This Week’s Learning

Topic: This week, we had our trip to the Horniman Museum! We were able to walk around the museum, looking at how different animals had evolved. Later on in the day, we had a workshop where we learnt more about adaptation and evolution, before being able to explore different fossils and organisms. You can see some pictures of this below. After this, when back at school, we planned and wrote a recount of our trip. In addition, we also learnt about how a fossil is formed and used key scientific vocabulary to show our understanding in a flow diagram. You can see some of this work below. In our art lesson, we learnt how to use charcoal effectively to create an image of a fossil.

Maths: we have been continuing with our learning about percentages this week, starting with finding a range of percentages of different quantities. Children then had to use this knowledge to decrease/increase an amount by a percentage and compare percentages of amounts. They then began to further explore the relationship between fractions and percentages.

RE: we started learning about Buddhism, in particular, investigated what the word ‘Buddha’ means.

Outdoor PE: children used a variety of passes in a game situation, choosing the most effective pass at that moment in time to beat a defender.

Indoor PE: we practised how to mount a vault using the correct take-off and landing technique (squat on).

Homework and Spellings

This week, children have been given a set of spellings to learn focusing on the suffixes –er -ed -est -ing. Children will be tested on Friday 31st January. These can be found below.

They will also be bringing home a reading based task this week, which should be returned no later than Thursday 30th January. Please encourage your child to bring the homework in if they are struggling and we are more than happy to go through it with them.

Children have been given a mix of times tables to revise and will be tested on Friday 31st January.

Next Week’s Learning (wb 03.02.20)

PSHE: children will be discussing a range of global issues and how people in these situations’ goals and dreams may be different to their own.

Outdoor PE: children will be shooting a ball at a target in a competitive situation and work well as part of a team.

Indoor PE: children will create different ways to travel at different levels and inclines.