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25/06/20

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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/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/vQykuMBGEI

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20/05/20

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Disadvantaged children have been provided with digital devices and unlimited broadband by their school to enable them to learn at home. https://t.co/gYx4PDbGaq https://t.co/oo3YYN5ZE7

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06/05/20

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BMAT are looking for community governors to work with our schools based in Epping, Harlow, Stansted (Essex) and Newham (London). For more info and to apply please contact governance.org.uk https://t.co/4PeEmoUn0z

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28/04/20

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Despite fighting for his life earlier this year, John Childs is doing all he can to support BMAT during the Coronavirus pandemic. He was left critically ill in January when a routine operation to remove kidney stones resulted in sepsis and pancreatitis. https://t.co/61UTG7i36g https://t.co/mYwBlpL2th

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27/04/20

The daughter of a frontline worker is doing all she can to support her mum during the Coronavirus pandemic. 11-year-old Emma-Leigh Batten, Y6 pupil at Freshwaters, supports her mum after her tough shifts. https://t.co/BXBgJltDom https://t.co/WYQdQMfpOo

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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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Year 4

The Jungle Books & Northern Lights Classes.

Curriculum for SPRING Term 1

This Half Term we will be exploring living things and their habitats.

As Readers

Our English text will be around the book ’The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. During our guided reading sessions, we will become familiar with the book and we will be picking out new vocabulary, working on inference, deducing what may happen next, explaining what is happening and sequencing the events.

Key Vocabulary: constellation, unfurled, iron, monstrosity, cliff, awkward, breakers, valley, twilight.

Key Vocabulary: vocabulary, inference, predict, firstly, secondly, thirdly, finally, then, sequence and retrieve.

As Writers

We are going to be writing a descriptive poem using alliteration, adjectives and similes. In addition to this, the children will produce a newspaper report. This will give them a chance to use formal language and the opportunity to act in character and reinforce their questioning skills. It would be beneficial if you encourage them to read newspapers at home, paying attention to the features such as pictures, captions and quotes.

As Mathematicians

We will be using multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12. The children will be developing quicker recall of the 11 and 12 times tables. We will use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including multiplying by 0 and 1, dividing by 1 and multiplying together three numbers. The children will recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations and multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout.

Key Vocabulary: multiplication, division, recall, place value, factor, factor pairs and commutativity.

As Historians

We are going to research the Anglo-Saxons. We will be looking at artefacts that archaeologists have discovered from this time, which will help us develop our knowledge about what life was like for people living in 450 CE. We will look at maps and this will help show where these invaders came from and where they settled.

Key Vocabulary: World War II, World war I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Germany, Italy, France, Russia, Belgium, Anderson Shelter, Blitz, assassin, declare, rationing.

AS SCIENTISTS

We will recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways and explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in our local and wider environment. We will be looking at case studies where environments have changed and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things, especially focusing in on the much publicised topic of plastic in the seas.

Key Vocabulary: Environment, identify, plants, animals, habitat, changes, grouping, flowering plants, non-flowering plants, vertebrate, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, invertebrates, impact, population, pollution, development, litter and deforestation.

PE

Children will have 2 hours of PE per week one on Tuesday and the other one on Thursday. Children must have a full PE kit in school at all times. If the children take their kit home for clubs, it must be returned the next day. Children who do not have the appropriate full kit in school are unable to take part in PE, which is an important part of the curriculum. Please ensure all items, including footwear are labelled. This includes: A plain (with or without the Freshwaters logo) white Tshit, Navy blue PE shorts. A navy blue tracksuit (to include a jumper and bottoms). A spare pair of socks would also be of benefit. Please ensure the children have a pair of trainers in their PE bag, for outdoor PE.

Home Learning

Homework will be given to the children every Friday. Homework is due to be completed and handed in the following Thursday. Some children may need encouragement and support to complete their homework at this age. Please ensure that, if you are encouraging your child, but please, do not do the homework for them. Spellings will be given out every Friday, they are to be kept at home, reviewed daily and not handed in until the following Friday, to ensure that practise can happen daily. Children should be encouraged to read daily and at least once every other day with an adult. Reading for just 10-15 minutes per day will have a huge impact on the children’s fluency.

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