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We have worked extremely hard learning about all sorts of different things!
In Literacy we have been enthralled, fascinated and captivated by our new topic about the ‘Dinosaurs’. We have been exploring, reading and highlighting facts about different types of dinosaurs, such as dinosaur sharks and reptiles that lived during the Jurassic Period.
Some of the dinosaurs we have learnt about are the; Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Ceratosaurus, Hadrosaurus, Triceratops, Diplodocus, Eoraptor, Oviraptor, Giganotosaurus, Iguanoodon, Maiasurus, Tyrannasaurus, Apatosaurus, Gallimimus, Euoplocephalus, Riojasaurus, Velociraptor, Corythosaurus, Parasaurolophus, and Hyseplosaurus.
After learning all about dinosaurs, we have written our very own non-chronological report about dinosaurs making sure we included all the features, such as;
- Complex sentences
- Relative clauses
- Adverb openers
- Factual information
- Technical vocabulary
- Comparative conjunctions
As part of World Book Day, children in Ibn Abbaas dressed up as their favourite character and enjoyed reading with children from Key Stage 2. We hot seated characters and re-enacted parts of the story.
We began the spring term looking at how to solve money word problems. It was important to use the RUCSAC method especially when it came to solving two step word problems.
During our lessons, we have been looking at fractions of shape, this is where we were able to cut up a cake into half, quarters and we even tried eighths too. We then began to look at fractions of numbers.
We have also learnt and practised telling the time, both analogue and digital. We can now tell the time to the nearest hour and in five minute intervals. Some of us even tested the teachers, as well as knowing when lunchtime is and how long till break time!
In the first half of the spring term we learned how to classify animals, using a very complicated food web! We now know what a producer, predator and prey is. We can even explain the difference between a herbivore, carnivore and omnivore.
We have now moved on to learn about different sorts of pushes and pulls.
We have just finished learning all about the Romans this half term. We learnt how they invaded Britain and how they influenced Britain too. We found out that the Romans like everything well organised and ordered.
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, the Hadith and Sunnah stories of Muhammad’s sayings and actions. We had an opportunity to understand their experience of people who are special to us, considering the reasons and the relationships.
As we draw closer to Easter we have learnt about the importance of Easter to Christians and how they believe that Jesus was crucified on the cross and rose again. We also looked at the similarities and difference between the Christian and the Muslim story.
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