In our English learning, we have continued our journalistic writing work. We began the week by revisiting apostrophes and how we use them for both singular and plural possession. Following this we began drafting our newspaper reports, starting with an opening introduction paragraph that uses the 5 'w's - who, where, when, what and why. Since this is the first time we have tried journalistic writing we struggled a bit with getting out of the habit of going into to much detail and writing a story, to support this we spent time looking simply at the fact and building relevant information around those facts, this has seen our writing vastly improve and now we are feeling much more confident as the week has progressed. Direct speech, relative clauses and parenthesis were then used to retell the events which saw the Wizard exposed as a conman and how this has affected the people across the land.
Our maths learning this week has seen us revisit multiple step addition and subtraction problems. We worked together to investigate how to break each problem down into individual steps, before then solving problems independently, the children were much more confident with this than the first time we visited the subject which shows how far they have come since the start of the year. Our arithmetic saw us solving 5 and 6 digit subtraction problems, which has helped us in our main lessons, as we focused on place value within column methods.
Our History learning this week saw us investigate the timeline of the Viking invasion through ancient Britain. We learnt about the attack on Lindisfarne and the reasons behind the attack, before then seeing how that helped the Vikings spread through the country. We discussed at which point we thought the invasion was a success, the first attack, middle attack or last attack. It was interesting to see how the attacked were carried out with violence, which really livened up the lesson as we're used to seeing things discussed or violence through war, not just raids on defenceless monks!
Our Geography learning has seen us continue to investigate oceans this week. We have looked at maritime trade and the oceans this week, we discussed how many objects in our lives we have as a result of trading with other countries, such as; oil from Saudi Arabia, electronics from Japan, cars from Germany etc.. We investigated trade routes and the ships used to complete these actions, before labeling a container ship and discussing its route using compass points.