Highmoor week commencing 4th March

Date: 8th Mar 2019 @ 10:09am

It has been a really busy and excting week in Highmoor with trips out for the Henley Youth Festival and lots of learning being done in school. 

On Monday we were lucky enough to listen to Lauren Child at the Christchurch Centre. It was really interesting to hear just how much hard work goes into writing a book. We learnt what a long process it is and how you must be prepared to keep trying even in the face of discouragement. It was fascinating to find out about how every day things such as the pattern on the inside of envelopes or markings on a road can inspire her creativity.

Later on Tuesday some of us took part in a football tournament. Once again we represented our school brilliantly showing some excellent footballing skills, team spirit, good sportsmanship and scoring lots of goals!

On Friday we went to the River and Rowing Museum to take part in a screen printing workshop. We created designs using the work of William Morris for inspiration. We cut designs from paper to use for screen printing and made block prints.   

Back in the classroom we have been continuing to look at non fiction texts to investigate our Big Question - Did the Shang Dynasty really exist?

Maths this week has been all about adding and subtracting. The week started off with thinking about different mental strategies to add or subtract 1 digit numbers to 3 or 4 digit numbers and then moved on to adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100 or 1000. 

In Science we continued with our topic Living Things. We thought about how living things could be grouped or classified and learnt that Scientists group them into the Plant and Animal Kingdoms. We went on to think about the similarities and differences between plants and then investigated plant facts on the ipads. 

We are continuing with weekly testing and practising of our times tables in a half hour slot. Plus of course during maths lessons. When your child is ready to move on from their particular table they are given a note to stick in their Home School Diaries to let you know which table to focus on and whether they are learning multiplication or division facts for that table. Of course it is also important to keep practising the tables they have moved on from to ensure your child doesn't forget them! Any questions please do come and speak to us about this.      

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