Monday 5th - Friday 9th February 2024
Our last week of term was very busy. We made a model mechanism of a heart to show how it pumps blood around the body. In English, we started to write our persuasive speech based on litter in our school. In maths, we finished our unit on ratio. We illustrated one of the pages from our narrative which we also published.
Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February 2024
This week, we have been learning about famous speeches throughout history. We have practised performing speeches to each other from people such as Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai and Winston Churchill. We have watched videos of powerful speeches from Martin Luther King who was activist in the civil rights movement in the USA and Severn Cullis-Suzuki who addressed the UN in Rio De Janeiro on Climate change. We have started to learn about ratio in maths and how it is imperative to know our multiplication and division facts in order to calculate ratio. In science, we have learnt about blood and the components of which it consists.
Monday 22nd January - Friday 26th January 2024
This week, we have planned and written our own three pages to insert into the story of 'The Giant and the Sea.' We have used the skills that we have been practising over the last three weeks - dialogue to move the story on, developing character and complex sentences - within our writing. In maths, we have been learning about metric and imperial measures and using our mathematical knowledge to covert between units. In science, we have continued to learn about the heart and how it functions.
Monday 15th January - 19th January 2024
This week in English, we have been focusing on how, as authors, we can give our reader clues about a character. In maths, we have used our knowledge of multiplying and dividing fractions to solve real-life problems. We have started to learn about the heart - naming the parts of it and thinking about the importance of it's job in our bodies. In music, we have continued to think about how songs can influence our thoughts and feeling. We have also been thinking about the impact of the stories and teachings of Jesus on the Christian faith.
Monday 8th January - Friday 12th January 2024
In Deer class this week, we have been continuing to explore our story of 'The Giant and the Sea' and have been thinking about how the author has used language to interest the reader and dialogue to move the story on. In maths, our work on multiplying and dividing fractions has been challenging but we have persevered! We have enjoyed starting our curriculum unit all about healthy hearts and revisited our knowledge of the human body - organs and names of bones in the skeleton.
Wednesday 3rd January - Friday 5th January 2024
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We may have only been in school for 3 days this week but we have managed to fit in lots of new learning! In English, we read our new book that we will be focussing on this term - 'The Giant and the Sea' by Trent Jamieson and Rovina Cai. It is an interesting story and we enjoyed discussing the illustrations. Our maths lessons are still focussing on fractions and we are becoming very skilled at multiplying and dividing using fractions and integers.
We listened to the famous song 'You've got a friend' by Carole King which was first released in the 1970s. Opinions were varied, although we did enjoy learning about where it placed in musical history.