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It has been a busy week in Tigers. We have been sewing some Christmas decorations, preparing our calendars and building contours models. Year 5 are very proud of their suspense writing which is now displayed for all to admire.
Jolly Jumper Day
You can’t stop Christmas here at Andrews Lane School and Tigers revelled in Jolly Jumper day on Friday. They looked fabulous in their Christmas jumpers and enjoyed a plethora of creative, seasonal activities. This included making 3D cards, a wintry scene display complete with penguins as well as paper chains.
For the last two weeks in maths, we have been looking at a range of different strategies to help us with mental addition and subtraction. The children have worked hard and discovered that some strategies are easier than others and that the same strategy does not work for both adding and subtracting! Well done Tigers, keep up the good work!
Next week, we are moving onto more formal written methods and looking at reasoning and problem solving.
In English, the children have started the next unit 'Take One Book.' We have read 'The Wolves in the Walls' by Neil Gaiman which is a story inspired by a nightmare his 4 year old daughter had. The children looked into the meaning of animals in dreams and have written their own dream scene using descriptive writing. Fantastic learning Tigers!
In science, Tigers finished their unit on Forces and have started the next unit, Earth and Space. So far, we have looked at the shape of the earth and had an interesting discussion as to why people used to think the earth was flat and the important role of Aristotle in changing that perspective.
In memory of our friend Kyle.
The Torah and the Ten Commandments.
This week in English, we have started a new unit on explanation texts. We have explained how a clothes peg works ( trickier that you may think). We have also looked, " How Dogs Really Work!" by Alan Snow which takes a hilarious look at the workings of a dog.
In maths, the children have been solving mental calculation problems.
Women in WW1 has been our history focus this week. Children have been researching how and why the role of women changed during this time.
Over the last two weeks in English, we have been looking at biographies and their features. The children looked at the life of Mary Anning, who is best known for finding Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis, and wrote a biography about her life. The children produced some wonderful pieces of work, some of which we have added to our classroom display. Excellent work Tigers!
Over the last two weeks in maths, we have been looking at multiples, factors and prime factors. All of the children have produced some lovely pieces of learning demonstrating their progress. Well done!
In science this week, the children have been exploring how air resistance can be affected by the size of the object moving through it. They experimented with different size parachutes to see which one would fall the slowest. They came to the conclusion that the bigger the surface of the parachute, the slower it would fall to the ground.
Well we are a few weeks in now, and Tigers and I are settling into our routine. I must admit some of us flag a little in the afternoon but we are working on our stamina and resilience.
One of our first tasks was to agree on a class charter. Creating a charter helps to make the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) more prominent and relevant. After familiarising ourselves with a range of relevant articles, the children decided and voted for which articles they would like to include on their class charter.
In English, the children have been learning about legends. They are enjoying reading 'The Tales of King Arthur’ and this week we will be writing our own legends with a hero, villain and of course a perilous quest.
In guided reading, we have been reading, Emmeline and the Plucky Pup which tells the story of the leader of the Suffragettes, Emmeline Pankhurst, and a particularly plucky pup, during a momentous time in history! This book links nicely to our topic on the changing role of women through history.
In maths, we have continued to explore place value, rounding by 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000. A tricky concept for some, but they have worked diligently to master it!