In English, we looked at suspense writing. Adam Bushnell introduced a suspense-writing competition to the school last week, so this week we planned and wrote the beginning of a suspenseful story. Children peer-reviewed the story beginnings, looking for similes/metaphors, short sentences for effect, fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and a cliffhanger ending using an ellipsis.
In topic, we continued to look at states of matter. Children now know how solids, liquids and gases differ in structure and why this is important to the properties of objects in general.
In PE, we continued with our gymnastics unit. This week we focused on using symmetrical balances individually and with a partner.
Top Spellers this week (ing, ed, en, er endings):
Gracie, Ellie-Mae, Scarlett S, Ava, Owen W, Amilia, Cerys, Maya, Amy, Krissy, Corey, Lewis, Emmi and Max. All with 9 or 10 out of 10! Well done! +2 HPs each.
Spellings for next week (common homophones):
piece/peace - A piece of paper. Make peace not war.
main/mane - The main event. The lion's mane.
fair/fare - The Christmas fair is soon. What's the bus fare?
tale/tail - A myth is a tale. The cat has a fluffy tail.
right/write - Yes, that is right. Be sure to write neatly.
+ some of your own homophones
Make sure to study not only what the spellings are, but also when to use each spelling.
The Good Work Award this week went to Harrison for his great work in maths.
The Good Behaviour Award this week went to Kaisha for helping others without being asked.
The Class DOJO Winner this week was Gracie.
Well done to all three of you. +5 HPs each!
Homework this week is further practise with using there, their and they're correctly. We did a lesson in class on this, but more practise will help for sure.
Be sure to read and record in your reading record and study your times table and spellings. Logins and passwords for Purple Mash, Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars have been recorded and stuck into reading records for reference.
Remember that Remembrance Day is this weekend and next Friday is Children in Need Day. Letters have gone home indicating that this will be a non-uniform day with a nominal donation.
Have a great weekend everyone!