This week in English, we continued exploring the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. We were set the task of planning a persuasive letter to our local MP, Oliver Dowden, outlining the positive changes that the Coronovirus, social distancing and lockdown has had on the environment, and the importance of keeping these changes in place. We started the week identifying the features of persuasive letters, and then turned our attention to planning our letters, ensuring that the content of our letter was useful, informative and of course, very persuasive! We are looking forward to writing our letters next week.
In Maths, we continued our work on Place Value. The main focus of this week was to order and compare numbers, including decimals, using number lines. We had to think carefully about the most suitable parameters for each number line. We were encouraged to use the squares in our books to improve the accuracy of our work. Next week, we are going to exploring negative numbers and rounding.
Our History topic for this half term is the Vikings. This week, we considered how history can present people as stereotypes. In our roles as Myth Busters, we realised that Vikings were not all dirty, angry, violent men, who always had blond plaited hair! We are intrigued to find out more!