Friday 10th January 2020
To kick off the first week of school in 2020 we were busy in English learning all about poetry. We focused on shape poetry and started off by making our own calligrams. These are a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves. Try making a calligram of the following words in your homework book - rainbow, shrink, wiggly and spiky.
In maths this week we learnt to identify acute (less than 90 degrees) and obtuse (more than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees) angles. Later on in the week we compared and sorted a range of acute and obtuse angles from smallest to largest.
During our history lesson we looked at a range of toys/artefacts and discussed when we thought they were made and how we knew that. We will continue learning about what Dagenham was like in the past and how it has changed over the years this term.
It has also been great seeing some of the children's history projects from home so far and we are looking forward to seeing many more over the half term.
In science this week we learnt about solids, liquids and gases. We learnt that the particles in a substance are the same whether it's in the solid, liquid or gas state, but their arrangement and movement change. It was interesting to look around the classroom to see if we could find examples of solids, liquids and gases. Take a look around your home and make a list of different solids, liquids and gases you can find.
Reminder - PE kits need to be in school so that children can take part in their two sessions a week. One of these sessions is outdoors so it would be helpful if you could include some warmer clothes, i.e. joggers.
Also please make sure you label your child's clothes with their name so they can be returned in case there is ever a mix-up.
Have a great weekend.