In English this week, Kestrels have started reading this half term's book, Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief. As the book is based on Greek gods, the children researched a variety of gods and goddesses to gain an understanding of the relationships between them and their powers. Percy encounters a minotaur in Chapter 4 and we used this as a stimulus for the children to write a description of a mythical creature.
In maths we started our work on percentages. This required the children to draw on their prior knowledge of finding equivalent fractions and the place value system. Once the children understood the percent means per hundred, they quickly made the link between percentages and decimals. We looked at how finding an equivalent fraction with a denominator of 100 made writing fractions as percentages and decimals much easier and straightforward.
In science, Y5&6 have been investigating water. We discussed the different types of water and what these may contain. The children had to predict what would be left behind if various waters (mineral, tap, sea and pond) were left to evaporate and then compare their predictions to the final results.
All the children looked fantastic yesterday for World Book Day and they had great fun taking part in a variety of activities based on Alice in Wonderland.
A reminder that Kestrels now have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. On Monday mornings, the children will be playing tennis outside and as the weather is still a little cool, it would be worth them bringing an extra layer to wear.