Highmoor week commencing 9th November

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 12:02pm

This week in literacy we became a character from the Victorian period. We had to think about how our character would react to the invention of steam trains - positively or negatively. We looked at the structure of letters, features of persuasive writing and started to plan a letter to a newspaper persuading readers to our point of view. We also wrote compound sentences using conjunctions about The Snail and the Whale and thought about similes and metaphors to describe scenes from the book. 

In maths year 4 started a new block of learning about measurement. We looked at mm, cm, m and km and how they relate to each other. Year 3 worked on more tricky word problems solved by using column addition and subtraction and used estimating and checking strategies using inverse operations to ensure their answers were correct.  

In Science we started our new topic of forces and investigated push and pull forces around us.

On Wednesday we held a virtual Remembrance service. It was lovely to do something as a whole school on this important day. We sang Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace outside which the other classes could watch via zoom. We had a lovely art lesson using watercolours to paint poppies and using straws to blow paint on the page to create grass.  

Children have been sent home with a new log in for Spelling Shed. As of next Wednesday, spellings can be found on this website. We will go over the website in class before spellings go live next week.

This week's homework is individualised times tables on Sumdog, spellings (download from website as normal) and reading every day. If children want to do more work at home and would like teachers to look at it, please can they upload it to their scrapbook and we will make sure we discuss it with them. 

Have a great weekend everyone.

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