In English this week, we have continued to learn about Rosalind Franklin and began looking at biographies. We learnt about the features of a biography and began planning single paragraph outlines for the biographies we will be writing next week.
In Guided Reading, we continued reading ‘A Christmas Carol’, examining why Marley’s ghost visits Scrooge. We can’t wait to find out what happens next with the visits of the three ghosts!
In Science, we learnt about biodiversity and Charles Darwin’s theory of the evolution of species by natural selection. We carried out an experiment based upon his observation of finches to help us to understand natural selection. Each group had a different type of beak and we compared how some were more successful in eating the food than others. If you’re interested in finding out more about Darwin’s incredible discoveries, the Museum of Zoology has a great exhibition where you can see these specimens and others that Darwin collected on his journeys.
This week, we continued our unit on multiplication and have been practicing long multiplication with three and two-digit numbers.
Spellings for the week, focusing on words ending with the sound <ae> with the spellings /eigh/ and ai:
Our grammar focus in writing journal this week was appositives:
To practice using appositives, write a story based upon the image below:
- In English, we will be writing our biographies about Rosalind Franklin.
- In maths, we are continuing to learn about long multiplication.