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Week 3

We have reached the half way stage of the half term and time seems to be flying! The children have as always been working hard and have still been talking about the trip to the Tower of London! There were lots of things happening this week, notably the year 6 sports hall athletics competition and also St Patrick's Day. Never a dull moment!

 

In English, inspired by the trip, the children wrote some descriptive passages about the metal dragon that was on display. It was great to see a range of descriptive features, particularly the children's vocabulary choices. The children also had the opportunity to practise their spellings, it is worth noting how important it is for children to practise their spellings at home. Continuing with the theme of description in shared reading the children looked at a descriptive piece of writing called, The Wildflower. The children had the chance to visualise what they heard and then pick out key descriptive features. In maths we turned our focus back to fractions. We started off by reminding ourselves what fractions are before then finding fractions of quantities and amounts and also looking at equivalent fractions. In geography the children looked at maps of Stratford from the Tudor times compare to modern maps of Stratford-upon-Avon. The children looked at what had stayed the same and what was different, particularly focussing on physical and human features. In DT we looked at food packaging and focussed on what the healthy and unhealthy choices may be. This will lead to the children having the opportunity to make healthy snacks. In RE we looked at different passages from the bible which focus on how God is described. We also discussed the children's own ideas about how God makes them feel. Finally in dance the children continued to learn more about street dance and also looked at some examples of famous street dancers. 

 

Thursday was St Patrick's Day and as part of celebrating this the children got to look at Celtic knots and understand their significance. The children then drew their own (see pictures below). 

 

This weeks song choice (which due to staffing the children did not get to hear on Wednesday) is by Jimmy Eat World and is called Always Be. A catchy and uplifting song released way back in 2009. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Th 5/6B Team

Jimmy Eat World - Always Be

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