Good afternoon everybody,
We hope this blogs finds you well after a very cold and bitter end to the week! We have had a high level of sickness in Sycamore this week, with what seems to be a nasty virus doing the rounds. We wish all those poorly a speedy recovery and we look forwards to seeing everyone fit and healthy as soon as possible. Please report any cases of Covid or scarlet fever to the admin team. Thank you.
This week in maths we have continued our unit on fractions focusing on multiplying and dividing with integers and fractions. We have learnt some different methods to help us and then today we have been using these methods to solve multi step fraction problems.
This week we have begun to plan and write our own twisted traditional tale. We have written our character introductions for our villains... who knew the three little pigs could be villainous??? and yesterday we began to write our stories. We will finish them next week. We are all really looking forward to reading these and believe we have lots of authors in the making!
This week we have continued looking at population and have now finished this unit. We looked at ageing populations and discussed the challenges these have on the governments of different countries; particularly Japan as our case study. After Christmas we have a history focus, specifically looking at Civil Rights in America.
We have finished our unit on sustainability this week! Our focus this week was on global warming and climate change which the children were passionate about and very knowledgeable. During the lesson we discussed what a carbon footprint was and Miss Collins completed a questionnaire to see what hers was...turns out it was a little high!!The link for this is on our class dojo page! Have a look and see what yours as a family might be!
Our last swimming session and what a HUGE improvement by all the children. It has been a delight to watch the children whilst they swim and develop their confidence. Almost all of the class are able to swim 25 metres without support...a wonderful achievement!
It was also our last Unihoc session today, so in the bitter cold we played a mini tournament in teams of 4. Lots of cold hands and fingers, meant the children had to pay special attention to what they were all doing!
Today we assessed our reading skills in French. We had two short letters to read. The first, we had to a read and then answer questions about. The second, we had to read and then translate into English. The new French knowledge the children have acquired has been phenomenal with many of them knowing an entire paragraph.
Monday- Magic Martin Show
Tuesday- Year 6 Christingle Service in the church.
Wednesday- Watching the dress rehearsal for the KS1and EYFS nativity.
Thursday- nugget treat afternoon
Friday- Christmas fun!
Have a good weekend everyone. Stay safe and well and enjoy the run up to the festivities!
Mrs Ware, Miss Ruby and Miss Collins
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