This week we have been learning all about Islam and especially the mosque. We have learnt lots of things about the mosque; what they look like, what certain features are on the outside and the inside and all the different activities that happen at the mosque.
Our non-fiction text type for this half term is explanation texts. We are looking at the features of the text type first, before researching more about a certain topic which we will then write our own explanation text on.
We have been progessing our knowledge of division by learning the bus stop method for dividing 2 digits by 1. Eventually, we will move onto divisions with remainders in the calculation but not in the answer.
What is 69 divided by 3?
We have been learning how to work out small division questions (15 divided by 4) with remainders in the answer using concrete resources.
In maths this week, we have been progressing our multiplication skills by using the formal written method (grid method).
Our poetry for this half term is the lovely topic of limericks. We have been reading and discussing a wide range of limericks to see what they all seem to have in common / follow a certain format (features).
Our fiction text type for this half term is SCI-FI. We have been reading and discussing a wide range of age appropriate short sci-fi stories. We will look at writing our own inspired by one of the stories.
This week we have been learning what it would have been like to live in the Iron Age and on a hill fort. We acted out certain activities or parts of the day from the Iron Age.
Can you figure out what some of the activities are from the pictures (quite difficult!)
What activities did they do?
How is it different from today?
As historians we have been learning a new skill of cause, event and consequence.
We have been studying events that happened during these Ages and figuring out the potential cause (Why it happened) and the consequence (What happened after because of the event).
During our measurement topic this week have been looking at shapes. We have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes and had a go at making models of 3D shapes.
What is the difference between a 2D shape and a 3D shape?