This week, in English, we have been writing our independent stories. They are super, although some are still to be finished, as the children are writing with great attention to detail.
In maths we have been learning about shape translation, and rotational symmetry on a four quadrant grid.
We have been revisiting lots of punctuation and grammar learning this week including pronouns and other word classes.
We are in the process of creating some super presentations of our history research, in the shape of Egyptian objects!
This week, in English, we have been editing and improving our stories and planning our independent stories, thinking particularly about how to create more suspense and atmosphere.
We have been working on maths quite a lot this week, as we have lots of measurement and geometry learning to cover. We have been learning to find perimeter, area and volume, as well as looking at co-ordinates and symmetry.
For topic, we have been investigating Tutankhamun, and then thinking about interesting ways that we can present our findings.
We enjoyed our World Book Day, complete with book swap, cookies and hot chocolate. There were some super costumes this year and some amazing potato characters, so well done to everyone!
This week, in English, we have been writing a whole class spooky story. We have been really working hard on creating suspense and atmosphere through descriptive noun phrases and word choices.
In maths we have been completing learning on fractions, decimals and percentages and have begun a unit about number and measure.
In science we have been working as ‘scientists’, analysing results. We have had to link cause and effect to write conclusions.
We have been looking at primary sources in history, and have been finding out about Egyptian daily life through paintings that were found in pyramids.
We have focused on internet safety this week; we have evaluated posters on the internet to see if they do help children stay safe, before designing our own.
This week, in English, we have been learning about the purpose of speech in stories and how an author creates cohesion between and within paragraphs.
In maths we have been solving percentage problems, and noticing links to fractions.
In science we have carried out our balloon rocket experiments – it was a bit chilly on the playground, but lots of fun!
We have been thinking about creating connections in music (linking to the mental health week topic), and the children all realised how good it is when we work together. They also noticed that they forgot all of their worries when they were making music.
This week, in English, we have been thinking about ghost stories and how the role of the ghost can be positive as well as negative.
In maths we have been learning multiplying fractions including mixed numbers. Y6 have also been dividing these.
In science we have created our own tables to enable us to collect of measurements for our investigations.
We have been learning about tempo changes in music, learning the Italian terms – accelerando and ritenuto, and using instruments to practise changing tempo gradually.
In history we have been thinking about exactly where Egypt is in the world, and how its geography dictated where people settled. We have learnt about the dependency of the ancient civilisation on the Nile.
It has been another busy week of learning in Lundy.
In English, we have planned and written our explanation text about our chosen rituals. The children have been very focused and engaged in this.
In maths we have been learning how the add and subtract fractions. In Y6 the children have also been learning about multiplying and dividing fractions.
In science we have planned group investigations to find out how different variables might affect the balloon rockets that we explored last week.
We have listened to a piece of music called The Little Train of the Caipira by Heitor Villa-Lobos. The children, without knowing the title, thought about the different sounds and melodies which they heard, and what pictures it created in their minds.
20/1/23 Lundy Class
As usual we have had a busy week of learning. The visit on Tuesday by the History Workshop company was fantastic. The children learnt so much with hands on workshops. The visitors praised Lundy Class for their exceptional listening and learning skills. I was very proud of them.
In English, we have written our explanation text about birthdays, ready for next week when we will be each choosing an individual celebration/ritual to plan and write about – I think there will be lots of mummification explanations!
In maths we have been learning how to scale up and down, and applying these skills to various problems. Y6 have been revising fractions too, as well as rounding.
In science we have created balloon rockets and learnt about thrust and where air resistance would act on them. We have also thought about other science questions we could test out by making modifications to the balloon rockets.
13/1/23 Lundy Class
We have had such a hard-working week – the children have been really focused!
In English, we have been learning about the features of explanation texts, including concise noun phrases, structure and colons.
In maths we have been developing division skills further and working with square and cubed numbers.
We have made observations and sketches of Egyptian pots.
In science we have begun to understand and explore air resistance.