Our first term together was full of great lessons, both for staff and pupils; learning together is so important - I'm not sure a working day goes by without coming to a new realisation!
As discussed a couple of weeks ago, our first topic was titled Darwin's Delights. You can peruse our Topic Books here. As a result, I received a few requests to browse through the rest of our learning, so here it is! I have used today's date to help me randomly choose the books to show you.
In English this term we have aimed to learn about: colons and semi-colons, layout devices, subjunctive form and passive voice, subordinate and relative clauses to name a few!
To learn about these, we applied them to writing inspired by our text (Sky Hawk, Gill Lewis) and topic (Darwin's Delights), which saw us creating: information texts on ospreys, Darwin and the Galapagos; diary entries from Iris and Darwin; and persuasive, formal letters to the Gambia. Check out the topic books to see the finished products!
In Maths this term, we have aimed to learn about: Number and Place Value (including ordering numbers, comparing numbers, partitioning numbers, negative numbers in the context of money and temperature, finding the difference between positive and negative numbers, and addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers).
The Four Operations (including formal column addition and subtraction, long multiplication, short and long division, finding common factors and multiples, prime numbers, and using the order of operations - BODMAS - to help solve longer calculations).
(Sidenote - having followed the cohort up from Year 5, I'm finding a lot of the Maths is repeated? It's providing a strong base from which to plan, because I know exactly what we covered last year, but I therefore I also worry I'm missing something? Let me know!)
We are tremendously proud of the children and everything they are achieving on this journey so far! Thoughts and feedback welcome!