February 10th, 2023
What a half term it has been! It has been super busy and incredibly fun! We have explored ancient China, myths and multiples along with how sound is created. We have built guitars, written our own quest tales and learnt some Mandarin along the way!
Today we finished our Shang Dynasty projects and presented our learning to our peers, we created interactive posters and fact files to share!
Next half term we will begin our Geography unit of Mountains, Earthquakes and Volcanoes as well as our new science unit of Forces!
Use these links to explore either before or during our unit!
Mountain Facts | How Are Mountains Formed | DK Find Out
Volcano Facts | Volcanoes for Kids | DK Find Out
Earthquake Facts | Earthquakes for Kids | DK Find Out
What is a Force | Forces for Kids | DK Find Out
Some of the children have been working incredibly hard on their reading and TTRS home learning. It has made an incredible difference in their recall of tables and reading speed. Using TTRS at home a few times a week can really help the children learn those trickier tables. We have focused on 3, 4 and 8 this half term.
The children will continue to get spellings after half term, we check our learning on a Friday morning. This week the children have explored the ‘ch’ group of letters that makes the ‘sh’ sound, as in machine, chalet and chef.
Have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing you all soon!
Blog Update 3rd February
Did you know that a crying baby can reach the level of 120dB? This week in science we have explore amplitude and have been measuring how loud we can be as well as how loud other everyday objects are. Next week we will explore how scientists and designers create spaces and objects to enhance sound or to use it’s power. Recording studios, microphones and how stadiums are built to maximise the quality of sound.
In our writing lessons, we will use the settings we have designed this week to write our own quest tale. We will focus on dialogue and commas in lists. The settings the class have created are incredibly imaginative and beautifully detailed. We have floating mountains, deadly mists and glowing stars in pale green skies.
We will continue to explore multiplication of 2-digit numbers, we have been exploring this over the past week. It really does support the children to know their tables. Using TTRS will support them with quick recall of the facts for them to apply to their new learning.
Next week is Children’s Mental Health Week. We have PSHE each week in class but today we have been exploring what mental health is and how being connected to those around us is important for our mental health. This connection looks different for each person but it is important that we recognise our connections and support each other.
The children are enjoying our class novel, The Last Firefox by Lee Newbery. The adventure has only just begun but we can tell it will be one to remember!
This week’s spellings are:
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