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Our Busy week 24.1.2020
This week's vocabulary: hoard, saga, runes, dragon, skeleton, organs
This week, the children completed their work on playscripts. They wrote their own versions , remembering to put in stage directions. Then we started work on a Viking saga- The Dragon's hoard. We are following the Talk for Writing approach so at the moment we are learning the text . In Maths we have multiplied 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using a formal method in columns. We also started work on short division- or the "bus stop" method. Ask your child if they can remember how to do it!
In History we looked at Viking runes and wrote messages to each other while in Science we started looking at why we have skeletons. The children had to label as many bones as they could.i
Our Busy Week 17.1.2020
This week's vocabulary: nutrition, Viking, protein, carbohydrate, artefacts, canine (for ripping/tearing), incisors (for biting), molars(for chewing/ grinding)
What a fantastic week we've had! Yesterday, we saw an amazing production of The Wizard of Oz at Leeds Playhouse. All of KS2 went and thoroughly enjoyed it. Please see the pictures above and there are more on Beech's class page. This tied in well with Rowan's work in Literacy as we are learning about playscripts. We acted out scenes from Viking Adventure and we looked carefully at the layout of a playscript. We also did grammar work on apostrophes - to show two words "contracted " together and to show possession.
In Maths, we started using a more formal way of multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers- in columns. This will help us when we come to multiply very big numbers. We also used what we already know about number facts to multiply multiples of 10. eg 30x40= 1200 because we know 3x4 =12.
In Science, we continued with our work on nutrition and having a balanced diet. We also learned that animals have different types of teeth which do different jobs. Ask your child if they can remember the different names and jobs. (Check the vocabulary section above ).