Welcome to Sheepstor’s class page!
Mr Helyer Classteacher
Spring Term Week 4
Well done to Maya and Riley for being our vocabulary champions this week.
They both wrote superb sentences to use our word of the week: Devastation.
Each week the children learn about a word:
1) They learn it's meaning
2) They learn how the word changes to creates words with similar meanings
3) They learn how to use the word in a sentence
4) They look at similar words (synonyms) and opposite words (antonyms)
5) They also draw a picture to represent the word to help them remember it's meaning
In these sessions we also play word games and rate our understanding of the word.
See the below example.
On Friday the children also visited Exeter Cathedral and learnt about the story of how the cathedral has changed and developed over time. The influences of different bishops and how WW2, meant that some parts of the cathedral were dismantled, hidden and then replaced after 'The Blitz'. The children got to see the current artistic installation of, 'The Moon' and had the opportunity to dress up also.
See below a few of the photo's from the trip:
More images to follow next week.
We are currently practising Week 5 spellings and I have made for Year 5 a sheet with definitions and examples of the word in context, so they understand each words meaning.
See Attached Document
Tests are always on a Thursday afternoon.
Reading at Home
Please keep on hearing your child read at home as this makes a real difference to their learning and improving their understanding of the text they are reading. Remember to ask your child questions about the text. This will help you assess whether they know what is going on in the story.
There are still places for football club. Please contact the office to if you want your child to attend: Thursdays 3pm - 4pm
Spelling Support Sheet Y5 (Week 5)
Welcome back for the Spring Terms.
Each week, I will be sharing some of the amazing things that the children have been learning in class. I will be updating you on any class specific events coming up and sharing some of the children's work and achievements.
This week the children have been working hard with English, writing their Practise write for 'Cracking Contraptions' where we have focussed on: 'The Soccamatic'
The children have been editing and improving their writing by using a range of technical and ambitious vocabulary in a formal style. The aim has been to explain how an invention, 'The Soccamatic' both works and is the perfect device for the lazy person who wants to score goals while not tiring them out physically.
The class have really engaged with this text and have shown their creativity in adapting and using new and ambitious words to make their writing even better.
The class have also started their new PE unit this week, 'Field Hockey'.
They have all mastered the basics of holding a stick, dribbling the ball on the open stick, passing over a short distance and moving the ball around the pitch to avoid one another and objects places around the space. The progress in the initial lesson was superb and I am looking forward to entering Lady Modiford's into the Plymouth Primary Hockey Festival in the summer term.
Homework: It would be great if parents could continue to read with their children at home and record a short comment in their reading journals at least 3 times a week.
OCRA: We are luck to have OCRA coming into school on the 25th January to do Cross Country Relays with Year 3,4,5 & 6.
Topic Web Spring Terms 2022
Sheepstor Class Autumn Term Class Letter 2021
Information about the terms curriculum and useful information
Spring term 2020
I hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Summer Term 2019
Spring Term 2019
Happy New Year to you all and welcome to 2019 in Sheepstor:
Autumn Term 2018
Welcome back after the summer break, hope you had a great time.
Please find below:
This is a very useful Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary guide with activities and quizzes covering all the elements of the Year 6 Spelling and Grammar (SPaG) test. It would be a great idea to download this and work through it in the months leading up to the SATs – it will reinforce everything the children are learning in class, as well as enriching their writing.
These are the tricky spellings the children should be learning across the year, and trying to include in their written work wherever possible!
This half term we will be writing warning stories based on Pie Corbett’s story “The Caravan”. Our brilliant writers will be challenged to adapt the settings for their stories to wartime Britain. Check this page regularly to see how we get on! You can see the story map here
Welcome to Sheepstor’s page for 2017-2018!
Our theme for the Autumn Term is the Second World War, and we have some great learning opportunities and activities for the children planned. You can see our overview planning for the term by clicking this link…