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Climate change

This week in Maths, the year 1 and 2s have been learning about money. They compared different amounts using the smaller than and greater than symbols (< and >), counted out different amounts and completed problems with different notes and coins. The children have been writing about different settings using adjectives. Some children named things they could see in the settings, others used adjectives to describe and some children wrote sentences. For Golden Time, the children went to the fountain in their swimming costumes and had a fun afternoon splashing in the water. The older children began the week learning how to identify fractions in shapes. Later in the week we enhanced this idea by looking at fractions that are apparent in national flags. We also looked at how to find fractions of amounts by using the denominator as the divider and the numerator for multiplication. In English, we reviewed our knowledge of preposition of place. We played some speaking games where we had to use the vocabulary of prepositions before writing our own sentences using prepositions to describe the Solar System. In History, we looked at how Space Exploration has evolved in the last 150 years. Using timelines, we discovered that Space Exploration has come a long way: From observing the moon through a telescope in 1870, to successfully planting and growing cabbage in space in 2015. In Science, we learned about Climate Change, and how the increased amount of Carbon Dioxide emissions into our atmosphere is heating the world up. Next week we will make posters to raise awareness of the dangers of this issue. Finally, during Corners on Friday, the older children taught the younger children how to make many different cards and crafts for their fathers for Fathers' Day

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