This week Year 3 have been working very hard on completing their INCAS tests. The children worked on the laptops to complete them. Even though it was a test, the children were all very enthusiastic about using the laptops which was lovely to see.
In English this week the children were writing an opening to a story using all the exciting adjectives that we learned last week. Most of the children tried to challenge themselves by adding a simile in to their work. As it was National Poetry Week this week, in class the children all had a go at reading out a poem based on the theme of poetry and thinking of actions to go with the poem.
In maths the children have been adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers using the column method and answering addition and subtraction word problems.
In topic we had an SDL based lesson. The children were given questions they needed to answer based on The Stone Age and they worked in groups to complete this task. They used laptops and books to find the information and then presented their findings to the rest of the class.
Year 4 & 5
In English this week children have been busy learning how to create a non chronological report about a new creature in our story Marshmallows. They had to focus on use of technical and formal language and they had to sound like an expert when talking about their animal.
In maths children really showed me some of their best learning this week, a challenging few lessons with a focus on reasoning skills. Children had to use their mathematical knowledge and apply this to various puzzles, well done year 4 and 5!
In science this week we carefully dissected a lily. This was a fun way to identify the parts of the flower and their functions.
Year 6 have worked extremely hard all week and are really getting into their class novel – Beowulf. We have been thinking about the language that Michael Morpurgo uses to create suspense and to emphasise the different atmospheres. Our next writing task will be to write a letter as Hrothgar to Beowulf, pleading for him to help save his kingdom from the blood-thirsty Grendel. We are loving this book and all sigh when Miss Papuga makes us stop reading! It’s so intense and is leaving us on the edge of our seats!
This week, Miss Papuga went on a safeguarding course so we had a supply teacher in for the day; Mr Blair. He was a good teacher and kept us on task, explaining clearly if we struggled.
We’ve been told that from next week we will be having a lesson of science with Mr Hetherington. We are so excited about this, we will be doing proper SDL and using the laptops a lot more to guide our own learning. Our topic is ‘Light’ and we have so much to learn. Watch this space to find out more next week!
Year 5 and 6 gathering ideas ready to start their independent letter writing.