This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been planning, writing and editing their stories about a haunted house in English. They have shown great imagination and thought carefully about their choice of vocabulary to engage the reader. In Maths, they have begun to understand fractions including ordering and comparing fractions as well as adding and subtracting them. In Humanities, they have been exploring different continents.
Year 4 – have been exploring Iceland in English (see below to find out more about their Iceland day). They have been writing a non-chronological report using the facts they learnt about the Land of Fire and Ice. In Maths, they have been continuing to work on their multiplication skills. In Art, they have explored the landscapes of David Hockney and have tried to create textures like he does. In Science, they have started learning about electricity and trying to make a light bulb light up in a complete circuit. In Music, they have enjoyed getting to know their new song, Lean On Me by Bill Withers. If you're lucky they might give you a little demonstration!
Year 5 – have been very busy in both Maths and English this week. In Maths, they have been subtracting and multiplying fractions. They have used different methods which require them to work out equivalent fractions and change mixed numbers into improper fractions to subtract. During their English lessons, Year 5 have written a newspaper report about a Sports Day. This links in with the Year 5’s Greeks topic as they have spent time looking at how the Olympics were born from the Ancient Greeks. We have been impressed by how the children have settled back into school after the holidays. Keep up the great work Year 5!
Year 6 – have started the new term well and settled quickly into their routines again. This week in English, they have been working really hard writing a narrative about a ship sinking. This is based on their new class book - Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. The children have tried to include lots of description to describe what characters can see and hear as the ship starts to sink. They have started a new topic in Humanities - North America. So far the children have learnt which countries make up North America; what some of the geographical features of the countries are; and about the climate in the different countries. In Computing they are learning to use spreadsheets.
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