This week we started our new unit of work in English, newspaper articles based on fairy tales. We started off this unit by reading an example newspaper article about the crimes Jack commits in Jack and the Beanstalk and found the shapes that make up this type of writing. We learnt that the shapes fit together like a jigsaw pieces to help us write our own texts. Next we read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and discussed the crimes committed by Goldilocks before role playing an interview with the victims of Goldilocks crimes.
In our maths lessons this week we have continued to focus on fractions. We have been learning how to order and compare fractions by using the denominator or the numerators. We learnt that when the numerators match, the smaller the denominator the larger the fraction and when the denominators match, the larger the numerator the larger the fraction. We finished off the week by combing these skills to order and place fractions on a number line.
In Art this week we looked at the work of Diego Rivera. In groups we looked at images of his work and discussed what story we thought the artist was trying to tell us in the picture, how the picture made us feel and why we thought the artist painted it. We then compared his work to Ancient Maya murals and used this to come up with a list of features our own murals should have. We decided our murals should used bright colours, include people and have a clear message. Over the next few weeks we will be designing our own murals depicting life in modern Britain.
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