Spring Term 1 - Week 4

Week 4

This week our English learning linked in with History where we have been learning about significant individuals from the past. We learnt about Neil Armstrong and how he was the first man to walk on the moon.  In our English lesson we created our own models of Saturn V from the Apollo 11 mission and then the children used it to recount Neil Armstrong's voyage. We have then been learning to write letters as Neil Armstrong to his parents after landing back on Earth describing what he did, saw and how he felt. The children have been challenging themselves by using vocabulary such as determined, weary and impressed to describe how he may have felt.

In Maths the Year 2 children have been learning to multiply by putting objects into equal groups. We learnt that multiplication means adding the same number lots of times and is repeated addition.  Year 1s have been recapping number bonds to 10 and have also learnt how to double numbers.

In History this week we learnt about the explorer Ibn Battuta who lived in the 14th Century. We looked at different images that have been created by people years after he died and discussed how reliable they were and why they might not be too reliable.