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Mountfields Lodge School

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Mountfields Lodge School

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Spring Term.

 

Wow, I can't believe we are coming up to the end of term already.  We have packed some much in to this term and I know the children and staff alike are all ready for a sunny Easter Break.

We are continuing with our routines; Times Table Rock Stars and the Daily Mile and  PE every Monday and Friday; please make sure you have your PE Kit, including spare socks, hair-ties and earring tape (or no earrings please).

Spellings are issued every second Thursday and we have a ‘check-up’ (test) every second Wednesday.

 

Vikings

Raiders or Traders

 

To complete our Unit on Raiders or Traders, we are working on a Zig-Zag booklet with all the facts and information we have learnt.  We are deciding on our sub-headings and planning our paragraphs, ready to present our work neatly in our booklets.

 

JIGSAW

 

Our new topic for Jigsaw this term is Healthy Me.  We will be learning about keeping our bodies healthy and how to keep ourselves safe. We have set ourselves fitness challenge, and will be working towards achieving our goals at home and at school.

 

 

 

ENGLISH

 

We are going to be covering a lot of different writing over this half term linked with our grammar, science and EOW work.  We will be looking at the structure and vocabulary used in Explanations.

 

 

  MAGNETS

 

Last week, we began our Science investigations into magnets. We investigated materials with magnetic properties and how magnets can attract or repel each other.  

This week we will be creating a game using magnets and using what we already know to help us design an experiment.  Have you got any magnets at home?  Can you find any examples around the house?

 

Today we created a Magnetic Maze and shared it with our Foundation Buddies.

MATHS

 

We are continuing our work with POWER MATHS this term, investigating fractions and decimals. 

We can recognise basic fractions and are beginning to use them to find equivalent fractions and the simplest form.  We are also investigating Improper Fractions and Mixed-Number fractions and how to find them on a number-line.  We have also been adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

We have introduced decimal numbers by investigating tenths and hundredths.  Ask children to find and identify examples of fractions when they are out and about.

COMPUTING

 

During computing we have been working hard to create our own computer games using Scratch.  Follow the link at the bottom of the page to see an example and maybe have a go at making one at home.

Music

 

During this half term, we are learning songs in French.  We will be talking about beat and pitch.  We will focus on understanding pitch through melody and through singing.  It is also a great way to help us practice our French vocabulary.

School Closes for Easter on Friday 5th April 2019 (3.15pm/3.20pm) and Re-Opens on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 (8.50am)
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