This week in maths we have been continuing with place value, looking at Roman numerals. We had great fun working out important dates from history that had been written in Roman numerals. We also looked at problem solving, and the strategies we need to tackle word problems. The class are being challenged to have persistence and determination when problem solving, something which we will keep coming back to over the course of the year!
In literacy we have been continuing reading The Iron Man, and are currently in the middle of planning a diary entry from the perspective of Hogarth.
Our grammar focus this week was sentences, looking at the difference between a phrase and a sentence.
In project we looked at photos of school from over 100 years ago, and discussed how the school has changed. We found out that there were separate classes and entrances for boys and girls and that the girls had to wear dresses, even in P.E.
Next week in maths we will be doing mental addition and subtraction – things such as adding with decimals and finding change from amounts. This is something you can practice when out and about! Help your parents work out how much different items in the shops will cost when added together, and how much change you can expect when you pay.
In grammar our focus will be coordinating conjunctions, looking at how we can use them to make our writing more interesting.
In literacy we will be continuing with The Iron Man, finishing our diaries and learning about descriptive writing.
In project we will be learning about how The Blitz affected our local area, and we will be starting to bring together all the facts we have learned over the last two weeks in preparation for making presentations in Computing.