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Summer 2024

Week commencing 13th May 2024

 

Dear Families,

 

This week in maths, we continued our learning with money and decimals.  We used our knowledge of column addition and subtraction as well as number lines to help us solve money problems. Ruby said, "I like how we can subtract money using decimals."

 

In English, we finished our story of Alice in Wonderland. We focused on editing one paragraph to improve it and then wrote a final draft. Sam D said, "I like how we could take parts of the story and put it into our own words. I also liked putting personification and a simile in the same sentence."

 

As this week has been Art Week, we have spent some time creating 2D and 3D projects based on the picture, 'A Courtyard of a House in Delft' by Pieter do Hooch. The children completed their own sketch of the picture and then used a cereal box to bring it to life in 3D. They learned how to score the boxes to make extra folds and enjoyed using their imagination and creativity to make something of their own.

 

Homework this week is English, page 32 is to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 22nd May.

 

 

Week Commencing 6th May 2024

 

Dear families,

 

This week in English, we have begun to write our retell of the beginning part of Alice in Wonderland. They children are trying really hard to include language features such as alliteration, similes, personification and metaphors in their writing. We have had some super sentences:

 

A lonely, flowing river, was silently rolling along.

Flowers flying into the river like birds diving to get water.

At the bottom of the hill, was a crooked old apple tree surrounded by dazzling daisies and shimmering stones.

 

In Maths, we are using our knowledge of decimals to solve money problems. We have begun by learning how convert pounds and pence.

 

In Science, we have been learning about the water cycle.  Ask your child if they can tell you how the cycle works.

Homework this week is maths, pages 38 and 39 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 15th May. Please note, in line with school policy, homework not completed with be done during Golden Time.

 

Week commencing 29th April 2024

 

Dear Families,

 

This week in maths, we have been continuing with our work on decimals.  The children are becoming more confident when ordering and comparing decimals and were able to use their previous learning to round decimals. We will soon be moving onto money, therefore any opportunities to handle money would be beneficial to your child.

 

In English, we have begun to read the introduction for Alice in Wonderland. The children have been using 'role on the wall' to develop their understanding of the characters and drama to act out the first scene using verbal and non-verbal communication skills. They loved used the props to help them.

 

In science we conducted an investigation into how water changes its state. We learned that when water changes into a vapour it is called evaporation and when vapour cools down and turns into water droplets it is called condensation.

 

Homework this week is maths, pages 42 and 43 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 8th May.

 

Week commencing 22 April 2024

 

This week in English, we have been completing, editing to improve and writing up our final draft of our Lewis Carroll biography. The children have taken a lot of care and effort to produce an excellent piece of work. They were incredibly proud of their efforts.

 

In maths, we have been learning to partition decimals into ones, tenths and hundredths.  We have also been learning that tenths are greater than hundredths.

 

In science, we have been investigating what happens when a material is heated or cooled. We used chocolate different temperatures of water to investigate what would happen. We found that the hotter the water, the quicker the chocolate melted.

 

Home work this week is English, pages 24 and 25 are to be returned to school no later than Wednesday 1st May.

Week commencing 15th April,

 

Dear Families,

 

This in week in maths, we have been dividing a one and 2 digit number by 10, we understand that by doing this we are moving the number one place right and making it 10 times smaller. We have been using place value charts to help us with our understanding.

 

In English, we have begun to write our biography about Lewis Carrol. The children are learning that their biography must be in chronological order so that we understand how key events may have impacted their lives. We are also trying to use more serious and formal language such as father instead of dad, brilliant instead of amazing.

 

In RE, we have been learning about the term 'fishers of men' and how this was used by Jesus to recruit his disciples to help him create his ministry.

 

Homework this week is maths, pages 14 and 16 are to be completed and returned to school no later than Wednesday 24th April.

Week commencing 8 April 2024

 

Dear Families,

 

This week in maths, we have been learning about decimals and their equivalent fractions.  We have been counting up in tenths and understand that we say 1 instead of 0.10. We have also been learning to count in decimals beyond 1. 

 

In English, we have been researching Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland as we are going to write a biography about him next week.  Ask you child if they can tell you a fact about Lewis Carroll.

 

Our new topic in science is states of matter. We have been learning about the properties of liquids, solids and gases and how their particles behave. We had a lot of fun acting out behaviour of the different particles.

 

Homework this week is English. Books are to be returned to school no later than Wednesday 17th April.

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