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Weekly Update (Week ending 18.01.19)

Aldenham have had a fantastic week this week. Not only has our behaviour improved, but so has our attitude to learning. We have been looking at the differences between having a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, with children deciding that they wanted to have a growth mindset in every lesson.

In maths we have been tackling the really tricky topic of bar modelling. As a class, we really tried our hardest and persevered, thinking about what operations we might need to use to solve the problems. 

In English, we have been writing job adverts for a position as a chef in Henry VIII's kitchen. The children had to consider the different skills a cook might need as well as the different features of a job advert.

In History we have been looking Henry VIII's six wives. We discussed why he married each one and how/why the marriage didn't last. We also shared our own opinions on who our favourite wife was and why. In science, we have been carrying out an investigation into how different materials might filtrate muddy water.


Blossom of the Week - Tahlia

Writer of the Week - Ella

Reader of the Week - Jessica

Next week ……...


Next week, we will be reading more from our book First Blood by Jan Burchett. We will also be writing job adverts for a Tudor job similar to the one our book character is seeking to find.



In maths next week, we will be looking at addition and subtraction, and different methods that can be used to help at both mental and written calculations.


Science and Topic

In topic next week, the children will look into the life of Henry VIII and his wives. In science, we will begin to look at properties and changes in materials.


Children could: find out the reason Henry VIII had so many wives. They could investigate how/why properties in a particular material changes and what that change is.


Homework (to be handed in on Wednesdays)

Reading 5 times a week. Reading their own selected books, make sure the diaries are signed.

TTRockstars - to practise their tables facts.

Maths  Find the definition of the words on the homework sheet

Whole class – Carry out a science investigation from the homework slip



Monday and Tuesday (Swimming).


Miss Fitzgerald

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