We have had a busy but brilliant two weeks after the Christmas holiday – I’ve been really impressed with how hard the children have been working!
In English we have started a new unit of work based on writing an explanation text. Last week, we watched a short animation called Mr Hublot and we used this as a stimulus to begin our piece titled ‘How does a Robot Dog Work?’.
In maths we have started a new topic and so far we have focused on multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. We have learnt how to use the formal written method of short multiplication which has been tricky, especially when there has been carrying involved, but the children have worked really hard on practising this!
On Wednesday, we had our second Dance lesson of the term. We really focused on starting and ending our routines well, and demonstrating skills such as canon and unison. Our focus has been creating routines that represent volcanoes erupting which links to our Geography topic of Mountains and Volcanoes. The children had to create sequences of moves that represented the different stages of a volcano erupting and I was impressed with how well they managed to do this.
Our Science topic this term is Forces and Magnets. Last week we carried out and experiment to find out which surface would be most likely to prevent people slipping. In order to do this, we first learnt about friction and how it works as a force. The children worked in small groups to carry out their investigations using toy cars to work out which materials created the most friction.
This week’s spellings have been set on Spelling Shed; we will have a short test on Tuesday next week.
Spelling Rule: The long /a/ vowel sound spelled ’ei’
Which surface is best at preventing slips?
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