Happy Friday everyone. It is hard to believe where the last seven weeks have gone!
This week in English we have began to research all about the Benin Kingdom ready for our end of unit final writing piece which we will complete after half term. The children will be writing non - chronological reports all about the Kingdom of Benin. In maths this week we have continued to focus on looking at addition and subtraction and applying our methods to solve multi step word problems.
We have also been very busy with our French speaking assessments. The children did so well with these and were able to have a conversation with their partner about themselves and where they live. I'm so impressed with everyone for trying their best with these! We have also finished our art unit on futuristic images this week and the children have produced some lovely final pieces using oil pastels to show a glimpse into what the future could be like. Once again the children had an excellent swimming session again this week with everyone trying their very best.
After half term we will be starting new units across the curriculum and we have lots of exciting events to look forward to! We will be busy in DT starting a project ready for the Christmas fair (I know it is early to mention Christmas!)
I hope you all have a lovely half term break and look forward to seeing everyone back in school after the break.
This week in Hazel Class we have had a super busy week in all subjects. In maths this week we have began our new unit on addition and subtraction looking at mental and written strategies to use with numbers with more than 4 digits. Next week we will extend this and apply these strategies in multi step word problems.
In English this week we have continued looking the book 'The Children of the Benin Kingdom'. We have had several different grammar focus' including the passive voice and using dashes for parenthesis. Next week we will begin researching more about the Benin Kingdom and applying our knowledge from our history lessons so after half term we can write reports based on the kingdom.
We have finished our history unit for this half term and we will be starting geography after half term looking at informal settlements around the world. This weeks focus in history was looking at how the Benin Kingdom came to end.
Once again the children had a great swimming session yesterday impressing the coaches and both Mrs Moffat and I. In French this week the children have been practicing saying where they live and where they would like to live ready for a French speaking assessment next week.
Keep an eye out on dojo as parents evening bookings will be out soon!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and don't get too wet. See you all next week for our last week of the half term.
Miss Collins 😊
We have had a great week this week with lots of exciting things happening. We started the week with Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Day, we had lots of farmers and scarecrows. We were also lucky enough to have a workshop with the Devon Wildlife Trust all about mammals and we have been swimming!
In English we have started our new unit based on the story of 'The Children of the Benin Kingdom'. The children have been busy making predictions of what is going to happen in the story and writing letters from different characters.
In maths this week we have been finishing our unit on place value with our end of unit assessment today and next week we will be starting a new unit on addition and subtraction.
The children have been busy in their science lesson this week conducting lots of experiments on separating solids - see picture below. The children were also excellent again at swimming this week and Mrs Moffat and I were very proud of our class again!
In their PE lesson the children have continued developing their skills at hockey and have been playing mini tournaments this morning.
Next week we will continue looking at our new text in english, start our new unit in maths and finish our topic in history.
Just a reminder that children should be reading for at least 10 minutes a night and this should be recorded in their reading record which should be in school every day. Children should also be practicing their spelling and on TTRS daily too.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
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