This week we have been celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. As part of this, we have looked at a particular decade of her life; 1956-1965. We spent a morning researching life events of the Queen during that era and found out that she had two babies during the decade, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. We thought about how exciting this would have been and planned and wrote news reports about the birth of Prince Andrew. I was extremely impressed with the children’s reports and we spent an exciting afternoon yesterday using the green screen to record our reports, including an interview with the Queen herself! Stay tuned for the full report on the blog soon.- Miss Nicholson 🙂
Keeping on the Queen theme, this week in maths we have looked at solving word problems involving the Royal family by using all four operations. The class were very good at discerning what operation was needed to solve each problem and many of the students felt confident enough to challenge themselves with the next level of questions – successfully, I might add!
We also looked at animal and plant habitats in science where we were able to discuss as a class which animals and plants would live in a particular habitat. We also crafted questions to ask the other groups about the habitats they researched in order to find out as much information as possible. – Mr Quirk
Our learner of the week this week is Helna. During our assembly practice, she was determined to learn her speaking part and read with beautiful fluency and intonation. She has also been making a continued effort over the past few weeks to improve her handwriting- well done Helna and keep it up.
Next week in maths we will be working with decimal numbers and in literacy writing from the viewpoint of an Orca- exciting times ahead!
Have a fantastic weekend,
Miss Nicholson and Mr Quirk 🙂