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Horse Chestnut 16th-20th January

Next week’s learning:

Maths – dividing a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number with and without remainders.
English – looking at writing instructions.
Big question – What is beauty?


This week in Maths, we have been looking at using the formal written method of column multiplication. We began by looking at place value counters in a grid. We would look at the amount of counters in one row, for the number. We would then look at the amount of rows to tell us what we are multiplying by. We furthered our understanding by looking at this in the written form without and then with exchanges. We did this with both 2 and 3-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. At the end of the week, we looked at dividing a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number without exchanges. We used counters in a grid to support our learning and furthered this by using the bus stop method. 


In English, we began our new text The Windmill Farmer. This is a lovely tale that focuses on a farm of wind turbines and how they are destroyed in a storm only to be rebuilt. We looked at describing the storm using our knowledge of adjectives. We applied this to creating a personification poem, using metaphors too, and comparing the storm to an animal. We then looked at emotive language and how they can improve a sentence. We used thesaurus to find synonyms for words such as ugly, expensive and damaging. We then did some independent writing using all of our synonyms and emotive language. 


In Science, we have been continuing to look at the digestive system but focused our learning on the teeth. We learnt about the different types of teeth we have such as the incisors, canines, molars, premolars and wisdom teeth. We then went onto look at the functions of each teeth.  We also looked at different animal skulls and their teeth. We compared them and gave reasons for why different animals need different teeth.