This week Year 3 have been learning about how to solve subtraction calculations using number lines in their maths, like in the examples below. Some of us can subtract in jumps of one, whilst some were able to use their understanding of place value to subtract in tens and ones. In English, we looked at Hindu myths, particularly that of Ganesha. We planned our own stories that were similar in theme involving mythological characters. I was very impressed with the standard of writing - some of us managed to improve our writing by using conjunctions and paragraphs! In science we discovered how to determine whether objects and materials are transparent, translucent or opaque. You can see some of us investigating this in the pictures below.
In maths we have started to look at subtraction using a number line, see pictures below to see how your child is working their sums out. In English we have started looking at stories from other cultures and have heard a North American Indian folktale called 'How Rabbit Stole the Fire'. We have really enjoyed it and have worked hard to improve sections of the story with fronted adverbials. In ICT we continued to look at safety online and learnt lots about text messaging and added our facts to our SMART wall of internet safety. Our class fish have finally been named! Welcome to year 4: Rainbow, Jeff, Lightning, Angel, Spot and Goldie.
Year 6 have been adding fractions, changing denominators and numerators and comparing fractions. Fortunately the weather's been nice and sunny because we've been able to go outside and get some fresh air otherwise our heads would have exploded with fifths, quarters and thirds. We've been concentrating on up-writing this week in preparation for writing biographies. We can now use various types of subordinate clause, relative clauses, expanded noun phrases and semi-colons. Children these days know and can do far more than children 30 years ago as their teacher keeps reminding them. Well done Year 6.