Springwood’s Week

This week has been jam packed!

Our Maths work has been centred around rounding numbers and approximating our answers. We’ve been using charts and extracting information. Having estimated the answer to a sum, we then worked out the real answer and compared them. The estimates helped us to check our answers.

In Literacy, we have begun to look at poetry. This week we looked at poems by Charles Causley. We learned about him as an author and read a number of poems, all of which required us to use our imagination to understand them!

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Our Topic work this term will be focussed around rainforests. We located a number of rainforests on a map and began to think about some of the features of rainforests, including the different layers.

A team of Year 5 and 6 went to a ‘High 5’ Netball tournament on Tuesday afternoon. As always, they did the school proud, even though they didn’t win.

IMG_4645 IMG_4649 IMG_4636On Wednesday we had ‘Lions Day’. We all got to dress up as lions! Nick and Dave Middleton came in to explain what it was all about. Dave and his team will be rowing 3000 across the atlantic to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis (http://atlanticlions.com/the-challenge/). They aim to raise £100,000, and have so far raised nearly £80,000.

We are all looking forward to the Remembrance church service next Wednesday. We hope to see many of you there.