In English this week we have been planning and writing our own newspaper reports about the missing book in ‘How to Love Forever’ by Colin Thompson. We have been thinking carefully about how to include the features of newspaper reports as well as how we can improve our writing. In reading, we have continued to work on developing our inference skills. We have been learning how to use clues in the text in order to answer questions and explain our ideas. We will be continuing to work on this over the next few weeks.
In Maths we have been dividing numbers by 10 and 100. We have been representing calculations such as 40 ÷ 10 = 4 or 260 ÷ 10 = 26 on both bar models and place value grids. We know that when we divide a number by 10 the digits all move one place to the right on the place value grid.
In geography this week we continued our work identifying the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We then moved on to using maps and atlas’ to locate some major rivers of the world and we drew these on our maps. We learnt that rivers are always drawn on a map with a solid blue line.
In Computing, we started to make the scenery for our stop-frame animation. Thank you to everyone who provided a cardboard box!
We are all keenly watching the two science investigations that are going on in Class 4. The bread is starting to go mouldy! We will be looking to see where the most mould forms and what this tells us about how the cleanliness of our hands/ doors/ toilet seats and all the other locations that were tested! We are also closely watching the McDonalds food to see if/ how it changes over time.
Class 4 homework has changed – please speak to your child about this and there is updated information in home learning books. Thank you.