What we have been doing this week.
Wow! What a busy half term in Faith class! This week we have been studying various biomes and used our research to build our own biome of Mars. We were assigned project teams and worked really well in mixed groups. Within the groups we had individual roles such as 'Team Leader' and 'Researcher' and we took our roles seriously. In maths we have continued with our revisit of the four basic operations and this week have focussed particularly on division. In English we wrote some amazing character descriptions and began looking into the art of poetry - some of us even wrote our own autumn themed poems. Overall we have had a fantastic start to this academic year and very much look forward to the exciting activities in the coming weeks and months together.
As part of our ongoing topic on 'Space' we have been studying the moon and its many interesting facts. In groups we displayed the phases of the moon and very much enjoyed using biscuits to depict the various phases. This was a great way to learn about waxing and waning! In maths our focus has been on multiplication, both short and long method. We have realised that our knowledge of times tables isn't quite complete so our homework is to keep practising. In English, we are looking at discussion texts and have had some interesting debates in the class! We began with 'Should Parrots be allowed to fly freely around the home?' Another enjoyable week in Faith Class.
It has been a really busy time in Faith Class again! The year 6's have enjoyed visits to both Poltair and Penrice schools where they had a chance to sample some of the wonderful opportunities available to them at secondary school. The year 5's, meanwhile, have begun their swimming lessons and all loved their first lesson of this school year. As a class we have been innovating our class story of 'Doctor Who' with some truly imaginative stories being created. In maths, we have all revisited the operations of addition and subtraction and we have begun to delve into the world of decimals within these areas.
Welcome to Faith Class 2017-18! What a wonderful start it has been. All of the children have settled extremely well in their new surroundings and we are working well together as a team. We enjoyed the launch day of our new topic 'Can you keep fit and healthy on Mars?' where we undertook rigorous testing to be an astronaut, made moon sand, designed our own rocket and even created a galaxy nebula!
We would ask for all PE kits to be kept in school with our PE lessons being on Monday and Friday. Please could all home agreement forms be returned as soon as possible as this allows us to update our webpage with all the lovely photos of our activities.