Highmoor week commencing 19th November

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 10:48am

We have been working hard on our multiplication and division skills this week in maths. Year 3 have been learning that multiplication is the inverse of division. We were focussing on the 3, 4 and 5 times tables to practise our multiplication and division skills. Year 4 have been using the grid method to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 a digit number. Later we moved on to division using the chunking method. We were using our 3, 4, 6 and 8 times table knowledge to divide numbers leaving no remainders.

In Literacy we were role playing characters from Victorian times voicing our opinions and questioning others on the introduction of railways. We also continued with reading the book Ottoline and the Yellow Cat. We have been investigating the features of a mystery text and using drama to think about characters thoughts and feelings.

In History we were learning about Huntley and Palmers - famous biscuit makers based in Reading who were very important during the Victorian age. We thought about the impact they would have had on Reading and what it would have been like to work there. 

We are continuing to improve with our recorder playing and really enjoy our lessons with Mr Marples. We have started practising tunes that we will share with you once we are ready! 

We have been learning about magnets in science this week. We tested how strong different magnets were by seeing how many paperclips each magnet attracted.

On Friday we said goodbye to Miss Ivens and Miss Baker. They have spent the last few weeks in our classroom getting to know us and teaching us some of our lessons. We will all really miss them and wish them all the best for their future teaching careers. 

Sumdog has been set up so that there are games we can play that use our multiplication and division skills. These challenges are always available to play on Sumdog. It would be really beneficial (and fun!) if you could have a go at playing these games whenever you get an opportunity. 

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