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Check out our class assembly below - including feature length episodes of the children's movie trailers.
CHRISTMAS WRITING WEEK!
During Christmas writing week, we have been reading A Christmas Carol. We have been very lucky and we have also watched a performance of A Dickin's Christmas.
Here is a glimpse of what we have been doing.
In English, we have been reading the Wizard of Oz. The children will be creating a new character that Dorothy meets. They will then create their own chapter using this new character. To do this we will be studying in detail the chapters and the characters within each chapter.
As a class, we have listened to the story of the Wizard of Oz and we have watched the film. The children are writing a review about this. They have worked really hard to improve their vocabulary.
We have been learning about why we celebrate remembrance day and why we wear poppies. We have written poems, drawing pictures and created our own poppy wreath.
In maths, we have been adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. We have been converting mixed number fractions into improper fractions and vice versa.
We are also using Times Table Rockstars in school and at home. We are getting faster and faster at recalling multiplication and division facts.
We have now completed the Heart Start course and we now know the basics of First Aid.
In P.E this half term, we will be looking at two virtual competitions which the school are participation. We have been developing our athletics skills to compete in a pentathlon. See the document below for more details.
This half term, we have also been learning how to play hockey.
In computing, we have been learning how to programme softwares. We have created movies, including: text, video, voice over, pictures and animations.
Here are some of our videos.
In art, have been looking at Wassily Kandinsky's art and how his art was produced through listening to music. We have listened to the music that he had listened to and we have created our own art work in his style. We have also been exploring the use of different materials in art to create effect.
We have also been working on our sketching skills. We have learnt to draw the different characters out of the Wizard of Oz.
In RE, we have been exploring Hinduism and comparing it to other religions.
In English, we have been reading Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. We are using this novel to help us to write our own version with a different problem. This children have been working really hard to manipulate the reading and orientate them. We have worked on our vocabulary lots and we have introduced a word of the day.
We have been learning skills to help us innovate Running Wild to create our own adventure stories. We have been using a range of subordinating clauses, adverbs for manner, fronted adverbial phrases, dialogue and much more.
The child have really enjoyed listening to this song about inverted commas.
Monday 28th September 2020
Today, we did a live Zoom call with Angela Blythe (author). She talked through some of our writing and made suggestions of how we could improve it.
We then had the opportunity to ask Angela lots of questions.
More recently, we have been looking at biographies. We have been learning lots about Sir Ernest Shackleton. Watch this space for more on Sir Ernest Shackleton.
In maths, we have been exploring place value, BIDMAS and more recently multiplying by a power of ten. We have been working through the Maths no problem books and applying our knowledge. We are also completing three maths fluency sessions every week to allow us to recall basic number facts quickly and use calculation methods more effectively.
We have been looking at how to using short and long methods for multiplication and division.
We have also been using Times Tables Rockstars to practice our times tables.
More recently in maths, we have been looking at multiples, factors and prime numbers.
In science, we are learning about evolution and inheritance. We have explored the different types of fossils and we have made some fossils of our own.
We have also looked at how plants and animals adapt to survive in their environment.
During PE, we have been looking at OAA. We have worked together to achieve challenges. Look at some of the dens the children have made. We are doing yoga with the Sports Partnership team.
In History, we are looking at the Great Plague. We are going to compare the current circumstances to this - to see the differences and similarities.
We have plotted the event of the Great Plague as well as other significant events in history around that time.
In computing, we have been learning to create our own apps. Here we are in action.