It’s been another busy week in our class this week. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to …
Maths: This week we have been applying our new found understanding of multiplication to worded problems. Once we had demonstrated that we could identify what the problem was asking us to do, Mrs Hilton-Loom made it more tricky – she gave us lots of problems and we had to answer the multiplication questions. This really made us think about what the questions were asking us to do.
English: We have really enjoyed reading the story “Arthur and the Golden Rope”. At first we were given small extracts from the text and we made predictions about it based on the extracts and the front cover. This also generated lots of questions about who the characters are and why particular words were chosen by the author. As we then read it, we have been able to analyse our understanding of the text and so answered many of our questions.
The best part of the week though was Friday when we worked as a whole year group and completed a multiplication trail. We had to select (with our partner) a colour of multiplication questions to solve. Once we had worked out the answer to the first question, it led us to find the answer in a different place. Once we had the answer this gave us a letter. When we had solved all eight calculations we had to decode the message and find the total for the questions we had been working out. It was lots of fun.
Our Star of the Week this week is Savannah for her attitude to our maths work. She has not found it particularly easy but has persevered and begun to explain her understanding to others which has really helped her to develop her confidence and understanding. Well done and keep up the “have a go” attitude, it will get you a long way.