06 Oct

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Year 3

We have had another busy week in Year 3! It is National Dyslexic week so the children have learned what being dyslexic means. They worked in groups to complete a task based on what they have learned about dyslexia.

In English this week the children were given a task to write the instructions on how to make a sandwich. I did a practical example of how to make a sandwich, which made all the children hungry!  We also have been working on some creative writing, the children are in the process of writing their own stories.

In maths we have been adding 2-digit numbers together using our partitioning skills. The children were all very confident with this, so I set them a challenge to add 3-digit numbers together!

In our Topic lessons Year 3 researched what food people ate in The Stone Age. The children used the laptops, they seem to be getting more confident with their IT skills now.

Year 4/5

In English this week children have been busy learning how to edit, improve and redraft their work. The children’s writing has now been put on display and the children are very proud of their writing. Well done to our star writer of the week Travis White.

 

In maths we have had more practice at rounding to the nearest 100, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000 and the children have now become more confident identifying which digit to focus on. We have also been learning how to count on in powers of 10.

In Topic children have enjoyed investigating the origin of our local town, Atherstone’s name and the link with our beautiful stained glass window in out school hall, very interesting!

Year 6

Year 6 have had a fantastic week, learning all sorts of things, in all different subjects, with many different teachers!

In Art, we’ve been studying the Bayeux tapestry with Mr Thornton-Clarke. The Bayeux tapestry is a magnificent piece of art that is made of thread and tells the story of the Battle of Hastings- it is 70m long! We wonder if our version will be so huge. So far, we have all designed our own tapestry of how our school days go. Look out in a few weeks’ time when we can show you our finished piece of work.

In History, we have been using primary and secondary sources to gather evidence about the Anglo Saxons. Primary sources are evidence of things that exist at the time, whereas secondary sources are what people have made after. We have found out that not all secondary sources are reliable and that sometimes they may give you misleading information.

During Science, we have been learning with Mr Hetherington all about light and how we see. So far we have learned that light travels in straight lines. We have studied how our eyes see and what the different parts of our eyes are called.  We are extremely excited to be using Canvas for the first time. We all have access to the course that he has made for us, which we will following just as the secondary pupils do.

Y6 pupils studying primary and secondary sources in their topic lesson.