In English this week we have been writing alternative endings to ‘How to Live Forever’. We have thought about what would happen if Peter had decided to open the book and based our story endings around this. Throughout this writing, lots of us have been continuing to work on the use of adjectives and adverbs and we have also been developing our understanding of speech punctuation.
This week in maths we completed our work on multiplying three single digit numbers. We then moved on to learning about factor pairs of numbers. We started off using counters to create arrays of numbers e.g. 15 can be made with 5 x 3, 3 x 5, 1 x 15, 15 x1. We also used the Cuisenaire rods to create factor pairs of a number and we have been thinking about how we can work systemically to ensure that all pairs have been found.
In geography, we learnt about how meanders change over time due to erosion and deposition. We were able to identify where on the bend erosion takes place and how this gradually pushes the river backwards. We then learnt about how this process can eventually cause two sections of the river to become so close that they eventually join, creating a new route for the river which leaves behind an ox-bow lake.
There is the usual reading and times table home learning for half term. It would also be really beneficial for children to go onto Times Table Rock Stars and use the ‘sound check’ to work on speed of recall.
We hope that you all have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you in Term 4!