Over the past few months some of us have been involved in a project known as "Phonics Plane."
The idea was to take Mr Jensons concept of a plane that is fuelled by phonics and turn it into a tv show. We decided that it would be a show aimed at nursery and reception age children and we wanted to have the children involved in the filming. So taking that idea some of us went with Mr Cutler and wrote a script (see below).
It was decided that the children would use the plane to visit other countries and being from Romania Vlad wanted them to visit him so he could teach them something about his culture. After some debate we realised that learning different fruits would be one of the easiest things to teach them and so we got on with writing our script.
A few weeks later we were ready filmed our show. It went very well and the reception children were brilliant to work with. Afterwards we waited it and we hope you like our finished product. Austen Class.
AUSTEN CLASS ASSEMBLY
You are warmly invited to our class assembly on Wednesday 1st March. The assembly begins at 9:15am and will last approximately 15-20 minutes. This will be the last class assembly that your child will be involved in at primary school because year 6 will be the leaver's production as a year group, so it would be wonderful to see as many of you there as possible if you are able to make it.
Petr Torak came back to Milton Hall this week to visit us and talk about achieving our dreams and working towards our goals. He spoke about being from the Roma community and told us about what life was like for him in the Czech republic. He told us how he came to the UK and felt safe and welcome and able to achieve his dream of being a police officer. He spoke to all of the children across year 5 and 6 and showed us his police badge and told us about what it was like to receive an MBE from the Queen!
Spring Term 2017
Austen will be studying the text Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz in literacy and in our topic we will be studying the Fairground and looking at the physics aspect of science including forces and electricity.
PE will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday afternoon but kits should be in every day just in case there is a change of room availability.
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Congratulations to the following children who obtained their pen licence this week:
Austen class went to visit the castle on Thursday 6th October. We had a brilliant time looking around the old reconstructions of the buildings on the site, reading about the ghosts and interacting with the fallow deer, goats, chickens and ducks.
Austen is a year 5 class taught by Mrs Vangalis-Stobbs and Mr Smith.
Our afternoon topic this term will be Castles and we will be looking forward to a trip later in the term around this topic!
Our class reading book this half term is Harry Potter and our literacy lessons will be based around this book.
Our PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please ensure that PE kits are in school from Monday to Friday as sometimes there may be late notice timetable changes.
In Austen we have very high expectations of behaviour. You should aim to have green cards by the end of the week which transfer into points which can be spent on the Good to be Green trolley or saved up for a trip to Adventure Island. Yellow and red cards are given out if behaviour is not of the high standard that we expect. You can earn extra points by doing extra tasks, showing good manners or helping others and this can contribute towards a silver award.
Please make sure you have the correct uniform. The only jewellery that is acceptable is a pair of stud earrings and a watch. All other jewellery must be removed for school. All jewellery must be removed by the children themselves for PE. Jogging bottoms are for PE and children should be wearing school trousers at other times. Girls may wear leggings under a skirt but not on their own. Children may choose to wear a green fleece, jumper or cardigan in the winter. Please remember that we have a preloved uniform shop every Friday that sells items of second hand uniform for between 50p and £1. Please refrain from wearing football shirts during PE lessons as they are expensive.
If you are worried about something to do with work (or anything else for that matter) then please come and speak to us - we want you to be happy in school and if we know about your problem then we will try our best to help you. Remember - if you don't tell us then we can't help you. If you don't feel comfortable talking to us then any member of the year 5 staff or the learning mentors will help you.
A reminder that homework is set on a Friday and includes: maths practice and a piece of literacy work that may relate to our topic. Homework is due in without fail on the following Thursday and can be handed in earlier. If you are struggling with your homework then it is best to do it as soon as you get it so that you can ask us for help.
Reading records must be handed in daily recording what you have read and ideally be signed by an adult who has heard you read. You should be reading 35 minutes every day including weekends and holidays. This is part of your homework! If there is any vocabulary that you do not understand please write it down in your reading record and look it up when you come into school. Remember to quiz on Accelerated Reader when you finish your book so you can earn as many points as you can towards your next prize.
Times tables should be learned each night if you do not already know them - they are so essential in your maths. Mr Smith is the head of maths for the juniors so he will be making sure that he has the most times table champions per class in the whole school!
Austen Radio episode 1 .mp3
Our opinions on what has been happening recently in our school.