Science: Forces

This week we have started a new topic in science. We have been looking at forces.

In our first lesson we looked at the force of gravity and learnt that the weight of an object is how hard gravity if pulling down on an object (measured in Newtons) and the mass of an object is how much matter is inside it (measured in g or kg).

Larger objects (like the Earth)  have a greater pull of gravity.

Through an experiment, we found out that the mass of an object is 100x greater than its weight. So 1N = 100g.

In these photos we are using forcemeters to measure the weight and mass of objects around our classroom.

 

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Year 5 Evacuee Day!

On Monday 26th November, all of year 5 will be spending the day as a WW2 evacuee!

Our current topic is WW2, we have been looking at the impact it had on Exeter, the Blitz and how it would have felt to be a child back then.

It would be great if they could come dressed up, ready for a day of WW2 activities. Here is a picture for inspiration:

 

 

Cannot wait to see their outfits!

Miss Elliott and Miss Cseri.

The Monty Milers take on Killerton House

Montgomery recently participated in the annual Killerton House cross country event. We took children from across KS2 and competed against several other schools in the local area. The children had to face windy conditions, difficult terrain,  as well as dodging a cow pat or two.

Every child completed the event and did the school proud. They were impeccably behaved, a credit to Montgomery, and a true competitors over the course of the event!

We look forward to find out the results over the next week!

A special mention must be given to Gemma Stringer (FOMS) who offered to design the new Monty Milers logo, and to FOMS themselves for offering to cover the costs of the new running attire. I think we can all agree that the children look amazing!

 

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Year 3 – Homework

It’s really important that the children are encouraged to complete their homework by the set deadline. It has been noticeable that a handful of children haven’t completed any of the set homework since the start of the year. The homework is set to give all pupils the opportunity to practise the skills and methods that are being taught in class.

SPELLINGS

This week’s spelling words.

On Friday, it was a surprise to see Mr Chambers in a strange fancy dress outfit.

MATHS

The focus in maths over the last week has been multiplication. We have identified that multiplication is simply repeated addition.

For example – 4 x 3 = 12 is simply 4 + 4 + 4 = 12

To deepen our understanding, we have been looking at representing equal groups in different ways. According to the the latest guidance from the DFE, it is suggested that multiplication sentences should be thought of in the following way – 4 x  3 is 4, three times rather than 4 lots of 3.

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/year-4-multiplication-times-tables-check-new-assessment-framework-2020/

For example:

4 x 3 = 12 could be represented pictorially as shown below.

5 x 2 = 10 could be represented pictorially as shown below.

 

Can you represent the following calculations with the correct pictorial representation?

1 x 3  = 3                       3 x 1 = 3

2 x 6 = 12                     6 x 2 = 12

4 x 5 = 20                    5 x 4 = 20

 

TT Rockstars has been updated and the battle between Hazel and Rowan ends tomorrow!

Will Hazel win the battle of the bands again this week?

READING

Please ensure that you are reading daily.

 

 

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Year 3 – Roman Day

We took a step back in time and travelled to Ancient Rome! We had a fun filled day packed with loads of amazing experiences. We spent time handling and discussing the uses of a range of different ancient artefacts, practised battle formations, learnt the story of Boudicca and why the Roman’s invaded Britain, and so much more!

We have been inspired by what we have discovered about the Romans and will be using our knowledge to create a battle cry to encourage people to join the Roman army!

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