Homework due 5th December

Reading

Find a book, newspaper or magazine that you get a lot of enjoyment out of… variety is the spice of life!

Mental Maths

We will be learning to use, add, subtract and investigate money, using the basis of decimal number, so feel free to tell us what you know.

Spellings:  Suffix -sion

tension

confusion

precision

invasion

explosion

division

decision

expansion

extension

comprehension

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It was a wet, windy morning but that did not deter Quartz children from enjoying their trip. We visited the South Norwood Baptist church as we conclude our RE topic of Christianity. The pastor was quite impressed at how much of their classroom learning the children remembered. He even taught us a song! Can you remember its words, actions and tune?

Bringing the Digestive System to LIFE!

Year 4 has been learning about how the digestive system works, and today, we had the opportunity to create a model of one. It got a little dirty and gross (as they said) but they enjoyed being hands-on to deepen their learning. Plus, it cleared up some misconceptions about where food goes! Here are some of the remarks from Opal class pupils about where they thought food went when they were younger:

1. I thought there was an elevator in your body and people would put the food in it and the elevator would carry the food up and down.

2. I thought there was a machine in your stomach that crushed the food.

3. I thought the food went down your leg and then a machine brought it back up for you to go number 2.

4. I thought the food went to your bones.

5. I thought the food went down, turned black and then came out.

The digestive system!

Turquoise class have been learning a lot about the digestive system during science. Today, each group recreated the steps of the digestive system using a banana sandwich, a zip-lock bag, water, cola and a pair of stockings! It was messy (and a bit disgusting) but great fun! 

Opal Class Interpretation of Ancient Maya Pyramids

As we continue our journey into the far far past to the Ancient Maya Civilisation, we have come to learn about Maya Pyramids. These Pyramids were sacred and were used as tombs, sacrifices and other religious ceremonies. These beautiful pyramids can still be seen today in Central America. Opal class enjoyed taking apart boxes and recycling them to create Maya Pyramids in teams. Good effort, Opal!

Homework due 28th November

Reading

Every day and comment in your diaries. Don’t forget to make a note of those new words!

Mental Maths

Fractions – what do you know?

Spellings

Add the suffix -(t)ion

invention

injection

action

election

reflection

creation

hesitation

completion

competition

celebration