The 4 Plains of Texas!

In conjunction with our class text ‘Holes’ by Louis Sacher the children have put their geographical knowledge to the test and have been locating the state of Texas and its surrounding neighbours. Working in groups the children identified the four regions of Texas and described the physical features that make up their differing landscapes.

We will be continuing to compare and contrast the regions throughout the term building up a depth of understanding that will enable us to write an interesting and factual piece of writing.

texas map

How good is your knowledge? Can you label the four plains of Texas?

Hard Labour!!

The children have spent the afternoon experiencing hard labour as prisoners in Victorian times.

Year 6 Your Final Year!

Hi Year 6,

We hope you all have had a fantastic summer break and are all refreshed and ready to start your final year at Wood Fold with a bang! Our context for this Half Term is all about magic and wonder; we will be reading ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Makenzie and think you are going to love its use of imagination and description.

Have you read any books over the holiday? We would love to here what you’ve been reading.

Mr Thompson and Miss Kelly

What we have been learning about this week!

In Maths, we have been looking at volume and we did orienteering outside with different clues. We solved problems and got a total. In English, we have been planning to write a letter about the journey to Johannesburg. In PSHE, we have been learning about our actions and behaviour. In Art, we have been studying Jacob Hendrik Pierneef’s paintings and how he drew them.

Our attendance this week is 98.5%

From Freya and Scarlett

What we have learned this week!

In Year 5 this week, in English we have been learning about The Madam’s feelings towards Mma and our thoughts and feelings towards ‘The Pass’!

In Maths, we have been learning about angles, we learnt that a straight line = 180 degrees,a circle = 360 degrees,a reflex =270 degrees and a right angle = 90 degrees.We have also learnt to translate shapes on a 4 quadrant grid.

In Geography, we looked at where South Africa is and the 9 provinces which are: Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Free State, North West, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalunga and KwaZulu – Natal, then we wrote 3 facts about any province!


From Caitlin and Emily

Our attendance this week: 98.3 %

Our Trip To The Anderton Centre

Recently, some of our Year 5 children visited the Anderton Centre for a weekend residential trip. The children (and staff) absolutely loved the trip and tried out some really fun activities, which some of us have never done before. Some of the activities included raft building, tree climbing, canoeing, archery and orienteering. The children were a credit to the school and gave 100% effort on each activity. We are so proud of them.

Here are some photos from the trip!


Miss Niland

Maths Support Week 5 Summer 2

Next week the children will consolidate and revise all Year 5 learning associated with geometry which include work on angles, translations and shape.

What are angles?

Angles are a measure of turn. Follow these simple rules for angles:

Angles are measured in degrees. The sign for degrees is °.

One whole turn is 360°a is an example of a whole turn.

One quarter turn is 90° or a right angle. b is an example of a quarter turn.

One half turn is 180° or a straight line. c is an example of a half turn.

Diagram showing the angles 360%, 90% and 180%

Types of angles

a) An angle less than 90° is acute.

b) An angle between 90° and 180° is obtuse.

c) An angle greater than 180° is reflex.

Diagram showing different angles

Adding up angles

  • The three angles inside a triangle always add up to 180°. This is shown by aand b in the example.
  • All angles at a point always add up to 360°. This is shown by c in the example.

Diagram showing angles and triangles

What we have learnt this week

In Maths this week, we have been looking at percentages. We also looked at finding 10 and 20 percent of amounts. In English, we have been writing a diary entry about Journey to Jo’burg. We were looking at chapters 1-4 to sum up 6 key events to write up our diary entry.

Our attendance this week is 98%

Maths Support Week 4 Summer 2

Next week the children will be looking at measures. They will be understand and use approximate equivalences between metric units and common imperial units such as inches, pounds and pints.

Converting between metric and imperial units

Here are some examples of metric and imperial measures of length, mass and capacity:

Metric Imperial
Length mm, cm, m, km inch, foot, yard, mile
Mass mg, g, kg ounce (oz), pound (lb), stone
Capacity ml, cl, l pint, gallon

You will be expected to know some common conversions between metric and imperial units. Some of these are shown below, but check with your teacher which ones you need to learn.

  • 1 km = 5/8 mile
  • 1 m = 39.37 inches
  • 1 foot = 30.5 cm
  • 1 inch = 2.54 cm
  • 1 kg = 2.2 lb
  • 1 gallon = 4.5 litres
  • 1 litre = 1 3/4 pints

What We Learnt About Last Week

Last week we looked at addition and subtraction problems in Maths. We used the column method when working out bigger numbers and used our estimation skills to round numbers up and down. In English, we gathered content related to the story of Naledi from Journey to Jo’burg. We created a feelings graph, including key events from the story, showing how the characters felt along the way. Most of us visited the Anderton Center, which was amazing! Photos to follow shortly.

Last week’s attendance=96%.

Markus and Katy.