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Horse Chestnut 27th-31st March

After Easter Learning:

Maths- making a whole with tenths and hundredths
English – Play-scripts 
Big question – 

Maths:

We recapped hundredths as fractions and decimals at the start of this week, remembering how they can be the same value but in different forms. We then looked at dividing by 10 and 100 with 1 and 2-digit numbers. This is something we definitely used our stickability for and tried really hard. By the end of the week we were all able to do this division -with the help of our place value charts. We were able to see which direction the digits moved and how many times. 

English:

This week we completed our Non-Chronological reports on the Amazon Rainforest. The children did so well to remember all the features of a non-chronological report, as well as the facts about the rainforest from their research. 

Geography:

In Geography this week, we came to the end of our exploration of why deserts are so dry and jungles are so wet. We rounded off our learning by exploring Arica and the Atacama Desert. We learnt that Arica is the driest inhabited places in the world, where humans and animals have to venture to the ocean and make wells to get water. We learnt about how the Atacama Desert is in a ‘rain shadow’ which means it’s sheltered between two mountain ranges. We also looked at Alpacas and how they have adapted to live in the Atacama Desert.

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