Apologies for the delay in updating our class page - we have been extremely busy already this half term and have been enjoying visits from professionals in the local community to enhance our learning.
Our first visit was from 3 members of the local policing team which the children thoroughly enjoyed - particularly asking them questions, finding out about their role within the local community, inspecting their handcuffs and warrant cards and most importantly: sitting in the police car and activating the siren (much to the delight of our neighbours I'm sure!).
Yesterday (9th October) we were lucky enough to have a visit from two local magistrates. We learned about what their jobs are and they gave us roles to act out a mock trial. We learned lots of new words and enjoyed asking them questions about their experiences as magistrates. Sam was found guilty of theft with his role as 'Tom Bowler' (whilst also firing his legal team too!)
In English we have really enjoyed linking our History learning with our writing and would love to share some of this with you (photos to follow).
In Maths we have been using a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to support our learning with negative numbers, place value, mental methods for addition and subtraction and we are currently learning how to 'exchange' when subtracting using written methods.
In Science we have been exploring different materials and their properties and learning to use the correct vocabulary to describe which material would be useful for different purposes. We enjoyed carrying out some experiments and investigations in cooking which also linked with our cooking sessions.
We are currently studying graffiti in Art and this has helped support our English writing too as we are writing about it this week.
As you can see from our timetable posted below, we have an extremely packed schedule for each day and want to ensure children make the most of their time at school and their learning should reflect this. We study a new grammar objective and spelling pattern each week Anderson learn this throughout the week to be consolidated in a spelling test at the end of the week and homework on grammar to support this classwork and challenge your child to extend their understanding. We appreciate your support in helping your child to practise their reading, spelling and reasoning skills at home with yourselves.
We look forward to updating this page more regularly so please continue to check on our learning and anything we can share with you.
-Miss Styles and Mrs Sritharan (5 Hazel)