This Week In School…
Year 3 – have settled well after a nice week spent in the sunshine. In English, the children have begun looking at features of a biography in preparation for writing a biography on the main character taken from the book Gregory Cool. In Maths, Year 3 have started looking at properties of shapes and they have worked hard understanding angles and turns, right angles and comparing angles.
Year 4 – have started reading our new class book in English, Noah Barleywater Runs Away. They took part in a mock trial for young Noah, who stole three apples and caused a little bit of chaos as he ran away. Both classes found Noah ‘Not Guilty’ citing that because he was starving he did what he had to do. They have then started writing their newspaper report on the event. In Maths, they have started their Statistics topic and have been interpreting data from pictograms, bar graphs and line graphs. In Humanities, Year 4 had a very special day on Tuesday! They took part in a Roman day as part of their topic work.
Year 5 – have been writing a narrative about a poem that they have been reading in class. They are making sure everyone is clear on the different aspects of the success criteria as this will help with the narrative. They are collecting ideas and planning their writing this week before finishing it next week. In Maths, they are continuing with their work on angles and have been learning about how to calculate missing angles on a straight line. Their understanding the types of angles have helped them estimate. In Topic, Morpurgo are completing their computing unit about coding and are controlling a spite around a screen. Kipling are completing the history of music unit and trying out body percussion.
Year 6 – have been working hard as they start preparing for their end of year production, Pirates of the Curry Bean. We have started rehearsals for both the acting and the singing and are very impressed with what we have seen so far. In English, the children have been writing their own fantasy stories involving a dragon and we are looking forward to reading the finished narratives. They have been revising multiplication in Maths; looking at formal written methods for long multiplication and multiplying decimal numbers. They are also reaching the end of their topic on the Maya civilisation in Humanities, with the children having some interesting ideas of why the civilisation declined in 900AD.
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