Come and find out what LKS2 have been up to this week!
Year 3 have been off to a flying start in PE with their new Gymnastics learning. Mastering moves like the ‘dish’ and ‘half leaver’ they are excitedly developing a range of movements, building muscular strength as well as perseverance!
The children are working towards building a full routine by the end of the term. Our 15,000 BCE Stone Age diaries have been lots of fun to write in English. Children have been able to apply learning from history to their writing, imagining the tools, food, clothes and day to day activities they would take part in if they were a Stone Age hunter-gatherer! In Science, we have been building our knowledge of light, using torches to find out how much light different objects around the classroom let in, helping us to classify them as transparent, translucent and opaque. The children also made periscopes which was a fantastic way to aid understanding of reflection!
Key vocab: Transparent, translucent, opaque, reflect
Spelling rule: ‘ch’ - chemist, character, echo, mechanic, stomach
Family meetings: Tuesday and Thursday
This week, Year 4 have achieved a lot. We have put our archeologist hats on and have gone back in time to explore what like was like for the Romans and Celts. We used secondary sources to do this and discussed how we know about what life was like in the past.
In Science, we have been exploring classification flow charts of animals. Earlier this week, we played ‘Guess Who’ in class to refine our use of closed questions. Using these we had to classify animals by their features, with another exciting opportunity to draw on our desks with whiteboard pens. We worked hard to ensure that we were using topic specific vocabulary such as vertebrate, warm-blooded and mammal.
We have been busy this week, finding and comparing the areas of shapes while continuing multiplication recall knowledge. This should mean we are ready to tackle multiplication and division next week.
In English, we have finally drafted, edited and published our non-chronological reports on penguins. We targeted an adult audience considering layout and vocabulary. We hope to send them home next week. Have a read and feedback to what you have learnt.
Key vocab: glossary, commutative, area, invasion, classify, materials
KIRFs: Please continuing doing TTRS regularly - our focus in the 6 times tables.
Spellings: ay sound - spelt eigh, ei, ey