Weekly Bulletin - 24th September 2021
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have used their knowledge of place value to complete calculations using the method of expanded addition. They thought about the best way to format their calculations and used their developed skills to solve real-life problems via word problems. In English, they have used their Power of Reading text (The Tin Forest) as inspiration to write to their local MP (Joy Morrisey) about problems that affect the environment in Iver. They planned their arguments and have started to write the introduction and the first paragraph so that they are ready to finish it off next week. Year 3 continued with their map work in humanities, this time they delved into the UK. They looked at all the capital cities and some of the major cities across the UK. In Science, Year 3 started their topic on plants by looking at all the different parts of a plant. They then continued their exploration by creating an investigation to see what conditions a plant needs to grow.
Year 4 – have been working on designing, planning and writing instructions to make a recycled robot as part of their recycling theme in English. In Maths, they have been busy finding 1, 10, 100 and 1000 more and less of a number. In Humanities, they have been exploring more of Africa, they’ve written an explanation text about settlements in Africa and learnt all about trade via the Trans Saharan Trade Route. In Science, they carried out another investigation, this time round they were measuring the length of time it takes for a solid to become a liquid. The experiment involved yummy chocolate but sadly they didn’t get to eat any!
Year 5 – have been writing a descriptive narrative about their Class book 'The Journey'. They have tried hard to integrate speech and to use their Vocabulary Ninja words. They are enjoying the challenge of up-levelling their work. In their Maths lessons, they have learnt about negative numbers and how to find the difference between positive and negative numbers. They have also enjoyed learning about Roman numerals and the rules that are needed. They have completed their topic on China this week and have produced some travel leaflets.
Year 6 – have finished publishing their non-chronological reports on the environment, climate change and global warming and have now started looking at persuasive writing. They will be writing a letter in character based on the class book we are reading - Floodland. The children have already pretended to be one of the characters from our book during Guided Reading when they wrote some emotive speeches and read some of them out to the rest of the class. In Maths, the children have started revising the four operations and will be continuing with this next week. They started their new Science topic this week - Evolution and Inheritance - where the children have been looking at how they have inherited some characteristics from their parents and how different organisms are adapted to suit their environment. Everyone enjoyed the extra PE activities during National Fitness Day on Wednesday.
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