W/c 14th September
In Maths this week we have continued to study place value. We have represented numbers to 10,000 using dienes, place value counters and by drawing visual representations. We have then used this to help us place numbers on a number line up to 10,000. We ended the week by partitioning 4-digit numbers.
Our new class novel is called The Lion, The Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales by Jane Ray. This novel consists of lots of different stories from around the world. This week we have begun The Heavenly Elephant. We have drawn pictures of the elephant's garden and used this to elicit some wonderful vocabulary to inspire our writing. We have used alliteration, similes and expanded noun phrases to engage our readers.
We have studied the uses of rivers in topic this week, thinking carefully about how this impacts our world. In Science we begun an experiment called 'Where does water go?'. We have made our predictions and can't wait to conduct the full experiment next week.
Next week we will be ordering and rounding numbers, writing about our own fantasy garden and beginning our study of mountains.
W/c 7th September
In Maths this week we have been studying Place Value. We have looked at numbers all the way up to 1000, carefully thinking of how many hundreds, tens and ones each number has. We have practiced rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and nearest 100. Remember - 5 rounds up, just like a high 5!
In English we have been looking at the book Here We Are - notes for living on planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers. We considered how we feel to be here now, and what we are looking forward to. We wrote letters to a special person or pet, describing why we are grateful to have them in our lives. We then went on to write a poem using 'New Moon' by Kate Wakeling as inspiration.
We have been learning all about rivers! We have studied the stages of a river, the features of a river and lots of the vocabulary associated with rivers.
Next week we will be looking at numbers to 10,000, exploring characters in our new text (The Lion, The Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales and continuing our study of rivers.