Our learning 15th -19th November 21

Year 4This week in English we have been writing our own version of the battle scene between Beowulf and the dragon. In maths we have been adding 3-digit numbers using the column method. In history we have been identifying the types of boats the Vikings used.

Next week in English we will be writing our own battle scene using the short film ‘The Saga of Biorn’ as our inspiration. In maths we will be adding numbers up to 4-digits including regrouping. In history we will be trying to answer the question of whether the Vikings were raiders or traders.

Year 5This week in English, we have been looking at how authors use a variety of sentence types and figurative language to create suspense and intrigue. We looked at personification and how it used to attribute human-like qualities to objects that are not living. We loved it and can’t wait to use it in our writing next week when we start to write our own suspenseful narratives. In maths we have been lokoing at multiplication and division and how the two are related. We have also been looking at factors, square and cubed numbers. In science, we have been exploring how our solar system is made up of planets that orbit our one star, the Sun. We have looked at how day and night occur and how the moon’s appearance changes due to its own movement. It’s been fascinating!

Year 6In literacy this week, we have been familiarising ourselves with the story ‘Moth – An Evolution Story’ and looking at the key events and the author’s use of language. Next week, we will be learning about the features of non-chronological reports, in preparation for writing our own reports about peppered moths. In maths this week, we have been developing our written strategies of multiplication and we will be continuing this next week. In science, we have been learning about inherited characteristics and some of the different and amazing ways that animals have adapted to survive in their environment. Next week, we will be learning about the work of Charles Darwin.