PE – we started fitness this week. We were jumping onto the blocks at one of the stations. It was more of a challenge to do it without using your hands. We got quite sweaty because we were working so hard. The amount of stamina people have built up is pretty impressive.
Maths – people have been focused and taking their work seriously. Multiplying and dividing by a 100 and a 1000 has been a challenge and the rocket challenges are good. Continuing with money and making Tesco receipts has been really fun.
Reading – getting a new reading book has been good and we can’t wait to read them. Our class novel Wonder is a really good book. It’s annoying when we finish on a cliffhanger!
IDL – learning about earthquakes was good. We carried out an earthquake drill and had to go under the tables. We found it fun to do but in other parts of the world this is their daily life and drills are important.
This week in maths we’ve been counting forward and back in 3s and 5s. We’ve also been adding and subtracting 10. The squares group have been adding two 2 digit numbers. We need to remember our number bonds to 10 and 20.
In literacy we’ve had reading assessments and we’re learning to use more adjectives to make our sentences more interesting.
In science we’re learning about magnets and the materials which are magnetic and non-magnetic.
We really like learning about the Titanic. This week we’ve been looking at the differences between the first class and third class cabins. First class cabins were very posh and had chandeliers.
Art – making the indian elephant rugs. Everybody made intricate patterns using line and colour. (Maisie)
RME – it was fun to find out different things we’ve not learnt before and it was fun to find out about the Five Pillars of Islam. (Paige)
Adverbs – I liked teaming up with my partner as we were both finding out different things and changing the adverbs and verbs in sentences. (Mia) We watched a powerpoint on the smartboard and had to complete different questions from it with our partners. (Paige)
Maths – subtracting numbers was good. We used number lines and drew our own number lines. (Claire) When we learning about money and budgets we made our own menus with a partner and we planned a meal. We had to find out the prices of the ingredients on the Tesco website and then total the costs and see what changes we had. We had £10 to feed 4 people. (Paige/Mia) My group had a menu card for a cafe and we had to add up what we would order for £5. Then we had £10 to order food for a friend as well, for 2 people. (Maisie)
Natural Disasters – it was good to work with different people. It was fun to do research and taking note to find out new things. Claire was good at finding facts and reading them out from her book. (Claire)