Monthly Archives: March 2019

Cheerily Cloud Busting Year 5s

In maths, we have been learning how to order decimals to the nearest whole, tenth and hundredth. Today, we had a tricky but fun challenge, Spiraling Decimals! We worked in partners to place decimals on the spirals, and our aim was to get three in a row, the fun bit was trying to block each other. In addition, we have been learning how to sequence decimals, and this has improved our understanding…..roll on percentages!

By Sophie

Last week, in the fun Friday assembly, we had musical musicians who are taught by Mrs Todd to perform. Their pieces included La Morisque, which was very impressive. These enchanting tunes were music to our ears. Ms Willett and I helped to organise this special event, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also had the opportunity to perform myself. The performances included different instruments, such as, the bassoon, fife, flute and the recorder. During the performance the ordinance looked stunned! This assembly was definitely one to remember.

By Theo and Harry

This term in P.E, we enjoyed Olympic activities. We began by learning the best techniques for running, and after that, we worked on our long jump skills. These included, bending our knees, and leaping forward effectively. In addition to the Olympics, we have continued to play handball. We have enjoyed three weeks of this unique new sport, so we are now pros. In the first week, we learnt the rules, and different passing techniques, these included; bounce pass, chest pass, and overhead pass. In the second week, we practiced shooting and saving. On the final week we enjoyed a mini tournament, where we all played each other once. As well as the Olympics and handball, we have been playing football rounders. In our Red Badge Treat (1st April) we are looking forward to a big game of football rounders on the field.

By Jack M

This week in English, we have stared a new topic, the genre is poetry, and we are reading, ‘Cloud Busting’ by Malorie Blackman. An important feature of this book will intrigue you. You may just think it is an ordinary old poetry book, but don’t judge a book by it’s cover. It is a moving story, of an extraordinary friendship between two key characters. The book uses different poetic devices, that will strike different emotions, as their friendship goes through some ups and downs. I’m not going to tell you any more, as I don’t want to spoil the story for you.

By Lillie

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen

This week we have read ‘Little Red Hen’ and learnt a fun rap to help us remember the main events from the story. Linking to the story, we have discovered that a windmill can be used to grind wheat into flour and in turn, the flour could be used to make bread. Many tasty bread rolls have been baked and shared at snack time. All classes experienced tasting different types of bread from around the world such as some French baguettes, Mexican tortillas and Naans from India.

We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs L for helping our children learn about how to play and look after musical instruments. The children have been inspired to create their own instruments using reclaimed materials. This week some children got to make their own didgeridoos to take home!

We have been exploring how to make our vocabulary grow and have learnt three new words for ‘help’. These are: support, assist and aid.

We have learnt the signs: hen, bread and who.

Notes:

We would appreciate any clean recyclable materials to use for making models in school.

 

Watch the Year 4 assembly!

Why not watch our year 4 assembly all about inspirational people from the British Isles? This term we’ve been learning about the British Isles and people who made Britain great. We have been working very hard and we hope you like it. – Mya

Did you know….? David Attenborough was knighted by the Queen? Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon trophy in 2013? Roald Dahl was a famous writer who wrote books like Matilda, the BFG, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Witches and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Shakespeare made up a lot of our English words and he was a famous writer? Alexander Graham Bell invented the very first telephone in 1876? The Edinburgh Seven were the first seven women to graduate from university? – Theo & Kai

An exciting scene is when a narrator shouted, “Here come the Romans!” Then the Romans came marching up the steps onto the stage. Then the another narrator shouted, “Here come the Celts!” and the Celts come running onto the stage. They have a huge fight and the Romans won the battle because they were better trained and equipped. – Rosie

See what interesting facts the narrators have to say! Listen to 2 famous British bands such as… The Beatles and the Proclaimers. Step into a world of never ending famous Britons. You will love it so much you will want to watch it again and again… – Bella