We have had another jam-packed week in Puffins class. It has involved planning an investigation, Polar Bears, Langur monkeys and lots of different types of fractions.
In English we have been looking at a number of different areas of SPAG. We have covered among other things, expanded noun phrases linked to some very cheeky monkeys and possessive apostrophes linked to some very plucky Polar Bears. We also learnt all about a very special Octopus that can travel across land. This helped us think about using a consistent tense (even if Mrs K couldn't watch the video!) The children are ready now to use the SPAG skills they have honed to improve their writing even more.
Within Maths Year 4 have begun to look at fractions in comparison to decimals and hundredths as decimals to. Year 5 have looked at problem solving involving fractions, fractions as operators and fractions as numbers. A super week all round!
Science has involved us improving our investigative skills by thinking about and planning an investigation involving dissolving. We have thought about our own independent and dependent variable and also thought about the controlled variables. We are looking forward to carrying out the investigation next week to see if our predictions were correct.
Our spellings this week are:
Year 4: Homophones – scene, seen, whose, who’s, affect, effect, here, hear, heel, heal.
Year 5: Homophones – advice, advise, device, devise, licence, license, practice, practise, prophecy, prophesy.
We hope you have a lovely weekend!
The Puffins Team
We have now completed our Supersized Pledges within school so that we can all achieve our Green Blue Peter Badge. To date they have received over 5000 pledges from children all over the country to become Blue Peter Climate Heroes. We are incredibly excited to receive our Blue Peter Badges and certificates. Thank you for all of your support in helping the children make a difference to the Environment. The artwork the children completed as part of their pledge is above.