This week, we have done lots of exciting things!
We have started looking at the Lost Book of Adventure. Specifically, we have explored some of the book and looked at who the author could be (An Unknown Adventurer), audience and purpose. For our end of unit writing piece, we will create our own page about sandstorms, describing an experience in one, giving some top tips to survive a sandstorm and some instructions to go along with it. We may even get to illustrate the page ourselves!
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We are working through our multiplication and division topic in maths, starting with multiplying 1-digit by 4-digit numbers and moving on to multiplying two 2-digit numbers as well. I have been super impressed with their work so far!
In history, we focused on the daily lives of the Edo people in the Benin Kingdom. We looked at the Oba's responsibilities and officials, religion, work and art. It was all very fascinating stuff! In science, the children got to explore how magnets work and how they interact with each other and other objects. I was really proud of their focused and sensible work ethic while investigating in groups. We also had a good look at cyberbullying and internet safety in PSHE this week and will look at creating our top ten internet safety tips next week.
Our spelling this week focused on etymology, the study of the history of words. We looked at several different root words before focusing on three. On Monday, they will have a test using words with "tri" (meaning 3), "spec/spect" (meaning to look) and "tele" (meaning far off or distant). There are four words with each root word along with two statutory words, conscience and conscious. We will look at etymology a bit more next week too!
At the end of the week, we celebrated Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. In the afternoon, the children worked with Mr Finch to make lanterns in celebration of the year of the rabbit. I'm sure you'll get to see their handiwork for yourself too. They did us proud!
Have a safe and happy weekend everybody!
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