This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been working hard on learning the compact method for addition in Maths this week. The children have mastered this operation and have solved many mathematical problems involving addition. In English, they have begun looking at non-fiction texts. In the coming weeks, the children will be writing an information text on the oceans of the world so this week, they have been busy planning their research and discussing in groups what information they will include in their text. We are extremely impressed with how well the children have settled back into class and how hard they have worked this week.
Year 4 – have begun writing a non-chronological report about cats after reading their class text, ‘Paw’. They have been making notes about different cats, planning and writing their introductions. In Maths, they have been learning about tenths and converting them into decimals. In Humanities, they have begun their topic on ancient Egypt and have worked on map skills. They have even started turning their own portrait into a portrait of a pharaoh.
Year 5 – have returned ready to learn and happy to see friends. For Maths, they have been multiplying fractions this week. They have edited and published the newspaper article that they wrote during the last week of online learning. They have also spent some time reading the class book 'Running on Empty' and focused on writing expanded sentences using this week's spelling words. In Art, they practised drawing some Mehndi patterns, evaluated their ideas and drew a final design. Year 5 have also completed their Tree of life work thinking about their hopes, dreams, personal qualities and what is important to them. They all enjoyed the discussion and thinking process. The children took great care when producing their individual trees.
Year 6 – have settled in very well, it has been really lovely to see Year 6 back in class again! Following on from writing short stories in English during the last week of online learning, the children have again been writing a short story now they are back in class and we are very impressed with their writing so far. In Maths, they have been re-visiting previously taught topics: rounding, number properties, negative numbers and BODMAS. We have been continuing to read our story, 'Rooftoppers' during Guided Reading. The children have been learning about the artist Leonora Carrington in DT and have been patiently making their own Dream Catchers.
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