Well, what an unexpected end to this half of term! I do hope everyone was able to access the online home learning and managed the unusual change in routine.
This week has flown by and the children have worked extra hard this week. They pulled together all of their knowledge about the Anglo-Saxons to answer the final essay question 'How did the Anglo-Saxons and Scots change life in Britain?' I'm so impressed with how much they have learnt and remembered! They are experts now. In Maths, we have been subtracting fractions from whole numbers and thinking about our answers as both improper fractions and mixed numbers. In Science, we covered the topic of how the universe began and we looked at the Big Bang Theory and the evidence behind it.
I've really enjoyed seeing the children working hard on their Art this half term. They created dragon eyes using pastels, thinking carefully about drawing the shape and adding shading to each individual scale. Have a look at the picture below.
Have a lovely half term and see you afterwards!
It's been another busy week here!
In Maths, we have continued our learning about Fractions. We spent a lot of time using the fractions resources to explore what equivalent fractions are and how to find them. In English, the children have written their own versions of the Anglo-Saxon legend about Beowulf, 'A Monster Slayer'. These are great and everyone tried so hard - I'm very impressed! In History, we learnt about the end of the Anglo-Saxon era and the arrival of the Vikings. Next week, we will consolidate all of this learning as we answer the essay question 'How did the Anglo-Saxons change Britain?' In Science, we explored what stars are and learnt about how our sun was formed.
Forest School was a great session this week. The class split into smaller groups and some children were collecting sticks for a future project while others were weaving their own Anglo-Saxon medallion using the material dyed with the items they foraged for last time.
One more week until half term... I'm not sure where the time has gone this term.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hello everyone. Happy February!
This week, I've been particularly impressed with the children's writing. We have been working hard to write descriptive sentences about characters and settings, using tools such as expanded noun phrases, exciting vocabulary and making use of the five senses. There have been some excellent sentences produced, for example: 'As it grew darker, the thick fog rolled in. The only sound that could be heard was footsteps because the place was deserted.'
'Everyone went quiet in sheer terror as a presence as terrifying as Death himself advanced on the forest."
In Maths, we have started a new unit of work on Fractions. We've learnt what a unit fraction and non-unit fraction are, and thought about how to represent fractions, in particular tenths. Science involved learning about the planets in more depth and discovering the difference between inner rocky planets and outer gas giants. In History, we explored what the 'Heptarchy' was in Anglo-Saxon times. It's been another active week with our usual gymnastics session on Thursday plus an afternoon of relay races on Tuesday with OCRA. Have a look at the photos below.
Next week is another Forest School week and we will discover how our natural dyes turned out and use the materials strips to do some weaving.
Have a lovely weekend.
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