Good evening everyone - happy Friday. It's only been a week back after half term but what a busy one! This week in Hazel we are nearing the end of our Maths unit on Geometry, having studied perimeter and measuring angles in shapes. We have looked at angles on straight lines and around a point and the properties of regular and irregular polygons.
In English, we have continued to work on our text Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions. We videoed our persuasive work on Monday and have since moved on to look at the use of noun phrases and expanded noun phrases to improve description. We are now at the innovate stage, in which we are writing our own piece about 'The Tellyscope.'
In RE, the children have been thinking about Humanism and the children have continued with Samba drumming in Music. In Science this week, we have learnt about floating and sinking, thinking about what makes things float and sink and conducting an experiment into how shape is important to both of these phenomena. In PSHE, we thought about Diversity and how each of us was unique and different. We then designed our own logo to demonstrate the things that were important to us.
In French we started to learn the names of some fruits, ready for a trip to the market, when we will practise conversational French.
New spellings have been sent out for this half term, I have also put a digital copy on Class Dojo. There is also a digital copy of this half term's Wider Curriculum Home Learning on Dojo, a paper copy will come home on Monday. Can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home everyday, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading.
Next week, the children will be beginning their work on RSE on Monday, thinking about and naming male and female body parts and the NSPCC pants rule. We will also be looking at Humanism, Samba, Food in DT, Athletics in PE, completing our Maths unit on shape and moving on to a new unit (Decimal numbers) and working towards our invent writing in English.
Next week, the children will need to wear their PE Kit in on Thursday and Friday as they have PE on Friday as usual but on Thursday we will be competing in the Quad Kids tournament, which will be run by OCRA. This is a super Athletics event, which will be held on our school field and the children's efforts will be used to compete virtually against other schools in West Devon.
I hope that you all have a great weekend - have a little look at the Wider Curriculum Home Learning activities, see if anything springs to mind, you have a long time to complete these, so I am expecting great things!
Enjoy whatever you are up to and get outside, as the weather looks graet this weekend.
See you on Monday.