This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been writing a persuasive letter in English in reaction to the King's decision in Y3’s class book 'The King Who Banned the Dark'. The children came up with some persuasive arguments to try and get the King to reverse his decision. They come up with creative and imaginative reasons to keep the dark that really impressed their teachers. In Maths, they are using their division skills to understand fractions and have even moved onto decimals. In Science, they have completed the topic of fossils by creating fossils of their own! They have completed their last lesson of Humanities in Year 3 by creating an extremely informative, non-chronological report of prehistoric Britain. Despite the heat this week, they have persevered and completed some fantastic work.
Year 4 – have rounded off their maths topic on time by converting analogue and digital times. They have also had one final big push on times tables, ahead of the scheduled MCT next week. English this week was inspired by the amazing morning spent learning about and taking part in some of the events at the Commonwealth Games. They have been writing a poem all about this year's up-and-coming event being held in Birmingham this summer. Their poems include stanzas about some of the 19 different sports available. In Science, they have continued to investigate classification and have searched the playground looking for invertebrates to classify.
Year 5 – have been continuing their work on translation and reflection. They have learnt to label each vertices and carefully translate or reflect from the mirror line. They have identified which reflections are correct or incorrect and explained how they know. During Year 5’s English lessons, they have been planning a newspaper report about the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Whilst writing, they have focused their attention on including parenthesis and speech marks correctly. In Science, they have been looking at life cycles of different animals and compared them. Once this was completed, they worked with partners to produce a play script for a wildlife documentary called 'Life'.
Year 6 – have been mainly focussing on rehearsals for the end of year production, Bugsy, this week. The children have been working really hard to learn lines and songs; the production is gradually starting to take shape! Back in the classroom, Year 6 have been focussing on their science topic this week: Animals, including humans (the circulatory system). The children have identified and named the parts of the circulatory system and have explained the functions of each part. They have also looked at how water and nutrients are transported within the body, producing some great posters to explain this. As well as science, they have started a maths project linked to a bakery where the children are using a range of previously learnt maths skills.
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