Friday 14th May |
Well done to Abbie, Florrie, Alexis, Jacob and Sehaj who have spent their time writing the blog this week.
In English this week, we worked on a news report in a group. We all wrote our lines and rehearsed. We read our lines out loud then went to either the library or the hall to record our news reports! Then we also printed out our QR codes to stick in our books. We also printed out our Highwayman news reports and stuck them in our books. We all really enjoyed English this week as it was different for us because we don’t normally do actual news reports! The News Report was based on the Highwayman’s death and news reporters reporting the death and talking to witnesses about his death.
This week in Maths, we all worked on circles and pie charts. We all worked in our White Rose Maths booklets. We all drew our own pie charts and we recorded data on them. We all learnt the parts of the circle e.g. the circumference. Today, we worked on the mean in maths. We also learnt how to work out the mean. The formula is, you add up the amount of numbers there are then you divide them by the amount of numbers e.g. 56 divided by 4.Once you get used to the formula the questions will be really easy to work out. Everyone found it a bit hard at first but we all got used to it. We also did challenges about pie charts which was fun. We really enjoyed maths this week because we learnt more about pie charts, circles and the mean! We all do our maths in our White Rose Maths booklets and we have almost finished them!
In science this week we have been working on our slide presentation that we started last week about Isaac Newton’s light theory. We mostly managed to have them all done by the end of the school day. We learnt about Isaac’s theories on rainbows and telescopes and how they work. We also learnt facts about his life and what he did in it. We did that in the hour we had to complete the slides before dojo time. Science is always so fun when we get to do it (experiments are our favourite part about science).
This week in PPA, we all did coding and RE in class with Mrs Dupreez as a lot of staff were taking the day off to celebrate Eid. First we did RE. As there were different groups who were all meant to be doing different things , half of the class learnt about Christianity and the other half learnt about Sikhism. We all worked on google classroom to answer some questions about the task. After afternoon break, we all went on to work on our adventure games that we were creating on trinket.com. Then, at the end of the lesson, we all sat down at our chairs and played our classmates’ games!
In Guided reading we have finished The Highwayman and started a new poem called The Listeners. So far we have underlined the words we don’t understand and talked about them in class. We had discussed our ideas about the words we didn’t understand and then we were told what they actually meant. It is a very interesting poem and most of us enjoyed it so I think we are all excited to work on this poem more next week! We are also reading a new book called Holes. We are enjoying the start of the book so far!
In PSHE this week we talked about mental health some more. We did posters about what we can do to help people with mental health issues. We also talked about what we do to express ourselves if we have some of these uncomfortable feelings. Some people said dancing and others said different things like yoga. All of us also looked at websites we can go to for help. One was called Kooth and on it you can talk to professionals if you wanted some support. We all talked about other websites or people we can call and a few of us said Childline or the NSPCC. Once afternoon play was over we tried to finish our posters. Some of us didn’t get it finished though and will complete them next week! At the end we talked some more about our ideas and how we can improve mental health.
In history this week we wrote letters to our families from the perspective of a person living in the industrial revolution. We all did two each, one being the positives of the city after only being there for two days and the other negatives from being there for 2 months. There were different people in different situations or wanting a certain job to choose from. Overall it was very fun to do and we all found it very fun!
For homework we are doing:
- Pages 86 and 87 in our math SATS book
- 7 Mathletics tasks (2 weeks to complete)
- 10 games on spelling shed.
- Pages 38 and 39 in English SATS book.
Over all we all have had a fantastic week in class and enjoyed everything that we have done. Have a great weekend!