This week in Maths we have continued working percentages and learned a method which Yassir called the Percentage virus which I loved! By initially finding 50%, 10% and 1%, we can make any percentage. The children used colour to distinguish between the VALUE and the PERCENTAGE and have made really good progress.
In English we have started on the novel Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen. The novel itself covers some serious issues and the children have shown real maturity in their conversations. We will be also reading the book and studying it in Guided Reading so that we can get to the novel and style of writing really well.
In Science, we completed an experiment testing the properties of different material. The children worked well in groups to test the thermal and electrical conductivity, their transparency and their magnetism. We also concluded last weeks' experiment which used evaporation to separate solids which had been dissolved in water.