Week beginning 23.10.20
The end of half term 1 is here! The Willow team have pulled it out of the bag this half term. They’ve come together as a team and as individuals and really got their teeth into their learning. Now it is time for half-term fun, rest and maybe a tiny bit of homework!
Have a great break everyone, see you in November if you survive the Halloween zombies/were-wolves/vampires etc. Spooky!
We solved the mystery of The Hound Of The Baskervilles (with a little help from Mr S Holmes)! Catching the dastardly criminal was not easy and it could have been a disaster but we survived!
Ask your child to give you a run-down of the thrilling conclusion to what proved to be one of the best books we’ve read so far this year.
Our writing has been full of autumn colour as we focused on harvest to create some poems this week. Rhyming isn’t easy, some of us felt queasy!
We tackled long division this week and found it was not too scary if we took little steps and remembered what we could already do. It is one of those things we can come back to and try again so not too worry if it didn’t sink in first time.
Our work on circuits came to a conclusion this week with an applied design to solve a problem. Everyone had to use their knowledge and ingenuity to solve it working in teams but their efforts paid off as the problem was solved.
We all understood that the design process doesn’t end there as it can be improved and refined; in fact, this process never ends and we see improved versions of so many Victorian inventions around us today.
We also got our hands stuck into a little Harvest cooking this week and used the same approach to adapt, refine and evaluate our recipes. I liked them: yum!
Half term is a great time to really get stuck into a good book so find some time each day. Record it in your diary.
There is a maths task and spellings to do as normal. Don’t leave it until the last minute!