Miss Phillips: February 2016
Welcome back Base 4! A great first week back in Base 4, with everyone being focussed and willing to learn. This week we welcomed a new member to Base 4, everyone has made Raf feel very welcome ensuring his transition through the school day is easy, allowing him to settle in at Wrenbury quickly.
In Literacy this week, we held a debate to argue if Phoenix should play the game or not. Everyone was veru proactive during the debate, putting their points across, listening to other points of view and responding to these with an alternative point of view. it was very interesting and the children enjoyed it very much. We then held a secret vote, the outcome was that Phoenix should test out dad's new game! We then moved on to writing a balanced argument, from two points of view. Next week we will use our plans to continue writing and refining our formal writing skills.
In maths we had a problem solving lesson with multiplication and division. We then moved onto our new topic, statistics. We explored key words, types of graphs and types of data. To refine our statistical skills, we collected a range of data, both discrete and continuous linked to the children in Base 4. We then had to decide how to present sets of data, choosing the most appropriate graph. Next week we will continue to build on a data handling skills, with a focus on interpreting data from graphs and solving problems.
This week we have managed to start our Learning Journey books, placing our Greek God fact files in, the Greek numerals examples in and our completed Ancient Greek timelines. We also continued our DT game project, using the computers to support the design process.
In Science we had a look at the movement of the Earth in relation to the sun. We focussed on how this affects shadows and time zones around the world. Next week, we will be working out what time it is around the world and looking at the moon in relation to the Earth.
MyMaths — I made a mistake setting the homework this week, I was meant to set the data handling tasks next week. However, I am impressed that you had a good go at it and that is the most important.
We all must keep up the practise of our times tables to keep ourselves quick. Spellings must also be learnt daily, not all in one day!.
I have noticed that a few children have not always got PE kits in school or are missing parts of their kit. A full kit, indoors and outdoors, needs to be in school every week and taken home on a Friday to be washed.
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