18th December 2017

Wow! What an exciting week we have had! The children finished off their Christmas Enterprise projects and had great fun setting up and selling their products on Wednesday. This was followed on Thursday by our Survival Day, where the children learnt valuable skills that would ensure that they could survive if they were ever shipwrecked!

Christmas Enterprise

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The welcoming committee persuaded people to come in and buy our products.

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The sales team were overjoyed to sell their last product!

Survival Day
The children began their day by building their teamwork skills. They had to figure out how to keep everyone on an ever-shrinking raft; how to build a shelter; how to negotiate a mine-field and how to collect water. They had to work hard to include everyone and keep all team members safe. In the afternoon, they learnt how to build and maintain a fire. They discovered how to use a flint and steel to create fire. They then made dampers using a stick, foil and dough. After all of that, they got to enjoy eating their bread and marshmallows.

In maths this week the children have been learning how to multiply fractions by whole number and fraction. They have discovered that it’s not as difficult as they thought it would be. They have also calculated how much it would cost to employ someone to make our product for us and how much profit we should make.

In English this week we have identified the features of explanation texts and have checked our cold write to see how many of those features we have included in our own writing.

We did not get above 98% for attendance this week. Hopefully, everyone will have time to recover from illness over the holidays and we can start the new year with the whole class being fit and healthy.

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We gained 6 handshakes this week and Macaulay was in the Hall of Fame for his wonderful homework.

9th December 2017

Maths
In maths this week we were carrying on with our topic of fractions; finding out what the difference is between a mixed number and an improper fraction and how to convert between them.

English
In English we have been writing an explanation of how the Snoozatron (an invention by Wallace and Gromit) works. We have also summarised the information in an explanation text by reducing it to six key words and then explaining it to each other.

Christmas Enterprise
For our Christmas Enterprise we are designing and making coasters, fridge magnets and key-rings. We spent a few lessons decorating two things each. 
They will be selling on Wednesday 13th December from 2:30 to 3:30 and they will all be selling for £1.50.

Here is a sneak preview.

Achievements
The first people to get pen licences in our class are Macaulay, Olivia and Naveena and they will be getting awarded their cards soon. Our handshakes this week were a total of 9, but it was not enough for us to keep the trophy. Attendance this week was 94.6% 

By Hope and Macaulay

3rd December 2017

English
In English this week we were writing our adventure stories based on Home Sweet Home. We watched a music video called Coffee and TV, which helped to inspire us in our own adventure stories. We picked an inanimate object to personify to send on an adventure. We were using dialogue, powerful adjectives, verbs and adverbs. Here are some examples:

Maths
This week in maths we have been learning about fractions. We have used finding the lowest common multiple to find equivalent fractions so that we can compare fractions. We have also been ordering fractions on a number line. We love getting to write on the tables!

Topic
With our topic being survival we have watched videos about fossils and we have been drawing pictures of ammonite and other fossils.

P.E
In P.E we were doing gymnastics and we were learning about balances and holding them.
Attendance this week was 93.7% and we got 41 handshakes
Superstars this week were Macaulay, Olivia and Naveena all for working so hard on their handwriting. Hopefully we will see some pen licences in this class next week.

Blog by Hope and Macaulay.

27th November 2017

In English, the children have been learning about how to write an action scene by varying the length of their sentences in order to create tension. They have also written character descriptions focusing on the appearance and using ‘Show, Don’t Tell’ techniques. Finally, we looked at how to use dialogue to move a story forward and the children really worked hard at achieving this.

In maths, we have moved onto our new topic of fractions and have completed the cold task for this. We have also started to learn how to find equivalent fractions and how to simplify them. We found that using a fraction wall can really help us to understand.

In topic, we have learnt about how fossils can help us to understand what life was like in the past.