A Really Busy Week!
Date: 22nd Jan 2017 @ 7:29am
This week we have been exploring all corners of the curriculum! As well as our daily maths and english, we've been learning about maps in Geography, mirrors in Science, creation stories in Science, ancient Britons in topic and even making dragons! Phew!
In English, we have been using Julia Donaldson's 'The Magic Paintbrush' to help us plan our own story. It is a re-telling of an old Chinese folk-tale and we're using it as part of our work about China in the run up to Chinese New Year next week. Hopefully you have seen your child's spellings for this half term. These are based on their HFW spelling test at Christmas and the 3/4 spellings from the National Curriculum. I hope you have fun learning them over the next few weeks.
In Maths, the Year 3 children have been mastering column addition both with and without carrying. The Year 4s have been looking at other methods of suctraction and addition, including rounding up. All the children have been learning their 7x tables ready for Monday's test.
Our Science topic this half-term is light, and this week the children tried to create mirror mazes to show how light travels in a straight line but can be bounced into new directions.
In topicwe looked at what life was like in Britain whilst Pyramids were being built in Egypt 4000 years ago. We found lots of similarities but of course many differences, and these will form the basis of our stuides in the upcoming weeks.
Since returning we have been studying creation stories in RE and this week we looked at a Chinese myth about NuWa, a Goddess who created people from mud! The children then re-told the story as a comic strip.
Our Chinese work continued on Friday when we tried to make dragon puppets. We didn't quite finish, so hopefully you will get to see them early next week, when the children bring them home!