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09/04/20

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Children of Key Workers have been in our schools creating art thanking our NHS and Key Workers. At 8pm we will . Thank you from BMAT. https://t.co/x42sYGl8Ao

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07/04/20

Adults are being urged to rediscover their forgotten hobbies and hidden talents to share with their children during the Coronavirus shutdown. Teachers at Freshwaters Primary Academy are inspiring their pupils by spending time on their favourite pastimes. https://t.co/iMlTNtpnJN https://t.co/K8sGTX7nZH

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05/04/20

DJ Sonny Tyler spoke to and was featured in their news bulletin this morning. https://t.co/Kw4D0iNh65

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01/04/20

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More than 6,000 pieces of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) have been donated to the by the BMAT family of schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/2kuQZH6YbV https://t.co/N3GTShyrVC

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01/04/20

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We’ve emptied our stocks across our schools and this morning ⁦⁩ has delivered over 3000 pieces of PPE equipment to the ⁦⁩ to protect those on the front line treating . https://t.co/A6v7BKLzeB

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31/03/20

A 7 year old has launched a weekly virtual disco to keep his classmates’ spirits up during the shutdown. Sonny Tyler took inspiration from his DJ dad Terry who turned the cancellation of his gig work into a positive by launching Facebook Live parties. https://t.co/k7vZHJzyzN https://t.co/EHpT8FMAn4

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31/03/20

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A teacher is reaching out to her neighbourhood in support of those struggling with social isolation during the Coronavirus shutdown. https://t.co/4fScnRpyBe https://t.co/xq6Bcd0ziG

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27/03/20

Young writers are learning the difference between fake and real news as they take on the role of journalists. Year 5 pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy took part in a workshop with the newspaper looking at the media and how it reports. https://t.co/ufi53uAEw5 https://t.co/SuxIEsw6Q3

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06/03/20

We have increased our funded childcare offer, for 3 & 4 years olds, to provide 15 and 30 hours per week. For more information please get in touch. Contact details are on - https://t.co/hKwl2hoj7d https://t.co/BXJbv1KU4K

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26/02/20

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All set up for our second session at in - ready for more fake news detecting and real news reporting! https://t.co/K6crSga6Mr

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17/02/20

Visitors are being greeted by polite, knowledgeable and attentive ambassadors. Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed classroom ambassadors to welcome guests into their classrooms and make them feel welcome and informed. https://t.co/vowEcX3A4n https://t.co/DUujlzZ4E0

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06/02/20

The future is safe in the hands of a team of young eco warriors. Every class at Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed an eco rep to take responsibility for keeping the school as environmentally friendly as possible. https://t.co/7qfH0FQZrZ https://t.co/4XbMhhA9uM

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04/02/20

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/ZWJCUwzLjj

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28/01/20

Playtime is being kept under complete control, thanks to the appointment of playground ambassadors. Freshwaters Primary Academy has appointed Year 6 pupils as playground ambassadors. https://t.co/yAryuXQC49 https://t.co/RRS3xih8nM

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28/01/20

Excited children are seeing unique libraries popping up all around their school. Freshwaters is to undergo an expansion project this year to provide a new block containing a library. https://t.co/864JsMRF9A https://t.co/iOnpNrMG8Y

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28/11/19

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Hire our facilities - we have sites across Essex and East London with a variety of resources available, including Football Pitches, Swimming Pools, Classrooms, Drama Studios, Meeting Rooms, Sports Halls, Libraries, Theatres and more. Find out more on https://t.co/eu0qIqJcYa https://t.co/yIRj2zbZSW

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Estates and Facilities Assistants We are looking for Estates and Facilities Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles have flexible working hours – weekdays, evenings and weekends. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/kpFHPunXxB

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19/11/19

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WE ARE HIRING - Catering Assistants We are looking for Catering Assistants on a temporary and casual relief basis. These roles are part-time during the school day, term-time only and flexible. Email recruitment.org.uk Phone (01279) 621572 https://t.co/IYV11rP3PW

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14/11/19

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Keep an eye out for news of all the activities taking place across our trust for . are joining for the Good luck everyone! https://t.co/0YA3r7N2bf

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14/11/19

Things have got a whole lot noisier at Freshwaters! The music curriculum is being expanded to give children more creative opportunities. https://t.co/6HAxcjYAbF https://t.co/Riii35KqX9

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Year 5

Swallows and Amazons & The BFGs

Curriculum for SPRING Term 1

This half term we will be focusing on the epic tale of ‘Beowulf’ retold by Michael Morpurgo.

As Readers

We will be studying the incredible tale of ‘Beowulf’. A story set in fifth-century Denmark, where a murderous monster (Grendel) stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Alongside this, we will be improving our skills as readers by improving our comprehension skills through our use of prediction, retrieval and inference skills using a range of resources and materials.

Vocabulary focus: Beowulf, Grendel, Denmark, Heorot, warrior, monster, fiend, corpses, piteous, vile, ruthless, lair, enchanted, prediction, retrieve, summarise, infer

As Writers

We will continue to focus on descriptive narrative writing but will also be learning to incorporate speech. Using ‘Beowulf’ as a model to inspire our own compositions, we will be aiming to create narrative which engages the reader with a problem and resolution, whilst also developing aspects of characterisation through what characters say and do. We will be demonstrating our skills in moving forward the action of a story using dialogue and verb phrases. In addition, we will be challenging ourselves by including a wide range of grammatical skills to add variety and interest through varied sentence structures.

Vocabulary focus: dialogue, inverted commas, parenthesis, dashes, commas, fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses, conjunctions and adverbs, expanded noun phrases, expanded verb phrases, figurative language, punctuation, atmosphere,

As Mathematicians

We will be continuing to improve our multiplication and division skills, using the column and short division methods. As well as this, pupils will be revisiting fraction and decimal work, where they will apply their knowledge to solve multi-step worded problems to improve their reasoning skills. In addition, we will be discovering prime and square numbers.

Vocabulary focus: multiply, divide, product, quotient, divisor, dividend, fraction, decimal, place value, prime number, square number, reasoning, using and applying

As Scientists

Children will study biology: Animals including humans. This unit of science focuses on the changes that human beings experience as they develop to old age. Children will learn about the life cycle of a human being. They will investigate the development of babies and compare the gestation period of humans and other animals. They will learn about the changes experienced during puberty and why these occur. The unit will discuss the changes to the body as humans and animals get older.

PE

Lessons will take place once a week on a Thursday. Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit with them on these days and clothing is suitable for colder weather. (Please label all of your child’s clothing to help avoid lost items).

In PSHE

We will be discussing and investigating eSafety. Children will be encouraged to share their experiences of using computers, mobile phones, the internet and social networks. Our focus will be to inform our pupils about using safe internet sites and the importance of not sharing private information.

Home Learning

On Fridays, pupils will be receive focused and targeted homework for spellings, reading, maths, English or other activities related to subjects covered this term. Homework will be handed out on Friday and will be due back in the following Wednesday.

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