Autumn Showcase

Today it was our turn to host your parents and rest of the school. During the morning, each class was given the opportunity to visit your classroom to see your work. You did a great job in showing them your books and projects, as well as coping with their tricky questions admirably!

What did you gain from the experience? What did the school like about your work? What targets did they give you to work on? Tell us all here!

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Flip Learning – Maths (Written subtraction methods)

Next week we will be focussing on subtraction. The first thing we need to know is how you do subtraction at the moment, so here are some questions for you to have a go at.

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Do them in your learning log and post your answers on the blog. Then watch these videos. They explain some subtraction methods which you may have used in school. What do you think? Do you have any questions?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y6M89-6106I

https://www.youtube.com/embed/BkzoUfyAXDU

https://www.youtube.com/embed/y_v7brcfW-Q

There are many ways of doing subtraction and we have to find those that work consistently for us. You need one “go to” method that you would use for most questions because it always works. There may then be other questions that you use other methods for because it is more efficient.

Maths Home Learning

No flipped learning this week, but an opportunity to practise further what we have been doing in class. Many of you are using the column method of vertical addition. Others are using other methods alongside this until you get more confident. You have been given 3 sets of questions for you to look at. Choose the section that you want to do and complete them in your learning log. House points to everyone who completes one section.

Feel free to post any questions or comments here.

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Fancy more practice? Have a go at this. Can you complete level 6?

http://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/students/Basic_Addition.asp?Level=1

Flip Learning – Sentence Writing (Clauses and Phrases)

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Our SPAG focus this term will the construction of sentences. To prepare you for this we would like you to find out about the following features of sentence writing. What can you find out? Which of these do you already know? Can you find any examples? Make sure that you understand what you find out. The things we would like you to explore are:

Clauses

Main clause

Subordinate clause

Relative clause

Phrases

Noun phrase

Adjective phrase

Prepositional phrase

What is the difference between a phrase and a clause?

News Quiz 5

Five questions on recent news. You know what to do. House points on offer. Quiz closes at 9pm on Sunday 13th November.

  1. Which British Tennis player became World Number One after winning the Paris Masters?
  2. Who won the election to be the new President of the United States of America and which political party do they represent?
  3. The makers of which triangular chocolate bar announced that it was redesigning the shape and reducing the weight of its 400 gram bar?
  4. The Sub1 Reloaded robot set a new record by taking just 0.637 seconds to do what this week?
  5. Which department store launched their new Christmas TV advert this week containing Buster the dog?

RSC Live Broadcast for schools of Hamlet

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Here is the place to blog all things Hamlet!

Before watching, tell us everything you know about the play. Include plot, characters, anything that comes to mind.

During the production tomorrow you will be able to blog during the intervals about what you have just watched. Again, you can comment on anything to do with the play that interests you.