We opened our first virtual advent calendar door today! The theme is Christmas around the world. With 2 weeks to go, we have lots of festive fun to look forward to. We'll be watching the dress rehearsal of the KS1 nativity, leading the Christingle service next Thursday, we've got Christmas dinner the following week and many more festive activities!
This week started off with our OCRA Sports Hall Athletics. We took part in events including standing long jump, throwing, jumping and running races too. Well done to all involved.
In English, we started a new unit based on the book 'The Hidden Forest'. The book tells the story of a boy who shows contempt towards the sea but has an attitude change throughout the book. In Maths, we have continued with fractions and have learnt how to divide them by integers. In Science, we discussed what combustion is and how burning fuels is contributing to global warming. In Art, we've been learning how paintings can tell a narrative.
Do join in the church for Christingle next Thursday at 2pm.
The highlight of this week has been seeing children go off on their bikes for their Bikeability sessions. Margitta and Shaun from Plymouth School Sports Partnership (who run the sessions) commended children for their good listening, safe behaviour and maturity when out on the roads. They also braved some rather rainy weather! Well done all involved.
The Bikeability sessions meant that we were able to keep our Maths and English lessons running, with morning sessions followed by afternoon sessions. In Maths, the focus has been on how to compare, and add and subtract, fractions and mixed numbers. We'll continue learning about fractions next week too. In English, we finished reading 'The Last Bear' and we're starting to think about planning a newspaper report all about the character's experiences and bravery.
We've also been working hard in D.T. this week to create our projects for the Christmas fair. Watch this space!...
This week has flown by in a blur! It's been busy but very productive so I have lots to share today.
First of all, it was really lovely to see so many of you at parents meetings. Thank you for taking the time to come in on these dark, chilly evenings. I was so pleased to be able to share how the children are getting on so far in Year 6, and set some targets for further progress. I am particularly enjoying being able to see their huge progress since I taught them in Year 4 - it's wonderful!
In English, we have been reading the book 'The Last Bear'. It tells the story of April Wood, a girl who spend 6 months on Bear Island with her father conducting research, and her friendship with the last remaining polar bear on the island. We have written in role as April, including diary entries and monologues, as well as writing descriptive sentences for setting descriptions of the island.
In Maths, we've been working hard on our Fractions topic. This week, we focused on finding equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and comparing fractions using a common denominator.
Science took a look at the 3 R's of reuse, reduce & recycle. We enjoyed sorting through lots of household rubbish to see which of it could recycle nationally, locally or not at all. In Geography, we learnt why populations change due to changes in birth and death rate. We've also been creating 3D models in Computing, talking about school subjects in French and playing netball in P.E.
Next week we have Bikeability. Please check Dojo for information about this.
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