This Week In School…
Year 3 – have developed their knowledge of the aspects of story-telling by looking at character description. They took the protagonist of their class text 'The Tin Forest' and wrote fantastic descriptions that used similes, metaphors and expanded noun phrases. In Maths, they developed their understanding of addition using the column method. They started with 2-digit additions with no regrouping before moving onto addition that required regrouping. In Science, they have started to look at plants and what they need to survive. They have set up comparative investigations that look into the needs and functions of a plant. In Computing, they continued to practise their touch-typing skill. In PSHE, they explored the ideas of responsibility and consequences.
Year 4 – have been planning and writing a setting description for a spooky or a magical forest! They have been using expanded noun phrases to create some amazing pieces of description. In Maths, they have been ordering and comparing numbers up to 10,000 and learnt all about Roman numerals. In Science they took part in a series of experiments observing processes that change the state of water. They looked at changing ice into water – melting and gas into liquid – condensation. In Humanities, they explored the mountain ranges of Africa and made posters about them. London have also been practising for their Coffee with your Class morning.
Year 5 – have been a whirlwind of creativity and learning. Inspired by the works of Kandinsky, our young artists have delved into the world of abstract art, using shapes to craft their own unique masterpieces. In Maths, they've honed their rounding skills, deepening their knowledge in numerical operations. The narrative journey based on 'The Girl and the Fox' continues, with students now skilfully weaving in vivid setting descriptions and character portrayals, truly bringing their stories to life. To add a touch of the performing arts, they've taken on poems of their choice, carefully considering intonation, volume, and pace for impactful performances. In Humanities, the exploration of China's settlements has expanded young minds, fostering a deeper understanding of the world around them. It's been a week filled with artistic expression, academic growth, and cultural exploration for Year 5.
Year 6 – have been researching global warming and climate change in English so that they can write a non-chronological report on the subject. This is linked to the class book they are reading in class; 'Floodlands' by Marcus Sedgwick. Year 6 have worked really hard in Maths. They have started to think about the 4 operations and practised solving problems using written methods of addition and subtraction. They have also revised, common factors and common multiples. In Humanities, Year 6 have explored the cause of volcanic eruptions by replicating the process with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar!
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