Term 2 2018-19
Our learning this term
We had a very exciting start this term when we arrived at school to find a wagasaurus egg that had been left in our shared area!
We found this so exciting that we decided to write a non-chronological report about the dinosaur species and a second about volcanoes, where the wagasaurus lives. This gave us lots of opportunities to learn non-fiction features such as headings, sub-headings and formal language. In the second half of the term, we then used our fantastic imaginations to write a journey story.
This term, we have been focusing on the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We have been learning brand new methods for all of these! For the last two weeks of term, we fully embraced the festive cheer and investigated shapes through Christmas decoration and imagery.
This term we have been looking at different information texts regarding volcanoes and earthquake, looking at the key features of these texts, retrieving information and looking at vocabulary – this helped us to gather information for our writing. We have also been detectives this term looking for clues on how to answer inference questions and began our novel study of The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman.
We have been practising our geography skills this term by looking at natural disasters, including volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, how they are formed and where they are located. We have learnt about the Ring of Fire – where most of the volcanoes are found – and even plotted some on a 4 figure grid reference map. Did you know, there are volcanoes on Mars and Venus?
We had a fantastic time creating our own dinosaur fossils this term and learning about how they are made in real life. Our visit from the Travelling Natural History Company was a great success and we had a fantastic time looking at the life size dinosaurs! We classified rocks by looking carefully and their different properties and looked at how they are formed. We also learnt about all of the things that make up soil by conducting an investigation to separate all the particles in soil; this included sieving and filtering.