In Literacy this term, we have been learning about The Magic Faraway Tree and Fantastic Mr Fox
We have been looking our Enid Blyton novel, The Magic Faraway Tree. We made predictions, participated in discussion about the story and explored different aspects and features of what makes a good novel. We wrote for different purposes and re-read out work to check that our writing made sense. We have worked very hard to add all of our grammar and punctuation into our writing.
We also studied Fantastic Mr Fox. We found the language really fun and used this to help us understand speech.
We had lots of fun during World Book Day.
In Maths we have:
We spent the first few weeks looking at fractions. We started by looking at how we can make a whole. We then looked at fractions of shapes and numbers.
We then recapped all aspects of numeracy studied this year and applying reasoning.
Number: We know our 2, 5, 10 and 3 times table out of order.
Operations: We are now able to add and subtract more tricky two digit numbers.
Shape: We have been learning all about 2D and 3D shapes.
In Religious Education, the topic for this half-term was: Eucharist
We learnt about different ways we give thanks.
We asked the following questions.
Why it is important to say thank you? How it feels to say thank you?
How it feels to be thanked ?
The best way for children to learn about computer programs and algorithms is to have a go themselves. We have used a variety of programming apps/software to develop a practical understanding of how computer programs actually run, how a computer follows a sequence of instructions and what to do when a program goes wrong.
This term we have been asking ourselves "Are all explorers heroes?". We researched a number of different explorers from te past with a focus on Neil Armstrong and Christopher Colmbus.