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Willow Term 5

Term 5, week 6:

For our last week of term 5, Hadlow School took part in a maths week, filled with everything maths! Below is a summary of what were were up to.

Maths week

In Willow class the week began maths week with a maths story writing competition, where the children created their own math stories from scratch. Throughout the week we also began our new maths unit on statistics, where we collected various data and learned how to display this data on different graphs. In particular, we collected data on full body exercises such as running and squat thrusts. We also participated in other competitions including making 3D shapes out of marshmallows and spaghetti, a code cracking scavengers hunt, and outdoor math challenge. Altogether the children truly experienced everything maths this week!

Term 5, week 5:

During this week, Willow class have been busy consolidating our learning of geometry concepts, as well as learning some important English skills at writing a narrative. To help us understand this better we took part in active learning through role playing and outdoor learning.

Term 5, week 4:

This week Willow class explored some new and exciting features in maths and science, including making our very own Battleship game and learning more about vertebrate and invertebrate animals. 

" I had a lot of fun making the Battleship game and learning how the game links to our understanding of coordinates. I even won the game against my partner!"- Troy.

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Term 5, week 3:

Half way through term 5 and we have had another busy week. Not only did we do a lot of learning in class, Hadlow Primary also had our May Fair on Saturday.

" I had fun this week learning and preparing our May Fair dance to perform for our May Fair this weekend!" - Finlay.

Below is a selection of just some of the exciting activities we did this week:

May Fair - Willow Class country dancing

All week we have been practising for our country dancing to open the 2017 Hadlow May Fair. Mr Knox, Mrs Worsell and Mrs Austin are all very proud of the performance our dancers put on. Well Done all those who took part! Here is a sample of some rehearsal and actual preformance photos. 

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Maths learning - Quadrilaterals and 3D shapes

In maths this week we explored the properties of both quadrilateral polygons and polyhedrons. Here we can see how we create these types of shapes using a variety of different materials. 

English - Pasta Puttanesca making and persuasive letter writing

This week in English we started the week by making our own version of pasta puttanesca along with a recipe to take home. We also had another visit from Count Olaf as we tried to argue our case to why he was being mean and selfish to the Baudelaire children. We then wrote letter to Mr Poe explaining the situation to him and to hopefully persuade him to move the children away from Count Olaf. 

Term 5, week 2:

This week we have had a busy week of learning from learning about the properties of triangles, preparing for our May fair country dancing, and even a special visit by Count Olaf himself! 

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Term 5, week 1:

This term promises to be an exciting one with the start of our second English topic with the novel 'The Bad Beginnings' by Lemony Snicket.

"In English this week we wrote a newspaper report about the fire that happened at the Baudelaire mansion. I really enjoyed writing my newspaper article, pretending I was investigating the accident." - Maddie

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Egg Rolling Competition

This week we also tool part in our annual Egg Rolling Competition. Each child were asked to bring in a hard boiled, decorated egg to roll down our mound. The winning egg was the one which rolled the furthest. Congratulations to Kian, Bailey and Jenny for rolling their eggs the furthest.

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