This week in our English home education, we looked at the features of a Newspaper Report. We used a WAGOLL to identify features discussing where and why they are used. In Maths we continued our learning on time, we compared the duration of different events and converted seconds to minutes and vice versa. In Wider Curriculum this week, we learnt about positive friendships, Roman gladiators and sound.
Week 6: This week in our English home education, we focused our learning on different elements of SPAG, (spelling, puncutation and grammar). We added fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases to our sentences to make them more interesting. We also looked at the inference reading domain, focusing on what we could infer from a picture.
Week 6: This week in our Maths home education we started to learn about time, how to tell the time to the nearest hour, five minutes and minute. We also ensured that we knew which hand was the minute and hour hand and the past and to side of the clock.
Wider Curriculum: In our wider curriculum home education this week, we created some fantastic 'I am' artwork, focusing on what we are like as a person. We also had a screen free day where we made pancakes and cut them into fractions, went on a walk to spot the first signs of spring and created a Valentines Day card to show someone we care about them.
Week 5: This week in our English home education we have been writing our own narratives based on 'Kaspar, Prince of Cats.' We studied the chapters we had previously read and practised key English skills such as direct speech, using fronted adverbials and uplevelling vocabulary. We used a 'story mountain' template to plan our writing and then we spent two days on our big write. We made sure we used short sentences and lots of descriptive language to build tension.
Week 5: This week in maths, we have been continuing our learning on decimals. We have focused on dividing by 10 and 100 into decimal places and converting tenths and hundredths from fractions to decimals.
Week 5: This week in our wider curriculum home education we have learnt about Mount Vesuvius and the eruption that took place, we also learnt about the evacuation plan that is in place if it erupts again. We have also completed another PE challenge and looked at our mental health creating happy boxes and looking at how we are feeling through lockdown. We also researched into the religion Hinduism, looking at their beliefs and the ways in which they worship.
Week 4: This week in our maths home education we focused on decimals. We have learnt how to convert tenths into decimals and divide one and two digit numbers by ten using our place value knowledge to help us.
Week 4: This week in our English home education we have been continuing our novel study on 'Kaspar Prince of Cats' focusing on Chapter 4. We have completed a reading comprehension looking at various reading domains including retrieval and inference questions. We have also studied Elizabeth as one of the characters and looked at her personality traits throughout the chapter. Also this week, we have learnt how to create different structured sentences including 'ing, ed' sentences.
Week 4: This week in our wider curriculum home education we have continued to study the Romans, focusing and researching their daily lives. We also begun learning about Italy's volcanoes and the structure of a volcano. In science, we create our own water cycle, observing the changes that took place and writing our observations using key vocabulary. In gooseberry planet, we focused on how to share information safely completing the work book and game online.
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.