In maths this week we’ve been learning about telling the time. We recapped o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past before moving onto 5 minutes past the hour. We were very confident with this so today we learnt about telling the time to 5 minutes to the hour. This was more challenging. We made good use of our maths working wall to help us play a telling the time game on the laptops.
We continued with our gardening and we even found the enormous worm that Mrs Johanson found a couple of weeks ago.
This morning Mrs Wren launched Book Week and the theme is inspirational figures. We are learning about the inspiring, first female pilot, Amelia Earhart. In reading Mr Jackson read us a story that we had to sequence in the correct order.
In the afternoon we enjoyed sharing our favourite books from home with Year 6.
Later on we started a scientific investigation. We are trying to investigate the best way to keep a paper helicopter in the air for longer. We had to work in teams and share out different jobs while making sure that our paper was dropped from the same height. We’re going to continue with this tomorrow.
This week we’ve started learning about fractions and today we were find half of an amount. Some of us used smarties to help us share the whole into two equal groups.
We’ve been working extremely hard on our traditional tales and we’re practicing our retelling of The Three Little Pigs to perform in school meeting on Friday. We think you’ll love it.
This week in music we started to compose small pieces of music to match a scene from the Nutcracker. First we listened to some of the music and pretended to be asleep like Clara, we had to listen carefully for the change in the music and wake up in time with it. After, we used some percussion instruments to create our own pieces that suited the scene of someone sleeping peacefully and waking up slowly.
In P.E. we braved the cold and went outside to play some team games. We especially liked the bean and cones games.
Yesterday in maths we learnt about arrays. These can be used to help us represent and calculate multiplication sentences.
In grammar we learnt about adverbs and these words give more information about the verb. They usually (but not always) end in the ly suffix.
This week in spellings we are learning about apostrophe for contraction. We need to remember that the apostrophe replaces the missing letter(s).
Followung our scrapstore visit last week, one of us has been particularly inspired and has created a model of Bristol. Gilbert’s creation includes the Clifton Suspension Bridge, The Law Offices and the Bristol Bank. Isn’t it fantastic?
This morning we did gymnastics and enjoyed using different apparatus to move forwards and backwards.
In R.E. we were thinking about Superheros and how they save the world. We imagined we were a Superhero and had to think about what we would need to save the planet. This will lead onto to thinking about how Jesus helped the world and what he needed to do that.