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Week 5 - 15th May

Where are the weeks going? It’s almost half term again. This week we have been busy making our photo frames in DT. Thank you to the parents who came in to help. Mrs Norman is a wiz with a saw and our frames are looking really good.

In English this week we have been looking at the use of dialogue in text and writing our own conversation between the characters of a story. We talked about how to use inverted commas for speech and focused on starting a new paragraph every time a different person starts speaking. We also imagined what would happen after the story and wrote an additional for the book. Finally, we wrote our own blurb to convince others to read our story.

In Maths this week we have been practising counting in 2s, 5s, 10s, 3s, 4s and 8s. This is a great way to learn times tables. We have also been looking at number sequences and finding patterns with numbers.

In Geography we compared the Amazon rainforest to Sherwood forest in Nottinghamshire, and discussed the effects of deforestation.

In science we have been investigating pollination and finding out how plants make seeds. We are also still monitoring our potatoes which we planted over 4 weeks ago. They have been kept in different conditions and have developed very differently, the ones kept entirely in the dark are yet to grow any leaves, whilst the one in the sun has now grown lots of leaves.

We now have most of the Camp Bushey medical forms back, if you haven’t sent it back in yet please do as soon as possible so we can make sure we have everything organised.

Our class celebration on Thursday next week will be outside on the playground with bikes and scooters. All children will need to wear a helmet if they a using a bike or a scooter. We will also be allowing fidget spinners and fidget cubes for the afternoon.

 

Next week:

Maths: Recapping what we know about place value and exploring how numbers can be represented.

English: Creating our own non-fiction books about the rainforest.

Science: We will be learning about the lifecycle of plants.

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