We have been practising asking ourselves questions to help our narrative writing. We asked: What happens next? What vocabulary will I use? What sentence technique will I use? Our teachers were so impressed with our writing, which was our very own ending to Fritz’s story based on the novel ‘Clockwork’.
In assemblies, we have been talking about showing independence by asking ourselves questions when we are learning. We have been using this to help us solve worded problem in maths. We have been practising asking ourselves the following questions: What do you notice? What do you know? What can you use? We then used ‘thinking’ and ‘calculating’ to make jottings to help us solve problems.
We have been learning about how to apply our grammar skills and make our writing more engaging for the reader. To do this, we practised using a range of conjunctions and sentences with different numbers of clauses. We will then try to apply this to longer writing!
In science we have been learning about how we see things. We have learnt about the different parts of the eye and how light reflects. We used mirrors to do lots of practical exploring and tried to complete challenges to show the angle of light reflection. We had to apply our maths skills carefully!
We have been practising applying our dialogue writing skills to different contexts. We took two characters from our story ending and practised using correct speech punctuation. We also tried to make sure that the characters’ speech showed something about their personality.
In our new topic ‘Fragile Earth’, we have started exploring why earthquakes happen. To do this, we first explored the idea of tectonic plates!
One of the tricky things to do is learning to type! Just like writing with a pen and paper proper typing skills make work much quicker and easier as you don’t need to think about where the letters are.
So over the next few weeks we will be learning to touch type. It would be really good if you can practice at home as it will help you become even better.
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