In English, we started this week by finishing off our newspaper reports based on the missing book in ‘How to Live Forever’ by Colin Thompson. Then we recapped how we can use adjective and adverb questions in order to modify nouns/ verbs and make our sentences more interesting. Towards the end of the week we looked at setting descriptions and we identified what is needed in an effective description. We then started to write our own descriptions of the Chinese garden and we will be continuing to work on these next week. In reading, we have been further exploring inference questions and how we need to use clues in the text to answer the questions.
In maths we completed our work on dividing numbers by 10 and 100 and we have moved on to multiplying 3 single digit numbers. We have learnt that these three numbers can be multiplied in any order. We have also been representing these calculations on bar models. Our fluency sessions have also focused on how we can represent calculations on a bar model.
In geography this week we learnt about the journey of a river from source to sea and we learnt about the geographical features of rivers. We know that a river is made up of the upper, middle and lower course. In the upper course, where the river starts, there may not be all that much water but it will be flowing very fast. As the journey of a river progresses, the river will gain more water and become wider but the water will flow more slowly. Ask us to describe some of the features that we learnt about! Next week we will be learning about how erosion and deposition cause rivers to change over time.