In English this week, we have been learning about the features of instructions and planning our own instruction text. First we carefully followed some instructions to create a Viking Helmet. We then looked in detail at these instructions to see what features were used and for what purpose. We then practiced writing our own short instructions to instruct a partner to draw a smiley face. We thought this would be really easy but we realised how detailed instructions have to be to work effectively. We have then focused on using imperative verbs and time adverbials to be able to use these features in our own instruction text next week.
In Maths this week, we have been focusing on Perimeter. We have recapped what the perimeter of a shape is, learnt that we can count 1cm² squares to find the perimeter and measured the perimeter of a rectangle. We then moved on to calculating the perimeter of a rectangle before going on to rectilinear shapes.
This week we have had our computing day. We learnt all about staying safe online and found out how to know if a website is secure or not, how to react if we are a victim of cyber-bullying and what safe relationships online are. We discussed how to stay safe online and what to do if we feel unsure or unsafe about being online.
In Geography this week, we continued our learning on settlements. We talked about what would make a good settlement today and compared that to what a Viking settlement might have needed. We then planned our own Viking Settlement ready to create a Viking settlement in Geography next week.
This week in English, we have been leaning about Kenning Poems. We have read some Kenning Poems, learnt about the features of a Kenning Poem and learnt about noun-noun phrases and noun-verb phrases. This will really help us next week when we write our won Kenning Poem.
This week in Maths, we have finished our learning on Graphs and Tables. We learnt how to read and solve problems involving line graphs, solving problems using information from a table and learnt how to read two-way tables and timetables.
In Science this week, we have started our learning about Forces. We discussed what we already know about forces and discussed what forces are acting on different objects. We learnt how to draw arrows to represent different forces and learnt the the size of the arrow shows the size of the force acting on the object.
In R.E. this week we have learnt about faith and discrimination. We learnt what discrimination is, who it can affect and learnt how we can prevent it. We then created a poster about discrimination with advice on preventing discrimination.
This week in Geography, we have learnt about Settlements and discussed what settlers would look for in a good settlement sight. We drew our own Viking Settlement and labelled the key features that made it a good settlement site.
Children in Macaw Class have had the very exciting opportunity to be a part of TeachingLive with Pie Corbitt, Deputy Mitchell and John Sutton from Creativeblogs. This is a ten week online Zoom programme that allows the children to work on their writing using the blogs with guidance from Pie Corbitt. The children can share their work on the TeachingLive website and share it with children from around the world. The children have loved the different challenges so far and found it very exciting to be working directly with Pie Corbitt.
These children have achieved their bronze wristbands
This week in Maths we have been continuing our learning on Place Value. We have looked at rounding numbers to the nearest 10,000, ordering numbers to one million and counting forwards and backwards into negative numbers.
This week in English we have been looking at Legends. We have been learning about The Legend of Biorn and making predictions about the story. We started to write a character description which will help us when we come to write our own Legend in the coming weeks.
This week in R.E we have been looking at Bible Stories. We learnt about the different sections of the bible and looked at the different types of writing the bible is made up of. We then recalled any bible stories that we already knew and thought about why these stories are sacred to Christians.
This week in Science we have been looking at how babies grow and develop. We talked about the fast rate of growth and created a line graph to show how many centimetres babies from 0 to 1 year old grow each month.
These children have achieved their Bronze Wristband
Macaw Class Student Councillors
This week in Maths we have been looking at place value. We have focused on comparing, ordering and representing numbers to 100,000 and writing numbers in numerals and words up to one million. We also looked at counting on in 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 from any given number.
This week in English we have been letter writing. We based our letters on characters from our class text 'Arthur and the Golden Rope'. We leant about the structure and features of an informal letter and had a go at writing our own letter from Arthur to Atrix. We used drama to help us get in to character and wrote in first person.
In history this week we have been looking at the significance of the Anglo-Saxon Kings. We made comparisons between two Kings; King Athelstan and King Alfred the Great. We discussed which king we thought was the most influential and why and created a fact file about our chosen king.
This week in Science we have been looking at the changes that occur throughout different stages of the human life cycle. We focused on the changes that occur in old age and sorted statements into fact and fiction regarding the final stage of human development.
This week on PSHE we looked at what it means to be healthy. We looked at the different kinds of health such as physical, emotional and mental health and we talked about ways we can keep ourselves healthy in all of these areas.