The last week of half term has been a great one. The children are ready for a well-deserved break.
In Literacy we have begun to learn about explanation texts. The children have been analysing different explanation texts; highlighting the features and writing about the advantages and disadvantages. The children have also used an explanation text to develop their comprehension skills.
In maths we have been using the signs < (less than), > (more than) and = (equal to) signs to compare: numbers, addition and towards the end of the week to compare measurements of length. Today we watched a clip from the Rio Olympics of Greg Rutherford competing in the men’s long jump final. His first jump was recorded as 8.18m. The children were then asked ‘How far can you jump?’ We went onto the playground to investigate. Ask your child about their investigation. After half term we will continue with measurement. In particular: capacity (ml and l) and weight (g and kg).
In PE this week, the children had a bench ball competition within the class. The children were split into 4 coloured groups and each played a game of bench ball, with winners staying on. It was fascinating to watch. The children behaved totally different to how they behave in the classroom. I could see who the leaders were, those who are team players and those who just simply wanted to win! There was great enthusiasm and determination shown by all, GO B2!
We were game testers this week in ICT. We discussed the age restrictions on games, where to look for these and why they are there. The children played a simple online game, using the schools laptops. We tested the algorithms (instructions) of the game to help us understand what the game has been programmed to do. What happens if I press the wrong key? What happens if I don’t reset the high score? What happens if I do?
Have a lovely half term.