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It has been a very busy term in Ibn Abbaas, we have worked very hard learning about all sorts of different things!
In Literacy we have been exploring information texts. We have looked closely at Indian foods, culture, transport, clothing, languages, famous people and famous places such as: Mumbai, The Red Fort and The Taj Mahal. We then wrote our own information texts all about India, making sure we included all the related features, such as: generalisers, sentence openers, subtitles, conjunctions, detail, description, relative clauses, comparative conjunctions and pictures. To celebrate our learning we ended our India unit by having a SUPER LEARNING day!
“Did you know the Taj Mahal actually changes colour!”
In Numeracy we have been looking at measurement, capacity and time. We have been identifying the duration of time. Ibn Abbaas have investigated different ways of partitioning, using part part whole to help us learn new strategies.
During our lessons, we have been using the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach in Maths Inspire. For example: using Diennes to represent numbers, drawing the hundreds, tens and ones on place value chart and then solving the sum by using methods such as, column addition/subtraction.
During our Science lessons we have been learning about pushes and pulls. We will be investigating how to make things go faster and slower. We will plan and undertake an investigation to find out which surface is the best to make a toy car go faster down a ramp.
People in stories – The focus of this unit is upon the founders of the Christian and Muslim traditions whom people know about mainly through the Bible and the Hadith and Sunnah stories of Muhammad’s sayings and actions. Pupils have an opportunity to begin from their experience of people who are special to them, considering the reasons and the relationships.
Our current Topic is really going to help us during our Literacy lessons soon because we are learning about the Romans. We have researched the clothes they wear, the houses they live in, the food they eat and the type of art they prefer. The Romans were compared to the Celts – please ask your children the similarities and differences.