Please make sure you read the letter about our upcoming school trip to the Crystal building on 25.11.16. I need 2 parent volunteers for the trip, so please email me if you are able to accompany. I will get the office to pick names out of a hat if I have too many volunteers!
This week we have been writing newspaper articles in our imagined apocalyptic future, focusing on style and tone appropriate to a newspaper article. The children have worked hard to imagine the flooded future, and have effectively demonstrated their understanding of writing for an audience.
Next week we will be finishing our articles off, and moving on to writing in role in the form of a diary entry.
Maths – This week we have had lots of fun unpicking dividing fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by fractions. The children’s reasoning skills have really improved, and I am seeing an increased ability to generate methods based on deeper understanding. Next week we will be looking at multiplication of fractions and decimal equivalents.
Science – This week the children experimented with different loads and measuring the force exerted on them using a newton meter. Some children were able to work out the ratio between mass and force, and calculated their own weight in newtons! Next week we will be looking at how other simple machines make work easier.
Topic – This week began to write up our findings in different formats for a shared library book. Next week this will continue, and we will be ensuring we are making our research findings engaging to the reader.
Spellings: ough is one of the trickiest spellings in English – it can be used to spell a number of different sounds.
REVISE: dge/ge spellings:
Number: 7 times tables – can you use these facts to calculate division facts quickly, the 70 times table, the 0.7 timestable etc. What patterns do you notice? Do you have any tips or tricks on how to remember what has been scientifically proven to be the hardest timetable to remember: 7 x 8 = 56
Grammar: passive and active sheet.
Active and Passive Sentences
A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence performs the action in the sentence.
e.g. The girl was washing the dog.
A sentence is written in passive voice when the subject of the sentence has an action done to it by someone or something else.
e.g. The dog was being washed by the girl.
In our newspaper articles we explored the effects of using the passive voice to remain anonymous and keep the focus of the sentence on the object of the sentence.