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Friday 12th May 2017

Hello again and a huge welcome to our blog for this week.


We have been a little unhappy this week in English as we have now come to the end of our book, `Voices in the Park'.  Our focus this week was on the characters Charles' mum and Smudge's dad and their 'voices'.  As we did with their children, we thought about what they said and how they said it and what this told us about their characters. Were they similar or different in the way they viewed the experience of going to the park? Why don't you judge for yourselves...

Check out the online book here.

We told you it was a great read didn't we. How well did you concentrate? Did you spot the clues in the text or the pictures like we did? Why not test yourself and try our online quiz here.


In Marvellous Maths, we have been working flat out on shape -in particular, 2D shapes.  We have been looking at those three different triangles (can you remember what they were?), quadrilaterals, parallelograms and rhombuses. Not only did we have to spell them correctly (!) but we have learned their properties so we could compare and classify them too.

Would you know your parallelogram from your rhombus?  Or your your equilateral triangle from your isosceles?  Why not test your knowledge on this link here.

Psst. Why are some of these words underlined? (There's more to come).


In Science, through our topic, `Living Things' we have been looking at branching databases (think trees). Did you know that these are a way of classifying a group of objects. If it has been designed properly, someone else could use the tree to identify one of the objects. It could be used, for example, to classify minibeasts, vegetables or fruit.  These are sometimes called a `binary tree', as there are only two options - 1 and 0.  With this type of tree it is `yes' or `no'.

Take a look.

On Thursday we went outside to design our own. It was great fun but we did have to chase a couple of our pictures when the wind got involved!

Take a look at the pictures below.

How would you like to make your own branching database?  Why not try it out here.

Drop in next week for more news about our work.


Congratulations this week go to Codie M a well deserved winner. Go Codie!


Finally, have your say.  Each week you will have a chance to decide on which new song we will learn in next week's whole school assembly.  Click on the link below to take part in an online vote. (Note -this is carried from last week's choices.)