Next Week’s Learning

Topic

The first week back after half term, we will be learning about the process of mummification. We will be looking at the purpose of canopic jar and the significance to the Egyptians belief in the afterlife.

Maths

After half term we will be working on number lines and identifying numbers up to 1000. We will look at intervals of 1, 10, 50 and 100. The children will also be using dienes to represent numbers and develop their understanding of counting up and down in 1’s, 10’s, 50’s and 100’s.

Homework

Topic

It would be fantastic if you could take your child to visit the British Museum and explore the Ancient Egyptian galleries.

Children need to produce a poster of what they have learnt this half term about ‘Pioneers who changed the world’. They need to focus on communication, irrigation, clothes, houses/homes and painting tools.

Maths

Mathletics is set up. Children must complete ten activities. They need to learn their target times table for a test on the first week back after half term.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Children need to complete a role on the wall of their favourite book character. It must include expanded noun phrases.

All homework is due in on Wednesday, 30th October. The expectation is that children reads every day.

This Week’s Learning

Topic

In Topic this week, we have had great fun working collaboratively in a group designing and making a shaduf. We used natural materials to do this, as they did not have plastic in Ancient Egyptian times. We first made a prototype, tested it and then made any necessary improvements.

Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning how to subtract a multiple of ten from three-digit number. We have also learnt how to add and subtract 1s, 10s and 100s within 1000. To support our learning we used dienes, number lines and partitioning.

Next Week’s Learning

TOPIC

In Topic next week our focus will be making a shaduf in DT. In our groups, we will work collaboratively to make a prototype of a shaduf. We will test it against a criteria and then make adjustments to our design based on our findings.

Maths

In Maths next week, we will be subtracting multiples of 10 that bridge 100 using dienes, blank 100 square, PPW and number lines. We will subtract a multiple of ten from a three digit number. (126-70=120-70+6=50+6=120-20-50+6=56. We will subtract multiples of 10 that bridge 100. (e.g. 120-50=?). We will use dienes, blank 100 square, PPW and number lines.  Then we will learn how to subtract a multiple of ten from a three digit number (126-70=120-70+6=50+6=120-20-50+6=56).  

This week’s learning

TOPIC

In Topic our focus is ‘Pioneers who changed the world’. We have been delivering this through the use of historical sources. It has been really exciting as we have been learning about irrigation in Ancient Egyptian times and then made a comparison to modern day. We looked at shadufs, which are devices used to move water from one area to another. Best of all we collaboratively designed our own!

MATHS

In Maths this week, we have added and subtracted multiples of ten with totals within one hundred. We counted forwards and backwards in tens and looked at patterns in the ten times table. Links were made between 2+3= 5 and 20+30=50. Using a number line and partitioning, we added multiples of 10  that bridge 100. Multiples of 10 were added to two-digit numbers where the total bridged 100, for example 87+ 30=

STEM sentences were used to explain our thinking.