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6TB Class Blog

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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.

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6CB Class Blog

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.

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5SD Class Blog

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.

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5AC Class Blog

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.

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4GD Class Blog

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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4AL Class Blog

This week was really fun we have done lots of exciting things. We have made dinosaur heads and bodies with clay. Miss Henry came in to help and it was really fun. We had to add water to the clay to make slip. Slip works like glue – it is used to stick parts of clay onto other parts of clay. We then moulded and smoothed our models. After that, we had to pull clay from our models to make horns, legs and faces etc. They look really good and we are waiting for them to dry. After they dry we will have the chance to take them home.

We have been writing a recount of our Natural History Museum trip. We needed to include time words, like: next, after, first and finally. We also had to include conjunction words like however and therefore.

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3SW Class Blog

3SW have won the class cup again. This is because we were well behaved and independent, as well as listening to teachers and learning partners. Earth are still winning the house cup and they keep on winning. Air seem to be coming second a lot of the time.

In Maths we have been learning about place value. After place value, we have been learning about formal written addition. We have to be careful about presenting our work clearly. You have to make your numbers fit in the squares or you might get confused about which digit is in which column. You must also put ones under your ones and your tens under your tens and your hundreds under your hundreds. Some people got a smiley face for their work, which means that they get a merit.

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3EM Class Blog

Yesterday we were working on pixel art on the computer. Pixel art is where little squares form a picture. You need to colour in the squares. Lena made a house and Olivia made a dog.

In English we had to do a drawing of a muddled up character. We had pictures that we stuck in our books. The pictures made a muddled up story and soon we are going to make a big story that is muddled up (e.g. there was once a lady with a dog who married a handsome Prince and found that she had a secret door.)

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6TB Class Blog

6TB

This week in 6TB, we have been looking at algebra in math. If you are wondering the Singapore block is a method very useful for algebra   . But some of us think it is very confusing and are still trying to figure it out. Some of us may think that algebra is easy, but many of us still find it challenging.

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6CB Class Blog

6CB

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5SD Class Blog

Art:

In art we have been learning about the painting The Scream by Evard Munch. We drew it into our sketch books and then thought of a different emotion we took a picture of us expressing the emotion. Then used different colours to paint (blue for calm the picture we left it to dry all night then we stuck our pictures on.

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5AC Class Blog

5AC

Maths

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YR4 and YR6 Residential Trips 2018 - Parent Presentations.

An electronic version of the presentations for Overstrand and Chateau Beaumont, for our 2018 residentials, are now loaded onto the Whitehill Website. These can be found under "Parent Information"....School Trips.

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6TB Class Blog

On Monday we rehearsed all day; we also did the same on Tuesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday afternoon we were given the option to either go outside or do P.E or to stay inside and make costumes for the production. The people who stayed inside worked on paper beads to decorate the costumes. 

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6CB Class Blog

In English we have been writing thank you letters to the staff that ran Chateau Beaumont. Chateau Beaumont was the place that we stayed while some of us were on a trip to France. The people who did not go to France wrote letters to the teachers who organised the activities in England.

Most of the time, we have been rehearsing for the upcoming end of year production, which is the Prince of Pride Rock. Another thing that is taking quite a lot of time is spent on making the costumes because the dress rehearsal in front of the rest of the school is only days away and not all of the costumes are ready yet. Mrs Bailey showed us a way of making African-looking beads from old magazines. We are making these beads and stringing them together to make bracelets that the mandrills will wear. Jack is a giraffe in the production and he has got an amazing head piece that is about three feet high but he has got to concentrate very hard to stop it falling off his head.  Ishav is a wildebeest and he has two horns tied on to his head.  It looks epic but his costume is hot and stuffy because there is thick fur around his neck.

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5SD Class Blog

Week 1

On Monday we were visited by author Camilla Chester who showed us her debut book “Jarred Dreams”,  which is about a mysterious dream thief who steals children’s dreams, draining the happiness and colour from their lives. She also read us the first chapter of her second book “Eats” which is about two boys, Lucas Larks and Brian Tucker, who win a competition to cook at a celebrity chef’s house. We had the opportunity to buy her books AND get them signed!  It was a really fun, inspiring visit which we all enjoyed.

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5AC Class Blog

On Monday afternoon we had an author come in called Camilla Chester. Camilla talked about her two books one being Jarred Dreams and the other one being Eats.  We played a game.  We also had biscuits and juice.

On Tuesday we had Sports Day trials. We did it from 1:00 –2:30. 5AC and 5SD did it together. We tried field events and athletic events eg: tug of war, discus throwing and javelin. For the athletic events we did sprint, sack race, skipping and hurdles.

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4GD Class Blog

DT

In DT we have been making moving toys. We got cardboard boxes and made holes in the middle of the top bit of the box and the sides. Then we cut dowel and we slid it through the holes in a side of the box and made the dowel come through the other side. We then stuck a bit of dowel through the top.

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4AL Class Blog

Maths

In maths we are learning about symmetry.  We had a sheet of paper with shapes on and we traced out the shape with tracing paper. We folded paper shapes and drew dotted lines (lines of symmetry) on the creases.  

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3EM Class Blog

Last week was a really fun week because we tried to break people’s records in activities afternoon. It was amazingly absolutely fun.  We saw how far we could throw a ball.  Ruby got 11 meters and Daisy got about 13 meters (we forgot what her exact  score  was, sorry L).   We also had a go at long jump but not with sand, with tape measures.  Ruby got  134 cm and Daisy got 156 cm.            

We have loved being in Year 3.  It’s been incredible.  Our highlights were: Cadbury’s World, swimming lessons, Healthy Schools’ Week and Shakespeare Week (especially Anthony Glenn).

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