Maple Class have enjoyed another week of fantastic learning – it is hard to believe that we are approaching our fifth week of term!
This week in Literacy, children have referred to their prior knowledge of the text to predict how the story would end. They created a comic strip to show actions, speech and thinking bubbles and an explanation text box. They also learnt how to create a mood within a narrative setting by considering alternative words that could help to create a particular mood. We have also researched a specific Ancient Egyptian god and presented our findings within a fact file.
In Maths this week, Year 4 children have learnt about commutative calculations. For example, they understand that 8 x 4 x 2 is the same calculation as 8 x 2 x 4 and so on. Year 3 have used their 3 times table knowledge to calculate multiplication division problems.
We enjoyed our Diwali workshop this week which helped bring our prior learning of the story of ‘Rama and Sita’ to life. As a whole class activity, we learnt a dance in sections to re-tell the story. We then connected each part of the story to perform a dance, ending in a ‘firework’ movement that we were able to explain was darkness overcoming light.
For our History learning this week, we learnt about what life was like for Ancient Egyptian children. We learnt that only rich boys attended school; girls stayed at home to learn how to look after the house. We compared similarities and differences between Ancient Egyptian and our schooling life now. We also painted our Ancient Egyptian artefacts with metallic paints – they are looking great!
Finally, we ended the week with some of our children attending the ‘Carolathon’ in Maidstone town centre and two of our boys representing Park Way in a local football tournament. Well done for representing Park Way brilliantly.
Have a good weekend.
Mrs Chapman and Mrs Mallon