The children had a brilliant time on their residential to Minstead! They all represented the school brilliantly, making Mr Jolly, Miss Barrow and Mrs Griffin extremely proud of them. Over the three days, they took part in a range of activities (earning themselves their special beads upon successful completion) where they learnt about the following areas: energy, transport, water, reuse and reduce, poor world/rich world, biodiversity and food/farming. The eighth and final bead was earned by the children demonstrating excellent teamwork throughout their residential and we are pleased to say that every child received their golden bead! We hope the children all enjoy a nice relaxing weekend and look forward to seeing them on Monday morning when they have all recharged their batteries!
English: This week, we've been writing our innovated newspaper articles about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius over Pompeii in 79AD. This gave us an opportunity to put into practice everything that we have learnt about Vesuvius/Pompeii, as well as the features of a newspaper report (paragraphs, inverted commas, fronted adverbials and subordination).
Maths: In maths, we completed our chapter on mass, finishing with some extremely tricky word problems that involved the four operations and more than one step to solve.
English: This week, we have been focusing on newspaper articles. We began the week by reading a range of newspaper articles and identifying the common features. Next, we practised using subordinating conjunctions such as since, because, when, if, although and despite to form our own sentences containing subordinate clauses. We also practised using inverted commas to record quotes and using capital letters for proper nouns. We then spent our afternoon topic lessons learning about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius over Pompeii in 79 AD and have started planning for our own newspaper articles on this topic by drawing out text maps.
Maths: We finished our chapter on length by answering word problems involving the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). In order to help us to answer these questions, we used the bar model to make sure that we were on the right path (see below).
We then began our next chapter which is all about measuring mass. Firstly, we learnt the difference between mass and weight (mass = matter and weight = gravitational pull). Then, we practised reading a range of different scales (counting in 10s, 20s and 100s) using our place value skills.