Ibn Abbaas Spring 1

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We have had a great half term, busy learning about lots of different things!


This half term we have been learning about how to write non-chronological reports. In literacy we have been learning about Romans; food, clothing, inventions and their lifestyles. We started off learning about how they changed the face of Britain with innovative inventions. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the history of Britain and how they changed living and introduced lots to us!

Now we know how to write amazing non-chronological reports, including features such as:

  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Paragraphs
  • Facts
  • Present tense
  • Openers: Fascinatingly, An interesting fact, Intriguingly, Shockingly, Incredibly, Interestingly, Another interesting fact,
  • Conjunctions: and, but, so, because
  • Generalisers: most, some, many, all, the vast majority
  • Comparative conjunctions: while, whereas, however
  • Subordinating conjunctions: although, even though
  • Relative clauses: which

We also explored another topic all about Penguins. We learnt lots, such as the lifecycle of a Penguin, where they live, what they eat and how they survive. We came across lots of new vocabulary we then used when writing another non chronological report!

“We enjoyed learning new, intriguing facts about Penguins!”


We have almost become experts at certain units we have learnt about in maths and the methods used to solve calculation.

When problem solving the main method that has helped us a huge amount is RUCSAC, bar modelling and part, part whole.


In maths our main focus was exploring and explaining the reasons behind our answers and place value of 3 and 4 digit numbers. We have used Maths Inspire to practise sequencing, column addition, subtraction, inverse, money and shape. Using the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach helped us to gain a deeper understanding and logic when applying methods to solve calculations.


We have been flabbergasted in our topic lessons as we have learnt MORE facts about the Romans and how and why they invaded Britain. We became researchers and explored how the Romans have influenced Britain today through; language, religion and the building of the Hadrian Wall.


In our Science lessons we learnt about habitats and how different animals have adapted to their environments.

Did you know camels have long eyelashes to keep the sand from going into their eyes?

All the children in Ibn Abbaas have been collecting, reading and exploring texts that gave interesting facts about animals and their habitats. One of the things we also learnt was that, a habitat is a place where living things live and how they survive in that area. All animals have basic needs for air, water, food, shelter and space.


During our R.E unit we explored important figures with a focus 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.


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