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Autumn 2 – Week 5

We have a had another very busy week in our build up towards Christmas and the end of the Autumn Term. English this week, saw us begin a new unit of work all about the law. We found out all about criminal trials, lawyers, barristers, judges, juries and the defence and prosecution teams. We began to apply this new knowledge to the case of Hamlet, who has been charged with murder and requires our help to try and have him acquitted. We began to look at how we could give counter arguments to all of the bad things the prosecution teams may say against him during the trial. Ask your child what they’ve learned this week and whether or not they think they will save Hamlet.

Our Maths work this week focussed on Measures. We looked at a range of metric units of measurement (for Length, Mass and Capacity) and they relate to one another. We found out that converting between them – for example from metres to kilometres – was simply a case of understanding place value, and multiplying or dividing by 10, 100 or 1000. You can find out more or recap your understanding on BBC Bitesize.

We produced some Science posters this week, to show our understanding of the 4 main types of plants. We spent some time researching information from secondary sources and then shared that knowledge in a range of creative ways. As with all good science work, and in line with our school science principles, we had to make sure the information we were sharing was factually correct and included some new / important vocabulary about the topic.

In our Topic work, we looked again at Elizabeth 1 and began to revisit some of the knowledge we have gained about the Elizabethan era. We then had to show our understanding by answering a range of questions about the monarchy, theatres, exploration and art.

Our Disco on Thursday evening was a huge success and both the children and staff had a brilliant time. We sang (kind of), danced and scoffed our way through an hour of great fun: learning new dance moves and routines up on the stage and dancefloor. Thank you to all the children who came along (you were brilliantly behaved) and to the parents who got them back to school quickly, so they could party!

Today, we had a group of children go out to represent the school at the Middlesbrough Table Tennis Festival – Keira, Harrison, Roman, Madeline, John, Layla and Isobelle.

Pupils of the week

In 2DJ – Sienna – for wonderful effort and always wanting to improve in her English work.

In 2KT – Hachem – for his determination to improve in all areas of the curriculum.

Times Tables

Jacob, Dominc, Inaya, Zak, Harrison, Madeline, Grace, John, Faheem, Samir, Zarwa, Isobelle, Ajeet, Layla.H, Keira and Eithan

Spellings

Our super spellers this week were Alex, Dominic, Simar, Kitty, Zak, Ajeet and Layla.H

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