Today, we discussed Remembrance Day. We talked a lot about WW1 and how it was the biggest conflict in history (at the time). Additionally, we also spoke about why we wear poppies and why we do minutes of silence.
Following this, you all completed 100 word challenges on Remembrance Day. Your writing ranged from poems to recounts and from newspaper reports to diaries.
We practised multiplying two fractions together this week. We know that there are three steps:
- Multiply the numerators
- Multiply the denominators
- Simplify the fraction
Times Tables Rockstars!
We have a brand-new programme to try out in our school called ‘Times Tables Rock Stars. It helps us with our Times Tables by answering questions online and on paper.
How do we use it?
Your login details are exactly the same as your Sumdog ones.
What section should we play on?
To being with, play in The Studio. This sends me information of what your strengths and weaknesses are.
I also think you can set a Rock Avatar and Stage name – ENJOY!
We began a netball sequence of lessons on Thursday. I really enjoy teaching netball, as you need to your teammates to score points… Because you cannot run with the ball, but only without it!
We focused on the chest pass and agility this week. To improve our chest passes, we worked in small groups of 4-6 people and numbered ourselves. We then passed the ball in number order. The children without the ball were allowed to move – it looked really good. Our agility game was so much fun. Everyone has a cone they stood on and when I blew my whistle, you had to find another cone. To make it a competition, I removed a cone each time – it was almost like musical chairs.
I spoke a lot on Thursday about ‘word classes’ and how a word can change its meaning depending on how we use it in a sentence. The example I used were ‘walk’ and ‘plant’:
Noun: That was a great walk! … Here we are talking about the ‘walk’ as a thing, a noun.
Verb: We will walk to school… We are using ‘walk’ as a verb because we are doing it.
Noun: Miss judge bought me a beautiful plant.
Verb: Shall we plant the seeds?
I had a look through my resources and managed to find a question that will put your understanding to the test – see how you get on:
TOP TIP:Eliminate the answers that you know it is not to begin with.
Have a great weekend,