Week commencing 18th January 2016 In Maths this week, we are going to be looking and understanding the different place values after the decimal point. Children will also being placing a range of numbers that include decimals in order. We will then be moving on to remind ourselves of strategies we have used for the four main operations. We will then be using these strategies to look at worded problems. Children will be supporting each other here, as we found this very useful last week. It is important that you work with your children on the basis of maths please. It is evident that the children are still not always confident in their knowledge of times tables. We have been working very hard on these in class and any support given at home is greatly appreciated. In Literacy we are going to be looking at the different features of persuasive writing. We are going to be looking at existing adverts from the Television and discussing what we think the message is. We are then going to be looking at existing adverts from the press and identifying what the message is and the impact that it has on us. Later in the week the children are going to be looking at slogans and their importance in persuasive language. The children will then have a go at creating new slogans for existing companies. As the week progresses the children will then be given the chance to create their own company name and slogan for their company. They will then be given the chance to design their own product. In Science we are going to be discussing separating of solutions. The children will be carrying a simple experiment to start this unit of work. Games are on a Wednesday, we will be outside, so please make sure that your child has the appropriate clothing. We are will be in the hall on Thursday morning. I hope that the River projects are taking shape, even if they are in the early days. Please feel to ask if there is anything that you are unsure about.
Year 5 have had a very busy day! First of all they had to measure the wood to make their canvas frame for Art. This meant that they were able to put to good use the strategies and skills for measuring they had been learning in Mathematics last week. The wood was marked for the four sides with children choosing to have a rectangular or square canvas frame.
All the children had a reminder about how to saw safely using a bench vice and to be careful walking around with and using the saws. The task of sawing the wood was greeted with enthusiasm by everyone! The next step was to glue the sides together in the shape of a rectangle or square and then to re-enforce them with cardboard triangles. The children used a right angle measure made from folded scrap paper (ask one of the class to show you how easy it is to do) to get the right size and shape.
Afterwards they had to cut out some material to use for the ‘canvas’ – Mrs Westlake’s recycled sheet. The material was just a little bigger than the frame and was pinned in place with some drawing pins ready for painting.
The frame was hot glued by Mrs Westlake because it can be a hazardous task. The canvas was then primed, by being painted white, ready for next week when the real work of painting the miniature can begin. The children worked on the intitial ideas in their sketch books, in Art, trying out drawing different parts of the face before they started their painting and then went on to draw a final design. Key thing it to not make the picture too small as it is hard to paint even with special narrow brushes we use.
Here are some pictures of all the things we did today!
In Maths this week we are going to be looking at division. We are going to be hopefully moving away from the Chunking method and moving to a simpler strategy. We will be then linking this to worded problems.
In Literacy we are going to be looking at presentation skills. The children have been asked to present a book review on Friday afternoon. We are going to looking at different approaches to presenting information. The work on Friday will go towards their Oracy level at the end of year 6.
We are continuing to look at rivers this week. The children are going to be identifying the different sections of the river. The children will also be studying the impact of flooding.
Games this week will be on a Thursday in the afternoon. The children will need both indoor and outdoor clothing on this day.
The children received a project to complete on Friday. Please ask your child about it.