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Friday 8th November 2019

As another week comes to an end, we reflect on all the wonderful, exciting and interesting things we have learnt. 

In our maths lessons this week, we have been learning about Decimals. We used our place value knowledge to understand the value of each decimal number and looked at number lines to see where given decimal numbers would be. We also wrote decimal numbers as fractions. Later on in the week we learnt how to round decimal numbers to the nearest whole number. Ask your child to share the rounding up/down rule and have a go at rounding the following decimals to the nearest whole number - 0.3, 0.5, 0.9, 1.7, 5.3. Now try writing the decimals as fractions. e.g. 0.7 =   7   ,   1.9 = 1   9
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During our English lessons we continued reading our class text, 'Earthquakes and Volcanoes.' We then learnt how to summarise the information we had read. We will use this skill next week when we write our very own information text about volcanoes.

In our Geography session we learnt all about how volcanoes are formed. We will be using this knowledge to help us in our English sessions next week too. 

In Science, we recapped and shared what we already knew about mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and fish. We then created our own yes/no questions to create our own classification keys. It was tricky to make sure we did not repeat the animals along the key and had to check if our keys worked. Although it was a difficult concept to understand, the children persevered and enjoyed creating their own questions as well as testing their own and their friend's classification keys. 

Please remember to sign your child's reading record at least 3x a week as well as supporting your child with their homework. 

Thank you for all your hard work and continued support. 

Have a good weekend.