This week in English we have continued to read our abridged version of The Secret Garden. We have been thinking carefully about Mary’s character and how her personality is changing now that she has shared her secret about the garden with Dickon. Towards the end of the week, we were introduced to the character Colin and next week we will be finding out more about how his relationship with Mary develops. This week we have completed a piece of writing comparing the opening of the book with the opening of the film. Throughout this writing we have been trying to use a range of conjunctions as well as continuing with our use of fronted adverbials. Next week we will be learning about features of play scripts.
In maths we have been dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number where the answer is a whole number. We have been doing this by sharing out the ones and then the tens/ hundreds into equal groups. We have learnt that often we need to exchange tens for ones or hundreds for tens in order to ensure that the groups are equal. Next week we will be completing our division work by looking at dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number where there are remainders.
This week we have finished off our engineering project. Our annotated diagrams and pitch letters will be shortly sent off to be entered into the competition. We are looking forward to hearing if the judges are impressed with our inventions!
In geography today we recapped what we have previously learnt about meanders and we found out how ox-bow lakes are formed. We then started to think about features of the Yangtze River. We watched some of a BBC documentary about the Yangtze River. If any of the children are interested in watching the entire program, here is the link –