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Weekly Update

Week Beginning 12th October 2020

 

Goodness me! I can't believe that we only have one more week left until half term! Our Marvellous Mix are continuing to work extremely hard and are certainly living up to our school motto of 'Care to learn, learn to care'! 

 

We have been applying our times tables skills in order to answer long multiplication problems. (Remember, your times tables knowledge is crucial to so many areas of numeracy so be sure to practice as much as you can - TTRockstars is great for this!)

 

We are really getting our teeth into 'powerful speeches' in our literacy learning. Linking in with our WWII topic work and Black History month, we've explored some motivational speeches in preparation for writing our own...watch this space!!

 

Science has been electrifying! The children have been getting practical with the equipment this week; creating and testing a variety of components in circuits. One week investigating electricity just isn't enough! Our inquisitive children are thirsty to learn more and more...questioning ideas all the time! Our children really are the future!

 

(Here is a link to something we began exploring today. The children were extremely passionate about the discussions we were having so I thought they might like to have another look in their own time!)

Week Beginning 5th October 2020

 

The Marvellous Mix have had another fantastic week! They have written up their Blitz descriptions and it has been a pleasure reading through them all!! 

 

They have worked hard on their prime numbers, factors of different numbers and have applied their addition and subtraction skills. 

 

This week they have also been 'geographers', thinking about cities and counties of the United Kingdom. They have put their map work skills to the test, to locate a variety of cities and counties as well as considering the pro's and con's to living in rural and urban areas of Britain; which they've all found really interesting!

 

They also discussed  #HelloYellow - supporting young people's mental health on World Mental Health Day.

 

Once again, an amazing week!

Week Beginning 28th September 2020

 

I am so proud of every child in the Marvellous Mix. What an amazing week! The History knowledge that you have shown me especially about Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler has really impressed me. You were able to compare their leadership styles and consider which had the most effective style. 

In Literacy you have started to generate the appropriate vocabulary to describe The Blitz. Reading your descriptions has shown me the knowledge that you have also acquired. Well done. 

In Numeracy we continued with our negative numbers and then looked at multiples before ending the week with learning what prime numbers are. 

Week beginning 21st September

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Week Beginning 14th September

 

The children have had another amazing week! Well done all of you!

 

They have continued with their place value journey in Numeracy and have written the first part of the story, The Machine Gunners as the main character Chas. They have also reflected on themselves and their choices in PSHE. They have worked extremely hard and I am proud of all of you. 

 

 

Week Beginning 7th September

 

The children have officially completed their first full week in Year 5 and Year 6! What a super week it has been and I'm extremely proud of each and every one of our 'Marvellous Mix'.

 

This week we have started to explore our exciting literacy text, 'The Machine Gunners'' by Robert Westall, that links with our curriculum topic of World War II. (The children already seem so engaged with this topic!) We have also been reminding ourselves about the importance of place value in numeracy, to deepen the children's understanding. In art, we have enjoyed experimenting with line techniques, where we have practiced single and cross hatching whilst considering the emotions in a piece of art.

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