In small groups the children recapped all they had learnt about the local area. After we investigated our local area through short walks, we also looked at aerial photographs, used Digimaps, talked about what we could see on much larger scale maps and discussed the human and physical features of the area. They we used classroom objects to represent places or features of our locality and created a map of the local area.
We looked at the four different sentence types during our English lessons this week. We read the sentence and then decided what type of sentence it was. We then discussed the sentences and changed any we thought were not sorted correctly.
Statement – a sentence that tells the reader something.
Things were looking bleak for fox.
Question – asks a question and uses a question mark at the end to show that you are asking a question.
Why have you taken us?
Command – telling someone to do something and usually starts with a verb.
Try this delicious pine cone!
Exclamation – starts with a what or a how and is a full sentence that includes a verb and ends in an exclamation mark.
What a terrifying beast it was!
In maths this week we have been looking at addition.
We have been using the tens and ones to help us add. We made the numbers by partitioning into tens and ones. We then counted the ones and exchanged them for a ten if we needed to. We then added them all together to find the total.
We have been looking at fieldwork during our geography lessons.
Earlier in the week we generated questions that we wanted to find out about the local area. We then went on a walk and took photographs of the features that helped us answer the questions.
Back in class we sorted our photographs into different human and physical features.
We decided that there are more human features in our local area because we live in a city and there are more people so they need a place to live, shops so they can buy food, offices and buildings so they can go to work, road and rail for travel
We have been very busy in maths this week. We have been using our tens frames to calculate our number bonds to 100. We already know our number bonds to 10 and then worked out that there was a pattern. Can you spot the pattern?
During our Friday lesson we looked at symmetry in shapes and learnt that to be symmetrical the shapes had to have the same on both sides. We used peg boards to make shapes that were symmetrical.
During our science lesson this week we looked around our school grounds and categorised what we found in to things that are alive, dead and have never been alive.