Happy half term! It's hard to believe how quickly the last 7 weeks have flown by. We started the term in beautiful summer weather back in early September, now we're ending it amongst the autumn storms. Let's hope for some dry days over the next week, at least.
I want to say how pleased I am with the children's final writing piece of this half term. They have written a 'pitch' to the council to persuade them to build their monument to the Windrush generation. Throughout this unit of learning, the children have responded to the content with maturity and empathy, and their final writing shows us that. Well done all.
In Maths this week, we we learning other methods for how to divide including using factor pairs and the method of long division. This can prove a bit tricky so I was pleased with the children's perseverance! We've got a small amount of the 'Four Operations' unit to finish after half term but then we'll be moving onto fractions.
We concluded our history unit on the Industrial Revolution with a lesson about how working conditions for children improved slightly with the introduction of the 1833 factory act. The class also imagined that they were an MP at the time and thought about what laws they would pass to protect children working in factories and mine.
We finished off our science unit on physical and chemical reactions by learning about combustion and how this is represented with a word equation.
In our indoor P.E. with me this week, the children performed routines involving solo, pair and group balances. I was rather impressed with the group balances in particular - have a look at the photos below! Great effort by all involved.
Finally, in Art, the children created their own mixed media pieces about how art can spread a message. They used techniques that we'd practised earlier in the unit to create their own designs.
That's it from me for now. Have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing everyone back in school after the break.
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