Did someone say what is measurement? Well, Team CB would certainly know the answer to that this week. They have been busy in the classroom exploring the concept of length and measurement. The class have been working hard to develop their understanding of how to measure accurately and the conversion between different units of measurement to aid in their practical learning. Once the class had developed their understanding of this, we then utilised these skills to enable us to accurately calculate the perimeter of various shapes. We recognised what the perimeter is and how we can calculate it, before moving on to applying our problem solving skills to calculate missing measurements. Next week, we will be looking at the relationship between area and perimeter.
In Literacy, we have been visited by King Vortigern, the King of England prior to the Anglo Saxon invasion, An interactive message was left on our Smartboard asking us to travel back in time with him and alert the British citizens of the impending attack. As such, as a class we established we could create a newspaper to warn people as news reporting was very different back then to the communication channels we now have. With that in mind, the class explored what a good newspaper article looks like, establishing features and functions, before working hard to embed grammatical devices which would support our writing. Head back next week as we begin to write, edit, up level and publish our news!
During our topic, this week we explored how the Anglo Saxons lived and their decision to abandon Roman towns and create their own new settlements. The children have been tasked with replicating a part of an Anglo Saxon village for their homework.
As part of our Science, this week we have used Carroll and Venn diagrams to begin to sort livings things based on similarities and differences in a range of characteristics. As you can clearly see, we have worked our socks off this week!
Check back to see what we are up to next week!
Our roving reporters have been busy this week gathering their footage to share their truly fantastic news! After working hard last week on their script, this week the children had to think carefully about their Speaking and Listening skills, and the way they need to use these to clearly, concisely and confidently convey their news to the audience. The class recorded what they had been working on and once they had the video footage, each group then worked together to cut, sequence, edit and publish their content. These were then played and the class evaluated what worked well in the footage and what would need further development next time. I think we certainly have some budding news reporters in our midst!
Meanwhile, in Maths we have drawn our unit of division to a close. The class have worked tirelessly to consider how they can use the abstract written method to support them in purposeful daily events, and have shown great resilience and perseverance with this! With our four main operations under our belt, we will be moving towards looking at length, perimeter and area over the coming weeks. Be sure to check how we move from concrete to pictorial to abstract learning!
Elsewhere in the curriculum, our topic work has seen us begin to explore the betrayal of Hengest and Horsa and ultimately what events led to the Anglo-Saxons invading. Unbeknown to the class, this will come in particularly handy next week in our learning!
Our Science topic is also now well underway as we have started exploring the different life processes needed for all living things and why each one is so crucial to our survival.
Check back next week for more updates!
As the children came bursting through the doors, out of the cold weather outside it certainly didn't quite feel like Spring Term just yet. However. in true Team CB style, the class had a spring in their step and came fully prepared for new learning that awaited them.
In Maths, we have begun a new topic of division where the children have been practically exploring the concept before moving towards beginning to understand the formal written method of division. We used resources such as counters to help us understand how values can be carried from one column to the next. The class were wizards by the end of it!
In our Literacy this week we have received incredible news. The class have been exploring a news article informing them of an Anglo Saxon coin discovery that will re-write history as it shows an alliance between King Alfred the Great and King Ceolwulf II. As a class we were challenged with retelling the article in the form of a news broadcast. We worked hard to identify key information. before discovering the format of a news broadcast. As a class, we then identified a success criteria and used this to inform our writing. Next week we will begin to write the script.
Elsewhere, we have begun our new topic of Anglo Saxons. The children were tasked with being able to identify different place names that showed evidence of the Anglo Saxons settling in Britain before re-writing these as Anglo Saxon runes. Check back next week for more updates.