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Week commencing 9th September 2019 .
We have continued to have another successful and enjoyable week in the phase and the children are now really getting to grips with the routines and demands of Year 5 and 6. Our learning for this week is really making strong links with our over-arching topic for the term, The Ancient Greeks. Having started our text Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief last week, we will start to develop our understanding of the main character Percy and work towards a finished piece of writing where we compare and contrast the characters of Percy and Gabe, his stepfather. In Maths this week the children will be continuing their learning about place value, Year 6 will be dividing and multiplying numbers by 10 and 1000, partitioning and solving reasoning problems about Place Value. Some of our children in Year 5 have undertaken Play Leader Training in the last week, which proved to be very successful, the external trainer for the event, from Brompton Academy, said that our children were the best group that she has ever worked with - Well Done Year 5! We are starting our science learning this week about life-cycles and this will continue to be supported during our visit next week to Wildwood. This week some of our children will be undertaking Peer Mediating Training and will go on to support their peers whilst on the playground during lunch times, we will keep you posted on how this goes. Finally all of the children in the phase will start their Burnett News sessions this week. This is an exciting opportunity for the children to learn about and discuss topical news stories with their peers, the lessons in school will help to develop children’s debating skills and understanding of global current events .