Not only did we continue our work on compound sentences this week, but we also moved into descriptive writing using expanded noun phrases and time conjunctions. We read more of our story – Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton – and predicted what Marcy would do to capture the magical eye from the God Ra, before describing what we imagined the tomb Marcy discovered to look like.
We learned about lower and upper Egypt during project, and the hierarchy of ancient Egyptian society.
Perhaps your child could tell you about the different coloured crowns the pharaohs wore: and what colour it became once the regions were united?
In maths we looked at previous and next multiples of 10 and 100. For instance, if the number is 64 the previous multiple of 10 is 60, and the next is 70; in 578 the previous multiple of 10 would be 570, the next 580. In hundreds, if the number is 986, the previous 100 is 900 and the next is 1000. Essentially, doing the reverse of placing numbers on a number line that’s in steps of 10 or 100.
Our worksheets are here: Maths Week 3
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Please can you also ensure the following:
- All children have water bottles and a healthy snack that contains NO NUTS, e.g. chopped vegetables or fruit.
- All children have their names on their school items, such as jumpers and PE kits.
Phonics/Spelling: Focusing on /i/ < y > e.g. in try, cry.
English: Our text focus moves to Egyptian Myths: Meet the Gods, Goddesses, and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Jean Menzies and Kate Ponder. This week our grammar focus will be expanded noun phrases and time conjunctions.
Maths: We will continue to look at 2 and 3 digit numbers as part of our Place Value unit, including multiples of 10 and 100.
Reading: Our text this half term is I Was There Tutankhamun’s Tomb by Sue Reid.
STEM: We will be learning about Rocks & Fossils this half term.
Project: Our project this half term is a history focus: Ancient Egypt. The information on this knowledge map explains what we will be covering during our lessons. Next week, we will be looking at ancient Egyptian myths.
Religious Education: We will be learning about Hinduism this half term.