Biographies, Biomes and More!
This week has been quite a busy week for Birch Class!
We have started learning about biographies in English and have looked at passive voice, formal verbs, clauses, parentheses and adverbials. The children have been brilliant! We will start writing next week so all children should have someone famous who has overcome adversity to write about. It would be great for them to pick someone themselves so they are writing about someone they admire.
In maths, we started our second fractions unit by looking at multiplying fractions by an integer. As we continue this short maths topic, we will also look at calculating a fraction of a quantity or amount too. Birch Class have gotten off to a good start with this so far!
In geography, we have started learning about biomes. This week we have looked at what a biome is and where in the world you find different biomes as well as what causes them (climate!). We will explore the different ways that biomes can form based on climate, water currents and more. After this, we will look at three different biomes - taiga, tundra and savanna - and examine their characteristics and the impact of humans on them.
Another exciting event from this week was recording a song for the Festival of Hope where the children sand beautifully. We also had World Book Day. I loved seeing all the children in costume and reading the monster descriptions we did in the morning. In the afternoon, we designed book tokens for a competition that World Book Day is having and the children created some beautiful designs. Finally, today we had Woodland Schools where the children created portraits using only what they had around them with some pretty cool results!
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