This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been continuing to learn about time in Maths. They have been working out durations of time and have completed some timed challenges. In English, they have been focusing on describing a setting and including ambitious vocabulary in their writing. In Humanities, they have had an exciting start to their new topic about Ancient Egypt. They stepped back in time using the 'Now Press Play' audio experience and also had to search for Egyptian artefacts using their orienteering skills. In Music, they learnt a new song about a Panda and enjoyed finding the rhythm and improvising using glockenspiels.
Year 4 – have begun their last class text of the year, 'Leon and the Place Between'. Both classes have been teased by the blurb and the mystery of visiting a circus and seeing a magic show. In their writing, they have started penning a letter to the President of the United States addressing their concerns about animals being still being used in circuses. They have been very passionate about their reasons why this should stop. In Maths, they have worked really hard on their times tables and begun their shape module by looking at angles. They have correctly identified direction and size of turns and labelled different types of angles. In Humanities they started their Roman Britain topic by learning about the Roman army. After identifying the different parts of a soldier’s uniform, they grabbed a shield and marched to the hall/outside and practised some of the tricky Roman soldier manoeuvres, including the tortoise, the wedge and the orb. In DT they started looking at different types of packaging as part of their new design project and in PE, they have loved being outside in the warm weather taking part in athletics and rounders.
Year 5 – have worked hard to settle back into school routines for their final term of the year. In Maths, they have begun the new topic of decimals, focusing on how to add and subtract decimals with varying numbers of decimal places. During English, year 5 have divided into researching the war between Russia and Ukraine to inform the news broadcast plan that the children will be writing scripts for next week. They have understood the difference between a refugee and an asylum seeker and are beginning to piece together a timeline of events. In Guided Reading, the children have explored their new class text, making excellent and imaginative predictions about the rest of the book. Finally, year 5 have started to investigate our local area as part of their work in Humanities, thinking about the location of Iver and the different counties in the UK.
Year 6 – have settled back nicely after the half term and have begun rehearsals for their end of year production. They are proving to be fantastic actors and we are sure they will put on an amazing performance! In English, Year 6 are thoroughly enjoying writing an alternative narrative based on the traditional tale of 'The 3 Little Pigs'. They are writing from the perspective of the wolf and they are putting forward very convincing reasons as to why he ate the pigs and blew their houses down! In Maths, Year 6 have continued working on their bakery projects and solving problems involving profit and loss. This term, Year 6 are practising athletics in PE and this week they have started to compete in 25m races.
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