Class 3 - UKS2
Our next class novel is The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell.
We have been busy using our prediction skills and wracking our brains to think of stories that we think might be similar. I wonder if we will be right?!
We have absolutely LOVED reading our latest novel, A Wrinkle in Time' by Madeleine L'Engle. Even though it was written over 50 years ago, we still found it relevant and exciting! It is the first book of a 5 book set. Some of us are ordering our own copies of the second book; we will keep you posted! Fingers crossed it's as good as the first one!
This week we have investigated the link between subtraction and division. We have now perfected our short and long division methods. Here are our examples. Which do you think looks the most efficient?
We have been calculating volume this week and realised that applying our knowledge of factors is really helpful when solving problems! We finished off our sequence of learning with an investigation; which gift bag has the greatest volume?
We have been intrigued by the two very different accounts of Jesus' birth in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Today, we explained the differences to Year 3 and 4. They have drawn pictures to illustrate the differences that we described. We also enjoyed listening to some Christmas carols and tried to decide whether Matthew or Luke would have approved of them!
Our non chroological reports have been edited and published! We are really proud of them and all the language features we have managed to include!
Huge thanks to Lola and Joy for a great idea when deciding on our translating shapes steps to success. I will definitely be passing on their top tip to future pupils!
We just can't get enough of numberlines! They are such a useful tool for sorting out all sorts of maths problems!
We are all getting very good at including the required language features in our writing. The fury seems to be a pretty gruesome creature if ever there was one! Maddie and Emma found some great adverbial starters that they thought would be useful in our non chronological reports - thankyou girls! We are all busy editing our paragraphs this week and maybe there will be some passive voice style sentences in our reports when we have finished! Good luck everyone!
NON CHRONOLOGICAL REPORT
For the next few weeks we will be collecting ideas for and planning a non chronological report about THE FURY: a character in our class novel. Watch this space..........!
CLASS NOVEL FOR THIS HALF TERM
We enjoyed the Fire Thief so much that we are now reading the sequel - The Flight of the Fire Thief.
We are enjoying meeting the new characters and seeing all the similarities and differences between this novel and the last one!
REVIEWING OUR CLASS NOVEL
We have all really enjoyed our novel that linked to our theme for this term. We were excited to find out that this is the first book of a trilogy. Mrs Ardern is going to buy the second one so that we can read it next half term!
Here are some of our thoughts about the book.
PUBLISHING OUR CHAPTERS
We have all written a story based on The Fire Thief. We carefully edited and then typed up our favourite chapter. Mrs Ardern has laminated them and put them up near the sink so that we all have something to read whilst washing our hands!!
We have really enjoyed writing our own stories based on the plot structure of The Fire Thief. Some of us even chose to continue writing outside at playtime!
We challenged ourselves to include a range of language features. Can you spot our favourite examples of short sentences for effect, parenthesis, new vocabulary and action blended with dialogue?
Watch this space for our edited, ready to publish chapters....
We found the counters very useful when getting our heads round tenths and hundredths. We are becoming decimal experts!
Our last few lessons have taken us from using a place value chart to using a decimal point model to multiplying and dividing by 10 100 and 1000 in our heads.
The Fire Thief is quite a complicated story. The story plot zips backwards and forwards in time. We have drawn story plans to show the plot structure so far.
We are all enjoying our class novel: The Fire Thief by Terry Deary. We have investigated the characters and written diary entries from their different points of view.
We are also very proud of our shared write! Look how well we have blended action and dialogue!
Look at these fabulous examples! Well done you lot! All this reading will really help our writing.
We have been investigating the Bible and looking at all the different genres within it. We also thought about what bible verses actually mean to us.
A big THANKYOU to Rector Mark who came into class this morning to talk about the Holy Bible. We learnt a lot and have promised to send him some of the work we produce at the end of the topic!
We have been all gone outside our comfort zone and performed poems in front of our peers. Well done us!
Back to Maths!
We have been busy getting to know our tenths and hundredths again. Didn't take us long to get back in the swing of it!
WE LOVE TO READ
Mrs Ardern sets us a reading challenge every term and we have taken part in the Fantastic Book Awards!
ARE YOU READY FOR THE AUTUMN TERM READING CHALLENGE?!
The library has had a make over. What do you think?
OUR Y6 LEAVERS
WE WILL MISS YOU!