In English this week we have been writing our own informal letters as if we were an injured soldier in Florence Nightingale's hospital in Scutari, making sure we used really interesting noun phrases to describe our injuries and the conditions in the hospital. We have also practised identifying past and present tense verbs.
In maths, we have been looking at tally charts and pictograms to record information and answer questions. Some of the pictograms got quite tricky when one picture represented more than one item - its always important to look at the key.
Our science work has been about food chains this week. The children drew their own versions and labelled them with herbivore, carnivore, producer, consumer. We learned that food chains begin with the sun, which is used by plants to make their own energy, and plants are consequently known as producers. Creatures that eat plants are called herbivores. Creatures that eat something else (plant or animal) to get their energy) are called consumers.
The spellings on Spelling Shed will be tested on Friday 28 Ferbruary. The 5x table is also on EdShed for children to practice.
Things to ask your child:
Does the past tense mean something is happening now or has already happened?
Why can't you keep a penguin in your bedroom?
What do you need to look at first, before counting the pictures, on a pictogram?
Don't forget that after half term the forest school and science groups will swap over so if your child has done science this term they will need to bring clothes for forest school on a Thursday.
Please ensure children have their book bag and PE kit in school every day. Thank you.
Have a lovely half term break.
Mrs Lappin & Mrs James
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