Term 4 Week 3 10.3.23

This week we had the unexpected arrival of snow, which caused great excitement!

In literacy this week we have continued to read Cosmic. Liam and Florida (the main characters) have now arrived in China and are in the Gobi Desert. This week we researched facts about the Gobi Desert and create an information text about it. Some children produced posters or leaflets. We ended the week with writing a diary entry which we will continue next week.

In maths, Year 5 have continued to learn about decimal numbers. They have been learning the place value of the digits: Tenths, Hundredths and Thousandths. They have also compared, ordered and rounded decimal numbers.

Year 6 have been learning about percentages, decimals and fractions. We have been looking at percentages, decimals and fractions and their equivalences: 10% = 1/10 = 0.1, 25% = ¼ = 0.25, 50% = ½ = 0.5, 75% = ¾ = 0.75. The children need to know this. We have also started to learn how to find percentages of amounts using the fraction equivalents to do so.

In science this week we have continued to look at the solar system and looked at creating an Orrery to look at the arrangement of the planets and their movement in the solar system.

In RE we have looked at how the Mosque is important in the lives of Muslims as part of sacred places of worships.

In PSHE we looked at how to value diversity in society by treating everyone equal regardless of their race, gender, religion and beliefs.

In PE we continued to learn how to play Badminton and building on our performance in dance.

Some of our Year 6 children did Bikeability this week. They learnt how to ride their bikes safely on the roads, even in the pouring rain.

Home Learning

Don’t forget to encourage your child to play TT Rockstars. This is a great app to learn and recite times tables up to 12 x 12 with increasing speed. Who will be our class champion? Will we be the class champion?

Online Safety

Some children are in various WhatsApp groups. Some children are playing online games with each other on the X Box and PlayStation. Please remind them to be kind. Remember to monitor your child’s activity to keep them safe.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs Rackley, Mr Bowles and Mrs Hendry