This week has been a busy week of learning.

In Literacy, we have been planning our hot write story. We have planned a story about a child who gets evacuated during The Blitz. We then used our plans to write our own story. We used our knowledge of all we have been learning over the past few weeks in our stories. 

in Maths, Year 5 have been learning to subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits using a formal written method. They have also looked at using the inverse to check answers. They then used their knowledge to solve problems.

Year 6 have been learning to multiply up to 4-digit numbers by a 1- or 2-digit number. We have been exploring the rules and strategies for long multiplication. We then used the written method of long multiplication to solve problems.

In our topic learning we have looked at propaganda during World War II. We looked at how posters were used and explored how news was communicated during this time. We then created our own propaganda posters about evacuees. We also explored The Blitz in more detail and wrote about it. 

In PSHE we have looked at resolving conflict. We had discussions about conflict we have been involved in and how we resolved it. We created resolution guides to support ways to resolve conflict.

In R.E. we have been reading The Giant's Necklace and we are beginning to explore the question 'What do Religions say to us when life gets hard?'

In Science, we have continued our learning on working scientifically. This week we focussed on variables and looked at how to make a paperclip float. We explored the variables whilst investigating. We looked at changing the shape of the paperclip, the size of the paper and tissue, and the amount of water. We discovered that if you made an 'L' shape with one paperclip and put another paperclip on top of it, and then lowered it into the water and then removed the 'L' shaped paperclip it would float. This is because of surface tension.

In P.E. we have continued to play team games building on team skills and working together.

We also had a successful visit to Wagamama. Everyone tried the Ramon noodles. We loved trying to use the chopsticks too. Thank you to the parents who volunteered to come with us.

If there are any parents who would like to come to the British Museum next Wednesday, please let me know.

Have a lovely weekend.