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Friday 26th January
After a successful first week of term, it seemed everyone was then struck down with the plague that is now worming its way through Streatley School this week and last. Here are some photos of our trip to Henley last week, before I too was wiped out with the flu. (Click on the images to make them larger). 

On the train from Goring – Twyford

Waiting at Twyford for the train to Henley!

Understanding Rivers workshop at the River and Rowing Museum
 

River walk to Marsh Lock, Henley

Home time – thanks for a lovely day, Henley! 

Happy New Year! 

Welcome back to the spring term. Please see our LKS2 Spring Term Curriculum letter for more information on our learning for this term. 

In maths, the year threes have been looking at dividing equally by threes, then fours and finally eight. The year fours have looked at dividing and using the inverse for the six, nine and seven times table before they progressed onto multiplying and dividing by 1 and 0 on Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday this week they were manipulating numbers to multiply and divide them by 10 and 100.

In English and SPaG, we have been developing our proofreading and editing skills. We have been editing our short story on Bob Finch from the Autumn Term to make it more interesting by referring to our success criteria. Towards the end of the week, we have been recounting our experiences from our trip to Goring.  

On Tuesday afternoon, we ventured into Goring to look at the lock. We were fortunate to bump into the man who works at Goring Lock who was more than happy to demonstrate to the children how the water fills up to allow boats to pass through. Following this, we played ‘pooh sticks’ and measured the speed of the river. It took our stick 1min and 28 seconds to travel just 10 meters!  Miss Glynn then collected a water sample of the Thames that we would look at more closely in our Science lesson on Thursday afternoon. 

 

On Thursday afternoon, we predicted whether we thought the River Thames, the school pond or Miss Davies’ pond would be more polluted. Most of us suspected that it would be the Thames (myself included!). We analysed each of the three water samples and recorded our results in a grid. Following this, we used an Opalmeter (an instrument used to determine water pollution), to measure just how polluted the three samples of water were. To our surprise, the school was arguably the most polluted*, more so than even the measure Thames!

*Pollution was measured on a scale of 1-12 (1 being very polluted and 12 being as clear as tap water). Miss Davies’ pond scored 12, the River Thames scored 11 and the school pond scored a grisly 10/11 as we couldn’t come to a mutual agreement as a class. 

As I am sure the children will tell you – we had our very first music lesson on Friday afternoon. For this half term, we will be learning Mamma Mia by Abba. This week, our main focus was listening and moving in time to the rhythm and learning the words – I fully support any extra practise at home!  

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!