Wow! Half term is here!
What a term you've had Elder Tree; I can't believe how quickly it has passed!
You have worked so well and already made lots of steps forward in a short amount of time - a sincere well done! - Just look over the blog since we started...we have achieved so much!
I wish you all the nicest of breaks; remember to refresh your batteries for a science topic all based around light and electricity upon your return which will be called 'Into the Light'.
If you want to share anything you get up to in the break, then please feel free to comment.
To finish the term and the topic we watched our latest story from our “reading at 3” time.
Did you enjoy the stage production of Michael Morpurgo’s story?
We have been working on diary entries and recounts over the past couple of weeks...
We used this video to inspire a piece of writing, which they have brought home this evening.
The children thought carefully about sentence structure for effect, time conjunctions, parenthesis among other skills they've previously learned to interest the reader.
As we near the end of our World War 2 topic, today we created a timeline of the key events that happened throughout the 6 years of World War 2.
If you can understand this, your writing will go up a level, as you can add extra information to sentences in a variety of ways!
We will be doing much more work on this skill...
We learned about D-Day today.
It was a significant moment in World War 2 as it marked 'the beginning of the end'.
If you want to find out more about the brave survivors, you can begin your research through this link.
Who knew Square Numbers could look so beautiful...! (Maybe you could make an even larger one at home?!)
Following on a bit of a re-cap on squared numbers this morning, we started to look at mixed fractions (whole number and a fraction) and adding or subtracting with them.
There were many creative ways to come up with the answer.
How did you feel you got on?
We had our first arithmetic test of the year today - and I was very proud with the approach by the class.
I delivered a message about these tests not reflecting their actual mathematical capability or ability; when I got home I saw Professor Jo Boaler had tweeted the same message that I had delivered!
(Jo Boaler is a British education author and is Professor of Mathematics Education at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Boaler is involved in promoting mathematics education reform and equitable mathematics classrooms.)
The children enjoyed me asking, “...but why?!” today as we searched out why we got the answers we did when multiplying fractions.
The class used their creative minds to show the reasoning.
We have done a lot of fraction work today, to understand exactly what they are and how we can calculate (addition and subtraction) with them...
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