In Topic this week, we have delved deeper into our nature detectives topic and learnt about woodland habitats. We started the week by looking at how living things are suited to their habitat. We sorted animals into their habitats e.g. woodland, desert, Antarctica and pond. Then we thought about how each animals is able to survive there for example a polar bear has thick fur to keep itself warm in the cold weather and ducks have webbed feet that help them to swim further and faster in the water. The next lesson , we went exploring in the grassy areas of the school to find what micro-habitats we had. In the bushes we found ants and spiders; under leaves we found some aphids and ladybirds and under rocks we found some woodlouse.
Below are some pictures of what we found:
Then we explored some non-fiction texts to look at the the features and find out some interesting facts about the animals that live in the woodlands. Afterwards, we looked at gathering vocabulary to describe the woodland habitat and used a thesaurus to help us up-level some of the language we had thought of. To finish the week off, we planned an information text together as a class and looked at what would go into each section of the text ready for our independent writing next week.
This week in maths we have been reviewing our knowledge of fractions. We started the week by identifying fractions of shapes by colouring them in. Then we moved on to recapping how to find a fraction of a number. We achieved this by using our bar models. Finally, we compared fractions of amounts to see which was bigger or smaller. We have had fun revising our knowledge and building our confidence with fractions.
This week in topic we have been working hard to improve writing we have created this year. We have taken time to work with adults and our peers to improve our vocabulary, extend our sentences and check our punctuation. It was nice to look back at our old work from the year and see how much our writing has improved.. It was also nice to see that our hard work has paid off!
In topic this week we wrote a recount about the day that Grant Koper, the children’s author, came to Kingsley to read his new children’s book ( ‘The Day Granny’s Knickers Blew Away’) to our year group. We looked at photographs that were taken at the event. We used these to help us plan our writing. Time adverbials were used to begin our paragraphs. Emotive language was used to express our emotions and feelings during each stage of the event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed Grant’s story telling of his hilarious book. Children who bought a copy of his book were fortunate to have it autographed by him. Everyone received a certificate confirming that they attended the event..
In maths this week have looked at multiplication and division. We recapped the ways we can solve number sentences involving multiply and divide. Then we learnt a new way of representing multiplication which was repeated addition on a number line. Then we looked at solving problems that asked us to do more than one step for example ‘There were 2 trees with 5 flowers on each. 3 flowers fell down. How many flowers were left.’ This asked us to do 2×5 then subtract 3 from the answer so, 2×5=10 flowers, 10-3=7 so 7 flowers were left. We then applied our knowledge to multiplication and division facts.