Saturday, 7 May 2016

Light and Shadows

In science this week, the children have been learning about how light travels and how shadows are formed. They used torches to investigate which materials were best at blocking light. Next week, we are hoping the sunshine continues so that we can go outside and begin to investigate how shadows change throughout the day.

In English, the children are really enjoying the mystery text 'Ottoline and the Yellow Cat', where they have been 'reading detectives'. The children are starting to build a bank of 'clues' as to how the mystery will be solved and how the story will end. We are hoping to finish the text this week and we will then be writing our own mysteries for Ottoline and Mr Munroe to solve!

In Maths we have been multiplying large numbers using the grid method. Next week, we will continue to practise the grid method and also look at division by chunking. All these areas rely on a good recall of times tables and it would be really helpful to their learning if you could support them in this at home.

In RE, we have looked at why and how the Church celebrates Pentecost. Thank you for helping the children with their definitions of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We will complete this unit next week with a discussion about their own gifts as a response to their homework. 

We hope you are all able to enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

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