In Literacy last week we learned to write Haiku poems. We learned that the poems have 3 lines and follow a pattern based on the number of syllables in each line. The children worked hard to be creative!
We have been focusing on comprehension skills and have been answering questions about our reading books and non-fiction texts.
This week we linked our writing to our Vikings topic. The children became Estate Agents for the morning and wrote a great descriptive piece to try to sell a Viking Longhouse!
In maths, we learned about 12- and 24-hour time. We applied our learning to real-life contexts by converting time on TV schedules and train timetables.
This week we are revisiting Information Handling and are currently revising Bar Charts and Venn Diagrams.
We have been working to improve our speed on mental recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. The children are enjoying challenging themselves in their learning by trying to beat their previous scores.
This week we introduced a Worry Box in class. The children can write down anything they feel worried about – we discussed how talking about our worries can help up feel better. The notes are anonymous, and the children can indicate whether they want to discuss the issue as a class or have a private conversation with the teacher.
This week we started our Living and Growing topic in Health and Wellbeing. So far, we have discussed growing up. The children had great discussion about the way our bodies grow, as well as our skills and capabilities as we get older.
Over the last 2 weeks we started our new Vikings topic. So far, we have learned about Viking longhouses and longships. The children are working hard to create a Viking longship model with a partner using recycled materials.