We have begun to read an new text 'Varjak Paw' by SF Said
In Maths, we have begun our new unit, multiplication and division.
We started by securing of squared and cubed numbers.
Then, we moved on to factors, multiples and prime numbers.
In Encompass, we have begun our new topic - Mayans.
This week we learnt about the Mayan timeline and compared it to British History timeline.
Whales have had an extremely busy but exciting week!
In English, we have been creating our own raps all based on the characters from 'Holes'.
Below are a few videos to show you what we achieved....
In Maths, we began to work on area and perimeter
This week in encompass, we finished off our 'Hola Mexico' topic by creating a knowledge organiser, that included all of our learning from this half term.
What a busy week we have had....
Maths - This week we persevered with inverse operations (addition and subtraction) and we managed to crack it! We can now answer skill and varied fluency calculations.
English - This week we begun to write a new chapter of 'Holes'. Using our imagination, we have created our own character that has its own personality. So far, they are wonderful to read. Well done, Whales!!
This week has been 'Art Week'. We have recreated a piece of Mexican folk art.
To begin, we practised using different pressures with our pencils. Once we had done, we moved onto a line drawing of the piece of art.
Next, we practised using various paint brushes to achieve the size and effect we required. Following this we moved onto adding colour using paint to our line drawing.
To allow us to reflect on art we discussed a piece of art work during P4C.
We raised many interesting questions.
Whales class have truly begun to show their personalities this week!
We have had a week filled with laughing and learning!
In maths this week we have begun our new unit of addition and subtraction - using the formal method.
At first we had a few struggles, but we were determined and we managed to overcome them.
During English, we all demonstrated amazing friendship by helping each other to edit our work.
During encompass this week, we used began to deepen our learning, by researching the reason why tourists might visit Mexico.
A few places we researched were....
Cancun Chichen Itza
Science was a lot of fun this week, as we researched how gears work.
Well done to our award winners!
This week, Whales took on a new challenge of writing a discursive piece of writing.
The question we focused on was 'Should children be sent to prison?' - Stemming from our main character Stanley Yelnats being sent to a Juvenile camp.
To create our bank of for and against arguments, we used 'Philosophy for children' to discuss what we thought
We also began to use technical and topical vocabulary and modal verbs.
In science this week, we continued with our topic of forces and moved onto understanding pulleys.
Here is some of our independent work....
Our award winners
This week in whales class we have been super busy.
In maths, we transformed into Roman numerals, which helped us to secure our learning. We then moved into reading and writing them.
In English, we have been working hard perfect our writing, before we published.
During Science, we have carried out a 'Prove it' experiment!
'The bigger the surface area, the slower the object falls'
We worked as teams to create 3 different sized parachutes, timed hoe long they took to fall and wrote a conclusion.
This week's award winners!
This week in Whales class we have been hard at work.
In Maths, we have continued to work on place value.
We have mastered complex partitioning and representing numbers up to 1 million!
In English, we have been writing 'unseen' parts of our class text 'Holes' including Stanley going to jail and court.
We've learnt new vocabulary including verdict, tentatively and regularly.
During Science, we have secured our understanding of gravity and moved onto learning about air resistance.
We watched this video to help us understand what air resistance is.
In Encompass, we used atlases and Google Earth to visualise where Mexico is and to discover the countries and oceans that surround it.
Wow! What an amazing start to the year we have had. We have settled into our new classroom and are ready for a fun-filled year of learning!
This week we have dived straight into our half-term topics.
During Maths, we have explored place value using concrete and pictorial resources.
In English, we have developed our knowledge of Texas to help us understand the setting our of class text 'Holes'.
To start our 'Hola Mexico' topic off with a splash we prepared, cooked and tasted Mexican food.
We LOVED it!!
Following our food tasting, we anchored our knowledge and understanding of the continents.
In science, we have begun to develop our knowledge of Gravity and how it affects all objects on Earth.