Term 2 Week 6

We only have one more week left until the end of term, and the children have stilled continued to work hard and ignore the many distractions Elmo has tried to put in their way this week. Their behaviour and positive attitude mean he will be taking many more names back to the North Pole this week though!

In their Literacy, the children have planned their final non-chronological reports on the pyramids. We have spent the week learning about formal language, writing in the 3rd person and using technical language to make sure we are prepared for our final hot writes next week. 

In Maths, Year 4 have been learning about the 7 x table, and also square numbers. Year 3 have continued to practice their learning on short division to help them with problem solving questions. It was lovely to see the two year groups come together on Wednesday to show each other what they had been learning and become the teacher for their partners. 

In topic, we learnt about Egyptian art and how the Ancient Egyptians would use natural dyes and rock carvings to represent the way they lived through art. We had a go at recreating some Ancient Egyptian artwork in groups, trying to use scale to make sure our sections of the painting fitted together to make a complete work of art. We also learnt about the Pharaohs, and researched answers to our questions about Tutankhamun and why he had continued to be one of the most renowned Egyptian Pharaohs. In Art this week, we looked at perspective drawing, and drew representations of an Ancient Egyptian scene, including the Sphinx, which we then coloured using pastels. 

We are all looking forward to a fun final week next week, and wish you all a wonderful weekend.