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# Friday 8th December 2017

We're back...but you knew that, right?  Of course you did, well, your reading our blog aren't you.

In English this week, we have been focusing on report writing.  The topic of this has been The Beatles.  Already we are amazed by some of the facts that we have learnt.  Our task has been to group these into similar ideas and build them into paragraphs.  It's obviously made even more exciting by our trip to The Beatles Story Museum next Wednesday.  So...did you know -for example -

John Lennon was the founder member of The Beatles, but that the group's first name was The Quarrymen?

That Paul met John at a church fate where John's band was playing?

Did you know that George, who was the youngest of The Beatles, played practised guitar until his fingers bled to be good enough to join?

All of these sentences would make a good paragraph as they are all around the same topic.  All they would need would be a really good `topic sentence' which would be the opening sentence in the paragraph -something like...The Beatles were formed in the late 1950s.

The other area we have been looking at in English is apostrophe of possession.  This is where we use an apostrophe to show that something belongs to something else.  So, ...the group's (notice the apostrophe) first name was The Quarrymen.  This shows the name belonging to the group.  See if you can figure out what it is, and who it belongs to.

In Maths, we have revisited multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers using the formal method.  You know?  We're very, very good at it.  It is actually really easy...when you know how.  To multiply these bigger numbers you really need to know your times tables -certainly up to 9 x 9 -which is 81 (sorry, we're so excited, we couldn't resist putting up the answer).  Why not try out this times tables basketball game to help you be ready for the next time you need to multiply larger numbers.  Click here

In Science, we've been looking at electricity, and in particular, circuits.  Our work today involved predicting whether or not circuits would work.  Take a look at the circuits below -what do you think -will they work or not?  Remember, they need to be a complete circuit to work.  See you next week.

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