We had some quiet time this afternoon, to really think about what the words kindness and respect mean... this video shows the thoughts of the children in the class...
I can't get over how beautiful the trees look at the moment - the array of colour on show is simply spectacular! And it all seems very fitting with our work on the colour spectrum that we are starting to investigate within our topic too.
I am delighted to say we received enough voluntary contributions for our Cineworld trip to go ahead next Friday! It should be a fantastic visit with amazing cinematography in the iMax cinema and we will also gain insight in to how the British Space Agency work, with the chance to ask questions to people from the industry. Although this is a 'dress down to donate day', I am sure you can appreciate the need for us to ask for school jumpers to be worn for the trip, so that we can account for all the children in our care and also show off our school with pride.
And hopefully you got the text message this morning stating that we have received enough deposits for the Isle of Wight 2019 residential to take place. The final costings will come out in the next couple of weeks. Now that we know we have received enough bookings and how many children are attending, we can start to work towards making the June trip a great one for those involved and for it to be a fantastic trip to remember. Please bear with us as we finalise all the details and costings.
It has been great to see how you have all taken on the 'Barvember' questions in class. You can continue to challenge yourselves with them over the weekend and I strongly encourage you to engage with it as much as you can - these questions are brilliantly designed to get you to think about problem solving in a deep way. Believe you can achieve highly - I know you ALL can; you must believe it too!
We have also had some great art work, poetry and sporting work accomplished this week - for all of that, I congratulate you!
Have a great weekend - enjoy the colourful autumn leaves; remember: you never stop learning!
See you on Monday!
A great discussion about primes in class today!
We mainly focused on the 25 prime numbers between 1 & 100.
What was the lowest and what was the highest, and why?
We also discussed whether infinity was a prime number...which is something I've never thought about before! What do you think?!
This afternoon we talked about reflection and how light travels; to demonstrate our understanding we created some periscopes.
How would you improve your design if you could do it again?
Two numbers have common factors of 4 and 9.
What could the numbers be?
Have a great weekend.
A lot of poetry and division has been covered this week in the mornings. We have also worked within our community by planting bulbs, worked on routines in French, kicked off your Young Sports Leader roles very successfully... the list goes on!
Barvember starts on Monday...below are a couple of examples from last year's event. A bar model is a way to visually organise information for maths problem solving. You can use a bar model to help you visualise and solve almost every kind of arithmetic problem.
I would really encourage YOU ALL to have a go at these each day when they appear on the blog. The homework menu is now up on the class blog too - we hope you can all bring something in every Monday to show your work from home.
We are also going to start collecting plastic bottles for a DT project towards the end of term. If you have any plastic bottles that could be used which are sized between 500ml and 2L then please wash them out and bring them into school as soon as possible.
Also, please remember about our trip deadlines that are coming up (Cineworld and Isle of Wight). We would love for these trips to go ahead but they can only do so if enough contributions are received.
Have a lovely weekend; see you on Monday!
We created this class poem this morning as we experimented with different rhyming patterns (I'm wondering if we should add a rhyme for Mrs. Gosden or myself...see if you can think of one!):
Matthew the cashew
Aoife the beater
Lola the cola
Sophie the trophy
Lewis the clueless
Peirce the fierce
Rose likes to pose
Aaron own a McClaren
Miss Booth likes to snooze
Lucia likes to drink beer
Chloe is rather snowy
Harriet got stuck in a chariot
Sam is now a piece of ham
Silas is a virus
Leland comes from Greenland
Martha S is the best
Brookes has all the looks
Esme loves Leslie
Anthony loves the Canterbury
Ruben has a glue gun
Jaelynn loves sailing
Jordan is the class warden.
We are thinking about what we would like to do for fundraising at our Christmas Fair.
Have a think...the only thing we really are trying to avoid is food, due to allergies and stepping on the toes of other stalls that are at the Christmas Fair.
We will start finalising ideas next week.
Any questions, then please ask.
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