In art we have been creating an extraordinary setting of a rainforest around our classroom door. First, we had to design a leaf shape, then draw a pattern on to a piece of polystyrene. Afterwards we used the rollers to print the patterns on to the leaf. We have also made creatures for our display like an anteater and butterflies.
We have been reading ‘The Watertower’ by Gary Crew this term. We used it to learn how to write a suspense story. We used the techniques that the author has included in his book to add tension to our stories. For example, adding detail to setting and character descriptions and including a series of short sentences to build the suspense.
So far in Maths this year, we have revised place value and the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This week we have been multiplying two-digit numbers together, for example 24 x 56. We have also learned how to carry out long division with whole numbers and decimals. These have been very challenging but we have worked really hard.
This year in guided reading we have been reading a book called ‘The Matchbox Diary’ by Paul Fleischman. So far, we know that the story is about a great-grandfather and his great-granddaughter. The old man has saved his memories by collecting matchboxes, each filled with an object that reminds him of a point in his life. We are enjoying reading this book.
By Evelyn and James