This week in Literacy we continued to read and analyse historical stories War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, War Game by Michael Forman and some selected scenes from the BBC radio play, Archie Dobson’s War.
Using these as a reference the children then wrote their own dialogue as a young man tells his family that he has signed up for the war.
In topic this week the children in groups have written their own role play based on World War I and will perform them next week to the rest of the class.
For homework this week the children have to complete a book review on a recent English book they have read.
Year 6 added several prices, then found change from £50, used column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract pairs of 5-digit numbers and to subtract 3-digit and 4-digit numbers from 5-digit numbers.
Year 5 found change of different items purchased from £50, used column subtraction (decomposition) to subtract pairs of 4-digit numbers and to subtract 3-digit numbers from 4-digit numbers.
Both Year 5 and Year 6 also enjoyed a problem solving activity completing magic stars.
For homework there are several column subtractions to complete.
Year 6 completed an experiment to find lung capacity in two different ways by using balloons, water bottles and straws.
For homework the children need to complete a fact file on the different types of blood vessels in our bodies.
Year 5 discovered how eclipses are created and how the Earth’s tilt on its axis creates seasons. They also presented their wonderful planet fact files from last week’s homework.
For homework this week the children need to complete a question sheet about solar eclipses.
Both Year 5 and Year 6 also have spelling lists for the week. These are more words associated with World War I.