27th November 2017

Maths
We have had a most fantastic week working on measures, focusing on length including finding perimeters.  At the beginning of the week, we were really unsure of converting measures between km and m but by the end of the week we had all cracked this and were able to confidently convert from one to another and back again, including using decimals for half kilometres.  We have worked hard to understand perimeters and our hot tasks have certainly shown that our understanding has increased exponentially.  Fabulous work everyone!

English:
We have continued to work on our retelling of our persuasive leaflet about Yorkshire Wildlife Park which is helping us to understand the structures of persuasive leaflets before we begin to write our own – watch this space next week!  We have also worked really hard to understand the different types of sentences that we will need to include – simple, compound and complex.

After a lot of hard work, we finished the week with a visit from Stanley the sentence wizard (AKA Mr Haslam) and his grammar gorilla (AKA Mrs Goulder).  The gorilla had scattered sentences all around the phase 3/4 classrooms and library and Stanley needed our help to sort them.  In pairs we had to go around collecting different sentences and identifying them before recording them on our record sheets.  All the teachers were really impressed with the quality of our conversations and the way we applied our knowledge to uncovering the different types of sentences.

Our Star of the Week this week is Ruby for the fantastic way she has applied her understanding of sentence types in class discussions.  She was able to lead much of the partner talk in a positive way, demonstrating her clear understanding of verbs and identifying correctly the coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) and therefore the subordinating ones (I SAW A WABUB).  Well done Ruby.

We received a disappointing 4 handshakes this week.