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30th September 2016

English

In our English work we have been looking at character and setting descriptions. We thought of adjectives to describe one of the characters from the stories we read last week and then used those adjectives to create a wanted poster. After creating our character descriptions, we then worked on adjectives for settings which included our different senses. These were then used to write our own setting descriptions.

Maths

In our Maths work this week we have been learning all about data handling. We started by asking our own question and recording the information in a tally chart. We then used this data to create our own pictograms and bar charts using scales of 1 and 2. After this, we then moved on to interpret different graphs and answer questions about what the data showed us.

Project Work

Our Project Work this week has involved us looking at trees in our local area. We have used the homework we completed to help us name, draw and identify features of different trees around the school. After this, we chose one type of tree and worked collaboratively to make a tree booklet which included a bark rubbing, picture and the vegetation and animals that were around our tree.

Mandarin

This week students have consolidated counting 1-40 and have continued to count to 100. Apart from counting students have also learned the basic measure words: “ge” and “tiao”. Please refer to the link for the flashcards containing vocabulary words and key grammar structure.

Link: https://quizlet.com/_2ir3gi

Computing

Pupils have been continuing course one on code.org that they started in year 2.  We have recapped how to sign in using a secret picture so all progress is tracked and assessed.  Over the next few weeks, we will complete puzzles with angry birds and bees collecting nectar and making honey.

Physical Education

Swimming - The children are developing their backstroke leg action swimming either widths or lengths. They are also improving their diving and or jumping into the pool.

PE - The pupils have been introduced to the finding space and avoiding others. Each pupil has had the opportunity to lead their team in the hall and try not to collide with other groups or lose members of the team.

Music

In the frame of the Juilliard Creative Classroom, the children watched and listened to the finale of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. They learned and experienced variations in tempo and texture. Thereafter by groups of 2 or 3, they created improvisations based on tempo and texture. The children also learned the second verse of Mendelssohn’s Christmas song “Hark! The Angels”.

Homework

This week we have been learning about data handling and making different types of graphs and charts. For the homework, we would like you to answer some questions about either a pictogram or a bar chart.  There are three challenges. Pick one to complete. You can write your answers on the back of the page.

In our lessons, we have been discussing reasons why we learn about data handling and how it can be used outside of the classroom. As an extension to their chosen challenge, the children could think of a question and create a tally chart with four options and collect the results amongst friends and family. They could then create a bar or pictogram to show their results. One idea was for flavours of cupcakes at birthday parties.  We need to know what cakes other children like so we have to gather the data to find out.

 

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