In learning journey we have started our ‘big scientific-technology project’. The learners have been designing, and have started making, their electronic device. We have seen some fantastically imaginative ideas including a Japanese style lantern, a helicopter and many, many more. The learners have been investigating how to use their circuits and how to construct their idea. We have been really impressed with the attitude and cooperation that MP2 have shown. Keep up the hard work MP2. We hope you will be ready to present them for our Exit Point.
In literacy, Year 4 have practised writing direct speech. We recapped on what speech marks, commas and other punctuation looks like and then learnt how to apply these when using speech. This was a lot of fun as we practiced using comic strips to write a short scene including speech.
In maths this week we have been consolidating our skills from earlier in the year by continuing to practise our time skills! We have been practising reading analogue and digital clocks, and writing down the time in different forms. The key vocabulary we are trying to remember is "o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to".
Some of the problems we faced in our learning was forgetting the vocabulary, getting the hands mixed up on analogue clocks, not knowing when to use quarter to or quarter past and reading the hour before the minute when reading analogue clocks. Now we have identified these problems, we know how to improve next week!
OUR WEEKEND CHALLENGE: Every time we see a clock we are going to read it!
In literacy this week we have been developing our characters that we have created. The learners have been learning to act in role and really think about the personality traits of their character. We have been doing some ‘hot seating’ and the learners have been thinking about questions to ask. Through this we have looked at different types of questions and how we must ask open ended questions if we want to find out more about the character.
In maths we have been looking at division. This is probably the most challenging of the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and Year 3 have been amazing at tackling some very challenging problems. We have been working on dividing using a number line and some learners have even moved onto the chunking method. We have been really impressed with the resilience that Year 3 have displayed this week. Well done!