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7th October 2016

English

In English this week, we continued to look at explanation texts. We orally explained a process and used different strategies to help us memorise it. Later in the week, we used the iPads to research different recycling processes and then used our notes to create a flowchart of the different steps. In grammar, the children revised their knowledge of using apostrophes for possession and practised these in different contexts.

Maths

This week in maths we have started learning about fractions. Following last week’s pop quiz, we have been comparing and ordering fractions with the same denominator, learning how to convert fractions with different denominators by identifying common multiples, finding equivalents. Next, we will be applying skills within word problems.

Project Work

This week’s topic work has focused on the cause of natural disasters and the effects that these have on the local population, including short and long-term tourism in the area. We will close our topic with our exit point next week which will provide the children with an opportunity to show off their learning in ‘The Holiday Show’ geography-based topic.

Mandarin

This week, students were given several speaking practice and worksheets to consolidate measure words and verbs with relative vocabularies of clothing. New adjectives were introduced to students to describe different clothing. Students also learnt how to explain the reason by linking the connecting word “因为 (because)”.

 

Computing

In computing this week, students have started to learn how to type codes and how to make characters move instead of drag and drop coding. They have been working through the activities on the website http://www.playcodemonkey.com . Many students loved trying out their coding skills and learning about repetition and writing efficient codes. The class should try to further their skills by completing these activities at home too.

Physical Education

In PE lessons this week pupils have been working on control and passing with accuracy within football. Classes who are currently on double PE have been continuing to practice basic setting skills in volleyball or basic ball handling and passing in tag rugby. Classes undertaking swimming focusing on partner peer observations of the back crawl.

Music

Students revisited how riffs, the blues scale and primary chords can be used to create a structured composition. By consolidating and applying these concepts we have learned this term in a duo activity, we improved our expressive, creative, performing and collaborative skills.

Design & Technology

This week in Design and Technology, the children continued to learn how to safely drill holes. They learnt about how to use the cordless drill while applying their understanding of the theoretical functions of this tool to a practical experience. They also learnt how to locate centres using geometry and to work with accuracy.

Homework

Spelling: 

  •  Please see the spelling journal for spelling words this week. Children should learn their spellings for a test and complete one of the spelling activities into their journal. To be tested on Monday 10th October. Please hand spelling journals to your spelling teacher.

Maths: 

  •  My iMaths: To be completed by Wednesday 12th October. 
  •  Times tables: Please complete the times tables grid into your homework book, using a pencil. To be handed in on Wednesday 12th October. 

Reading: 

  •  Complete the comprehension into the homework book. Please write in full sentences, using a pen. To be handed in on Wednesday 12th October. 
  •  Read for at least 20 minutes per day. 

Project Work: 

  •  Please bring your projects in next week (Monday – Thursday) so we can share them with the class. We can’t wait to see what you have produced!

 

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