This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been very busy this week learning about time in Maths, including solving problems about time and writing their own questions for the class to solve. In English, they have been writing a diary, imagining they are a Victorian child having to go to work in a mine. The descriptive language used has been fantastic and they have been really getting into character. This was supported by a 'Now Press Play' experience children's lives in the Victorian era. In Science, they have been learning the names of bones in a human skeleton and investigating how muscles work. In PSHE, they have continued to work collaboratively designing an accessible garden and have had to keep within a tight budget.
Year 4 – have started their brand new topic on the Egyptians and got to meet and interview Howard Carter! They continued to learn even more about the Ancient Egyptians during an exciting orienteering afternoon. Year 4 also began learning about all of the different types of teeth and their functions. During this lesson on teeth, they had the fun job of creating their own made-up animal and deciding exactly what teeth it needed depending on it's diet.
Year 5 – have had a busy week! This week has been dominated by swimming lessons that the majority of the children have thoroughly enjoyed. The children have made so much progress this week already which has been really lovely to see. For Year 5 Maths, they have been learning about decimals up to 2 decimal places and linking them to their previous work on fractions. They are using a short film called 'The Girl And The Fox' in English to plan a narrative, telling the story. They have planned and written introductions so far and will continue to write next week.
Year 6 – have really enjoyed their swimming lessons this week and have coped really well with the timetable changes. Back in the classroom, the children have been writing a recount in English; focusing on the trip to Cuffley Camp last week. In Maths, they have been learning about volume and time. The children are coming towards the end of their Humanities topic on the history of crime and punishment and are starting to produce leaflets about the different changes throughout the various periods. In French, they have also produced some very informative leaflets all about France and particularly, Bastille Day. In Computing, the children have had the opportunity to view each other’s blogs and make comments on what they have read.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have had an absolutely incredible time at Cuffley Camp. It really brought out the adventurous side and smiles filled their faces, which was lovely to see. In English, they recapped what present perfect tense was and started to get into the mind of a Victorian working child so that next week they can create some fantastic diary entries. They have used some brilliant descriptive language that they will add to their diary entries to make them even better. In Maths, they have consolidated their knowledge of multiplication and division and have reminded themselves how to use bus stop and expanded multiplication. In Science, they have been discussing the differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and have been singing a rather catchy song to help them remember. In PSHE, they have been working together as a team to create a garden that needs to be accessible to everyone. Year 3 have also really enjoyed going into the hall for lunchtime and have been able to have some really interesting conversations.
Year 4 – have been working hard on writing a biography for the main character in their class book, Varjak Paw. They have planned, written and edited their informative biographies. In Maths, they have been revisiting their times table and multiplication knowledge by working on a series of different tasks throughout the week. This week, they have been busy writing scripts for their very own scientific presentation about digestion. Everyone was very impressed with how well they were presented and how informative they were. Well done!
Year 5 – had a great day at Cuffley Camp on Wednesday. Not even the weather dampened their spirits! Everybody thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and many of the children really challenged themselves. Some children did a brilliant job at trying things that were way out of their comfort zones and felt great afterwards. It was lovely to see so many smiling faces at the end of the day. They have also continued to answer a variety of reasoning questions relating to subtracting fractions during Maths lessons. They planned and started to draft a narrative based on The Girl and the Fox in English. Year 5 worked in pairs to plan, then wrote their opening two paragraphs, trying to include the Year 5 language features including relative clauses, speech, descriptive language and modal verbs.
Year 6 – have finished publishing their endings to Rooftoppers and have started their new piece of writing - a fantasy narrative based on a short film called 'Dragonslayer'. In Maths, the children have been using their addition and multiplication skills to work out the perimeter and area of shapes. Year 6 had a great day out at Cuffley Camp on Thursday; the children were fantastic and everyone was so proud of them. Not only did they represent the school brilliantly, but they also showed great team work, perseverance, resilience and stamina as they took part in the various activities - including the daunting Gladiator Wall, where the children showed their amazing climbing skills.
We are very excited to announce that we will be starting 2 clubs next week, Upper School Girls Football club to run on Thursdays till 4.15pm and Lower School Multi Sports to run on Fridays till 4.15pm.
The clubs will cost £7 (in line with Energy Kidz Wraparound Club) up until the Easter Break. This means there will be 4 sessions of Girls Football and 3 sessions of Multi Sports as there will be no club on the last day of term.
More details of clubs running after Easter will be sent out closer to the time.
To book, please go to your School Money account and spaces will be available to book from the School Money Shop Tab. Should you have any problems booking a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been very busy learning about statistics in Maths. They have created tally charts, pictograms and bar charts and have interpreted the data. In English, they have been writing biographies about Queen Victoria and discovering some interesting facts about her life. During their History lessons, they have been researching the life of Victorian children. First, they looked at those who had to go to work from a very young age and then we spent time learning about Victorian schools. They found out how very strict they were! They found the old entrance to the school for 'Boys and Infants'. In PE, they have been creating magical dance moves to the Harry Potter theme tune.
Year 4 – have been writing a non-chronological report all about cats. They have been researching domestic cats, wild cats and fictional cats. In Maths, they have been finding fractions of an amount. In DT, they have made their pneumatic moving monsters and they all look amazing! In Science, Year 4 got to make a replica digestive system.
Year 5 – have written setting descriptions in English. They have planned, written, edited and published their work trying to ensure they have used expanded noun phrases, commas for lists, relative clauses, commas for clarity. In Maths, they have continued to revisit adding and subtracting fractions ensuring everyone remembers to ensure that the denominator is the same. They have started their science topic about space this week and have learnt the names of the planets and facts about them.
Year 6 – have been busy finishing their narratives to write their own endings to the book Year 6 have been reading - Rooftoppers. It will be interesting to see how many of them predict an ending close to the real one! In Maths, they have been focusing on geometry and learning about shape. As well as taking part in the Mission Zero project for the European Space Agency, in Computing, the children have been starting to create their own blogs. They have continued looking at the history of Crime and Punishment in Humanities and have this week focused on crime and punishment during the Anglo Saxon, Viking, Medieval and Tudor periods.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been working really hard in all their subjects. In English, they have been writing a narrative about a broken lighthouse and have used some lovely character descriptions. In Maths, they have been applying their knowledge of their four operations and using this to help solve problems involving money. In Humanities, Year 3 have been using their time machine to travel back to 1837. Whilst there, they have discovered all about the life of Queen Victoria and the inventions that the Victorians created. In PSHE, they have started to think about dreams and goals and why it is important to have them. Farmer Nicola joined year 3 on Thursday and was amazed by the world book day costumes, as were the teachers! From Mary Poppins to Willy Wonkas to Herimone Grangers, Year 3 showed off their creativity and their love of reading.
Year 4 – have been writing riddles in English. They have been very creative with their cryptic clues about different animals. They have worked very hard to include expanded noun phrases in their work as well as exclamation marks, question marks and commas for lists. In Maths, they have continued working with fractions. They have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominators. In Science, they have begun their first biology topic of the year - The Digestive System! They have learnt the names of the different organs that all play a part and have learnt about their function. In French, they have been learning how to say the names of the different countries that make up the UK and what each of their capital cities are.
Year 5 – have jumped back in to another busy half term very well. This week in English, they have planned, written, edited and published character descriptions of three characters from a video entitled Rock, Paper, Scissors. They talked about using all their senses to help describe the characters. They tried to include aspects of each characters' personality and Year 5 language features. In Maths, they finished off lessons on area and have revisited fractions, answering reasoning questions when adding three fractions. They have looked at what they already know, what they need to find out and how they can answer the problems. Year 5 talked about how some of the questions looked tricky to begin with but, when considering what they already know, they were able to work them out systematically. They are currently completing some block printing as part of the Year 5 Indian Art topic. The children have made their own blocks using card and string and have painted and printed them onto paper.
Year 6 – have returned refreshed from their half term break and have started a new piece of writing in English - a narrative. As they continue to read their class book, Rooftoppers, the teachers have asked the children to predict what they think the ending will be and to write this as their narrative for English. They have been looking at measure in Maths and have been working on converting between standard units of measure. In Humanities, the children have started their new topic - The History of Crime and Punishment; they have started by looking at crime and punishment during the Roman rule of Britain. The PSHE topic this half term is looking at dreams and goals and we have been interested to find out what the children have as their dreams and goals for their future. In Computing, they have been finding out about blogs and have started to plan their own blog.
This is where we'll post all school news and updates. If you require paper copies of any information on our website then please contact Miss Lainsbury in our school reception.