This Week In School…
Year 3 – have started to explore how to write a narrative in English. They have developed their descriptive language by practicing character and setting description. In Maths, they have finished their last week on addition and subtraction. They have consolidated their learning and seem to have really retained what they learnt last term. This means that they will be moving onto multiplication next week. In Humanities, they have travelled into the past and started to explore the prehistoric world. They used 'Now Press Play' to immerse themselves in a different time and start to think about the similarities and differences between current and prehistoric times. They have had a great first week back and have impressed all of their teachers.
Year 4 – have travelled to a deep dark forest in a land far, far away during English. Year 4 have been writing a twist on the classic fairy tale 'Little Red Riding Hood'. What would happen if the story was told from the Wolf's point of view? London and Lisbon have told this very story. In Maths, they have been learning all about area and using squares to help them calculate the area of different shapes. In Science, they have started their new topic 'Sound' and have had to travel around the school taking part in their own soundscape surveys. In DT, they have started to explore seasonality and look at different seasonal foods and where foods come from.
Year 5 – have been settling back into school really well, despite the shock of the early alarm in the morning. In Maths, they have been focusing on square and cube numbers. They have impressed us with how well they have applied their times table knowledge to solve these problems. In English, they have been working on a selection of diary entries from the perspective of Odysseus. They have been able to explore how Odysseus would have been feeling at King Aeolus' castle and have included some interesting ideas for what they would have done during their time there. In Humanities, Year 5 have started their brand-new topic, Anglo-Saxons. They have begun to learn who the Anglo-Saxons were and where they came from. The children then put themselves in the shoes of an Anglo-Saxon and made a passport for travelling to Britain. In French, they have been introduced to the days of the week and will continue to build on how they write the date in French across the term. Finally, they have had an exciting start to their Science lessons this term by dissolving different materials into water to make a solution. The children made observations of what happened to each mixture and recorded these on their results tables.
Year 6 – have worked hard to write detailed recounts of their exciting activity week before half term. In Maths, they have been focussing on division and have begun using and applying the written method for long division. Year 6 have also worked hard in Art this week, learning about the key elements of art, particularly line and colour.
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