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Come and find out what LKS2 have been up to this week!

Year 3

In English, we finished writing our explanation texts. It was lovely to see the children using their knowledge on rocks from science in their English writing! They topped off their writing with lovely pictures and diagrams with captions to go along with them. In maths this week we have been learning how to divide a number which doesn’t divide equally. The children did brilliantly learning what to do with the remainders. We practised this skill using dienes so we were really confident with it. Science this week has been all about fossils! We have learnt how fossils are created and created collaborative posters showing the different stages of the fossilsation process. We also learnt about the difference between body fossils and trace fossils. Ask your child if they can remember the difference! In Geography, we learnt about the different climate zones and why different countries have different climates because of their distance from the equator. In Art, we have explored colour mixing to create different shades and tones of a colour. The children experimented by mixing together two primary colours with either black or white to see what happened!

Key Messages:

  • Key vocab science-fossil, geography-climate, weather
  • Spelling - adding the suffix -ation (preparation, sensation, information)
  • KIRFS- x4 tables

Year 4

In English we have begun exploring what we know about newspapers. We have discussed the purpose and the audience of a newspaper, and we have explored the effect of a newspaper. We read some examples and used them role play how we might conduct some interviews to find out more about the effect and delivery of this information. In Maths this week we have brought multiplication and division to a close and begun our new topic of Perimeter and Length. This week in Science we have been investigating pitches. We used straws of different lengths to find out if the noises they make are different pitches. In Geography we have looked at the River Nile and the River Thames and made comparisons about their length of them. In Art, we have explored using the third dimension and perspective to add depth to our drawing. This links with our previous learning which looked at shading creating texture with different lines made, and making drawings 3D using shading. 

Key Messages:

  • Spelling- c sound spelt -que and the g sound spelt -gue
  • KIRFS- x11 tables
  • Science-vibrations, sound art- shading, 3D and geography Rivers- Mouth, source, meander