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Week 4

We have had a great week of learning in 5/6A!

In shared reading we looked at several non-chronological reports where we picked out specific features and language choices. We also took the opportunity to learn more about the Earth's most southern continent.

 In English the children have planned and begun to write their first draft of their non-chronological report on Antarctica. The purpose of our report is to create a double page spread for a children’s fact book. As the intended audience is children, we have had to consider how we can make our writing exciting and engaging for children to read, whilst also presenting the facts.

In maths we have been looking at fractions. This has included converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions, adding and subtracting a range of fractions and finally adding and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions.

 In history the children were given different images of Mayan artefacts, statues and temples and asked to analyse what they were, what they may have been used for and how they came to be. It was really interesting to see the children puzzle over these images and also to discuss the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence.

 In science we have looked at air resistance and the work of Galileo Galilei. The children took a lot of convincing that Galileo’s finding that a heavier object will hit the floor at the same time as a lighter object if they are exactly the same size and shape. The children took part in an experiment where they dropped spinners with different sized wings to see the impact of air resistance.

In PE the children are continuing to develop their forehand and backhand shots. This week we began to play doubles games.  In athletics, we were forced to work in the hall due to the weather with the children particularly enjoying the high jump event!

In RE the children again have been studying the bible and this week they have been looking at forming links between ideas in the gospel and how Christians live their lives.

Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend,

Mrs Williams and Mrs Young

English - Antarctica Non-Chronological Report