Teacher – Miss Checkland
Teaching Assistant- Mrs Singh
In the second part of the spring term we all continued to love learning about Peru, not just because it is where Paddington Bear comes from! We have studied lots of different maps in Geography and even created our own sketch map of the area around our school. We then compared this to different aerial views of Peru and looked at similarities and differences between the two places. We learnt some new geographical vocabulary and worked hard to use these words in our comparisons.
We then met a boy from Peru called Ribaldo in a book called ‘This is how we do it’. We saw what his house and his journey to school was like. We then compared it with our homes and journeys. We found out lots of similarities and differences.
“They are similar because Ribaldo travels to school with his brothers and sisters and so do I,” Lukas.
“They are similar because there is a road in both pictures,” Stanley.
“We all walk past trees to get to school,” Afomiya.
“We have a pavement to walk on but he does not,” Savannah.
“We can all buy things at a shop,” Toby.
“Peru has mountains, hills and more vegetation,” Jayden.
“Peru is different because it has a hotter climate,” Dylan.
“The vehicles in Peru are different and it is more like Pakistan, “ Ayaan.
In our learning in maths we have been extremely busy often managing to fit in two lessons each day!
We have worked hard on:
- Measuring in cm/m using rulers and tape measures
- Measuring in g/kg using scales and reading scales
- Money and making different amounts using coins and notes
- Starting to solve problems and working out change using money and shopping challenges
- Fractions – recognising and naming different fractions of shapes
- Fractions – comparing fractions and putting them in order based on their size
Fractions – starting to find fractions of an amount or number of an object
In our learning in English lessons we have completed our story plans for Paddington’s next adventure – a day at St Clements. Everyone had really interesting ideas for what mischief he could get into and we can’t wait to share our stories.
In spelling we have focused on learning about suffixes (word endings)
– ment / ness / ful / ly.
enjoyment sadness madness careful cheerful playful
hopeful hopeless badly sadly madly gladly
Can you think of any more words that have these suffixes?
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