ICT Lesson - 22nd May
Have a go at these coding websites:
Code Combat: https://codecombat.com/play
Crunch Zilla: http://www.crunchzilla.com/code-monster
Let me know what you think of them!
Friday 10th May
This half term is going extremely quickly, isn't it!? The Easter holidays feel so long ago already and our half term break is very quickly approaching...yet, as ever, we are working hard and learning loads. Here's a quick update for you.
Our focus continues to be 'fractions'. We have recently been learning how to add and subtract fractions (including mixed numbers and improper fractions). Next, we will be moving on to multiplying fractions and finding fractions of amounts. After this, we'll be covering decimals and percentages.
There's a fine line between a numerator and a denominator. Only a fraction of you will find that funny...!
The children in my maths class have been working really hard in our fractions lessons. I've told them that none of this fractions work is easy - but it will definitely be worth it.
Walter de la Mare's poem 'The Magnifying Glass' provided us with the inspiration to write our own poems about 'zooming in' over this half term. We used magnifying glasses and found some pictures of every day objects that had been magnified and described what we could 'see' using similes and metaphors.
Mehalia's 'The Looking Glass'
Leah's 'Inside the Honeycomb'
Mayana's poem based on the Ted Hughes poem 'Amulet', which we read because of the similarities to 'The Magnifying Glass'.
Sean's 'The Close Up World'
Megan's 'The Hawk'
Adam F's 'The Twin Glass'
Every single poem written by the children was simply stunning. Please do ask if you'd like to see your child's poem (or any of their work!)
We have just moved on to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes epic 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. We'll be learning to write tense and exciting extracts using this great text as our inspiration. Prepare to be scared...!
We have just finished Philip Pullman's 'The Firework Maker's Daughter', which was a dazzling adventure story! As of Monday, we'll be reading 'Outlaw' by Michael Morpurgo (one of my favourite authors!). I can't reveal too much as the children will be doing some predicting on Monday...more details to be revealed over the next few weeks! But here's a sneaky peek at the front cover...
Now that our Sandhurst topic is complete, we will move on to learn about the Aztecs. With this in mind, your current Lino-it Stickies page is asking you: 'What do you know or what can you find out about the Aztecs?'
Please remember to ONLY POST ABOUT THE TOPIC and not any other discussions/subjects. Tag your first name only. Be respectful of other people's opinions.
We are learning 'Make you feel my love' by Adele and have started to use glockenspiels and xylophones to accompany the singing. I am so fortunate that the Sparrow Hawks love singing as much as I do - together, they sound amazing!
In Science, we will continue to learn about materials. We'll explore dissolving, reversible and irreversible changes and heating & cooling and their effects on liquids.
Art & Design/Design & Technology
We are continuing our learning about a famous Victorian artist called William Morris. We'll be designing prints and printing using different materials. After this we will use clay to make Aztec-style pottery.
As ever, any questions or queries, please just ask!
- PE kits in school every day please. PE is usually on a Thursday but we may need to change it depending on circumstances such as weather so it's best to have your PE kit in school at all times.
- Read as much as you can at home and record it in the diary. We do lots of reading in school but all extra reading at home can really accelerate learning and progress so please encourage your child to pick up a book, newspaper, magazine - anything!
- Water bottles should be in school. Now that the weather will (hopefully!) be warming up, keeping hydrated is vital for a focused brain!