What a wonderful week of learning we have had this week. We have been impressed by the children’s dedication and creativity in all areas!
In English, we have continued reading the ‘Boy the Back of the Class’. This week we have focused on Ahmet’s story, learning about his journey the UK and thinking about how this would have impacted his character. To help us understand the comic strips – focusing on the importance of selecting appropriate words to convey an idea with a limited number of words. The children really enjoyed making their comics and the outcomes are wonderful! It was brilliant to see the children bringing in our Geography learning as well!
In Maths, we have been focusing on subtraction and identifying when it is most efficient to use mental or written methods. We have been focusing on written methods for subtraction and have been looking at methods that we can use when there is regrouping.
In Science, we have continued learning about food chains, this time focusing on the energy transfer through the different levels. We then focused on decomposers and began to explore the role that they play. We set up and experiment to explore the decomposers in soil – we are excited to see what this tells us next week!
In Geography, we have been learning about longitude and latitude lines and how these impact countries. We explored the destination countries of refugees and compared how these differed from their how countries. Using this information, we considered the different challenge refugees might face, and the impact Geography might have on these. It was wonderful to see the children thinking both critically and empathetically in unison!
In Guided reading we read chapters 15 and 16 of Cogheart. We focused on language choice and prediction and we know that the children are excited to discover what happens next.
This week in spelling we have looked at the /ie/ sound and how it can be spelt <i>, <y>, <ie>, <igh>, <i-e>. Here are some words you can practice: diamond, my, pie, light, smile. At the end of the week we focused on polysyllabic words.
In English, we will be creating and filming our own appeal video’s based on ‘The Boy and the Back of the Class’.
In Maths, we will continue to look at different ways to solve subtraction equations. We will be placing emphasis on using the most efficient method.
In Geography, we will be looking at the different type of settlements and linking this to refugee settlement in the UK.
A polite reminder than all children need to bring in forest school kit. The forest gets muddy at this time of year and forest school shoes/ wellies are essential!