In English: We have started our new text ‘Ug’. We have used it to help us write fronted adverbials, and then use them in comparisons between things that people had in the stone age and now. For example: What food they ate vs us, what clothes they wore vs us and what tools as well.
In Maths we have continued our work on multiplication and division, this time focusing our attention to the 8 times table. We began by exploring arrays linked to the 8 times table working in teams. One person was an architect (only they could see the array). It was their job to explain to the supplier how many counters they needed and then to the builder how exactly it needed to be built. We also enjoyed noticing the relationship between the 2, 4 and 8 times table with turbo frog jumps.
In STEM, we practiced drawing a table of results before making guesses about which objects were magnetic and which were non-magnetic. Then we used a magnet to test it out. We were perplexed about why some 2p coins were not magnetic and others were – and we learned that before 1992 they were made of bronze (non-magnetic) and after 1992 they were made of steel plated copper (magnetic).
English: We will be doing portal writing
Maths: 3, 6 and 9 times table.
STEM: We will be continuing our work on forces and magnetism.