What a fantastic start back! Even though we were only back for 3 days, we have seemed to have fit an awful lot in!

In maths this week, we have been continuing our division topic. This week in particularly, dividing numbers beyond known times tables. Alongside this, we have been practicing all of our times tables. It was a slow start at the beginning (we all still had Christmas brain!) but by the end of the week we were all back on track.  

We started our new topic module for this term on Wednesday, rivers. We looked at the formation of the rivers across the world, different types of rivers and how rivers are created. It was interesting, when we did our KWL (know, want to know and learnt) , the very different questions we all had and would like to know more about. We all really enjoyed our first lessons on rivers and look forward to learning more!

English this week, we have started our new best text ‘Beowulf’. On our hook day, we described our own troll characters, designing what they would look like. We then dramatized the story, making the text our own. This was very funny as there where so many different interpretations and very interesting takes on the characters. On Friday, we then recapped over capital letters as we have all been forgetting to add them from time to time! We had to read the best text and become detectives, searching for the incorrect capitals and changing them. We also made our own capital letters rules cards that we should refer too any time we do any writing.

In art this week , we created watercolour photos on different formations of rivers, for our display in the office hallway. We each chose different formations from pictures and satellite photos and learnt how to use watercolours effectively. Our finished pictures are beautiful and we are all very proud of our work.

We have also started another new topic in PE this term, gymnastics. We had our first lesson with Miss Jobbins on Thursday and we all did really well. We were given the challenge to make 6 steps or movements, we then had to add 3-6 different gymnastic moves to them e.g. pike, arch, v-sit etc. we loved having a go and were all very good at staying focused and being careful.

Next week we will be setting our personal targets for the end of term and starting our new story ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare and adapted by Andrew Matthews.

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