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Yellow Class is for children aged 8-9 and is taught by Mrs Buck and Mr Milne.
February 16th 2018
Year 4 and 5 are in the process of completing their giant Aztec plaques. They should be really effective when displayed. We have been investigating primary and secondary sources in history and have watched an amazing new discovery on Channel 4 revealing the extent of the Maya civilisation through using aerial lazer scanning techniques. In maths we have been working hard with multiplication and division facts and in literacy we have just finished some wonderful stories about The Bogeys and The Trolls.
February 2nd 2018
Yellow class have been working hard in maths this term, looking at factors, arrays and multiplying larger numbers. In geography we have located the area where the Aztec and Maya civilisations came from, investigated the features of Mexico and learnt how chocolate is made. This week we have designed plaques featuring gods, serpents and Aztec designs ready for an ‘Art attack’ next week.
Yellow Class have written recounts of their holidays and have been working really hard at using paragraphs effectively. Publishing work will be our next focus. In maths we are investigating perimeter.
Our delicate sculptures based on the figures of sculpture and artist Alberto Giacometti are now finished. The children took great care to add the detail.
We are all very enthusiastic about this term’s topic: chocolate! Watch this space.
This will be an exciting term for KS2 as all the classes are covering the same topic – World War Two, through a child’s perspective. Year 4 and 5 in our class have looked at the reasons for why the war started and have investigated the flags and locations of the many countries involved. The year 4 children are thoroughly enjoying the class book ‘Sophie’s time train’ and our forthcoming ‘Evacuee day’ in November will be a great way to step into the shoes of a child during the 1940s, especially as the children will get the opportunity to dress up and be creative.
Yellow class have been investigating poetry, in particular Haikus – Japanese poems – and Kennings. National Poetry Day has given us the opportunity to share our favourite poems, which the class read beautifully. We will be writing about evacuees and link lots of ideas to our topic.
In maths we are covering place value at the moment and really getting to grips with problem-solving and reasoning about numbers, which is not as easy as it sounds!