Monday, 30 November 2015

Week beginning 23.11.15

I hope you have all had a well-earned rest this weekend and enjoyed the Christmas Fair!

We were extremely fortunate last week to have Isabella’s grandmother, Dorothy Newall, come in to tell us all about her experience of living through World War 2. She told us what it was like living on basic rations, experiencing air raids and having an evacuee live with her family. The children really enjoyed the visit and learnt lots from it. They asked some superb questions and listened intently.

In Literacy last week we began looking at audio books and podcasts. We listened to a spooky ghost story and discussed how our voice, and sound effects, can add to the tension in a story. The children had a go at reading a section of the story in small groups. This week the children will begin to plan and write their own spooky ghost stories, ready to record next week.

In Science, the children planned and carried out their own investigation. Each group was given a cup full of ice with a fortune inside. The challenge was to melt the ice and reveal the fortune, before any other group. Some children decided to put their cup under a radiator, others under a hot tap and one group rubbed their hands together and held it. The cup of ice under the hot tap melted the quickest. All groups managed to reveal their fortunes and are hoping they will come true!

After a week of multiplication and division, this week in Maths we will be looking at solving problems with many answers. The children will need to work systematically to find all possible solutions!

We began a new topic in RE last week, Advent. After a special Advent this morning, we will be looking at how Christians prepare for Advent in class.

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