Week 6 (11/02/19)

In English this week we have been writing alternative endings to ‘How to Live Forever’. We have thought about what would happen if Peter had decided to open the book and based our story endings around this. Throughout this writing, lots of us have been continuing to work on the use of fronted adverbials and we have been developing our understanding of speech punctuation.

This week in maths we have been learning about factor pairs of numbers. We started off using counters to create arrays of numbers e.g. 15 can be made with 5 x 3, 3 x 5, 1 x 15, 15 x1. We then looked at how we can work systematically to ensure that all factor pairs of a number have been found. Later in the week we explored how factor pairs can be presented as ‘factor pair rainbows’ – ask us to show you what this is!

On Wednesday afternoon we had great fun with Years 5 and 6 completing an egg drop challenge. In groups, we had to decide on how to protect an egg so that when it was dropped it did not break. Thank you to everyone who provided ‘junk’ this week! This is the beginning of an engineering project that we will be working on next term.

In geography this week we have been working in our groups to create a short presentation around whether Chan’gou would or wouldn’t be a good place to live. We tried to think like geographers when considering our arguments and we looked carefully at life in the area. At the end of the week we presented our work to the rest of the class. After half term in geography, we will be looking at the river system and will then return to China to study the Yangtze River.

There are two optional half term homework tasks based around the River Thames and our engineering project. Please see separate information.

Please remember to keep reading regularly, children are expected to hand in their reading records to be checked on a Monday morning.

We hope that you all have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you in Term 4!

In English this week we have been writing alternative endings to ‘How to Live Forever’. We have thought about what would happen if Peter had decided to open the book and based our story endings around this. Throughout this writing, lots of us have been continuing to work on the use of fronted adverbials and we have been developing our understanding of speech punctuation.

This week in maths we have been learning about factor pairs of numbers. We started off using counters to create arrays of numbers e.g. 15 can be made with 5 x 3, 3 x 5, 1 x 15, 15 x1. We then looked at how we can work systematically to ensure that all factor pairs of a number have been found. Later in the week we explored how factor pairs can be presented as ‘factor pair rainbows’ – ask us to show you what this is!

On Wednesday afternoon we had great fun with Years 5 and 6 completing an egg drop challenge. In groups, we had to decide on how to protect an egg so that when it was dropped it did not break. Thank you to everyone who provided ‘junk’ this week! This is the beginning of an engineering project that we will be working on next term.

In geography this week we have been working in our groups to create a short presentation around whether Chan’gou would or wouldn’t be a good place to live. We tried to think like geographers when considering our arguments and we looked carefully at life in the area. At the end of the week we presented our work to the rest of the class. After half term in geography, we will be looking at the river system and will then return to China to study the Yangtze River.

There is an optional half term homework based around the River Thames. Please see separate information.

Please remember to keep reading regularly, children are expected to hand in their reading records to be checked on a Monday morning.

We hope that you all have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you in Term 4!

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