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Dandelion Class– Year 4 and Year 5

In Dandelion class, we have 20 Year 5 pupils and 10 Year 4 pupils.  Since January, each member of the class has been given a class responsibility. These change each week and are usually completed with another member of the class.  Responsibilities include updating our daily visual timetable, handing our books, organising class equipment and writing our class' weekly newsletter for parents and carers. 

 

We hope you enjoy reading these latest updates.

Term 3, Week 3 - Week ending 23rd Jan - by Ava 

 

This week was very exciting because we have a class assembly.  We were told afterwards that everyone thought it was spectacular!  We had people speaking, reading prayers and singing raps about recycling and sustainabilty.  Each group was given special 'rapper' names.  The performing groups were called:

  • Double Trouble
  • Environmental Wrappers
  • The Careful Crew

 

The topic in school worship was Jesus as a man.

 

Term 3, Week 2 - Week ending 17th Jan - written by Edie and Rory

 

In Maths, year 4 have been dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.  For example, 42 divided by 3. We have learnt the short division method, which we sometimes call 'bus stop', to do this.  Year 5 have been dividing four-digit numbers by 1 digit and calculating the remainder.  In English, we have been writing a non-chronological report.  We are writing about a expedition around the North Pole with Nicola Fearless (leader), Mrs Cambridge (the charity's chairperson) and Dr Thorogood (a scientist based at the North Pole).  

 

In Topic, we have been learning more about Sustainability with Mrs Choubandi.  Sustainability is about making us aware of the things that make the world worse like litter, greenhouse gases and a lot more!  In year 4 Science, we have been learning about renewable and non-renewable energy with Mrs Fish.  We've also been making bulbs light up with wires, batteries and switches.  All of the year 4 find this really fun. 

 

Term 3, Week 1 - Wk ending 10th Jan - written by Izzy & Oliver

 

This week in English, we have been learning how to use a wider range of conjunctions and relative clauses within our writing.  To help us gather information for a report, we watched a video of Greta Thunberg talking about climate change and interviewed a number of (imaginary) spokespersons including;

  • Dr Thorogood, who is a scientist at the North Pole science base, where she sees climate change first hand.

  • Nicola Fearless who is the leader of the next expedition around the North Pole.

  • Mrs Cambridge, who is the chairwomen of the wicked weather watch charity.

In Maths, we have been learning about multiplication and division.  Y5 have multiplied 5-digit numbers by 1 digit, whereas Y4 have done multiplying 2 and 3-digit numbers by 1 digit.  In PE, we have been doing rugby with Mr Boon.  For our first lesson, we played bulldog, practised passing and had a short match.  In Topic, we have created a sustainability poster as well as reading a passage about global warming and how we burn fossil fuels, which was 4 pages long!

 

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