This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been focussing on multiplication. They have used bar models and arrays to represent multiplication calculations and place value grids to help them multiply by 10 and 100. In English, they have been thinking about the local environment. They have begun to write a formal letter to the local MP urging her to help protect the environment in Iver!
Year 4 – have been working hard on their addition skills. They have been adding 4 digit numbers and trying their hand at tricky missing number addition problems. In English, they have been planning a narrative based on their class book, 'One Plastic Bag'. Their narratives tell the story of a poor lonely plastic bag left abandoned on a hot Gambian path. They have also been enjoying using Times Table Rock Stars to improve their times table knowledge.
Year 5 – have been busy this week! In English, they have finished the final paragraph of their narratives, edited all four paragraphs and published their final pieces. In Guided Reading, they learnt how to answer comprehension questions that require P.E.E (Point, Evidence, Explain). They also began learning about the Ancient Greeks, how Athens and Sparta lived very differently and about Ancient Greek warfare. Kipling have competed in a tennis tournament with Mr Hawkes this week, Morpurgo will have their turn next week. In Maths, they have learnt how to use the written method for subtraction and answered multi step word problems involving subtraction.
Year 6 – have continuing to read 'Floodland' which they are really enjoying. This has led to some great discussion in class and the children are really starting to think about the characters involved in the story. In Maths, they have been focussing on division, particularly long division. The children have continued their Science topic on Evolution and Inheritance this week where they have been researching Charles Darwin and have produced some good fact files about him.
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