In English this week, we continued to explore the book 'Flotsam' by David Wiesner. The book tells the story of a young boy, who enjoys collecting and examining flotsam - anything floating that has been washed ashore. After finding a mysterious black box on the shore, he is intrigued to learn more about it and where it has come from. The book has inspired us to create our own underwater fantasy settings and has also led to many discussions about plastic pollution in the oceans. We have spent time writing letters to Sir David Attenborough, asking him for help and guidance as to how we can help reduce this ongoing plastic problem. The letters have been sent and we hope to hear back from him soon! Next week, we we will be starting a new topic about South Africa and will be introduced to the book 'Journey to Jo'Burg' by Beverley Naidoo.
In Maths, we have been learning about negative numbers. We developed our understanding of how to read scales with varying intervals, and also spent time comparing and ordering a variety of positive and negative numbers. Towards the end of the week, we begun to explore decimals and used place value grids and Dienes to complete a variety of problem solving tasks. Next week, we will continue to look at decimals, focusing particularly on ordering and rounding decimals to 3 decimal places.
Over the last few weeks, in Art sessions, we have had a lot of fun creating underwater collages. Check out our work in the 'Week in Pictures' section!
Finally, thank you to everyone who donated a £1 to the Jeans for Genes Day charity. The children all looked great in their jeans and loved feeling like they were making a difference to children less fortunate than themselves.