This half term in English, we are exploring the fictional story 'Mark of the Cyclops'. We will discover what life was like in Ancient Greece, as well as improving our writing skills. We will do this by focusing on our expanded noun phrases with prepositional phrases, fronted adverbials and subordinating conjunctions.
We are now beginning to write an additional quest for our main characters, Thrax and Niko, to go on together. We have explored the features of a play script, and when completing our big write, we will need to follow these rules:
In maths, we have improved our knowledge on multiplication and division. We have used factors and multiples, and learnt how to multiply a 3 digit number by a 1 digit number, as well as dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000.
We are now going to start our new unit of fractions, where we will be adding and subtracting fractions, exploring mixed numbers and improper fractions, and improving our understanding of equivalent fractions.
After really enjoying our last topic on the Romans, we are now moving on to the Anglo-Saxons. We will discover how and why they came to Britain, what they were like, how they lived, the religion they followed, the changes they made to our country and how their legacy continues today.
In RE, we are currently working on the topic of Revelation. We have learnt all about the Presentation of Jesus at the temple, and have written diary entries pretending to be Simeon, exploring what emotions he would have felt and how that would have strengthened his relationship with God.
We have also looked at the Transfiguration story, and have recently explored different artistic interpretations, analysing each painting and explaining how that shows the Transfiguration through pictures, rather than words.
We have also been working really hard to improve our independent use of the Bible to make links to scripture in our writing, as well as using key terminology whilst answering our Big Questions.