6th December – Y4-6 Disco
13th December – Term Ends – 12pm Finish
13th December – Deadline for the secondary school deposit
The disco will take place on Friday 6th December. Students can come to school in their party clothes,but should dress appropriately if they have any PE/FMS lessons. Students attending the disco will need to bring a reusable beaker/cup/bottle and empty snack box for a drink and snack.
Past Civilisations can be used to make connections to present day societies
Lines of Inquiry
Characteristic of past civilisations and societies
Reliability and relevance of evidence
Connections between past discoveries and modern day advances.
Over the last couple of weeks the students have continued to explore the geography, religion, achievements, political systems, entertainment, economy and social structure (GRAPES) of different ancient civilisations. Students have developed their note taking skills by exploring different ways to take notes, whilst being encouraged to adopt the approach that works best for them.
Students have also been exploring the history of dance by looking carefully at how dance steps have evolved over time, and how particular styles have come about.
In maths we have continued to develop our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages. Time has been spent reminding students of how to add and subtract fractions and we have explored ratio and proportion. I have been delighted to see a number of the students transferring their understanding of fractions.
In strand maths we have explored the difference between volume and capacity and how to calculate the volume and surface area of different shapes.
We have been working on writing our own TED talk, focusing on what makes a powerful and engaging talk. We have explored some of the techniques used when delivering a speech and talked about the structure that paragraphs should take. We have spent time crafting purposeful and engaging sentences to complete these. Together we worked on writing a class talk and students then had the chance to write their own.
Please continue with Mathletics / Prodigy at home.
Students should have brought home their reading journals this week and they should be reading on a daily basis: on Fridays we update our Reading Diaries with a quality recount entry. Please can we ask parents to sign next to the comment. Students should be reading every day.
Each week we would like students to do the following:
- Choose at least 2 spelling activities and have a grown-up initial next to the activity completed.
- Write their spelling words out 3 times in columns. Look, cover, write and check.
- Complete 2 spelling tests at home.