Thursday, 2 November 2017

Weekly News

This week we have been focussing all of our work around towers and tunnels.
We started the week by building different size towers and estimating their height in centimetres before measuring accurately using a ruler. Some children also looked at millimetres to make their measurements even more precise (for example 2.5cm). The gold challenge involved answering mathematical questions about their measurements such as; ‘How much taller is tower 3 than tower 1?’, ‘How tall would your towers be if you put them altogether?’ and ‘Can you convert one of your measurements from cm into mm?’.
Later in the week we looked at subtraction on a 100sq by moving up to subtract tens and backwards to subtract ones.
In English we have looked at the story ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne. In the story one of the main characters has a dilemma about whether she should follow her brother into a strange, dark tunnel. The children wrote reasons for and against using conjunctions (because, unless, until, if, so that). AT the end of the lesson we acted out a ‘conscience alley’.
On Friday everyone started planning their own tunnel adventure story by making a story map.
In Geography we have been learning about famous towers around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, the Burj Khalifa etc. We looked at the continents each tower was in and labelled on a world map. Some children made their labels more specific by finding the country within the continent.

Have a lovely weekend,
Mrs Brooks and Mrs Wyer

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