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Week 2

It has been another great week in 5/6B and it feels like the children have settled in well to the new (old) routine. It has been really good to see how well the children get on as a class and how well they have coped with the expectations that I have set them. The children have really impressed me with their hard work and eagerness to please. 


In English and shared reading we have been looking at a series of books called 'Little People - Big Dreams'. This excellent series looks at the lives of many famous people such as: Muhammed Ali, Stephen Hawking, Frida Khalo, David Attenborough and many more. The children spent time looking at some of the different people and then considering the features of a biography. The children then focussed on one particular person and undertook some research on them looking at specific parts of their lives. The children then produced a section of a biography using all that they had learnt. In maths we have been continuing our work on place value and have also been extending our learning by looking at rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We have also been looking at some more complex reasoning problems as well as trying our hand at some codebreaking. In geography we had our first lesson on our topic of Trade & Economics. The children looked at what it means to import and export goods and then played a trade game. Through playing the game the children got an idea of first, second and third world countries and the advantages and disadvantages they may have. In RE we looked at the story of creation and the children produced some lovely artwork which involved their interpretation of the creation story. In art the children were taught by Mrs Williams and looked at the work of Freidensreich Hundertwasser. The children looked at some different examples of his artwork before producing some of their own. Finally, in science the children have looked at light, how it travels, artificial and natural light and how shadows are formed. 


Thank you to all year 6 parents who have sent back the forms for the upcoming trip to North Wales. I have sent all the relevant information off to the centre who are eagerly anticipating our visit. This week's song choice is by a band 30 Seconds to Mars who are fronted by the sickeningly talented Jared Leto. An uplifting song, bound to spur on the children on the final morning of the week. 




Mr H

Thirty Seconds To Mars - Kings and Queens