During our transition to year 6 this week we had a very special visitor. Mr Kay brought in his Whippet Ralph to compliment our new class novel ‘Born To Run.’ We loved meeting him, he is such a lovely dog and enjoyed hearing the stories about him. We then wrote from the perspective of Ralph and thought about what a typical day might be like for him.
The parent mail system is still down at the moment. Please see below this weeks email-
We had a blast on Monday when Mr Schofield came in to teach us chess. The children were amazing and had excellent chess skills! They definitely would make a formidable chess team.
How does chess relate to our Indus Valley topic?
Miss M 🙂
I have had some troubles sending the parent mail this week. Please find it below.
Today was our last session at Allerton High for Science.
Today we did 4 different experiments in different groups. 5LM – comment below with what experiment you did and what your observations were.
Mr Allcock showed us a song naming all of the elements in the periodic table sung by Daniel Radcliffe. I wonder if you can learn it?
The Bike ability instructors have been so impressed by all of the children who have done their cycling proficiency training so far. This will be finishing next week with the remaining children.
This week we have been planning our discussion texts using the IPEELL format and thinking about which sentence types we can use. We have been thinking about using “Does not… does” “Will not… will” “The question is:____” and “When, when, when, then.” The children have all written an introduction for their discussion text and will be continuing with this next week. The children could challenge themselves to include one of these in their homework this week. Next week we will be continuing to write our discussion texts.
In Topic we have been creating information leaflets about life in the Indus Valley in preparation for our exhibition. The children used IPEELL to structure their writing into an introduction, 3 points and an ending. We are currently finalising a date for the exhibition and will let you know as soon as possible. It will be a great opportunity for the children to share their learning with you. It will be at some point in the last week in this half term.
In our “Maths No Problem” lessons, we have moved on to percentages. We looked at the word percent and found that it means “of 100.” Using our knowledge of hundredths we were able to find percentages. We then combined this with our fractions knowledge and were able to convert fractions to allow us to find percentages much more easily (see methods below). Next week we will be finding percentages of amounts. They will be fantastic at finding new prices in a sale!
Spelling- This week’s spellings are all words with the s sound spelt sc:
The children are finishing the story based on the picture below and are challenged to try and include one of the sentence types that we learned this week in class. An example of those used in sentences are also below.
Grammar – 50 51 Using commas.
Maths- 40 & 41 Percentages
Bike ability will continue next week for those children who have not already done it.
The children went to Allerton High this morning with Mr Ash and Mrs Wake so I am so excited to hear all about it on Monday. Encourage them to comment on our class blog with what they got up to!
FOOTBALL PLAYERS – If you are playing football on Tuesday (you would have had a letter today) don’t forget your kit.
Also, an obvious reminder, we are closed on Monday for the bank holiday. The Sun is shining, let’s hope it stays like this for the weekend. Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend!
Miss M 🙂
Today we have been lucky enough to visit Allerton High and go into an Astrodome. We were shown a film and given a talk by 2 people from Leeds University physics department. We gazed at the stars while we were shown key features of our solar system. It was absolutely amazing- the pictures are rubbish I apologise!
Ashley showing Allerton High who’s boss!