We needed to read lots of information, use maps to add extra detail and compare all of this to tables and graphs as well. After all of this research, we worked with our teams to produce a brilliant presentation showing all of the information we had managed to discover and answering those key questions. We even looked into whether cacao would be able to grow successfully here in Cambodia. What do you think?
Learning in Maths
For the last two weeks in maths we have been concentrating on calculation here in Milepost 2. We have practised both addition and subtraction and are now much more confident with these.
We have really focussed on our mental maths skills, finding different strategies for solving calculations and trying to work out which one is the most successful for us. We have tried using number bonds, partitioning, counting up and even using number lines. Which method do you like?
As well as all of that work on addition and subtraction, we have been having a great time challenging ourselves to learn new times tables. Year 3 have just begun this so any support at home would be great! Year 4 should all know their times tables targets and it would be great if you could help the children practise these at home.
Learning in Literacy
We have continued working our imaginative writing this week in Year 3 as we built on our earlier work to begin writing our own version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We needed to think about what what was going to happen in the beginning, middle and end of the story as well as making sure that we used exciting story language. Why don't you ask to hear our stories.
In Year 4 this week we have been concentrating on editing our work and identifying how we can do this successfully. We went back and looked at some of our previous writing and thought about how we could improve it. On top of this, we have been practising some of our essential English language skills this week. We have revisited the past tense to make sure we could use it correctly and have also practised using the correct verb when we are talking in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd person.