This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been working hard on addition and subtraction in Maths. They have been using column method to tackle more complicated calculations. They have explored the importance of regrouping their ones and tens to make sure that their answer is correct. They have also started to look at number families with the view that they will be able to use the inverse operation to check their calculations in the future. In English, they have had their letter writing hats on and have begun to craft a letter to our local MP to try and protect the environment in Iver. In Science, they have finished their water transportation investigation and have started to look at the process of plant germination, pollination and fertilisation. In PSHE, they have looked at the words responsibility and consequences and applied them to different scenarios.
Year 4 – have come together as a whole year group in Science to see the different melting points of chocolate! They measured the temperature of different bowls of water and tested to see if their hypotheses from the previous lesson were correct. In Maths, they learnt about the history of Roman numerals before having a go at some numeral questions of their own. They have started looking at column addition and will move on to exchanging when adding/subtracting. In English, they had a go at planning and designing their own robot using recycled materials and will end the week by publishing their own instructions for how to build it! They are challenging themselves to include as many features as possible of instructional writing. In Geography, they looked further at how volcanoes are formed and moved on to learning about the largest rivers found in Africa.
Year 5 – have been rounding to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand and even ten thousand! They have been reciting their rhyme that helps them remember whether to round up or down. In English, the children have begun drafting a fact file all about China. To urge their readers to read further, they have been sharing their most compelling facts. Year 5 pupils have spent a lot of time this week in Science studying different materials to investigate what happens to them when they are heated, cooled, and burned.
Year 6 – have worked hard to finish their stories based on the video 'origins'. They have focussed on being descriptive throughout their writing. In Maths, they have continued to explore the 4 operations and applying their mathematical knowledge to a range of problems. 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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