Highmoor week commencing 20th January

Date: 23rd Jan 2020 @ 5:44pm

Thank you so much to everyone for donating recycling. It meant we had a great science lesson to finish our topic of sound. We got to design and make our own musical instruments which was such good fun. We had to think about producing different types of sound with the materials on offer and then create our own ingenious instruments! 

In maths we have been focussing on addition and subtraction skills. Year 3s used expanded decomposition to add and some of us moved on to solving word problems. We then used the counting up method to subtract. Year 4s used column addition and column or expanded decomposition to subtract and solved word problems using these skills.

In art over the last few weeks we have been developing our drawing skills in art. Using pencils we have been drawing various parts of dragons thinking about the detail needed to bring our dragon to life. This week we put all of our ideas into one final drawing of our dragon.  

In RE this term we are learning about Christianity. We retold the story of Jesus' baptism and learnt about how he faced temptation in the desert from the devil. We thought about how we might be tempted to do the wrong thing if we were left home alone! Some very interesting ideas about what children might get up to or eat if they were left alone for a while! This tied in with our PSHE thinking about rights and responsibilities. We decided that not many of us had been responsible in our decision making about how we would behave if left home alone! 

In music we showed everyone the dragon masks we had made for our performance. We also started learning to play a pentatonic scale base on C using glockenspiels.

Homework this week and next is to write a short story of no more than 500 words. The story can be about anything you want. Once finished it needs to be emailed to Miss Tillotson. Further details can be found in homework books. Please let Mrs Claridge or Miss Tillotson know if typing up your story as a word document will be a problem. 

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