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Well... we have made it to our last week of home-learning. Well done to every single one of you. I am so proud of each and every one of you. I would also like to say a huge thank you to our parents for doing an amazing job of home-learning. Hopefully you can now all take a well-deserved break. SeeSaw has been a great way for us to keep in touch and see all of the amazing things that you have been up to but I cannot wait to see you in our real classroom tomorrow.

In our English lessons this week, we have been writing up our recipes for our school lockdown recipe book. You started the week by exploring the use of imperative verbs in recipes. You were asked to find all of the imperative verbs in a recipe that I shared with you all. We then explored the features of a recipe and made a list of all of the techniques that we would need to use in our own. Once we had done this, we moved on to evaluate a recipe. We explored what was good about the recipe and how we could improve it. This allowed us to think carefully about what to include when writing our recipes. In the middle of the week, we were given time to make, cook or bake our choice of food. You were asked to take pictures of the items you made and every single one of them looked amazing! Finally, towards the end of the week, we wrote the draft version of our own recipe. We will write these up neatly in school this week.

In our Maths lessons this week, we have learnt about Volume. We started the week by exploring what capacity was and how we can measure the capacity of different items. We used our knowledge of the capacity of items like a can or a bottle to help us to understand the capacity of different household items. We also learnt how to use unit cubes to help us to work out the capacity of an item. You were asked to measure the capacity of some different items at home. On Tuesday, we moved on to compare volume. We compared the volume of different items around the kitchen, organised them from largest to smallest capacity and smallest to largest capacity and greater than or less amounts of capacity. On Wednesday, we learnt about estimating volume of shapes. We again used unit cubes to estimate capacity. We explored whether unit cubes are always a good way of estimating the capacity of different shapes. At the end of the week, we learnt about estimating capacity. You have all worked really hard on this new concept this week!

During our book club activities this week, we have been up to many fun and exciting activities. As part of World Book Week, we have guessed who teachers are whilst disguised in 'masks' for our masked reader activity, we have drawn pictures to represent the scene from our favourite book, we have designed and made stories inside a jar and we use the World Book Day website to choose which book we would purchase with our book token. We hope you have enjoyed the activities this week.

In our afternoons this week, we learnt about the life cycle of plants and animals during our Science lesson. We have also played sitting volleyball in our PE lesson. In our Geography lesson, we learnt about the biome – The Tundra. You learnt about its location, climate and the fauna and flora that grows and lives there. In our History lessons this week, we learnt about the similarities between the stone age periods. Finally, in our wellbeing activity, you were given 30 Active Mini Challenges and asked to complete 5. I hope you liked taking part in these and perhaps find useful to keep on going back to.

Throughout lockdown, we have read the class story – The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day. We finished the book on Friday and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as me!
What a fantastic week to finish our home-learning. I am really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and starting our new topic together!

Miss Welch

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