Owl Magic

Today we were visited by owls during our assembly. Margaret handled the owls. Shravan enjoyed the start, one of the owls spread its wings and looked like it was going to fly. Marcus learned that the owls had orange, black and yellow eyes. Jonathan found it interesting that owls are the only birds with eyes right at the front of their face so they don’t have a blindspot. Alexander Benson discovered owls have 10x stronger hearing than a dog. Alasdair remembered learning about an owl having two ears, one being at its jaw and one at its eye, and that it uses its hearing more than its sight. It was a very informative and exciting assembly, enjoyed by the whole class!

Homework 28th October – Due Friday 1st November

Spelling – Access https://www.spellingcity.com/users/MrsKHorne, select the correct lists use spellingcity’s games to help you learn your words. Each week you are also to learn five words that you have selected yourself with the spelling rule taught on Mondays. These will not be on spelling city. Instead practise the rule making your words using active strategies (writing words on a partners back to guess, make with pasta or play doh, rainbow writing, cheerleading the words etc…). You do not hand evidence of this in to school. It should be short, fun and engaging. You will complete a short dictation which uses words of a similar difficulty, though not the 5 specific words, which follow the spelling rule on Fridays.

Talking and Listening – At some point during the week please sit down with your family to discuss your use of technology. During this time you should share some of the discussions which arose through our Internet Safety questionnaire on Thursday (Which information you should share online, images – trustworthy sources, do they show the whole picture and permission to share others’ images, your ‘online reputation’ – controlling who views your images and comments, who may view them in future, how your posts from behind your screen can affect others and how others’ posts and comments affect you…). This is an opportunity for you to discuss anything which may have affected you, or people you know, with your family and to talk about what you would or could do if you were upset by something online. You could even come up wth a plan where you regularly share with an adult what you have been using your online time to view so that both they, and you know you are safe if you all wish and do not already have this in place.  Having access to the internet requires trust and responsibilty, so try to be open and honest about what you do, and what you should do.

If you come up with any really good ideas that other families could use to help improve their internet safety we will be discussing these on Thursday during ICT.

Numeracy – Information Handling – See worksheet in folder.

**If you create any wonderful pumpkins this week, or have a costume you would like me to share on the class blog please use Microsoft Teams to ‘hand in’ your pictures on this week’s homework assignment.**

Road Safety Competition

I have attached below the information which you will also have received through the Friday Bundle. If you wish toi submit an entry for the competition you are welcome to work on this over the holidays. You will also have the opportunity to complete this as your homework task for the first week back. Any entries should be brought in on Friday 25th October 2019., with your name, age, class and school on the reverse.

Road Safety Competition 2019

Homework 7th October – Complete by 11th October

Spelling – Access https://www.spellingcity.com/users/MrsKHorne, select the correct lists use spellingcity’s games to help you learn your words. Each week you are also to learn five words that you have selected yourself with the spelling rule taught on Mondays. These will not be on spelling city. Instead practise the rule making your words using active strategies (writing words on a partners back to guess, make with pasta or play doh, rainbow writing, cheerleading the words etc…). You do not hand evidence of this in to school. It should be short, fun and engaging. You will complete a short dictation which uses words of a similar difficulty, though not the 5 specific words, which follow the spelling rule on Fridays.

Literacy Additional Task – Access https://www.readtheory.org – Using your personal login and password please spend time this week reading and answering questions fo at least one passage.

Numeracy/Science – If possible this week (weather allowing) create a sundial outside your house. This is best completed on a sunny day. As modelled in school on Wednesday, you could return to the same spot throughout the day and mark your shadow line each hour, or you could push a stick onto soil and mark the shadow over the passing hours in a more inventive way .

CHALLENGE EXTENSION QUESTION – Does your shadow move around by the same angle each hour? If it did what angle should be there be between each hour line marked on the ground? Can you explain this?

If you are able to complete this task you can ‘hand in’ a photo on teams or just tell us what you did on Friday.

Electric Circuits with Our New Additions

Today two visitors came in the morning and joined us while we were doing our science work. They were the new girls who will be joining our class in a few weeks. They joined in during science. We were testing the circuits we had looked at last week to see if our predictions were right or wrong. We realised quite quickly when we actually made the circuit that diagrams without the battery symbol wouldn’t have any power. We also saw that two bulbs with one battery are dimmer than one bulb would be. The girls are twins and they were both lovely. We were all very excited to meet them and were happy when they were able to stay at break time too!

by Ruqqiya and Mrs Horne

(Written 13/9/2019)

Math’s Week

This week is Math’s Week! We applied our numeracy and scientific skills when learning about light and shade. We went to the playground throughout Wednesday and drew a line to show the length and position of our shadows. We then measured the lines and the angles between each one. We sketched the movement of our shadows in class, again using a protractor to measure the angles. We then debated the reasons our shadows change in this way through the day.