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Week beginning 16th November

What a great Children in Need Day! We all really enjoyed wearing our spotty clothes and carrying out the ‘act our age’ activities. You can see some of the pictures below.

This week we have continued our learning of World War II, understanding why Britain went to war and what it was like to be evacuated. The children wrote heartfelt letters home in the role of the character that they were given. Some evacuees endured awful conditions being separated from their siblings and receiving horrible punishments, whereas some really enjoyed living in the country - seeing cows for the first time and having a proper bath!

On Wednesday, we observed a two minute silence marked by Mr Coleman playing the Last Post on his trumpet. We also completed our amazing watercolour poppies in remembrance of those who sadly lost their lives.

Next week is Science week! Our topic will be light and the children will be learning about how light travels, how shadows are formed and how a periscope works! In Maths, we will be continuing with multiplying and dividing numbers by multiples of 10, 100 and 1,000 and in English, the children will be writing a biography about themselves.

We are looking forward to a great week!

Mrs Armitage and Mrs Moore

 

 

Children in Need

WW2 Inspiration Day

Week Beginning 9th November

We had a great week last week introducing our new topic, World War II. The children experienced what life would have been like during the war and listened to the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announce that Britain was at war with Germany. We also listened to air raid sirens, created our own identity cards, taped up windows and wrote a diary extract. Alongside our inspiration day, our English theme for the week was the Machine Gunners. We all really enjoyed listening to the story and learning about the main characters and how they kept the machine gun that they had found safe and hidden, as well as how the relationships between the children and the German pilot changed throughout the story.

This week, we will be focussing on Remembrance Day and will be using our watercolour skills to paint poppies. We will also be answering key questions in History about why Britain had to go to war in 1939 and why it was necessary for children to be evacuated. In English, we will be reading and writing biographies based on famous people from World War II such as Sir Winston Churchill and Dame Vera Lynn. In Maths this week, we will be learning about square and cube numbers and inverse operations.

 

On Friday, it is Children in Need so we will be raising money for this charity by wearing spotty clothes and ‘Acting our Age’!

 

Mrs Armitage and Mrs Moore

Week Beginning 2nd November

It has been wonderful having all the children back in class this week. We have had a successful week discussing some of Life’s Big Questions for our RE week! The children showed good empathy and understanding when learning about what different religions believe happens when we die. We also enjoyed out last tennis lesson (despite the rain!) where we competed in a variety of activities. Well done to the winners of each of the activities!

This week we will be starting our World War theme. Our English will be based on the story ‘The Machine Gunners’ and we will be learning about why Britain went to war and why it was necessary for children to be evacuated. In Maths, we will be learning about factors, multiples and prime numbers. For Games and PE (Monday and Thursday) we will be starting Basketball and will be looking at different physical challenges!

Mrs Armitage and Mrs Moore

 

Life's Big Questions!

Week Beginning 26th October

Hello Class Moonstone!

We hope that you have had a good half term break, and are ready for the exciting things we have planned for you this half term.

This week is RE Week. We will be considering how different religions help believers when times get hard. Similarly, we will explore the ideas of those with no faith about life's big questions.
 

 

In Mathematics, we will be using inverse operations to solve problems with addition and subtraction, and will learn how to calculate missing angles.
 

After reading the amazing story of Floella Benjamin's early life in 'Coming to England', we have a new class story called 'Fireweed'. This story is about two teenage runaways, who refuse to be evacuated from wartime London, and their struggle to survive the Blitz. We are really looking forward to reading this story and to find out what happens.

 

 

We want to say well done to all of you for completing your daily lessons on Seesaw before half term. You did this admirably! Visit Seesaw again this week for your homework activities. You will have both spelling and maths homework on Tuesday, which needs to be returned by Monday 2nd November.

Have a great week!

Mrs Armitage and Mrs Moore

 

Using AR to explore the Solar System

Solar System Drama

Syncopated rhythms

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We have been learning about syncopation which is the off beat of a rhythm. We took our learning outside to practise our rhythms in our school environment.

Syncopated rhythms

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Syncopated rhythms

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Class Moonstone

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