We are reading the story 'Stone Age Boy' in English. We have been thinking carefully about the character's thoughts and feelings and have used inverted commas for dialogue.
The children have written diaries in role as characters from the story and have created story paths of their new, innovated text. We have changed the main character and the animal they meet in the dark, mysterious cave at the end of the story.
We have been continuing our learning about multiplication and division in Maths. The children have been exploring arrays, using their knowledge of the 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s times tables and learning how to solve problems using column methods.
In Art this half term we have been learning about printing. The children made observational drawings of different fossils and then designed their own printing blocks using polystyrene tiles. We used ink and rollers to create prints onto different paper, coloured paper and fabric.
This half term we have been learning about rocks and fossils. We have identified different types of rocks and used chocolate bars to help us. For example cereal bars helped us to see different layers in sedimentary rocks and Crunchie chocolate bars helped us to see trapped gas bubbles in igneous rocks.
We also carried out an experiment to try and answer this question - Which rock would be best suited to build steps outside?
The children worked in small groups to make predictions based on a choice of rocks including granite, marble, clay, asphalt and pumice. The children decided on how to keep the test fair and recorded their findings in a table.
Then with Miss Corry, the children looked at the process of fossilisation.