October marks Black History Month. In English, we have been focusing on Amanda Gorman, a famous black poet and activist. We've been studying biographical writing in English, and we've had a lot of fun writing biographies about Amanda Gorman. We have looked at the features of biographical writing in depth, and we have applied this to our own writing task. We enjoyed reading books by Amanda Gorman, researching facts about her life, and linking artwork inspired by her inspirational quotes with the biographies we wrote. Take a look at our display, which shows some of our fantastic writing!
In maths, we have been focusing on multiplication and division. We have been multiplying multi-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. We have been using the formal, written method of long multiplication. We've also been practising long division. We have taken on many new challenges, and we have been learning and revising the formal written method of long division to help us solve calculations and problems. While looking at multiplication and division, we have been identifying common factors, common multiples, and prime numbers.
In Science, we have been learning about living things and their habitats. We have been classifying living things into groups according to their characteristics, similarities, and differences. We looked at the work of Carl Linnaeus, a Swedish scientist who lived in the 1700s, and discussed the importance of classification. We had a go at classify flowers found in our school playground.