Remote Education Journey
Week 3: This week in our wider curriculum learning we have focused upon Roman life. We have learnt about how society was structured and the hierachy of roles. In Geography, we compared the similarities and differences between Italy and Britain. We learnt that Britain is only 80% the land mass size of Italy. We found out that Italy, on average, is warmer and sunnier than Britain. We used our learning from the Autumn term to suggest reasons for this including that Italy is nearer to the equator than Britain and therefore would get more direct sunlight. We have used our research on Roman Mosaics last week to design our own mosaic in Art, including the use of repeating patterns. We have also learnt about 'Positive Relationships' in PSHE. We discussed characteristics of different relationships - and whether these are very important, quite important or not that important in day to day life.
Week 3: This week in English we have focused on producing a diary entry for our extended writing piece. We have read the first three chapters of our novel 'Kaspar, Prince of Cats' and we have imagined what life would have been like as one of the main characters, Johnny. We have produced different sentence types and added adverbs, adjectives, similies and repetition into our writing for effect. We created a plan at the beginning of the week and used this to write our piece. At the end of the week, we edited and "up-levelled" our work.
Week 3: This week in Maths we have continued our learning on fractions. We have learnt how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. We have used our times table knowledge to work out a whole number subtract a fraction and then convert the answer (improper fraction) to a mixed number. At the end of the week, we focused on fractions of a quanity including unit fractions and non-unit fractions. We will consolidate our learning in an end of unit assessment on Monday and focus on any areas we still need some more support with.
Week 2: This week in our Wider Curriculum learning we have been focusing on our new topic 'The Romans'. In History, we have learnt about the founding of the Roman Empire and the story behind the creation of Rome. We compared the similarities and differences to the 'Romulus and Remus' myth to that of 'The Hero Twins' in the Mayan civilisation. In Geography, we have explored the Roman Empire and in particular Italy. We have learnt about the human and physical Geography of Italy and how it attracts millions of tourists each year. In Science, we have looked at changing states of matter which we identified through real life examples when the snow fell this week, froze and begun to evaporate. Finally, in Art we have begun to explore mosaics through our own research.
Week 2: This week in English we have started our Spring Term novel study 'Kaspar, Prince of Cats.' We have read Chapter 1 and chapter 2 and answered a range of KS2 content domain comprehension questions to ensure we have understood what we have read. We have identified different PaG in the chapters including verbs, adverbs and similies. Towards the end of the week we began to build repetition sentences to describe how Johnny would be feeling at different points. Next week, we will use this work to begin planning a diary entry as Johnny when he first meets the countess and Kaspar, Prince of Cats.
Week 2: This week in Maths we have started learning about fractions. We have discussed what a fraction is, calculated equivalent fractions using our times tables and converted improper fractions to mixed numbers. On our afternoon zoom lessons, we have peer marked and discussed any misconceptions we may have had.