W/C 5th November

We have had a busy first week back after half term.

In maths we have been practising division using the chunking method and almost all of the children are now secure in using this for dividing by 2 digit numbers. We have also been working with the properties of 2d shapes and identifying parallel and perpendicular lines.

Some of the year 6 children have been working with Mr Whitworth from Bohunt School to extend them in maths – with a focus on investigations. This is working really well and we have tried to tie in their activities with topics being covered in class.

Recounts and report writing have been the focus of our Literacy work and the children have been looking closely at the features of these recounts and checking their own work to ensure they have included them. Most of the children completed their homework diaries and we used these in class to identify the features used and past tense verbs.

Everyone enjoyed science this week as we dissected flowers to identify the different parts. After labelling them we were able then to talk about pollination and fertilisation. We have included some pictures of this work.

 

Kai examines all the parts.

Neatly labelled flower

 

An ‘exploded’ flower by Ella

Theo examines a plant – complete with roots

 

Great improvements were made to our class dance, based on city life, this week and we are looking forward to recording and evaluating it when it is complete.

In French we have been learning the weather and country names. Hopefully, as the Autumn term continues, we will be able to test most of our vocabulary

instead of saying ‘Aujourd’hui il pleut’ all the time!

Year 6 were kept busy on Friday as they joined Mr Burford in building the bonfire for the Fireworks Night. A great time was had by all!

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