Term 1 Week 6

Hi everyone,

Another superb week completed in Rowan Class.

In Literacy, we came to the end of our story: Kensuke's Kingdom. We finished this cycle of writing by planning and writing a newspaper article about Michael being found. The children read good examples of newspaper reports, looked at the features of what a successful newspaper report should include and finally wrote their own newspaper report about Michael being found while remembering that Kensuke insisted that he must not be mentioned.

In Maths, our Year 5's focused on problem solving through addition and subtraction by using both mental and written methods while our Year 6's focused heavily on both short and long multiplication.

In Science, we began to learn about microorganisms and we've even set up our own experiments to try to grow our own mould which we'll observe and collect data from until the end of term. Through our topic 'Earth as an Island' we looked at the economic differences between St Lucia and Maidstone, the fair trade for St Lucia's exports and thought about where we'd rather live and why.

Have a great weekend everyone.

See you all Monday.

Kind regards,

Mr Askew and Mr Bowles