4KW 2019 - 2020
Welcome to our class page. Here you can access our weekly update, class spellings and homework. Our P.E. day is now on a WEDNESDAY and this will take place outside, so please send your child in with appropriate kit. The children will also go swimming on a THURSDAY so please remember to send your child in with their swimming kit and warm clothing for their walk to and from the Boys' School. Thank you!
Hello, my name is Miss Warren and this is my first year teaching which I am very excited about! After graduating with a degree in Education Studies, I completed the first half of my teacher training here at Offley and could not wait to become part of the team at this amazing school. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends, family and my very mischievous dog Tyson. I also love reading, baking and travelling!
We are also very lucky to have the lovely Mrs Waters working in our class some mornings.
Weekly update 07.12.19
WOW another fantastic (and extremely busy) week has flown by again!
We have had a fantastic final week working on our class text ready for our hot write next week, when the children will be writing a diary from the perspective of the main character, Leon. This week, we created a conscience alley and advised 'Leon' on whether or not he should step into 'The Place Between.' We then created freeze frames to explore the thoughts and emotions of the different characters in the story and used certain pages from the book to infer what they might be thinking/feeling. As we reached the end of the week, we used a model diary entry to identify our feature keys and understand what makes an exciting diary entry ready to start writing on Monday!
This week in Maths, our focus has been written multiplication methods and I'm so proud of the children for having such a positive attiude in every single maths lesson this week!
We started by multiplying 3 single-digit numbers and we realised that because of the commutative law, we can change the order of the factors to make it easier! For example for 7 x 2 x 5 we decided that multiplying 2 x 5 first and then multiplying 10 x 7 is much easier than 7 x 2 and then multiplying 14 x 5! Since then, we have been learning to multiply a 2-sigit number by a single-digit number. To help us with this, we used the distributive law and partitioned the 2-digit number into 10's and 1's.
E.g. 27 x 3 = 20 x 3 + 7 x 3
Also this week
The children have continued to work hard in their teams to create their Egyptian board game and although they are still a working progress, they are already looking fantastic!
In our reading sessions, we have been reading about our next topic in Geography, which is the layers of the earth. In computing, we created our very own physical representation of how an email is sent across the internet and in Science, we looked at the names of the different human teeth and their functions and discussed the importance of keeping our teeth clean and healthy. We have also been continuing to rehearse for our KS2 performance which will take place at St Mary's church on Monday 16th December.
Next week, we will be starting our ELF Science project. This involves having to design and make a vehicle to rescue Gimble (our elf on the shelf) and help him travel safely from one side of a zipline to the other. As a class, we discussed the Elf's centre of gravity and the importance of keeping him balanced so that the vehicle does not tip! If you have any resources (plastic bottles, shoe boxes etc) please can they be sent into school before Tuesday as we will be making our vehicles Tuesday afternoon, thank you!
Also next week the children will be writing their diary entry in English, which will include all of the mastery keys and feature keys that we have been working on over the past few weeks. We will also be moving on to using the expanded and short method of multiplication to multiply a 3-digit number by a single digit in Maths.
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