Please find here a guide to being safe online, for you and your children to read together.
We had an exciting visitor to start our week; welcoming on Monday Mrs Das and a NAO robot from the Centre for Computing History in Cambridge. We learned about the history of humanoids, as well as their place in todays world.
During our lessons, the definition and use of “determiners” came up. A determiner is a word that goes before a noun and identifies the noun in further detail. There are different types of determiners:
We used the analogy of “dogs” during this lesson. Just as the word “dog” is an overarching term to label all breeds of dogs, then there are different types such as “Labrador”, “poodle” etc, so the term “determiner” is an overarching term for words that go before nouns, such as articles; relative pronouns and numbers.
We also recapped “passive voice”. A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence is performing the action. A sentence is written in passive voice when the subject of the sentence has something done to it by someone or something. For example:
Our handwriting focus this week was handwriting for different purposes: joining p and b, no ascender: pu, pi, pr. Our spelling words were manipulate, hospitalise, produce, purify, therapist, productive.
In maths, we looked at decimal places up to tenths, hundredths and thousandths. We practiced adding and subtracting numbers with three decimal places, using column addition and subtraction. More information on decimals can be found here.
We also embarked on part two of our language experience this year, with a return to French. This week, we reviewed how to introduce ourselves and say hello. Our key vocabulary was:
- STEM week – an immersive week of science, computing and maths that will predominantly take place outside. Our forest and garden session will be on Thursday. Please ensure your child brings waterproofs and shoes that are fine to get muddy into school for that day.
- Maths – area and perimetre
- Guided Reading – Fiction – I, Robot