Weekly Newsletter - W/C 29th March
A great final week to our Sow, Grow and Farm topic. We have spent time this week, peeling, chopping and cutting to get ready to cook our delicious soups. It was great fun. We enjoyed being hands on and practical and cooking in class, the soups looked fantastic and tasted as nice. Whilst we were waiting to cook we designed the packing for our new soup coming up with catchy slogans and packet designs. We also planted sunflower seeds in a newspaper plant pot, which we've taken home to grow to see which is the tallest.
In Maths this week, we have carried on with fractions and worked on comparing fractions. We found out that you need to make the denominators the same to be able to compare fractions. To do this we used strips of paper and folded them to find the relevant fraction. We also began to recognise that the greater the denominator the smaller the fraction. We would rather have 1/4 of a cake than 1/8!
In other lessons, we have worked hard on our RE work, producing a picture to symbolise the different Christian Values we have in school. The picture will become part of a large display in school.
As it's only a four day week, we didn't record Fab 5 results but we mostly changed reading books and even took extra books home for the Easter holidays!
Another great week in Maugrim's class, but we're ready for the break.
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 22nd March 2021
Another great week in Maugrim's class this week. We have spent a lot of time on our balanced arguments. We started researching our question, using the internet to find evidence to support our views. We then worked with a partner to look at contrasting views so that we could give a balanced and fair argument. After all the planning, we then wrote our first draft, remembering to evidence our views and to expand on our points. On Friday came the hardest job, we had to edit and redraft our work making sure that our writing was balanced and didn't influence the reader one way or another. We are looking forward to writing it up next week as a published piece of work.
In maths this week, we have continued t work on fractions and particularly plotting fractions on a number line. We found it quite tricky when the fractions didn't fall on an interval line, but we did really well to work out what each interval meant. On Friday we worked on an arithmetic paper for fun, realising how much progress we'd made since we started them!
In other lessons, we enjoyed a version on bench ball outside, where we had to dodge the sponge balls and then score in a hoop, building on our netball skills from before Christmas. In PSCHE, we continued to think about a target we could work towards and how we could achieve it, relating it to a Totem pole.
A great week for Fab 5's with 100% achieving 5 reads in a week.
Keep up the good work Maugrims.
Weekly Newsletter - Week Commencing 15th March
A Fantastic week in Maugrims this week, we have really embraced our new topic of Sow, Grow and Farm. In class, we have spent time planting seeds in seed trays that we are responsible for, we have to check them on a daily basis and make sure they are watered. We are hoping to grow cress, lettuce and some flowers.
In maths, we have been concentrating on fractions and changing between mixed numbers and improper fractions. We started by using pictures to help us understand but now we are beginning to recognise the relationship between the numerator and the denominator. They are still quite tricky but we're getting better.
In English, we have looked at a number of features of balanced arguments and seen how the argument shows both sides and not just the side we agree with! We have looked at lots of different examples to help us plan our own balanced argument ready for next week and writing our own.
In other subjects, we have enjoyed being outside for PE and played some dodgeball and in PSCHE we have thought about some targets we can work towards both inside and outside of school.
The week culminated in Comic Relief, where we wore our red noses and non-school uniform for a voluntary donation of £1.
Not a bad week for Fab 5 readers with 88% reading 5 times at home. Well done to all those that did.
Keep up the good work Maugrims.
Week commencing 8th March 2021
It has been amazing to have all the Maugrims back in the classroom this week, we have loved seeing each other again and finding out how everyone has been. We have celebrated Book Week this week using the book ‘It’s Your World Now’ and have all enjoyed this beautiful story.
We have thought about the marvellous things things in the world and have created multimedia artwork inspired by this. We have also looked at the journey through the book and created a story map of our own journeys, including difficulties that we may have faced and represented these with images. We even wrote some poetry following the pattern and style of the words in the book! Our final thought was about the future world and the things we wanted the world to be like, which raised lots of issues such as pollution, global warming and how we can be more generous.
We were extremely lucky to have a virtual visit from an author and, as well as joining in with a fantastic story, we also had the opportunity to ask questions about being an author.
In Maths, we have begun to look at fractions and how to find equivalent fractions using models, fraction walls and by using our times tables knowledge.
We have also taken part in daily exercise and have loved playtimes with all of our friends again!