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St Pancras

Catholic Primary School

Swallows Class Blog

At the beginning of this new school year, we are kicking straight off with our new topic: World War 1.  (One of my favourite topics to teach).  At home, I thoroughly enjoy reading about this important and tragic historical event, and I hope the children learn a lot from what I have found out.  I am also finding out lots from the children, so we are all learning together!


In Maths, we have been looking at how arrays tell us whether a number is prime or composite.  We have conducted a prime factorial investigation and now understand how every composite number can be made from multiplying prime numbers.


This week, we have been using concrete resources to help us divide.  We are using the terms "Divisor", "Dividend" and Quotient".  Also, in Science, we have been investigating which materials would be good when lining a hospital bed.


On Wednesday, the Year 6 children from Swallows visited Railway Land in Lewes.  They learnt to measure the amount of carbon in a tree; they learnt a lot about how the flora and fauna in the area have adapted to suit their environment; and they found out about how we can all be more sustainable in our lives.


This week, we have been learning to round numbers up to ten million.   In English, we have been writing lots of descriptions of a character in our story, Private Peaceful.  In our Topic work, we have been learning about bi-planes, and even got to make our own!


This week, we have been learning about marine camouflage which was developed in the Great War.  It's called "Dazzle" camouflage, and was used to confuse the enemy U-boats.