What a fantastic first week back after a well-deserved Christmas break! Well done, Owls!
In maths this week, we have started our new unit of work: Multiplication & Division. I have been blown away by the children's work this week! We have started our topic off by recognising and making equal groups. Can you tell someone at home what it means if groups are 'equal'? We have also been adding equal groups. Show someone at home what you know:
On Friday, we introduced the multiplication symbol. Show someone at home what that symbol looks like using your arms. We know that 'lots of' or 'groups of' can be replaced with the multiplication symbol. For example, 3 lots of 4 = 3 x 4. We were busy in our small groups match the pictorial representation to the repeated addition and then to the multiplication sentence... the children were brilliant at it! Have a go at the ones below...
In English, we have started our new unit of work and have been learning a 'warning tale'. The story we have been learning is called 'The Koala and the Crocodile'. Can you tell someone at home what the story is about? What was the Koala warned not to do? What was the problem? We have also been busy learning about coordinating conjunctions. Can you tell someone at home what a coordinating conjunction is? Have a go at the task below:
In Topic, we have started our Geography topic, 'Astonishing Australia'. Can you tell someone at home what 'astonishing' means? We are going to be focusing on the question: Are we demolishing Australia's natural beauty? Tell someone at home what you think this means. This week, we have started by learning about the United Kingdom. Can you remember the four countries that make up the UK? Can you remember their capital cities?
Well done for a brilliant first week back!