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What a busy week we have had in Base 4!

Monday seems like only yesterday and yet we have achieved so much in such a short space of time. This week we have been carrying on with our book Tortuga and even took turn 'hot seating' Tortuga herself and exploring her feelings as a great storm rolled across her home. We then looked at how the author's use of colour helps to portray different emotions. We have a fantastic discussion in class about this and came up with some amazing ideas! We then moved on to researching and creating a Non-Chronological Report all about Ghost Crabs, that Tortuga comes across on her journey to find a new home.

In Maths we have spent the week looking at time and all the key facts surrounding time itself. We then moved onto converting 12 hour times to 24 hour times and back again. Some of us even solved problems involving time. We will be revisiting time next term so please keep going over these key facts!!

Now that the weather is getting better (one can hope!) we will venturing outside for PE once again on a Monday. Please make sure that your PE kids are in school on a Monday — Trainers and tracksuit bottoms are fine as it is still pretty cold and wet!

This week I have included two books that I would definitely recommend. Feel free to pop into our room and have a look through them and they are available to buy from most places for not much money. I have found them very useful in explaining difficult concepts and providing a visual representation of different aspects of the curriculum. They cover ALL areas of SPaG and Maths and I have definitely found them very useful (I'm not on commission, honest!).

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Mr Lindop: Sat 15 Jun 8:32pm

We've had a great time this week in Base 4. We've continued out work on properties of materials, investigating thermal insulators, dissolving and methods of separating materials. The children made some fantastic observations when finding out if materials were soluble or insoluble and lots of scientific inquiry was on display. I was impressed with how well the children used the...

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: Fri 14 Jun 6:50pm

We have been budding scientists this week. After reading our class text 'The Garbage King', we decided that Mamo needed a new mattress as we felt that a straw one probably wasn't that comfy. Before we could even think about making them, we needed to investigate the properties of the materials that we found on the 'garbage dump'. We couldn't make a mattress without...

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Mrs Holdsworth: Fri 14 Jun 4:34pm

We've spent a lot more time than normal inside this week in Base 1 thanks to all the wet weather, but this has meant that we've had a chance to explore our new 'construction zone'. We have created a space where buildings and models can be kept on display when they are finished. To earn the right to do this the children must write a sentence or a label about their model and display...