Term 4 2018-19
Our learning this term
It has been a fantastic term in English learning all about famous speeches in history – from the translated work of Shakespeare to Barrack Obama addressing children on the importance of education. We have written our own speeches persuading the Roman army to change their mind about invading Britain. We were then journalists and wrote our own Newspaper article on the Roman invasion.
This term, we began by learning to tell the time on analogue, 24-hour and 12-hour digital clocks. This is something we will continue to learn about later in the year and would appreciate it if you could practise with us at home every day. We looked at all different types of measurements and practised these practically. We learnt to compare and covert units of measurements and add and subtract them too!
We learnt a new method for addition and subtraction this term – we really love using the column method as it makes everything speedier!
Our main focus this term has been looking at how we can summarise information in the text – we did this by looking at picture books and trying to re-tell the story in five sentences. We liked these books so much that we even went on to write our own story.
We were researching the Romans this term, and thoroughly enjoyed looking at Roman history and life! We put into practise our art skills and made our own Roman shields – and enjoyed learning about Roman battle formations.
We discovered that the Romans had their own number system, Roman numerals, which we noticed are on lots of clocks too! Some of us even made clocks with Roman numerals on them for our homework project.
Science this term made us very hungry! We have researched what different foods we need to eat to be healthy and designed the perfect healthy meal. We were happy to find out that we were allowed some fat in our diet, and that we need to eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. One portion is the size of the palm of your hand, that’s a lot of strawberries! We then looked at how this healthy food makes a difference to how fit we are and how well our muscles move.