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Times Table Kaboom!


As another strategy to help us learn our times tables, we have been playing Times Table Kaboom with Miss Adams. We think its great fun, until we randomly select a 'kaboom' stick and lose all of the sticks we had already collected. 



Plastic Pollution


As part of our 'Blue Abyss' topic, we have been learning about the impact of pollution, including plastic pollution, on marine life. This lesson we tried to reverse the effects of crude oil and plastic contaminating our 'oceans'. We realised this is not an easy task and that it our is duty to be protect our oceans as much of the pollution is irreversible. Watch this space for our letters of protest about plastic pollution. 










This half term, Miss Adams is teaching us how to play handball. This lesson we learnt about and practised the four different types of passing in handball. 






Decimal Numbers


This week we have been learning about decimal numbers. We understand their value, can add and subtract then and today we were learning how to round them to the nearest whole number. We played a game wit our talk partners to help us consolidate this tricky skill. 







Times Table Rockstars


This term we have started Times Table Rockstars which is an online program that children play to increase their recall of times tables facts. I have been incredibly impressed with how much progress some of the children have made in such a short space of time and I'm sure we will have a class of Rockstars in no time! 





This half term we will be entering the BEBRAS competition. This is a competition devised with Oxford University and sponsored by Google,  which aims to develop children's understanding of computational thinking. So far the children have found the challenges fun but very challenging (as have I!) 

We wish them the best of luck when entering the competition. 


Football Fever in St Mark's


This half term we have been lucky enough to have a coach teaching us football skills each week. Today we played in our first league against each other. 




Welcome to St Marks!


This year, the year 4/5 class are named 'St Mark'. We have researched about the life of St Mark and have created stained class effect artwork which depict his symbol of a lion holding the bible.