Hello everyone! We have had another very busy half term in Ibn Zayd!
In literacy we read and re-wrote the story, ‘Hansel and Gretel. We imagined the scrumptious house and tasted ginger biscuits so that we could really taste what Hansel and Gretel would have tasted. When we re-wrote the story, we used, sequencing words, conjunctions, adjectives, subordination, speech and much more! After that we were lucky enough to be sent some dinosaur fossils and complete some research for an archaeologist! We completed research and a report about different dinosaurs.
In maths we have been learning about fractions and started learning about telling the time! We have used cake to divide into fractions, coloured in fractions of shapes, found fractions of number, added and subtracted like fractions and solved problems involving fractions. We have just learnt how to tell the time past the hour, show this on an analogue clock and write it digitally.
In topic we have continued our learning about Romans. We found out why they were so great for Britain and what they brought to our country and all about Hadrian ’s Wall. Did you know it is still there now?
In RE we have started looking at how light and dark makes us feel and what helps us feel better in the dark and light. We are going to go on to look at different festivals of light and why it is so important to different religions. Also we have learnt about the Christian version of the Easter story. We found that there are some similarities with the Islamic Easter story.
We have begun to investigate forces and motion. We have found that clay changes shape when we use push and pull forces as we created our own dinosaurs using these forces. We have also investigated how to move objects faster, slower and how to stop them from moving.