We have had a great first week back after half term!
In literacy this week we have begun to look at the story 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark'. It is a lovely story about a little owlet overcoming a fear and learning to soar! We had a go at writing an ending to a story using our own knowledge of a story's structure and have also been focusing on our punctuation. Oak Class have been revising when to use different pieces of punctuation in their writing and have ended the week looking at using expanded noun phrases to describe characters.
This week in maths we have been looking at how our multiplication and division facts can be used to help us when dividing. We have been developing our knowledge of even and odd numbers and have linked our knowledge of our 2 times tables to doubling and halving numbers.
We have continued to focus on our times tables and have been looking at our 5's this week - I have been so impressed by how quick our recall is getting.
Oak Class also has something to be very proud of - we host a TT Rockstars assembly every Monday and Oak Class won the school trophy for times tables. I hope we can win again next week as well!
In the afternoons this week we have been looking at different things. In Science we have been making observations about how seasons change and making comparisons between the current and previous season.
In art we have been exploring the techniques of different artists, looking at artists we have previously learned about and starting our unit on Lowry. Oak Class were able to make some amazing observations about the differences and similarities between Lowry and Andy Goldsworthy, a previously learned about artist.
In geography, we have been using basic geographical vocabulary to refer to basic human and physical features. We looked at the difference between the two and have a growing understanding of the local human and physical geography in our immediate area.
In R.E. we have looked at different sacred texts across Christianity, Islam and Judaism and how these contain stories which are important to many people. We have also looked at how these sacred texts are treated by members of the religion and why this is important.