We are well and truly to grips with ratio now, and have started applying what we know about ratio to word problems. After further application of these skills next week, we will take our end of unit ratio test before starting statistics.
We took a SATs reading test this week and wow - there were some fantastic scores! It just shows: the more you read, the more you know! We've also started looking at what makes a balanced argument, which we will continue to write on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Ask your child what their argument topic is.
It's been a big one this week as we approach the end of our Ancient Greeks topic. In science, we asked ourselves if colours were really all they seemed (ask your child about "chromatograms"). We also painted minotaurs; played cricket and tennis; and renacted then retold the events of the Trojan war.
Phew. We're about ready for the holiday now please! Just a few more days of hard work - you can do it!
Whilst we have become ratio masters, we have also completed SATs maths tests. Ask your child about their scores. Next week, we continue with ratio and statistics.
After finishing our narratives this week, we read them aloud. Fantastic jobs all round! Next week we start balanced arguments.
We looked at city states this week - ask your child which they would live in and why. We also made Minotaur masks!
It has been great to have all of the children back in school this week! It's like they never left! Everyone has done extremely well during the lockdown period and has came back into school with a great attitude towards their learning, with everyone ready to learn and getting straight back into the swing of things.
In our maths lessons this week we have been learning about area, perimeter and volume. We have moved on from calculating the area of 2d shapes and are now calculating the volume of 3d shapes. We have deepened our learning by using what we know to find missing lengths whilst providing in depth reasoning to support our answers.
In English we have been looking at narratives, following the journey of Odysseus and his crew down the Messina Strait. We have been using lots of description to describe the surroundings, using a range of different sentences to show not tell the reader.
Our topic lessons this week have been focused around the Island of Crete - home to the Minotaur's Labyrinth. We have leant all about the half bull half human creature and the story behind its life in the maize. We have also been looking at some of the most popular places to visit in Crete to help us understand why so many people choose Greece as their holiday destination.