This half-term our class text, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, lead us into a fictional Viking world where we focused on the experiences of the protagonist Hiccup on his journey to become a hero.
Assuming the role of Hiccup, we wrote a letter to our father, the chief of the tribe, encompassing a range of persuasive writing techniques including flattery, presumption and veiled threats, combined with formal conjunctions and rhetorical questions to try and change the course of history. We then delved into the real lives of Vikings to complete a non-chronological report about this period in history – a great precursor for our next history unit!
Our Maths’ focus has been on multiplication and division, including the times tables from 1 to 12, which has been perfect practise for our forthcoming Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). We’ve also progressed to multiplying three numbers, discovered how to find and use factor pairs, learned how to multiply using the written method and find the remainder when a number is divided!
Science lessons were much louder this half-term as we explored the subject of sound. Through experimentation, we identified how sounds are made, associating this with vibration. We also investigated patterns between pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it and the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations needed to produce it.
In our Music lessons, the sounds continued as we learned how to play the glockenspiel. Meanwhile, in Geography, we focused on rivers; from explaining what a river actually is and understanding the stages of a river, to locating the world’s longest river on a map, understanding how rivers are used and considering the human impact on rivers.
Attention turned to Judaism in our RE lessons. After recapping previous learning about this religion and extending our understanding of the Jewish Sabbath, Shabbat, we reflected on the meaning of a range of Jewish tales.
Finally, in D&T, we used our knowledge of electricity to design and make a special surprise for our Mums which will be revealed next half-term…