Our learning

Year 3 – This week we have been continuing our history topic and focusing on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have been researching the differences of each ‘Age’, what clothes they wore, the houses they lived in and tools they used. In English, we have been reading Stone Age Boy and investigating what fronted adverbials the author has used in the text. We are then going to use them in our own writing. In maths, we have been practising column method multiplication using place value grids and counters to help us. Please keep practising your times tables and take part in the TT Rockstars class battles!

Year 4 – This week in English we have been learning about time conjunctions and noun phrases. In maths we have been learning about remainders when dividing. In science we have been identifying the three types of rocks and how we can classify each. Next week in English we will be writing our own environmental narrative based on ‘The Promise’. In maths we will be beginning our new unit of work on fractions. In science we will be investigating the properties of different rocks.

Year 5 – This week in English, we have been planning our newspaper reports. In Maths, we have been looking at comparing fractions less than and greater than 1. In Science, we have been having fun exploring how long butter takes to melt when exposed to heat. Next week, we will be writing, editing and publishing our newspaper reports. In Maths, we will continue to add and subtract fractions. In Science, we will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes.

Year 6 – This week, we have been doing some assessments to check the children’s progress so far this year – we were pleased with their hard work and resilience! In maths, we’ve also learnt how fractions link to decimals and in English, we have begun reading the story of Romeo & Juliet. We have learnt about the main themes and characters and written a description of the Capulet ball. Next week, we will be continuing to read the story and writing about the fight scene between the Montagues and the Capulets. Next week, in maths, we will be learning about equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages. Meanwhile, in art, we have begun planning our piece of Aboriginal artwork and will be completing this next week.