Throughout the week we have started to look at angles. We began by learning about degrees of turn and understanding what it meant to do a full turn, half and quarter. We have focused on the different angle types including acute, obtuse, right and reflex and thought about the properties of each one. This led us onto identifying the different angle types through sight recognition and when told the degree of an angle.
Following an email from Miss Grayhurst requesting some examples of descriptive writing, we have identified the features of this genre of writing. We have had a focus on the use of powerful adjectives and verbs, the five senses, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses. Following this, we will be planning our own piece of writing to describe our habitat settings.
Happy half term Team LG! I hope you all have a wonderful break but remember to always stay safe whatever you're doing. See you in a week. Miss Garratt
At the beginning of the week we looked at symmetry in shapes using mirrors. We recognised that most shapes have the same number of lines of symmetry as they do sides (e.g. a square has four sides and four lines of symmetry). We then took this a little further and began to look at symmetry of patters across a mirror line horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
We began writing our letters to Mrs Lawson, to persuade her to allow her staff to take part in the new series of 'I'm a Teacher Get Me Out of Here'. We have written an introductory paragraph, introducing the show and then three further paragraphs relating to culture, food and activities in each habitat. Next week, we will finish our letters before editing and publishing in preparation for them being sent to Mrs Lawson herself.
Please see the letter below for details of our upcoming trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Tuesday 18th June 2019.
In the last couple of weeks, we have focused on geometry. We have looked at:
Regular and irregular shapes
Triangles (equilateral, isosceles, scalene, right-angled)
Quadrilaterals (square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezium, rhombus, kite)
We considered the properties of these shapes and then used these to classify and compare. Towards the end of each week, we looked at test style questions, using our knowledge to achieve full marks.
We began looking at the features used in persuasive writing. We specifically focused on the features found in all persuasive writing (exaggeration, emotive language, rhetorical questions etc) and this week have tailored this specifically to the features found in a persuasive letter. Once we have analysed these further we will be writing our own persuasive letter to Mrs Lawson. We are hoping that we can convince her to allow staff members to take part in this year's 'I'm a Teacher Get Me Out of Here'.
A huge thank you to all Team LG who showed so much enthusiasm in all activities whilst we were on our residential. These included:
Throughout our maths lessons this week, we have focused on simplifying fractions, multiplying fractions by a whole and finding fractions of amounts. We have worked extremely hard to get through all this in one week but have now finished our unit of work on fractions, just in time for residential next week. We had the opportunity to consolidate our learning and demonstrate what knowledge we have retained through a game of Kahoot.
This week, we have really got into our class reader 'Who Let the Gods Out'. We have read several chapters of the book and completed various comprehension activities based on our reading. It has been great to get to know the characters a little bit more and we cannot wait to read the next part of the book. Some of us have already begun to question whether Elliot is actually a God in disguise.
On Tuesday 26th March, Team LG will be working with Mr Fidment and a fellow officer from the cadets. During Spring 1, the children were extremely inquisitive about the lives of young soldiers during WW1. We read and listened to Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Private Peaceful’, which sparked the interest of the children to learn more about the life of child soldiers. To link with our PE curriculum, we are running a young soldiers training camp all day on the 26th March. This will take place in the school’s nature reserve or school hall, depending on the weather. Please could you ensure that your child brings two appropriate sets of clothes and some sensible shoes to participate in this activity. As we will be outside all day (if the weather allows us), we recommend that your child brings a jumper and a coat for the activities also. Your child will need to arrive in school uniform and then they will be given time to change into their appropriate clothing. Due to the current weather conditions, please be aware that the children’s clothing may get muddy and therefore it would be appropriate to send clothes/shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
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 we have started working towards writing an Ancient Greek myth. On Monday, we had a visit from a Greek villager called Thespina, who told the class her problem and how she conquered the Scorpidon that had been terrorising the town. After Thespina's departure, we began to identify the features used in Greek mythical writing. A lot of our literacy work this week has been cross-curricular to enable us to have a secure understanding of who the Ancient Greeks were in order for us to write our own myths next week. We particularly focused on Greece itself, buildings and houses in Ancient Greece, clothing, Greek Gods/Goddesses and mythincal creatures (hybrid animals).
Well done to all Team LG members who have completed Bikeability this week (Level 1 and Level 2). The team were super impressed with your outstanding behaviour and fantastic listening skills. Happy riding on the roads and stay safe!
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