In English the children have been retelling "How to Catch a Star" and spotting the skills we have been perfecting within it's text e.g. adverbs, expanded noun phrases, contractions and apostrophe for belonging. After this we read a brilliant book written by the astronaut Chris Hadfield called "The Darkest Dark". Children identified the plot and created a story map or mountain accordingly. We thought about how we could apply the skills mentioned above in the most effective and appropriate way in our planning. Next week we will be authors retelling the story!
In Maths the children have been problem solving finding missing numbers to a variety of adding and subtracting calculations. The children must must must use a part, part whole/number bond diagram and think about our add./subtract sentences- a part + a part = the whole and the whole - a part = a part.
e.g. ? + 13 = 27 so the part + a part = the whole. This means we know the whole and a part which means we have to do subtraction because subtraction is the whole - a part = a part so we would do 27 - 13 = 14.
? - 15 = 37 so the whole - a part= a part because this is a subtracting calculation. This means we know the parts which means we have to do addition because addition is a part + a part = the whole so we would do 15 + 37 = 52.
I know that might not make sense over the blog so if you have any questions ask me or your child! The heavy reliance on our sentences are paramount.
In RE we reached the end of our Gospel unit thinking about is the "good news" just important to Christians or is it news that everyone can relate to?
In Science the children began to think about their design specification in their Dyson work thinking about what their product design must do, should do and it would be nice if. We also explored a variety of objects and identified the materials they were made out of. We discussed how these materials are suitable for the purpose of the object. We noticed how many objects can be the same but made out of different materials e.g. metal spoon, wooden spoon, plastic spoon.
In Art the children mixed colours in order to recreate Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night carefully.
The children enjoyed their Stress Box session on Monday and we had an absolutely fantastic time in the planetarium visit on Monday afternoon. We loved listening to stories of the stars and finding them in the night sky.
So many children have continued to read, complete homework and go on Spelling Shed. Thank you so so much for your support at home! It is vital in the next couple of months leading up to our May SATs.
Have a wonderful weekend!