This week in Year 3 we have been working hard to partition, order and compare three digit numbers. We have been using place value counters and base 10 to deepen our understanding. This will help us with addition and subtraction which we are moving onto next week.
8 Year 5 and 6 pupils are representing our school in a Tag Rugby league every Wednesday night at Bishop Barrington. We have been very successful so far and all staff and parents that have been to suport have commented how well they play as a team. Well done everyone!
This week in Year 4 we have been labelling a life-size drawing of one of our classmates to show what we have learned in Science about the digestive system. The children were excited and surprised to find out some fascinating facts … Did you know? The large intestine is up to 7m long!
Year 4 have been using a range of maths equipment to support their understanding of place value.
This week in maths we have been rounding up to the nearest million. We created our own 7-digit numbers using dice and had to round our numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 and million. Once confident, we then moved onto rounding decimals to 2-decimal places and to the nearest whole number.
As well as learning about Europe, compass directions and climates in Geography, we have been continuing to practise our tables. We played the game Splat to test each other on our speed and accuracy of the 4 times table. We are becoming more confident but regular practise is vital. All children should know all tables up to 12×12 by the end of Year 4 and any support and encouragement from adults and siblings at home will help. Why not challenge your child to a game of Splat and see if you can beat them?
This week in Year 4, we have been using maps and atlases in Geography to name and locate Bishop Auckland, Durham, Newcastle and Sunderland. We have learned how to use 8-point compass directions to describe their locations in the North-East of England, before moving onto describing what human and physical features there are in the North East – namely two human features (The Angel of the North and Hadrian’s Wall) and two physical features (Durham Heritage Coast and High Force). The children enjoyed researching and finding out facts about these human and physical features and then confidently giving feedback to the rest of the class.
We have settled into our Geography topic this week, focusing on South America. We have been planning routes through some of the Capital Cities of South America which has been interesting. We have also settled back into our English and Maths lessons this week, and we are really enjoying our class novel ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’.