Highmoor week commencing 21st September

Date: 25th Sep 2020 @ 2:14pm

We have been doing more assessments this week and once again the children coped brilliantly. All assessments are now done so we can get back to a bit of normality!

In maths we have continued looking at place value. In year 3 we compared objects and numbers using mathematical symbols and language. We also ordered numbers and counted in 50s. In year 4 we looked at number lines up to 10,000, found 1, 10, 100 and 1000 more and less than a number, we also compared and ordered 4 digit numbers.

We have continued reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty and have had some great discussion around what we've been reading. We wrote about the differences in housing between some of the poor and wealthy characters in the book. 

We became Victorian investigative journalists and started finding out facts surrounding Queen Victoria's death; ready to write a newspaper report next week. We also looked at some newspaper reports (one about naughty Goldilocks!) and spotted the features that can be found in them. 

We have also started to look at the book The Snail and the Whale and created character profiles of either the snail or the whale using descriptive sentences and drawing pictures. 

In computing we found out about networks. 

This week in music we sang the "Moanin' Lisa Blues" that we learned last week and started learning how to play the chords for 12 bar blues. We had great fun outside and got to have a good dance too!

In Science we learned about mirrors. We followed wiggly chalk lines around the playground which was trickier than it sounds as we couldn't look at the ground like we normally would - we had to use a mirror to guide us. We also had a go at sending a message to our friends using mirror writing. 

Spellings and homework went on the school website on Wednesday. Spellings will be tested next Wednesday. Homework is to log on to Sumdog and play the games. Questions should be based around times tables and place value knowldege.

Children were introduced to a new on line reading record called Go Read and were all very excited to see how it works. You should get a letter and log in details today telling you all about it. It is a great way to record your child's daily reading. They should be able to log on and record their day's reading themselves. In Highmoor we have 2 timetabled sessions when children read independently. There are of course many other times during the week that children will read in class - sometimes aloud, sometimes to themselves. Unfortunately as we don't have access to an ipad each during lessons it won't be possible for children to record where they are up to in their book and they will need to do this once they get home. 

Please make sure your child reads daily at home. It really is key. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

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