Today, we were visited by TEACHREX. We learnt all about the dinosaur, T-Rex. We discovered that they had a brilliant sense of smell which help them find their prey. Can you remember what dinosaurs are? Another fact we learnt was that they had a very strong jaw with a bite force of 4000 kilograms (which is the same weight as a large African elephant sitting on your head). Wow!
After playtime, we had our own special workshop where we got to be involved in making our very own movie where we would be running from a T-Rex. We thought of abstract nouns to describe how we would be feeling, verbs to describe what we are doing and adverbs to describe how we would be moving.
We linked English to our workshop and creating sentences with expanded noun phrases and adverbs to upstage our writing.
This afternoon, we had our Sports Assembly! We took part in lots of different races trying to earn first, second, third or fourth place. We really enjoyed it and our parents got to come and watch!
Take a look.
This week, we have been using the short written method for multiplication! It is really important that we know our times tables to help us multiple and divide larger numbers.
We have been learning lots of times tables songs and playing games such as around the world to help us remember our times tables facts.
Can you tell me some times tables rules we have learnt or any songs we know?
You can practise your times tables at home by playing the games on MyMaths or having a go at hit the button on your computer, iPad or phone!
This term, our writing genre has been mystery stories! We have had a great time looking at different mystery stories, identifying the features, creating our own and reading about famous detectives.
Our class novel that we have been reading is called Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. Can you remember what it is about?
We have then linked our writing to our class novel including creating our own detective and sidekick. We used our story mountain to help us write our detective stories. Can you remember what the five stages of the our mountain were?
Take a look at a fabulous examples of our writing below.
This term, we have been looking at a new artist called Martin Cheek. Martin creates mosaics of birds. animals and many other things using a variety of materials.
Can you remember any materials he uses?
Our Art topic links to our History topic – Ancient Greeks – as the Greeks created mosaics using pebbles. We have been looking at Martin’s mosaics and interpreting them saying what they think are about and whether we like them or not.
Here are some examples. Do you like them? Why? Why not?
This term, our new topic is Ancient Greeks. This week we started by using the atlases to look at what modern Greece looks like identifying the capital cities, major cities and the surrounding seas. We then looked at the how Ancient Greece developed and grew as a country.
Can you remember who conquered lots of areas of Ancient Greece?
Can you tell me how Greece has changed over the centuries?