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
This week in maths we have focused on reading and plotting coordinates in the first quadrant. We were able to identify the x and y axes and then used this to help us read and plot points on a graph. Using the computers, we also attempted several online coordinate games. Here are some of the links we had a look at in class:
In our literacy lessons we edited our 'How to make shortbread' instructions which we started working on last week. After the editing stage, we used iPads to create presentations of our instructions and published these on Keynote. To ensure we had a copy to keep we then converted these to PDF files and saved them to our class Seesaw account.
Our focus this week was to recognise 3D shapes from 2D representations. We spent a short period of time revising the names and properties of 3D shapes before looking at their nets and ways in which we could decide what shape the nets made. We then created our own nets and turned these into cubes, which we took home with a little gift inside for our parents/carers.
In addition to analysing features of instructions, we also followed instructions to make shortbread and then wrote our own instructions for others to follow. On Friday we had a very important job as all the other class teachers came to watch one of our reading lessons. It's safe to say they were very impressed by our attitude to learning, engagement in the lesson and our resilience to a more difficult text. A huge thumbs up to all members of Team LG!
Throughout our lessons this week we have focused on multiples, factors, squares and prime numbers. We worked on methods to find square numbers and prime numbers and then applied this to test style questions. Whilst working on these questions we also focused on making sure we read the questions carefully and answered ALL parts of the questions.
This week we have finished our persuasive advertisements, promoting the Magpie Cafe, Captain Cook's Bark Endeavour and Whitby's Bus Tour. We have then started to look at writing poems using descriptive language, including: adjectives, verbs, adverbs, similes, personification, alliteration, metaphors and onomatopoeia. Once we have finished our poems, we are going to be having a poetry battle against Team CB.
We began the week by revisiting the written method for long multiplication. By Tuesday, some of us had even started to look at missing digits. This week we have also recapped regular and irregular shapes and the different types of triangles including: Equilateral, Isosceles, Scalene and Right-Angled. Check out our photo page to our maths in action yesterday.
Throughout this week we have started to focus on persuasive advertisements. We spent one lesson unpicking the features of an advert and we were able to identify the following:
Questions to engage the reader
We then worked in pairs to create our own slogan quizzes and games. Some of us chose to make PowerPoints and some chose to make board games. We are looking forward to being able to play our games and quizzes at some point next week. In addition, during our reading lessons, we have continued to read David Walliam's book, Mr Stink and are hoping to watch the film within the next few weeks.
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