Miss McHugh - Dickens Class
We have been learning all about the Vikings in our topic this Spring and are now thinking about the buildings that would have been around at that time. We have used this focus in our Art and are learning about perspective drawing so that we can design our own Viking village. We will eventually build our own class Viking town from clay.
This term, the children have been working really hard on their writing skills. We have been reading The Wizard of OZ and learned our own version of the text which the children have amazingly learned off by heart! We are now in the process of writing our own journey stories and including characters' speech effectively.
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This half term we have been busy learning about our Topic which is 'The Victorians'. So far, we have discovered more about the differences between rich and poor families and what school would have been like for children at this time. We have also designed our own print blocks in the style of William Morris, a Victorian artist.
We have just begun our Science learning about forces and the children have enjoyed experimenting with Newton Meters. In particular, the children were keen to investigate which shoes created the most friction on different surfaces.
In Maths, we have learned how to order and compare larger numbers up to one million, how to interpret negative numbers and how to use our rounding skills to approximate numbers. We are now using written and mental methods to add and subtract increasingly large numbers and 'the Bar Model' to help us solve word problems.
The children have completed our first written unit all about 'Wishing Tales' with 'The Fisherman and his Wife' being our model text. We are now learning more about non-fiction texts and Non-Chronological Reports in particular. Our focus is sentence structure and using a variety of conjunctions to extend sentences.