In Carbon class, we held a public enquiry to discuss the proposal to race power boats on a river that is enjoyed by many. Everyone had an opportunity to express their opinions and ask questions to the different organisations that were represented. It was certainly a lively debate!! We then wrote formal letters to members of our individual organisations to let them know the outcomes of the meeting. Well done Yr6 – they were top quality! In maths, we have been learning about ratios and polishing up on our arithmetic skills. The plastic bottle top collection will continue for the next few weeks so please keep bringing them in; if you have any ideas for the bottle top mosaic please let me know.
In Population class, we have been focusing on fractions this week. We have looked at what a fraction is and the difference between a unit and non-unit fraction. We then moved on to equivalent fractions and how we can use our multiplication facts to help us with our work. It has been British Science Week this week, the children in Population Class have enjoyed the activities we have taken part in over the last week. We got to touch some real life animals, including a huge snake! We helped make a wild flower garden on the field and had an assembly from the World Land Trust. We used recycling to make instruments and made some cool rainforest music!
Last academic year our MIJS improvement initiative focused on improving children’s rapid recall of times tables and many of you supported your child with the improvements in attainment they made. At the time we also mentioned that the Department for Education is introducing a multiplication check for all children in year 4 commencing June this year. The DfE have now released a parent information leaflet – details of which can be found by following the link: Multiplication check:information for parents
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Next week is British Science Week. This year’s theme is ‘Our Diverse Planet’. During afternoons we’re going to be finding out about (and meeting!) some of the world’s amazing wildlife and thinking about some of the things we can do to help it.
At both schools we are asking children to bring in plastic bottles and other packaging for a craft activity on Monday. At the Juniors we will also be having a competition to see which class can collect the most bottle tops.
Next Friday 13th March, we are asking children to dress up for Sport Relief. If they take part in any sports, it would be great for them to come in their uniforms, if not, any football shirts or anything sporty would be great. Normal mufti if not. We would like to ask for £1 donation to give to the Sport Relief charities. In addition, Miss Button and some Year 6 volunteers will be in goal for a lunchtime penalty shoot out. If your child wishes to take part in this and shoot against someone, they can bring a donation of 50p and have some fun!
This week, we have been learning about climate change and other negative impacts that humans have on the world today. Carbon class have written explanation texts to teach the younger members of our school and prepared ourselves for our class debate next week. On Wednesday it was ‘World Maths Day’ and we spent the whole day learning about 3D shapes- great fun was had by all!
Power class have been tackling fractions this week and on Friday, they had a day looking at capacity and measurement! In English, we have finished writing our letters to our Bruce Grove Penpals so we have focused back on our class book and we have written a discussion concerning the characters in it.
Our Bruce Grove letters will be shipped off to Tottenham next week! How exciting!
This week in Population class we have been continuing our learning about the rainforest. We have been learning all about rainforest plants and growing conditions. We planted some beans at the start of the week and put them in different places to see how they grow. We wrote a question, prediction and method. We will update you on how they got on in the coming weeks! In English, we have continued to read the Jungle Book. We wrote the first part of our stories last week and then wrote more this week! We have been learning how to write complex sentences and include descriptions in our writing using adverbs and adjectives. We have written some great stories so far!
Just a reminder, that Population Class would like to invite all parents to our end of topic ‘Rainforest Class Assembly and Showcase’ this will be on Monday 30th March at 2:00pm.
In land class we have started to read the Jungle book and to write the first part of our jungle stories. In our maths we have been learning lots about data handling and can now draw bar charts and pictograms.