Term 2 Week 5

We have had someone special join our class this week as Elmo the Elf has dropped in to keep an eye on us all for the remainder of term. He hasn't caused too much destruction yet, but this could all change in the final two weeks of term.

In our Literacy learning this week, we have started looking at non-chronological reports and the features that allow us to read and navigate them easily. We have been researching how the pyramids were built so that we can use the information to write our own reports using the same features. 

In Maths, Year 4 have completed their learning on the time table facts, and we have been practicing lots of different problem solving questions to help consolidate our understanding. Year 3 have been looking at grouping and division facts, and moving onto using a formal method for division. 

In our topic learning, we have been designing and creating our own canopic jars, based on those used in the times of the Ancient Egyptians. We used clay to sculpt the tops of the jars, and decorated cups to make the bases. In Science we have been looking at shadows and how the properties of a material can affect whether it casts shadows or not. The children enjoyed testing out different materials in the classroom. 

As the weather turns colder, please ensure children are coming to school in a winter coat and bring a hat and gloves if necessary. Please make sure all items of clothing sent in to school are clearly labelled with your child's name. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend, 

Mr Saunders, Mrs Harris and Elmo.