Hair today, gone tomorrow…

As excitement builds for our impending PGL trip, Amethyst and Magenta classes continue to work extremely hard and we couldn’t be more proud of their achievements.

In English lessons this week we have been researching Huskies and learning about dog sledding in the extreme temperatures of Alaska.  We will continue on this theme next week when we start to write a set of instructions, explaining how to train a husky dog to sled in the snow.

In Guided Reading sessions we are focusing on different styles of questioning, as used in SATs tests, to check the children’s understanding of a text. We are also enjoying the class book, Running on the Roof of the World, which is giving us a fascinating insight into life in Tibet and bringing to life our Extreme Earth topic lessons.

This week, we researched the epic challenge of scaling Mount Everest. Learning about the preparation, training,  prospective perils and the eye-watering cost, the pupils have designed and are writing brilliant information pages which will continue into next week.

A little later than planned, we have focused in this week’s maths lessons on angles, revising the use of a protractor and also the relationships between angles, moving on to solving missing angle problems.  Next week, as well as lots of more arithmetic revision, we will be going over perimeter, area and volume.

We went outside in the sunshine for computing to start taking photos with a view to editing them next week.

We have enjoyed rounding of the week with Crazy Hair Day – see pictures below.

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend everyone!