking to improve their skills to achieve personal bests. 


Guided reading continues in our groups. We will be reading our group books and answering questions on what we have read, building on our understanding and comprehension.



A picture containing clipartDescription generated with high confidenceThis will now be sent home every week on a Friday but is expected to be returned by the following Thursday. It can be found outlined on our Brain Builder and will be added to our class page weekly. It will consist of spellings and times tables to learn (for a test the following Friday); Maths (set online using MyMaths) and Grammar skills - to be completed in the book sent home. If your child completes their homework sooner than the date expected, please do return it to school as soon as it is done.

We have sent a home-learning pack with the children this week which can be completed during the week, next week. We all appreciate that this is a difficult time for everyone, all our children and families but we are doing our best to support you and your child(ren) during this period through provision of paper or online learning.

Please do check back weekly to see what learning opportunities have been organised for your children. Stay safe all of you and, wherever possible, enjoy the time sharing things together.

Please click on the pencil next week to access your learning-at-home work.

Reading Record Diaries

You should have received our new reading record diaries and it would be lovely if you could encourage your child to read at home at least 4 times a week. In Year 5 and Year 6 we are encouraging the children to be more independent and record their own reading, however if you could sign or comment in your child's reading diary at the end of the week so we know this is happening it would be greatly appreciated. 


PE and PPA

This half term we will be having PE usually on a Monday so please remember your correct PE kit. (Our PE kit is a yellow t-shirt with the school logo, black shorts and trainers; if it is cold, black track suits are allowed, or long sleeved tops in school colours.) It will be helpful if PE kits can remain in school during the week in case there is a change of day.

This half term our PPA will be Forest Fun, where appropriate clothes will be needed for the children to take part in this activity. This includes old clothes, long sleeved tops, wellies or boots and a waterproof coat. 

Also as a reminder, SAT's week for Y6 will be from Monday 11th May to Thursday 14th May.

Water bottles

Please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school every day and that it is clearly identifiable.


If you have any questions relating to any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate in contacting me or coming to see me. Please feel free to come in at the beginning of the school day, (where possible before 8:45am to allow time for class preparation) or preferably at the end of the school day.

Meanwhile please do make use of the website links and other information below.

Dates for your diary     

Class assembly   Friday 19th June 2020 TBC.






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