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Mrs Pearce
21 November 2017 - 14:30
6TB This week in maths we have been looking at ratio. We used counters to represent numbers and put them in the format of a ratio which looks lot like this: 6:9. We have also been looking at shapes. In Targeted Teaching Maths we have been looking at scaling up and down with shapes and learning about angles. In English we have been looking at new book called the Raven. This is a poetry book and was written in the olden days so it had some very peculiar langue. It’s all about a man who loses his mind because he was speaking to a raven who said ‘nevermore’ it was a very good poem. In Targeted Teaching English we have been looking at pronouns in the raven. Tuesday afternoon we will be doing an extremely fun science investigation. Did you know that the British garden bird’s beaks have grown, so we are going to do an experiment and we will find out if this change will help them in getting food. Year 6’s are getting ready to do there revolution day. We have been learning the dance to the chorus of our song (Battle of Yorktown Hamilton) some are finding this dance confusing while others are really enjoying it. In 6TB we have been practicing our revolution song. It is sounding amazing! In topic we have been looking at other revolutions and...
Mrs Pearce
21 November 2017 - 14:28
6CB In maths we have been learning about ratios, it’s where you have more than one number and you can make them bigger or smaller if you want. In our class we been finding missing angles to different types of shapes. We have also been looking at different types of quadrilaterals that we can make and what angles they have. In English we have been learning about noun phrases. We have learnt that a noun phrase is a noun with a few adjectives that describe it. All of us have been looking at a poetry book called The Raven, in the book it has lots of language that we don’t normally use today. We have been learning about pronouns. We have written a nonfiction paragraph about ravens, we used lots of pronouns so we didn’t keep repeating the word raven. In science we have been learning about evolution, inheritance and adaptation. We learnt how different animals have adapted to survive in their habitat. Phoebe and Archie H...
Mrs Pearce
21 November 2017 - 14:20

In PE we have been learning the steps to a dance warm-up. Cross country was on so this lesson we are doing the apparatus and the ropes in gymnastics.

Last week we set up our own pieces of apparatus. We had the ropes out and we travelled and made balances on the ropes.

In extended writing we wrote part of a spooky story to create tension and suspense. To create tension and suspense we needed to use a ‘fear of the unknown’.

We are now reading a new book called Moon Man. Mrs. Davies showed us a picture from a book (we worked in groups of three) and we wrote what we thought it was, we used noun phrases and we asked questions. One of Imogen’s questions was “is he human?” Then we found out it was the book Moon Man and Mrs. Davies read us the first page (which was only two sentences!).

Mrs Pearce
21 November 2017 - 14:19
English: In English we have been learning about nouns and verbs. You need a verb and a noun to complete a sentence if you do not have them then it will not be a sentence. A verb is a doing or being word, like jumping, running and feeling. A noun is a person, place or thing, like Ella, Hitchin and whiteboard. We worked in table groups. We looked at pictures from Moon Man. We wrote on a piece of sugar paper and predicted what would happen, where Moon Man was and how he felt. Luella thought that Moon Man felt happy because he had a big smile on his face. Ella-May thought he was in space because she could see lots of stars behind him and a planet. We will start to read the story next week. Maths: In maths we have been doing times tables, column multiplication and factor bugs. To draw a factor bug, you have a number in the middle of its belly, you write the number and a one on its antennae, then for the legs you write the other factors in order (smallest to largest). For a square number, like 4, 9 and 16, the factor bug needs a tail. For 4, the tail would be 2. For 9, the tail would be 3. For 16, the tail would be 4. PE: In PE we have been doing gymnastics. We were trying balances. Chair balance is when you had to stand up and bend you...
Mrs Pearce
21 November 2017 - 14:18

On Monday we used the Chrome books and we made dinosaur covers for our topic books. We printed out poems that we wrote about a dinosaur and dinosaur teeth. On the chrome books we wrote our names using different fonts.

In maths we were counting in in different times table and are learning about column addition using four digit numbers.

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