Welcome to Banksy Hub
Welcome to Banksy hub! We hope you have had a great break over the summer. Our first topic is The Stone Age.
Remember to keep your eye on the newsletter for important dates for your diary.
Mr Ryan Ford
Mrs Amelia Pryor
Miss Tess Peberdy
Mrs Angela Kenway
Miss Hollie Jerreat
PPA will be covered by Miss Jerreat and Mr Lavis on Thursday afternoon.
Banksy Curriculum Information
Below is a summary of the learning that the children will be participating in over Term 1. We will be adding photographs and examples of the work produced and any new information that arises, so keep coming back! Please also visit our Pucklechurch Primary Facebook book for more frequent updates!
English: In English we have been focussing on our key text - The Stone Age Boy. We have explored the different characters' feelings, thoughts and actions and thought about the Stone Age setting. We are currently writing our own version of the story, complete with scary cave bears!
Maths: In Maths we have been recapping and furthering our Place Value knowledge. We are also developing our arithmetic skills through daily arithmetic lessons, and practising our times tables in our weekly slot.
Theme: Our Theme this term is Through The Ages, and we have been exploring all things Stone Age and Bronze Age. Whilst exploring the types of shelters Stone Age people had and considering what they may have eaten, we also had a go at our own cave paintings as well as creating our own Stone Age music! We have been enjoying lots of Outdoor Learning as part of our theme.
RE: In RE this term we are considering Christian ideas about God. We have explored what God is like, how we know He is there, and the idea of love.
Science: As our theme incorporates the Stone Age, in Science this term we are looking at - you guessed it - rocks! We will be exploring different types of rocks and the processes that help to create them. We have enjoyed getting outside into the playground to explore the different types of rocks we have on our doorstep!
French: In French this term we are exploring colours and body parts. We have enjoyed discovering what our couleur préférée is, and who in the class has petits pieds!
Thank you for all of your support.
Banksy Hub team.
In Banksy, we go out to the Daily Mile at 10:50am. Children do need coats in every day as we will go out as much as the weather allows us to (the same for break and lunchtime).
Please note that the school day does start at 8:50am in KS2, so if your child does come after that time, they will be need to signed into the office rather than coming via the classrooms.
Even though the children have been told not to open the door to let any latecomers in after 8:50, if they see a parent knocking, they can find it hard to say no. Please do not knock on the door to be let in as it compromises our security.
Children who arrive after the register has been taken can slip into the classroom unseen especially if the other children are getting ready for the Daily Mile. This can then cause unnecessary panic if a child who is late isn't marked in the register because they have been let in by another child and the office phone or text home to find out why the child isn't in school.
Maths - http://www.mathszone.co.uk
English, Maths and Science -http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2
All subjects -http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk
Science and nature - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids
News and Global issues - http://www.firstnews.co.uk
Dates for your diary
Other dates to note:
9th October - Whole school writing workshop
21st October - Flu Vaccinations
24th October - Harvest Performance
Children will continue to receive their homework on a Thursday and this should be returned on a Tuesday as they will complete their spelling test in this book. We will remind children to hand their books in but if it is late in, we won’t be able to mark it.
Our whole school approach is to focus on core skills, so the homework that each child should complete weekly is to read each day, practise their spellings and practise their Times Table Rockstars.
Spellings are on the homework sheet which is added to the website weekly. The test will take place on a Thursday. The children will hear the each word as part of a sentence which they need to write down. The test will also test punctuation so the mark for each word is only awarded if the sentence is correctly punctuated with a capital letter and full stop. We will gradually build in other features over the year such as question marks and apostrophes as well as making sure all the words in the sentence are spelt correctly.
We will practise spelling these in class when we can, but children do need to practise these at home as well. Spellings will be tested in their homework books so it is really important that these are in class. Different strategies to learn spellings work better for different children so try out one of the methods on our homework page to find the one that works best for you and your child. Also practise the spellings in a sentence so that they get used to remembering punctuation.
Please listen to your child read on a daily basis, this should be logged in their Reading Record which will be checked weekly. It is helpful to talk about the events in the story and the writer’s use of language. Some useful questions are:
• Can you re-tell the story in your own words?
• What is your favourite part of the story and why?
• How do the feelings of the character(s) change throughout the story and why?
• How do you think you would feel if you were in this story?
• Why did the writer use the phrase…?
Please ensure you have signed to say that your child has read.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or if you feel that you can support the learning within your child’s class.
You can contact your child's class teacher through their email address or by catching them at the beginning or end of the day. Alternatively, you can arrange an appointment with your child's class teacher by emailing them directly or contacting the school office.
Year 3 - Mr Ford
Year 4 - Miss Peberdy