This Week In School…
Year 3 – have created some fantastic diary entries in English, all about the Stone Age. They have slept in caves, searched for fire wood and even gone hunting! In Maths, they have been learning about mass, weighing in grams and kilograms. In RE they have been exploring symbols of different faiths, the focus this week was symbols within Hinduism. They have begun their new Science topic learning about animals, including humans. They have been investigating the role of producers and consumers and learnt the names of bones in the human body.
Year 4 – have written fantastic setting descriptions in English. They have used adjectives, the five senses and figurative language to describe a snowy scene that really resonated in the readers’ minds! In Maths, they focused on subtracting factions and will be moving on to decimals in the upcoming weeks. In Music, they practised playing the African drums to Bastille’s ‘Pompeii’ and had a go at singing the lyrics with Ms Carrera. They did a great job! In Science, they discussed the function of teeth and moved on to comparing teeth found in carnivores and herbivores. They are looking forward to their swimming lessons next week and eventually building their electric loop games in DT. Lots to look forward to before the holidays! As part of Humanities this week, Year 4 took part in a Now Press Play drama activity. They got to take on the role of a child who had travelled to Pompeii on a school trip and ended up falling back through time to the day before Mt Vesuvius erupted and destroyed Pompeii, covering it in 7 meters of ash.
Year 5 – have been working exceptionally hard in English to write a very persuasive letter to somebody in school. They began by conducting some excellent research, in order to have lots of evidence to back up their arguments. They are excited to complete these letters at the beginning of next week and get them sent straight over to their recipient. In Maths, they have been practising perimeter and area of lots of different shapes. The children have even completed some trickier problems within this topic, where certain shapes have had missing lengths for them to solve as an additional step. In Humanities, Year 5 were introduced to the longest serving king of the Maya times, Pakal. Both classes enjoyed creating quiz questions to test that everyone in the class knew all of the fun facts that there was to learn about this great king. They were also very lucky to have a visit from the local church this week, who gave them loads of information about the origins of Christianity.
Year 6 – have been enjoying their swimming sessions as well as working hard in class. In English, they have been planning and starting to write a narrative based on a film clip called 'The Lighthouse'. The children have been looking in particular at writing character and setting descriptions and have made some great suggestions for this descriptive writing. They have finished their topic on the Tudors in Humanities by looking at plays written by Shakespeare; and started their new topic, Electricity, in Science where they have been experimenting with circuits to investigate the brightness of bulbs.
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