We have had another fantastic week of learning in Maple Class this week!
For our Literacy learning, we have been applying grammar skills to improve our writing. We have learnt how to use apostrophes for possession and how to use pronouns to replace a noun. We have also applied our knowledge about paragraphs based on a theme to write our own paragraphs based on our focus text ‘The Iron Man.’
Year 4 Mathematicians have been learning how to divide a 2 and 3 digit number by a 1 digit number with exchange and a remainder. Some children have found this a tricky concept – practicing their times tables would secure their understanding of division as this links to multiplication. All children have persevered with their learning and we will be continuing to secure our understanding next week. Year 3 Mathematicians have also been learning how to divide a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number by partitioning, bar models and grouping.
For our History topic, children have learnt about the ‘hypocaust’ system that the Romans used to heat their homes. They can explain that this was an underground system of pillars in which hot air circulated to heat the floor and walls above. Children constructed their own pillars using cardboard – they cut out squares and assembled them together in a group and then added a floor layer on top of this. Next week, they will add rooms that would have been typical in a Roman villa to their floor layer.
For RE this week, children have learnt about what the bible means to Christians, how it is structured and learning about some of the stories within the bible, for example, The Good Samaritan.
In PSHE, children have learnt about what ‘asthma’ means so that they have an awareness of this and can understand why an asthma attack might happen and how they can reassure the person and seek help.
Swimming is on as usual on Monday 30th January and Monday 6th February – please ensure children have their swimming kits for both dates and that they attend these sessions as they are part of the curriculum.
Many thanks for your support.
Have a good weekend!
Mrs Chapman and Miss Harris