Good afternoon everybody - Happy Friday!
We've reached the end of another week and enjoyed the opportunity to share some of our learning with you online, thank you to all of you who were able to join us.
This week in Hazel, we have been working on the invent phase of our unit based on Wallace and Gromit's Cracking Contraptions. The children have been incredibly creative with their contraptions - there are some that I am hoping become real inventions in the future!
In Maths, we have been working on converting measurements and have really polished our skills of multiplying and dividing by powers of 10.
In RSE, we continued to learn about puberty and how it affects our body. We used the text Hair in Funny Places by Babette Cole, which the children really enjoyed. In RE, we have continued to learn about Humanism and in Science we have continued to work on Forces. For History, the children have been rsearaching and finding out about various aspects of Ancient Mayan life and culture and have produced some fantastic information pages (see photos). We have also enjoyed another great Athletics session with our Saints South West coach Mr Stronge.
New spellings have been sent out for this half term, we will do the second column's test on Monday. I have put a digital copy on Class Dojo. There is also a digital copy of this half term's Wider Curriculum Home Learning on Dojo. 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 working on some assessments so that we can review their learning and set targets for next year. When we are not working on the assessments, we will be working on our History topic of the Ancient Mayans. For this, I have asked that children try to bring in some cardboard and plastic for model making and practical challenges based on Ancient Mayan culture and costume.
I hope that you all have a great weekend, try to brave the showers and get outside.
See you on Monday