In maths, we have been using our known facts to derive other facts. We have made links with multiplication and division and shown how we can solve trickier multiplications, mentally, by using the facts we already know!
This week, we combined Geography and English. We looked at deforestation in the Rainforests, linking it with our Brazil topic. We then planned and wrote a balanced argument, outlining the pros and cons of deforestation. I was so impressed with the quality of writing produced and geography content within!
In Science, we have been drawing classification keys, to sort animals. We did one together as a class then had the chance to make our own in our books. To test whether they were accurate, we tried them out on our friends by getting them to pick an animal and then answer all the questions, and see if we ended on the animal they were thinking of.
In Art, we have added colour to our Romero Britto inspired pieces of art, using oil pastels. We have combined Pop Art with Cubism, just like Britto, to create our masterpieces. Here are us hard at work, and there are also some completed pieces to see….
Today was also Sports’ Day, and I was so proud of every single child in the class. They competed against each other so well, and worked so well as a team. Everyone was cheering each other on and I gave out so many stickers, I lost count. A big congratulations to LAYTON house, who were the winning team in kS2.
This week’s Golden Award went to Charlie for being a fantastic role model. He is also setting the right example and making good choices!
This week’s Writing Award went to Vinny for his for his detailed, well-written balanced argument. He produced a piece of writing that hit both his writing and geography targets!
I cannot believe there are only 2 weeks left of term…they do say time flies when you are having fun, and what a great year it has been. I will cherish these next couple of weeks together, before they take the next steps of their learning journey into year 5…I can see that they are certainly ready for year 5 now!
Enjoy your weekend!