Weekly Newsletter we 10th February 2020
It was a bit of a different week in the Maugrims’ class as we completed some assessments in the mornings so they covered our Maths and English lessons this week. We took this in our stride though and Mrs Wright and Mr Snelling were really pleased with how well we applied ourselves.
Our afternoons were a bit more relaxed ... we planned and carried out our own circuit investigations in Science, spent some time thinking about internet safety for Online Safety Day and also continued working on our own game designs. We used the iPads for this session and had to find an image on the internet to upload into our own game. We were also very fortunate this week to have Mr Hayes, the Youth Worker from St Andrew’s Church, come in to work with us on our Big Questions about God. This was a fantastic session which we all got a lot from and we were very grateful to Mr Hayes for this. We even got a PE session in! We are definitely ready for Half Term after a very busy start to the year!
Weekly Newsletter WC 3rd February 2020
It has been another busy week in the Maugrims’ class: we have been re-capping, phrases and clauses and conjunctions in our English lessons, including using FANBOYS to make our sentences. We have continued to work with Fractions in Maths and have focused on how to find a fraction of an amount.
Our afternoons have been equally as busy, we have matched French verbs to their images and then had a go and writing and speaking phrases in both French and English. We continued our work on Electricity in Science and experimented to see how different voltage would affect the circuit, we had some very fast fans - one even took off! We also finished our Hugo inspired drawings, where we used the cross-hatching technique, and all agree that they look incredible.
Weekly Newsletter WC 27th January 2020
Another fantastic week in Maugrims' class. We have worked hard in English, editing our biographies and then writing up the published piece of work. They look amazing, with so many facts and details about famous technological inventors like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. In Maths, we have carried on working with fractions, learning how to add, subtract and multiply them. We have even tried dividing fractions, where we learnt about "Flip it, Flop it and work it out" to help us remember how to do them.
In other lessons we have learnt about historic events through television, where we looked at the coverage and the quality of coverage of events like the fall of the Berlin wall, the first Moon landing and The Queen's Coronation. It was really interesting and we started to compare the coverage of modern day events that use slow-mo replays and drone cameras. We also watched some old films staring Charlie Chaplin and Steamboat Willie, which stars Mickey Mouse, to see what people did in their leisure time in the 1920s.
In PE, we practised our backwards roll together and tried to do handstands in a small group. Another great week for reading, with 97% achieving FAB 5s and Maugrims class reading over 200,000 words in a week. Keep up the hard work Maugrims.
Weekly Newsletter - WC 20th January 2020.
A busy week in Maugrims' class this week. We have started to write our biographies about famous inventors. After much research, we have planned and structured our work and started to organise the facts into text sections. It’s proven a little tricky to get things in chronological order, but they are starting to take shape. In maths, we have continued to look at fractions and started to add, subtract and multiply fractions confidently. We have even moved onto looking at multiplying fractions by whole numbers!
In art, we have looked at drawing people in the style of Lowry and tried to convert a scene from the playground into a Lowry style drawing. In PE we have worked on rolling in gymnastics and tried a pencil roll and side roll in partners. Some great AR reading this week has meant we have beaten the Fauns in our weekly word count challenge and we were very close to getting 100% in the Fab 5 readers competition. Some great work this week Maugrims. Keep up the hard work.
Weekly Newsletter 13th January 2020
Fractions have taken over in the Maugrims' class this week! We have added them, subtracted them, multiplied them, answered word problems about them and even 'fished' for them! We are becoming much more confident about them now.
In English, we have continued to look at biographies and have written a short introduction about one of our friends. We have also researched significant British inventors and will begin writing our biographies about them soon. We have also looked at word classes and done lots of reading to practise our skills.
We enjoyed testing some different computer games and evaluating them from a designer's perspective in our Computing lesson and have also begun learning about Lowry's art. We have continued to think about how God is loving and holy and worked with an extract of text from the Proverbs this week. We even managed some PE and French in our busy week!
Happy New Year!
Welcome back to the Magnificent Maugrims for the start of the Spring Term, we have hit the ground running this week and have begun looking at biographies in our English lessons, starting with deconstructing the text features. We have also been working on our reading skills and re-capping some SPaG knowledge. In Maths, we have continued our work on fractions and are getting much more confident in recognising equivalent fractions and comparing and ordering fractions with different denominators.
We have also begun or new focus for this term - Typewriters to Tablets - and have already begun looking at the history of communication technology, found out about Alexander Graham Bell and looked at chronology as well as thinking about electrical appliances in our Science lesson.
Our days have finished with reading our class text - The Invention of Hugo Cabret. We are loving this book so far, especially the beautiful illustrations and have had a go at creating our own in Art. We are really excite to see where this story takes us ...