English: This week, we wrote our own character flaw stories independently. Within our writing, we were focussing on using inverted commas for speech and a range of adverbials (including fronted adverbials to begin our sentences, using a comma afterwards).
Maths: In maths, we've started our next chapter on multiplication and division. We began by looking at the link between the two operations and then practised using our knowledge of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables in order to help us to calculate simple multiplication calculations.
GPS: Mr Dyer's group have been learning about the /ʃən/ sound spelt -tion when the root word ends in -t or -te.
e.g. invention, hesitation, creation etc.
The /ʃən/ sound can also be spelt -ssion when the root word ends in -ss.
e.g. permission, confession, possession etc.
The /ʃən/ sound can also be spelt -sion if the root word ends in -d or -se.
e.g. extension, comprehension, expansion etc.
The /ʃən/ sound can also be spelt -cian when the root word ends in -c or -cs.
e.g. musician, electrician, mathematician etc.
Mr Jolly's group have been learning about the /l/ or /əl/ sound spelt -le which is the most common spelling at the end of words.
e.g. apple, table, middle etc.
This sound can also be spelt -el, -al and -il at the end of words.
e.g. travel, tinsel, metal, capital, pencil, fossil etc.
English: This week, we have been practising how to punctuate speech correctly using inverted commas. We then innovated 'The Great Kapok Tree', changing the characters, their flaws and the setting/situation that they find themselves in. We created story maps and planned in opportunities for us to include inverted commas to record speech within our stories.
Maths: In our maths lessons, we have been learning how to subtract two 3 digit numbers when you have to rename across the tens and the hundreds! We then started to look at worded problems involving addition and subtraction, using the bar model to help us to understand the question.
GPS: Mr Dyer's group have been learning how to add the suffix -ly to a range of root words.
When the root word ends in a consonant, you just add -ly.
e.g. confidently, carefully, beautifully etc.
When the root word ends in the letter y, you drop the y and add -ily.
e.g. happily, angrily, crazily etc.
When the root word ends in -le, you drop the e and add -y.
e.g. cuddly, gently, subtly etc.
When the root word ends in -ic, you add -ally.
e.g. frantically, magically, basically etc.
Mr Jolly's group have been learning about the /zh/ sound spelt with the letter s.
e.g. vision, pleasure, division etc.
They've also been learning how to add the suffix -ment to the end of root words.
e.g. amazement, achievement, movement etc.