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World Book Day
Take a look at our fabulous world book day costumes!
Over the past few weeks we have been exploring fractions in more depth. Last week we were looking for equivalent fractions using a fractions wall to support our learning. When we felt more confident we began looking for patterns. We then used these to find other equivalent fractions beyond what our fraction wall shows.
This is week we are beginning to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. To start exploring this we used Numicon and pegs. Have a look at our fabulous fractions learning!
We got in touch with our inner cave-man and made Stone Age tools and weapons. We used clay, sticks and string. Look at our fabulous creations!
This week we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes. We have been looking at their properties and using our knowledge of 2D shapes to work out perimeter. On Thursday we looked at how me make 3D shapes using concrete, practical methods. Here are our 3D models made from jelly babies and spaghetti.
This half term our homework system will be changing slightly. Instead of homework being set on a Friday, homework will now be set on a Monday and children will have until Friday to complete this. Homework will be a range of spellings, Mathletics and maths activities and English activities.
Thank you as always for you continued support with your child's learning.
We have been exploring Stone Age symbols which were recorded in the form of cave paintings. We learnt that most cave paintings showed people and animals and that handprints were also popular. We also talked about the reasons for cave paintings and decided some might be trying to tell stories. See if you can guess what our cave paintings are trying to show.
Stone Age Homes
In our topic lesson this week we began thinking about Stone Age homes. We thought about why we need shelter and how these reasons might be different in comparison to the Stone Age. Miss Keverne set us the challenge of building a shelter to keep all of the class safe. As you can see this was more of a challenge than we first thought!
We have been learning about fractions in maths this week. We have been looking at fractions of shapes and amounts. Today we were looking at sharing numbers equally to find fractions of amounts of skittles.
Doves were very lucky to have some very special football coaching from year 5 this week. Swallows Class taught us the skills they have learnt so far in their football sessions. We then had a chance to put these into practice playing some team games. A massive thank you to Swallows class and Mrs McCall.
Our poppy art
We thought all about remembrance and the symbol of the poppy. We discussed how this relates to rememberance day and why it is important we still wear poppies. We then used mixed media to create these pictures to represent their importance.
This week in maths we are looking at division. Today we have been exploring using concrete methods to understand how the division symbol relates to our abstract number sentences. We used various equipment to help us find the answers to our problems.
In Science we have been exploring human bones and their names. We constructed skeletons, ensuring we attached each bone to the correct place and then added the common names of each bone.
In our computing lessons we have been exploring the importance of staying safe online. We talked about what we should do in different online situations and came up with some rules to help people stay safe. We then designed posters to remind others how to keep safe when on the Internet.
For the harvest festival we wrote a poem as a class. We all thought about what the harvest means to us and then tried to encoperate our ideas into one class poem. We then read this out in church at the harvest festival.
This week we have been looking at book reviews. We brought in our favourite books on Thursday to share with our friends. On Friday we wrote our reviews for our favourite book. We then went to share them with Robins class. We had lots of fun!
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