In our English learning this week, we began by learning the correct way to use of hyphens when joining prefixes to a route word beginning with a vowel, for example, re-examine and co-ordinate.
We then moved onto our new writing genre, journalistic writing. We investigated the expected features within pieces such as newspaper articles. We then used this information to plan our own newspaper articles based on the arrival of Dorothy and friends at the Emerald City, up until they meet the Wizard and discover his big secret!
In our maths learning this week, we've returned to place value, and continued to grow our knowledge in relation to problem solving within this area. We discussed counting in given steps, ordering and comparing. It was lovely to see past learnt skills being used independently when competing our learning in this area this week.
Our History learning this week saw us launch our new topic, Vikings in Britain. We discussed how the early 'wicings' (Vikings) were actually settlers from the North, known as 'Norsemen' since the Norsemen were know for raiding they became the 'wicings' meaning 'to raid'. We learnt about their camp settlement in Torksey, which was more like a village really, at which the Norsemen and their families spent a full Winter. We then learnt about how their invasion ended the Dynasty of the Mercian Kings of England.
Our Geography learning this week saw us also begin a new topic of oceans. This week, we began our learning by recapping the oceans of the World and their locations, before investigating the actual geographical properties of these features. We also learnt about the salinity of water, which is what actually makes sea water salty. We also learnt that some seas are so salty, it is impossible to sink in them!
Instead of Science this week we celebrated World Book Day! It was great to see all the children engaged with numerous forms of literature, from Fiction to Non-fiction. Manga to comic books. There was a wide selection to choose from! We spent time reading, doing kahoots about famous books, some showcasing of our friends books. It was so much fun!