We have been historians uncovering how people in the Neolithic age lived.
We travelled back 5000 years to find out how Neolithic people lived. We found out all about a settlement up in Scotland called Skara Brae where Stone Age houses still remain today. We looked at out what archaeologists had unearthed there and what that tells us about the Stone Age way of life. We also found out how Stone Henge was built, however, we don't really know what it was for... Was it a spiritual place of worship with a stone altar? Was it a calendar helping to keep track of the seasons for farming because the sun rises perfectly in front of the entrance on Summer solstice? Was it a place of healing because the altar stone came from a healing spring in Wales and diseased bones were found there? Was it a burial place for someone special? Sadly, we'll never know but we can use what has been found there to help us with our theories.
In English, we have carried on writing our True Story of the Three Little Pigs. We also focused on using inverted commas to punctuate direct speech. We can think of them as the bread in a sandwich and what a person says and their punctuation is the filling!
In Maths, we have been looking at hundreds numbers in HTO grids, partitioning them and placing them on a number line. We have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s beyond 100 as well as in 20s and 100s too!
We have enjoyed reading Ottoline and the Yellow Cat as our class book and are now on the second book in the series Ottoline Goes to School. We're loving Chris Ridell's stories and detailed illustrations and the plans that Ottoline and Mr Munroe come up with. Please keep reading at home too!
We are doing weekly computing lessons with Mrs Corby and you will have got a letter this week about a login to a programme called Scratch. We are using this to create in school but please also enjoy it at home and see what you can do!
Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Everett, Mr Cole and Miss Everett