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Week 3

It has been a busy week for 5/6B as we have really started to get into the term! In English we have begun our new book The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman. The children enjoyed listening to the book and making predictions about what they think would happen and if the book could be categorised as a fairy tale. The week ended with a class debate where the children shared their ideas about the story. In maths we have been looking at decimal numbers and have been ordering, comparing and adding and subtracting decimals. There has been some great work and it is good to see so many of the children starting to develop their using and applying skills. In shared reading we have been looking at examples of character description using the always popular author, Roald Dahl. We looked at some of his more disgusting and vile characters like the Twits whilst also examining his nicer creations like Miss Honey from Matilda. The children then made up their own characters and write descriptions about them, with some hilarious results! In history we continued our study of the Iron Age and this week looked at hill forts and round houses. The children drew cut out models of a round house and sketch maps of a hill fort and also wrote down some information about hill forts. In science the children looked at constructing their own circuit using what they had learnt in previous lessons and then drawing their own circuit diagram with appropriate symbols. In DT we started to conduct market research for our project which will see the children design their own item. In PE after the children's amazing hakas and salsa dances we moved onto to Irish dancing. A special mention to Lillie and Isla who helped out with the lesson. The children were inspired by Lord of the Dance and Riverdance and their routines were incredible! Finally in RE the children studied the Christian views of incarnation. 
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