This will be the last post before Christmas, so I really just want to wish you a relaxing holiday and to remind you that we would like the children to read regularly and practise their times tables over the break but we have set no other homework as we felt this is a busy holiday and the children need a rest.
As we have been doing mutiplication and division this last week or so, they have realised how important it is to be very familiar with their times tables. Should they wish to play some interactive games to help them with their learning I suggest www.topmarks.co.uk as a good source.
I will post more detail of next term's topics in the New Year but we will be looking at Sounds in Science and will be studying at changes in environments in Geography, followed by World War 2 in History after half term.
Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!
Friday, 2 December 2016
Obviously we have spent a fair amount of the last week or so rehearsing but we have also managed to begin our new English unit and today disussed the spooky podcast we have been listening to. We have already written some wonderful descriptive openings to a spooky story and will be developing a three episode podcast which we plan to record over the rest of the term.
In Maths we have completed working on measurement for this term and we have spent a lot of time converting between kilograms and grams, litres and millilitres - all of which we have been noticing has a link to decimals and fractions. Next week we will return to column subtraction before spending a week looking at division and multiplication.
In RE we have begun our new unit 'Gifts' which we have begun to explore through our assembly but will continue over the coming fortnight. In Science we have been exploring circuits and have had some interesting discussions in Geography about how electricity is made using sustainable resources. Next week the children are going to research and present a brief powerpoint about a renewable energy source.
We have continued our Tudor theme in Art where the children are creating some lovely Tudor portraits with Mrs Luckhurst and in PE we have been developing a Tudor dance.
I will leave you with a picture from our assembly - I apologise if anyone got cut off at the edges - unfortunately my camera doesn't have a very wide lens.
Enjoy your weekend. Apologies the picture quality wasn't great!