Walnut Class Term 2 Week 5

Walnut Class have enjoyed another week of fantastic learning – it is hard to believe that we are approaching our sixth week of term! We attended a fantastic pantomime 'Peter Pan' in the Hazlitt Theatre on Wednesday  and the children thoroughly enjoyed it!

This week in Literacy, children have used conjunctions to write sentences about the part of ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’ where Marcy enters the Sphinx and realises her father is trapped in the snake. Children also identified the features of a pantomime. They also had to think about the story of ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’ – using paragraphs to re-write the story without the images.

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 4 and 8 times table knowledge to calculate multiplication and division problems.         

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 tombs – they are looking great! We also deigned our own canopic jars in our Art books.

During our Science lesson, we used sub-headings and key vocabulary to explain the history of the sun dial.

Have a good weekend.

From Mrs Jacobs and Mr Dodd.