Week 2 (15/1/18)

In our topic sessions this week we have been learning about the kinds of work done by poor children in Victorian times.  We discovered that children as young as 5 years old were sent to work in factories, mines and up chimneys.  In our writing we practised writing persuasively, imagining…

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Week 2 (15/1/18)

Class 4 have had another busy week. In English and guided reading we have continued to read ‘How to Live Forvever’ by Colin Thompson. We have been looking carefully at the illustrations and thinking about the characters. We have also been writing newspaper reports about the missing book. Class 4…

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Week 2 (15/1/18)

Maths We have been exploring fractions this week. Equivalent fractions means it’s the same amount of shape but the shape has been divided up into a different number of pieces. We have been learning to add and subtract fractions, which have answers with mixed numbers. Mixed numbers means = a…

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Week 1 (8/1/18)

English This week, we have begun to look at reading skills in detail. We started off looking at an assessment, taking time to mark through it together and identifying various elements contained within. The main focus over the next couple of weeks will be to establish different categories of questions…

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Week 1 (8/1/18)

Maths In maths we have been learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. We have been spilt into two separate groups, due to our different knowledge of fractions. We have been trying to work out which fractions are equivalent to other fractions by using different methods. One of which was dividing…

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Week 1 (8/1/18)

English We’ve been learning about compound sentences. A compound sentence must include 2 independent/main clauses and 1 co-ordinating conjunction. An independent/main clause must contain a subject and a verb. Co-ordinating conjunctions are also known as FANBOYS, these are, for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. Maths In Maths we’ve been…

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Week 1 (8/1/18)

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a relaxing Christmas break with your families. Thank you so much for all the Christmas cards, chocolates and the vouchers you gave us – it was so generous of you all. This week we started our Victorians topic by discussing what we…

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Week 1 (8/1/18)

Welcome back! We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break. We have got straight on with our learning this week. In English and guided reading we are looking at ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. We have only read the first few pages but we have been…

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Week 6 & 7 (11/12/17)

Maths We are doing well with the timed times tables tests in the morning – it really helps if we know our tables. We get 5 minutes to practice before we have to do it against the clock.  In maths this week we have been designing our own theme park.…

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Week 7 (11/12/17)

English It has been a lot of work but I think that the planning is becoming much more effective. Certainly the children seem to be reporting that once they are able to talk through the plan in detail, their composition feels easier and more flowing. The more we work this…

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