Another great week. We had 100% attendance at our morning lessons! This week we started our new class book - Stig of the Dump and finished our poems in shared writing. In maths we have finished our statistics unit and looked at pie charts and tables. In science we have learnt about evaporation and condensation. In geography we learnt about early settlements and selected the best sites for a new one. In RE we explored Hanukkah and in french we learnt how to order pizza and the correct way to some. For art we looked at creating perspective when using collage. What will we be up to next week?
Over the last three weeks, Eagle class have been busy at home completing their daily learning. They have explored area, perimeter and graphs in maths. In literacy they have read and explored the story of the Firebird, have played with sentences when learning about relative clauses, dashes and apostrophes and have started to write a poem. They have investigated solids, liquids and gases and learnt who created the first fizz drink in science! They have looked at urban and rural areas and discovered 6 ways that land can be used in geography. In RE they have been exploring festivals and why these are important to people in the Jewish faith. In PSHE they have shared their goals and thought about the impact money will have on these dreams. In art they have explored landscapes and different perspectives. In French they have continued to learn about food and explored breakfasts and sandwiches. Finally in PE they have been exploring different ways to stay fit and healthy at home. They have definitely had a busy three weeks. I have attached a few snapshots of their learning. Their were hundreds of images to choose from so I will try and add more each week. Keep up the good work!!
Skipping has taken over!! Our favourite past time currently is skipping with the long rope and everyone is getting very good! Most people have mastered running in when the rope is already swinging.
In literacy we finished our Grinch newspaper articles. In maths year 4 and 5 have been revisiting telling the time, while the year 6 pupils had a go at some previous SATS paper. I was so impressed with the year 6's attitudes and approach and I was blown away by the outcomes. They were treated to some golden time on Friday for their hard work.
We finished some of our learning across the curriculum: in history we finished our work by looking at Mayan clothes, we reviewed what we had learnt about sound in science and in RE with completed our work on how religion helps when times get tough.
This week we started a new writing unit about the Grinch. We have started to write News reports about how he stole Christmas. In maths we have been finishing our work on algebra and division.
For art we used our designs to make our Mayan pots inspired by the Gods. We are now waiting for them to dry out. We had a very cold and refreshing PE lesson playing end zone and enjoyed composing on the percussion instruments in music.
In science we investigated sound proofing and how we could stop sound from travelling.
This week we have written our own ending to Hansel and Gretel in literacy. I have been so impressed with the effort children have put in to writing this term and we can definitely see some great progress.
There were lots of different things going on in maths this week with algebra, long multiplication and times tables keeping us all busy. Times tables are really important so any extra help at home will be beneficial.
In history we investigated some Mayan artefacts and discussed how we know about the past using different sources. We also found out more about the Gods and Goddesses.
In science we learnt about why sounds got quieter the further they travelled. We also made string telephones and discussed how they worked. In PSHE we have looked at what 'normal' means and in RE we are learning about how religion helps people when times get tough.
This week in maths, year 4 and 5 have been exploring multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 while the year 6 have started to learn about algebra.
In Literacy, we have started to write a section from the story Hansel and Gretel. We have thought about how to use speech and other techniques to make our story interesting. Take a look at the the photo of our writing wall to see a sample of what we have written this week.
In science we learnt about pitch and made pan pipes. In RE we learnt about justice and in history we learnt how to read and write Mayan numbers.
In PSHE we focused on Anti-bullying week and the children are working on some posters that we can display around school.
On Tuesday we had our forest day and were challenge to create a den and fire to survive. In the damp miserable weather, this was definitely a challenge!
The children have returned from half term raring to go!
In literacy we finished our holiday brochures, which were amazing! The children remember the layout, tried to use techniques such as alliteration and personification and persuaded me that I needed to visit their location. We have now started our next writing unit based on Hansel and Gretel. We have read a version of the story by Neil Gaiman and will start our writing next week.
In maths we have learnt about different types of numbers including primes, squares and cubes. Now we are focusing on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.
In Science we are now learning about sound. Again, the children are full of questions about how we hear and how sounds work. They have done some research to answer their questions - such as why our ears op, what ear wax is, what happens if you don't have a pinna ...
We are now looking at How live was different for the Mayans and the Aztecs in our wider curriculum. We have learnt where they lived, when they lived and explored a range of books to find out about their lives.
Well done to everyone who has done some homework. There has been some remarkable pieces so far, last weekend I had 38 uploads on to Seesaw!!
It's the last week before half term! This week, most of us finished our textile projects. It's taken us several weeks, but we have made something we are proud of!
In maths we some of the children have started working on long division and some on long multiplication. For literacy, we have continued to write our holiday brochures, there has been some fantastic sentences which have made us all want to go on holiday!
In PE children have continued to develop skills for Tag rugby, in geography children had some time to research their unanswered questions and in science we reviewed everything we had learnt about light.
We have a times table test every Wednesday and I have been amazed but the improvements we have already seen.
It was fantastic to talk to so many parents on the phone this week and update you on the fantastic progress we have been seeing from the children.
Have a lovely half term and we will see on Tuesday 3rd which will be our forest school day!
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