What a super start to the Summer term it has been. The Foxes have come back to school with a really positive attitude. We hope you had a lovely restful Easter break and are raring to go for our last term of the Year.
In Maths this week Year 4 have reached the end of their Fractions unit. They have been learning about fractions of quantities.
Year 5 have been learning about subtracting both improper fractions and mixed numbers.
In English we have been learning about discussion texts. We looked at a number of different discussion texts to identify the features of this type of writing. We chose to write our discussion text on whether or not we should use renewable energy. We had a super debate about this in class and the children have written some very persuasive Hot Writes.
In Music, we have returned to learning the flute with Clair from Derbyshire Music Support. Despite stopping and starting with this due to Christmas, lockdown and then the Easter holidays, the children are ondoing so well. Take a look at the video posted at the bottom of this page. Information will be sent home shortly if your child is interested in carrying on with the flute - or having lessons on any other instrument.
We have also finished our Geography topic on Climate Change. The children have created an incredibly well presented scrap book with a huge amount of information on what Climate Change is, how it is affecting our world and how we can each do our bit to combat it. We finished this topic off today with a ‘protest’ around school. We have some very keen ‘eco-warriors’ in Foxes class so I’m sure you’ll hear all about it!
We will now be moving on to a based Science topic for the rest of the year which is going to involve lots of experiments, investigations and trips out of the classroom.
Our spellings this week are:
Year 4: Spelling List 23 – Adding ‘ly’ to create adverbs: reluctantly, quickly, generously, unexpectedly, gently, curiously, furiously, seriously, victoriously, courteously.
Year 5: Spelling List 23 – Adverbs of possibility: definitely, possibly, probably, frequently, infrequently, occasionally, rarely, certainly, obviously, often.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend, stay safe!