Well, we have come back to school with a bang! It's been a brilliant week full of baking, biographies and architecture.
In Maths, we have been finishing off our multiplication and division unit and we have been doing a brilliant job of multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000. We have really enjoyed using the place value grids to physically move the numbers and now know the tip to look at the zeroes to know how many spaces to move.
In English, we have just started our new unit - biographies. We have been busy learning about two amazing women in WWII: Violette Szabo (a British spy) and Anne Frank. We have learned the model text, found the toolkit, completed a comprehension activity and developed our inference skills. We are also recapping phrases, clauses and conjunctions in our warm-ups.
In Topic, we have been learning all about rationing; why we had to do it and finally we got to recreate a WWII recipe. Thank you for your kind donations towards the ingredients - I think they really enjoyed making and eating them!
We have started our first art unit of the year all about architecture and the children did some beautifully detailed observational drawings of houses. In PSHE we had a go at naming as many emotions as we could and discussed whether they were positive or negative. In French we started looking at French cities and what we might find there including train stations and rivers. Our flute practise is going well and I was very impressed with how many children can create a sound already, I can't! Finally, we started our dance unit on Monday and looked at a strange concept called 'dance by chance' where numbers meant the order of our actions in our sequence - very odd but very fun!
We ended the week with Golden Time that was accrued last half-term; they chose to have one extra-long play time, which is fine by me!
Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Cotton and the Eagles