Congratulations to Izzy, who was chosen as Star Learner because she has been working really hard recently in all subjects. She was particularly proud of the following very thoughtful poem that she produced in connection to our work on World War 1; Poppy. Red petals, Black middle, War flowers, Peace flowers, Remember the soldiers that have fallen, They should never be forgotten, Fighting in battle only some survived, Poor soldiers, New poppies. Well done Izzy.
Welcome back to Term 2!
Term 2 Week 3.
Your homework this week is to use Short and Long multiplication (expanded methods).
Please use the methods outlined in the videos below!
This term we will be reading the fantastic novel “Journey to Jo’burg” by Beverly Naidoo. We will be covering themes based around Apartheid and living in a country that is poorer than our own. Most of our English will be based around this book.
In maths we are learning all about multiplication and division of whole numbers and decimals. We will be learning how to the words factor, multiples, square numbers, composite and prime in order to explain our understanding. We will be starting our Geometry learning and will be focussing on 3D shapes. We will also be furthering our understanding of fractions.
In Humanities we are continuing to study Greece, both past and present. We will be placing Greek history on a timeline and learning all about the different Gods and Goddesses.
In Science we are continuing our learning about Properties of materials and applying this to practical investigations. Why not try applying your understanding in the kitchen. Can you identify any examples of solubility or reversible and irreversible reactions?
In Music we will be learning a song all about properties of materials and using our brand new glockenspiels to play the melody and harmony.
In P.E. we are continuing to develop our gymnastic skills with a focus travelling, balance and body control. We will also begin our unit of work on tag rugby. P.E will continue to be on a Monday and Thursday. Thursday’s session will be outdoors – PLEASE BRING OUTDOOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR FOR THIS SESSION!
In R.E we are continuing to look at the Islamic faith; learning about key festivals and celebrations and how these are similar to other religions.
In computing we will be learning about computer language and how computers communicate. We will be using the analogies of semaphore and mores code to help with this understanding.
In French we will be learning to tell the story of ‘Le roi tête-en-l’air’ to add to our story repertoire of ‘Jacques le Gourmand’ and ‘Les trois cabris’. We will also learn more about Christmas traditions in French speaking countries and sing about the Nativity in French with ‘Il est né le divin enfant’. Try googling the words or even finding a youtube version to help you learn it; it is very well known in France.
Here is the beginning of the story…..
Le roi tête-en-l’air
Il était une fois un roi qui s’appelait Jean.
Il avait perdu ses lunettes.
D’abord, il regarde dans la cuisine…..
Mais elles ne sont pas là!
KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Tuesday 25.11.2014 – 5W Fork to Farm
Wednesday 26.11.2014 – 5H Fork to Farm
Thursday 27.11.2014 – Big Breakfast for both 5H and 5W
Check out our amazing volcanoes! What sort of reactions are taking place?
How to x by 10, 100 and 1000
How to divide by 10, 100 and 1000
If you are stuck trying to solve a 2 step word problem, have a look at the video below!
Homework and spellings will continue to be set on a Monday and collected in/tested on Friday. Children should also be reading at home every evening and please show your support by signing the reading record book 3 times a week.
P.E. will be on a Monday (Gymnastics) and a Thursday (Rugby).
Mr Hawkings and Mrs Walker
Online times tables games to help support children at home: