This week we have been writing about Victorian schools, using similar criteria to last week in order to make this piece of writing even better than our last. First we found out more about the Education Acts that were passed in the later part of the Victorian period making school compulsory for children aged between 5 and 10 years old. Building on what we had learned on our trip the Victorian schoolroom, we also looked at more pictures and information about life in Victorian schools. When writing, we tried to group our ideas into clear sections, using conjunctions or prepositions to start some of our sentences and asking ourselves adjective and adverb questions to help us start them in other ways.
In maths we have continued to learn about fractions. We discovered that ½ is equivalent to 2/4 – ask us to prove it to you! Later in the week we found fractions of amounts and shapes (e.g. ¾ of 15, 2/4 of 12, ¾ of 20). We also moved on to revising our number bonds to 100. We had to work out what you needed to add to a tens number to make 100, and then what you needed to add to any 2 digit number to make 100. Ask us to show you on a number line.
In ICT we looked at pictograms together and discussed how the information is displayed effectively. We then used the laptops to look at a variety of pictograms and answered questions about them.
In science this week we continued to find out and talk about how we have changed since we were babies. We created booklets which showed how we have changed from a baby until now, and then we thought about how we might change when we become a teenager, an adult and an elderly person.
Have a great weekend,
From the Class Two Team