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P6NM Our Learning w/c 16.11.20

Numeracy

This week we have continued to learn about time, focussing on these key elements:

• I can give examples of different time calculations people do in order to organise their lives

 • I can work out how long an event will take if I know the start and finish times

• If I know a start or finish time and how long an event will take I can work out the finish or start time

• I have explored how to adapt my number calculation strategies when working with time and can convert between units when required

Home Learning Opportunities:

Travel Plans – Your challenge is to plan the travel aspect of a trip to another country. You should choose which country you wish to visit (consider whether to choose one in the same time zone) and use the internet to find flight/ferry/train timetables. Find out how much time you need to allow to check in and then work out when you will need to leave home. Use the journey duration to work out what time you will arrive in your chosen country. Finally, work out the total travel time from home to destination. If appropriate, an adult may need to help you to work with time zones and differences between UK time and the time in the country being visited. Present your work as a schedule which could be a list or a timetable highlighting these times: leaving home, arriving at airport/train station/ferry terminal, departure, arrival at destination.

Literacy

We have continued to work very hard on producing quality work to share at our literature circle meetings.  We have been reflecting on how these meeting have been going and what we can do to improve. 

Our spelling rule this week was the suffix ‘er’, please see Monday’s post for word lists. 

In writing we edited out Rock, Paper Scissor stories and worked on creating tension to the chase scene. 

We are continuing to enjoy exploring the themes in our class novel ‘Boy in the Girls Bathroom’ and using this to reflect on our own interactions with other adults and peers.  

Home Learning Opportunities:

Discuss your group reading book with an adult at home, share your literature circle role and decide how you are going to complete this task in school. 

For example, which scene will you choose discuss for the artful adventurer/ literary luminary role?  What makes this scene important for the plot, the characters and you the reader? 

If you are vocabulary vulture – what interesting or new vocabulary have you come across?  Make sure you understand the meaning. 

For character captain, which character will you focus on, what are their character traits?  Mark pages with post-it notes with evidence to back this up. 

For discussion director, what questions will you ask?  How will you make sure that they are open questions requiring full answers from your group. 

And finally, if you are the super summariser, what are the key events from your reading homework?  Can you answer the 6 questions – who, what, when, where, why, how?

Other Areas of the Curriculum

We enjoyed listening to the P7 house captain presentations.  We will find out the nominated candidates on Monday.

We used different sized fruit to compare the sizes of the planets and create a scaled down version of our solar system.  We used trundle wheels to measure of the distances between the fruits in the playground.  We were surprised at how large some planets were compared to others and how vast the distances between them were!

We had a STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) activity day on Monday with Ms Collyns. We completed the RAF glider challenge, designing three prototype gliders.  It was great fun!

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Nicholson

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