Highmoor week commencing 27th January

Date: 31st Jan 2020 @ 9:57am

This week maths has been all about measuring. We started the week measuring in m and cm and converting between the two, then cm and mm and converting and finally we weighed groceries in g and kg. At the end of the week we recorded some of our measurements in bar graphs. 

We started our new topic of the Normans. We learned about the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and the contenders for the English throne. We got to act out the battle itself which was great fun. 

We have been thinking about how we can extend our sentences and make them more interesting. We added adjectives, modifying nouns and fronted adverbials.

In music we practised melodies based on the pentatonic scale and performed them to the class. We also learned the notes E, D and C on the recorder and played London's Burning as a four part round.  

We continued to learn about Greece and looked at food and at traditional dancing and dress. We looked at famous Greek landmarks like the Parthenon. We then discussed Greek history including Olympia, Mount Olympus, the start of the Olympics and Athens and Athena. 

In art we have started to design our own castles. We looked at the features of castles like towers, crenellations, moats etc and then incorporated them into our own castle design.

Not all of us attended Young Voices on Friday last week but I just wanted to say a huge well done to all of those that did. It was a really fantastic day full of singing, dancing and excitement. All of the children were so well behaved from start to finish of what was a very long day. 

Homework this work is to continue with your story writing. Please speak to Miss Tillotson or Mrs Claridge if you are having any problems with this. 

Wednesday next week is our trip to Reading museum for a Normans workshop. We will be having an early packed lunch in school before we go so you might want to pack a snack for once we get back. 

Please don't forget to practise your times tables. They are so important and rapid recall of multiplication facts is necessary as your child moves up through the school. It is not about rushing on to the next table to learn but making sure you continue to practise the ones you have moved on from. Help on this at home is so beneficial to your child.

Have a great weekend everyone! 


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