1st October 2018

Maths: This week we have been focussing on rounding. We have proven that we are quite competent at rounding numbers to 10 and 100 and have steadily improved our skills in rounding to 1000. The troubles occurred when we were given a number (e.g. 3256) that we had to round to 1000, 100 and 10 but with perseverance we have overcome these difficulties.

English: We have continued to work on our stories of Jack and the Beanstalk and preparing to write our own. First of all, we worked on including speech within inverted commas. Having demonstrated great skills, we then looked at how to write speech based around a drama that we had created. This proved to be a bit trickier as we had to remember the inverted commas, the punctuation, the reported speech phrase as well as a new line for each new piece of speech and is something we will continue working on.

This week we also enjoyed a session with the Road Safety team who played a game with us and asked us questions about different road signs and other things to do with travelling. It was a very close run game and team one won by two moves on the board. It was also European Day of Languages where we had lots of fun finding out how to say flute and drum in various languages including Romanian and Polish because we were fascinated by the languages our classmates speak at home.

Don’t forget to take a look at our video from Friday’s RE Day when we were learning about Ganesha and the celbrations that Hindus have to celebrate his birthday which was on Friday or the one of one of our “Extraordinary me” activity sessions where we are counting in tens using Roman numerals.

Our Star of the Week this week was Alfie for the persistence and resilience he showed to overcome the initial difficulties with rounding and to ensure that he was able to confidently round up to 3-digit numbers to the nearest 10 or to the nearest 100.