We have had an exciting week so far, we are in the process of planning and writing our explanation texts. We are looking forward to sharing them with you once they’re completed.
We’ve been continuing our fraction learning in maths and have been working on explaining what fractions are, then finding and explaining what equivalent fractions are. We have been using fraction strips to find our equivalent fractions. Some of us have even been problem solving!
In Science we have been grouping and classifying animals in their environments based upon their characteristics. We have found out about vertebrates and invertebrates and used this to classify the animals. Come back soon to see some of our completed work on our display.
This week we have been exploring a new genre in Literacy. We have been identifying the features of explanation texts, as well as analysing and evaluating the layout and presentation of the text type. We are looking forward to creating our own explanation texts on how water is cleaned and how it is transported to our homes.
We have created poems all about water using our computer skills. Come back soon to see some of our creative ideas.
Within maths, we are now focusing on fractions and are looking forward to doing lots of practical learning and problem solving! Come back soon to see our adventurous maths learning.
We have used our cross curricular learning to create a line graph and a bar chart on the computers to show how much water is used in our homes across a day. Take a look:
Over the first Spring half term we will be learning about water around the world and reading our class novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’.
We have been really enjoying learning about the water cycle in Geography and using key words to write a detailed explanation. We have also been locating rivers around the world and identifying and understanding different weathers and climates.
In Maths we have been working super hard on multiplication and division. We have been multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 and solving problems using our reasoning skills. We are now focusing on our rapid recall of our 6 and 9 times tables and using concrete and pictorial representations to support out learning.
In Literacy we have been working on informal letter writing. We have identified many features that are included in informal letter writing and have been practising using these skills. We are in the process of planning our very own letters from the Amazon and will soon be writing these, including all of the skills we have been learning along the way. We can’t wait for you to read some of our fantastic letters!
In Art we have been practising our tessellation skills and will be soon using this skill in our under water collage work.
We have received some very creative homework over the past couple of weeks. I’m very pleased with the amount of effort and creativity that has gone into some of these pieces! Keep up the excellent effort.