We are very excited to have begun our new unit, Active Planet, this week!
In Year 4 we have started learning about exciting story writing this week. To begin this block of learning, we have read The Giant's Necklace which is an amazing story by Michael Morpurgo. We have read and analysed the story, created questions for the main character Cherry and tried to retell the story in the correct order as well as with the order changed. All of this work will lead on to next week when we begin writing a story of our own.
This week Year 3 have been learning about reading for information. We have been reading about volcanoes and earthquakes and have tried to use new strategies to help us find information to answer questions. We are now masters of skimming and scanning!
Year 3 have been revisiting their knowledge of addition this week. They remembered and practised different strategies for carrying out addition and then applied this to solving word problems. They will be moving on to solving word problems with subtraction next week.
In Year 4 we have had to be very logical this week as we have been practising using systematic strategies to solve problems. This was a new skill for us and has been really tricky, but we were resilient and are getting better at it!