Another great productive week in Walnut Class has passed.
We have continued our Topic learning for this term which is ‘Land, Sea and Sky.'
During our Geography learning, children have used an atlas to locate key bodies of water around the UK and Europe, including: The English Channel, Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, North Sea and Mediterranean Sea. We will be referring back to this learning as the term progresses, to check that they can retrieve this knowledge! We also discussed and applied the features of a river during our learning sessions.
In Maths this week, Year 4 children have been learning about area and how to compare the area of different shapes. Year 3 children have learnt how to count in multiples of four, using arrays to help them. They have also been learning how to read and write numbers up to 1,000 in numerals and words. We are now starting to use our multiplication knowledge to divide.
Our Literacy learning this week has focused on the story ‘Where the Forest meets the Sea’ in which a boy travels to a rainforest, imagining different sights as he wanders through. Children have learnt about how to use imperative verbs in their writing. Children also took part in a discussion and debate on a sensitive issue about deforestation and biodiversity.
During our Science lessons we have been learning about how living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.
For Art learning this week, children have been introduced to the artist Michelle Reader who produces pieces of art using recycled materials. The children have looked at different pieces of art she has produced and explained what materials they think she has used to create the pieces. This term, we are fortunate to have an artist visiting us at Park Way to show how ‘chicken wire’ can be used to produce a piece of art - the children will all participate in this, so this should be an enjoyable, practical learning experience.
Have a lovely weekend!
Mrs Jacobs and Ms Stokes.