Week 10 - 15/11/19

This week, we have been writing our own biographies about Nelson Mandela. We used our research and notes from the previous week to produce an informative piece of work that included the features of a biography. Our main grammar focus for the week was sentence structures. We discussed the differences between simple, compound and complex sentences and then tried hard to use a variety of sentence structures within our own writing. Next week, we are going to be thinking about Nelson Mandela's legacy.


In Maths, we spent time revising various mental strategies for addition and subtraction and then, with the support of partner discussion, selected efficient and appropriate strategies for a range of calculations. Towards the end of the week, we consolidated our understanding of the column method through completing a variety of problem solving tasks. Next week, we are going to continue developing our reasoning skills linked to column addition and subtraction.


As I hope you are aware, next week is our class assembly. The children have begun to plan and decide what they would like to share with you and I hope that you can support them next week with their learning of lines and song lyrics. I hope to see you all at our assembly on Friday morning.