04 Dec This Week’s Learning at Lyndhurst
Here’s our learning from another busy week at Lyndhurst!
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In year 1 in Literacy we read and wrote words with the ‘ou’ and ‘ow’ sounds. We also drew a picture of an owl, thinking carefully about what an owl looks like. Then the children added labels to show the different body parts. Our maths topic this week has been looking at number. We have been counting forwards and backwards from any given number. We also compared numbers and talked about how many tens and units there are in teen numbers. In Art we made a detailed observational drawing of a shoe.
We’ve been very busy this week in Year 2. Children have been finding out all about nocturnal animals in the UK and making a non-fiction book to teach others about these creatures and their nighttime behaviour. In maths we have been collecting data, learning how to use a tally chart and creating pictograms and block charts about children’s favourite animals. We have made a few decorations and when learning about Hanukkah celebrations next week, Yarra Class learnt how to play Dreidel!
In year 3 this week, we have been using a thesaurus to help us find synonyms and then using them to describe a stone age creature. We have also been reading Stone Age Boy and making predictions based on the front cover. In maths we have been learning about division and sharing between 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 people. In music we have started learning our Christmas song and playing hot cross on our recorders.
In Year 4 this week the children have been busy planning their alternative ending for ‘Krindlekrax’. We’re really looking forward to reading them! In maths the children have been focusing on division, using their multiplication facts to help them solve division problems. In Computing the children are now ready to film their ‘Wonderful World’ Stop Motion Animations inspired by the book Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers.
After a successful week of zoom lessons it was a real pleasure to see year 5 in real life. Many of the children have been presenting the independent project that they worked on at home comparing the work of Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei. In maths we have been looking at squared and cubed numbers. We have been writing a conversation between Scrooge and Marley during our literacy lessons with a focus on correct punctuation.
Year 6 began the week with Algebra and looked at formulae and forming expressions. We started a new Literacy unit all about the life of Anne Frank who lived during World War 2 and had to hide away from the German Nazis in an annexe with her family. Using fronted adverbials and adverbs, we wrote a set of instructions on how to live safely in the annexe. All year 6s took part in a cross country race on our Muga and despite the challenges- all performed brilliantly! In History, we learnt all about the role of women during World War 2 and then created our own female characters based on Rosie the Riveter in order to convince women to join the war efforts. Polly the Parachute Maker was very convincing!