Term 2 Week 3

Hi all,

What a great week in Rowan Class we've had.

 

Literacy

In literacy this week we've moved onto learning about our story for the term: The Wind in the Willows. It's a truly wonderful story involving a number of animals (with human characteristics) living along a river that go on several different adventures. The children have been engaged in the first three chapters from which they've written character descriptions, explained how friendships are portrayed and described the feelings and emotions of characters. I can't wait for next week to continue with this story.

 

Maths

Year 5 children have continued to learn about the formal method of multiplying a 4-digit number by a 1 or 2 digit number and also moved onto dividing a 4-digit number by 10, 100 and 100. At the end of the week the children also moved onto completing some rather tricky problem solving activities using these skills.

Year 6 children have been learning how to multiply and divide fractions with the same denominator and also fractions with different denominators. We've also recapped improper fractions, mixed number fractions and simplifying fractions.

 

Topic

In Science the children researched and learnt about stalactites and stalagmites including where they are most likely to be found and how they are formed. This included a lot of learning about the different types of caves and how each one is formed.

In DT the children learnt about how people travel along rivers from around the world and how this form of transportation may change in relation to the location and population of the river.

In PE the children entered a cross-country (1 mile) inter-school race and continued with our topic of Health Related Fitness.

 

Hope you have an amazing weekend, stay safe.

Kind regards,

Mr Askew