This week in English we finished our Sentence Stacking lessons for our explanation text, ‘How does a Robot Dog Work?’ and we have now moved on to planning our own explanation texts. The children have spent our English lessons on Thursday and Friday designing their own robot pets – I have been impressed with their creativity and excellent drawings! The children have also written about the different features of their robot pets, thinking about the skills and tricks they can do, and how the owner will need to look after it.
In maths we have been focusing on dividing a two-digit number by a one-digit number. We have been using our place value grids and dienes to support divisions when we need to exchange; this has been quite challenging but the children have practised hard and are getting the hang of it. We have also learnt about remainders in divisions and how to write this as part of our answer.
In Science this week we carried out an investigation to find out which materials are magnetic and which are non-magnetic. We used the magnets to test different materials and objects in the classroom and found some surprising results, for example, we found out that parts of the wall are magnetic! We narrowed down our initial thoughts as we realised all magnetic materials are metal; however, we learnt that not all metals are magnetic –iron, nickel or cobalt are the only magnetic materials.
This week’s spellings have been set on Spelling Shed; we will have a short test on Tuesday next week.
Spelling Rule: The long /a/ vowel sound spelled ’ey.’
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