Q. Who knows a time lord?

Friday 17th May | No comments yet

The children have been getting to grips with telling the time this week in Maths. We started by converting the time on an analogue clock into digital time, building on Year 2 work, where the children expressed the time as past and to the hour. This has been confusing for some as the hour hand is looked at first as opposed to the minute hand. We have seen plenty of 20:6, 4:6, 6:4 and 30:20 instead of 6:20 but everyone’s hard work is paying off. Surprisingly, once the children have mastered the new concept, telling the time on a clock that has roman numerals has proved no trickier. Next week, we will be calculating time intervals and also looking at 24 hour time.

To help their learning, all children have been allocated work on telling the time on Mathletics. They have been given the opportunity to complete it in class but if they are able to access the app at home it will benefit them tremedously.

The classes are at slightly different places with the English task. The children are using all the techniques and tips they have practiced over the past couple of weeks to write another chapter for the middle of the Varjak Paw story. In the adventure, Varjak senses and faces danger and then has to somehow escape. 3M are in the planning stage, while 3B are editing their work. All stories will be completed by the end of next week and passages from some of them will be on blog.

Our DT project to design and make a pencil case is ongoing. Final designs and patterns will be completed next week, ready for construction after half term. There are some very imaginative creations such as cats, footballs and even a banana!

In next week’s blog, we will give out information about our final trip of the year. We will require parental support but the dates and details are still being finalised.

Finally, special mentions this week go to Alfie, Luke, Haseeb and Joel. All four have had a great week. Well done.

Have a great weekend.

Mr Beevers and Mr Winfield.

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