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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The clinics will be running from Amersham Hospital on :-
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This Week In School…
Year 3 – have busy writing an informal letter to the Iron Man asking for his help to protect our school. In Maths, they have worked hard solving word problems involving capacity. They have also completed end of term assessments to show all their learning this term. Well done to all year 3s for an excellent first term with IVJS!
Year 4 – have been busy writing an adventure narrative about the journey of a plastic bag around the world. In Maths, they’ve looked at factor pairs and integer scaling. They even made cereal boxes in DT for their packaging project.
Year 5 – have been starting to write a newspaper article on Odysseus’ arrival home after his long journey. They have also been writing leaflets on all the information they have learnt about materials over the term! Their Greek clay pots are looking amazing and just need the finishing touches now!
Year 6 – have been working hard doing mock SATs in Grammar, Spelling, Reading and Maths to show us their fantastic learning so far. In English they have been writing a diary entry from the perspective of a varmint, linked to their book 'Varmints' and in Science they have been exploring the characteristics of micro-organisms.
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