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Weekly Update (Week ending 18.10.19)

Columbus children have worked so hard this week despite half term being so close and myself being off ill for a day and a half. In English we have worked on building our vocabulary whist looking at different landscapes and parts of the world. We have used our new and improved vocabulary to create descriptive poems about our chosen animals and landscapes, which have turned our brilliantly. In science the children worked hard to create biographies about Charles Darwin using the research they carried out last week. In geography we have looked at what makes a county and identified multiple counties across England, then locating major towns and cities.

We have one week to go until a very well deserved half term. 


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 

Miss Wheeler


Homework - please see the attachment below or inside your child's homework book

Spellings - 
















Additional learning: research Van Gogh artwork and try to re-create your own version in preparation for Art week first week back after half term.



Family Learning: Autumn Term 1 – B

Choose an activity each week – it does not matter which order you do them in. For when you have a busy weekend we have included a Family week. This is a suggestion of something which you might do and there is no need to record anything in your homework book for the family week, unless you wish to. Homework books must be in school on Wednesday. Please could you use only 1 page per week, look after your book and always do your best.


Write a short a story in which you encounter three of the mythical creatures we have looked at. Where is it set? What problems do you face? How do you overcome them?


Challenge: Can you illustrate the story too?



Think about a successful team – who are the different people involved, how do they each contribute and what qualities do they have they make them an asset to the team. Put a picture in your book and explain.


Challenge: What makes you an effective team member?


Topic (Art)

Can you create a picture of one of Bricket Wood or St Albans’ well known landmarks? You could draw it, paint it, make a collage of it or create it in any way you like.


Challenge: Can you write an accompanying information booklet about your chosen landmark?



Maths  -   

Bake a some cupcakes – develop accurate measuring skills and then whilst you’re waiting for the cakes to cool down work out the total amount you spent on ingredients!


Challenge: Can you work out the cost of each individual cupcake?


Science – Trace your family tree – you can present this how you wish, draw it out or create one digitally.


Challenge: Can you go back more than five generations?




Family Week

Play a board game with your family.


Challenge: Can you write your own instructions for the game?





Everyday activities:

  • Reading: Read your school books, library books or any other book. Remember to record this in your reading record at least three times each week.
  • Spellings: Each week you will have 15 spellings to learn – choose five to practise in sentences on the right hand page of your homework book.



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