It has been great being back in Birch Class again!
We have started some new topics this week while continuing some others.
Wrapping up our geography topic, we are finishing off our biomes posters in class. On Monday, we will be starting our final history topic of the year on the Middle East. In science, we have started looking at humans and animals over time. Our first lesson focused on evolution and Charles Darwin. The children did an amazing job coming up with reasons as to why certain animals evolved and why specific characteristics might have become more dominant. There was a lot of excellent critical thinking going on!
In English, we continued looking at humorous arguments based on The Day The Crayons Quit. Specifically, we explored conditional arguments and the grammatical structures of them. We used Miss Simpson's idea of writing from the point of view of PE equipment to decide why they quit and what they will do if their problem isn't solved. A personal favourite of mine was from Rafi, "If you don't start setting us down in a straight line, we'll set you straight!" A very humorous argument indeed!
In maths, we have continued looking at decimals. Starting to explore thousandths and equivalent fractions and decimals. I am looking forward to continuing this topic before moving on to perimeter and area. The children have been doing a really good job!
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