Please see below the newest quiz available. To be returned before Friday 19th February.
Congratulations to last week's winner, Mrs Wright.
We have continued our work on fractions this week by looking at equivalent fractions. We discussed that equivalence means 'the same' and used this to create bar models of fractions to show fractions that were equal to one another. After we had used visual representations of fractions we were able to see the link between multiplication and division strategies and used these to find equivalent fractions.
This week during literacy lessons we have focused on war poetry, particularly poetry written during and after the First World War. We looked at the author's choice of language, in particular figurative language (smiles, personification, alliteration, metaphors and onomatopoeia) and how this impacts on the reader. Towards the end of the week, we wrote our own poems, concentrating on imagery used within poems and how our language choice would the pictures we are creating in the readers' minds.
Please see below the newest quiz available. To be returned before Friday 9th February.
Congratulations to last week's winner, Mrs Vincent!
Throughout our lessons this week we have started our Fractions topic. We initially discussed what a fraction was and the meaning of the numerator and denominator. We learnt that the denominator tells us how many equal parts to split our whole into (shape, amount) and that the numerator tells us how many of those parts we need. Following on from this, we began to look at find a fraction of a shape and the importance of making sure our whole was split into equal parts. We were then able to link this with finding a fraction of an amount.
We were busy in the ICT suite this week, publishing our newspaper articles about varying events from the First World War. We began by using word processing skills to set our page out as though it was a newspaper. In particular, we focused on using the text box tool to set our work out. Once we had written our articles we changed the font and size of our text to ensure our newspaper reports looked like they had been written during the war. Next week we will be staining our work to give it an 'older newspaper' appearance.
A huge, huge well done to Harry, Lewis, Lily, Amelia and Lia for their brilliant fraction work yesterday. The quality and standard of their work was absolutely fantastic and it was very obvious how much care and attention had taken place. Well done guys!
This week we have revised all four written methods, spending a day on each. Having the opportunity to recap and revisit ensured we could consolidate what we had already learnt and apply to different problems. It allowed us the chance to make sure we knew how to accurately set out each method and reminded us of the importance of including a decimal point in our answer if needed.
We started the week with a comprehension task based on how soldiers survived the First World War. Although this activity focused on our reading skills, it also gave us the opportunity to learn a little more about the war and what it was like to be a soldier living in the trenches. Following this, we started to complete our own research on different aspects of the war and we made notes in preparation for writing our own newspaper article. We chose topics such as:
We began the week by revisiting the written method for dividing by a single digit number and then applied this to word problems. We discussed the language used in worded questions and what this means. The questions required us to use our knowledge of other areas of maths including conversion and money and apply this to division, Lastly, we began looking at the links between division and fractions of amounts.
Following on from a reading comprehension paper about underage soldiers fighting in WW1, we have focused on a new skill this week - note making. We discussed how it is vital that we keep the relevant information and discard anything that is irrelevant when making notes. Miss Garratt then explained how we would use these notes to create a newspaper article. Today (Friday), we finished the article by writing in the missing feature: headline, 5W introduction and captions.
Hello and welcome back! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a very Happy New Year. It was lovely to see the children this week after the holidays and hear all their stories from their two weeks off. I am pleased to say how brilliant it was to get straight back into teaching and learning and how amazed I am at the children's efforts this week,
We began the week looking at fact families for multiplication and division and soon came to realise that there are eight different facts we can find from three numbers. Following on from this we had a look at the short written method for division - the bus stop method. After a quick recap we started to carry our calculation into decimal places instead of leaving our answer with a remainder and before long we were looking at problems including missing digits.
The start of a new term meant the start of a new book - Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo. Set in World War One, the book reflects on a young boy's life from the trenches. We were taken back to Tommo's first day at school and analysed his feelings towards this using Point, Evidence, Explanation (PEE). As we continued to read we discussed the pressures that some families faced when the First World War was taking place and how they had to adhere to the rules set by the Colonel. Alongside this, we also analysed the features of a newspaper report and looked at two examples of reports from newspapers written in 1914.
As we come to the end of a successful term, I have been able to look back on all the progress we have made as individuals and together as a team. Sitting here and writing this, I am able to say how privileged I am to be able to work with such a fantastic group of children every single day. Team LG are not only an incredibly bright and hard working bunch of children, they are also a group of young people who have shown great determination and resilience to learning. Their commitment to developing new skills in Reading, Writing and Maths (as well as other areas of the curriculum) is beyond extraordinary. I am extremely grateful to be the teacher of thirty-four children who have a passion to succeed.
I would like to thank all members of Team LG for a fantastic term. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a very well deserved rest, take care and most of all stay safe. I look forward to seeing you all in 2018!
Love, Miss Garratt x
8th January - WW1 and The Ancient Greek topics begin
9th January - Girls football
10th January - Louise Wright in to work on our Arts Award project
16th January - Team LG Whitby assembly
26th February - WW1 morning with Barnsley Museums
26th February - WW1 bootcamp with Mr Fidment
5th-9th March - Bikeability
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