We had a great start to the week with a visit from Charlotte who works at Banham Zoo. She bought 5 of her friends with her: 2 Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches, 2 African Land Snails and a Bearded Dragon!
We learned a lot about how the animals are adapted to their environments, meaning they have special parts on their bodies to help them survive in their habitat. Did you know a Bearded Dragon has a hole all the way through his head where his ears are to help keep him cool in the desert? The children used some great vocabulary and seem to be really enjoying this topic! Check out more photos in the photos section of Homefield's website!
In English, we have been picking apart recounts and learning about how they are structured and what ingredients go into them like time conjunctions (first, next, then, when, finally etc) and other conjunctions (and, because, but and so); first person pronouns (I, we) but can also use the third person (he, she, they); and exclamation sentences. We also know that they need a title, introduction (who, what, where, when, why), main body (paragraphs in time order) and conclusion (last thought). The secret word is chronological. It has been a lot of information to take on but we are enjoying the challenge!
In Maths we have been thinking about related facts like if I know 7+3=10 that 70+30=100 and we could prove it using denes. We also were practising solving balancing calculations like this: 4+5=2+? If we know 4+5=9 then we need to know what we could add to 2 to make 9, so the missing number would be 7. We know that the = sign means balance and the same as.
I was very impressed by how well the children showed their respect at our Remembrance Service on Thursday too, you were a great credit to the school.
Don't forget to do your Spelling Attack homework for Monday and your Science homework for Friday- I look forward to seeing them all!
As ever, have a lovely weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Miss Everett, Mrs Simpkins and Mr Cuddles