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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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11/11/19

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Current Vacancies - We have a variety of teaching and non teaching roles available across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/NVv0yhJHSn

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04/11/19

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Wonderful to see so many past and present students of our schools performing for and at ’s brilliant fireworks display this evening 🎇 https://t.co/NYpbHvI6tD

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30/10/19

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Young footballers got to experience a professional match, thanks to free tickets secured by their schools. Families from BMAT primary and secondary schools were invited to experience a women’s football match at the London Stadium at the Olympic Park. https://t.co/5U8hpDRRGr https://t.co/B89XbafKke

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25/10/19

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A packed calendar of sporting sessions and competitions is giving BMAT children a wealth of opportunities to thrive. The Trust has invested in the sporting development of its youngest pupils, with dedicated PE staff appointed to the schools. https://t.co/dgz4gM0QNI https://t.co/6Y0tq4xRo6

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23/10/19

Our open days are Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th November. We look forward to welcoming all of our prospective students and families. https://t.co/H9EEdm7hoo

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23/10/19

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BMAT sixth forms launch unique curriculum packages.https://t.co/aJVaVxd65P https://t.co/NxlJO5niPL

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21/10/19

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Sixth Forms & have launched a unique curriculum to cater for whatever path students want to take. Whether looking to study A-levels, vocational courses or specialise in STEM subjects, the sixth forms have created a curriculum to suit. https://t.co/f6BWY7FTrn https://t.co/f4wuiLH0vj

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16/10/19

Creative children were able to get hands-on with a professional sculptor as they crafted their own art installation. took her sculpture The Cat – part of collection based at to show pupils at Freshwaters Primary https://t.co/xJoVEVcG1r https://t.co/2gq2xH7eim

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10/10/19

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BMAT schools are participating in for . Lots of activities are taking place across this week. https://t.co/37aZ4Ya3ko

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09/10/19

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A summer building programme saw £1.8m invested in our family of schools. BMAT operates primary and secondary schools in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London. https://t.co/cAv7z3asSn https://t.co/oakKaUTqRj

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04/10/19

Curious children arrived at school to find the remains of an archaeologist buried in the grounds. Pupils at Freshwaters Primary Academy found a pile of bones along with artefacts including Roman coins, Egyptian trinket boxes, war medals, and jewellery. https://t.co/VHznvdV3F4 https://t.co/jsDoeoor3Y

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03/10/19

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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/LWMGYHARWD

01/10/19

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Our Director of Sport has been working with to create a Daily Mile at each of our primaries. https://t.co/a4OhJiWhz4 Read the full case study here -https://t.co/j6XQWI2TJW

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05/09/19

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Our open evening is this Thursday. We look forward to welcoming all of our prospective students and families. https://t.co/QsscmGZPB7 https://t.co/0HqcCwzQkx

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02/09/19

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Children at risk of being permanently excluded from school are being offered a lifeline. BMAT is working closely with to fill the gap in the provision of alternative education. https://t.co/MckLjg0Atn https://t.co/VyvwtCcdje

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11/07/19

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VACANCY: Educational Welfare Officer Based at Designated Academies (across Essex) https://t.co/ZatL1uBbwk https://t.co/H1fXUHoYQa

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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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