In writing, we have looked at a short story '1944' by Tony Bradman and used it to create our own stories set in a historical setting. We focussed on using expanded noun phrases to develop both the characters and setting to entertain the reader. In the lead up to writing our stories we conducted a news report which required us to interview Mavis (the young sister who went missing during the blitz).
In maths we have been developing the skills and knowledge we built during the first half term. We spent time looking at using known multiplication facts to multiply three digit numbers by a single digit. As with the mastery approach we first used manipulatives so that we had a clear understanding of what happens when we multiply numbers using formal written methods.
We also had fun taking part in number week. We spent an entire morning completing problem solving activities that required us to use a wide range of skills including: adding, subtracting, rounding, reading graphs and many more.
Who doesn't love the apparatus? In PE, we have been developing our gymnastics skills. We have been building strength, control and balance. We have looked at different ways that we can travel around the room, moving under, over or through, whilst maintaining control of our bodies at all times.
In science, we have been building electrical circuits. After a discussion about whether or not we could cope without electricity (identifying everything we use in the modern world that runs on electrical circuits), we started to investigate what is involved in a circuit. We learned that a circuit must be complete in order to work, and there can be many components such as motors, bulbs, cells and switches. Science is one of the few times a week where Mr Roberts gets to stop talking and we get to investigate and create our own questions and solutions.