Highmoor week commencing 30th November

Date: 4th Dec 2020 @ 9:30am

It has been another busy week in Highmoor. 

We started our literacy with writing our chapters based on the book Street Child. We thought about all the different ways we have been learning to make our writing more interesting. We included exciting adjectives, powerful verbs, lots of detailed description, varying our sentence types, starting our chapters with adverbs and ending on a cliff hanger. There was some really excellent writing produced. We all spent time editing our work and then looking at each other's writing and providing constructive feedback. 

In maths year 3 have been multiplying and dividing by 3 and 4 and solving word problems. Year 4 looked multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 and 1 and 0. This was trickier than we thought it would be! 

On Tuesday we had our virtual visit from Reading Museum. We learned lots about Huntley and Palmers and got to look at Victorian maps and census documents which was really interesting. 

We put our Christmas tree up on Tuesday and decorated it with our own baubles made from nets of 3D shapes. It was great fun decorating the nets and figuring out how to put them together to make the shapes. 

In geography we learned about how Venice was built on wooden piles to create a secure foundation in muddy marshland. We also looked at the way in which global warming and climate change is contributing to rising sea levels and thought about the danger this poses to cities like Venice and other places around the world. We watched footage of Venice flooding and set up our own experiment with a frozen bowl of ice and measured the water level as it melted.

In computing we have been designing web pages.

Homework is Sumdog for times tables and spellings which can be downloaded from the website and practised on Spelling Shed.

Please can children bring in their prop or costume on Monday ready for recording the song for the nativity on Tuesday?

Have a great weekend! 

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