Weekly Learning 05.11.21
Thursday 11th November- children can come to school in their service/club uniforms
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We hope you have had a brilliant half-term! The children have come back to school ready and eager to learn. This week, in maths, the children worked on telling the time, converting units of time and finding time durations using a number line. We would encourage the children to continue practise telling the time at home. In English, the children started to read the text, 'Skellig', by David Almond. The children focused on vocabulary choices, ensuring that while their vocabulary was ambitious that it was also relevant to the context in which they were writing. The children particularly enjoyed planning an estate agent report where they had to use persuasive language and subject specific terminology. Our afternoon PSHE lessons have been based on kindness. The children considered what it means to be kind and how banter can go too far. Using the text, 'Desmond and the Very Mean Word', by Desmond Tutu, the children explored forgiveness, kindness and empathy.
The children also undertook a Diwali dance workshop and thoroughly enjoyed it! Here are some photos...
Week Beginning 08.11.21
Our learning in Maths next week is based on fractions. The children will start by working out how to find fractions of amounts and finding equivalent fractions. Later in the week, the children will convert between mixed and improper fractions.
In English next week, the children will be exploring characters in 'Skellig'. Time will be spent choosing descriptive vocabulary about the appearance and personality of the characters. They will also work on how to 'show not tell' traits of about a character. Body language, expression and the author's choice of vocabulary can all be ways of recognising what a character is like, and the children will learn how to infer character in their own writing.
Next week the children will start their new topic, 'Inside Out'. We will start by exploring the 'Big Question'...' What helps our body to function?' The children will then explore the heart and use art to represent its different components and how the heart works. They will continue this learning by creating their own obstacle course and monitor their heart rate during the course of completing this.
For Love to Learn this week we would like the children to make an internal organ from the human body. The deadline for this is Thursday 11th November. Rewards will be given.
Play TTRS, remember we are in a KS2 tournament and there will be a prize for the winning team!
Make sure you are taking your AR quizzes.