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Week 5

In English this week, we continued our work based on the book 'Pig Heart Boy'. After reading Chapter 2, we used our skills of inference and deduction to create character profiles about Cameron, the main character in the story. In Chapter 3, we learnt that Cameron desperately needed a new heart and is offered the opportunity to take part in a radical and controversial experiment involving the transplant of a pig's heart. Using evidence in the book, we discussed reasons for and against Cameron taking part in this experiment. In preparation for writing a balanced argument next week, we spent time on Friday identifying the features of this text type.

 

In Maths, we developed our fluency of multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000. Throughout the week, we completed a variety of activities including missing number problems, matching activities and Tarsia puzzles. As well as solving calculations, it was important that we explained our reasoning and justified our answers. Next week, we are going to be applying our understanding of multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000 in the context of measure, and will then go on to look at efficient mental calculations for all four number operations. 

 

In our Art session this week, we studied various pieces of artwork, including a bronze sculpture, oil paintings and a photograph, and discussed the different techniques that the artists used to convey movement within their work. 

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