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Weekly Newsletter W.C. 12th October 2020

Another brilliant week in Maugrim's class this week. We have worked hard on making our own adverts to stop people from smoking. We started by looking at different adverts and the kind of techniques they used to persuade people and then began to develop our own slogans and logos. After we designed our slogan we created a very short movie clip using pictures, thinking about the music and language we could use.

You can have a look at the videos on your Seesaw account. 

In maths, we have continued looking at more formal methods of calculations and used column multiplication to work out some tricky sums. We have also used some of the multiplication methods to solve problems. 

In other lessons we have started to design our own computer games using coding, we had to think about the background settings and characters we could use and how we could score points. The games looked fantastic. In PE, we completed our Netball topic by playing some small sided games, getting used to the positions and where we could and couldn't go!

Another great week for Fab 5, we scored 100%. Keep up the good work Maugrims. 

Weekly Newsletter - W.C. 5th October 2020

Another great week in Maugrims' Class. In maths this week, we have been looking at 2 step problems and working out which calculations to use. We have used the information to work and the answer and then decide if that answer is logical! In English we have worked hard to present our fact files and shape poems ready to be displayed on the wall. 

We really enjoyed PE this week, we had a great swimming lesson on Monday, which was really well organised and most of Maugrims swam the required distance. Then on Thursday we started to play competitive netball games against each other, after we realised how tall the netball nets were! 

In other lessons we carried on with coding in computer and moved up to the trickier level to help design our game. In Science, we made our own blood as part of our Blood Heart topic. We use syrup, oil and milk to show the different components that our blood has. 

Not too bad in Fab 5s this week with 92% but we can do better next week. Keep up the good work Maugrims. 

Weekly Newsletter - W.C. 28th September 2020

An exciting week in Maugrims class this week, we have really embraced our topic about the Heart and had a go at dissecting one in our science lesson! Once we put on all the protective equipment we needed, we set about feeling the heart and finding the different arteries and veins connected to it.  We injected a dye into the heart to see how it flowed and then dissected it to see the different chambers. It was a real wow experience and something we will always remember. 

In English this week, we have been creating a shape poem using the heart as our stimulus, we created descriptive sentences and rhyming words to make it flow. We then used our creative side to show the shape of the heart using just the words, they looked fantastic.

In Maths,  we have finished off our work on negative numbers and started to look at column addition and using the inverse to work out missing numbers.  In other lessons, we have continued our work in PE to play small sided netball games, getting use to not being able to move our feet! We also celebrated our Harvest Festival and all the fabulous food brought in with our new vicar over a virtual assembly. 

Another great result in Fab 5 this week as well, where we achieved 100%, well done everyone. Keep up the good work Maugrims. 

Our Science Lesson - dissecting a heart!

Weekly Newsletter - W.C. 21st September 2020.

A fantastic week for Maugrims again this week. In Maths we have been looking at negative numbers and working out how to read them using a number line. We also worked hard on adding and subtracting negative numbers and making sure we went the right way on the number line! In English we have continued working on our Fact file about our heart, finding out and presenting some fantastic facts about the Heart. 

In other lessons, we have continued learning new skills in netball, concentrating on the bounce pass and in computing we have continued our work on coding. This week we had to make animals appear when the word appeared on screen. We were so good at it, we started to design our own backgrounds and modify the characters. 

A great week for reading this week, scoring 95% on our Fab 5 readers. Keep up the good work Maugrims.

Weekly Newsletter - W.C. 14th September.

Another great week in Maugrim's class this week. We continued working hard on our book 'The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,' where we have started to write a fact file about one of the characters. After planning our work, we have edited our writing and started to produce a poster about the animal of our choice. 

As part of our maths work, we have looked at place value and thought about numbers that are bigger than 10,000 and 100,000, even starting to look at numbers upto 1,000,000. As part of our work we also got to look at some houses and cars that cost more the £1,000,000!

In other lessons, we have started to create a clay model of our character from the story, using different techniques to define its appearance. In Pe, we have started to do some work on netball skills and working in teams to keep the ball in the air!

A good start to our Fab 5 readers and AR reading this week with a class total of 95%. 

Keep up the good work Maugrims. 

Our creative clay models

Weekly Newsletter - W.C. 7th September 2020

A great start to the new school year for Maugrim's Class. We have taken the changes in the school routine in our stride and are enjoying the way our class is set out. It's been fantastic to see our friends again and play out on the field. 

In lessons, we have done lots of work on our new book; 'The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.' We looked at the different sayings in the book and thought about what it means to us. We have thought about things that make us feel happy and a safe place we can think of to make us feel grounded. In Jigsaw lessons, we have thought about coming back to school and what it means to be with friends again.

In art, we have completed self portraits and used pastels to show the definition and different shades in colour on our faces. We have also been outside to look for things of beauty and sketched them in class. Once completed we have used Pointalism techniques to paint them.

Now that we have our new AR reading books we are looking forward to quizzing next week to get our word count up and compete for the Fab 5 trophy.  

Keep up the good work Maugrims. 

Concentrating hard on our art work!