This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been working really hard in all their subjects. In English, they have been writing a narrative about a broken lighthouse and have used some lovely character descriptions. In Maths, they have been applying their knowledge of their four operations and using this to help solve problems involving money. In Humanities, Year 3 have been using their time machine to travel back to 1837. Whilst there, they have discovered all about the life of Queen Victoria and the inventions that the Victorians created. In PSHE, they have started to think about dreams and goals and why it is important to have them. Farmer Nicola joined year 3 on Thursday and was amazed by the world book day costumes, as were the teachers! From Mary Poppins to Willy Wonkas to Herimone Grangers, Year 3 showed off their creativity and their love of reading.
Year 4 – have been writing riddles in English. They have been very creative with their cryptic clues about different animals. They have worked very hard to include expanded noun phrases in their work as well as exclamation marks, question marks and commas for lists. In Maths, they have continued working with fractions. They have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominators. In Science, they have begun their first biology topic of the year - The Digestive System! They have learnt the names of the different organs that all play a part and have learnt about their function. In French, they have been learning how to say the names of the different countries that make up the UK and what each of their capital cities are.
Year 5 – have jumped back in to another busy half term very well. This week in English, they have planned, written, edited and published character descriptions of three characters from a video entitled Rock, Paper, Scissors. They talked about using all their senses to help describe the characters. They tried to include aspects of each characters' personality and Year 5 language features. In Maths, they finished off lessons on area and have revisited fractions, answering reasoning questions when adding three fractions. They have looked at what they already know, what they need to find out and how they can answer the problems. Year 5 talked about how some of the questions looked tricky to begin with but, when considering what they already know, they were able to work them out systematically. They are currently completing some block printing as part of the Year 5 Indian Art topic. The children have made their own blocks using card and string and have painted and printed them onto paper.
Year 6 – have returned refreshed from their half term break and have started a new piece of writing in English - a narrative. As they continue to read their class book, Rooftoppers, the teachers have asked the children to predict what they think the ending will be and to write this as their narrative for English. They have been looking at measure in Maths and have been working on converting between standard units of measure. In Humanities, the children have started their new topic - The History of Crime and Punishment; they have started by looking at crime and punishment during the Roman rule of Britain. The PSHE topic this half term is looking at dreams and goals and we have been interested to find out what the children have as their dreams and goals for their future. In Computing, they have been finding out about blogs and have started to plan their own blog.
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