During this half term we have loved learning about Science Fiction by investigating E.T., Aquila and many other texts and film clips. We started our topic by exploring Science Fiction toys and books and we enjoyed writing and sharing our Meg and Mog in Space stories with Bluebell class – our new reading pod was the perfect place to pretend we were in a space ship exploring the universe! We also loved our new finger lights, which made us look like E.T., to help us track and find interesting and exciting vocabulary in texts.
Every day we learn about spelling patterns and rules and always learn in a wide range of multi-sensory ways, including using letter tiles, putty, pipe cleaners, chalk and salt trays.
We have been consolidating our written methods using the four operations and learning new efficient methods as we move into Year 5. To support us in our learning, we use practical equipment and pictorial representations. Our times tables knowledge is helping us with our new topic of fractions, where we have been finding equivalent fraction families, simplifying fractions and converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers.
Our topic has been Classification (Year 5) and Living Things and their Habitats (Year 4). We have loved studying minibeasts in our woodlands and working out how to classify them using their features. To help us, we classified Haribo sweets (eating a few along the way!), identified our minibeasts using a classification key and then produced our own using research into unusual creatures.
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