We learnt about Cambodian pottery and how it is created and produced in Kampong Chhnang. We also thought about what pottery can tell us about Cambodia's history and even created our own traditional designs.
What's been happening in Year 5?
It has been a busy week in literacy. We have begun looking at non-chronological reports and identifying the various features of them.
We were set the challenge of finding out information about different animals with the view to creating our own non-chronological report.
We were only allowed to use books to support our research, using a search engine was not allowed!
This week in maths we have been trying to secure our knowledge of multiplication facts. Times tables practise is very important as it features in all areas of maths. Even when we try to solve tricky division problems, knowing our times tables can make this easier.
We have also been learning how to change percentages and fractions into decimals.
It is important to understand that fractions, percentages and decimals can all represent parts of a whole
What's been happening in Year 6?
Literacy this week has been very exciting as we have had the opportunity to begin looking at the life of David Walliams so that we can create a biography about him!
David Walliams is the author of a range of children's books. We are going to start reading 'Ratburger' next week and begin creating our own narrative stories.
David Walliams is extremely interesting - he is an author, comedian, actor, script writer and above all a huge advocate of children's charities. He recently swam 120 miles in just 7 days!
In maths this week we have continued to look at fractions thinking about mixed and improper fractions as well as finding equivalent fractions.
Fractions can be super confusing so we used the 'mars bar' concept to support us. This is basically thinking of all fractions as a mars bar.
The denominator tells us how many parts are in our mars bar altogether and the numerator tells us how many parts I will (maybe) share with you.