Topic – Heat Investigation
In our topic lessons this week we have conducted our own science experiments, testing which materials are the best insulators. We were given the task to plan and carry out our science experiment in small groups writing down our method, prediction, results and conclusion. We used thermometers to closely monitor our experiments throughout for accurate results.
English – Play Scripts
Our English lessons have all focussed around play scripts. We were firstly given the chance to look through some example scripts whilst having a go at acting them out. We then looked deeper into the scripts to see what else is noted down in order for the plays to run smoothly, having conversations about stage directions and blocking and who these particular instructions benefit.
Maths – Fractions
In our maths lessons we have finished our unit on fractions. Our final few lessons have been looking at multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers whilst using reasoning to explain our answers. We have also had a go at completing some fractions investigations, putting the knowledge we have gained into practice.
English - comic book duos
This week, we have looked at the relationships between characters in comic books, and cr3ated our own characters. This was inspired by a World Book Day masterclass by the author of the “Bad Nana” series. By the end of the week, we created a page from a comic book, with our own characters, for a year three audience. We read them our comics to see if they were effective!
Maths - fractions
In our maths lessons we have continued to focus on fractions. This week we have been looking at adding fractions together. We have been adding up to 3 fractions at a time and representing our answers both as top heavy and mix numbers, practicing converting between the two. In order for us to add our fractions together it is necessary that we make our denominators the same, using our times tables knowledge to find the lowest common multiple of our two numbers.
Topic - historic houses and buildings
This week in our topic lessons we have followed on from our trip comparing an old and new map of the Tower of London. We’ve located and plotted Henry VIII’s buildings and palaces this week, and sketched Hampton Court Palace in art.
Maths - Fractions
We have been continuing with our fractions work by: adding and subtracting fractions, finding equivalent fractions, and exploring the relationships between mixed fractions and improper fractions.
English - Screenplay (visual writing for description)
After looking at the screenplay for The Lion King, we learned about the four parts of visual writing (character appearance, character action, location appearance and scene action). We then had the opportunity to try this for ourselves, by creating a piece of visual writing that described Anne Boleyn’s entrance to her trial.
We have had a fantastic start to our new topic, Off With Their Heads, which covers the Tudor era. We have looked deeply into the Tudor family tree, and know more about Henry VIII’s wives and children.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Tower of London, learning about all the different types of crime and punishment from 1066 to modern day, with special emphasis on punishment during the Tudor period. We also enjoyed seeing many London landmarks that we learned about in our London Forces topic.