Sunday, 18 October 2015

World Week


And what a week it has been! In History, the children researched the impact of the Magna Carta on other countries. We went on to discuss the need for justice around the world in RE. In Maths, we enjoyed a week of inspirational problem-solving lessons. Of course, the class loved the ‘Four Fours’ challenge because the children could experiment with brackets! In English, we wrote letters addressed to various people around the world, applying for our dream jobs.

I look forward to seeing you all at Parents’ Evening next week. 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Update

Last week, we continued to look at stories with flashbacks and thought about how we would film sections of stories, thinking specifically about the positioning of the camera, lighting and sound. In Maths, we learnt about the order of operations. What would your answer be to the following:-
3 + 2 × 4 = ?
11 or 20?

One of the highlights of the week was our music lesson: the children worked exceptionally well together in groups, creating rhythm using cups.

It is WORLD WEEK this week. Not only will we be competing online in Maths, English and Science games on an international scale (‘The World Education Games’), we will also be taking part in planned activities, e.g. letter writing in English as a form of communication. Letters versus emails - let the debate begin!

See you tomorrow!


Sunday, 4 October 2015

6O Autumn 2015!

Hello and welcome to the blog! We’ve been extremely busy since the beginning of this half term. Congratulations to the children for leading the ‘Jeans for Genes’ assembly a couple of weeks ago – the dancing was superb!
Last week featured the following: the magical ‘golden string’ was back in our first Tring Dance session; we wrote noun phrase poems based on ‘The Parable of the Prodigal Son’; the children began to explore their own ideas for app creations; we tackled simple algebraic problems in Maths.

Next week we will continue to analyse the techniques used in stories with flashbacks. The children will be writing their own flashback based on a film clip during Friday’s ‘Wild Wonderful Writing.’ (aka ‘WWW.’) session. We will continue to explore algebra in Maths. The children have been asked to research a monarch of their choice for homework – I am very much looking forward to learning more about the history of the monarchy!