Welcome to House of Tudor
Our staff: Mr Spetch & Mrs Pearce
Hello and welcome to our class page! On this page you'll be able to explore our amazing work and see great photographs of the children loving learning and having fun!
As part of our current topic about plants and animals, today we went around the school grounds looking for different insects. The children all had a sheet with a list of insects on, such as; bees, butterflies, ants and dragon fly. The children then ticked off the insect that they saw and where they saw it. We managed to find everything apart from millipedes and the children even looked under rocks! It was great to see the children so engaged and interested in insects. Well done everyone!
Summer Fayre 2019!
Wow, what a fantastic afternoon we had on Friday! I must congratulate Year 5 and Year 6 children for creating and organising such fantastic stalls. The children all worked really hard on making their own resources for their stalls and bringing in such great prizes. It was lovely to see lots of parents and children enjoying the stalls and spending lots of money! I know the children are already planning their ideas for next year. Well done to everyone and thank you to parents for attending!
Grab a Grown-up with Conrad!
What a fantastic afternoon we had with Conrad the author! It was great to see so many parents come into the classroom and create such brilliant poems about a person in their life. As you can see from the photos below, everyone was so engaged and enjoyed the session. It was great to see the children read out their poems and even add actions. Well done to everyone and thank you to all of the grown ups that came!
Cannon Hall Farm Visit- 01.07.2019
Yesterday, we visited Cannon Hall Farm as part of our current topic of Plants and Animals. It was a brilliant day where the children came face to face with lots of different animals, participated in different activities and were lucky enough to have a tour of the farm on a tractor and with one of the guides. We also saw a very funny sheep race, some ferret races and even got to touch some snakes. We were also lucky enough to see some snake skin which had just been shedded by the snake the day before! As you can see from the photos below, the children and adults really enjoyed the day!
A great morning with Mr Caine- 13.05.19!
Today, Mr Caine visited us to help to complete some science experiments, as well as to help us plant some different seeds and plug plants. It was a very productive morning as the children completed some great activities!
We started by looking into how celery absorbs water (Osmosis) and completed our own experiment using food colouring, celery and water. The children worked in small groups to complete this and used predictions and observations whilst we wait for the results.
We then looked into growing cress in different conditions. The children planted cress in watered compost, dry compost and wet paper towels. We then moved the seeds into different areas of the classroom, some in light spaces and some in dark spaces. We await the results!
Finally, Mr Caine kindly brought in some plug plants which we re-planted and planted some more seeds!
Thanks again Mr Caine, we all really enjoyed the session! Take a look at the photos below!
What a great start to our new topic!
The children are already engaged and enjoying our new topic about plants and animals. Last week, the children completed research into flower emblems of different countries and learnt names of new plants along the way!
We started this week by completing a flower and plant hunt around the school grounds. The children worked in small groups to identify flowers by looking at photos and trying to locate them in our new flower beds, wildlife area or on the grass field. We managed to find 14 out of the 15 plants or flowers on the sheet which shows that we will soon start attracting more wildlife!
This afternoon, Mr Clarke kindly came into our class to help us plant some seeds, repot our tomato plants and talk through his experiences with bees and pollination. It was a great afternoon and the children had their first experience of planting different seeds such as; pumpkins, sunflowers, sweetcorn and many more. Thank you again Mr Clarke! We will be keeping a close eye for any germination and watering them well. Take a look at the photos below!
Week beginning 24.03.2019
It has been assessment week this week in House of Tudor. The children have all shown great effort and motivation to succeed in all of their tests. The children have completed a Maths and Reading paper where everybody has shown great progress and answered some tricky questions. We have also completed our latest writing hot task which all look super and very well presented. Next week, we will be back to normal lessons and will be starting to explore poetry and poems from WW2! I am sure it will be another busy but fantastic week for us all!
A visit from Mr Stringer.
Today, the children received a fantastic visit from Mr Stringer who explained about his family's experience of the World War Two. Mr Stringer brought in war time diaries, medals and photographs belonging to his father. We really have had some amazing experiences so far in this topic, and this was another memorable day for us all. We really enjoyed listening to real war time diary extracts, looking at amazing medals presented to Mr Stringer's father and also listening to many lucky escapes that he had during the war! We also got the opportunity to look at a card sent by the Queen to celebrate 60 years of marriage for Mr Stringer's parents, this was mind-blowing for the children! The children asked some really interesting questions throughout and collected more research ready for our next task! Overall, another amazing afternoon for us, which we would like to thank Mr Stringer for!
Week beginning 11.03.19.
Key vocabulary: Decimal, Percentage & Eden Camp
This week has been another fantastic week in House of Tudor. We started off the week with a great visit from Mr Clarke who brought in lots of military equipment and souvenirs from WW2 for the children to look at. The children loved listening to Mr Clarke's stories and information and were talking about this visit for the rest of the week! As you can see from the photos on the page below, we were all so interested and intrigued!
The children have also started planning their recount from Eden Camp. We started the week by revisiting the features of a recount and vocabulary used, having already written a recount about the Boggle Hole residential. They then wrote up their first draft and will start next week by editing and improving this, followed by writing their final version. I am sure they will be amazing!
In Maths, we have completed our Units of Measure work and have started our next unit which is decimals and percentages. We have had daily times tables tests and it was great to see the children improving their scores each day.
We ended the week with Red Nose Day. Thank you to all the parents for their money and bun donations, it was a lovely day!
A visit from Mr Clarke!
Today, Mr Clarke visited us to give the children a talk about World War 2! He brought in lots of WW2 memorabilia and real life equipment used in the war for the children to look at and experience. The children looked at things like: helmets, torches, lanterns, radios, whistles, coins and much more. At the end of the day, Mr Clarke showed the children the sound of an air raid siren (which surprised many parents!!!) It was a truly fantastic visit which the children thoroughly enjoyed and got lots from! Thank you so much Mr Clarke from all of House of Tudor!
Week beginning 04.03.2019
This weeks vocabulary: Oxygenated, De-Oxygenated and Military.
Wow, what an action packed first week back! I have heard some lovely stories about the half term holidays and seen some great work completed in class! We have been studying units of length in Maths and looking at Synonyms, Antonyms & Adverbs in Literacy. The children have also been completing some research on Eden Camp, in preparation for our trip and will be producing their own leaflets next week. We have also started our next topic in Science which is about The Circulatory System. We have learnt about Oxygenated and De-Oxygenated blood and studied the Heart in greater detail.
On Thursday, we went on our trip to Eden Camp which was great! The children completed a quiz activity sheet whilst visiting the different huts and will be using these next week in topic lessons! As you can see from the photos, it was a fantastic trip!
On Friday, it was World Book Day and I would like to thank parents and family for making all the children look fantastic! We had a lovely day completing lots of different book related activities and the children really enjoyed reading to Reception and Year 1 children in the afternoon. We then joined Year 6 to complete a World Book Day quiz. It was lovely to see the children working collaboratively and enjoying the final part of a fantastic week!
Eden Camp Trip- 07.03.2019
Throughout the week, the children have been completing their own group research into Eden Camp in preparation for the trip. Using this research the children will be producing their own information leaflets next week, similar to the ones we received from the trip.
On Thursday, House of Tudor class went on their topic trip to Eden Camp. We all had such a fantastic day despite the wet and cold weather. When we arrived at Eden Camp we split up into 3 groups with Mr Spetch, Mrs Clayton and Mrs Pearce/Mr Stringer and all started at different huts. Whilst looking around the huts, the children worked in small groups to complete some quiz questions for each of the 11 huts we visited. We also had the privilege of watching a WW2 music puppet show which was very funny! In the next few weeks, we will be producing thank you letters and recounts about the trip. As you can see from the photos, everyone had such great fun and learnt even more facts about the war!
Eden Camp Pre-Visit
Over the weekend, Mr Spetch visited Eden Camp to assess the site and to see which areas are going to provide the children with relevant information ready for our class trip after half term.
Already the children have been working really hard producing, Diary entries, World War 2 posters and PowerPoint presentations so far this half term. However, this trip will provide the children with even greater knowledge for the work that they will be completing once returning. As you can see from the photos below, I am sure that the children will absolutely love the trip! Don't forget to get your letters back to Mr Spetch ASAP!
Skipping Workshop- 13.02.2019
All the classes today took part in a skipping workshop delivered by Dan. The aim of the workshop was to increase skipping activity throughout school and also give children skipping games which can be played outside on the playground. The children really enjoyed their skipping session and learnt lots of new techniques and activities which they can show to other children in school.
We ended the day with a whole school assembly where lots of children got to show off their skills! You can see just how much fun the children had below!
Week commencing 28.01.2019
Wow, what a fantastic week and how lovely it is to be back! I have heard nothing but amazing reports about the children whilst I have been off and this has continued this week.
The children are all thoroughly engaged in our new topic and this has been evident by how enthusiastic they are about our class book 'Once'. The children have read up to chapter 6 so far and have completed a comprehension after each chapter. It has been lovely to see the children working collaboratively but also ensuring that they use their class book to retrieve the answers. In literacy, we have started to research diary entries, in particular 'The Diary of Anne Frank'. The children have conducted great group research into Anne Frank and have had the opportunity to read and explore some extracts from her diary. Ask you child all about these facts and what the features of a diary are!
In Maths, we have started to investigate fractions. The children have found parts of this tricky to start with, but after more explanations and examples, they have performed fantastically. We have focused on equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering fractions, both through completing fluency, reasoning & problem solving questions.
Next week, we will be conducting some group research into World War Two and will be producing some great fact posters about this. We will also be starting to compare different diaries and starting to plan our own diaries. We will be continuing with fractions in Maths, however looking at investigating mixed numbers and improper fractions.
Key vocabulary this week: Chronological, Anne Frank and Religions.
Week beginning 03.12.18
Wow what a fantastic week! This week the children have been extremely busy rehearsing our christmas production 'Bah Humbug'. Everyone has put in so much effort learning their lines, songs and dances, you're all in for a real treat! Thank you to all parents for the children's costumes, they look fabulous!
It has also been assessment week this week for House of Tudor. Everyone tried their best in all of the tests and have made such great progress in a short space of time, I am extremely proud of everyone and can't wait to see even more progress being made next term!
Finally, it was our Christmas Fayre on Friday and I must say it was fantastic! Year 5 and 6 children all worked fantastically as a team to create their stalls and made some great resources. Everyone had such fun taking part in all of the activities and thank you to everyone who attended and spent their pennies!
An extremely busy week next week where will have a dress rehearsal on Monday afternoon, followed by three performances through the week! I can't wait to see them and look forward to seeing everyone in church!
Week Commencing 26.11.18
Key Vocabulary: Deceased, Concealed and Obese.
Another great week of learning in House of Tudor. The children have completed their final versions of their Henry VIII newspaper reports. They all look fabulous! The children have taken great care with their handwriting and presentation, which is what we have been working on! The children have also completed activities involving conjunctions, prefixes/suffixes and definition work using dictionaries.
In Maths, we have been completing multiplication fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions. We have been working really hard on improving our reasoning and it was great to see these huge improvements in the lessons this week. We will be carrying on with multiplication this week by looking at squared and cubed numbers.
Another busy week ahead with lots of rehearsals for our Christmas play!
Week Commencing 19.11.18
Key Vocabulary: Concealed, Deceased and Obese.
This week, the children have been extremely busy planning their newspaper reports about Henry VIII's death in Literacy. The children conducted their research into Henry's death on Friday last week and started this week by planning their report using a template. The children organised their facts into the correct paragraphs and included a closing statement. The children then started to write their first draft, which will be ready to read through and edit and improve with a partner on Monday. The children were challenged to include the 3 key vocabulary words in their reports and I can't wait to see these included in sentences.
In Maths, the children have continued to explore addition and subtraction, completing lots of fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities to enhance their knowledge further. On Thursday, we started to explore using the inverse operation which the children found tricky, however they consolidated their understanding on Friday by completing more reasoning and problem solving questions.
We have also been learning the songs for our Christmas production 'Bah Humbug'. The children have been given the lyrics to learn at home, along with their costume lists. Another busy week ahead next week, including a non-uniform day on Friday!
Week commencing 12.11.18
Vocabulary: Apostrophe (Possessive/Contraction), imperious and contributed.
Another busy but fantastic week in House of Tudor class. Firstly, I would like to thank you all for our non-uniform day and donations on Friday, where we were raising money for Children in Need, it was a great day!
In Maths this week, we have been focusing more on Subtraction using written methods. The children have also worked hard when the questions have involved borrowing to find the answer, I was amazed at how the children performed in Maths on Wednesday when challenged to use borrowing. On Thursday, we completed a mixture of addition and subtraction questions where the children had to take care when deciding which operation to use. Next week, we will be focusing on reasoning and problem solving before moving onto using the inverse.
In Literacy this week, we have again been looking at newspaper reports in more detail. We have been focusing more on the vocabulary used in reports and started the week by looking at apostrophe's for contraction, before moving onto possessive apostrophes. The children understood when to use which apostrophe even though it can become tricky! We then moved onto looking at facts and opinions and identifying the difference between each. We finished the week by researching the death of Henry VIII as this is what our newspaper reports are going to be about. The children worked really well in small groups using the Ipad's and laptops to conduct their research. As a class we then created a list of facts ready to plan our reports next week.
Another extremely busy and productive week, I look forward to seeing what great newspaper reports the children produce next week!
Week Beginning 05.11.18
Vocabulary: Subheading, Metamorphosis and Illogical.
Welcome back to everyone, I hope you all had a lovely half term break! We have had a really busy first week back and the children have all worked extremely hard!
In Maths, we have started Addition and Subtraction. The children have performed brilliantly, using written methods such as column methods and partitioning to solve problems. This week we have focused more on addition and next week we will be focusing more on subtraction.
In Literacy, we have started looking at Newspaper reports and highlighting the features found in a report. The children attempted to write their own newspaper article as a cold task which was great! We even compared two newspaper articles out of this weeks Selby Times, one being the Fast and Furious at Eggborough Power Station and an article about Remembrance Sunday. The children could identify the features in both reports!
Year 5 children have also completed PE with Mr Holt, where they have focused on learning skills about Hockey. This will continue throughout this half term.
We have another busy week planned for next week so have a well earnt rest over the weekend!
Week Commencing 08.10.18
Yet another extremely busy week in House of Tudor! The children have all been amazing this week and have completed more great learning.
In Maths, the children have been finishing off place value by looking at finding 100 more and 100 less of numbers, before progressing onto finding 1000 more and 1000 less of numbers. The children were all fantastic at this and we then finished off the week by exploring Roman Numerals.
In Literacy, we have been looking at recounts. The children started off the week by writing their cold task about a day which they have recently enjoyed and attempted to create their own recount. We then looked at recounts in more detail focusing on the features of a recount and then the children compared two different recounts, evidencing which recount was better and why.
It was also a great week for Luke and Alfy as they represented our Year 5/6 Boys Football Team at Snaith School on Tuesday. They both played brilliantly and were a real credit to our school. It has also been great to meet so many parents at Parents Evening's and to tell parents how well all of the children have settled into their new class!
Next week, we have an exciting trip to Horrible Histories on Thursday, where we will be learning some great facts about the Tudors in Hull. The children will then create an amazing recount about this day when we return! Another busy but exciting week ahead! Well done everybody for last week!
Year 3 & Year 4 Castleton Residential
What an amazing two days we had in Castleton! The children had a fabulous time completing some great activities relating to the Romans. The children had their own Roman battle, constructed their own Roman Siege Weapons and explored Gems from Castleton through Gem Panning. We finished off the trip by completing a 4 mile walk looking at the fantastic views of Castleton, exploring what Castleton was like over 300 Million Years ago and looked for sea creature fossils in the field walls (we found lots!). Overall, it was a fantastic trip and the children were all fabulous. Well done Year 3 and Year 4, you really were a credit to Hensall!
It was an extremely busy week in House of Tudor this week with many different activities happening! We have enjoyed a fantastic House Team Day where the children completed some great activities and worked fantastically in their teams. Adding on from this, the children have elected their new vice-captains and captains, well done to everyone on their speeches and presentations, they were amazing! We have also enjoyed NSPCC assembly, individual photographs and lots more!
In Maths we have been rounding numbers to 10, 100 & 1000, and then we progressed on to 1,000, 10,000 and 1,000,000. The children have been completing lots of reasoning problems and have definitely justified their answers! In Literacy, the children in Year 5 have been reflecting on the Boggle Hole trip, whilst the Year 4's reflected on their week in school. From this, all children have planned their own letter of thanks to members of staff and created their first draft. Next week, the children will be peer marking and correcting any mistakes and finally writing up their final draft. I can't wait to read the finished letters!
What a great week, we have another busy week ahead!
PE with Mr Holt.
House of Tudor this week completed a great PE session with Mr Holt. The children had to work in pairs to create a given sport and were questioned on their knowledge and understanding of that sport. The children were then rewarded with match attack cards with values of money on for correct answers. The children with the most money and correct answers were the winners. Take a look at the photos below.
Our trip to Boggle Hole!
What an amazing week we've all had! Our Year 5 children, along with Year 6 have spent 4 days exploring Boggle Hole. We all completed some fantastic activities such as; Rock pooling, Fossil hunting, Fossil Sketching and Lighthouse building! We also visited the Old Coastguard Centre and explored the history of Robin Hoods Bay! I am sure the children have been excited to tell you great facts!
We also completed several walks in extreme weathers with some very steep hills! The children were fortunate enough to take in some stunning views of Robin Hoods Bay and the surrounding countryside. We finished off our week in Whitby on Friday where the children enjoyed spending their money on souvenirs to remember such a great trip! The children were absolutely amazing and a credit to Hensall Primary School!
Next week, the children will be reflecting on their trip and creating a letter of thanks to the staff at Boggle Hole. Well done to everyone! Please take a look at the photos below of our children having great fun!