Term 2 Week 1

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back to Term 2. We hope you had a great half term and are ready for another excellent term in Rowan Class.

This week in Literacy we began learning about our new text: The City of Ember. So far we've read up to chapter 2, through which we've discussed and thought about the characteristics of each of the main characters, described the main characters as well as used dialogue to advance our description of each of the main characters. Some really excellent pieces of writing have been completed especially when using dialogue.

In Maths our Year 5's have been learning about factors, multiples and prime numbers and how these skills and knowledge can be used and manipulated to help us solve more complex problems. Our Year 6's have been learning about ordering and comparing fractions, finding equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions and converting between improper fractions and mixed number fractions.

We've also started to think about our new topic: 'What Price Progress', through which the children have thought about: the definition of progress, what progress means to them, what progress they have seen in their every day lives as well as what they would like to see progress in over the next ten years. Some very impressive and interesting conversations have come out of this.

Please be aware that our topic for PE this term is tag-rugby (outside where possible) and will take place on Mondays.

Have a great weekend everyone.

See you all Monday.

Kind regards,

Mr Askew and Mr Bowles