Highmoor week commencing 16th November

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 3:18pm

Welcome to another week in Highmoor!

In maths year 4 were adding and subtracting lengths in mm, cm, m and km and converting between these units of measurement. We moved on to measuring and calculating perimeter. Year 3s started their new block of learning about multiplication and division. We looked at grouping numbers together and thinking about all the different calculations that were possible from that group, we looked at arrays and how they are helpful, and also recapped our 2 times tables and solved word problems related to all of these. 

In literacy we took on individual roles as Victorians that hold a strong view about the development of railways. We wrote persuasive letters to a newspaper trying to convince it's readers that railways should either be banned or built as much as possible. The letters were brilliant, using all of the features of a persuasive text and set out correctly. We had lots of fun holding a debate in character and trying to persuade others to our point of view. We also looked at different texts by Julia Donaldson and spotted differences and similarities in her work. 

We investigated the force of friction in Science this week. We used a toy car and sent it down a ramp covered by different materials. We carefully measured how high we had to lift the ramp before the car moved. 

In RE this term we are investigating inspirational people and how their faith helps them. We started by thinking about the characteristics of someone inspirational and then chose someone that inspires us and thought about how they do that. We also read about Anne Frank and looked at some quotes from her diaries. 

Homework is individualised times tables on Sumdog - best broken down and done a bit at a time. Spellings are also on the website and can be downloaded. They are also available on the Spelling Shed website. There are different games to play and hopefully should help make learning spellings more fun. As ever please read every day.  

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