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Mountfields Lodge School

Garnet

EPIC LEARNERS

 

2020! We have an amazing start to the year planned in class Garnet.

 

We have been independent learners and shared our amazing ideas with our class mates this week as we learn new things.  We continue to explorepersevere and communicate all of our creative ideas.

 

While we have a flexible timetable we will be continuing with; Times Table Rock Stars, the Daily Mile and  PE every Monday and Thursday; 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.

 

Reading books and Reading Records have been issued and sent home.  These will be collected and marked off on a regular basis.  Please read as often as possible and talk about what you are reading.

 

STEM Week

How Far Will It Go!

 

We have started back with a BANG!  This week we have been designing, constructing, testing and refining rockets.  We have been collaborating and competing in small groups to design a rocket that will fly the farthest. 

EOW

Living Layers

Our topic this half term is Living Layers.  We are exploring rain forests around the world and learning about their importance.  We have started identifying rain forests around the world.  This links with our homework, English, Science and Computing.

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English

The Great Kapok Tree

 

Linking with our Living Layers topic, we are reading and innovating The Great Kapok Tree.

The story starts with a man entering the Rainforest with the intention of chopping down the Kapok tree.  As he rest under the tree, many different mammals, birds and reptiles visit him and ask him not to cut down their tree.

We are exploring the rich language and using it in our own writing.

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MATH

 

In Power Maths we are continuing to work with multiplication and division.

We will be looking at problem solving and using bar models to represent multiplication and division.  We will be using written methods to multiply large numbers and use remainders when a number doesn't divide equally.

 

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Computing

 

This term we are using Publisher to create a document about the rain forest.  We are thinking about ways to present our learning.

A BIG Well Done to our Young Voices Choir...some of the 6100 Young Voices performing at the NEC on Monday 27th January in the World's largest children's choir
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