This week in our maths lessons we have been concentrating on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. The children have worked very hard doing multiplication and division sums.
I am very impressed with the work the children produced in our literacy lessons, they have been writing a newspaper report about Mary Anning, finding the amazing fossils. I was blown away by how much they had remembered from some of our previous lessons before half term!
In our literacy lesson the children worked in groups to look at our new house point system which includes the
OneSchool Skills, they came up with animals that could describe each skill. They were asked to make a presentation for the rest of the class to pitch their ideas for the animal. This was to try and simplify the new system as it can be quite confusing!
As it is Remembrance week in school, the children were asked to decorate a stone in memory of somebody who had fought in the war. The stones look lovely and we are looking forward to seeing them in our rockery.
Year 4 & 5
Our week in Year 4 and 5
Thank you for coming along to the children’s assembly, we hope you enjoyed it. I know the children were very proud to show you what they had been learning and enjoyed sharing this with you.
This week children thoroughly enjoyed a lovely school trip out to Stratford Butterfly Farm, to link with our science work on plants and animals. Staff were very impressed with children’s deeper level of knowledge and understanding of the butterfly life cycle and metamorphosis stage from their recent class work and study. Ask them to tell you about caterpillar soup! During the visit we also learnt about the Mayan lifestyle and other mini beasts. We also enjoyed an autumnal stroll along the river to the band stand, where we ate our lunch.
In English children have worked on creating their own picture story about a journey, in the style of Jeannie Baker (Author of our focus book, Mirror).
In maths we have begun column subtraction up to 4 digits, which was made a little trickier with borrowing!
On Wednesday this week, 4 of our pupils embarked on a new challenge – The National Young Mathematicians Award.
Hetty, Ainsley, Tamar and Aiden (Y5) were brave enough to be part of our first team to take on this challenge at the Explore Learning Centre in Leamington. What a challenge it was – it certainly got our brains twitching – Miss Papuga included! All 4 of the children involved did us proud and tried their very best with the tricky problem that they faced which also tested their OneSchool skills. We do not yet know if they have made it to the next round but we have our fingers crossed and will let you know in next week’s update.
A massive thank you to Mrs Shedden who drove the children to the event and to Mrs Jenkin who turned up to support the team.
The next day back at school, Year 6 had a go at solving the problems too. The three year 6 children that were involved the day before acted as student mentors and supported their classmates. Collaboration, team work and enthusiasm was evident with all pupils getting involved and earning themselves lots of house points.