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Week Ending 16.03.18
Another exciting week in class 7 has flown by! This week we have had Science week and luckily we had the chance to have a number of children come in from Hall Park to allow us to design our own rockets to be tested in the hall. The children had the chance to make a couple of designs and re-work their designs to see how far their rocket could travel. We had some really inventive designs and I believe one of our rockets managed to travel up to 10 metres across the hall which was very impressive! We then also had the chance for a number of parent's to come into our classrooms on Thursday afternoon to help out with our new Science display based all around digestion. This again, was another fantastic opportunity for the children to showcase their talent in front of the adults and we had some fantastic combined pieces of artwork from the children and parents! A huge thanks to all the parents who came and joined in with their child's learning. It was a great afternoon.
In English we completed a number of independent writing tasks this week, including the design of our own World's Worst Child - and we certainly had some interesting designs! The children then wrote their own paragraphs about the characters in the style of David Walliams.
In Maths, we continued to look at decimals and converted tenths and hundredths from fractions to decimal numbers. We also became aware of what decimals were and used our newly found knowledge to help us complete problems on number lines.
Another busy week and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday for the final few weeks of term.
With it being Sports Relief next week, I am sure we will be carrying out a number of physical exercises! So get yourselves ready!
Week Ending 09.03.18
To begin the week, we had our World Book Day which was carried over from the previous week due to snow. The children all had the chance to read a number of stories from our author of choice - David Walliams, and we managed to produce our own biographies all about him using laptops. In the afternoon, we had the chance to read to Early Years which the children really enjoyed! We also heard a number of extracts from David Walliams and produced an artistic drawing based around Dribbling Drew and his adventure at the museum!
Within English, we have continued to look at different letter types and become accustomed to using the correct layout when writing a formal letter. We stepped into the minds of Dribbling Drew and produced our own letters of apology to the museum for what Drew did on that famous day!
In maths, we have continued with our work on fractions and become used to adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and also having an awareness of how to find fractions of amounts. We managed to also create our own fraction mazes which we tested with our partners to see if they could be solved.
This week has also seen us begin our computing lessons based around Scratch. We have managed to become used to the Scratch software and begun to program our sprites (characters) to move, talk and make sound. We will be designing our own worlds in Scratch over the coming weeks! Below is an example of the type of worlds the children can create through coding.
I hope you have an enjoyable weekend and see you next week ready for science week!
Week Ending 02.03.18
A brief update this week due to the Snow and closure of the school for the past 2 days!
A quick reminder for next week that World Book Day will now take place on Monday 5th March.
I look forward to seeing you all in your outfits and we will be carrying out a number of activities based on our chosen author - David Walliams!
Also Parents' evening times for Tuesday and Wednesday next week will be given out at the end of the day on Monday.
Thanks for your patience over the past week and hope you have stayed safe and enjoyed the snow.
See you all on Monday,
Week Ending 15.02.18
A brief update as we enter the half term!
A big thank you to all the parents who came and helped us out with our trip to Colliers Wood this week. It was absolutely freezing but we still managed to complete some outdoor maths, even though our hunt for mini beasts was scarce!
We also managed to finish our stories based on Mr Stink this week and produced front covers and blurbs for them. We also managed to read some aloud to the class. They were absolutely incredible and the children's imaginations were out of this world in terms of the characters they created!
Finally, there is no homework set over the half term break - I wish you all the best and have some fun and relaxation ready for the lead up to Easter!
We will be looking at The World's Worst Children when we return, so if you want to get used to the texts over the half term that would put you a step ahead as to what we have planned for you!
Thanks again for your support,
Week Ending 09.02.18
We are almost at the end of our work based around Mr Stink, and this week we have begun to write our own stories about ourselves meeting a tramp. We have had to decide on where we have to hide the tramp in our house and what secret back story he has - very similar to the actual story of Mr Stink! Once we have completed our stories we hope to type them up onto a word document next week and printed onto card for the children to take home!
In Maths, we have started to look at fractions by understanding what a fraction actually is and beginning to spot equivalent fractions. We have also had the chance to really test a few Maths superstars by completing a 15 in 10 rather than a 10 in 10 test this week, really showing off their arithmetic skills.
In P.E we had a fantastic time having the chance to take part in a full hour of yoga on Tuesday afternoon. The children seemed to really benefit from the session and certainly seemed relaxed and calm throughout.
We have another busy week ahead during the final one before half term, so I wish you all a relaxing weekend and see you on Monday!
Week Ending 02.02.18
We have had a fantastic week with much of our afternoons being taking up creating and making Mr Stink's shed. We had some superb designs and the children really enjoyed creating a host of ideas about what they could make and put inside! We have given the children the choice of taking their sheds home today, so apologies for the extra load to carry home!
In English, we began to look at inverted commas and how they are used in writing. We also had the chance to write our own conversation between Mr Stink and a Gameshow host, as if he was on national T.V like he is in the book. We ensured that we were using inverted commas to 'hug' our speech, and remembered other key rules such as new line, new speaker.
In Maths, we had a full week looking at area, identifying what is was and then making a range of rectlinear shapes to add up to specific square cm. We then had the chance to test our understanding of area by looking a range of words problems relating to it during the week.
This week, we have also finalised a short visit to Colliers Wood on the 14th February to look specifically at a range of living things and carrying out a range of activities based on the wildlife around the area. Could you let us know if you are able to help out, as it would be great to see as many adults as possible there to assist with your own child's learning.
Until next week, have a lovely weekend!
Week Ending 26.01.18
Our third week into the term, and we have continued to discuss and complete a range of activities all around our book for the half term - Mr Stink. We completed a number of comprehension tasks this week - one about Chloe's mother and he interview on Question Time and also about when Chloe lost Mr Stink only to find him bathing in a pond at the bottom of the garden!
We have also had time this week to ensure that we are ready to create our own shed for Mr Stink next week. Thank you for bringing in all your cardboard boxes and a range of plastics which I am sure will help us to create some amazing sheds! This week, we completed a design brief to ensure that we gathered a range of opinions and thoughts to allow us to plan Mr Stink's shed as accurately as possible!
In Maths, we continued to look at multiplication and completed problems involving the grid method and began to look at division and how we could solve a range of 2-digit divided by 1-digit number problems through different visual techniques.
Wishing you all a great weekend!
Week Ending 19.01.18
In English this week, we have started to become used to using a range of persuasive techniques within our writing. We had the chance to plan and then write a persuasive letter to our parents highlighting the fact about why being smelly can be such a positive thing. We spoke about different things you might get up to, such as clearing the cinema or ice rink because you smelt so much. This is very similar to what happens to Mr Stink when he manages to clear out a coffee shop because of his vile stench!
In our letters we had to ensure that we gave a number of positive reasons to be smelly and contained a range of AFOREST techniques in our persuasive writing.
In Maths this week we had a recap of multiplication and looked at how we could use different methods to help us solve a range of problems. We looked at the compact grid method as well as using partitioning and arithmetic skills to solve these multiplications in a more efficient way. We also were introduced to factor pairs and had the chance to create our own factor rainbows and factor bugs in our books!
In terms of other subjects, we continued our orienteering work in P.E and practiced a number of techniques including dribbling and shooting in hockey. We also had the chance to create some one-point perspective drawings within Art which all the children enjoyed hugely!
A quick reminder: A letter has gone out today regarding our DT project for the next couple of weeks based around Mr Stink and his shed. The children will be designing their own shed for Mr Stink to live in in a couple of weeks. If you have any cardboard, plastics etc spare, then please bring them in so we can make some fantastic sheds in a couple of weeks time!
Thanks for all your support + see you next week!
Week Ending 12.01.18
It has been a busy first week back and we have had the chance to really tackle our new topic of Mr Stink head on! We have discussed Mr Stink's back story and wrote our own detailed back story about what he might have done in his past. We also had a look at a number of passages from the book and spoke about pronouns and how they are used effectively within written work. We have also started another David Walliam's book - Billionaire Boy, which we will continue to read as our class book throughout this half term!
In Maths, we have been recapping our multiplication skills up to 12x12 and also started to look at how we multiply 3 numbers together. We have identified how multiplication is commutative and how we can use different strategies to solve a range of multiplication problems.
We have also had the chance this week to test our Art skills by trying to sketch some Mr Stink drawings just like Quentin Blake. We also managed to use watercolours to create effective pieces of Artwork to go on our David Walliam's display!
In P.E we have started orienteering and also hockey. Our P.E slots have stayed the same this half term - can you ensure that your child has their P.E ready for Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
It has been a great first week back and it has been fantastic to see all the children really engaged in the new topic! I look forward to seeing you all next week!
Week Ending 22.12.17
Just a few quick words this week, to say a huge thankyou for all your efforts this half term - it has been a long one!
There were superb performances in the Christmas Carol performance this week, and I also must thank the children for an amazing effort during our 'boot camp' morning this week which included the 'beep' test!
One final reminder, there is no homework set over the Christmas period. Just make sure that you bring yourselves back in the New Year raring to go!
A Merry Christmas to all of you and see you in 2018!
Week Ending 15.12.17
One week to go! It has been an extremely busy week in class 7 and we have had a number of rehearsals throughout the week to ensure we are ready for all of the performances next week. The children also had a range of tests to complete and we had some great results in our 50 word spelling test!
In P.E, we had the chance to create our own obstacle courses and games based on what we have learnt throughout the first term involving throwing, catching and ball skills.
A quick reminder to let you know that there is no homework set over the weekend - with lots of performances in the evening next week, it is a good time to rest up!
Look forward to seeing you all for a final, busy week before Christmas!!
Week Ending 8.12.17
It was our final week on instructions, and we all had the chance to write one more set based on a Greek Mythological creature of our choice! Lots of the children decided to choose either a Minotaur or Hydra as our creature which we had to capture. We found out where these beasts lived and what they were like and then wrote our instructions using all key success criteria including time connectives, adverbs, imperative verbs and bullet points. Some of the creatures were very scary including Medusa below!
In Maths this week, we looked at tricks and tips about how we can divide by 1 and 0. We then continued to look at division facts of all our times tables up to 12x12. With rehearsals taking place most days for the Christmas concert, we had the chance to carry out a range of times table games and practice.
Finally, I would like to thank all the Grandparents who came into class on Monday afternoon. It was great to have you all in there and the children certainly enjoyed themselves. There was also some wonderful pieces of Artwork produced!
Thanks again and see you all next week!
Week Ending 30.11.17
In English, we have continue to look at sets of instructions and managed to look at another Greek Myth based on Theseus and the Minotaur. With our knowledge of instructions now at an absolute high, we had the chance to write up our own version of how we could potentially capture a Cyclops living on the island of Crete. Being such a dangerous creature, we had to ensure that we used Ancient Greek methods to capture him, without the use of any day modern equipment of resources. We then used a range of imperative verbs, bullet points, time connectives and a top tip to ensure our instructions were clear and precious for our reader. All the children did a superb job!
In Maths, we started to look at the multiplication grid method involving multiplying 2 and 3 digit number by a 1 digit number. Our focus was on the layout and understanding our times tables to ensure that the mistakes we made in our pieces of work were minimal.
Across other subjects during the week, we had the chance to discuss the 'Journey of Life' and produced our own timelines as to what could be the major events which we might face in our future. We had a great discussion and some of the children provided some interesting ideas as to what they would like to happen and when!
Finally, we continue with our Science topic of sound and tested our own soundproof room to decide which material absorbs sound the most. Also a huge congratulations to Thomas who received our Science Star award from Mrs Clarke this week.
Until next week, have a lovely weekend,
Week Ending 24.11.17
This week has allowed us to begin to look at sets of instructions and analyse the key language and structural features from a range of texts. We managed to make suggestions about how instructions could be improved and what was essential information which we needed to include. We also tried to write our own instructions to get from our chair, across the classroom and out of the classroom door! We had to be so specific and give really clear instructions which led to a few people knocking into chairs and walls! We really enjoyed watching the below video based on how to make a Jam Sandwich, and it most cases, it ends up going horribly wrong because of some unclear instructions!
In Maths, we have had a week looking at perimeter and finding ways to calculate the perimeter of rectlinear shapes as well as composite shapes with missing sides.
We also completed some superb work in Science this week, conducting an experiment to find out why the same sound is louder when it is closer to us. The children managed to use some fantastic technical vocabulary, mentioning sound waves, vibrations and dispersion. Great work Class 7!
See you all next week!
Week Ending 17.11.17
This week we continued to look at non-chronological reports and finally had the chance to write up our reports on Ancient Greece in best. We had some superb designs, focussing on the layout and presentation was key! For our GPS focus, we looked at determiners, what they are, and identified them in a range of sentences.
In Maths, we continued to look at column subtraction and addition. However, we looked specifically at different word problems and used inverse operations to help us solve a range of trickier questions relating to the column method.
In P.E we continued with our dance lessons on Tuesday, and also continued to practice our skills with Football on Friday. We also had the chance to discuss friendships this week, and produced some Anti-Bullying posters to tie in with Anti-Bullying week. We also had the chance to discuss equality, and in particular looked at children who are affected by a range of issues which also tied in with Children In Need.
Until next week, I hope you have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday!