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This week in maths we have move onto time, we had a go at converting between the 12 hour clock and the 24 hour clock. We were then given a train timetable with missing information; we had to apply our knowledge of time to complete this table. This required us to convert between hours and minutes to work out the missing times. Once we had completed the train timetables we got to use the iPads/laptops and have a look at real train timetables and using them to ask our partners questions about the departure and arrival times along with the duration of journeys. We then used this train timetable and our knowledge of time to solve a range of problems, some of which require us to use our knowledge of money. Next week in maths we will be focusing on measurement, measuring a range of objects in terms of length, weight and capacity and converting between units of measurement.

In Literacy, we have continued with writing our letters to the Old Gentleman; however we have focused on improving our letters from last week. We had to decide on the types of information we needed to include, to do this we had a go at hot seating the main characters to find out extra information. We then had a look at a letter to the Old Gentleman and we decided that it was a good letter but it could be even better if we changed the vocabulary, included appropriate punctuation and organised the information into a suitable order. Next week we will be using a different book that will help us to write an informal letter, this book is 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. Within this we will be using our reading skills to identify words with similar meanings.

On Tuesday afternoon we became Geographers, we described our local area in terms of how the land is used and we discovered a contrasting area in the UK which we could compare against Wrenbury. We looked at the statistics for both areas so that we could compare how they are different.

On Wednesday we had a very exciting time during our break times, it was Market Day. The customers came to play our games that we developed as teams using recycled material as part of our enterprise challenge. It was a great opportunity for the children to develop their maths and speaking and listening skills. Each team did really well, but the hard work doesn't end there, we have got a visit from 'The Dragons' and we have got to prepare a presentation to deliver our business plan.

On Thursday, we went outside to investigate air resistance and what effect it has on us when we move. we got the chance to move at different speeds to see what happens to the air when we move through it. We also discovered that the more aerodynamic you are the faster you can travel. Next week we will continue to investigate air resistance and friction.

A huge well done to base 4 for getting 100% attendance again this week, we are doing really well with attendance and we need to keep it up!!

Reminders:

Times tables and spellings need to be done every day!
Homework needs to be done to the highest standard to assist our learning.
PE kits need to be in school every Wednesday and Friday; I advise that they are taken home on a Friday to be washed as we are doing our PE lessons outside on the grass.

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