In Literacy this week, we have been thinking about what life would have been like in the trenches. We then used these ideas to write in character as a war time soldier. We found it a little challenging to use vocabulary related to that era. Luckily Mrs Walker brought in a letter which was sent from her granddad to his brother. He wrote this during the Second World War. The letter was amazing and brought a tear to our eyes. It really inspired the children to use war time vocabulary.
In maths, the children have been measuring using a protractor and learning about the different types of angle. It would be great if they could practice this at home, as some of them found this a challenge. They need to remember to line up their protractor correctly and also read from the correct scale. Here is a website which will help the children if they are still stuck: https://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/g/measure_angles.php
In our topic lesson, the children were really excited to learn about the Viking gods and enjoyed researching using the i pads. There is a myth for the children to watch which may inspire some writing here: https://www.bbc.com/education/clips/zyy9wxs.
PSHE has been fun as we have been discussing how we spend our money on things we want and things we need. This made for an interesting conversation!
We hope you all have a restful half term. Only one more half term to go!
Mrs Lees and Mrs Cook
In literacy this week the children either wrote a letter to Charlie from Molly or to Molly from Charlie using what they have learnt from 'Private Peaceful' so far. The results were really good, they included anecdotes and portrayed the relationship between Charlie and Molly really well.
In maths we finished looking at fractions, decimals and percentages. If you can continue to visit these areas at home that would be great.
In science the children took the end of topic test for the unit 'Growing up and growing old', the results were very good.
In art we continued with our Batik work and started planning our next textual piece.
We have had such fun this week in literacy, getting into character as an ant and trying to write more in the style of Michael Morpurgo. The children have used great descriptive vocabulary and their senses to make their work come alive. They have also remembered to use an adverbial phrase at the start of sentences to make them more interesting. They do need to remember to add their comma at the end of the phrase though. Challenge your child by asking them what an adverbial phrase is and what a 2AD sentence is. 5CL impress your parents!
In numeracy, the children have been looking at equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. They have used the bead strings, 100's square and other visual methods to reinforce this concept. Most of the children can see the link and make connections, which is great. Most importantly, they have learnt that % means out of 100!
In PSHE, the children had to imagine they were buying a new pet and complete a costings sheet for their chosen pet. From this activity, they learn that not only is it expensive to keep a pet, but they need to choose items carefully and reflect upon if the items are actually needed or essential!
In art we have started using Batik, which uses wax to create lines on fabric and then Brusho to add colour, they are looking fantastic.
In PE the children have started Athletics and are looking at the throwing events. The swimming teachers continue to be impressed with the attitudes of the children as are we!
We also had fantastic fun taking part in a free Judo session this week. It was great to see the children working so well together and learning the skills they need in order to be able to fall correctly. Great team work! For more information on how to attend the sessions, go to www.ipswichjudoclub.btck.co.uk.
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