Friday 29th June 2018

In Maths this week, we’ve revisited our Fractions unit for consolidation. In particular, the children have been looking at finding equivalent fractions, fractions of amounts, dividing numbers by 10 and 100, rounding decimals to one decimal place and comparing decimals. Next week, we’ll been revising our Measurement unit (money, converting between units of measure, time and perimeter/area).

 

In English, the children presented to Mr Cunningham their counter-argument against shortening break times. Mr Cunningham praised the children on their effort, clear speech and points made. Well done! Following their presentation, the children have begun writing their own letters to Mr Cunningham to further emphasise their points in written form.

 

In RE, this week we have continued our unit on Sacraments by comparing the stories of David/Samuel, Moses and Priest/Nuns/Monks.

Spellings over the next two weeks are based on testing the children on the Year 3/4 words (or for some as a challenge, the Year 5/6 words):

Green

February

eight

disappear

possession

surprise

 

Yellow

occasionally

separate

peculiar

business

reign

 

Red

nuisance

amateur

conscience

accommodate

guarantee

 

The children know what group they should practise.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the St Peter’s Fest this evening.

Have a lovely weekend.

Team 4

Friday 22nd June 2018

Following on from recapping the bus stop method of division last week in Maths, we have been using this skill to find fractions of amounts of money, for example 3/8 of £256. To do this, the children needed to divide the total amount of money by the denominator (bottom number in the fraction) and multiply that amount by the numerator (top number).

 

This week in English we have decided, driven by the children’s wishes, to put together an argument in response to a letter written by our own Head Teacher, Mr Cunningham. The children, having learned about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, felt that Mr Cunningham’s proposals – about reducing the amount of time spent playing in the school day – disregarded some of their rights. We look forward to Mr Cunningham’s visit to our classrooms on Tuesday, when we can present our argument to him.

 

In RE, this week we have continued our unit on Sacraments by thinking about the ‘vocation’ of those within the Church. We learned about what ‘a day in the life’ of a nun, monk or priest is like.

Spellings are continuing from last week, the test will be on Friday:

Groups 1 and 2

replied

enemies

emptied

victorious

marrying

Groups 3 and 4

envied

pitiful

busily

delayed

supplier

Remember, these all have root words that end in -y. They could possibly change in some way when we add a suffix. Encourage you child to make conscious choices about what they should do to the word and why.

 

Enjoy the lovely, sunny weekend.

Team 4.

Friday 15th June 2018

In Maths this week, the children have been consolidating their understanding of division (using the bus stop method) and applying it in to a variety of different problems/investigations. For a great tuition video visit https://vimeo.com/146562264

 

This week in English we have been writing and publishing our non-chronological reports on Grendel, the monstrous beast from Beowulf. This will end our Beowulf topic. We will be moving on to learning about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child and using these as stimuli for our writing.

 

In RE, this week we have begun our unit on Sacraments by thinking about the word ‘vocation’. We have thought about our own callings in life and the jobs we would like do. We will be moving on to think about the jobs of those whose vocation is within the Church.

Today we had a wonderful trip to the Historic Dockyard to visit the Mary Rose Museum as part of our history learning, comparing Viking ships to more modern ships. The children enjoyed two workshops; Henry’s Heroes and Fighting Fit. We had the opportunity to dress up as Tudor sailors and interact with some of the artefacts. A huge thank you to all our parent helpers, without you, the trip wouldn’t have been possible!

Picture evidence:

 

Spellings are below:

Groups 1 and 2

replied

enemies

emptied

victorious

marrying

Groups 3 and 4

envied

pitiful

busily

delayed

supplier

These all have root words that end in -y. They change when we add a suffix.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Team 4.

Friday 8th June 2018

In Maths this week, the children have been consolidating their understanding of multiplication (using the grid method) and applying it in to a variety of different problems/investigations. Next week we’ll be looking at division (using the short division method).

 

English lessons have involved looking at the features of a non-chronological report and writing a variety of sentences with different conjunctions. Next week, the children will be beginning to write their non-chronological reports about Grendel – his habitat, diet, appearance and more…

 

In RE, this week we have researched different Saints and how they continued Jesus’ work. Next week we begin our unit on Sacraments by thinking about the word ‘vocation’.

STEM day today was a lovely experience for the children where they were able to design a Viking finger puppet and use some sewing skills. The hardest part of the day for the children was threading the needles and knotting the thread. Any practice on this would be beneficial at home.

 

Spellings are the same as last week’s, which you can find on the previous Blog.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Team 4