This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been creating a travel brochure for their own imaginary island in English. They have created underwater hotels, fun activities and tropical landscapes. They focused on including subordinating conjunctions and clauses in their writing this week to help vary their sentence structure. In Maths, they continued developing their knowledge of time. They discussed where the hands of an analogue should be for o'clock, half past, quarter past, quarter to and the 5 minute intervals. In Design and Technology, they have started to plan their CAMS mechanisms, which they will continue to create next week. In P.E., they had great fun competing in Interhouse Benchball and demonstrated their sportsmanship.
Year 4 – have been hard at work exploring decimals. They have been converting tenths and hundredths into decimals. In English this week, Year four travelled to the House of the Dead and took part in the mummification process of poor Daisy the science mannequin. As they watched and took part in the process, they made notes that they then used to help them write instructions for a new Egyptian embalmer. They were very respectful of the mummification process and as a result have written a set of detailed instructions. In Science, they finally got to look at the results of their tooth decay experiment. They were able to examine the different egg shells and look at what drink had caused the most damage to the shell (representing tooth enamel). In Humanities, they have been practising to become Egyptian scribes and writing in hieroglyphics and learning about the different Egyptian gods.
Year 5 – have continued Swimming lessons this week and all the children have continued to make progress. We are so pleased with the effort the children have been making and we hope that they have really enjoyed the experience. In Math's this week they have continued to look at Decimal numbers. They have worked on identifying thousandths as decimals and rounding decimals followed by ordering and comparing decimals before finally understanding percentages. They have continued with our narrative work based on 'The Girl And The Fox' and have completed the initial piece of writing. They have focused their attention on using inverted commas, co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions as well as using commas for lists. Next week, they will be editing and publishing their final pieces. They have all now had the opportunity to complete their Indian art work, completing Rangoli Patterns. Lots of the children really focused their attention on the colour and detail in their design. Everyone was impressed by some of the work produced.
Year 6 – have continued to enjoy their swimming lessons, making great progress in the pool. Also outside of the classroom, in PE the children have been working together to plan PE games that they can deliver to children in Year 3 next week. In English, the children have finished writing their recounts of the recent trip to Cuffley Camp and have been publishing these this week. They have started our new Science topic - Electricity; as well as recapping the various components involved in a circuit, the children have been investigating the types of circuits required to light bulbs showing various levels of brightness. In PSHE, the children have worked in groups to plan a presentation showing an event they could do to raise money for a specific charity. They will be showing their presentations to the rest of their class, who will then vote to choose which event they would want to do and which charity they would want to support - we look forward to seeing the various presentations.
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