We have demonstrated fantastic skills this week in our maths as we have begun our addition work. Mrs Hilton asked us to sort out a series of questions and to identify the hardest and the easiest before then explaining to our partner what made them easy or hard. This was the trickiest bit as some of us felt they were all easy and then we had to explain why some were more easy (or quickly) solved. We also had lots of fun playing dice games against partners: the first involved adding/subtracting 10, 100 or 1000 to your starting number depending on the number thrown and for the second we had to create two 4-digit numbers based on where we decided to place the numbers we threw. The aim of this game was to create the highest (or lowest) solution when the two numbers were added together.
We have continued to explore the novel Rose Blanche and have now selected an image to inspire our writing. Having focused on our targets, we have begun to collect phrases that we can use in our writing to create a superb setting description. We are focusing on using fronted adverbials, interesting words and descriptive phrases. Our next job will be to expand on the phrases we have created to make them even more interesting and descriptive before putting them together into a description of a setting at the end of next week.
Our Star of the Week this week is Callume for the enthusiasm that he brings to every lesson and the superb understanding he has shown this week when completing his question quadrant in maths. Well done Callume and keep up the hard work.
We received 9 handshakes this week.