It's been a chilly week and on Wednesday, we even saw a bit of snow!
This week, we have worked hard on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa, as well as ordering and comparing fractions below one in Maths. We continued our Science topic of Magnetism, thinking about what a magnet is. In our English unit on poetry, we have focused on personification - this week, we looked at City Jungle by Pie Corbett and Evening Class, which we used as a basis to write our own poems based on a classroom that comes to life. (Look out for our published versions in the photo gallery.) We have also explored Haiku as a style of poetry.
On Thursday, we had another session at the pool in Okehampton, the children had a great time but were less tired on the bus on the way back to North Tawton this week!
This afternoon, we found out about the artist Vincent van Gogh and began to create information pages in our sketchbooks, which were a work of art in their own right (see photos).
We finished the week with a real challenge to our fitness from our P.E. coach Mrs Edwards, this week we completed gruelling physical trials.
We are still working on the spellings for last term and due to illness, we are concentrating next week on the spellings in the 5th column, dated 6.1.23 as we only had half a class for the last week of term. In terms of home learning, can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home everyday, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading. I would also like children to spend time working on their times tables, which are vital in so many areas of the Maths curriculum. This week, the children brought home this half term's Wider Curriculum Home learning and a TTRS sheet - please access this home learning, just one piece from the sheet, by Thursday 9th February. I have had a few nice pieces already, including limericks, a Tudor menu and a piece of artwork.
Next week, the children will be working on Fractions in Maths, completing their unit of Poetry in English, in Science, we will continue to look at Magnetism, in History, we will study what happened to Thomas Beckett and in Computing, we will work on Video editing.
Have a great weekend, try to wrap up warm and get out and about.
See you on Monday
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