Year 3 have been detectives this week. We have been trying to figure out if the young Pharaoh Tutankhamen died of natural causes or was he killed. We have also been revising nouns and adjectives. In Science we have begun to learn about rocks. Guess what we made? Clues… you will find them in Cairo and they are enormous and from Ancient Egypt. We are learning about how they are formed and we have used adjectives to describe and sort them. We have continued to revise numbers that add to 20, 50 and 100 and we have been challenged by our weekly Maths word problem. The children all were very excited to paint with Miss Sonja. Ask them what they did? Ellie said that she loved ping pong in P.E. and everyone agreed.
During English lessons, we familiarised ourselves with the hundred high frequency words in English, and practised our dictionary skills, including how to arrange words in alphabetical order. In Maths, we discovered that we use the Hindu-Arabic number system, very different from the one used by the Romans: I is 1, V is 5, X is 10, L is 50, C for 100, D for 500, M for 1000. Fascinating! In Topic lessons, we read that the father of the two brothers who founded Rome – Romulus and Remus – was the Roman god of war, Mars! In Art, we used mosaics to explore a technique used by the Ancient Romans to create beautiful artworks. We continued our enquiry into static electricity in Science, and discovered that positive and negative charges attract. This phenomenon can be used to make games for children. What fun! We thoroughly enjoyed learning to recognise and say a few basic colours and the numbers one to ten, using French Games online! Phew! What a busy week!
YEAR 5 and YEAR 6
Years 5 and 6 have enjoyed another busy and productive week. In English, we have been working on improving our writing by adding more description using expanded noun phrases. We have also read some interesting texts, learning a lot of interesting new vocabulary along the way. In Maths, we have been focusing on securing written and mental methods of addition and subtraction, before using our skills to tackle word problems. As part of studying Geography, we have completed a country study, learning about China. We learned about the population, physical geography and economy of the country. In Science, we tackled two very interesting mysteries and worked as a class to find out how much fresh water there is in the world compared to salt water. In ICT we continued to practice coding using code.org and in French we learned about something very important; classroom instructions! All in all, a very busy week!