Week commencing 5th February 2024
This week in maths, we have been learning to calculate the perimeter of regular and irregular shapes by using the information available to us to calculate missing lengths. We have also been using lines of symmetry to help us calculate missing lengths.
In English, we have been retelling chapter 1 of the Firework Maker's Daughter. We have been working hard to organise our retell into paragraphs as well as including lots of ambitious vocabulary.
In art, we have been painting our sculptures to look like real pieces of food. We are really proud of our results.
Homework this week is English, pages 18 and 19 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 21st February.
Week commencing 29 January 2024
This week in maths, we have been working out the perimeter of a rectilinear shape. A rectilinear shape has straight vertical and horizontal lines and the corners meet a rectangles. We have also been using the information available to us to work out the perimeter of a shape with missing lengths.
In English, we wrote our description of the New Year firework display and then spent some time editing to improve it before writing up a final draft.
We had a lot of fun in computing by creating different shapes using the repeat command. By using the same starting point to create our shapes we found we could create interesting patterns.
Homework this week is maths, pages 28 and 29 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 8th February. As per our school policy, homework not completed will be done during Golden Time.
Week commencing 22 January 2024
This week in maths, we have moved on to the topic of measurement. We have been measuring in metres and kilometres, understanding and comparing equivalent lengths as well as measure perimeter.
In English we have been writing a leaflet advertising the New Year firework display, mentioned in the Firework Maker's Daughter. The children have been using their vocabulary word banks they created in poetry to help them describe the types of fireworks they will see on the evening.
In Science, we worked in groups to make an electrical circuit. We then drew our circuit out and labelled it correctly. We then experimented with adding additional components to our circuits to see what would happen.
Homework this week is English, Pages 16 and 17 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 31st January.
Week commencing 15th January 2024
This week in maths, we have been learning to divide a 2 and 3-digit number by a 1-digit number using (short division) the bus stop method. Please click on The Bus Stop Method to find more information about how to support your child with this.
In English, we have been using our word banks that we created to write our poems. We then came back to our poems with a fresh pair of eyes to see how we could use editing to make them sound better. After that, we wrote them up neatly and decorated them to look like fireworks.
In computing, we are using LOGO which is a programming tool. We learned how to program LOGO to write our initials. LOGO is a free program, should you wish to try it at home please click here.
In Science, we were learning about how some appliances are powered. We now understand that some appliance use mains electricity, some use batteries and others don't use any at all.
Home work this week is maths, pages 26 and 27 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 24th January.
Week commencing 8th January 2024
This week in maths, we have been learning to use the multiplication column method (short multiplication). We have been finding it a little tricky to exchange and to remember to add our exchange to the next column. Here is a little bit of guidance should your child wish to practise at home.
In English, we have started a new book called the Firework Makers Daughter by Phillip Pullman. We are writing a shape poem about fireworks and have been creating different word banks to help us with our vocabulary. We had a lot of fun using drama to understand how spectators feel when watching a display and when creating our own synchronised display as a group.
In art, we are working towards creating a feast of food through sculpture. We began our journey by exploring the work of Claes Oldenburg, who liked to create oversized, everday objects including food. Ask your child to tell you a fact about him.
Homework this week is English. Pages 14 and 15 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 17th January.