Learning in Maths
In maths we have all begun the year with a focus on place value. It is vitally important that we have a solid understanding of place value to allow us to better understand lots of future mathematical concepts.
In year 6 we have been thinking and learning all about decimal numbers. We have practiced our skills in ordering them and have used our rounding skills to help us add and subtract decimal numbers mentally.
In year 5 we have also been thinking about whole numbers and decimals and ordering these carefully, thinking about each digits value. We have also been further consolidating our skills of multiplication and division through multiplying and dividing using 10, 100 and 1000.
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Your children can access this at home as well to further consolidate the mathematical skills that they have been learning at school!
Great mathematical learning across the whole of Milepost 3!
Learning in Literacy
In literacy this week year 6 have been completing their food recounts from their holidays. They have been thinking about their editing skills and developing an understanding of why skills in editing are so important. Their completed recounts sound delicious!
In year 5 the children have been learning all about recounts and questioning through completing their talk shows about their holidays. We are very impressed with the hard work and effort that the children have shown creating these, as well as the enjoyment that they have had!
In the coming weeks our literacy learning will be linking in to our learning journey unit. We are looking forward to sharing this with you!
We have begun our learning based around Mission to Mars with masses of enthusiasm and engagement. On Monday we held our Entry Point where the children entered cadet training at the Space Academy, and needed to prove that they were ready to become astronauts to embark on their up coming journey to Mars. This week we have also been learning lots of new KNOWLEDGE about all about the planets. We have been learning about the sizes of the different planets and using our mathematics skills to allow us to create scaled versions of the eight planets. We have also been researching how each planet moves and orbits the sun. Using our new knowledge we recreated the movement of our solar system outside. A massive week of fun and knowledge learning! We are always busy in Milepost 3!
The learning adventures of MP3!