In English this week, we have been writing adventure stories based on our ‘Curse of the Maya’ class text. We stopped the story at a key point and the children had to write the next chapter in the story, thinking about how they could make the plot full of adventure and exciting twists. We have seen some fantastic writing this week and we look forward to putting the finishing touches to them next week through our editing process and writing up into their writing portfolios.
In Miss Hodgkinson’s group for Maths this week, we have been continuing our focus on angles. However, this week we have been applying what we learnt last week to angles in triangles. Children have been working on finding missing angles and understanding that angles in a triangle add up to 180 degrees. Some children have found remembering the different types of triangles (equilateral, scalene, isosceles and right angled) and their properties if this is something you would like to work on at home. In Miss Pearce’s group this week, we have been developing our work on fractions. Children have been working really hard at consolidating their knowledge around multiplying and dividing fractions and finding fractions of amounts. Remembering all the different methods is really tricky, therefore any help with this at home would be much appreciated. If you are unsure of what methods to use at home, please feel free to contact either Miss Pearce or Miss Hodgkinson.
Our experience lessons this week have been science themed, we have been looking at the theory of evolution and adaptation. We have been looking at how animals have adapted to their environments over the years, leading to evolution. The children were tasked with creating their own animal species, they were given a specific environment that they needed to adapt to and the children had to demonstrate how they would adapt to the environment. They came up with some very interesting new species! Charles Darwin would be impressed! On Thursday we also found our more about Maya beliefs and started creating some beautiful double-page spreads in our experience books – we are going to finish these off on Monday!