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Horse Chestnut 6th – 10th November

Next week’s learning:

Maths – multiplication and division 
English – Writing brochures to save a sea-side community!
Science – Changing state

English:

This week, we have been continuing our story The Baker by the Sea. We looked at using descriptive devices such as alliteration and similes to make a village sound appealing. We then looked at how the village in our story is damaged by a great flood. We read a letter by the chair councillor asking the residents to have a meeting. We used the auxiliary verb have to show the present perfect. This was to show what the villagers had done to try and make it a better place. 

Maths:

We have been looking at the 3 times table before moving on to looking at the 6s. We looked at the similarities of them both. We noticed that the 6 times table is double the 3 times table. We then used arrays to create fact families, looking at the inverse and commutativity.

Science:

This week, we looked at solids and liquids in more detail. We explored solids such as flour, rice and sand. We learnt that these are called pouring solids. This means they have solid grains within, making them a solid, despite the fact they pour similar to a liquid. We also looked at thicker liquids such as honey that doesn’t flow as easy as water. We then looked at toothpaste and oobleck. These are a mixture of liquids and powdered solids, which makes it a colloid.

PE:

Our new topic is dance. We practiced a dance called The Spy. We had to think about spies and their sneakiness. We also practiced high and low movements. We used counting in steps of 4 to help us keep in time.