Highmoor week commencing 8th November

Date: 12th Nov 2021 @ 10:35am

Welcome to another week in Highmoor.

We started this week in maths with a final lesson on column addition. Year 4s were adding money together and year 3s were exchanging more than once. We will come back to column addition regularly throughout the year to ensure we are all confident with the method. We then moved on to  mental addition looking at the different techniques to add numbers together in our head. We finished this week focusing on telling the time.

In literacy with Mrs Claridge we have been focussing on non fiction. In ERIC we investigated the features of non fiction books – contents, index, glossary, layout, subheadings etc. We have been reading and retrieving information on Prehistoric Britain. We are going to be writing a non chronological report about Prehistoric Britain, we looked at an example of one and identified the features. We also did some work on co-ordinating conjunctions to help extend our sentences. With Mrs Griffith we have started to read Iron Man and did some work on descriptive writing using adjectives and similes.

In computing this half term we are learning about collaborative learning. We were able to all view and work on one document at the same time.

We are continuing to compose music to accompany our cherry blossom haikus using a combination of tuned and untuned percussion instruments.

In science we have started an experiment to measure water over a period of time to see how much it may evaporate. We will record our findings and compare. 

In PE on Tuesday we continued learning the Charleston dance and put together our own dance routine using 6 dance moves. The children did brilliantly, everyone happy to give it a go and try their best. On Thursdays this term we are learning how to play hockey which has been lots of fun. Please can all children bring shin pads to school for this lesson.

On Wednesday we walked to the Church and held our Remembrance service. It was a lovely morning but a shame we couldn’t share it with parents. We also observed a 2 minute silence in classrooms on Thursday. 

Homework is Sumdog and reading. Please ensure your child completes Sumdog. Times tables are key knowledge and have a huge impact on your child’s ability to access maths lessons. By the end of year 3 children should know their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, and 8 times tables off by heart, both multiplication and division facts. By year 4 they should know all. Whilst we practice regularly in school, additional time on homework makes a big impact. Thank you for your help with this.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

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