13th May weekly review

Maple Class have enjoyed writing ‘in role’ as police officers this week to apply their literacy skills learnt for questioning and answering. We have continued to read our chosen text for this term, ‘The London Eye Mystery’ and I have been pleased to hear children’s summaries and inference skills applied, based on evidence from the text. Children created a ‘missing poster’ with specific detail concerning a character from the book.

In Maths, Year 3 have started to look at ‘time’ - it would be great if you could please support your child with looking at watches and clocks around you and discussing the time, specifically o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour. We also recommend https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock for children to consolidate their learning on ‘time.’

Our Year 4 Maths have completed their learning on ‘money’ and have applied their knowledge of all four operations (multiplication, division, addition and subtraction) to a number of questions involving money. Children have enjoyed paying for items with fake money and have used column subtraction for giving change scenarios.

Our Topic this term is ‘Inventions that changed the world’ so we have looked at a number of inventors such as George Stephenson, The Wright Brothers and Steve Jobs. Children have enjoyed researching an inventor of their choice to create a ‘fact file,’ giving details about an inventor’s early life, what they invented and how their invention impacts our life today.

In Art, children have looked at the concept of ‘perspective’ and have applied this skill to create a pencil sketch of The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. In Music, children have created their own composition using different instruments and they have learnt how to play a chord.

In PE, children have been practicing their aiming skills with ball-throwing – specifically aiming a ball into a hoop from a distance to bounce up to their partner. I was very impressed at their accuracy! In PSHE this week, we looked at different jobs children might like to do when they are older, what skills and qualifications they would need to achieve that job and who could support them.

Have a great weekend!

The Maple Class Team