Despite the icy cold weather, the children have warmed up their fingers by writing lots in English. We have retold the story of the ‘Stone Age Boy’ but flipped it around to be the ’21st century girl.’ We have used adjectives, time adverbials and dramatic sentence openers to create an extended piece of writing from the perspective of a stone age girl who has been flung into the future. We’ve considered how bizarre the modern world would be – including cars (or shiny animals with see-through bodies that honk!).
In Maths we have looked at multliplication and division – in particular multiplying and dividing by 3 and then multiplying and dividing by 4. We began by considering the different ways of representing an equation by making a number story, bar model, repeated additions and arrays. We then worked on making bar models to show how to divide into groups of 3. After that, we learned about the relationship between the 2 times table and 4 times table whether dividing or mulitplying e.g. 3 x 4 = 3 x 2 x 2.
In STEM, we have learned about forces acting without contact, specifically magnetism. We designed an investigation to explore whether or not a bigger magnet is a stronger magnet. We showed our results in a bar chart and explained our answers using those results to justify it.
English: Our new focus text will be Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age
Maths: We are going to look at the 8 times table and how to use the 2 and 4 times table to help us.
STEM: We will be diving deeper into magnets and how they attract.