In maths this week we have started our new unit of work on multiplication and division. We have begun by focusing on multiplying by three, dividing by three and then finally, looking at the three times table as a whole. We have been applying our times table knowledge to problem solving questions, and using lots of practical strategies such as grouping and sharing numbers.
We had a great PE lesson on Thursday, despite the cold weather! We were focusing on the different types of passes in netball – a chest pass, a bounce pass and an over-head pass. I was really impressed with how quickly the children picked up on the techniques!
In Science this week we investigated the properties of different soils. First of all, we thought about what soil was and discussed what we already knew about its properties. Then, we learnt about how soil is made and what the different components are. For the rest of the lesson, we looked at 5 different types of soils. We observed them to start off with and thought about the different colours, then we used the magnifying glasses to observe them more closely, and finally we sieved the different soils to compare the particle sizes. At the end of the lesson we compared what we originally thought soil was like with what we have now learned; some of the things we know now are - not all soils are dark brown, some soils are quite dry and fine, and soils can have all sorts of things in them, like roots and shells.
This week’s spellings have been set on Spelling Shed; we will have a short test on Tuesday next week.
Spelling Rules: Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable. The consonant letter is not doubled if the syllable is unstressed.
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