This week in Literacy, we have continued reading Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. The story follows Liam and Florida who is pretending to be an adult, and is forced to spend time with the other prize-winning dads as they all compete for a place on the rocket. He finds that not only is adulthood tedious but that the fathers aren't a patch on his own. The next phase of Liam's journey is on the rocket, Infinite Possibility. We have focused on one of the tasks the group undertook this week - a trip across the Gobi Desert to inspire the dads and children to work well together. The children researched information to include in their non-fiction pieces and could choose a layout that best suited the purpose for writing.
In Maths, Year 6 have been finding percentages of amounts. This will be very useful when they are calculating the price of items in the sales. Year 5 have been looking at comparing and ordering decimals and have now started to use their place value knowledge to round decimals to the nearest whole number.
In Science, the children have been understanding more about planets and their orbit. They have started to create models to help them visualise the spacing of the planets as well as the comparative sizes of the different spherical bodies. We have also looked at what qualities the different planets have so we can design a Mars Rover in DT. We have considered the different materials and qualities our vehicle will have to have so it will be functional on Mars' rocky surface.