Week commencing 14th September
This week has been a great week in Swansea Class. I am really proud of the children for how hard they have worked and for their excellent attitudes to their learning.
In Maths this week, we have been looking at place value. The children used Cheerios, spaghetti and plasticine to show the place value of large numbers up to 1,000,000. This was great fun and helped the children to secure their understanding of these larger numbers. We also continued to play some of the fluency games that we had learnt last week such as 'Multiplication Duel' where the children had to draw two cards, multiply them together and the person with the largest total took the cards. The winner is the person with the most cards at the end. Times tables are vitally important and so we are practising them at every spare opportunity!
In English this week, we have been looking at the book 'The Wolves in the Walls'. We have done some drama based around the book and also wrote Amazon style book reviews giving our verdicts! We will continue with this book next week, progressing onto writing our own sequels so I am excited to share those with you over the coming weeks.
In History we have been learning about the Maya civilisation. The children completely blew me away with their writing on this subject. They imagined they had gone back in time to 1519 and wrote all about what they had discovered! The historical knowledge they had gleaned from just two lessons was exceptional and I really enjoyed reading their work. They also had the opportunity to look at some of the writing and numbers of the time and then create their own versions. I am looking forward to continuing with this topic next week!