This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been really excited about their swimming lessons! They have all joined in and have made all of their teachers proud. They have finished their potions instructions in English and have had a lot of fun letting their imagination run wild. They have created a range of potions from ones that make you invisible to others that create portals into movies. In Maths, Year 3 have begun looking into capacity and have looked at different ways that they could make liquids up to 1 litre like using division. In Science, they have been looking into the muscles in their body and have discussed how muscles help our skeletons to move in different ways (contracting and relaxing). Year 3 have ended the week by completing their assessments this week and have been showing off how much they have learnt so far this year!
Year 4 – have worked hard on their end of term assessments and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to swim during the end of the week. They have worked brilliantly in groups on their DT projects this week. They have designed and made an electric loop wire game (steady hand game). The hardest part of the task was making sure that the electric circuit was connected correctly and that everything was in the correct place. They spent an afternoon testing each other’s games and running a product analysis on them. In English, they have been writing a narrative about a subject of their choice. There have been some brilliant ideas from a gangster duck to a cat that wants to go on a dog walk. We can't wait to share them with each other! On Tuesday afternoon, Year 4 and Year 5 swapped stories that they had both written during their English this term. It was so lovely to see them all working so hard. They have also completed their science investigation on tooth decay, coming together to see what effect the different drinks had on an egg shell that represented our teeth.
Year 5 – have been busy working on their maths and reading assessments and have really impressed us with the amount of effort and determination they have put into every single paper! In English, they have finished their formal letters and have published them to an excellent standard, meaning they are now ready to be delivered to their intended recipient. In Science, they have been sharing everything they have learnt about outer space and the planets this term, collecting the information to plan and present an expert talk. The talks were presented with excellent confidence and were filled with scientific facts about each planet, some groups even delved into sharing how our perception of the solar system has changed throughout history. During DT, the children made excellent props for these presentations, which were their very own models of the solar system. The children carefully painted each planet and put them into a sturdy base in the correct order. Year 5 have had a great week and great half-term and we wish them a well-earned break!
Year 6 – have shown great resilience this week as they have undertaken their mock SATs. They have worked hard and tried their best in their tests. As well as the tests, the children have been finishing off work from the rest of this term. In English, they have finished writing the story of 'The Lighthouse' from a short video clip and have used some great descriptive vocabulary for the setting and character description. The children finished their science topic of electricity with a report showing what they had learnt from the topic. In PSHE they have worked together to plan possible money-raising activities for a chosen charity.
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