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Term 2 - Blue Abyss

Week 2 10-15th November

 

Maths

This week we have completed our topic on Addition & Subtraction. The children have actively problem solved different questions relating to each small step of our unit including addition with place value and efficient subtraction. Next week we will be working on length and perimeter, specifically focusing on kilometres. 

 

English

This week we have been investigating, developing and performing poetry. We started by identifying features of a poem in James Reaves, The Sea. We then looked at videos and images to create a class and individual word bank. In the second half of the week we worked to create poetry on one aspect of the sea. These were then practiced and performed. 

 

Topic

This week we have learnt about aquatic creatures, we started our week by sorting creatures into different categories and then creating a fact file on each animal. We then went to the aquarium to find all these amazing creatures. We went on a tour with Kimmy from Bristol Aquarium who showed us lots of different interesting creatures and let us feed the fish. Check out the photos below. 

Aquarium Visit

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Week 1 4-8th November

 

Maths

This week we have continued to develop our understanding of subtracting four digit numbers. We have worked together using partitioning, bar models, part whole models and the column method to work out complex calculations with more than one exchange. On Friday we have worked on estimating answers and have built on our prior learning of rounding to estimate our answers. 

 

English

This week we have started a new book called The Great Kapok Tree. We ave been learning about the Amazon Rain Forest to gain a better understanding about the setting of the book and have developed this into a whole class free verse poem and smaller verses which we joined together. 

 

Topic

In topic this week we have started our Blue Abyss topic. We started by looking at maps, atlases and globes to find the five oceans of the world and then research key information such as the depth of each ocean and what animals live in each ocean. We continued to understand how the oceans affect the world that we live in by learning about the different layers of the ocean. We have also discussed what animals may live in each layer of the ocean and have found that life at the bottom of the ocean is very difficult. 

 

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