Another week has flown by! The weather is turning colder and we've had a lot of rain so just a reminder that children will needs a coat in school every day from now on please.
This week, one of my favourite lessons with the children was History. We were learning about living and working conditions in the Industrial Revolution, particularly in cities, and everybody was so interested and curious. It shows a great learning attitude. The children researched some facts about conditions and produced lovely fact files, one of which I've pictured below.
In Science, we learnt the difference between pure and impure substances. One of the facts that the class found interesting was that rose gold is gold with copper added to it, and white gold is gold with platinum added to it.
In English, we have continued our reading lessons through 'Book Club'. 'The Explorer' story is getting really interesting now and the children are thoroughly enjoying this! They are able to show a deep understanding of the text and demonstrate this through book talk and discussion around key ideas of retrieval and inference.
In Maths, we've continued the topic of Place Value. Today we've finished the week with rounding numbers up to 10 million. Something worth practising at home if possible!
Art was a great lesson where the children designed their own symbolic imagery, using the Mayan belief that everyone has a spirit animal companion. Ask them which their 'way' is!
A bit of a guilty highlight this week was designing Christmas cards ready to be sent off printed. Thanks to FONTS for organising this. We all had fun getting into the spirit and feeling festive.
Thanks to those of you who made it to my parent meeting. I will be holding a SATS information session before Christmas so I hope to see many of you again there.
Have a lovely weekend.
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