In English this week, we have been looking at poetry. We looked at the different features of poetry and how they had been used in a number of poems. We then had a go at writing our own. At the end of the week, we looked at story structure and used it to plan our own stories.
In Maths this week, we used our knowledge of multiplying two digit numbers by 10 and what this did to the value of each digit to multiply any 2 digit number by any 1 digit number. At the end of the week, we played a multiplication game using arrays. We had fun working out who was winning.
During our Guided Reading lessons this week, we were looking at ‘The Winter’s Child’ by the same author as last week’s text. We predicted what might happen from the front cover. We then discussed the key message in the story. We came to the conclusion that the message was, ‘all good things come to an end’ and that kindness goes a long way.
Our enquiry question for this term is ‘Can anywhere be home?’
In Geography this week, we used the computers to research Spain and the reasons people would want to visit. Next week we are going to become travel agents and try to persuade others to visit the country.
In History, we created a timeline of the different types of house from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We then had a debate to decide which type of house we would have preferred to live in. A Stone Age cave was one of the most popular houses.
In science this week, we started looking at the eating habits of human beings and compared them to animals. We realised that animals need different nutrients to survive compared to humans. We looked at some food labels and looked at what we could learn from them.