This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been creating their very own scrumptious ice creams (at least they have written the instructions on how to make their dream ice cream). They included some fantastic and persuasive adjectives that left all their teachers craving ice cream after reading through their work. In Maths, they have looked at time. They explored a calendar to find out what information it could provide and converted hours, days and months into different units of measurement. In Computing, they created their own binary database to help categorize different items of fruit. Also this week, they had a lovely visit via Zoom from Farmer Nicola up in Scotland. They saw the deer out in the fields as well as the stags' new antlers that have just begun to grow
Year 4 – have finished writing their diary entries based on their class text, ‘Escape from Pompeii’. They have really worked hard to make sure that they included the features of the Year 4 success criteria as well as making their entries personal, informative and full of feeling. In Maths they have been tackling the tricky topic of learning to tell the time. They have been converting years, months, weeks and days, as well as hours, minutes and seconds and have been converting 12- hour digital time to 24 hours. In Science, they have finished their habitat topic by looking at ways to improve the air quality of our own local environment and have designed so rather funky bug hotels. In French they have continued to practised saying items of stationery they have at school. In Humanities, they have been very mature and imagined what it would be like to live in areas of Ghana that have suffered with a drought – they wrote some very deep and thoughtful entries.
Year 5 – have continued working on shapes in Maths, building on their knowledge of translation. They worked hard to translate whole shapes independently using their knowledge of co-ordinates. In addition, they have discussed symmetry and reflection of shapes on a co-ordinate grid. In English, they have begun writing newspaper reports based on the King's coronation, focusing on the key events of the weekend. In Science, Year 5 have become experts in the life of Jane Goodall, and have produced some lovely diary entries as though they were her during her adventures in Tanzania. They also explored the life cycles of amphibians and insects, talking specifically how frogs and insects go through metamorphosis.
Year 6 – have continued to work hard with writing their non-chronological reports about wolves in English. The children have also started a maths project about baking and have been applying skills learnt in Maths throughout the year. So far, they have used ratio and proportion, measure and the four operations to solve problems linked to amounts of ingredients and cost of ingredients. In Science, the children have produced some great posters to explain the link between the digestive system and the circulatory system and how nutrients and water are transported around the body. They have also enjoyed learning the songs for our end of year production - we are very impressed with their singing so far!
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