This Week In School…
Year 3 – have continued their learning around fractions and have been finding unit and non-unit fractions of numbers, applying this to a range of problems. In English, they have begun writing instructions for Oliver on how to create an amazing seawig! They have also worked hard across the curriculum, learning about reflection in Science, Africa in Humanities and impressionism in Art!
Year 4 – have finished writing their own Norse Myths based on the story of Thor and his Mighty Hammer. In Maths, they have begun working on finding the decimal equivalents of fractions. In Geography, they have looked at Eastern Africa and have produced lots of work based around the country of Tanzania and the different things you can see and do there.
Year 5 – have been writing a book review on their class novel, Running on Empty in English. They have also been looking at multiplying fractions in Maths. Year 5 have also thoroughly enjoyed their morning on Thursday where they made houmous and falafel, everyone tried it and surprisingly, most loved it!
Year 6 – have been empathising with the main character of their class text ‘Rooftoppers’ in order to write a diary entry from their perspective. In addition, they have been practising their P4C skills and have been discussing the idea of true happiness. In Maths, they have been converting between different units of measurement and have been practising applying this skill to word problems.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have finished writing their adventure stories and have worked hard to edit them. In Maths, they have begun to understand fractions including ordering and comparing fractions and identifying equivalent fractions as well as adding and subtracting them. Year 4 – have been looking at the exciting world of Norse myths. They have been focusing on character and setting description so that they are ready to produce an amazing Norse myth of their own next week. In Maths, they have been continuing their topic of fractions and have been applying them in word problems. In Science, they have completed their investigation into the weight of gases and have moved on to planning an experiment about melting points. Year 5 – have been writing a letter to Usain Bolt linked to their class story. In Maths, they have continued their ‘Fractions’ journey and have been cementing their knowledge of adding and subtracting a variety of fractions while in Art, they have loved creating their own Mehndi patterns for their India topic!
Year 6 – have edited and published their incredible stories linked to their class text, 'Rooftoppers'. In Maths, they have learnt about the different types of angles and have used protractors to measure them. They have begun their new humanities topic on the continent of North America and have looked at the vast range of climates it has. Most of the class decided they would like to visit Canada because of the snow!
This term for History the children have been busy learning about Ancient Greece and how they lived in the past. Part of the learning objectives is to investigate Greek Food. For this, next Tuesday the children will be making their own falafel and houmous.
Children will get the opportunity to roll out their own falafel from a pre-made mix (with the ingredients below) and create some houmous to go with it. The ingredients we will be using is listed below.
If your child has any allergies or dietary requirements linked to the ingredients listed above please complete the form below.
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Year 5 Teachers
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been busy writing their own adventure story using the book of Oliver and the Seawigs. Year 3 have a great imagination and are coming up with fantastic ideas for their stories. In Maths, they have applied their increasing knowledge of times-tables to solve problems involving division and have revisited the formal method of division to solve more complex problems. They have also been on a long journey to Australia where they learnt all about the smallest continent but the largest island in the world.
Year 4 – have been busy finding fractions of a quantity as well as using fractions to find larger quantities in Maths. In English, they have all enjoyed writing their own travel brochures about Iceland (the setting of the class book). They have really enjoyed researching and learning about Iceland and now everyone would really like to go there!
Year 5 – have been writing a poem based on the story called 'Running on Empty' and have been practising using rhyming couplets. In Maths, they have been continuing to develop their fraction knowledge by understanding equivalent fractions, simplifying and finding fractions of amounts.
Year 6 – have been busy working on stories about a sinking ship, linked to their new book, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. So far, everyone is very impressed with the writing that is being produced! They have started their new topic in Humanities - North America - and have been finding out about the features of that continent. In Science, they have been looking at how the eye works.
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