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Weekly Update (Week ending 18.1.19)

We have started to read our English text First Blood, by Jan Burchett. Young Jack Briars has made his way to the palace to try and find work in the kitchens of Henry VIII. From this, children have been writing job adverts for Tudor kitchen apprentices. When Jack arrived, he was ambitious and attempted to find the chambers of Thomas Cromwell. He has been chased around the palace until he stumbled upon the chambers. How will Master Cromwell greet him?


In maths, year 6 children have been learning how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with different denominators. Year 5 children have used a new way of dividing 4 digit numbers using the bus-stop method. Then they have considered what to do with the remainder depending on the context of the problem they are solving. 


In science, we have been getting very muddy, learning how to filter solids out of liquids to separate the mixture. We have learnt that smaller holes in materials filter more the of solid.

In history, children have learnt about Henry VIII's 6 wives, extracting important information from sources.


Please continue to sign their reading diaries to confirm children are reading 5 times a week or more. It would be great to see children producing their own book reviews from their reading and bringing them in to school.


Next week………



Next week, we will be reading more from our book Frist Blood by Jan Burchett.  We will also begin to write new escapades for our protagonist, Jack Briars using complex sentence structures and vocabulary which shows characters' feelings.



In maths next week, year 5 solving problems. Year 6 will be continuing to multiply fractions and begin to look at dividing fractions.   


Science and Topic

In topic next week, the children will look the Tudor rose and the history behind it. In science, we will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes.



Children could: identify natural irreversible changes and look out for evaporation and condensation in the car, kitchen and bathroom.


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 Define mathematical vocabulary.

Whole class – science investigations - Stirring salt and sugar into warm and cold water.



Tuesday (swimming) and Wednesday games. Swimming will continue for years 5 and 6 until February half-term.


Best wishes

Mr Funnell

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