Week beginning: 18.04.2022
What an amazing first week back we have had!
To continue our decimals unit, we have been practising converting decimals to fractions, understanding the value of thousandths and using thousandths as decimals. We have worked really hard to ensure that we have been writing the digits in the correct place value!
To start off our new topic of Africa, we have begun reading our class text 'Journey to Jo'burg'. After reading the first chapter, we worked in small groups to complete freeze frames of what had happened in the first chapter and when we were 'unfrozen' we explained which character we were and how we were feeling at that moment in time. After reading the chapter, we predicted what will happen once the children begin their journey to find their Mma in Jo'burg. Using our ideas, we have been creating word blasts of descriptions of the setting and the characters to support us when writing the rest of the story.
In our history lesson, we looked at the Ancient Egyptians and how their lives differ from our modern day lives. We discussed the different job roles that were found during this period and which of the roles we would have preferred to have or would least like to have had. Having the role of the Vizier was a popular choice as they were the advisor of the Pharoah, although the role of the slave was not a popular choice as they had no freedom and when their master died, they would also be killed so that the master could be looked after in the afterlife too!
Our new topic of science is 'Living things and their habitats' and we have begun by looking at the lifecycle of a bird. We learnt that there are 7 stages within the lifecycle of a bird and presented them with pictures:
The rest of our reading lessons have been based upon rainforests, we have read extracts of 'Running Wild' by Michael Morpurgo and 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry. Both books were set in rainforests and discussed the importance of rainforests in our world.