What a great week we've had in Penguin class this week! We are making so much progress and recalling lots of information we've learned previously, making links with our learning - well done! 

In English this week we have been introduced to our new writing genre - a diary entry! We looked at lots of different examples before writing a checklist for what we think makes a great diary. We discovered we needed to write in first person, past tense, in chronological order and talk about our thoughts and feelings. After thinking about Isabel's emotions in our story, we planned to write a diary from the day she made the city vibrant again. We then had a go at writing our introduction using the 3 sentence types we've already using - statements, exclamations and questions. Towards the end of the week we looked at how to use a variety of openers including time conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions to link our ideas together. 

In Maths this week we have moved onto Measurement. We have previously learned about measuring height and length using a ruler in cm and m. Our new focus was Mass - we discussed what this meant and what we might use to measure somethings mass. After discovering we would use scales and g and kg, we then had a go at reading scales and comparing objects mass to show our understanding. We were shocked to find out that there are 1000g in 1kg and this helped us when we were comparing. 

At the end of the week, we had a go at using different scales to measure items in the classroom which we really enjoyed :)

In Geography this week we have looked at physical features of the UK. We spent the first half of the lesson learning physical geographical language such as valley, mountain, vegetation, cliff and forest. We then looked at the 4 countries of the UK and learned about famous physical features within them. We were most exciting to learn about the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis and the Peak District which is very close to where we live. 

In Science this week we spent the lesson learning about what humans need to survive. We watched a video and discussed the 5 main things we did for basic survival:  food, water, sleep, oxygen and shelter. We created a poster all about what we need and why we need it using scientific language.