Horse Chestnut 12th-16th September 2022

Next week’s learning:

Maths – We are continuing our learning with place value
English – We are looking at our new text based on the Romans
Big question- What do you love most about you? 


In maths, we have been continuing to look at place value. We explored partitioning numbers up to 10,000 then used this to explore flexible partitioning. With this, we learnt the term commutative. We then looked at finding 10, 100 and 1000 of numbers. Here, we practiced our adding and subtracting skills.


In English, we looked at subordinating conjunctions and how they can join our sentence ps together, giving it more information of when or why something has happened. We then began creating ideas to write our very own Fables. We had sloths, leopards, slugs and alley cats! 


In PE this week, we continued to develop our rounders skills. We looked at techniques to throw a good underarm ball. The main roles we were looking at was the bowler and the umpire. We had to throw the ball aiming at the tummy. If it was too high, we had to shout high ball and low ball if it was below. 


In History, we explored how the Roman army helped make the Roman Empire so powerful. We learnt how Roman soldiers could be legionaries or auxiliaries. They also needed to be strong and tall! They also had rigorous training and the mentality to never give up. This made them really hard to beat! They also did a tortoise formation with their shields which gave them lots of protection whilst travelling to enemy camps.


In science, we looked at classifying animals. We looked at how vertebrates can be in 5 different groups; mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds. We put these into classification keys and grouped the animals with their characteristics.