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Science Experiment looking at how birds' beaks evolved

Weekly Newsletter W/C 3rd May

A great 4 day week for Maugrims, after making the most of the Bank Holiday Monday. Back in class, we have started to write a letter to Charles Darwin’s family, thinking about the structure and language we should use in an informal letter. We have also continued some of our SPaG work looking at fronted adverbials, remembering our commas and subject verb agreement. We struggled a bit on this trying to remember when to use ‘was’ and ‘were’ because we speak differently to each other on the playground.

In maths, we continued our work on fractions, looking at multiplying fractions together. We used visual representation to work them out but soon realised we could just multiply the two fractions together. On Friday, we worked on some multi step problem solving, where we had to read the questions and work out the required calculations.

In science this week, we have worked on an investigation to see why birds’ beaks evolved over time by using different ‘beaks’ to try to pick up different seeds. Some beaks were harder to use than others and we can link it to Darwins ‘theory of evolution.’

In PE we started to use our throwing and catching skills in small sided rounders games, it was hard to pick up the rules to begin with, but we enjoyed using the new rounders equipment.

A good week in Fab 5 with our class achieving 90%. Keep up the good work Maugrims.

Weekly Newsletter W/C 26th April 

Another fantastic week in Maugrim's class. We have continued our new topic of Darwin's Delights by writing a diary entry for Charles Darwin. We looked at the journey he made and some of the species he discovered. Later in the week, we used the diary extract and converted it into a 21st Century version by creating a blog. We discussed what a blog was, how people use them and the language involved. We then wrote our own blog ready to publish. 

In maths, we have continued our work on fractions. We have looked at adding fractions and subtracting fractions. This week, we also moved onto looking at adding and subtracting mixed numbers, getting to grips with whole numbers and fractions together. 

In other lessons, we have learnt how to say distances in French, using the vocabulary to repeat phrases and write some sentences. In RE, we have looked at different religious buildings, especially in our community and in PE we carried on with our cricket practise by working on our throwing and catching.

Not too bad in FAB 5 this week, but we still need to get to 100%! 

Keep up the good work Maugrims.

Weekly Newsletter, W/C 19th April 2021

A great first week back in Maugrim’s class this week. We have really embraced our new topic looking at Darwin’s Delights. During the week we have researched Charles Darwin and found out some information about his ‘Theory of Evolution’ and his work on variation. We have also started to at the journey he made and some of the discoveries he found.

 

In maths, we have been continuing our work on fractions this week. We have been looking at comparing and ordering fractions and using some of this knowledge to continue our work on adding fractions.

In other lessons, we have studied some dead animals like mice and used information to draw and classify them. In art we have sketched seashells in detail and worked hard to show the definition of their shape.

 

This week we have welcomed Premier Sports back to support our PE lessons, we have started our work on cricket by practising some fielding skills. It was great fun and lovely to be out on the field getting some exercise.

Not a brilliant week for Fab 5 with only 85%  reading 5 times this week, we’re hoping to get 100% next week.

 

Well done Maugrim’s, keep up the good work.

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