19th June 2017

Maths: We began our new topic this week and started to visualise the volume of various rectangular prisms. We have had the opportunity to build some shapes in order to count the blocks. We are aware that we must visualise the following things: layers, columns and slices within the shape. 

English: We concentrated on improving our SPAG knowledge within our writing, concentrating on the development of relative clauses within a sentence. In order to help us we played a few games and finally incorporated the appropriate relative pronoun within a sentence.

Topic: Continuing our work on Ancient Egypt we looked at the structure of society. Our task was to order pictures on a pyramid, based on their social status.

This week we received 5 handshakes and our attendance was 95.9%
 

12th June 2017

Partake, Ancient Egyptian Day:
This week we had the opportunity to take part in an Ancient Egyptian Day with the Partake Theatre company.  This involved lots of hands on activities, meaning we learnt lots of interesting new facts.  Firstly, we had the opportunity to explore different spices the Ancient Egyptians used when cooking, making perfume and during mummification. The cinnamon was a popular scent as it reminded us of Christmas.  After break we had the chance to look at lots of different Egyptian artefacts  including a scarab beetle charm and Horus's backbone. One lucky class member then had the opportunity to dress up as an Egyptian Priestess. She wore make-up, a headdress and a black wig. She made an excellent Priestess!  After lunch we all dressed as Priests and Priestesses and re-enacted a death ceremony of Prince Seti. It was a super day that will live long in our memories.

Our attendance was 98.2%, well done guys this is another attendance voucher to add to the collection. We received only 2 handshakes this week so lets make a conscious effort to improve next week.

29th May 2017

English:
Before we write our reports on Howard Carter’s excavations, Mr Rice gave us the task of writing a report about the fire service visit. This was a ‘cold write’, meaning no help was given. These tasks sound daunting, but are great for Mr Rice to assess what help we need next time. We were able to plan our work on laptops, which for some of us, helps us to focus even more. 

English:
Before we write our reports on Howard Carter’s excavations, Mr Rice gave us the task of writing a report about the fire service visit. This was a ‘cold write’, meaning no help was given. These tasks sound daunting, but are great for Mr Rice to assess what help we need next time. We were able to plan our work on laptops, which for some of us, helps us to focus even more. 

PTA Crazy Hair Day: 
Many children arrived to school with weird and wonderful hair styles of their choice. Thanks to everyone involved in supporting this event.

Our attendance was 87.3%, We received 13 handshakes this week, though this was not enough for us to take the trophy.

22nd May 2017

Assessment week:
We completed tests this week in Maths, SPAG and Reading Comprehension. This will help Mr Rice target our next areas of learning. Next week, we will  discuss our feedback and possible misconceptions.

Literacy:
Next week in writing workshop our aim is to write a newspaper report , outlining Howard Carter's excavations in Egypt.  To get us into the role of a newspaper reporter, we role-played interviewing Howard Carter. This was very entertaining and not only developed our acting skills, but also our key questioning skills.      

Our attendance was 98.9%, we were awarded another good attendance voucher. Our handshakes total was 9.