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In maths, the children have been learning about place value. They were tasked with demonstrating the hundreds, tens, and ones in numbers with objects from around the house. Later, they used their place value knowledge to solve problems and 2-digit addition and subtraction number sentences. In mini explorers, the children were learning about echolocation and how bats and other animals use a series of high-pitched clicks that bounce off objects so they can avoid them. They also watched a video clip of an 8-year-old boy who is blind and is learning echolocation to help him to avoid obstacles.
Year 2 had a fantastic and informative presentation by Reza’s dad, Faisal, on Monday for Humanities. He took us through his time living in the Cayman Islands and Montserrat and all the amazing things that you can see and do on each island. The children were particularly interested in the shipwrecks and are now wondering if there is any treasure left in them!
Our world tour continues, and this week, we have been exploring Africa. In literacy, children have written fact sheets about Africa. Lots of them wore the African crowns they made with Mrs Belshaw while doing the writing. In maths, they have shown excellent adding skills while finding out different ways of making number 18. In art, children created lion headdresses inspired by the story ´The Lion King´. During Montessori time, they enjoyed learning greetings and numbers in Spanish.
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary’ was the focus of the week for the nursery children as they started their topic on nursery rhymes. Nursery enjoyed exploring their phonetic sounds in the ‘fairy garden’ and had a go sorting them into the correct hoops. The children explored pattern in the classroom and in the garden, where they could be seen planting colourful bedding plants in rows of repeating patterns. The miniature zen garden allowed the children the opportunity to refine their fine motor skills using miniature gardening tools to create curved and straight-line patterns whilst listening to calming meditation music!
Year 4 started their new topic on the Anglo-Saxons and learnt all about who they were, where they came from and why they came to Britain. To show their understanding, the children each recorded a video of themselves dressed as Anglo-Saxons and explained why they decided to move and settle in Britain. The videos turned out brilliantly! In addition, Year 4 also learnt about what daily life was like for the Anglo-Saxons.
In Year 5 this week, the children investigated the difference between constructive and destructive plate boundaries. They then used items in their homes to creatively explain what happens when tectonic plates meet in these two ways.
In their class time together, the children of Year 5 showed off all of the wonderful skills they had been working on during the lockdown period, including karate, origami, sewing, music, magic, lego construction and art. What a talented bunch!
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M K Hodge 5 March 2021