This week Team CB have been incredibly busy learning all about decimals. The class started the week by exploring the link between a fraction and place value. Knowing that a fraction was less than a whole, we explored tenths and hundredths and what this meant. From this, we have worked hard this week to show tenths and hundredths in different representations, as well as develop our ability to rapidly recall the corresponding fraction to decimal and vice versa. We completed the week by investigating the decimal equivalents for 1/2 1/4 and 3/4. The class showed great enthusiasm this week and are keen to look at what we will be doing next week with our newly acquired understanding of decimals. BRAVO!
Elsewhere in Literacy, the class have been presenting their myths which will feature within the school Library. They have loved having the chance to share these with others and celebrate their sucess. Next week, we will be moving on to look at writing free verse poetry around the Vikings!
In our Art sessions this week, the class have been busy creating Viking shields. They thought carefully about the design they wanted to use and the colours that would have been particularly common at the time, They look wonderful on our class display!
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This week the Persevering Pioneers have shown true resilience and determination across all aspects of their learning. I could not be more proud of the fantastic work that they have produced!
To start off, in Maths we have been busy exploring fractions further. This week our focus has been on adding and subtracting fractions as well as calculating fractions of an amount. To help do this, we have explored lots of different reasoning and problem solving challenges. I am almost certain Team CB would be fabulous at helping to share equally any items around the home, as they have certainly mastered in their learning now. Keep it up Team CB as next week we are moving on to look at the relationship between fractions and decimals.
Meanwhile, in Literacy the class spent time writing the most magnificent myths. The content, care and attention to detail certainly has not gone unnoticed. I can say with a honest heart that these pieces of writing are our best so far, and that is certainly saying something! I cannot wait for them to appear in the library to inspire some of our younger school children!
This week we have been busy exploring how the Vikings came to be known as 'pirate raiders'. To do this, we identified typical modes of transport, including the Viking longship. Once we had established how they were made, we attempted to apply our design and technology skills to create our own paper Viking longship model. The class showed great perseverance in what was a really challenging task. These now look wonderful on display around our classroom!
Finally, to mark Science week, the class were lucky enough to participate in a Science show which took place within school. The class loved it and were always more than eager to participate at every opportunity. Thank you for being fabulous as always Team CB. I cannot wait to see what we get up to next week in our learning.
This week in our learning we have been busy exploring fractions. We firstly explored what a fraction was and how this can be represented in many different ways. From this, we then looked towards equivalence anf how different fractions can show the same amount e.g. 1/2 is equivalent to 4/8. The class initially used pictorial representations to support their learning before looking to identify a tried and tested formula for calculating equivalent fractions. The next step in learning was begin to see sequences within fractions and looking at how fractions can be recorded when they are greater than 1 whole. We practiced showing this as a mixed and improper fraction.
Elsewhere, in Literacy, we have been busy planning our own Norse Myth. The class were full of ideas for what could happen in the Viking saga and were eager to use the different characters and settings that we have encountered in our recent learning. As the week draws to a close, we are well under way with writing out our first draft. This has seen the class write a detailed setting and character description which will set the scene well. Next week, we will be continuing to write our myth before editing and up leveling. It will then be ready to publish and pop in the library as exciting reads to inspire our younger writers.
This week has also marked Red Nose Day, where the class have been busy raising money through a series of fundraising activities.
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This week has been assessment week across school. The Persevering Pioneers have worked exceptionally hard across all the core subjects to show just how much they have learned this year already. We have unpicked different types of questions and what they look for in an answer so that we can address these areas next time. I could not be more proud of how hard the class tried!
Elsewhere, in Literacy we started the week with a missing hammer! Thor's hammer had been stolen! The class looked high and low for it but had little success in finding it! That was, until Loki the Jokester showed up at the classroom door with a hammer in his hand. As Loki was also known for being a keen storyteller he told the tale of how he came to find it and the class discussed what the term "myth" meant. From this, we established our purpose for writing, we are going to create our own Norse Myths to add to the library to inspire some of our younger children. As such, we then unpicked elements of a myth to form our own success criteria and then worked to develop our understanding of how to use expanded noun phrases and prepositions to describe. This will support us in our learning next week when we plan our setting and character descriptions.
What's more, this week has also been World Book Day. On Thursday the whole school dressed up as their favourite characters from a book and took part in lots of literacy related learning. The class loved having another teacher in to share their favourite story, as well as the chance to do our usual reading buddies work with children lower down school. What a wonderful week it has been! I can't wait to share what we get up to next week.
This week has all been centered around deepening our understanding of the role of the archeologist. From investigating the Titanic Disaster, to digging up discoveries from Viking times, the class have been truly engrossed in their learning!
As part of understanding history in context on Thursday we set sail on a journey through time to understand what lead to the Titanic Disaster of 1912. We used primary and secondary sources to support us in considering our key enquiry questions, as well as taking part in an excavation. The children gasped in shock as they uncovered some evidence that lead to people believing certain people were more accountable than others for the event. We also interviewed Millvina Dean who was the youngest person aboard ship to survive. It was a truly wonderful experience!
To add to this, today we kickstarted our learning about the Vikings by visiting DIG in York. The class were busy engaging in a whole host of activities, including further excavations, battle tactics, and re-enacting Viking Sagas. In a week filled with awe and wonder, I cannot wait for the class to produce some exceptional quality work based on the experiences they have had!
Well done TEAM CB you have been stars from the minute you stepped back into class after half term :)