LKS2 – Newsletter- 1.12.23

Well done for another fantastic week!

In English, we have started to look at adventure narratives with a focus on using speech with the correct punctuation.. We have looked at some good examples and the features we have and researched Lawrence Oates who will inspire our very own adventure narratives. Today, as part of our writing, we made boats out of Lego and then wrote our own descriptions. 

In Miss Bourne’s maths, we looked at multiplying and dividing by 10 and hundred. On Thursday, we had to create out own place value charts. Then, Miss Bourne gave us a number that we had to make on our place value charts. We then had to multiply of divide it by 10. We used our place value chart to work out the answer before writing the number sentence on our whiteboard.

In Miss Chamber’s maths, the children used Base 10 as a concrete resource to answer 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication questions. They were given a multiplication sum and had to demonstrate this on a place value grid using their Base 10, ensuring they move any groups of 10 in the Ones column across to the Tens column and any groups of 100 from the Tens column to the Hundreds column.

In Year 3, they have been busy adding and subtracting money to buy different items at the shop. 

In Science this week, we have conducted an experiment to answer the question, “What is the best water temperature for melting chocolate?” We then discussed the different elements needed for the experiment and wrote them down. Finally, we conducted the experiment and made observations in order to record our results. 

In Year 4 Forest School, Year 4 developed their knowledge and skills of outdoor games in Forest School by beginning to create their own. After playing some familiar ones, children began thinking about how to create brand new Forest School games. Together, children discussed how to make a game fun and fair with rules and also how to win – would their game be one on one with a winner and loser, a paired game to score more points than another pair or team challenges? There were lots of imaginative games created using only sticks and blindfolds and we all had fun having a go at the games we’d made. This will develop more in the next session where children will have a wider choice of resources and longer to revise their game for us all to try! 

We hope you have a lovely weekend!

The LKS2 team


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