Yeah, we've broken up!
We thought we were going to have a really easy week this week but the teachers have still managed to find some work for us to do. We've written summaries about The Highwayman, continued learning about fractions in maths and completed comprehensions. We have also done lots of art work, which we are not going to tell you about!
We've had another very busy Christmas week. On Tuesday it was our Christmas concert, which was excellent, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Today we visited Loughton Hall to sing to the residents. They really appreciated us visiting and enjoyed joining in with some of our songs. We have been invited back whenever we like!
We have also been working hard. It has been kind of fun because we have been studying a poem called 'The Highwayman'. Some of the vocabulary has been quite tricky but we've got a good understanding of the text now and are ready to do some writing based on the poem next week.
Today was the second of two incredibly exciting maths days. Year 6 completed a doughnut challenge (we were even allowed to eat them afterwards)! We also carried out lots of different investigations including a leap frog challenge, number patterns investigation, money investigation. In addition, we did a treasure hunt and maths art. Finally, we had lots of fun playing our board games which we had brought in from home.
The teachers said, "It was lovely watching some of them teach their friends how to play their games."
On Thursday 17th October the whole school enjoyed a science day. In Year 6 we went pond dipping and learnt about germs including how far our germs will fly when we sneeze!
The children enjoyed finding lots of interesting pond life including: dragonfly nymphs, phantom midge larvae, blood worms and pond snails. They identified these using a key.
We investigated how well we clean our teeth and were surprised to find it was much harder than we thought to remove the pink stain from our teeth. We were also amazed at how thorough we need to be when washing our hands to remove all the germs.
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