This week has been yet another busy, busy week!
In maths this week we started the week by continuing with knowing our 2, 5 and 10 times tables facts - but started to explore the inverse and how we can use our multiplication facts to work out division facts. We finished the week with exploring symmetry, thinking about what symmetry actually means and finding the symmetry of a variety of 2D shapes.
In literacy this week we began by writing a diary entry about the Great Fire of London, as if we were there. We discussed things like our senses to help us describe to the reader what the Fire was actually like - we even used some sound effects from Youtube to imagine what it would be like. To end the week we wrote a retelling of all the events that took place during the Great Fire from the very beginning to the very end. We used our topic work on timelines and chronological order to support our writing.
In our topic lessons this week we have been putting the events of the Great Fire on a timeline, thinking about how they happened chronologically. We then moved onto making our cardboard into replica houses from 1666. The children were given a range of resources to use, including, paint, paper, glue, sellotape, card and scissors. The children had to use their problem solving skills to work out the best resources to use to make their cardboard boxes look like houses - and there was a HUGE amount of endeavour going on!
Please see our class gallery page for some pictures of the children's Great Fire art work.