Friday, 2 February 2018

WB: 29.1.18.
This week, the children began the ‘Money Matters’ week with an assembly organised by the Harpenden Building Society. They had the opportunity to recognise the eight different coins and think about the differences such as colour, shape and size. Afterwards, they had to sort the coins and put them in value order from smallest to biggest value. Whilst back in class, the children have been using addition to count a selection of different coins.  

During English this week, the children have been ‘Word Detectives’. They have looked at compound words and investigated how the prefix ‘un’ changes the meaning of words.

In History, the children have been looking at events and famous people in the 1960’s. They worked in small groups and were given a selection of photographs from the 1960’s. The photos consisted of pictures such as England picking up the Fifa World Cup, Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King, Concorde’s maiden flight and Muhammad Ali. They then had to match the statements to the pictures. It was fun listening to the children’s comments. Whilst looking at a picture of Harold Wilson one of the children said, ‘Is that Donald Trump?’ Another child said, ‘I think the Beatles are the Prime Minister’s helpers’.

In Science, the children have been testing different liquids. They mixed treacle, bubble bath, cooking oil, squash and golden syrup together and predicted what would happen when they settled. 

A big thank you for sending in boxes, tubes etc. for the children to make their playground equipment. They thoroughly enjoyed the task and were very creative with their designs.

Next week, we will continue to work with money in Maths. In English, we will be leaning about suffixes and exploring how the suffixes, -ing, -ed, -er and –est can be added to a word without changing the spelling.
On Tuesday, it is ‘Safer Internet Day’ and on Wednesday it is ‘French Day’ so the children will experience a selection of different activities related to both days.

Have a lovely weekend!

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