A great week of learning in Dolphin Class!

Our English learning this week has seen us investigate how to correctly use homophones, before then applying them independently to our writing. We then moved on to completing our extended writes that were in journalistic style.  We wrote amazing newspaper articles detailing Dorothy's frustrations relating to the Wizard of Oz being revealed as a fraud. We used lots of journalistic features, such as figurative language and appropriate reporting clauses. For example: Our sources revealed to us that the Wizard is actually as foolish fraud!

Our Maths learning this week saw us investigate perimeter and area. We began by measuring the perimeter of rectilinear shapes ( shapes with straight edges and right angles - imagine two rectangles joined in some way), before then moving on to finding area of rectangles and square. we remembered our multiplication and array knowledge to help us with this task - multiplying the length of the short edge by the long for a rectangle's area and multiplying the side of a square by its self to find a square's area.

Our History learning this week related to the on-going Viking invasions in the first century AD.  We learnt about the battle of Ashdown, which saw the two Princes of Wessex, Aethelred and Alfred, defending their country. They won the battle - but it wasn't decisive, as the Vikings attacked a further 3 times within the year.  We learned that eventually, Aethelred died and Alfred became King. The two factions met an uneasy truce, which saw the new king bribe them!

Our Geography learning this week saw us continue our learning relating to Oceans.  We learnt about how the climate is affected by the currents within the oceans, due to hoe the warmth of the equator is spread. We learnt that warm  currents travel away from the equator, heating up areas such as the UK, before then travelling back in a circular Gyre (ji), as it cools and passes North America.  We also learnt that phytoplankton (tiny sea creatures) are responsible for the majority of oxygen production in the World -  which is spread through the current movements. We always thought it was trees!

Have a lovely week,

love from Dolphin Class. x