Highmoor week commencing 14th September

Date: 18th Sep 2020 @ 10:57am

We have done some maths and reading assessments this week which all children worked hard at and tried their best. 

In maths we have continued with our place value work; looking at number lines, manipulating numbers and solving word problems. We are also using the ipads at the beginning of lessons to learn our times tables on. We alternate which year group starts their lesson on ipads to make sure that over a 2 week period each year group spends 5 lessons practising their tables for 15 minutes. We do this in our new outside classroom area. Have a look at the photos to see it in action! 

We have continued to read Street Child in ERIC and have been thinking about why the author chooses certain words or phrases. 

In literacy we have been looking at nouns, adjectives and verbs and thinking about how to manipulate them in sentences. We also did some research on the ipad into the Victorians and wrote our findings as a list. 

In geography we used atlases to locate the main rivers of the UK and surrounding seas and oceans. We discussed why all major cities developed close to a river or sea. We also looked in detail at OS maps and used symbols to represent the features of a city.

In science we continued with our topic of light. We wanted to design a new reflective book bag to help keep us safe and investigated which material would be best to include in our design. We used torches and white paper to test out different materials to see which was most reflective. Most of us found that smooth white plastic or tin foil reflected the light back to us best. 

In PSHE we discussed the difference between risks, hazards and dangers. We realised that sometimes is OK to take a calculated risk as we can learn and grow from it. We also realised that our ability to identify risks grew as we got older. Most of us knew to ring 999 in an emergency or to approach a responsible adult and ask for help. 

Homework can be found on the school website. Children have been given their log ins to bring home (Sumdog log ins have been previously given out) so should all be able to access their homework. Homework this week is to practise spellings and complete the times tables assessment on Sumdog. If your child doesn't have access to a device that they can use for Sumdog or download the spellings please let me know. We didn't test spellings in school this week as not all children could access the website so we are practising the same spellings as last week. New spellings will be given out next Wednesday.      

Have a great weekend everyone!

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