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Week 4

The girls started our week by introducing our new learning behaviour, focusing on how and why to be a risk-taker. 
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In Literacy, the children explored the next chapter in our book “The Adventures of Odysseus” , where Odysseus and his men venture into the Land of the Dead. The children worked in groups to empathise with Odysseus and his men by using role-play to illustrate an interaction between the characters. Later in the week, the children pulled out powerful descriptive vocabulary about the Land of the Dead and used it to write poetry in groups. They then had chance to perform their poems to the class.
In History, the children shared their Greek god and goddess homework in groups and then made a group presentation to the class about a god or goddess of their choice. 
In RE, we were very pleased to welcome Mrs Ashwathy who came to speak with the class about beliefs and practices in Hinduism. This is the class’s religion of study alongside Christianity so it was great for the children to hear about the beliefs and practices first-hand. 
In PE with Mr Burgin this week, the children played tag rugby, which was an opportunity for them to further develop their skills in teamwork alongside skills and physical awareness of themselves and others.
Our maths topic this week has been scaling and fractions. On Monday, the children worked on using multiplication and division to scale quantities up and down for ingredients in a recipe. On Tuesday, the children were then given the chance to make cookies using their scaled measurements. What a delicious maths lesson!
In Computing, the children looked in more detail at how to create algorithms in a game, what an object is and what an event is. After some time practising, the children then made and designed their own game from their algorithms before swapping and giving others feedback on their games. 
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