Weekly News 20.3.20
BELOW IS A RECAP OF THIS WEEK'S LEARNING AND SPELLINGS TO LEARN.
PLEASE SEE SEPARATE POST ON FRIDAY FOR LEARNING THAT CAN BE COMPLETED AT HOME NEXT WEEK.
In maths this week we have been learning to double and halve numbers. We began doing this by partitioning.
E.g. Double 164
164 = 100 and 60 and 4 < partition the number
200 + 120 + 8 = 328 < double each partitioned part and then recombine them by adding to get the final answer
Half of 876
876 = 800 and 70 and 6
400 + 35 + 3 = 438
We then moved on to know that doubling can be done by multiplying by 2 and halving can be done by dividing by 2. The children used the bus stop method to divide by 2 and the column multiplication method (short multiplication) that we had already learnt earlier in the term.
This week's English has been based around persuasion. We have read some more of Charlotte's Web and discovered that Mr Zuckerman is planning to kill Wilbur in the winter. We have then spent the week writing to persuade people not to kill Wilbur. The children have learnt to use emotive language and modal verbs (verbs such as ought to, should, must) to persuade and also learnt how to use superlatives such as cleverest, smartest, nicest, most famous, most amazing, most interesting pig. They have then found out how they can use special persuasive fronted adverbials to start their sentences in order to help their persuasion e.g. Firstly, Furthermore, Without a doubt, In addition to this, Also... We finished off the week by presenting two sides of an argument in one piece where the children tried to both persuade for and against Wilbur being killed.
We have continued to learn about forces this week. We have learnt about water and air resistance and the children have investigated how increasing the size of a parachute can slow down the falling object. They have thought about how streamlined objects are able to move through water more quickly because there will be less water resistance.
Spellings to Learn
Mr Mason's group - anchor, chorus, choir, ache, chaos, character, chemical, echo, mechanic, orchestra, stomach
Mrs Cousins' group - happiness, silliness, bossiness, chattiness, cheekiness, ugliness