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Spring Term Week 5 – 9.2.24

We have reached half way through the school year, half way through year 6 and into the final stretch of Primary School!

The children wo have been in this week have had a marvellous time working on a huge range of activities. In English, we have concluded and published our first story of the year: Francis. A spooky tale about the mysterious disappearance of a young girl on a lake! You can watch the video HERE and ask your child about their version of the story and why Francis was out on the lake, on her own, at night! The big challenge for this piece of writing, was to include some dialogue between characters – which was tricky as there is no speech in the film. The children have done a brilliant job to create a new scene which includes Francis and someone else having a (sometimes heated) conversation.

In Maths, we have completed a unit of work on Algebra, which the children have really enjoyed and found to be a little easier than they expected. Have a look at BBC Bitesize for more information. Can you solve this equation? If Y = 13, then what would 6Y – 2Y equal? Also we’ve had a great time playing the game ‘Guardians of Mathematica’ on the BBC website too.

We have concluded our topic on Polar Explorers by learning about the expeditions of Scott and Shackleton – who both had varying degrees of success, in their quests to the south pole in the Antarctic. Scott and his team made history by being the first British team to reach the pole, whilst Shackleton attempted to cross the entire continent – ask your child to tell you more.

Our science investigation, this week, was all about how penguins huddle together to insulate themselves against the cold of Antarctica. We simulated the penguin huddles with test tubes of warm water and then measured the temperature of each penguin (test tube) over time to see if they stayed warmer for longer being in the middle or the outside of the huddle. We then compared this to the temperature of ‘Penguin X’, who sadly, was all by itself! Ask your child what they found out.

Pupils of the Week

Congratulations to Jacob in 2KT, who has done some amazing writing this week – full of effort and excellent ideas!

Congratulations to Grace in 2DJ, who has set a wonderful example this week and whose work is always her ‘best’!

Times Table Superstars

Well for scoring 20 / 20 this week: Laila, Joel, Lissie, Zach, Hachem, Kitty, Keira, Grace, Eithan, Zak, Shia, Madeline, John, Archie, Isobelle, Faheem, Inaya, Zarwa, Layla H and Ajeet!

Happy Birthday to Faheem! We hope you enjoy turning 11 – Have a great day!

We hope you have a wonderful and restful half term holiday. We will see the children back in school on Monday 19th February, when we begin our new topic – The Victorians!

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