Monday, 15 October 2018

Year 5 maths

We have furtherd explored our decimals today by ordering and comparing , using our talking frame and working in pairs .

year 5 maths

Last week in Harrison class we were learning about ordering decimal numbers.
To help us understand we used Wispa bars !

Computing -Year 6

Year 6 were improving their computing skills this morning using excel to calculate their times tables.

5 little teddy bears

Last week the nursery have been counting teddy bears! Our focus rhyme was
"5 little teddy bears jumping on the bed, one fell off and bumped his head, Mummy called the Doctor and the Doctor said "No more teddy bears jumping on the bed."
Poor teddy bears got bumped heads, knees and arms! Fortunately the children were on hand to make them better in our Doctor's surgery role play area.  This led to the children making "Get well" cards for teddy bears and we spoke about people who can them at school, home and the community if they get hurt or are poorly.

This week we will be learning "5 shiny conkers" to link to our learning about Autumn  and the changing season.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Year 3 Newsletter

In English this week the children have been developing their own ideas for suspense story writing. They have been identifying features from existing texts and sharing their own ideas from books they have read. The children will use these ideas in their writing in the coming weeks.

In science we have further developed our understanding of how magnets works at a distance (whilst having lots of fun) through making their own magnet maps or mazes. You can look forward to using these at home when they have been completed. 

The children have also been using their artistic skills this week, not only making their bookmarks for the Vision Aid charity, but also their designing their Christmas cards.

Year 4 newsletter

This week in year 4, we have been busy as scientists, writers and mathematicians. Perhaps the highlight of the week was investigating conductors and insulators in circuits as part of fair testing. Interestingly, raisins and marshmallows are insulators! We also enjoyed working collaboratively to form human sentences in grammar and using the maths skill of reflection to generate Christmas trees for our cards, Next week, we look forward to putting together many of our cross curricular ideas for our hot task.

Why do forests get destroyed?

This week we have continued to explore reasons for why a forest might be cut down. We visited the Immersion Room to experience different forests around the world and wonder at their beauty and the animals that live there.

We then looked at what happens when a forest is destroyed. We saw images that showed the process from one or two trees being cut down to entire forests that had disappeared. We felt very passionate about the images we saw and decided to share our feelings by delivering short speeches to the class.

Finally we looked at images that showed reasons for why a forest might be destroyed. Some images showed things that are made from wood and others showed what else the land might be used for, such as building new housing or extending an airport. 

In Science we have been investigating trees! Today the alien had a new question for us. Do tall trees have fatter trunks than short trees? We decided to find out! We went outside and looked up to see which trees were tallest and which were shortest. We then measured the circumference of the trunks with a measuring tape and discussed our findings.