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Week 3 14/3/22

MATHS

This week we are starting a new maths topic on decimals.  We will start off by looking at tenths and hundredths as fractions and how these fractions can be represented as decimals.  Keep practising your TTRS I am really impressed by how some of you are really improving. 

ENGLISH / TOPIC

This week the focus is on Tudor buildings. On Monday and Tuesday the focus is on features of Tudor buildings and in particular the buildings in Warwickshire. On Wednesday you will be writing a setting description on a Tudor  building.  Your reading comprehension this week is on Queen Mary I and the grammar is on recognising direct and indirect speech.

SCIENCE 

This week it is science week and the theme this year is growth. There is a pack attached which includes a range of science experiments you might like to consider. In school we will be doing a traffic survey for 10 minutes on the hour to explore how traffic impacts air pollution which links with our work on generating electricity and climate change. This is the activity We count to get about from the pack. We are also going to look at the inventor Thomas Edison and explore how he took the idea of the light bulb and developed it. There is a blank fact file included for you to complete on him, this links with our electricity topic.

Our topic is the Tudors and in school we are going to be creating a Tudor knot garden and growing cress seeds to show the symmetry in a knot garden and explore the best conditions for growth for the cress seeds. Sir Walter Raleigh was Tudor explorer and on one of his expeditions he brought back the potato to England. Can you find out the lifecycle of a potato. What is your favourite way to eat a potato?

 

 

PSHE

We are carrying on with our work on respecting rights and focusing on rules this week. There is a short presentation for you to watch as a slide show. Followed by an activity to think about rules and a quiz on rules.

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