Good afternoon Sycamore families and friends,
We hope you have had a good week and are looking forwards to the weekend.
In English, we have focused on the innovate stage of our sequence, where we have been creating an explanation page for a science experiment. Next week we move onto the invent stage, where we create our own explanations based on our own choice.
In maths, we have continued with fractions, in particular multiplying by integers, multiplying by fractions and also dividing by integers. The children have really understood the 'mechanics' behind this and have been so proud of themselves and how much they have achieved. Well done to all!
In our history learning we continued with our focus on American Civil Rights and discussed the Declaration of Independence, Jim Crow laws and etiquette and learned how a man named Oliver Brown won a case at the High Court so his daughter Olivia could attend a school to be treated the same as everyone else. It was a fascinating afternoon of learning with the children really understanding the injustice of the time.
In our science learning we looked at the question,"Why does heat cause expansion in a substance?" and discovered how particles move much more quickly when heated, how they move more forcefully creating expansion and as a result when they are cooled they contract and therefore take up less space.
In PE we have undertaken gymnastics with Coach Edwards and swimming!
Our whole class guided reading has been Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman and this will form our next English teaching sequence.
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