Busy, busy, busy!
Friday 17th January | 1 comment
What a great week! It has been packed full of brand-new topics and interesting learning.
We have started our multiplication and division topic in maths this week. We began by multiplying 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers before moving on to multiplying 2-digits by 2-digits, first looking at the grid method, then long multiplication. I am really impressed with the perseverance and concentration the children have shown while learning this challenging method!
Currently, we are studying the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf. Although it’s a challenging story, the children are enjoying it and have shown a really good understanding of the plot and characters. So far, we have thought carefully about writing from a character’s perspective and written persuasive letters as King Hrothgar, pleading for help from King Hygelac. Hopefully, the children will be able to explain who these characters are and the reason behind the letter!
This term, we are focussing on Stop Motion animation in computing. It is something the children have been really engaged with and very talented at too! By the end of the half-term, the children will have planned and created their very own stop motion film. I am really looking forward to seeing what the children create, as already I have seen some fantastic animation clips! If this is something your child is really interested in, you can download the Stop Motion Studio app, which we have been using in class. It is possible to send completed videos via email if your child would like to show me anything they have created at home.
We started our Anglo-Saxon topic this week with a dramatic invasion by Year 6! Their invasion helped us understand what it felt like to have our territory invaded and empathise with how Britons might have felt when the Anglo-Saxons invaded and took control over Britain. We also placed Anglo-Saxon Britain on a timeline and compared it with the previous period of British history, Roman Britain.