What a wonderful half-term we have had!
We have had another great week, full of lots of learning and Easter activities.
In maths, we continued with our fraction work. We were finding half and a quarter of an amount. To find half, we have been drawing two groups and sharing the number equally. To find a quarter of a number, we have been drawing four groups. If a number is bigger than 20 (e.g. 42) we share the number by drawing our tens and ones. Show someone at home what you can do:
In English, we wrote our very own conquering the monster tales. We included expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, adverbs and similes. Can you tell someone at home what happened in your story? Later in the week we edited this. These were brilliant stories, well-done Owls!
In topic, we have been looking at Aboriginal 'Dreamtime'. Can you tell someone at home what that is? Aboriginals believe that the Dreamtime was way back, at the very beginning. The land and the people were created by the Spirits. They made rivers, streams, water holes land, hills, rocks, plants and animals. It is believed that the Spirits gave them their hunting tools and each tribe its land, their totems and their Dreaming. The Aboriginals believed that the entire world was made by their Ancestors way back in the very beginning of time, the Dreamtime. We looked at someone of the stories that have been told. We explored the story 'How birds got their colours'. We made our own birds and acted out the story. Can you tell someone at home what happened in the story?
Over the Easter break, I have set the children some half-term homework. We have sent this home with the children, but I also have it below for you to access. If your child completes some or all of the work, please bring these in the first week back after the holidays.
Have a wonderful Easter break!