This Week In School…
Year 3 – have put on their reporter hats and investigated the destruction of the courtyard! They have developed multiple theories and started to write a newspaper informing the rest of the school about the event. In Maths, Year 3 have started to look into multiplications. They have been looking at their times tables and applying their knowledge to reasoning questions. In Humanities, they have been exploring the world and travelled on the high seas of the five oceans of the world! They then narrowed their focus and are started to look at the continent of Europe in more detail. In Computing, they have discussed what makes a strong password and why it is important to keep passwords safe. One of the most exciting things to happen this week however was a visit from Farmer Nicola via Zoom. The children got see her farm up in the highlands of Scotland and they were introduced to some of the animals on her farm, including a herd of hungry deer!
Year 4 – have started reading their very exciting new class text, ‘Leon and the Place Between’. They have then started writing a detailed setting description about a circus, as this is where the story takes place. In Maths, they have practised estimating calculations and checking by using the inverse operation. They also started their new measurement topic and have been looking at the relationship between centimetres and metres & millimetres and centimetres. In Science, they started to explore the topic of sound. They took a walk around school completing a sound survey before trying to then decide how the noises were made. In Humanities, they started looking at Africa in more detail, a continuation of their topic from last term. They learnt about the natural disasters that have occurred from droughts to cyclones to earthquakes. They looked at the damage caused and how this impacted the population.
Year 5 – have had a busy first week back! In Maths, they have been multiplying 3 and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. In English, they have started reading the new class book 'The Adventures of Odysseus'. They have been planning a character description of Odysseus and have come up some brilliant ideas to describe his appearance and personality, including some great similes. During the week, they have also started looking at the Ancient Greeks, which fits in nicely with their English work. They have learnt about life in Greece and the differences between Sparta and Athens.
Year 6 – have had a good return to school after PGL and the half term break. They have started reading the new class book, 'Skellig' by David Almond and in English, the children have been identifying descriptive language in the first couple of chapters. They are using this as a basis for planning their narratives, with a particular focus on describing settings and characters. They have started a new topic in Science, Living Things (including Micro- organisms). The children have created their own classification keys to sort a range of animals. They also took part in an interesting quiz during PSHE when they were discussing the meaning of the word 'normal'.
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