In the afternoon, we read our class book, Emil and the detectives and did PSHE. In PSHE, we learnt about different life cycles including humans and we learnt about the changes between birth and growing up.
English: Children continued working on writing their persuasive sentences using the subordinating conjunctions (because, when, if that). They were given the sentence starters and children had to finish them off. Have a go at completing them.
Maths: In maths, children continued their work of counting in fractions, focusing on counting in halves.
English: Children had a go at completing the sentences about why they should not do homework. Sentence stems were given and children had to use one of the subordinating conjunctions they have been learning (because, when, if, that) and complete the sentence.
I think that we should not do homework ____________________________
2. Why should we do homework _______________________________________
Have a go at finishing these two and making up some of your own!
Maths: Children learnt to count in fraction. The focus today was counting in halves. They were given number lines starting at different numbers and they had to continue counting in halves and completing it.
Click on the following link to learn more about it. After that, have a go at some of the questions underneath.
English: Children learnt about the format of a letter, how to start and how to end it. Then they all read the contents of the letter together and attempted sequencing the different parts of the letter together.
Maths: Children continued their work on finding 3/4 of a number.
English: We learnt about using question marks correctly. We focused on rhetorical questions which the children will be using in their persuasive writing.
They were given a topic where the children had to persuade the teacher that they deserve a longer play time. Children had to come up with their rhetorical questions. Have a go at writing some of your own!
Maths: In maths, children used cuisenaire rods to explore equivalent fractions.
We used the rods and established that 1/2 is equivalent to 2/4 and 4/8.
English: Some children were learning about subordinating conjunctions. The conjunctions we focused on were because, that, if and when. They had a go at completing these activities.
Maths: Children had a go at finding 3/4 of an amount. They tried the following questions.