This Week In School…
Year 3 – have begun to write descriptive poems about the iron man - focusing on using descriptive language, similes and metaphors. In maths we have started to use addition to find the perimeter of 2D shapes.
Year 4 – have been writing a descriptive narrative setting and have performed their Christmas production this week! What a wonderful job everyone!
Year 5 – have started writing a news script and will perform it once it is completed. In Maths, they have looked at statistics which was quite challenging! In Humanities, they have looked at how England became a unified kingdom. In Science, they have been doing an experiment which involves looking at ice hands! They looked at different materials to test the best insulator to design a new lunchbox.
Year 6 – have been working really hard doing their assessments, as well as continuing to write their newspaper reports linked to the book they are reading, 'The Last Wild' and learning how to divide fractions. They really enjoyed watching the Lower school Christmas performance at the beginning of the week - thank you Years 3 and 4!
The Christmas themed Art Gallery will be open all this week. The framed drawings can be purchased by parents; they make the perfect gift this Christmas!
Friday night was our very first PJs and Hot Chocolate evening, where parents and children were invited to come back to school dressed in their PJs and enjoy a bedtime story. Everyone was treated to a hot drink and a biscuit whilst they curled up and enjoyed their favourite bedtime story.
It was a very well attended event and we would like to thank everyone who attended and Miss Bjorck for arranging such a wonderful evening!
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have continued writing newspaper reports in English about the Iron Man's battle with the bat winged angel dragon using the story of the Iron Man. In Maths, they have been looking at units of measurement.
Year 4 – have been working on their Christmas production in their costumes! In Maths, they have been using bar models to represent multiplication calculations. They have read further into the book Varjak Paw and begun writing an event in the story from a different perspective.
Year 5 – have finished their story about the 'Last Sandwich' in English and have included some plot twists. In Maths, they have looked at line graphs, as well as how to draw them while in Science, they have conducted research to observe the best material for thermal insulators.
Year 6 – have been continuing to enjoy their book, The Last Wild and have started to write newspaper reports linked to this story. In Maths, they have been multiplying fractions and mixed numbers and are looking forward to moving on to dividing fractions next week.
Thank you to all the parents who attended our Coffee Morning today. We discussed the topic of P4C (Philosophy 4 Children).
What is P4C? P4C stands for Philosophy for Children. The aim is to help children become more thoughtful, more reflective, more considerate and more reason-able individuals.
Children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. They then choose one question that is the focus of a philosophical enquiry, or dialogue. The teacher becomes a facilitator, supporting the children in their thinking, reasoning and questioning, as well as the way the children speak and listen to each other.
Click this link to see P4C in action http://www.sapere.org.uk/AboutP4C/P4CVideoClips.aspx
Please click the thumbnail above to see the full presentation.
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