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Week ending 4th May 2018

This week in Porthcothan we have been using our own ideas to change parts of our Literacy text 'The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch'. We have had some great new characters; football managers, vets, zoo keepers, dancers, mechanics and much more,  who have had to overcome something 'pesky' in their story!
Towards the end of our week we used our knowledge of place value to explore odd and even numbers. We established a rule that numbers with 0,2,4,6 or 8 ones are even numbers and numbers that have 1,3,5,7,9 in the ones are odd numbers.
"Odd numbers have one left over" Marlee
"Even numbers all have partners, nothing is left" Flora
We proved whether statements like 'odd+odd=even' were true or false and discussed how large numbers "won't trick us!" because we just need to look at the ones.
In topic this week we continued to explore the work of Florence Nightingale and compared hospitals before and after her. In Science, we learnt about the 5 senses and then went on an adventure around the school to explore what we could see, hear, feel, smell and what we could taste (lots of chocolate was longed for!). 
We also have completed our competition entries for 'Healthy Schools'. We created healthy characters to promote healthy lifestyle choices. Helping us to take care of ourselves, we had a visit from Brighter Smiles who explained how it is best to brush our teeth in circular motions and not to have sugary snacks in between meals.
We are continuing to focus on our phonics, particularly set 3 sounds. Every day after lunch we practise and support each other with reading special friends which are both new and familiar.
Next week we have our topic day too whereby we will be dressing as our hero in honour of Florence Nightingale. We will be learning about our local heroes during the day with help from some professional visitors within our community.